Ms Cynthia Delgado

RN, MN(NP-MH)UWS CertMentalHealth(Phase I)WSAHS DipHSc(Nursing)UWS, ACMHN
Conjoint Lecturer

M02A - 88 Mallett Street - Building A
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Cynthia Delgado joined Sydney Nursing School at the University of Sydney in late 2009 in a conjoint position to the now Sydney Local Health District (Royal Prince Alfred Hospital), working in the role of Clinical Nurse Consultant in Consultation Liaison Mental Health within the general hospital setting. She is a registered nurse with over 20 years experience in mental health nursing and has practised in the acute and rehabilitation inpatient settings, community and the emergency department.

Research interests

Sydney Nursing School

The co-association of and the interrelationship between physical and mental ill-health, and emotional intelligence and resilience are two of the Mental Health Teaching Team’s research areas. Cynthia is an associate investigator in thecurrent collaboration between Sydney Nursing School, the University of Sydney and Sydney and South Western Sydney Local Health Districts’ Mental Health Service project exploring“Physical Health and Wellbeing in Young People with Mental Illness”.

Sydney Local Health District

As part of her clinical role, Cynthia is also involved in the Sydney Local Health District’s Mental Health Service projects whichcurrently includes the “Trauma Informed and Practice Model of Care Project” that aimsto enhance quality mental health in-patient nursing care.

Teaching and supervision

Sydney Nursing School

Cynthia teaches across local and international pre-registration and postgraduate nursing programs on core mental health subject areas for nursing and specialist mental health nursing.Her teaching areas of focus include: comprehensive and integrated physical and mental health assessment; risk assessment; therapeutic interventions; interpersonal communication; integrated approaches to care; consumer and carer participation and recovery; clinical documentation; and clinical supervision for nurses.

Sydney Local Health District

Cynthia coordinates and teaches across various programs within her clinical role at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital including training workshops and in-service sessions for mental and non-mental health nursing and allied health clinicians. Areas of focus include: collaborative integrated care planning and therapeutic interventions (in working with people with an altered mental state due to physical or mental ill-health); mental health and illness literacy skills for nurses; risk assessment; trauma-informed care practices; emotional intelligence; conflict resolution; and interpersonal communication.

Current projects

Sydney Nursing School in collaboration with the South Western Sydney Local Health District

  • Physical Health and Wellbeing in Young People with Mental Illness

Sydney Local Health District

  • Trauma-informed nursing care in a mental health in-patient service

Associations

  • Member, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMH)
  • Member, Consultation Liaison Mental Health Nurses Special Interest Group, ACMH
  • Member, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Committee
  • Member, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Clinical Nurse and Midwife Consultants and Nurse Practitioners Committee
  • Member, Sydney and South Western Sydney Local Health Districts Mental Health Services Senior Mental Health Nurses Council Committee
  • Member and Official Nursing Representative, Sydney and South Western Sydney Local Health Districts Mental Health Services Clinical Supervision Committee

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Holistic and integrated nursing care practices with a focus on the interface between physical and mental health
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Mental health and risk assessment
  • Emotional intelligence and resilience
  • Clinical supervision for nurses

Keywords

Resilience; Integrated physical and mental health care

Selected publications

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Journals

  • McCloughen, A., Foster, K., Huws-Thomas, M., Delgado, C. (2012). Physical health and wellbeing of emerging and young adults with mental illness: an integrative review of international literature. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 21(3), 274-288. [More Information]

2012

  • McCloughen, A., Foster, K., Huws-Thomas, M., Delgado, C. (2012). Physical health and wellbeing of emerging and young adults with mental illness: an integrative review of international literature. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 21(3), 274-288. [More Information]

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