Paul Keenan
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Biography

Paul Keenan MSc, MA, BSc, PGCE, DipRS, DipHE NP, RNID, RNT.

Paul is Assistant Professor - Intellectual Disability Nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. Paul has over 30 years of clinical practice, education and research experience in intellectual disability nursing and health and social care management in Ireland, United Kingdom and New Zealand. For the past twenty years he has been engaged in academic teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as research and peer-reviewed publications. His recent research, in collaboration with health service providers, focused on implementing and evaluating person-centred practice at service-user, health professional, and health system/culture level. His research has included projects funded by Scope UK (Cerebral Palsy Society), Health Service Executive and National Disability Authority, Ireland. He recently Project Managed a two year HSE funded action research project to establish person centred practices in intellectual disability health services in Leinster (2011-2013). He is an educational consultant to Special Olympics Ireland (2006-Current) and was co-editor of the first three editions of their Tutor Training Manual. He supervises postgraduate research students across Faculties. He is currently Co-Chairperson of Nursing Network in Intellectual Disability, Ireland (NNIDI) and recently co-edited the book 'Nursing in Intellectual Disabilities: Irish and International Perspectives'. NNIDI, Dublin. ISBN. 9781905952960. His work is widely published internationally.

He was Head of Discipline - Intellectual Disability Nursing (2008-2012), Associate Director Undergraduate Nursing Programmes (2008), Associate Director Undergraduate Teaching and Learning (2008) Executive member of the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI)(2012-2016) at Trinity College Dublin. He is also a former member of the East of England Learning Disability Research Forum, Cambridge University and External Examiner Keele University, UK.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

National occupational standards and professional requirements - Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) UK. in, editor(s)Owen Barr and Bob Gates , Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing, 2nd Edition, Oxford, UK, Oxford Medical, Oxford University Press, 2018, [Paul Michael Keenan] Book Chapter, 2018

Independent regulators of care quality - Health Information and Quality Improvement Authority: Republic of Ireland. in, editor(s)Owen Barr and Bod Gates , Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing, 2nd Edition., Oxford, UK, Oxford Medical, Oxford University Press, 2018, [Paul Michael Keenan] Book Chapter, 2018

Griffiths Colin, Fleming Sandra, Horan Paul, Keenan Paul Michael, Henderson Karen, O'Reilly Aine and Doyle Carmel., Supporting safe eating and drinking for people with severe and profound intellectual and multiple disabilities., Learning Disability Practice. , 21, (1), 2018, p26-31 Journal Article, 2018

National occupational standards and professional requirements - Obtaining initial professional registration. in, editor(s)Owen Barr and Bob Gates , Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing, 2nd Edition., Oxford, UK, Oxford Medical, Oxford University Press, 2018, [Paul Michael Keenan] Book Chapter, 2018

National occupational standards and professional requirements - Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI): Republic of Ireland. in, editor(s)Owen Barr and Bob Gates , Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing, 2nd Edition., Oxford, UK, Oxford Medical, Oxford University Press, 2018, [Paul Michael Keenan] Book Chapter, 2018

Doyle C., Byrne K., Fleming S., Griffiths C., Horan P., Keenan P., Enhancing the experience of people with intellectual disabilities who access healthcare, Positive Choices 2018, Trinity College, Dublin, 19th April, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

National occupational standards and professional requirements - Maintaining ongoing professional registration. in, editor(s)Owen Barr and Bob Gates , Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing, 2nd Edition., Oxford, UK, Oxford Medical, Oxford University Press, 2018, [Paul Michael Keenan] Book Chapter, 2018

Keenan, Paul Michael., Fleming, Sandra, Horan, Paul., Byrne, Kathleen., Burke, Eilish., Cleary, Michelle., Doyle, Carmel. Griffiths, Colin., Urinary continence promotion and the person with an intellectual disability., Learning Disability Practice. , 21, (3), 2018, p28 - 34 Journal Article, 2018

Keenan, Paul Michael and Majella Kirwan, Nurses' understanding of spirituality and the spirituality of older people with dementia in the continuing care setting., Religions , 9, (2), 2018, p1-10 Journal Article, 2018 URL

Keenan P, Griffiths C., Fleming S., Horan, P., Henderson K., O' Reilly A and Doyle C., Supporting safe eating and drinking for people with severe and profound intellectual and multiple disabilities, Positive Choices - Heroes and Champions deserve to live a life free from fear, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, University of Dublin, 19th April 2018, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

Keenan, Paul Michael., Being and feeling spiritually safe when receiving health and social care. , Catholic Medical Quarterly, 67, (2), 2017, p1-4 Journal Article, 2017 URL

Keenan, Paul Michael., Spiritual Vulnerability, Spiritual Risk and Spiritual Safety-In Answer to a Question: 'Why Is Spirituality Important within Health and Social Care?' at the 'Second International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference 2016-Nurturing the Spirit.' Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin. , Religions , 8, (3), 2017, p38-40. doi:10.3390/rel80 Journal Article, 2017

Keenan, Paul Michael and Doody, Owen. , Nursing in Intellectual Disabilities: Irish and International Perspectives., 1st, Dublin, Nursing Network in Intellectual Disabilities, Ireland,, 2017, I-xv, 1-89. pp Book, 2017 URL

Intellectual Disability Social Policy: An overview. in, editor(s)Keenan, Paul Michael and Doody Owen. , Nursing in Intellectual Disabilities: Irish and International Perspectives. , Dublin, Ireland., Nursing Network in Intellectual Disabilities, Ireland,, 2017, pp6-10. , [Keenan, Paul Michael and Doody Owen.] Book Chapter, 2017 URL

