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Catherine Mc Cabe
Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Biography

Dr Catherine McCabe is currently the School of Nursing & Midwifery's research and academic lead in the Institute for Population Health (IPH) and was a previous Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning for 3 years. Dr McCabe is a Registered General Nurse with over 20 years' experience in nursing and healthcare practice, education and research. Her current and past research projects have had a highly significant and direct impact on the improved management of pain for attendees in the Emergency Department and also for patients with cancer related pain in medical and surgical wards. Her research interests and expertise are in the areas of: 1. E Health (Chronic disease management and social/cultural well-being) 2. Cancer 3. Arts and Health 4. Systematic Reviews 5. Quality Improvement Issues in ED service provision (Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Interprofessional) Her current research focuses on the use of technology to maintain independent living by facilitating, supporting and sustaining behavioural change and self-management for people with chronic illness. She has a particular interest in how technology can be used in health care contexts to improve care, patient experiences in hospital, and quality of life. Dr McCabe has worked on various interdisciplinary collaborative technology projects with Intel, TRIL and St James' Hospital. She is currently engaged in developing and participating in research proposals that examine the use of ICT to promote independence, self-management in chronic illness, promote health and prevent/reduce admissions to hospital and provide social/cultural experiences in residential care settings. Her curriculum development work and teaching/learning strategies demonstrates a strong interest in using approaches to encourage students to apply theory to practice, contribute to College and the community and develop a positive and enduring interest in learning and continued professional development. Dr McCabe led the development of an interdisciplinary MSc in Community Health which commenced in 2016.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

McCabe C, McCann M, Brady AM, Computer and mobile technology interventions for self-management in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Art. No.: CD011425, (5), 2017 Journal Article, 2017 URL

Timmins, F., McCabe, C., Whelan, J. Buckley, S., Muldowney, Y., McCarthy, S. and DeVries, J., Nurses' views of and confidence with communication skills in the Republic of Ireland., Nurse Education in Practice, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Kasasbeh M, McCabe C, & Payne S., Cancer-related pain management: A review of knowledge and attitudes of healthcare professionals. , European Journal of Cancer Care, DOI: 10.1111/ecc.126, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Timmins, B., Long, S. McCabe, C, Timmins, F., and Lattimore, N. , DIT students and the community widening their participation by designing student services for TU4D. , 7th Living Knowledge Conference: Integrating Community Based Partnership into Learning and Teaching for Responsible Research and Innovation, DIT Grangegorman, Dublin., 22nd-24th June 2016., 2016, pp29 - 29 Conference Paper, 2016

McCabe C and Timmins F, Embracing technology- what is the way forward for nurse education? , Nurse Education in Practice, 21, 2016, p104-106 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Timmins, F., McCabe, C., Whelan, J., Buckley, S., Muldowney, Y., McCarthy, S., DeVries, J., Nurses' confidence with communication skills: An exploration of the communication required for contemporary nursing practice in the Republic of Ireland, Nurse Education Today (NET) 27th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference., Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK, 6th-8th Sep 2016, Jill Rogers Associates, 2016, pp3 - 3 Conference Paper, 2016

Smith O & McCabe C, Think and think again! Clinical decision making by advanced nurse practitioners in the Emergency Department, International Emergency Nursing, http://dx.doi.org/10, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Whelan J, Timmins F, McCabe C, Buckley S, Muldowney Y, McCarthy S and de Vries J.M.A, Nurses confidence with communication skills in Ireland - a fact finding sample survey, 35th Annual RCSI International Nursing & Midwifery Research & Education Conference, Maintaining Professional Competence: Continuing Professional Development and Patient Centred Outcomes, RCSI Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery , RCSI Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Dublin, 2-3rd March, 2016, pp171 - 171 Poster, 2016

Kasasbeh M, McCabe C, & Payne S. , Action Learning: An effective intervention to improve cancer related pain management. Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Timmins, F. McCabe, C. and Keogh, B. , Reflections on research teaching using Brookfield's (1995) Critical Incident Technique, NET2016 27th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK, 6th-8th September, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

