Mark Monahan
Asst Prof/Head of Mental Health Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Higgins A; Downes C; Carroll M; Gill A; Monahan M , There is more to perinatal mental health care than depression: public health nurses' reported engagement and competence in perinatal mental health care, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Higgins A, Hevey D, Gibbons P, O' Connor C, Boyd F, McBennett P, Monahan M, A participatory approach to the development of a co-produced and co-delivered information programme for users of services and family members: the EOLAS programme (Paper 1), Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 34, (1), 2017, p19 - 27 Journal Article, 2017

Higgins A, Hevey D, Gibbons P, O'Connor C, Boyd F, McBennett P., & Monahan M, , Impact of co-facilitated information programmes on outcomes for service users and family members: the EOLAS programmes (Paper 2), Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 34, (1), 2017, p29 - 37 Journal Article, 2017

Gibbons P, Higgins A, Hevey D, Monaghan M, O' Connor C, An evaluation of the EOLAS psychoeducation programme for service users: An innovative approach to collaboration between clinicians and 'experts by experience', 24th European Congress of Psychiatry European Psychiatry, 10th April 2016, 2016, ppS565 Conference Paper, 2016

O Connor C, Monahan M, An evaluation of Mental Health Practitioners experiences implementing a programme to enhance coping strategies using cognitive and behavioural techniques for people diagnosed with psychosis., ENTER Mental Health 2015, Dublin, 4th and 5th June 201, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Timmins, F. and Monahan, M., Getting reflection right , Nursing Standard , 29, (26), 2015, p74 - 74 Journal Article, 2015 URL

Leavy, C; O'Shea, M; Hevey, D; M; Monahan, M; McBennett, P; Higgins, A., Pre and post-test outcome of four day facilitation training programme on participant's knowledge, skills and confidence, The Fifth Symposium of the Irish Institute of Mental health Nursing: 'Recovery and clinical risk management: An oxymoron, Trinity College Dublin, 10th April 2014, 2014 Oral Presentation, 2014

Higgins A; Hevey D; Monahan M; McBennett P; O'Shea M; O'Connor C; Gibbons P., Involving services users and family members in the design, delivery and evaluation of an educational intervention: lessons from the field., ENTER conference on User Participation: An essential element for effective mental care in the 21st century, Barcelona, Spain, 16th -17th June 2014, 2014 Meeting Abstract, 2014

O'Shea, M; Monahan, M; McBennett, P; Leavy. C; Hevey, D; Higgins, A , Impact of a four day facilitation training programme on participants knowledge, skills and confidence: qualitative findings, The Fifth Symposium of the Irish Institute of Mental health Nursing: 'Recovery and clinical risk management: An oxymoron', Trinity College Dublin, 10th April 2014, 2014 Oral Presentation, 2014

Monahan M, Cronin P, Fahey-McCarthy E, Horan P, Murphy M., An analysis of the practice-based critical incidents identified by student nurses as part of their reflective learning, 17th International Reflective Practice Conference, Swansea, 10th September 2013, 2013 Meeting Abstract, 2013

Monahan M, Professional dissonance and 'schizophrenia': An autoethnography of psychiatric nursing practice in a community mental health team, Trinity College Dublin, 2013 Thesis, 2013

Monahan M, How psychiatric nurses work with people with a medical diagnosis of schizophrenia: The construction of a personalised model, 3rd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, NUI Galway, 5th April, 2011 Meeting Abstract, 2011

Horan, P. & Monahan, M., Reflective Practice in Nursing Education in Ireland: Exploring Facilitators Experiences of the Process. , 2nd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference , Department of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway , 6th/7th April, 2009 Meeting Abstract, 2009 URL

Horan, P. & Monahan, M. , "Exploring Nursing Academics and Nurse Practitioners experiences of a partnership approach to facilitating the development of Reflective Processing skills in Undergraduate Nurse Education using an electronic data collection technique." , NETNEP 2008 Conference - 2nd International Nurse Education Conference Research and Innovation in International Nurse Education, Dublin, 9th -11th June, 2008 Meeting Abstract, 2008