Intellectual Disabilities - Concepts and Meanings. in, editor(s)Keenan, Paul Michael and Doody, Owen. , Nursing in Intellectual Disabilities: Irish and International Perspectives., Dublin, Ireland., Nursing Network in Intellectual Disabilities, Ireland,, 2017, pp1-5. , [Keenan, Paul Michael and Doody, Owen.] Book Chapter, 2017 URL

The Nursing network in intellectual disability, Ireland: a brief history. in, editor(s)Keenan, Paul Michael and Doody, Owen. , Nursing in Intellectual Disabilities: Irish and International Perspectives., Dublin, Ireland., Nursing Network in Intellectual Disabilities, Ireland, , 2017, ppxii-xiii. , [Keenan, Paul Michael and Doody, Owen.] Book Chapter, 2017 URL

Person-centred planning: A way of being and serving rather than simply saying and doing. in, editor(s)Keenan, Paul Michael and Doody, Owen. , Nursing in Intellectual Disabilities: Irish and International Perspectives. , Dublin, Ireland., Nursing Network in Intellectual Disabilities, Ireland,, 2017, pp31-35. , [Keenan, Paul Michael.] Book Chapter, 2017 URL

Keenan, Paul Michael., The Intellectual Disability Nurses' facilitation of Person Centred Planning in the everyday lives of people with an Intellectual Disability - Ways of being and serving rather than saying and doing., Nursing Network in Intellectual Disabilities, Ireland Conference, Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland., 30th June, 2017, Nursing Network in Intellectual Disabilities, Ireland. , 1-5pp Invited Talk, 2017 URL

Module 5 - Managing Athletes Vulnerability, Safety and Behaviours that may be challenging. in, editor(s)Keenan P., Doyle C. and Maguire O.P. (2017). , Special Olympics Ireland Tutor Training Manual - Intellectual Disability Education Modules. 3rd ed.)., Dublin, Ireland., Special Olympics Ireland., 2017, pp1-40 , [Keenan, Paul Michael.] Book Chapter, 2017

Nursing in intellectual disabilities: Irish and international perspectives. in, editor(s)Keenan, Paul Michael. and Doody, Owen. , Nursing in Intellectual Disabilities: Irish and International Perspectives., Dublin, Ireland., Nursing Network in Intellectual Disabilities, Ireland, , 2017, ppxiv-xv. , [Keenan, Paul Michael and Doody, Owen.] Book Chapter, 2017 URL

Kirwan, Majella and Keenan, Paul Michael., Nurses' perspectives in meeting the spiritual needs of people with dementia in a publicly funded continuing care setting in Ireland. , 3rd International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference. , School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin., 22 June , edited by Spirituality Interest Group, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin. , 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

KEENAN, P.M., Doyle, C. and Maguire, O.P., Special Olympics Ireland Tutor Training Manual - Intellectual Disability Education Modules. , 3rd., Dublin, Ireland., Special Olympics Ireland., 2017 Book, 2017

García Iriarte, E., O'Donoghue, M., Keenan, P., &l Feely, M., A Literature Review to Inform the Development of a National Framework for Person-Centred Planning in Disability Services, Dublin , Health Service Executive & National Disability Authority, 2017 Report, 2017

Nurse prescribing in Ireland. in, editor(s)Keenan, Paul Michael and Doody, Owen. , Nursing in Intellectual Disabilities: Irish and International Perspectives., Dublin, Ireland., Nursing Network in Intellectual Disabilities, Ireland,, 2017, pp36-39. , [Keenan, Paul Michael and Doody, Owen.] Book Chapter, 2017 URL

Paul M Keenan and Ciara MacDermott, Spirituality and grief - the nurse's experience in caring for children with an Intellectual Disability who have died in their care., TCD Spirituality Interest Group, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin , 5th May, 2016, TCD Spirituality Interest Group Invited Talk, 2016

Keenan, Paul Michael and MacDermott, Ciara., Prayer and Religion-Irish Nurses Caring for an Intellectually Disabled Child Who Has Died., Religions , 7, (12), 2016, phttp://www.doi:10.3390/rel7120 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Doyle C., Byrne K., Fleming S., Griffiths C., Horan P., Keenan P. , Enhancing the experience of persons with intellectual disabilities who are accessing healthcare , Learning Disability Practice, 19, (6), 2016, pdoi.10.7748/ldp.2016.e1752 Journal Article, 2016

Keenan P & Mac Dermott C, How nurses grieve for children who die in their care., Learning Disability Practice, 19, (3), 2016, p16 - 22 Journal Article, 2016

Keenan P & Mac Dermott C, Spirituality and the nurses' management of grief, 2nd International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, 23rd June 2016, edited by Spirituality Interest Group, School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD , 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Koenigstorfer A & Keenan P., The predictive ability of high quality therapeutic alliance on outcome for adolescents undergoing treatment for anorexia nervosa. A systematic review., 16th International Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference - Health, Wellbeing and Innovation: advancing research, practice and education., School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, 4th November 2015, edited by Research Events Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery , 2015, pp2 Conference Paper, 2015

Griffiths C & Keenan P, Keynote presentation - The times they are a changing - Where next for Irish Nursing and Midwifery?. , 16th International Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference - Health, Wellbeing and Innovation: advancing research, practice and education. (HIRC 2015), School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin., 5 November, 2015, Research Events Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin Invited Talk, 2015

