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Frank Kiwanuka

Visiting Researcher

Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Health Sciences

I am Frank Kiwanuka, an early-career researcher at the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Department of Nursing Science. I hold a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree and a Master of Critical Care Nursing. Between 2015 – 2018, I performed generalist nursing roles and subsequently roles of a clinical nurse specialist in adult intensive care in 2019. In my spare time, I serve as the chair of the sub-Committee for family nursing education resources; a sub-committee of the Education Committee of the International Family Nursing Association.

I am dedicated to research in family healthcare focusing on family nursing in intensive care units and the continuum. Currently, my doctoral study aims to unveil family support from the perspective of family members and nurses. And, a sub-study evaluating a nurse-led intervention that utilizes family strengths in family support.

Although I am a bit of a loner and happy in my own company: I am a polymath with interests in many hobbies – football, music, reading and learning new cultures and languages.