dr-g.v.m.c. fernando

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Dr.  G.V.M.C. Fernando

Dr. G.V.M.C. Fernando MBBS PgD-FM MCGP MRCGP [INT] DipPallMed (UK) PhD Fellow (Palliative Care, UK)

Lecturer
Department of Family Medicine

Telephone - Office : +94 11 2758000 Ext: 4207     Mobile : +94 76 6609192
E-mail : chemetf@sjp.ac.lk, chemetf@gmail.com


 

INDEX-JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS


  • Primary Health Care Systems (PRIMASYS) - Case study from Sri Lanka in Collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research. (Perera A. et al., 2017) - (Available from: http://www.who.int/alliance-hpsr/projects/alliancehpsr_srilankaprimasys.pdf)
  • Fernando, G., & Hughes, S. (2019). Team approaches in palliative care: A review of the literature. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 25(9), 444-451. https://doi.org/10.12968/ijpn.2019.25.9.444
  • Fernando, G. V. M. C., & Prathapan, S. (2019). What do young doctors know of palliative care; how do they expect the concept to work? BMC Research Notes, 12(1), 419. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4462-2
  • Fernando, Gunasekara Vidana Mestrige Chamath, & Rawlinson, F. (2019). A Reflection on the Experience with Conducting a Clinical Audit Aimed at Optimizing Pain Assessment in Cancer Patients in Sri Lanka. Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 25(1), 127-134. https://doi.org/10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_110_18
  • Fernando, Gunasekara Vidana Mestrige Chamath, Wanigabadu, L. U., Vidanagama, B., Samaranayaka, T. S. P., & Jeewandara, J. M. K. C. (2019). “Adjunctive effects of a short session of music on pain, low-mood and anxiety modulation among cancer patients” - A randomized crossover clinical trial. Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 25(3), 367. https://doi.org/10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_22_19
  • Fernando GVMC, Nancy Preston (2020). " Refractory pruritus from malignant cholestasis: management". BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care (O), 1-3. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-002051
  • Prathapan, S., Fernando, G. V. M. C., Matthias, A. T., Charuni, Y. B. M. A., Abeygunawardhana, H. M. G., & Somathilake, B. G. G. K. (2020). The rising complexity and burden of multimorbidity in a middle-income country. PLOS ONE, 15(12), e0243614. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0243614
  • Fernando, G. V. M. C., & Nair, S. N. (2021). A Typical Perplexing Life-sustaining Therapy Decision at the End of life: A Case Report from Sri Lanka with Attributes Potentially worth Adopting from the UK Legislature. Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 27(2), 345-348. https://doi.org/10.25259/IJPC_354_20
  • Fernando, G. V.M. C., & Kondasinghe, J. S. (2021). Mechanistic approach to the management of cancer-related nausea and vomiting in a palliative care resource-limited setting. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 27(7), 362-366. https://doi.org/10.12968/ijpn.2021.27.7.362
  • Matthias, A. T., Fernando, G. V. M. C., Somathilake, B. G. G. K., & Prathapan, S. (2021). Predictors and patterns of polypharmacy in chronic diseases in a middle-income country. International Journal of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, 13(6), 158-165
  • Calma, K. R. B., Brown, L. J., Fernando, G. V. M. C., & Omam, L.-A. (2022). Strengthening primary health care: Contributions of young professional-led communities of practice. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 23. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423621000815.

 

