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Benjamin Mu-Hsing HO

Dr Benjamin Ho is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong. Benjamin graduated with BSc and MSc in 2015 and quickly started his research. He graduated with his PhD from the University of Wollongong in Australia. Ben’s research interests include dementia and delirium care, critical care, cancer and palliative care. Benjamin has expertise in delirium care developed through his career as a critical care nurse. He has contributed to synthesis of research that underpins clinical guidelines in the intensive care settings. Benjamin is researching with colleagues in Australia, Taiwan, Spain and New Zealand to make cultural adaptations of resources he developed for consumers, stakeholders and researchers. Benjamin is the associate editor of Australasian Journal on Ageing and BMC Nursing. His research outputs have achieved high levels of impact and engagement.

  • Critical care
  • Delirium and dementia care
  • Cancer-related cognitive impairment
  • Palliative and end of life care
  1. Chiang SH, Ho MH (equal first author), Wu SH, Lin CC. Postoperative recovery among head and neck cancer patients receiving microvascular free flap surgery with implementing nurse-protocolized targeted sedation: Relationship of use of sedatives, mechanical ventilation to length of ICU stay. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2023;31(5):317. doi: 10.1007/s00520-023-07730-6
  2. Ho MH, Wu MS, Yen HY. Effects of virtual reality natural experiences on factory workers' psychological and physiological stress. Front Psychol. 2023;14:993143. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.993143.
  3. Ho MH, Lin CC. The Cancer-Related Symptoms Puzzle: Piecing Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment to Cancer Care Research. Cancer Nursing. 2022;45(4):332-333. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000001116
  4. Ho MH, Liu HC, Joo JY, Lee JJ, Liu MF. Critical care nurses’ knowledge and attitudes and their perspectives toward promoting advance directives and end-of-life care. BMC Nursing. 2022;21(1):278. doi: 10.1186/s12912-022-01066-y
  5. Ho MH, Lin CC. Futile care and burnout in ICU nurses. Intensive & Critical Care Nursing. 2022;71:103228. doi: 10.1016/j.iccn.2022.103228.
  6. Ho MH, Chang HR, Liu MF, Chien HW, Tang LY, Chan SY, Liu SH, John S, Traynor V. Decision-Making in People With Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Narrative Review of Decision-Making Tools. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2021 Oct;22(10):2056-2062.e4. Available from: doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2021.06.034
  7. Ho MH, Choi EP, Chiu HY, Shen Hsiao ST, Traynor V. Using the nursing delirium screening scale in assessing postoperative delirium: A meta-regression. Research in Nursing & Health. 2021 Nov 3. Available from: doi: 10.1002/nur.22194
  8. Ho MH, Yu LF, Lin PH, Chang HR, Traynor V, Huang WC, Montayre J, Chen KH. Effects of a simulation-based education programme on delirium care for critical care nurses: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2021 Aug;77(8):3483-3493. Available from: doi: 10.1111/jan.14938
  9. Ho MH*. Knowledge assessment is key to identifying the training needs of delirium care. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing. 2022 Feb;68:103157. Available from: doi: 10.1016/j.iccn.2021.103157
  10. Ho MH*, Shen Hsiao ST. Application of the delirium risk prediction model in the TED ICU smart intensive care system during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Intensive & Critical Care Nursing. 2021 Apr;63:103007. Available from doi: 10.1016/j.iccn.2020.103007
  11. Ho MH, Nealon J, Igwe E, Traynor V, Chang HR, Chen KH, Montayre J. Postoperative Delirium in Older Patients: A Systematic Review of Assessment and Incidence of Postoperative Delirium. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. 2021 Oct;18(5):290-301. Available from: doi: 10.1111/wvn.12536
  12. Ho MH*, Chang HR, Chen KH, Traynor V. INDICATION for critical care nurses: Protocol for a quasi-experimental study testing the effects of a multi-modal education intervention for delirium care. Collegian. 2021 Jan;28(5), 595-602.  Available from: doi:10.1016/j.colegn.2021.01.001
  13. Ho MH, Traynor V, Chen KH, Montayre J, Lin YK, Chang HR. Delirium care knowledge in critical care nurses: A multiple-choice question-based quiz. Nursing in Critical Care. 2021 May;26(3):190-200. Avaliable from: doi: 10.1111/nicc.12608
  14. Ho MH, Chen KH, Montayre J, Liu MF, Chang CC, Traynor V, Shen Hsiao ST, Chang HC, Chiu HY. Diagnostic test accuracy meta-analysis of PRE-DELIRIC (PREdiction of DELIRium in ICu patients): A delirium prediction model in intensive care practice. Intensive & Critical Care Nursing. 2020 April;57, 1-7. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.iccn.2019.102784
  15. Ho MH, Montgomery A, Traynor V, Chang CC, Kuo KN, Chang HR, Chen KH. Diagnostic Performance of Delirium Assessment Tools in Critically Ill Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. 2020 Aug;17(4):301-310. Available from: doi: 10.1111/wvn.12462
  • Australasian Journal on Ageing – Associate Editor
  • BMC Nursing – Associate Editor
Year Scholarship/ Award Institution, Country
2022 Outstanding Young Scholar Award Sigma Theta Tau International The Honor Society of Nursing, Lambda Beta-at-Large Chapter
2021 Health Impacts Research Centre (HIRC) 2021 Publication Prize University of Wollongong, Australia
2021 Examiners’ Commendation for Outstanding Thesis Award University of Wollongong, Australia
2021 Research Career Launch Scholarship University of Wollongong, Australia
2020 The Outstanding Oral Presentation Award EAFONS 2020: 23rd East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars, Thailand
2019 The Best Student Oral Presentation Award The First Cochrane Hong Kong Symposium, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
2019 The Best Oral Presentation Award International Nursing Research Conference at the University of Wollongong, Australia
2019 University Postgraduate Award (UPA) University of Wollongong, Australia
2018 International Postgraduate Tuition Award (IPTA) University of Wollongong, Australia