Sheerin, F., Griffiths, C., Keenan, P. And De Vries, J., An evaluation of a community living initiative in Ireland, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 19, (3), 2015, p266 - 281 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Griffiths C, Sheerin F, De Vries J and Keenan P., An evaluation of a community living initiative in West Dublin., Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, Pathways to Inclusion 4th International IASSIDD Europe Regional Congress, Vienna, 14th-17th July 2014, 27, (4), 2014, pp344 - 344 Oral Presentation, 2014

Keenan, P., 15 plus - 'Working and Learning together'. , The Nursing Network in Intellectual Disability, Ireland Masterclass 2014, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 7th November, 2014, The Nursing Network in Intellectual Disability, Ireland Invited Talk, 2014

MacDermott, C. & KEENAN, P. , The nurses' grief - having cared for a child with an intellectual disability who has died. , Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference & Student Colloquium Health, Wellbeing and Innovation: Recent advances in research, practice and education, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 4th-6th Nov 2014, 2014 Oral Presentation, 2014

Horan, P., Griffiths, C., Croften, C., Keenan, P., Fleming, S. & Sheerin, F., An exploration of the Irish Intellectual Disability nursing profession's opinions as to the potential future shape of professional curricula in 21st century Ireland., Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, Pathways to Inclusion - 4th International IASSIDD Europe Regional Congress, , University of Vienna, 14th-17th July 2014, 27, (4), Wiley Blackwell, 2014, pp319 Oral Presentation, 2014

Griffiths, C., Keenan, P., McCausland, D., Hynes, G., McCarron, M., McCallion, P, Engineering change in the culture and practices of a service for people with intellectual disability., Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, Pathways to Inclusion 4th International IASSIDD Europe Regional Congress, Vienna, 14th-17th July 2014, 27, (4), 2014, pp359 - 359 Conference Paper, 2014

McDermott, C. & Keenan, P. , Grief experiences of nurses in Ireland who have cared for children with an intellectual disability who have died., International Journal of Palliative Nursing. , 20, (12), 2014, p584 - 590 Journal Article, 2014

Keenan P. & Ni Riain M., Special Olympics Ireland Tutor Training Manual Intellectual Disability Education , 2, Dublin, Special Olympics Ireland, 2013, 1pp Book, 2013

McCarron, M., McCausland, D., Keenan, P., Griffiths, C., Hynes, G., McCallion, P, A Collaborative Initiative to Implement Person Centred Practice, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 2013 Report, 2013

Horan P, Griffiths C, Crofton C, Keenan P, Fleming S and Sheerin F., The future of undergraduate education of Registered Intellectual Disability Nurses' in the Republic of Ireland. , Learning/Intellectual Disability Nursing Academic Network Conference: Creative Practice Learning in a Changing Landscape, University of South Wales - Cardiff Wales UK, 21st Sept 2013, 2013 Meeting Abstract, 2013

Sheerin, F., Keenan, P., and Lawler, D., Mothers with Intellectual Disabilities: Interactions with Children and Family Services in Ireland, British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 41, (3), 2013, p189 - 196 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Griffiths C, Keenan P, McCausland D, Hynes G, McCarron M and McCallion P, My Needs, My Wants, My Aspirations. The findings of a collaborative initiative to implement person-centred care in a service for people with intellectual disability: A case study. , 13th Annual Research Conference, The Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork. Ireland. , University College Cork. Ireland, 8th November 2013, 2013 Meeting Abstract, 2013

Horan P, Griffiths C, Crofton C, Keenan P, Fleming S and Sheerin F, Registered Intellectual Disability Nursing undergraduate education in the Republic of Ireland: The views of the profession and the current policy perspective , LIDNAN Seminar at the Positive Choices Conference , University of Cumbria Lancaster Campus Lancashire England UK, 21st/22nd March 2013, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

Module 5 - Vulnerability, Conduct, Behaviour and managing risk for Athletes. in, editor(s)Keenan, P.M. & Ni Riain, , Special Olympics Ireland Tutor Training Manual Intellectual Disability Education Modules 2st Edition., Dublin, Special Olympics Ireland, 2013, pp1-40 , [Paul Michael Keenan] Book Chapter, 2013

Keenan, P & Hughes, C. , Networks and Networking in Ireland. A Guide for Nurses Working in Intellectual Disability Services. , 1, Dublin, The Nursing Network in Intellectual Disability Ireland, 2012, 1-28 Report, 2012 URL

Griffiths C, Crofton C, Horan P, Keenan P, Fleming S & Sheerin F., The views of Registered Intellectual Disability Nurses regarding the future of nurse education in Ireland, Conference Proceedings, Nursing Network in Intellectual Disability Ireland (NNIDI) Conference, Stewarts Care Ltd, Palmerstown, Dublin, 26th September 2012, edited by NNIDI Conference Committee , NNIDI, 2012, pp1-2 Poster, 2012

Griffiths C, Crofton C, Horan P, Keenan P, Fleming S & Sheerin F.,, A Survey of the views of Registered Nurses in Intellectual Disability in Ireland in response to the Review of the Intellectual Disability Undergraduate Nursing Programme, The School of Nursing and Midwifery , Trinity College Dublin, August, 2012, 1, 20 Report, 2012

Griffiths C, Crofton C, Horan P, Keenan P, Fleming S, Sheerin F., A survey of the views of Registered Nurses in Intellectual Disability in response to the Review of the Intellectual Disability Undergraduate Nursing Programme., Nursing Network in Intellectual Disability Ireland. National Conference, Stewarts Care, Palmerstown, Dublin, 26th September, 2012 Meeting Abstract, 2012

