Schedule of Events
Listed below are events being run by, or in conjunction with, the TCD School of Nursing of Midwifery. Occasionally, there are links to related events.
Grounded theory: Using it to your advantage as a research student
Date: Thursday 31st October & Friday 1st November 2013
Venue: Room 3105, School of Education, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin
Cost: €25 for one day, €45 for two days - payment in advance is necessary to secure a place
To book a place contact: Jeni Ryan email@example.com
Interpretive inquiry quite rightly continues to expand and become increasingly recognised as a valuable part of the development of programmes of research and associated promotion of coherent frameworks of investigation in which individual studies can be located and linked. While individual researchers continue to develop individual projects, programmes of research can be created around the shared interests and combined research expertise of a group of researchers working within and across disciplines, schools and universities to address a particular research question or agenda.
The Grounded Theory Collaboration Group, in association with the School of Nursing and Midwifery (Trinity College Dublin) and the School of Education (Trinity College Dublin) is delighted to invite you to attend a two-day workshop. The purpose of this workshop is to help you to explore the potential use of Grounded Theory methodology and the analytical techniques inherent within this approach.
The organisers invite all postgraduate research students who are utilising the methodology holistically or a particular aspect of it in their research, and irrespective of the research aim and/or discipline within which the project is located. We are happy to offer this workshop to each delegate for a nominal fee of €25.00 for one day or €45.00 for both days (to include coffee and light lunch).
Making the workshop relevant to your project
Research students are invited to submit queries that have emerged in terms of the methodological issues that are relevant to your work.
Please submit your queries by Tuesday 29th October to Dr Joan Lalor at firstname.lastname@example.org
To book your place, please contact: Jeni Ryan, Administrative Officer - Events, School of Nursing and Midwifery email@example.com
There are only 30 places available which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Workshop flyer and detailed programme (PDF 65KB)
Improving Leadership in Healthcare: a one-day seminar
Date: Thursday 13th September 2012
Venue: Lecture Theatre 0.32, TCD School of Nursing and Midwifery, 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2.
Registration Fee: €50.00 - this fee includes registration pack, mid-morning refreshments and lunch
- Prof Melanie Japser, University of Swansea;
- Prof Brendan McCormack, University of Ulster;
- Dr Anne Holohan, Trinity College Dublin;
- Prof Martin Beirne, University of Glasgow;
- Dr John G Cullen, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
Download seminar programme
Enquiries should be directed to:
Jeni Ryan, Administrative Officer - Events, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin
(firstname.lastname@example.org / 01 8963860)
Hosted by the TCD School of Nursing & Midwifery
in association with the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing
Date: Wednesday 2nd May 2012
Venue: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2
In his address Professor Healy will raise the following questions
- is there is a mismatch between the so called evidence on use of drugs and the real data from studies?
- is the evidence embodied in clinical prescribing guidelines making care invisible and diminishing the relevance of the clinical encounter?
David Healy is a Professor of Psychiatry in Wales and former Secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology. He is author of books such as 'The Antidepressant Era' and 'Let Them Eat Prozac'. David has been involved as an expert witness in homicide and suicide trials involving psychotropic drugs, and has been at the forefront in highlighting problems with these drugs to both American and British regulators.
There is no charge to attend this lecture however it is necessary to book in advance as places are limited
Please contact Jeni Ryan (email@example.com / 01 8963860) to book a place
Podcast of lecture (MP4 video; length 1:37:39; size 245MB).
It may be necessary to download Quicktime to view the podcast; free download available from http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/
Powerpoint slides (PDF 5.6MB)
School of Nursing & Midwifery Alumni Event
School of Nursing & Midwifery Alumni Event
Date: Wednesday, 18th April, 2012
Time: 6:00 – 7.30pm
Venue: Senior Common Room, Front Square, Trinity College Dublin
The Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, Professor Agnes Higgins, invites you to join us for “Our First Alumni Gathering” on Wednesday, 18th April from 6.00-7.30pm, in the Senior Common Room. This is an event that gives Alumni the opportunity to reconnect with fellow class mates.
Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP: www.tcd.ie/alumni/events (follow link to ‘Upcoming Events’)
For further information, please click here
The Children's Palliative Care Project Presents 'Meeting the Spiritual Needs of Children and Families' An Interactive Workshop with Professor Wilfred McSherry
Wilfred McSherry is Professor in Dignity of Care for Older People at the Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University and Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and is Vice President of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality. He is also part time Professor at Haraldsplass Deaconess University College, Bergen, Norway.
Date: Friday 27th January 2012
Time: 14.00 - 17.00
Venue: School of Nursing and Midwifery, 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2
Cost: 25 euro includes tea/coffee.
For further details please contact June Murphy/Catherine Tracey
Open Evening to promote Intellectual Disability Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing - Thursday 12th January 2012
IDS-TILDA 2011 Conference
Building a Picture of Ageing in Persons with Intellectual Disability: Future Directions for Ageing Well
Friday 9th September 2011: 09.00-17.15
Edmund Burke Lecture Theatre, Trinty College Dublin
Further details are available on the conference website
2011 IASSID Roundtable of the Ageing and Intellectual Disability SIRG
Future Directions for Ageing Well: A Roadmap for Ageing in Persons with Intellectual Disability
7th and 8th September 2011
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin
To develop a series of principles to guide services delivery and design and an agenda of supportive research that offer a road map for ageing in persons with Intellectual disability. In pursuit of this objective a series of panels followed by guided discussions will address critical issues with the purpose of discerning and identifying what should be guiding principles for the future. A written report ultimately will be produced outlining the principles and their rationale.
Visit the IASSID website for further information
Jeni Ryan, Administrative Officer - Events
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin
Mental Health: an open lecture by Robert Whitaker: 26th February 2011
The Trinity College Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery in association with The Critical Voices Network and the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing is hosting an open lecture on mental health by Robert Whitaker entitled:
‘Is the bio-psychiatric approach causing an epidemic of psychiatric disorders?’
on Saturday 26th February at 2pm in the Edmund Burke Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin.
Robert Whitaker is a renowned medical author and journalist. He has won numerous awards including the George Polk Award for Medical Writing and a National Association for Science Writers’ Award for best magazine article. In 1998 he was co-author of a series of articles for the Boston Globe on psychiatric research which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
Whitaker's 2002 bookMad In America was considered one of the best science books by Discover Magazine and was also acclaimed by the American Library Association as one of the best history books of the year. Whitaker's most recent work ‘Anatomy of an Epidemic’, published in 2010, questions why the number of adults and children disabled by mental illness has skyrocketed o ver the past fifty years?
Background to the lecture
Why has the number of psychiatric diagnoses given to adults and children skyrocketed over the past 50 years? Why does this epidemic parallel so closely the growth and dominance of psychiatric drugs as treatment? Acclaimed medical author and journalist Robert Whitaker documents a history of science and medicine that raises a heretical question: ‘Could this drug-based approach actually be fuelling this modern-day plague?’ In this open lecture, Whitaker argues that we need to start an open conversation about how to stem the epidemic of disabling mental distress in society and move to an approach that helps people get well and stay well over the long term.
Due to technical problems we cannot bring you Robert's original lecture from Trinity College as hoped, however Robert gave a similar lecture in University College Cork on Tuesday 1st March, which we have kindly been given permission to broadcast. This can be viewed at
The PowerPoint slides from Robert's lecture in Trinity College are available to view as a PDF document
Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference
Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education
11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference
4th and 5th November 2010
Closing date for submission of abstracts: 7th May 2010
What's to be done about Breast Cancer: challenges in prevention and treatment services
Thursday 6th May 2010: 18.30-20.30
The seminar is free and open to the public but places must be reserved in advance. To reserve a place, please email Jeni Ryan
This event was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions and has been rescheduled for January 2011
Ground Theory Workshop
Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th December
Attendance at the workshop is limited to 30 participants
Leadership and Management in Healthcare Seminar
Thursday 23rd September 2010
Registration Fee €25
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