Sabina Licen

Sabina Licen
University of Primorska | UP · Faculty of Health Sciences (FVZ)

Associate Professor; PhD, MSN, RN

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Additional affiliations
February 2020 - May 2020
University of Rijeka
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
November 2007 - present
University of Primorska
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
November 2011 - June 2016
University of Primorska
Field of study
  • Educational Sciences
October 2008 - June 2010
University of Primorska
Field of study
  • Nursing
October 2004 - September 2007
University of Primorska
Field of study
  • Nursing

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Publications (73)
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Introduction: With the rapid spread of a new type of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the resulting high number of hospitalisations, public life worldwide was brought to a standstill. During the pandemic, restrictions on movement made the usual practice of visiting health facilities and receiving direct health care difficult. The aim of this study was...
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Background Safe pharmaceutical care requires competent nurses with specific knowledge, skills and attitudes. It is unclear whether nursing students are adequately prepared to perform pharmaceutical care in practice. Mapping their pharmaceutical care competences can lead to a better understanding of the extent to which curricula fit expectations of...
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Introduction: Nurses often face linguistic and cultural challenges when dealing with Albanian-speaking patients. The aim of the study was to investigate nurses' experiences with Albanian-speaking patients, to identify potential challenges and propose solutions. Methods: A qualitative research method was used. A purposeful quota sample of 12 nurses...
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The European Union has seen a marked rise in immigration over the last decade. The study aims to describe the nature of health problems for which immigrant women most often seek medical help and explore their health system/healthcare professional experiences and their perception of the level of integration of culture in the care delivered. A mixed...
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Raziskovalno vprašanje (RV): Medkulturna komunikacija je zelo pomembna pri obravnavi pacientov različnih kultur, se pa prav pri tej pogosto pojavljajo nesporazumi. V skladu s temo in namenom raziskave smo si zastavili naslednja tri raziskovalna vprašanja: v kolikšni meri so medicinske sestre razumevajoče pri obravnavi tujegovorečih pacientov? Kolik...
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Uvod: Na kliničnem usposabljanju ima podpora kliničnih mentorjev ključno vlogo pri zadovoljstvu študentov. Namen raziskave je bil raziskati zadovoljstvo študentov zdravstvene nege s kliničnim usposabljanjem in oceniti stopnjo podpore, ki so je bili deležni.Metode: Uporabljena je bila kvantitativna neeksperimentalna metoda empiričnega raziskovanja....
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Uvod: Predsodki in diskriminacija spolnih manjšin ostajata kljub družbenim spremembam vsesplošno razširjena težava. Istospolno usmerjeni posamezniki in usmerjene posameznice so izpostavljeni in izpostavljene velikemu negativizmu in nasilju, kar škodljivo vpliva na psihološko, fizično in socialno zdravje ter dobro počutje posameznika in skupnosti. N...
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Introduction . Liver transplantation offers curative treatment to patients with acute liver failure and chronic end-stage liver disease. The impact of nutritional status on postoperative outcomes after liver transplantation remains poorly understood. The present study investigated the predictive value of skeletal muscle index (SMI) and myosteatosis...
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Introduction. Diabetes is one of the most common chronic non-communicable diseases. In Serbia 13.2% of the population has diabetes mellitus, and 95% of that number has type 2 diabetes. Previous research on risk factors for type 2 diabetes indicates the possibility of preventing this disease by correcting lifestyle. Objective: To identify risk facto...
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Aim: Mapping the extent of the research activity in the field of financial competencies and nursing, identifying main patterns, advances, gaps, and evidence produced to date. Background: Financial competencies are important indicators of professionalism and may influence the quality of care in nursing; moreover, these competencies are the basis...
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The Covid-19 pandemic poses a new challenge in the adoption of ICT in education. The need for educational institutions to develop standards and implement quality assurance in digital education has suddenly gained new significance. The aim of this study is to evaluate the learning experiences of nurse educators in Slovenia acquired during a nine-wee...
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COVID-19 had an impact on everyday life, especially during the lockdown. This also impacted higher education, leading to a sudden and complete shift to online e-learning. The purpose of this study was to develop, validate, and test a measurement tool suitable for evaluating students’ e-learning experience among health and allied health professions...
