Nikolaos Efstathiou qualified with a degree in Nursing from the Technological Educational Institute of Athens in 1992. After completing 18 months of compulsory military service in a nursing capacity, he was awarded a grant from the Institution of Greek State Scholarships (I.K.Y) to study for an MSc in UK. In 1996, he started working as a critical care nurse in a busy Intensive Care Unit in Athens. While working he continued studying part time for his PhD, which was completed in 2004.
The last seven years he is working as a nursing lecturer in Higher Educational Institutions in UK. Main areas of teaching include critical care nursing, anatomy and physiology, End of Life care and research methods. Being interested in improving the student’s experience in the classroom, he has developed skills in simulated inter-professional teaching and learning and the use of Audience Response System.
End of Life care is one of his interests since he completed his PhD which explored healthcare providers and users’ perceptions of oncology care provision. At the moment, he is investigating critical care nurses’ experiences of providing End of Life care and is interested in evaluating the relatives’ experience of having a patient dying in critical care.
End of Life
End of Life care in critical care
Since 2009, he has initiated a project within a local Trust to investigate the provision of End of Life care in critical care. Initially, critical care nurses’ views have been sought and it is planned to expand in evaluating the relatives’ experience of having a patient dying in critical care.
Efstathiou, N., Bailey, C. (in press) Promoting active learning using Audience Response System in large bioscience classes. Nurse Education Today,
Efstathiou, N., Clifford, C. (in press) The critical care nurse’s role in End-of-Life care: issues and challenges. Nursing in Critical Care
Efstathiou, N., Coll, AM., Ameen, J., Daly, W. (2011) Do Greek healthcare users and healthcare providers share cancer care priorities? Analysing the results from two Delphi studies. European Journal of Cancer Care, 20 (2): 179-186
Efstathiou, N., Ameen, J., Coll, A.M. (2008) A Delphi study to identify healthcare users’ priorities for cancer care in Greece. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 12 (4): 362-371
Efstathiou, N., Ameen, J., Coll, A.M. (2007) Healthcare providers’ priorities for cancer care: A Delphi study in Greece. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 11 (2): 141-150
Moukas, M., Mandragos, K., Takis, F., Palli, E., Georgakopoulou, V., Efstathiou, N., Vassiliou, M. (2001) Determination of gastrointestinal hormone levels in ICU patients receiving enteral and total parenteral nutrition. Clinical Nutrition, 20 (Supp 3): S34.