Monahan, M. & Horan, P. , 'Reflective Scaffolding' developing the critical thinking skills of 21st Century nursing professionals, AISHE Conference 2007 Teaching and Learning in the Changing World of Higher Education, Maynooth, Ireland, 30, 31 August 2007, 2007 Poster, 2007

Monahan M, An Evaluation of a Pilot Self-Staffing Project in a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Unit., 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research & Education, School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity College Dublin, 8 November 2007, 2007 Poster, 2007

Monahan, M. & Horan, P, .(2007) Student Experiences of protected reflective time on an undergraduate nurse education programme in an Irish context. , NET 2007 Conference - 18th Annual International Participative Conference. , Fitzwilliam College - University of Cambridge UK , 4th - 6th September , 2007 Meeting Abstract, 2007

Timmins, F; Monahan, M; Lipp, A., , Lipp Service: developing critical reflection and reflexivity in nursing students: an exploration of three models of supervision, NET 18th International Participative Conference , Fitzwilliam College Cambridge, , 4-6th September, 2007 Meeting Abstract, 2007

Monahan, M., & Horan P., (2006) , Reflection on Practice: Constructing Reflective Scaffolding for undergraduate student nurses undergoing internship. , Nurse Education Today , Durham UK, September 2006, edited by Conference Scientific Committee , 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Monahan, M. Lynch, S. Douglas D. Lawlor, A. Hughes, P. Nugent, M. Smyth, R. McGuinness, M. Whitehead, B. Neill, M. Sweeney, G. Griffin, S. & Burke, J, An Evaluation of a Pilot Self-Staffing Project in a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Unit, Psychiatric Nurses Association Conference , 2006 Poster, 2006

Monahan M, Mental health nurses' computer education needs, RCSI. Faculty of Nursing Conference , Dublin, 2005 Poster, 2005

Monahan M, Psychiatric Nurses Experiences Using Electronic Patient Records, Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland, Dublin, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Higgins, A., Carroll, M., Gill, A., Downes, C., Monahan, M., Perinatal Mental Health Care: Best Practice Principles for Midwives, Public Health Nurses and Practice Nurses, Dublin, Health Service Executive, September, 2017 Report, 2017 DOI

Monahan M, Holme I, Stacey G, Morrissey J, De Vries J, McKenna H, Nash M, Higgins A., Report of the Scoping Exercise on the Introduction of Graduate Entry Mental Health Nursing in Ireland, Dublin, DoH, 2017 Report, 2017

Monahan M, Reflection, Emotion and Knowledge of the Self, Kobe City University, Journal of Research Institute, 53, (1), 2016, p51 - 78 Journal Article, 2016

Nash M. Bracken-Scally M. Smith V. Higgins A. Eustace-Cook J. Monahan M. Callaghan P. Romanos MT, Literature review using systematic approaches to explore physical illness co-morbidity among people with serious mental illness and related healthcare interventions, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 2015, 1- Report, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Monahan M, Facilitating student growth and development using reflective groups, KCUFS Reflective Practice Conference, Kobe Japan, 28th August 2014, 2014, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies Invited Talk, 2014

Monahan M, Reflection, emotion and knowledge of the self (Keynote address), KCUFS Reflective Practice Conference, Kobe, Japan, 29th August 2014, 2014, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies Invited Talk, 2014

An introduction to psychosocial interventions. in, editor(s)Morrissey J., Keogh B. and Doyle L. , Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing: An Irish perspective, Dublin, Gill & Macmillan, 2008, pp139 - 155, [Monahan M., Doyle L. and Keogh B.] Book Chapter, 2008

Monahan, M. Lynch, S. Douglas D. Lawlor, A. Hughes, P. Nugent, M. Smyth, R. McGuinness, M. Whitehead, B. Neill, M. Sweeney, G. Griffin, S. & Burke, J, An Evaluation of a Pilot Self-Staffing Project in a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Unit, Health Services National Partnership Forum, March , 2006 Report, 2006

Monahan, M, Advances in Dementia Care: The Role of the Nursing Development Unit an Irish experience, Advances in Dementia Care Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, TCD, Dublin, 2000 Conference Paper, 2000

Monahan, M, Guidelines for De-escalation and Crisis Intervention, Nurse Practice Development Conference, Blanchardstown Hospital, Dublin, 1999 Poster, 1999

Monahan, M, Violence in the Psychiatric Hospital setting, Psychiatric Nursing, 1, (2), 1994, p29 - 38 Journal Article, 1994

Research Expertise

Description

Mental Health Nursing. Working with people given a medical diagnosis of schizophrenia. Working with families where a diagnosis of psychosis is present. Facilitation of reflective practice in nursing.