Keenan, P. & Hughes, C., Promoting Networks and Networking among Nurses in Intellectual Disability Services in Ireland, Nursing Network In Intellectual Disability Ireland (NNIDI) Conference, Stewarts Hospital, Palmerstown, Dublin, 26th September , 2012, NNIDI Invited Talk, 2012

Griffiths C, Crofton C, Horan P, Fleming S, Keenan P and Sheerin F.,, Intellectual Disability Nurses' views on the future of nurse education in Ireland. Intellectual , Intellectual Disability Nursing Symposium., St. Patrick's Centre, Kilkenny, Ireland , Sept 25th , 2012 Meeting Abstract, 2012

Griffiths C, Crofton C, Horan P, Fleming S, Keenan P and Sheerin F., The views of Registered Intellectual Disability Nurses regarding the future of nurse education in Ireland., Optimising Health in the 21st Century, The School of Nursing and Midwifery,Trinity College Dublin., 8th November , 2012 Meeting Abstract, 2012

Grimes, P. & KEENAN, P., Bereavement and Severe Intellectual Disability: Healthcare workers experience, 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference - Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 9th- 10th Nov 2011, edited by School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Committee , 2011, pp43 Conference Paper, 2011

KEENAN, P., She'll be glad... The Moth - Arts and Literature, 2011, - 4:9 Poetry, 2011

Module 5 - Behaviour, Safety, Vulnerability and Assessing Risk for Athletes in, editor(s)Codd, Annette. & Keenan, Paul Michael , Special Olympics Ireland Tutor Training Manual Intellectual Disability Education Modules 1st Edition, Dublin, Special Olympics Ireland, 2011, 1-32 , [Paul Michael Keenan] Book Chapter, 2011

Lalor, Joan., Lawler, Denise., Begley, Cecily., Sheerin, Fintan., KEENAN, Paul., Higgins, Agnes., Nicholl, Honor., Tuohy, Teresa., Kavanagh, Roisin, Accommodating diversity in the maternity services: the experiences of women with disabilities, ICM 29th Triennial Congress, Durban, South Africa, 19-23 June, 2011 Oral Presentation, 2011

Codd, A. & Keenan, P.M. (Eds) , Special Olympics Ireland Tutor Training Manual Intellectual Disability Education Modules. ., 1, Dublin, Special Olympics Ireland, 2011, 1-pp Book, 2011

Grimes, P. & KEENAN, P., Healthcare workers management of bereavement in people with severe intellectual disability - A qualitative descriptive study., Irish Association for Palliative Care 11th Annual Education and research seminar, Hilton Hotel, Dublin 2, 3rd February 2011, edited by The Irish Association for Palliative Care Research Forum , 2011, pp10 Conference Paper, 2011

Lawler D, Lalor J, Begley C, Higgins A, Sheerin F, Keenan P, Nicholl H, Tuohy, Kavanagh R. , Accommodating diversity in the maternity services: the experiences of women with disabilities , 29th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Durban, June, 2011, pp163 - 163 Meeting Abstract, 2011

Lalor, J., Lawler, D., Begley, C., Sheerin, F., KEENAN, P., Higgins, A., Nicholl, H., Tuohy, T. & Kavanagh, R., Women with disabilities: accessibility issues for women receiving care within the publicly-funded maternity service in the Republic of Ireland., 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference - Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education, Trinity College Dublin, 4th & 5th November , edited by Trinity College Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Events Committee , 2010, pp71 Meeting Abstract, 2010

Sheerin, F., KEENAN, P. & Lawlor, D., Publicly-funded Irish Health Services provided to women with an Intellectual Disability during pregnancy, child-birth and early motherhood - service providers views, 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference - Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 4th & 5th November, edited by School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Research Events Committee , 2010, pp1- Poster, 2010

KEENAN, P., Sheerin, F. & Lawlor, D., Women with Intellectual Disabilities experiences of publicly-funded Irish Health Services during pregnancy, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference - Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education, Trinity College Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery, 4th & 5th November, edited by Trinity College Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery Research Events Committee , 2010, 67 Conference Paper, 2010

Begley, C., Higgins, A., Lalor, J., Sheerin, F., Alexander, J., Nicholl, H., Lawler, D., Keenan, P., Tuohy, T., Kavanagh, R , The strengths and weaknesses of publicly-funded Irish health services provided to women with disabilities in relation to pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood , Dublin, National Disability Authority, 2010 Report, 2010 URL

Lalor J, Lawler, D., Begley, C., Sheerin, F., Keenan, P., Higgins, A., Nicholl, H., Tuohy, T., Kavanagh, R. , Women with disabilities: accessibility issues for women receiving care within the publically-funded maternity service in the Republic of Ireland, 11th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery , Trinity College Dublin, November, 2010, pp71 - 71 Meeting Abstract, 2010

Begley, C., Higgins, A., Lalor, J., Sheerin, F., Alexander, J., Nicholl, H., Lawler, D., KEENAN, P., Tuohy, T and Kavanagh, R., The Strengths and Weaknesses of Publicly-funded Irish Health Services Provided to Women with Disabilities in Relation to Pregnancy, Childbirth and Early Motherhood., Dublin. http://www.nursing-midwifery.tcd.ie/assets/publications/pdf/nda-report-final-2010.pdf, National Disability Authority. , 2010 Report, 2010