McCabe, C. and Timmins, F. , Grundläggande Kommunikation - Iinom Omvårdnad. , Lund , Studentlitteratur aB, 2015, 1 - 272pp Book, 2015

Daly L., Brennan M., Fahey-McCarthy E, McCabe C., Transitioning from the physical to the virtual learning environment: Learning from experience on a postgraduate dementia education programme, International Dementia Conference, Vox Birmingham, 3-4 November, 2015 Poster, 2015

Timmins, F., Mc Cabe, C. and Prochaska, E., Midwives' Assertiveness: A survey of UK midwives' views of their assertive behaviour in the workplace, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, 35th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Stephen's Green, Dublin , February 18th & 19th, 2015, pp100 - 100 Poster, 2015

Timmins F., McCabe C., Griffiths C., Gleeson M., O'Shea J. , Teaching Communication to Nursing Students: Contemporary Perspectives on Practice, Journal of Nursing and Care. , 3, 2014, p1-5 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Principles of Acute Care with Older People in, editor(s)Brady, A.M., McCabe, C. and McCann, M. , A Concise Systems Approach to Medical & Surgical Nursing, Wiley-Blackwell, 2014, pp78-89 , [Daly, L., Tolson, D. and Ayton, A.] Book Chapter, 2014

McCabe C, Dinsmore J, Brady AM, Mckee G, O'Donnell S, Prendergast D., Using Action Research and Peer Perspectives to Develop Technology That Facilitates Behavioral Change and Self-Management in COPD., Int J Telemed Appl, 2014, p380919- Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Dunne G., Jooste R., McCabe C. & McMahon G. , The use of Action Learning as strategy for improving pain management in the Emergency Department, International Emergency Nursing Journal, In Press, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

McCabe C, McCann M, Brady AM., Computer and mobile technology interventions for self management in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Protocol), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD011425. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD011425, 2014 Journal Article, 2014

Kasasbeh M, McCabe C, Payne S, Cancer Related-Pain Management and Assessment, the Effect of an Action Learning Programme on Healthcare Professionals' Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice, 3rd Action Research Colloquium, North Campus, Institute of Technology, Tralee , June , 2013 Meeting Abstract, 2013

McCabe C, Roche D, Hegarty F, McCann S, 'Open Window': a randomized trial of the effect of new media art using a virtual window on quality of life in patients' experiencing stem cell transplantation., Psycho-oncology, 22, (2), 2013, p330-7 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

McCabe C, Neill F, Granville G, Grace S. , Evaluation of an art in health care elective module - A nurse education initiative, Nurse Education and Practice, 13, (2), 2013, p113-117 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

McCabe C & Timmins F, Communication Skills for Nursing Practice, 2nd, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013 Book, 2013

Daly, L., McCabe, C., Establishing the Landscape of Interdisciplinary Masters/Postgraduate Programmes in Later Life/Aged Care, "Helping Older People to Flourish in Different Care Settings: The Nursing Contribution" All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association 5th Annual Conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk, 30th May, 2013, pp21 Poster, 2013

Timmins F, McCabe C, McSherry R, Research awareness: managerial challenges for nurses in the Republic of Ireland., Journal of nursing management, 20, (2), 2012, p224-35 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Communicating Care in, editor(s)McSherry, W., McSherry, R. and Watson, R. , Care in Nursing: Principles, Values and Skills, Oxford, Oxford University Press , 2012, pp2488 - 2498, [Mc Cabe, C. and Timmins, F. ] Book Chapter, 2012

Dinsmore J, McCabe C, Brady AM, O'Donnell S, McKee G. , A Descriptive Study Exploring the Self-Management of Patients Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) , AIRC 13th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Dublin, November, 2012 Meeting Abstract, 2012

Dinsmore, J. Mc Cabe, C. Brady, A-M, Mc Kee, G. O. Donnell, S, Dinsmore (2013). A Descriptive Study Exploring the Self-Management of Patients Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) , Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin AIRC 13th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Dublin , November 2012, 2012 Meeting Abstract, 2012

McCabe, C., Cronin, P. , Issues for researchers to consider when using health related quality of life outcomes in cancer research., European Journal of Cancer Care, 20, 2011, p563 - 569 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Mc Cabe, C. and Timmins, F. , Communication , WWW.NursingFocus.Net , 2010 Journal Article, 2010

