Ms. Elif Donmez | Nursing and Health Professions | Best Researcher Award

University of Health Sciences | Turkey

Author Profile



Early Academic Pursuits

Ms. Elif Donmez began her academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Gulhane Military Medical Academy in 2007, followed by a Master's in Public Health Nursing from the same institution in 2011. She pursued her Ph.D. in Public Health Nursing at Istanbul University Florence Nightingale Nursing Faculty, completing it in 2017. Her doctoral thesis focused on the impact of nurse navigation programs on colorectal cancer screening behaviors.

Professional Endeavors

Ms. Donmez's career spans various roles that have enriched her expertise in oncology nursing and public health. She served as a Research Assistant at Gulhane Military Medical Academy and worked extensively in medical oncology and emergency nursing at institutions like Gayrettepe Florence Nightingale Hospital and Ardahan Military Hospital. She later transitioned into academia, holding teaching positions at Istanbul Science University and Bahcesehir University.

Contributions and Research Focus

Her research focuses on enhancing cancer care through innovative nursing interventions and exploring factors influencing patient outcomes. Ms. Donmez has authored numerous articles in prestigious international and national peer-reviewed journals, addressing topics such as nurse navigation, cancer screening behaviors, and quality of life in cancer patients. She has also contributed chapters to scholarly books on oncology nursing and health assessment.

Accolades and Recognition

Ms. Donmez's contributions have garnered recognition within the academic and healthcare communities. She has received several awards for her impactful research. Her work on nurse navigation and cancer screening has been widely cited, reflecting its influence on oncology nursing practices.

Impact and Influence

Ms. Donmez's research on nurse navigation programs has significantly influenced healthcare practices, particularly in promoting cancer screening behaviors and improving patient outcomes. Her studies on complementary and alternative medicine usage among cancer patients have contributed valuable insights into enhancing quality of life during cancer treatment.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Head of the Oncology Nursing Department at Health Sciences University, Ms. Donmez continues to lead groundbreaking research initiatives aimed at advancing oncology nursing practices. Her future contributions are poised to further bridge the gap between academic research and clinical application, ultimately enhancing the standard of cancer care delivery.


Notable Publications

Innovative Cancer Follow-Up with Telehealth: A New Method for Oncology Nurses 2024

Association between multimorbidity and postoperative mortality in patients undergoing major surgery: a prospective study in 29 countries across Europe 2024 (1)

Colorectal cancer screening: understanding the needs of the pre-screening group 2023 (1)


Early integration of palliative care among cancer patients: The perspective of oncology nurses in Turkey 2022 (2)





Elif Donmez | Nursing and Health Professions | Best Researcher Award

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