Dr Afshin Shorofi

Academic Status

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt West
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Qualifications

PhD (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia)

Honours, awards and grants

Top-Ranking Candidate in Doctoral Exam (2002), Iran's Ministry of Health & Medical Education.
Received Gold Coin for the Distinguished Researcher in Mazandaran Province (2002), Sari, Iran.
Won Prize for the Distinguished Researcher in Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (2002), Sari, Iran.
Won Prize for the Distinguished Researcher in Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (2001), Sari, Iran.
Won Prize for the Distinguished Researcher in Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (1999), Sari, Iran.
Won Prize for the Distinguished Lecturer in Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (1997), Sari, Iran.

Research grants

"Knowledge, attitude and use of CAM therapies in hypertensive patients referred to cardiac clinics".

"The effects of lavender aromatherapy on fatigue, anxiety and depression in hemodialysis patients".

"Burnout in nurses working in ICU and patients' satisfaction with their nursing care".

"The effects of pleasing olfactory images on the incidence and severity of atelectasis in cariadiac surgery patients".

"Stressful factors responsible for pre- and post-operative anxiety in patients with open heart surgery".

"The effects of sesame oil in the prevention of amiodarone-induced phlebitis".

"The psychological needs of families of critically ill patients hospitalised in ICU: nurses' and family members' perspectives".

"The exploration of the use of over-the-counter medications among Australian elderly adults: decision making process, contribution factors, and patterns of use".

"The exploration of nurses' and surgical patients' knowledge, perspectives, understandings and use of complementary and alternative medicine".

"The effects of music therapy and guided imagery on postoperative pain".

"How do nursing students spend their leisure time?".




Teaching interests

Gerontology; complementary and alternative medicine; holistic care; medical-surgical nursing; pain management; palliative care;
Research; Teaching in undergraduate programs.

Interests
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Nursing

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