Begley C, Higgins A, Lalor J, Sheerin F, Alexander J, Nicholl H, Lawler D. Keenan P, Tuohy T, Kavanagh R., Maternity care needs of women with disabilities: a hidden challenge. , Conference abstract, European Academy of Nursing Science Annual Scientific Meeting., Klaipeda, Lithuania., January 2009, 2009, pp30 - 31 Conference Paper, 2009

Begley, C., Higgins, A., Lalor, J., Sheerin, F., Alexander. J., Nicholl, H., Lawler, D., KEENAN, P., Tuohy, T. & Kavanagh, R., Women with disabilities: barriers and facilitators to accessing services during pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood., Dublin, National Disability Authority, 2009 Report, 2009

Keenan, P., A daybook for nurse leaders and mentors, Review of A daybook for nurse leaders and mentors, by Fay L. Bower , Nurse Education in Practice, 10, (3), 2009, pe16 Review, 2009

KEENAN, P., Coughlan, M., Donnellan, C., Costello, P., Porter, M., Commonalities and diversity: a comparison study across student nurse cohorts of various examination approaches used for assessing second year, undergraduate honours degree courses undertaking biological science at an Irish University, NET2009. 20th International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference., Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, 8th-10th Sept 2009, 2009, pp243- Poster, 2009

Coughlan, M.; Keenan, P.; Donnellan, C.; Costello, P.; Porter, M., A comparison study of assessment approaches used to examine second year degree student nurses knowledge of biological sciences at an Irish University. , Proceedings of the Conference, 2nd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference - Building and Promoting Excellance in Practice, Ollscoil na hEireann, Gaillimb / National University of Ireland, Galway., 6th-7th April 2009, 2009, pp2 Poster, 2009

National Occupational Standards - An Bord Altranais (The Nursing Board) requirements. in, editor(s)Gates, Bob. & Barr, Owen.. , Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2009, pp528 - 529, [Keenan, P. & Mulkerrins, J.] Book Chapter, 2009

National Occupational Standards - Codes of practice in, editor(s)Gates, B. & Barr, O. , Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2009, pp530 - 531, [Keenan, P. & Mulkerrins, J.] Book Chapter, 2009

Begley, C., Higgins, A., Lalor, J., Sheerin, F., Alexander, J., Nicholl, H., Lawler, D., Keenan, P., Tuohy, T. & Kavanagh, R. (2009), Maternity care needs of women disabilities: a hidden challenge., European Academy of Nursing Science Annual Scientific Meeting, Klaipeda, Lithuania, January , 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Begley, C., Higgins, A., Lalor, J., Alexander. J., Nicholl, H., Lawler, D., KEENAN, P., Tuohy, T. & Kavanagh, R. , Women with disabilities: policies governing procedure and practice in service provision in Ireland during pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood., Dublin, National Disability Authority, 2009 Report, 2009

Brady, AM., Redmond, R., Curtis, E., Fleming, S., Keenan, P., Malone, AM., Sheerin, F., Adverse events in health care: A literature Review, Journal of Nursing Management, 17, (2), 2009, p155 - 164 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text DOI

Redmond, Richard, Curtis, Elizabeth A., Noone, Tom, and Keenan, Paul, Service Quality in Higher Education: The Contribution of Edward Deming's Principles for Quality Improvement, 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Transforming Healthcare Through Reserch, Education and Technology, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 5th-7th Nov 2008, edited by Conference Committee , 2008 Meeting Abstract, 2008

Redmond, R. Curtis, E.A., Noone, T. and Keenan, P., Quality in Higher Education: The Contribution of Edward Deming's Principles for Quality Improvement, International Journal of Educational Management, 22, (5), 2008, p432 - 441 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Redmond, R, Curtis, E.A., Noone, T, and Keenan, P., Service Quality in Higher Education: The Contribution of Edward Deming's Principles for Quality Improvement, 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education and Technology, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 5th-7th Nov 2008, edited by Conference Committee, 2008 , 2008, pp227 Conference Paper, 2008

Keenan, P., Loosening. Studies - An Irish Quarterly Review 97 (385) p.72, 2008, - Poetry, 2008

Redmond, Richard, Curtis, Elizabeth A. Noone, Tom and Keenan, Paul(ed.), 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 5th -7th November 20, 2008 Proceedings of a Conference, 2008

Keenan, P. Coughlan, M. Porter, M. Costello, P. and Donnellan, C, A , Comparative Study of MCQ and Written Biology Question Results, in the Assessment of Undergraduate Second Year Student Nurses in an Irish University, 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD, 5th - 7th November 2, 2008, pp63 - 64 Conference Paper, 2008

Creative Methods and Critical Reflection in, editor(s)O'Neill, G.; Huntley-Moore, S. & Race, P. , Case Studies of Good Practice in the Assessment of Student Learning in Higher Education, Dublin: AISHE Readings No. 1, 2007, pp95 - 98, [McIntosh, P. Webb, C. & Keenan, P.M.] Book Chapter, 2007 URL

Paul Keenan, Path From The Ocean. Crannóg, Spring , 2007, - pp.60-61 Poetry, 2007 URL

Keenan, P., The role of Critical Incident Analysis in Intellectual Disability Practice within low secure hospital settings and residential social care settings in UK.., Clinical Directors and Senior Managers Development Day, Holiday Inn, Eight Ash Green, Essex. UK., 7th December, 2007, St Paul's Hospital, Essex, UK. Invited Talk, 2007

Keenan, P., Flying Home for Christmas. Studies. An Irish Quarterly Review. 96 (384) p. 390., 2007, - Miscellaneous, 2007