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Uvod: Merjenje kulturnih kompetenc je temeljni korak pri oceni strategij učenja kulturnih kompetenc ter doseganju kulturne kompetentnosti med medicinskimi sestrami in študenti zdravstvene nege. Namen sistematičnega regleda literature je bil proučiti vsebino in lastnosti vprašalnikov ter izbrati najprimernejše vprašalnike za ocenjevanje kulturnih ko...
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The chapter explores the definitions of globalisation, global health, and challenges associated with securing health in today's world. It describes the concept of global nursing and the migration of people and the impact it has on their health. https://kurumsal.ankaranobel.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/TRANSCULTURAL-NURSING-book.pdf
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Culturally sensitive care is an important component of professional and patient-centred care. Therefore, efforts must be made to improve nurses’ cultural competences, as this is the only way they can provide quality care to patients. In this process, they need to reflect on how their relationships are influenced by their own culture as well as the...
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Introduction: Reflection is a lifelong learning process that represents thinking about one's own experiences. It gives professionals the opportunity to examine their actions in practice and by changing them create conditions for personal and continuous professional development. Many studies report that nurses guided by reflective competencies and r...
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Introduction: The Autonomous Province of Vojvodina is a northern province within the Republic of Serbia. According to the 2011 census report, there were 1,931,809 inhabitants. Ethnically, Vojvodina is the most diverse region in Europe, where, according to the authors, more than 25 nations live. Considering the multicultural environment of Vojvodina...
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Introduction:Spiritual care is an important component of holistic care in nursing. However, health care workers are not unanimous in who is responsible for the spiritual care of patients. It is likely that nurses are best suited to provide spiritual care because of the nature of their work, which requires constant contact with patients. Yet, meetin...
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Background A better appreciation of the course and factors that influence incidental gallbladder cancer (iGBC) is needed to develop treatment strategies aimed to improve outcomes. The purpose of the study was to determine the influence of residual disease in the liver and lymph nodes on overall survival in re-resected patients with iGBC. Patients...
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Optimal health outcomes in pregnant women are related to their level of health literacy, which is now recognised as an important social determinant of health. Therefore, the aim of this integrative literature review was to investigate what contemporary approaches (interventions) to health education are being developed to increase health literacy am...
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Uvod: Vključevanje v znanstveno-raziskovalne dejavnosti v zdravstveni negi predstavlja pomemben prispevek k razvoju stroke. Namen raziskave je bil ugotoviti stališča in odnos anketirancev do raziskovanja v kliničnem okolju.Metode: Uporabljena je bila kvantitativna, opisna in eksplorativna neeksperimentalna metoda empiričnega raziskovanja. Anketiran...
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Professional competence is a fundamental concept in nursing that is directly related to quality improvement in patient care and safety. This study was conducted to assess the professional competence of nurses. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in April 2020, with data collected through an online survey. The purposive sample consiste...
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Background: The competency-based approach to the assessment of nursing practice has been adopted as a key policy in the developed world. The continual self-assessment of competence gives nurses the opportunity to reflect on their competencies and has a significant impact on the quality of nursing practice and patient safety. The study was designed...
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Aim This study aimed to synthesize the findings of studies evaluating educational programs providing curricular transcultural nursing education. Backgrounds Nursing care education about cultural diversity and experience with taking care of patients from different cultures and special populations are significant factors that could likely influence...
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Clear role descriptions promote the quality of interprofessional collaboration. Currently, it is unclear to what extent healthcare professionals consider pharmaceutical care (PC) activities to be nurses’ responsibility in order to obtain best care quality. This study aimed to create and evaluate a framework describing potential nursing tasks in PC...
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Introduction: Interprofessional collaboration of nurses in pharmaceutical care is important in ensuring quality patient care. However, including nurses in pharmaceutical care opens up several issues related to their education and consequently, also their competencies to ensure effective pharmaceutical care. The aim of the study was to establish the...
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The core competencies in disaster nursing, nurses' roles in disaster management and the potential barriers are assessed with a view to developing disaster nursing in Slovenia. Despite training and experience, many indicators show nurses are deficient in skills involving emergency and disaster-preparedness competencies. Nurses report little familiar...
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Objectives To understand healthcare professionals’ experiences and perceptions of nurses’ potential or ideal roles in pharmaceutical care (PC). Design Qualitative study conducted through semi-structured in-depth interviews. Setting Between December 2018 and October 2019, interviews were conducted with healthcare professionals of 14 European count...
