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Spotlight with Joel Rey Acob

posted Jun 12, 2019, 5:29 PM by BND Admin   [ updated Jun 19, 2019, 6:00 PM ]
Joel Rey Acob obtained his doctorate in nursing at St Paul University Philippines in Tuguegarao. His passion for teaching prepared him to academic works since 2011 after more than a year of hospital experience. 

His heart for people-focused development paved the way to engage in research works such as elderly care, nurse managers’Beta Nu Delta Joel Rey Acob role, and even disaster nursing, to name a few. Currently, he is into a capacity program designed to assist and motivates professionals, institutions, and agencies to involve in problem-solving activities through research works. 

This community extension program is a university-funded project until 2023. Furthermore, his CUEN Theory published in the Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN) has motivated him to dream bigger and do more in the name of nursing care.
On Professional Engagement

Firstly, I would like to thank those who become instrumental in the formation of my doctoral years. The project I engaged in deals with elderly care. Modesty aside, I developed the first validated instrument to determine elderly abuse cases in the country. It is with the hope that this validated instrument will be able to increase awareness on this phenomenon and to help this vulnerable population since abuse and its type are hardly recognized and documented. 

Future Plans

As to my plans, I will utilize this tool for the more extensive nursing care mission. Through this tool is the continued effort to conduct more researches, engage to more scholarly works to address the pressing needs of the time. It is through caring as my unending expression of nursing, which I earnestly believe was my calling. Hopefully, when the years to come, I will be able to come up with a book on a culturally sensitive and tailored-fit nursing approach for Filipino elderly care. 

With regards to my collaboration with Indonesian nurses, we are now starting to conceptualize partnerships, especially on the field of research and publication. I, for one, is invited almost yearly to visit Indonesia to share lectures on paper (for free). I motivate them to engage in research. I know I would aid them to be more globally competitive both in academia and in the clinical setting. As my way of expressing the ASEAN integration to instruction and research, I was able to forge scholarly works through presenting and publishing my papers to their country.

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