Dr Hila Dafny

Lecturer

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Hila Dafny is a lecturer in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. Hila is a Registered Nurse, Researcher and a Clinical Supervisor who teaches across a broad range of nursing subjects in the nursing program, including areas of clinical practice, clinical education and evidence-based practice. Hila is the topic coordinator for NURS1002 – Context of Nursing and Primary Health Care and have experience in teaching in several topics including Introduction to Nursing Praxis; Foundations of Nursing Practice; Acute and Chronic Care. Hila is an experienced researcher with expertise in Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Design. Hila has a PhD in Nursing from the University of Southern Queensland. Her doctoral research has contributed to the overall body of knowledge on workplace violence within the healthcare sector, as it examines nurses’ perceptions of physical and verbal violence perpetrated by patients and visitors, and the ensuing impact on the nurses, including their ability to care for patients. The research also investigated nurses’ perceptions of current workplace violence strategies and support services at a regional Queensland Hospital. Hila received Magna Cum Laude for a Bachelor of Nursing from Hebrew University, Jerusalem and also has a Masters in Public Health and Community Medicine from the same institution.

Qualifications

PhD of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences, The University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Thesis title: “The perceptions of nurses regarding violence, strategies and support in a regional Queensland Hospital”. Name of advisor: Professor Don Gorman and Associate Professor Gavin Beccaria.

Master of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude, School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hadassah Ein-Kerem Hospital, Israel.

Honours, awards and grants

Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hadassah Ein-Kerem Hospital, Israel.

Teaching interests

Introduction to Nursing Profession

Context of Nursing and Primary Health Care

Acute Care

Chronic Care

Transition to Professinoal Practice

Topic coordinator
NURS1002 Context of Nursing and Primary Health Care
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: Nursing Students (1), Nursing (1)
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Further information

Scientific Publications:

Dafny, HA, Beccaria, G. I do not even tell my partner: Nurses’ perceptions of verbal and physical violence against nurses working in a regional hospital. J Clin Nurs. 2020; 29: 3336– 3348. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15362

Dafny, H. A. (2016). The perceptions of nurses regarding violence, strategies and support in a regional Queensland Hospital, University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

Professional memberships:

Membership of the Phi Delta-at-Large Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).
Member of Graduate Women QLD INC.
Member of USQ Multicultural Staff Network.

Internationally Competitive Fellowship: Freda Bega 3 years Fellowship (2014-2016) FELLOWSHIPS FUND Inc. (Total of $84000, amount of $2800 each year) One person who chosen from all over the world to receive this Fellowships Fund Inc (FFI).