Health care and Nursing Care expert
Assoc. Prof. Despina Georgieva was born in 1968. She completed her basic medical education in 1988 in Rousse. From 1988 to 1998 she worked as a nurse in a therapeutic ward. From 1998 to 2007, a lecturer at the Medical College - Rousse, is in the structure of the Medical University of Pleven. Since 2007 she has been assistant professor at Rousse University "A. Kanchev ". She has a doctorate in pedagogy, a Master's degree in Psychology at the University of Veliko Tarnovo and a Bachelor's degree in Health Care Management. She gained two qualifications: a psychologist and a psychology teacher at the University of Veliko Tarnovo. She is currently Head of Department of Healthcare, having acquired the position in January 2020. Author of 2 nursing textbooks: “Nursing Care for the Elderly”, “Palliative Nursing Care”, and 2 monographies – “Pre-graduate Internship and Professional Adaptation of the Nurse” and “A Concept for Changing the Traditional Methods and Devices for Patient Hygiene with Alternative Ones”. She has over 82 scientific publications in Bulgaria and abroad. Assoc. Prof. Despina Georgieva is a member of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria and of the Bulgarian Association of Healthcare Professionals and the European Public Health Association (EUPHA).