Keenan, P., Poetic Authenticity, MA/PGD/PGC in Inter-professional Healthcare Education, University Campus Suffolk, UK, 6th November, 2007, Faculty of Health, Wellbeing and Science Invited Talk, 2007

Keenan, P., Evaluating the Effectiveness of Functional Assessments for people with Intellectual Disabilities in low secure hospital environments and residential social care settings in UK., Clinical Directors and Senior Managers Development Day, Holiday Inn, Eight Ash Green, Essex. UK., 7th December, 2007, St Paul's Hospital, Essex, UK. Invited Talk, 2007

Keenan, P., The Application of Contributory Factor Analysis in meeting the needs of people with an Intellectual Disabilities who exhibit challenging behaviour in low secure hospital settings and residential social care settings in UK., Clinical Directors and Senior Managers Development Day, Holiday Inn, Eight Ash Green, Essex. UK., 7th December, 2007, St Paul's Hospital, Essex. UK Invited Talk, 2007

Regional Focus Éire Ireland in, editor(s)Jukes, M. & Aldridge, J. , Person-centred Practices - A holistic and integrated approach, London, Quay Books, 2007, pp223 - 243, [Keenan, P] Book Chapter, 2007 URL

Conference Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD(ed.), Keenan, P , Da. Da! DA! Would you listen to me. 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology., Conference Proceedings, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 8th - 10th Nov 2006, Conference Committee, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College., 2006, 357-362 p Proceedings of a Conference, 2006

Keenan, P. , Room to Rhyme , Review of Room to Rhyme. , by Seamus Heaney. University of Dundee. ISBN 09011396192. , The Lecturer in Higher Education, 1, (May), 2006 Review, 2006

Keenan, P , Da. Da! DA! Would you listen to me., 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology., Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 8th - 10th Nov , 2006 Poster, 2006

Keenan, P., Learning Disability - A life cycle approach to valuing people, Review of Learning Disability - A life cycle approach to valuing people. , by Grant, G.; Goward, O.; Richardson, M. & Ramcharan, P. Open University Press ISBN: 9780335214396 , Tizard Learning Disability Review, 11, (4), 2006, p45 Review, 2006 URL

Keenan, P , 'Twice the practitioner': Dual; pre-qualificatory training in Intellectual Disability Nursing and Social Work in England, 1971-2003. , Christmas Meeting of The Irish Society for Nursing and Midwifery History / An Cumann Eireannach um Stair na Banaltrachta agus Chnaimhseachais, Trinity College Dublin, 13th December , 2006, The Irish Society for Nursing and Midwifery History / An Cumann Eireannach um Stair na Banaltrachta agus Chnaimhseachais Invited Talk, 2006

Keenan, P., Poetics and Authenticity, MA/PGD/PGA in Inter-professional Healthcare Education module Reflexcivity in Practice, Suffolk College, 24th November 2006 , 2006, Faculty of Health, Suffolk College, UK Invited Talk, 2006

Law, F., Horan, P., & Keenan, P., (2006) Preliminary Report of Evaluation Project: An On-line survey of Networking in Learning Disability Nursing (Funded by The Leadership Centre (London) Commissioned by the NNLDN.) , 24th National Network of Learning Disabilities Nursing Conference , University of Ulster - Coleraine, 3rd & 4th July , 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Conference Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD(ed.), The challenges of developing a critical discourse analysis explanatory framework., Conference Proceedings 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology., School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 6, 2nd - 4th Nov 2005, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 2005, 345-354 p Proceedings of a Conference, 2005

Keenan, P., Poetic Authenticity, MA/PGD/PGC in Inter-professional Healthcare Education, Suffolk College. UK, Nov, 2005, Faculty of Health, Suffolk College. Invited Talk, 2005

Keenan, P. , The challenges of developing a critical discourse analysis explanatory framework. , 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology., Trinity College Dublin, 2nd - 4th Nov , 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Keenan, P. , Clark Gable in Mansfield: Selected Poems , Review of Clark Gable in Mansfield: Selected Poems , by Deborah Tyler-Bennett , The Lecturer in Higher Education, 1, (May), 2004 Review, 2004

Keenan, P. , Finders Keepers , Review of Finders Keepers , by Seamus Heaney , The Lecturer in Higher Education, (December), 2003 Review, 2003 URL

Keenan, P. , Poetic Culture in the Caribbean , Black History Month Ipswich, , Ipswich, Oct, 2003 Invited Talk, 2003

Taylor J., McIntosh P., Keenan P. & Mills P. , Presentation of Reseach findings., Identification of Primary Need (Cerebral Palsy and related needs). The Aim for 2005. , Five Lakes Country Club, Essex., Scope East Anglia, 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

Keenan, P, Rina's War , Review of Rina's War , by Julian Stannard , The Lecturer in Higher Education, 2002 Review, 2002

Goodchild, M. & Keenan, P., Continuing Professional Development: Establishing and Integrating the inter-professional dimension. , 4th Royal College of Nursing Joint Education Forum's Conference: Partners in Practice. , De Vere Hotel, Blackpool., 14 - 16th February, 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

Keenan P. , Working and Learning Together - Developing undergraduate studies for professionals, carers and families. , Learning Disabilities Sharing Best Practice Symposium. , The University of Hull. , 25 October , 2001 Conference Paper, 2001

Keenan P & McIntosh P , Learning Disabilities and Cancer Care - Professional Development Needs., 'Into the Future - the cutting edge'. Royal College of Nursing & Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology NHS Trust 6th Annual National Conference - Cancer Care 2000, The Queen Hotel, Chester, Cheshire., 4/5 February , 2000 Conference Paper, 2000

