Anne-Marie Corroon
Disability Pension, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Byrne, G., Mooney, B. Timmins, F. and Corroon, A.M., Irish Nursing students' self reported harm due to their personal alcohol consumption, 2014 Journal Article, 2014

Nicholl, H., Connaire, K., Price, J., Tracey, C., Corroon, A.M., Doyle, C., Nic Philbin, C., Hayes, A., Malone, H., The Challenges of providing Interdisciplinary Education in a Palliative Care Programme., AISHE responding to Change: Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education., Dublin City University., 30th/31st Aug 2012, 2012, pp38 - 38 Published Abstract, 2012

Timmins, F , Corroon, A.M, Byrne, G. and Mooney, B. , The Challenge of Contemporary Nurse Education Programmes. Perceived Stressors of Nursing Students: Mental Health and Related Lifestyle Issues, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing , 18, (9), 2011, p758 - 766 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Mooney, B., Timmins, F., Byrne, G, Corroon, A-M, 'Nursing Students Attitudes to Health Promotion to: Implications for Teaching Practice, 3rd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference., NUIG, Galway , 2011, pp5 - 5 Poster, 2011

Timmins, F , Mooney, B. Byrne, G. and Corroon, A.M,, Nursing students' attitudes to health promotion to: Implications for teaching practice, Nurse Education Today, 31, (8), 2011, p841 - 848 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Mooney, B. Timmins, F. Byrne, G., and Corroon, A.M., Nursing Students Attitudes to Health Promotion, NET 2011 22nd International Participative Conference for Education in Health Care, Churchill College, University of Cambridge. UK, 6-9th September, 2011, pp252 - 252 Poster, 2011

Mooney, B. , Timmins, F., Byrne, G., Corroon, A-M, Nursing Students Attitudes to Health Promotion to: Implications for Teaching Practice, Annual Summer Conference, Health Promotion Research Conference , NUIG Galway , 30th June 2011, 2011, pp2 - 2 Poster, 2011

Doyle, C., Nicholl, H., Connaire, K., Corroon, A.M., Nic Philbin, C., Hayes, A., Rees, B., Stakeholder Involvement in Curriculum Development - The Opportunities, 11th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, 4th November, 2011 Poster, 2011

Timmins, F., Corroon, A-M, Byrne, G., Mooney, B, Perceived Stressors of Nursing Students and Related Lifestyle Issues, Annual Summer Health Promotion Research Conference , NUIG Galway , 30th June 2011, 2011, pp3 - 3 Poster, 2011

Mooney, B., Byrne, G., Timmins, F. ,Corroon, A-M,, The Challenge of Contemporary Nurse Education Programmes: Perceived Stressors of Nursing Student and Related Lifestyle Issues, Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice 4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway, NUI Galway, Ireland, 4th & 5th of April, 2011 Meeting Abstract, 2011

Byrne, G., Corroon, A.M., Mooney, B. and Timmins, F. , Nursing Students Attitudes to Health Promotion: Implications for Teaching Practice , School of Nursing and Midwifery, 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, 4th -5th Nov 2010, 2010, pp123 - 123 Poster, 2010

Byrne, G., Corroon, A.M., Mooney, B. and Timmins, F. , Nursing Students Attitudes to Health Promotion: Implications for Teaching Practice , University of Chester and University of Salford: Stepping Up to the Mark: Integrated working: working smarter, working better., Chester UK, 31st March 2010 , 2010, pp25 - 25 Poster, 2010

Byrne, G., Timmins, F., Mooney, B. and Corroon, A.M. , Prevalence of binge drinking among Irish nursing students , School of Nursing and Midwifery, 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference,, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dublin, Trinity College , 4th -5th November, 2010, pp21 - 21 Oral Presentation, 2010

Mooney, B., Byrne, G., Timmins, F. ,Corroon, A-M,, A Comparative analysis of nursing students smoking and drinking habits to other college students, 2nd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway, School of Nursing & Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway, 6th & 7th of April , 2009 Meeting Abstract, 2009