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Objectives This article presents an integrative review of the literature with the aim of identifying instruments already in existence for measuring neonatal infant pain with a view to exploring possibilities of applying them in clinical practice in Croatia. Design An integrative review. Data sources The databases searched included MEDLINE, Cinahl...
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The COVID-19 pandemic fast-tracked digital education implementation plans for many higher educational institutions and academic staff around the world. In Europe, academics (n=43) from 5 countries, participated in a training programme designed to teach them how to effectively design, deliver and evaluate online study-units. This paper presents a mi...
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Background: Measurements of nursing students’ cultural awareness are needed to evaluate education that intends to improve nurses’ cultural competency skills. The purpose of this study was to assess the level of cultural awareness held by undergraduate nursing students. Method: A nonexperimental, cross-sectional design was applied to a purposive sam...
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Cilj: Cilj je rada istražiti trenutnu perspektivu medicinskih sestara o njihovoj ulozi u međuprofesionalnom sudjelovanju pri farmaceutskoj skrbi pacijenta i usporediti mišljenja medicinskih sestara iz Slovenije i Hrvatske te kvalitativno prikazati razlike i sličnosti o njihovim ulogama. Metode: Korištena je kvalitativna metoda istraživanja te je u...
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Introduction: Student mobility programmes have become a valuable instrument in student education as they enable the acquisition of essential knowledge, skills and attitudes, and equip the individual more effectively to work in the globalised world. The aim of the study was to examine the impact of international exchange programmes on the personal a...
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The aim of our study was to evaluate the learning experiences of undergraduate nursing students enrolled in an Advanced Life Support (ALS) simulation course, by using a patient simulator. Seventy-three undergraduate nursing students from the third year evaluated a simulation-based ALS course, using statements scored on a five-point Likert scale and...
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Introduction: In order to deal with the changed roles successfully, confidently and effectively, and to be able to ensure appropriate assistance to those affected during the state of emergency, nurses should be properly trained and prepared. The purpose of the study was to translate, adapt, and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Disaster N...
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Introduction: Nursing job satisfaction is a multidimensional affective concept which represents an interaction of the employee’s personal expectations, values, cultural and other environmental characteristics. Low job satisfaction has been identified as a significant factor which contributes to decreased quality of care and patient safety and is re...
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Il volume raccoglie le esperienze di ricercatori ed esperti che hanno partecipato al progetto europeo Interreg Italia-Slovenia “INTEGRA - Rete transfrontaliera per le donne migranti: integrazione sociale, salute sessuale e riproduttiva”. Il lavoro ha esplorato un tema poco osservato negli studi del fenomeno migratorio, la tutela della salute sessua...
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A healthy lifestyle is a way of life that reduces the risk of getting seriously ill or dying early. Not all diseases can be prevented, but many deaths can be avoided, especially those from coronary heart disease and lung cancer. With many hours of clinical practice and other commitments, student nurses often fail to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Th...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the owners' perception of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of dogs after treatment with electrochemotherapy (ECT) alone or combined with interleukin-12 gene electrotransfer (IL-12 GET) and/or surgery. The owners of 44 dogs with histologically different tumours were offered the »Cancer Treatment Form« at l...
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The aim of our study was to evaluate the learning experiences of undergraduate nursing students enrolled in an Advanced Life Support (ALS) simulation course, by using a patient simulator. Seventy-three undergraduate nursing students from the third year evaluated a simulation-based ALS course, using statements scored on a five-point Likert scale and...
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Uvod: Istospolno usmerjeni posamezniki še danes znotraj zdravstvenega sistema večinoma niso nakopravno obravnavani. Namen raziskave je bil prepoznati znanja študentov zdravstvene nege o istospolno usmerjenih in stališča do njih. Metode: V opisni neeksperimentalni kvantitativni raziskavi sta bili uporabljeni v slovenščino prevedeni inačici vprašalni...
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Today’s male dominance means migrant women are often overlooked in studies on migration. Cultural influences, socio-economic status and gender inequalities are strong predictors of health and health-related behaviour among migrant women; however, the existing models of women’s health and care often overlook these predictors. The purpose of this stu...
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Purpose: To develop a methodology for identifying the universal nursing competencies required for registered nurses (RNs). Design: A mixed-methods approach was used. Methods: The research in this article entails a combination of different methodological approaches, namely the Delphi technique and an empirical quantitative nonexperimental study. A t...
