Farhana Madhani, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Farhana Madhani

905 688 5550 x 5466

Dr. Farhana Madhani is a registered nurse, academic, researcher, and volunteer. Prior to joining Brock University, she was an Assistant Professor at the Aga Khan University, School of Nursing and Midwifery (AKU-SoNaM) for more than a decade. Dr. Madhani teaches at the undergraduate level and continues to supervise (co-supervisor or supervisory committee) master’s students from AKU-SoNaM and Shifa Tameet-e-Millat, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan. Dr. Madhani has also volunteered to serve as a peer reviewer for various international scientific journals. Dr. Madhani has a Ph.D. in Nursing from McMaster University.

  • Clinical Facilitation and Evaluation
  • Women’s mental health outcomes
  • Gerontological Nursing and Dementia Care
  • Simulation and Decision-Making in Nursing Practice
  • Qualitative Methods
  • College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Canadian Nurses Association
  • Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario
  • Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International

Madhani, F. (May 2023). The effectiveness of simulation to improve nursing students’ clinical skills, judgment and culturally competent care: A Qualitative research approach. The CASN Biennial Canadian Nursing Education Conference. St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Madhani, F. (April 2023). Students’ perspective on caring for the mental health needs of older adults: Lesson learned from student’s reflection. The 22nd Biennial CGNA Conference. Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.

Madhani, F. I., Tompkins, C., Jack, S., & Byrne, C. (2023). Perceptions of Mental Health among Pakistani Women with Micro-Finance Loans: An Interpretive Descriptive Study. The Qualitative Report, 28(8), 2401-2420. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2023.6198

Madhani, F., Tompkins, C., Jack, S. M., & Byrne, C. (2022). Meeting Needs and Seeking Peace: Experiences of Micro-Finance Loan Recipient Women of Karachi, Pakistan. American Journal of Qualitative Research, 6(2), 220-241. https://doi.org/10.29333/ajqr/12290

Madhani, F., Tompkins, C., Jack, S. M., & Fisher, A. (2015). Participation in micro-finance programmes and women’s mental health in South Asia: A modified systematic review. The Journal of Development Studies, 51(9), 1255-1270. doi: 10.1080/00220388.2015.1036037

Madhani, F., Karmaliani, R., Patel, C., Bann, C. M., Mcclure, E. M, Pasha, O., & Goldenberg, R.L. (2015). Women’s perceptions and experiences of domestic violence an observational study from Hyderabad, Pakistan. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1(25), 76–100. doi: 10.1177/0886260515585533.

Madhani, F., Tompkins, C., Jack, S. M., & Fisher, A. (2014). An Integrative review of the methods used to research the prevalence of violence against women in Pakistan. Advances in Nursing 2014, 1-12. doi:10.1155/2014/801740

Khan, A., Karmaliani, R., Ali, T., Asad, N., & Madhani, F. (2014). Lifetime prevalence of emotional/psychological abuse among qualified female healthcare providers. Sociology Mind, 4, 174-182. doi:10.4236/sm.2014.42017 Asad, N.,

Karmaliani, R., McFarlane, J., Hirani, S., Madhani, F., & Shehzad, S. (2011). Applying community participatory methods to meet women’s mental health needs in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Psychology, 42(1). https://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_son/114 Hirani, S.S.,

Karmaliani, R., McFarlane, J., Asad, N., Madhani, F., & Shehzad, S. (2010). Testing a community derived intervention to promote women’s health: preliminary results of a 3- arm randomized controlled trial in Karachi, Pakistan. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 10(3). https://www.snrs.org/sites/default/files/SOJNR/2010/Vol10Num03Art06.pdf

Hirani, S.S., Karmaliani, R., McFarlane, J., Asad, N., Madhani, F., Shehzad, S., & Ali, N.A. (2010). Development of an economic skill building intervention to promote women’s safety and child development in Karachi, Pakistan. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 31, 82-88. doi.org/10.3109/01612840903254859

Karmaliani, R., McFarlane, J., Asad, N., Madhani, F., Hirani, S., Shehzad, S., & Zaidi, A. (2009). Applying community based participatory research methods to improve maternal and child health in Karachi, Pakistan. Nursing Outlook, 57(4), 204-209. doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2009.01.003

Karmaliani, R., Madhani, F., Bann, C. M., Mcclure, E. M, Moss, N., Pasha, O., & Goldenberg, R.L. (2008). Domestic violence prior and during pregnancy among Pakistani women. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica, 87 (11) 1194-1201. doi.org/10.1080/00016340802460263

  • Promoting Mental Health
  • Health Assessment
  • Professional & Therapeutic Communication
  • Care of the Acutely Ill Client
  • Nursing Research
  • Applied Nursing Research

If you are applying for a Master’s degree and seeking a supervisor, please submit your CV and a statement outlining your research intent to Dr. Madhani via email before the application deadline.
Graduate students interested in working as a research assistant should submit their CV to Dr. Madhani.

If you are interested in working as a research assistant or volunteering on a project exploring beliefs and attitudes, help-seeking practices and strategies to improve the mental health of Immigrant Muslim Women in Hamilton, please submit your CV to Dr. Madhani.