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS


  • The views and opinions of antenatal women on the mode of delivery. Fernando GVMC, De Silva HMSS, Gunaratne MDCK, Ariyaratne JD, Udagedara CP, Tilakeratne D,  Perera SVN,  Danjaya U, Tennekoon J, Sajitha AU Poster presentation at Annual Scientific Sessions 2012, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Use and appropriateness of antibiotics in general medical units of a tertiary care institution - Fernando GVMC, Ratnasekera IU, Perera MSD, Wanigatunge CA Oral presentation at International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approach on 11th September 2015, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Antibiotic utilization in general medical units in a tertiary care institution Fernando GVMC, Ratnasekera IU, Perera MSD, Wanigatunge CA Oral presentation at Annual academic sessions, Ceylon College of Physicians 18th September 2015.
  • An audit on patients undergoing bone densitometry in a Sri Lankan Family Practice, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura Fernando GVMC, Jayawardena RR, Samaranayake TSP, Jeewandara CJ, de Silva HL, Alahakoon CA Poster Presentation at WoncaSAR Conference on 13th February 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Effectiveness of community based teaching on Medical students Samaranayaka TSP, Perera TMR, Alahakoon C, Wijerathna TPGKP,  Fernando GVMC, de Silva HL, Jeewandara CJ Poster Presentation at WoncaSAR Conference on 13th February 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Views and Opinions of antenatal women on their mode of delivery Fernando GVMC, De Silva HMSS, Gunaratne MDCK, Ariyaratne JD, Udagedara CP, Tilakeratne D,  Perera SVN,  Danjaya U, Tennekoon J, Sajitha AU Poster Presentation at WoncaSAR Conference on 13th February 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Randomized clinical trial on the effect of tranquilizing classical music on pain, mood and anxiety modulation in cancer patients. Fernando GVMC, Wanigabadu LU, Vidanagama B Oral presentation at Wonca (World Organization of Family Doctors) Europe Conference held in Prague, Czech Republic in June 2017.
  • Preliminary study of blood pressure levels among Southern Province based free-health-camp attendees. Fernando GVMC, , Ravishanka R.A.D.S, Dilanka P.D.O.S, Fernando K.D.L, Edirisooriya L.S, Hearth H.M.R.C.K, Samarakoon S.M.P.K.B, Athukorala C.L, Hansini H.P.Y, Aponsu G.U.E, Makalanadage K.K, Goonetilaka M.D, De Silva Y.B.P, Semina K.W.T, Udayangani J.I, Vasana, W.D.M.L, Edirisinghe EAST, Yasewardene S.G - Poster Presentation at The Scientific Sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in collaboration with Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, Base Hospital Homagama held in May 2017.
  • Randomized clinical trial on effectiveness of tranquilizing classical music on pain, anxiety and mood modulation in cancer patients. Fernando GVMC, Wanigabadu LU, Vidanagama B Poster presentation at Asia Pacific Palliative Care and Hospice Conference held in Singapore in July 2017.
  • What do young doctors know of Palliative Care; How do they believe the concept should work? Fernando GVMC, Prathapan S. - awaiting a poster presentation at Colombo Conference on Medical Education - 10th- 11th November 2017 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • What do young doctors know of Palliative Care; How do they believe the concept should work? Fernando GVMC, Prathapan S. - poster presentation at Vasco da Gama Movement 5th Forum at Porto, Portugal on 26-27th January 2018
  • Biophysical attributes, bone densitometry revaled dimensions and interrelations between them; an urban Sri Lankan study - Fernando GVMC, Wijayasinghe K, Samaranayaka TSP, Jeewandara JMKC - a poster presentation at Vasco da Gama Movement 5th Forum at Porto, Portugal on 26-27th January 2018
  • Quantitative and qualitative assessment of pain in resident patients of a tertiary care state cancer institute - Fernando GVMC, Gunathilaka MDBD, Ranamali KDR, Gayashan KDD, Dharani UGAN - Oral Presentation at the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Conference, July 2019, Surabaya, Indonesia.
  • Mechanistic approach to identify and manage refractory nausea and vomiting related to gynaecological cancer - a reflective clinical scenario - Fernando GVMC - Poster Presentation at the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Conference, July 2019, Surabaya, Indonesia.
  • Quantitative assessment of pain and its correlates in resident adult patients of a tertiary care state cancer institute - Fernando GVMC, Gunathilaka MDBD, Ranamali KDR, Gayashan KDD, Dharani UGAN - Poster Presentation at Annual Academic Sessions of the Clinical Society of the Colombo South Teaching Hospital. March 2020, CSTH, Kalubowila, Sri Lanka
  • Dimensions, correlates, management and perceptions regarding pain among adult resident patients with cancer. Fernando GVMC, Gunatilaka MDBD, Gayashan KDD, Dharani UGAN, Ranmali KDR, Aberathna AMIS, Jeewandara JMKC - Poster Presentation at Colombo Medical Congress organized by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo in February 2020, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • The Rising Complexity of Multimorbidiy in a Middle-Income Country - Prathapan S, Fernando GVMC, Matthias T, Somathilake BGGK - Poster Presentation at 133rd Anniversary International Medical Congress organized by the Sri Lanka Medical Association in July 2020, Colombo, Sri Lanka  

