Simon MalfaitSenior staff member, Strategic unit, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
Dr. Simon Malfait (January 4th 1986) obtained a bachelor in psychiatric nursing in 2007. After graduating, Simon started as a nurse on a unit for emergency and acute psychiatric care in the psychiatric hospital of Ghent-Sleidinge. During his employment, he finished his master in Nursing and Midwifery at the Ghent University in 2009. In 2010, he became nursing manager at the same psychiatric hospital and obtained his second master in Healthcare Management at the Ghent University in 2013. In 2014, Simon began working in the Ghent University Hospital as a junior researcher and staff member of the strategic unit. At that time, he also started working on his dissertation. He obtained the doctoral degree in 2018 with his dissertation on patient participation on nursing wards and the bedside handover. He’s currently employed as a senior staff member of the strategic unit of the Ghent University Hospital.
Simon’s research remains focused on the introduction of patient and family participation methods, like the bedside handover, in clinical nursing practice and health care organizations. Also, Simon investigates how nursing care is organized and how this affects outcomes in clinical nursing practice, like patient participation, efficiency, and evidence-based practice.
Simon is a member of the scientific committee of the Flemish Union Against Cancer, member of the editorial board of the Dutch-Flemish journal of nursing and serves as a peer-reviewer for several international journals.Speaker for following sessions
Patient participation on nursing wards and the bedside handover