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Introduction: The specific lifestyle of migrant workers, who are in majority of cases absent from home all day, increases the possibilities for women’s social isolation and consequently their exclusion from all possible societal structures, including healthcare system. The aim of the study was to determine how migrant women who migrated to be re-jo...
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Background: Simulations can be used to support the development of cultural competence among nursing students by ensuring a safe and controlled environment to provide a cultural assessment, increase student awareness of culturally-diverse patients, and improve critical thinking, communication, and nursing skills. Methods: A qualitative research des...
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Introduction: Migrant women form one of the most vulnerable population groups of migrants due to the fact they are women and due to the health risks that arises from migration and the migration process which affects women much more than men. Besides migration, cultural issues, issues related with social integration and issues related to accessing h...
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Objectives To investigates the short- and long-term effects of elastic resistance training (ERT) on physical performance, inflammatory markers, and myokines in older women living in a nursing home. Design A randomized controlled trial, with 12 weeks of ERT intervention. Setting and participants Nursing home. Twenty female nursing home residents (me...
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Migration exposes women to greater health risks and health disparities. Healthcare professionals need to identify, prioritise and address these needs and risks in a holistic manner. The chapter explores migrant women's experiences with the health system and specifically their perspectives on reproductive health issues within the host country's heal...
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The monograph is a great example of the forces of various health and other professionals from different countries coming together to support efforts to improve the health of migrant women. The material contained in the chapters may be helpful for healthcare and other professionals in expanding their perspectives and developing the skills and techni...
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Background: Due to current migration trends are now, more than ever before, nurses faced with practicing in highly diverse cultural settings. Since nursing is based on holistic approach, cultural competences are essential in providing high quality care and fighting health disparities. Nurse educators should address these issues and develop strategi...
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Now, more than ever, nurses are practicing in culturally diverse settings in which cross-cultural competences have become essential for the provision of quality nursing care and equity in health. Developing cross-cultural competences is a long-term process, so it seems crucial to integrate cross-cultural content in the nursing curriculum at an earl...
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ABSTRACT Introduction: In present times the applications of information-communication technology affect people in all walks of life and the health care environments are becoming increasingly technological. The aim of this study was to investigate the use of information communication technology amongst nursing students for study purposes, its releva...
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ABSTRACT Introduction: The aim of the study was to determine whether the nursing students are equally assertive as students of other faculties of the university of Primorska and the European Faculty of Law in Nova Gorica and whether assertiveness among students incr providers. The assertive behaviour among nurses was accordingly considered less pro...
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Abstract Background: The work environment and the characteristics of the elderly care receivers with dementia affect the levels of staff stress and satisfaction in nursing homes. A high stress level among the employees is closely linked with the pronounced dementia signs and symptoms of the residents. One of the greatest problems identified is the...
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Background: Nurses are increasingly challenged by the complex changes brought by the dynamic cultural diversity seen today. Nursing students entering the healthcare arena must be prepared for work in a highly complex, culturally mixed healthcare setting. To this end, nurse educators need to identify the unique needs of each generation of nursing st...
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ABSTRACT Introduction: The detection of any changes in the breast tissue (a lump, skin appearance, nipple discharge) can change a woman’s life immediately. It triggers the beginning of a painful journey, replete with insecurity, fear and anxiety, so familiar to the breast cancer patients. When faced with fear, anxiety, the long-lasting and stressfu...

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This project aims to develop SET competencies to provide the right health behaviors to individuals with ID and to keep them away from potentially risky behaviors, from a multi-disciplinary (health and special education) perspective.
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The aim of the Building Financial Capability for Healthcare Professionals (BICEPS) project is to enhance the key competencies of teachers and students of healthcare professions in health and financial literacy to facilitate knowledge transfer in the health-care sector. The project will support participants to acquire and develop the basic skills and competencies necessary to be successful in today’s world where financial means are vital for a person’s well-being as well as their health. Healthcare professional education has a long history but education at the university level is still quite new in the countries involved in the project (Italy, Slovenia and the Czech Republic).
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To explore how EU universities and the healthcare industry can collaborate to benefit from international networks that support educators to develop confidence and skills to use emerging technologies to enhance learning opportunities. Creating an inter-nations learning community of practice and collaboratively creating, sharing and distributing online continuing education, open-access resources to reduce redundancy, time and cost.