Projects

  • Title
    • Strenco - Strengthening multi-professional competencies in mental health in an international context, through co-production with academics, students, service users and professionals.
  • Summary
    • The aim of this project is to strengthen collaboration between academics and students, service users and practitioners and to develop multi-professional competences in mental health students through a process of co-production. The project uses a participatory research design with collaborative learning methods.
  • Funding Agency
    • HEA
  • Date From
    • Sept 2017
  • Date To
    • Sept 2020
  • Title
    • Report of the Scoping Exercise on the Introduction of Graduate Entry Mental Health Nursing in Ireland
  • Summary
    • The HSE National Mental Health Division, through the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director commissioned and funded this scoping review. It explores the feasibility of introducing a graduate entry Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing programme, leading to nursing registration in Ireland. The report comprises six chapters. The introductory chapter focuses on the background context and the methodology used to achieve four key objectives. These objectives were: Objective 1: To conduct a literature review on GEN, with particular emphasis on graduate entry Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, and explore the process, challenges and outcome of GEN programmes. Objective 2: To explore experiences of designing, delivering and undertaking GEN programmes, with specific emphasis on mental health nursing. Objective 3: To outline the necessary steps to be taken for the approval of GEN programmes in Ireland. Objective 4: To identify the possible source of a potential pool of graduates for programme uptake in Ireland. The report concludes with recommendations and the anticipated actions required across multiple stakeholders for the introduction of a graduate entry mental health nursing programme in Ireland.
  • Funding Agency
    • HSE ONMSD/DoH Mental Health Division
  • Date From
    • April 2016
  • Date To
    • April 2017
  • Title
    • Nursing schizophrenia: coping with professional dissonance in a community mental health team
  • Date From
    • 2007
  • Date To
    • 2013
  • Title
    • The EOLAS Project (Phase 2)
  • Summary
    • A peer and clinician led mental health information programme for people with experience of psychosis, their family and friends
  • Funding Agency
    • GENIO
  • Date From
    • 2013
  • Date To
    • on-going
  • Title
    • Eolas Phase 3
  • Summary
    • The roll out of a peer and professional psychoeducation programme for for people who experience psychosis and their families
  • Funding Agency
    • HSE
  • Date From
    • 2014
  • Title
    • An analysis of the practice-based critical incidents identified by student nurses as part of their reflective learning.
  • Summary
    • This qualitative descriptive study was conducted with final year students in a BSc nursing programme in Ireland. As part of their final year in the researchers' university, student nurses undertake a Professional Development Module that includes 20 hours structured facilitated reflective workshops. The purpose of the workshops is to enable students to map their growth and development using reflective practice by presenting practice-based critical incidents (reflective vignettes) to their peers. These are co-facilitated by academic and clinical staff. The aim of this study was to undertake an analysis of the practice-based critical incidents to gain insight into areas of clinical practice that address or challenge the students.
  • Date From
    • 2012
  • Date To
    • 2013
  • Title
    • An evaluation of Mental Health Practitioners experiences implementing a cognitive interventions programme for people diagnosed with psychosis.
  • Summary
    • Evaluation of staff experiences using cognitive interventions in practice
  • Date From
    • 2010
  • Date To
    • ongoing
  • Title
    • An Evaluation of a Pilot Self-Staffing Project in a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Unit.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Services National Partnership Forum
  • Date From
    • 2006
  • Date To
    • 2007
  • Title
    • Literature review using systematic approaches to explore physical illness co-morbidity among people with serious mental illness and related healthcare interventions
  • Funding Agency
    • HSE
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2015

Keywords

Health informatics; Mental health nursing; PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS; Psychosocial Interventions; Recovery in Mental Health

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Provost Teaching Award 2007

Memberships

Irish Institute of Mental Health Nurses 2009 – current