Keenan, P. , Learning Disabilities in Children, Review of Learning Disabilities in Children, Learning Disability Practice, 3, (4), 2000, p31 Review, 2000

Keenan P. & McIntosh P. , Learning Disabilities and Palliative Care-Professional Development Need., Palliative Care Today, 9, (1), 2000, p11 - 13 Journal Article, 2000

Keenan, P., Opinion: Should learning sign language be part of your training? , Prefessional Care of Mother and Child, 10, (5), 2000, p122- Journal Article, 2000

Keenan, P. & McIntosh, P. , Speaking Out. The British Journal of General Practice. 49 (446). pp.754-755, 1999, - Miscellaneous, 1999

Keenan P. & McIntosh P. , Health Care should be available to all. The Nursing Times. 95 (32) p.18., 1999, - Miscellaneous, 1999

Keenan P. & McIntosh P. , Denying treatment to Down's Syndrome children. Professional Care of Mother and Child. 9 (5) p.133. , 1999, - Miscellaneous, 1999

Keenan P. & McIntosh P. , Learning Disabilities and Palliative Care - Professional Development Needs. , Royal College of Nursing Palliative Care Nursing conference. Meeting the needs of the disadvantaged dying: Beyond cancer care., The Crown Hotel, Yorkshire., 6 March , 1999 Conference Paper, 1999

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sheerin F, Griffiths C, DeVries J, Keenan P ,, An Evaluation of a Community Living Initiative in West Dublin., , Dublin, Ireland., 2014, 1-39 Report, 2014

KEENAN, P., Person-centred Practice in Intellectual Disabilities - A Review of the International Literature, Person-centred Practice in Intellectual Disabilities - An International Perspective, The Grand Hall, Stewarts Care Ltd, Palmerstown, Dublin 20, 21st November 2011, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Griffiths C, Crofton C, Horan P, Keenan P, Fleming S & Sheerin F., A survey of the views of Registered Nurses in Intellectual Disability in response to the Review of the Intellectual Disability Undergraduate Nursing programme., Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, June, 2012, 1-20 Report, 2012

Griffiths C, Crofton C, Horan P, Keenan P, Fleming S Sheerin F., Intellectual Disability Nurses' views on the future of nurse education in Ireland. , Moving Forward -The Role of Intellectual Nursing in emerging care configurations for People with Intellectual Disabilities., St Patricks Centre, Kilkenny, 25th September , 2012 Meeting Abstract, 2012

Sheerin, F., Keenan, P., Lawler, D., Begley, C., Higgins, A., Lalor, J., Alexander, J., Nicholl, H., Tuohy, T. and Kavanagh, R.,, Mothers with Intellectual Disabilities, Parenting and Intellectual Disability, Trinity College Dublin, 23rd June, 2011, Inclusion Ireland/TCD Invited Talk, 2011

McCarron, M., Keenan, P. Sheerin, F., Griffiths, C., Fleming, S., Horan, P., Doyle, C., Byrne, K., McCallion, P., Swinburne, J., Fahey-McCarthy, E., Foran, S., Murray, M., Mulryan, N., Glinchey, E., Burke, E. & Andrews, V. , The Intellectual Disability Team at the School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity College Dublin: A Snapshot of Research and Academic Activities. , 20th Roundtable of the Ageing and Intellectual Disability Special Interest Research Group, International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities. Future Directions for Ageing Well: A roadmap for Ageing in Persons with Intellectual Disability., Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland., 7th & 8th September , 2011 Poster, 2011

Sheerin, F., Redmond, R., Horan, P. and Keenan, P., Social supports impede progress, 2007, - Miscellaneous, 2007 URL

Keenan, P. , Discourse and Dialogue at Trinity - An Exploration of Contemporary Irish Research in Intellectual Disabilities., The Frontline of Learning Disability., 1, (66), 2006, p18 - 21 Journal Article, 2006

Keenan, P. , Representations of Disability in Contemporary English Language Poetry, The Frontline of Learning Disability, 1, (65), 2006, p28 - 29 Journal Article, 2006

Keenan, P., Learning Disability - A life cycle approach to valuing people, Review of Learning Disability - A life cycle approach to valuing people, by Grant, G., Goward, O.; Richardson, M.; & Ramcharan, P. Open University Press ISBN: 9780335214396. , The Frontline of Learning Disability, 1, (66), 2006, p30 Review, 2006

Keenan, P., Testicular Cancer and Intellectual Disabilities: the facts., The Frontline of Learning Disability, 1, (67), 2006, p30 Journal Article, 2006

Keenan, P., Looking After My Balls - Promoting Testicular awareness in young men with Intellectual Disabilities, Review of Looking After My Balls - Promoting Testicular awareness in young men with Intellectual Disabilities, by Hollins, S.; Wilson, J. & Webb, B. The Royal College of Psychiatrists. , The Frontline of Learning Disability, 1, (66), 2006, p28 Review, 2006

Research Expertise

Description

Person-centred practice, Intellectual Disability Education & Intellectual Disability Nursing.

