Assistant Professor, BsN, RN, MsN, PhD, Nursing
Dr. Silva is a PhD-nurse registered in Canada, the USA and Brazil and Assistant Professor at Brock University. Her area of clinical expertise includes critical and acute care, oncology and kidney transplantation. Amina’s research program is focused on investigating issues within clinical settings, particularly in deceased organ donation and end-of-life and survivorship care (cancer survivorship care, MAiD, WLSM), as well as developing practical interventions, such as simulation-based education, to improve healthcare practices. Dr. Silva’s research projects involve literature review approaches, quantitative and qualitative research and mixed-methods and multi-phase studies, all of which involve rigorous processes and participatory or knowledge translation frameworks. The outcomes from Amina’s work have resulted in over 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications and many recognition awards and grants (e.g., from the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning and the Canadian Alliance of Nurses Educators using Simulation).
Acute and Critical care
Deceased Organ Donation processes
End of Life and Survivorship Care (Cancer Survivorship Care, MAiD, WLSM)
Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO)
International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL)
Canadian Alliance of Nurses Educators Using Simulation (CAN-Sim)
International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS)
Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP)
The Transplantation Society (TTS)
Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO/ACIO)
Nursing Theory: Care of the Acutely Ill Client (NUSC 2P14 and 2P16)
Currently accepting MNSc students with an interest in developing expertise in the following areas of research: – Development and/or implementation of educational strategies aimed at nurses (particularly simulation) – Critical and Acute care – Deceased organ donation (NDD and DCD) – End of Life and Survivorship Care (Cancer Survivorship Care, MAiD, WLSM)
Voluntary opportunities for support in data collection and analysis of ongoing projects may be available considering the areas of interest aforementioned.