Corroon, AM., Caring for Families of Dying Patients - The Nursing Experience , European Association of Palliative Care EAPC , 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Gobnait Byrne, Ann-Marie Corroon, Brona Mooney and Fiona Timmins, Lifestyle behaviours of Irish nursing students: a preliminary pilot study, 8th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery,Trinity College Dublin, 8th - 10th November, 2007 Meeting Abstract, 2007

Corroon AM, Empathy and Engagement in Palliative Care, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Byrne G; Corroon AM; Mooney B; Timmins F, Do Irish Nursing Students Smoke and Drink More Than Other College Students? , 8th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin , Trinity College Dublin, Ireland , 2007, 2007 Meeting Abstract, 2007

Corroon AM, Facilities for Relatives of Terminally Ill Patients in the Acute Care Setting , School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Corroon AM, Facilities for Relatives of Terminally Ill Patients in the Acute Care Setting , School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Corroon, AM., British Psychosocial Oncology Society BPOS Conference (2006) Nursing Interventions in Caring for Relatives of Terminally Ill Patients. Corroon, AM., British Psychosocial Oncology Society BPOS Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2006, 2006 Poster, 2006

Corroon, Anne - Marie, Nurses' Experience of Caring for Relatives of Terminally Ill Patients - The Relationship with the Family, TCD 5th Annual International research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 2004, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Corroon AM, Oncology Nurses' Experience of Caring for Relatives of Terminally Ill Patients, UICC World Conference for Cancer Organisations, Dublin, Ireland, 2004, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Corroon, Anne - Marie , Oral Care: Tools, Techniques and Solutions, Irish Nurses Research Interest Group Annual Conference, 1993, 1993 Conference Paper, 1993

Research Expertise

Description

Palliative Care, Death & Dying, Nursing, Respiratory Nursing, Health Promotion, Head & Neck Nursing

Projects

  • Title
    • Nurses' Experiences of Caring for Relatives of Terminally Il Patients
  • Summary
    • The literature reveals that nurses find caring for relatives of terminally ill patients problematic. No research exists detailing this phenomenon in the Irish healthcare setting. Therefore this study was undertaken to explore nurses' lived experiences of caring for relatives of terminally ill patients on oncology wards. A hermeneutic phenomenological methodology was employed in this study. Seven nurses were interviewed using in-depth open interviews, to explore their experience of this phenomenon. The analysis of the transcripts was influenced by Gadamerian philosophy. The concepts of the hermeneutic circle and the fusion of horizons were utilised to analyse the data. The experience of caring for relatives of terminally ill patients was found to be multifaceted, and though a difficult experience it was clearly rewarding. The relationship with the family was identified as being central to the degree of support that the relatives obtained from nurses. Key nursing interventions that were identified included enabling realisation, facilitating relatives' involvement in the patients' care and making the death as good as possible. Facilities for relatives were noted to be inadequate and suggestions for improvement are made. The respondents felt unprepared for this role, though most reported that there was a good level of informal support available on the wards through debriefing. However greater preparation and support are warranted as the experience can be emotionally draining. Staff mentorship and continuing education may serve to address this need. The findings may be regarded as culturally specific, so the transferability of the findings to another culture is questionable. Further research exploring nurses' and relatives' experiences would greatly enhance the understanding of this phenomenon. It is imperative to investigate relatives' preferences with regard to the nurses' presence when the patient is dying.

Keywords

Acute care nursing; Care of relatives within palliative care; Clinical learning environment in nursing; Community health and general practice; Epidemiology; Head and neck surgery; Health attitudes and behaviour; Health management; Health outcomes; Health status and inequalities; Nurse communication in intensive care; PALLIATION; PALLIATIVE; PALLIATIVE CARE; Palliative care nursing; Patterns of health; Preventative nursing; Primary care; PRIMARY-CARE; Public health; RELATIVES

Recognition

Memberships

Registered Nurse with An Bord Altranais 1992 – present

Current member of Head and Neck Nurses Association 2002

Current member of Irish association for Palliative Care 2007