Projects

  • Title
    • Untold stories: the Intellectual and Learning disability Nursing and Support staff project: an Oral Historical Account of the sustainability of a Health Care Workforce.
  • Summary
    • The overarching aim of this study is to collect and analyse data obtained by using the oral history approach to support and, or, challenge current knowledge of the trajectory of intellectual disability nursing during the last thirty years. As such it presents a unique opportunity to contribute to the historical knowledge of intellectual disability nursing both in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
  • Funding Agency
    • INMO
  • Date From
    • 2017
  • Date To
    • 2019
  • Title
    • A literature review to inform the development of a national framework for person-centred planning in disability services
  • Summary
    • The literature review aims to identify available evidence in the area of person-centred planning (PCP) to inform the development of a national framework.
  • Funding Agency
    • National Disability Authority
  • Date From
    • March 2016
  • Date To
    • 2017
  • Title
    • Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland
  • Summary
    • Registered Intellectual Disability Nurses (RNID), are core providers of services to people with an intellectual disability in Ireland. Changing demographics, renewed movement into community settings and newly emerging health care needs of people with intellectual disability imply that the role of the RNID is changing. These changes represent both opportunities and challenges for intellectual disability nursing and it is against this backdrop that the HSE has established a project to examine the current and future role of Registered Intellectual Disability nurses. This project is entitled: 'Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland'.
  • Funding Agency
    • HSE
  • Date From
    • 2014
  • Date To
    • 2018
  • Title
    • Evaluation of a Community-Based Initiative in Leinster
  • Summary
    • Summary The project aims to evaluate the outcomes of a service initiative, instigated 3 years ago, in which 9 people with intellectual disabilities moved from a service-based congregated setting into a community-based home. A mixed method approach will be utilised to data collection. Interviews will be held with all residents who agree to take part and with one relative of each participant. The Personal Outcome Measures of each particpant will also be evaluated.Qualitative data will be thematically analysed. Quantitative data (some aspects of POMs) will be analysed with descriptive and inferential statistics. The outcome of the project will contribute to understanding of the impact of deinstitutionalisation.
  • Funding Agency
    • Peamount Services
  • Date From
    • Jan 2012
  • Date To
    • Dec 2013
  • Title
    • A Survey of the views of Nurse Managers, Nurse Practice Development Staff and Registered Nurses in Intellectual Disability in Ireland in response to the Review of the Intellectual Disability Undergraduate Nursing Programme.
  • Summary
    • This project used focus groups to survey the views of 67 self selected registered intellectual disability nurses in Ireland concerning the education of intellectual disability nurses. The respondents' views were subsequently forwarded to the Department of Health as a submission to to the Review of Undergraduate Nursing Programme.
  • Funding Agency
    • Nurse Managers' Association for Intellectual Disability in Ireland.
  • Date From
    • Feb 2012
  • Date To
    • July 2012
  • Title
    • A collaborative initiative to implement person-centred practice in residential care settings for children and adults with an intellectual disability
  • Summary
    • Summary This action research project is designed to examine working practices in a large provider services for people with intellectual disability and reorient them towards a person centred focus. The project uses a collaborative inquiry methodology and is a joint venture between the university and the service provider. The action research will be located in six pilot units within the service. Evaluation of service provision will take place pre and post the jointly agreed interventions.
  • Funding Agency
    • Stewarts Care Ltd
  • Date From
    • June 2011
  • Date To
    • Nov 2013
  • Title
    • The strengths and weaknesses of publicly funded health services provided to women with disabilities in relation to pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood.
  • Summary
    • €102,090
  • Funding Agency
    • National Disability Authority (NDA)
  • Date From
    • 2007
  • Date To
    • 2010
  • Title
    • An investigation of the role of hospice day care in the care of patients with life limiting illness.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Cancer Society
  • Date From
    • 2006
  • Date To
    • 2006
  • Title
    • Networking in ID in UK
  • Summary
    • Exploring Networking within Intellectual Disability Nursing
  • Funding Agency
    • The Leadership Centre, London on behalf of UK National Network of Learning Disability Nursing
  • Date From
    • January 2006
  • Date To
    • July 2006
  • Title
    • Exploring Joint Training in Pre-qualification Social Work and Nursing in England 1971-2003
  • Summary
    • MSc Dissertation, UEA.
  • Date From
    • 2003
  • Date To
    • 2003
  • Title
    • SCOPE EAST ANGLIA - Identification of Primary Need. The Aim for 2005
  • Summary
    • Nationally funded research project identifying primary needs of people with cerebral palsy in East Anglia
  • Funding Agency
    • SCOPE EAST ANGLIA
  • Date From
    • 2000
  • Date To
    • 2002

Keywords

Community Care; Disabilities; Health and Social Care Legislation and Policy; Intellectual Disabilities; Intellectual Disability Nursing

Recognition

Representations

Educational Consultant Special Olympics Ireland Intellectual Disability Advisory Group March 2007 - Current

Member of the Intellectual Disability Discipline at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin. 17th Oct 2005 - Current

Member of the organizing committee for the Annual International Research Conference. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. 2005 - 2016

Member of the Executive, Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation, TCD. 2012-2016

Joint Chairperson Nursing Network in Intellectual Disability, Ireland (NNIDI). 2014 - Current

Member of steering group, IDRights. 2011 - 2013

Member of NNIDI Core Committee 2011 - Current

Memberships

East of England Learning Disability Research Forum, Cambridge University. 2004 – 2008

Royal College of Nursing Research Society 2005 – 2008

Royal College of Nursing Education Forum 2005 – 2008

Royal College of Nursing Learning Disability Forum 2005 – 2008

An Cumann Eireannach um Stair na Banaltrachta agus an chnaimhseachais / The Irish Society for Nursing and Midwifery History 2005 – 2008

Nursing Network in Intellectual Disability, Ireland 2011