Communication and Conflict Resolution in, editor(s)Anne Marie Brady , Leadership and Management in the Irish Health Care System, Dublin, Gill & Macmillan, 2010, pp169 - 184, [Catherine McCabe] Book Chapter, 2010

McCabe C & Timmins, The importance of assertive behaviour by nurses in becoming autonomous practitioners, Faculty of Nursing, 25th Annual Nursing and Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Stephen's Green, Dublin, 23-25th February, 2010 Meeting Abstract, 2010

Day Surgery Management in, editor(s)Fiona Timmins, Catherine Mc Cabe , Day Surgery: Contemporary approaches to nursing care, Chicester, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, pp99 - 120, [Brady, Anne-Marie] Book Chapter, 2009

Communication Issues in Day Surgery in, editor(s)Timmins F. & McCabe C. , Day Surgery: Contemporary Approaches to Nursing Care, Chichester, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2009, pp123 - 135, [McCabe C.] Book Chapter, 2009

McCabe C., Roche D., Hegarty F., Begley C., & McCann S., The 'Open Window' Project: Results of a Study Exploring Patients Perspectives of an Art Intervention, Society for the Arts in Healthcare's 20th Annual International Conference, Hosted by the Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, Buffalo Hyatt Hotel, 22-25 April , 2009 Meeting Abstract, 2009

Hegarty F., Roche D., McCabe C. & McCann S. , Using multimedia technology to help combat the negative effects of protective isolation on patients: the Open Window Project - engineering challenge, Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, 32, (3-4), 2009, p72 - 77 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Timmins F. & McCabe C. (eds), Day Surgery: Contemporary Approaches to Nursing Care, Chichester, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2009 Book, 2009

McCann S, Roche D, Hegarty F, McCabe C. , The Open Window Project: Four perspectives on a novel art intervention in a bone marrow transplant unit. , Society for the Arts in Healthcare's 16th Annual International Conference; A Composition of Creativity & Caring,, Nashville, Tennessee, USA., April 11-14, , 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

McCabe C, Begley C, Collier S, McCann S, Methodological issues related to assessing and measuring quality of life in patients with cancer: Implications for Patient Care, European Journal of Cancer Care, 17, (1), 2007, p56 - 62 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

McCabe C. & Timmins F., Communication Skills for Nursing Practice, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006 Book, 2006

Colin Griffiths, Catherine Mc Cabe, Madeline Gleeson , Joan O Shea and Fiona Timmins, A kaleidoscope approach - new perspectives emerging from re-examination of communication studies performed within four different client group settings, Annual Conference of the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery Developing 'Services for Patients and Clients: Nurses and Midwives Promoting Innovation and Change', Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin., 15th November , 2006 Poster, 2006

McCabe, C., Timmins, F. and McSherry, R., Research Awareness: The Route To Evidence Based Nursing. Findings From A Randomised Descriptive Survey Of Registered Nurses In Ireland, School of Nursing and Midwifery,University 7th Annual Research Conference , of Dublin, Trinity College , 8th - 10th November, 2006 Meeting Abstract, 2006

Roche D, McCabe C, Hegarty F, McCann S, A novel art intervention in a Stem Cell transplant facility, Annual Meeting of the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT), Special Evening Presentation. , Hamburg, Germany, March, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

McCabe C, Roche D, Hegarty F, McCann S, The 'Open Window' Project - A Novel Art Intervention in the Treatment of Patients Undergoing Stem Cell Transplantation for Haematological Malignancies, Annual Meeting of the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) (Nurse' Section), Hamburg, Germany. , March , 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Beekle A.T. & McCabe C. , Awareness and determinants of family planning practice in Ethiopia, Internaitonal Nursing Review, 53, 2006, p269 - 276 Journal Article, 2006 TARA - Full Text DOI