 

 

INTERNATIONAL NEWSLETTER ARTICLES


  • Developing competencies in Primary Palliative Care; A Postgraduate Diploma for Sri Lankan GPs - Newsletter Article; Dr G.V.M. Chamath Fernando; 2020, Volume 22, No: 1, January International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care (IAHPC)
  • Advocating for Palliative Care education for All Doctors in Sri Lanka - G.V.M. Chamath Fernando - Newsletter 2020; Volume 21, No 8, August, International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care (IAHPC)
  • Reflection on one year of leadership - Victoria Gichohi, Yelena Khegay, Andrea Canini, David Duong, Chamath Fernando, Jana B. Mier-Alpaño, Aqsha Azhary Nur - WHO Young Leaders Network Blog - Published in October 2019
  • Palliative care delivery in Sri Lanka: a GP’s perspective - Chamath Fernando - WHO Young Leaders Network Blog - Published in September 2019
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    LOCAL NEWSLETTER ARTICLES


    • Adopting the New Normalcy while keeping COVID-19 in check: Chokolaate Magazine; Issue 54.
    • Striving towards leaving no one behind - Chamath Fernando - Daily Mirror Newspaper - 17.11.2018
    • Expert opinion on depression - Chokolaate Magazine - June - 2018
    • The benefits of Palliative Care - Daily Mirror Newspaper - Published on 29th September 2017.
    • A whole new era of medicine; where ‘ethics’ reign “Palliative Medicine” - The Island Newspaper - Published on 6th December 2017.
    • The novelty of how ‘Ethics’ and ‘Law’ interplay with ‘Palliative’ approach to patient care - The Island Newspaper - Published on 14th December 2017.
    • Why not die well? The concept of good death in Palliative Care - The Island Newspaper - Published on 17th December 2017.
    • Vyayama gena aluthin hithanna (ව්‍යායාම ගැන අලුතින් සිතන්න) - Lankadeepa Newsaper; Suva Sewana; published on 21st August 2017.
    • Beheth walata bayada? (බෙහෙත් වලට බය ද?) - Lankadeepa Newspaper: Suva Sewana: published in November 2015.
    • Clinical opinion on ‘depression’: Chokolaate: The ultimate teen magazine, Issue 44.

     

     

    PEER REVIEWER FOR THE FOLLOWING INDEX-JOURNALS


    • Palliative Medicine Reports - Mary Ann Liebert Inc. (Impact Factor: 2.49)
    • Integrative Cancer Therapies - SAGE Journals  (Impact Factor: 2.657)
    •  Journal of Clinical Rheumatology - Wolters Kluwer (Impact Factor: 1.897)
    • Primary Health Care Research and Development - Cambridge Journals (Impact Factor: 1.5)
    • PLOS One (Impact Factor: 2.75)
    • Systematic Reviews Journal - BMC Part of Springer Nature (Impact Factor: 5.038)
    • BMC Primary Care - BMC Part of Springer Nature (Impact Factor: (Impact Factor: 3.275)
    • BMC Research Notes - BMC Part of Springer Nature (Impact Factor: 1.66)
    • BMC Palliative Care - BMC Part of Springer Nature (Impact Factor: 3.234)

     

     

    AWARDS, MEDALS AND GRANTS


    • Secured a competitive Ph.D. Scholarship under Accelerating Higher Education Development and Expansion (AHEAD); a World Bank Programme worth LKR 9,000,000.00. - 2019
    • Selected among the 21 Global Members of the WHO Primary Health Care Young Leaders Network by the World Health Organization - 2018
    • Delivered the Mallika Rani Khoja Oration in commemoration of the World Palliative Care DaySri Lanka. - 2018
    • Dr. T. Nagendra Gold Medal for Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine. - Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. - 2018
    • Won Research Awards at the Research Award Ceremony of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka for the research abstracts published in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
    • Secured a Research Grant through the Head of the Department from Academic Student Affairs and Publications Division, University of Sri Jayewardenepura to fund the study Randomized clinical trial on the effectiveness of tranquilizing classical music on pain, anxiety, and mood modulation in cancer patients. - 2016.
    • Many international traveling grants