Dr Oya Gumuskaya

Dr Oya Gumuskaya

Lecturer

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Career Summary

Biography

Oya has many years of clinical and academic experience in the field of nursing.  She first obtained nursing registration in Turkey in 2003, and became a registered nurse in Australia in 2016.

 

Having gained experience in not only the operating room but also intensive care of cardiovascular surgery, Oya has attained a large scale of nursing skills, both technical and non-technical, throughout her career. The operating room provided an environment in which her passion for perioperative nursing could be nourished which drove her to do research and postgraduate studies.

 

Global success

 

Oya developed her career in two countries, contributing to various areas of nursing, including science, education, and integrity through participation in global collaborative research projects, an extensive involvement in global and local nursing organisations, and working in nursing education in Turkey and Australia.

 

She has been an inspiration for her students and colleagues for her dedication to her global career, even aiding some to pursue their own aspirations to branch out into international studies.

 

Working internationally has enabled Oya to enjoy many rich and fulfilling life experiences both in Turkey and Australia, varying from nursing and teaching to hospitality and even retail, working with a range of cultural backgrounds, military personal, expats, immigrants and asylum seekers, the culmination of which has made a profound contribution to her practice for equity and diversity.

 

Education

 

Oya’s career eventually distinguished in education when she was employed as a research assistant in 2007. She fulfilled numerous rolls in leading institutes in various positions, all while completing a Master’s degree and PhD in Surgical Nursing. Currently, she is working as a lecturer in nursing schools; a roll she has been engaged in since 2015.

 

Her teaching design represents a vertical engagement and a free learning environment where students feel as equally responsible as their teacher in their own learning. She strives to adopt new technology and modern methods in learning while integrating her students’ and mentees’ expectations into her course design in order to inspire her students to feel valued and appreciated, and therefore drive them to be more engaged.

She has taught in tertiary education in graduate, undergraduate and postgraduate studies predominantly in the subject areas of acute adult care involving critical care and perioperative nursing. Her dedication to the personal success of her students, not only academically but also emotionally and spiritually, is evident in the lasting relationships she fosters both in and out of the classroom.

 

Research

 

Although often involved in various research projects in diverse methodology, her focus remains in perioperative excellence and experimental designs. She has been continually conducting research since her bachelor years and has been publishing regularly. She has publications regarding bariatric surgery, operating room communication failure, she presented in perioperative conferences in Turkey, Europe and Australia regarding postoperative nausea-vomiting, pain underestimation, bariatric surgery, and more.

She is dedicated to her future research specifically on pain management, postoperative nausea and vomiting management, intraoperative team communication, and pre-operative preparation. She has collaborated in international studies including a number of health and education institutions.


Qualifications

  • PHD in Nursing, Istanbul University - Carrahpasa

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
  • Postanesthesia Nursing
  • nausea
  • pain
  • perioperative nursing
  • vomiting

Languages

  • Turkish (Mother)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Armenian (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care) 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
26/9/2016 - 29/2/2020 Lecturer

Teaching and Research in undergraduate and postgraduate

YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Nursing
Turkey
3/8/2015 - 2/9/2016 Lecturer

TEACHING AND RESEARCH

ISTANBUL AYDIN UNIVERSITY
Turkey
1/1/2008 - 5/10/2011 Research Assistant Istanbul University
Turkey

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
14/7/2003 - 28/12/2007 Perioperative Nurse GULHANE MILITARY MEDICAL ACADEMY HOSPITALS
Turkey

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
NHS204 SURGICAL NURSING
YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY
Lecturer 26/9/2016 - 29/2/2020
NHS310 EMERGENCY NURSING
YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY
Lecturer 26/9/2016 - 29/2/2020
NHS357 CRITICAL CARE NURSING
YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY
Lecturer 26/9/2016 - 29/2/2020
NUR508-524 SURGICAL NURSING MANAGEMENT-POSTGRADUATE
YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY
LECTURER 26/9/2016 - 29/2/2020
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Isik I, Gumuskaya O, Sen S, Ozkan HA, 'The Elephant in the Room: Nurses' Views of Communication Failure and Recommendations for Improvement in Perioperative Care', AORN JOURNAL, 111 E1-E15 (2020)
DOI 10.1002/aorn.12899
2018 Taze S, Gümüskaya O, Taskin M, 'The impact of obesity surgery on psychosocial health', Journal of Perioperative Nursing, 31 9-15 (2018)

© 2018, Australian College of Perioperative Nurses. All rights reserved. Background: As obesity affects different dimensions of health, psychosocial wellbeing of patients can be p... [more]

© 2018, Australian College of Perioperative Nurses. All rights reserved. Background: As obesity affects different dimensions of health, psychosocial wellbeing of patients can be predicted to significantly improve after bariatric surgery. Method: This qualitative study focused on determining the experience of patients who underwent bariatric surgery and the psychosocial impact of it on their daily lives and provides nurses with detailed information regarding patients¿ experience. While some of these outcomes were in line with the literature, they have also revealed new aspects and provided deeper understanding regarding individuals¿ experiences. Results: Five themes were identified: limitations in physical activity, social isolation due to negative body image, increased self-esteem, change in romantic relations and fear of weight regain. Conclusion: It is necessary for individuals to be supported for long-term postoperative complications, nutritional state and eating disorders. Nurses can support patients to set achievable goals and realistic expectations in order to obtain satisfactory patient results.

DOI 10.26550/2209-1092.1032

Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Gumuskaya O, Arslan Ozkan H, 'Methods of Preserving Reproductive Health in Gynecological Surgical Procedures (2019)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 4
Total funding $5,110

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20192 grants / $1,750

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY RESEARCH GRANT$990

Funding body: Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Duff, Jed; Bowen, Lynette; Gumuskaya, Oya

Scheme 2014 Strategic Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Conference Attendence Support$760

Funding body: YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY

Funding body YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY
Project Team

Isik, Isil; Gumuskaya Oya; Sen, Sevim; Arslan Ozkan, Hediye

Scheme Scientific Conference Support
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

20181 grants / $1,800

Conference / Visiting Scholar Support$1,800

Funding body: YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY

Funding body YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY
Project Team

Gumuskaya, Oya; Cavdar, Ikbal

Scheme Scientific Conference Support
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

20081 grants / $1,560

Scientific Research Fund-Istanbul University$1,560

Funding body: Istanbul University

Funding body Istanbul University
Project Team

Gumuskaya, Oya; Aksoy, Guler

Scheme SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH SUPPORT
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N
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Research Opportunities

Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting with Preoperative Oral Carbohydrates

RCT

PHD

School of Nursing and Midwifery

18/1/2021 - 19/7/2021

Contact

Doctor Oya Gumuskaya
University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
oya.gumuskaya@newcastle.edu.au

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Dr Oya Gumuskaya

Position

Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email oya.gumuskaya@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 498-54092
Mobile 0408999592
Links Google+
Personal webpage

Office

Room BE315
Building Business Executive
Location Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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