McCabe C. & Timmins F, How Nurse Managers Let Staff Down, Nursing Management, 13, (3), 2006, p30 - 35 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Griffiths, C. Mc Cabe, C. Gleeson, M. O' Shea, J. and Timmins, F. , Kaleidoscope approach - new perspectives emerging from re-examination of communication studies performed within four different client group settings , , 6th Annual Conference of the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery Developing 'Services for Patients and Clients: Nurses and Midwives Promoting Innovation and Change', Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin., 15th November , 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Fiona Timmins and Catherine McCabe., Assertive Behaviour in the Workplace, Irish Association of Critical Care Nurses Annual Conference and AGM, Plaza Hotel, Belgard Road, Tallaght., 26th May , 2005, Irish Association of Critical Care Nurses Invited Talk, 2005

Timmins, F. ,Mc Cabe, C., Griffiths, C., Gleeson and O'Shea, J., Lessons from Practice- Reflection on Communication across the Disciplines , Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom Research Society Annual International Nursing Research Conference, Europa Hotel Belfast,, 9--11th March 2005 , 2005 Meeting Abstract, 2005

Timmins F. & McCabe C. , Nurses and Midwives views of their Assertive Behaviour in Workplace , Journal of Advanced Nursing , 51, (1), 2005, p38 - 40 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

Timmins F. & Mc Cabe, C. , How assertive are nurses in the workplace? A preliminary pilot study, Journal of Nursing Management , 13, (1), 2005, p61 - 67 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

McCann S, McCabe C, Roche D, Hegarty F, Begley C, Collier S, The 'Open Window' Project - A Novel Art Intervention in the Treatment of Patients with haematological malignancies,, St James' Hospital Cancer Conference, Dublin Castle, April , 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

McCann S, Roche D, Hegarty F, McCabe C, A Novel Intervention in the Treatment of Haematological Malignancies, Invitation Lecture, University of Southampton, April , 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Timmins F., McCabe C., Griffiths C., Gleeson M. & O'Shea J., Lessons from Practice; Reflection on communication across the disciplines, Royal College of Nursing, Research Society Annual International Nursing Research Conference, Europa Hotel, Belfast, 9-11th March, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Timmins, F. and Mc Cabe, C. , How to conduct an effective literature search , Nursing Standard, 20, (11), 2005, p41 - 47 Journal Article, 2005

Timmins, F. and McCabe, C., The importance of assertive behaviour by nurses in becoming autonomous practitioners , Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, 25th Annual Nursing and Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, 23-25th February , 2005 Meeting Abstract, 2005

Roche D, Hegarty F, McCann S, McCabe, Art can soothe the Body and Soul, Rule of Thumb; Series of talks about Art and Artists in context., Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, April , 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

McCabe C, Patients Experiences of Nurse-Patient Communication in a General Hospital, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 13, (1), 2004, p41 - 51 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Fiona Timmins and Catherine Mc Cabe, Registered Nurses and Midwives views of their Assertive Behaviour in the Workplace, 22nd Annual Nursing and Research Conference, Faculty of Nursing, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Stephen's Green, Dublin 2., 25th -27th February , 2004 Poster, 2004

Hegarty F, Roche D, McCann S, McCabe C. , 'Open Window' A Novel Intervention in the Treatment of Haematological Malignancies. , 6th International Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, November , 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

McCabe C. & Timmins F, Nurses' views on how nurse managers influence the use of assertive behaviour by nurses in the workplace, School of Nursing and Midwifery 5th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 3-5th November , 2004 Meeting Abstract, 2004

McCann S, Roche D, Hegarty F, McCabe C, 'Open Window': Art can soothe body and soul; a novel intervention in the treatment of haematological malignancies. (Invited presentation),, South African Lymphoma Study Group, Cape Town, South Africa., October , 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Mc Cabe, C., Timmins, F., Teaching assertiveness to undergraduate nursing students, Nurse Education in Practice, 3, 2003, p30 - 42 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

Fiona Timmins and Catherine McCabe, How assertive are nurses in the workplace? -A Pilot Study , Annual Research Conference in Nursing and Midwifery, The Conrad Hotel, Dublin., 5-7th November , 2003 Poster, 2003

McCabe, C., "Patients' Experience of Nurse-Patient Communication in a General Hospital", Irish Nursing Research Interest Group's Research Forum, Limerick, April, 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

McCabe, C., An exploration of Patient's experiences of how Nurses empathise, 21st Annual Nursing Research Conference, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, February, 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

McCabe, C., Patients' Experiences of Nurse-Patient Communication in a General Hospital, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies 2nd Annual Research Conference, The Conrad Hotel, Dublin, November , 2001 Conference Paper, 2001

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

McCabe C, Daly L, Fahy McCarthy E, O'Shea H, Ethical and Legal Decision Making with a Person with Advanced Dementia, Conference: Palliative Care Needs of People with Dementia: Building Capacity, Mullingar Park Hotel, 3rd November, 2015, Irish Hospice Foundation Invited Talk, 2015

Daly, L., & McCabe C., Scoping Review to Inform the Development of an Inter-disciplinary Masters in Gerontology, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin., March, 2013 Report, 2013

McCabe C, Dinsmore J, Brady AM, McKee G, O'Donnell, S, COPD - Behavioural Change, Self Management & Peer Perspective: Project Report, School of Nursing & Midiwfery, May, 2012 Report, 2012

Brady, A-M & Mc Cabe, C., Human factors in Nursing Education , Human Factors in Healthcare, Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 24th November, 2011, State Claims Agency Invited Talk, 2011

McCabe C, Roche D, Hegarty F, McCann S, The 'Open Window' Project - A Novel Art Intervention in the Treatment of Patients Undergoing Stem Cell Transplantation. , EBMT (UK) NAP Nursing Conference, Nottingham, 28th June , 2006, EBMT (UK) NAP Invited Talk, 2006

McCabe C., Roche D., Hegarty F., McCann S., Art in Health Care: Essential or Just Nice to Look At!, Creative Methods Symposium,, Ickworth Hotel, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, 7th December, 2006, Homerton School of Health Studies (HSHS), Angela Ruskin University, Cambridge. Invited Talk, 2006

McCabe C, Roche D, Hegarty F, McCann S., 'Open Window' Project - a novel intervention in the treatment of haematological malignancies, Irish Haematology Nurses Association, Newsletter, (June), 2005 Journal Article, 2005

McCabe, C., Diagnosis and treatment of Meningitis in Children, World of Irish Nursing, 7, (8), 1999, p20 - 21 Journal Article, 1999

McCabe, C., Child abuse: What's the problem? What's the solution, St Paul Ireland, 1997 Journal Article, 1997

McCabe, C., Meningitis in Children, Irish Emergency Nurses Association Conference, St. Mary's Hospital, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 10th October, 1998 Conference Paper,

Research Expertise

Description

My key research interests are: .Health care technology including mobile technology for extending/broadening the context of health care, eg, homes, residential settings and mobile technology for self-management and behavioural change in chronic illness. .User participation in ICT content development, design, function and evaluation. .Technology for the provision of meaningful social/cultural experiences for people living in residential care settings with and without cognitive impairment. .Arts and Health .Systematic Reviews

Projects

  • Title
    • National Review of Art and Health Practice in Ireland
  • Summary
    • The main aim of this project was to explore the establishment of a formal framework to support the development of arts and health practice in Ireland. The research examines what form such a framework might take. Data was collected using A systematic literature review, a National Audit of current arts and health practice and interviews with relevant stakeholders in arts and health. Objectives .Carry out a review examining the scope of arts and health projects on both a national and international level. .Identify the nature of projects and initiatives in Ireland, the numbers of people involved and the types of people involved. .Identify the range and type of health services involved. .Identify the range of arts practices involved in health related projects.
  • Funding Agency
    • Joint HSE and Arts Council
  • Date From
    • October 2015
  • Date To
    • January 2016
  • Title
    • . Developing technological based educational, motivational and health promoting material to support self management in patients with chronic illnesses.
  • Summary
    • The purpose of this study using behaviour change principles is to develop technological based educational, motivational and health promoting material to support self management in patients with chronic illnesses. Objectives: . To explore care needs, sources of support & experiences of patients & carers living at home with chronic illness . To assess patient knowledge, ability and readiness to self manage their care needs in relation to chronic illness . To develop educational, motivational and health promoting material for use by patients and carers for generic and specific chronic illnesses . To optimise the self care management potential for patients with chronic illness An Action research design is used and it is a process by which behavioural science knowledge is integrated with scientific knowledge and applied to solve real organisational problems' (Shani and Passmore, 1985). In this study it is proposed that an initial reflective process will enable user/carer support needs to be identified. Using principles of behavioural change, the research team will then develop new resource material, or enhance existing material, to address the specific self management needs of this group. To complete the action research cycle, participants of the patient/carer group will be invited evaluate the developed material.
  • Funding Agency
    • TRIL(Technology Research for Independent Living) in partnership with Intel Ireland
  • Date From
    • June 2011
  • Date To
    • March 2012
  • Title
    • 'Open Window' Study - An evaluation of a novel art intervention in the treatment of patients undergoing stem cell transplantation
  • Summary
    • Over the past 25 years in health care, art has become increasingly recognised as a key ingredient in the planning and development of patient-centered and healing environments. This is not a new idea (Clayton and Opotow 2003; Crow et al 2002)and even today art, whose value in health lies in its ability to comfort, console and sustain (Wikoff 2004) is thought to reduce stress and anxiety levels, promote well-being and a positive mood in patients [Clayton and Opotow 2003; Staricoff et al 2001). Open Window' is a novel art intervention in the treatment of patients with haematological malignancies and has been available on a pilot basis in two rooms only on the Denis Burkitt Ward for the past year and a half. Patients on this ward are cared for in protective isolation in single, air conditioned en suite rooms and visiting is restricted. The rooms are clinical in appearance and views from the windows are restricted. 'Open Window' was developed specifically as an art intervention in response to the patients' environment and also because it may help patients adjust positively to their experience of having a life threatening illness during and after stem cell transplantation. Art specifically is thought to help patients modify or develop a new sense of self and self-esteem which is adversely affected by having a life threatening illness. Aims and Objectives .To measure the effect of 'Open Window' on patients' psychological well-being .To explore patient perceptions of how 'Open Window' influenced their experience of having a stem cell transplant.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Cancer Society
  • Date From
    • November 2004
  • Date To
    • November 2007
  • Title
    • The development of an assistive navigational software platform to enable self management in chronic illness (e.g. COPD & Stroke)
  • Summary
    • Since the widespread introduction of a new generation of mobile smart tablets in 2010 the capabilities of the PC have been surpassed by a new highly intuitive, user friendly, mobile system. We are proposing to use this new assistive technology to create an application design which will allow patients with a variety of chronic illnesses eg. COPD, Diabetes etc. to tailor their own subjective recovery on various rewards based motivational paradigms and will also be transferrable to other chronic illnesses. This software application allows for the provision of self-management, is interactive, providing 'real time' rehabilitation data that is responsive to the subjective rehabilitation of the user on social, psychological and physical dimensions. This platform will provide the end user with a culturally attuned, individualised responsive application to enable self-management.
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland: Commercialisation Feasibility Case Grant
  • Date From
    • 15th December 2013
  • Date To
    • March 2014
  • Title
    • Cochrane Review
  • Summary
    • Computer and mobile technology interventions for self management in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Date From
    • Jan 2015
  • Date To
    • June 2016
  • Title
    • An action research study evaluating the effect of an action learning programme on healthcare professional'knowledge, attitues and practice
  • Summary
    • The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an action learning programme on healthcare professional'knowledge, attitudes and practice in relation to cancer related pain management in acute medical and surgical wards.
  • Date From
    • 2011
  • Date To
    • 2015
  • Title
    • A Study of Interprofessional Education & Interprofessional Working
  • Summary
    • The aim of this study is to determine undergraduate healthcare students' views and attitudes regarding interprofessional working and education in one large university in the Republic of Ireland over one academic year
  • Date From
    • 2010
  • Date To
    • 2016

Keywords

Adjustment Psychology; Assistive technology for improving QoL in Residential Care; Bone Marrow transplantation and transfusion; Chronic Illness self-management; Psychometrics; QUALITY OF LIFE; RANDOMISED-CONTROLLED TRIAL

Recognition

Memberships

The Irish Platform for Patients' Organisations, Science and Industry (IPPOSI) October 2012 – to date