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Dr. Nora Mary (Norma) O'Leary
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Clinical Medicine

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Maria Walsh, Norma O'Leary, A retrospective cohort study of hospitalised patients with COVID 19 receiving specialist palliative care support, Supportive Care in Cancer, MASCC/ISOO2021, Virtual, June 24-26, 2021 Poster, 2021

Niamh Cleary, Norma O'Leary, A retrospective review of a cohort of patients with COVID 19 referred for sepcialist pallaitive care support, Supportive Care in Cancer, MASCC/ISOO2021, Virtual, 24-26 June 2021, 2021, 2021 Poster, 2021

Julie Goss, Amanda Drury, Jide Afloabi, Gillian McHugh, Norma O'Leary, AnneMarie Brady, Evaluation of a Multidisciplinary Breathlessness Support Service for Individuals with chronic refractory breathlessness, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Virtual, December 3-4 2020, 190, (1), 2021, pp1 - 60 Poster, 2021

Maria Walsh, Norma O'Leary, A retrospective cohort study of hospitalised patients with COVID 19 receiving specialist palliative care support, Supportive Care in Cancer, MASCC/ISOO2021, Virtual, June 24-26, 2021 Poster, 2021

Aoibheann Conneely, JO-Hanna Ivers, Joe Barry, Elaine Dunne, Norma O'Leary, Cliona NiCheallaigh, Estimation of palliative care needs of people experiencing homelessness using mortality data and cause of death, BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, Palliative Care Congress, UK, March 2021, 2021 Poster, 2021

O'Donnell M, Lorton C, Brady B, O'Meachair A, O'Leary N, Walsh D, Bioelectrical Impedance Phase Angle and Morbidity and Mortality in Critically Ill Children, Nutrition Clinical Practice , 34, (4), 2019, p639 - 640 Journal Article, 2019

Kenny C, Regan J, Higgins S, O'Leary N, Kelleher F, McDermott R, Armstrong J, Mihai A, Tiernan E, Westrup J, Thirion P, Walsh D, Dysphagia Prevalence and Predictors in Cancers Outside the Head, Neck and Upper Gastrointestinal Tract, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 58, (6), 2019, p949 - 958 Journal Article, 2019

McGettigan N, Dhuibhir PU, Barrett M, Sui J, Balding L, Higgins S, O'Leary N, Walsh D, Subjective and Objective Assessment of Taste and Smell Sensation in Advanced Cancer, American Journal Hospice and Palliative Care, 36, (8), 2019, p688 - 696 Journal Article, 2019

O'Connor B, Ui Dhuibhir, Higgins S, Balding L, O'Leary N, Walsh D, Cancer related insomnia: Wireless Monitoring of Sleep Metrics, Supportive care in Cancer, MASCC/ISOO 2017, April 22, 22, (21), 2017, pp226- Poster, 2017

O'Connor N, Hayden C, O'Leary N, Sodium Valproate as a Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion: A case series, J Pain Symptom Management, 54, (2), 2017, p1 - 2 Journal Article, 2017

Brennock J, O'Leary N, Hayden C, Use of Bone protection in Patients with Primary Intracranial Tumours on Long Term Corticosteroids, BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, EAPC, 2017, 2017, (7), 2017, ppA1 - A54 Poster, 2017

O'Connor B, Lorton C, Brady B, UiDuibhir P, Higgins S, Balding L, O'Leary N, Walsh D, Cancer Malnutrition: Bioelectrical Impedance and Body Composition. , Supportive Care in Cancer, MASCC/ISOO 2017, 2017, 22, (21), 2017, pp266- Poster, 2017

Loftus E, Lyng S, O'Halloran L, Lorton C, O'Connor B, Ui Dhuibhir P, Balding L, Higgins S, O'Leary N, Walsh D, Cancer Cachexia Assessment in Specialist Palliative Care, Pallaitive Medicine, EAPC, 2016, 30, (6), 2016, ppNP1 - NP401 Poster, 2016

O'Connor b, Lorton C, Ui Dhuibhir P,O'Meachair A, Higgins S, Balding L, O'Leary N, Walsh D, Cancer Malnutrition: Bioelectrical Impedance and Body Composition. , Palliative Medicine, EAPC, 2016, 30, (6), 2016, ppNP1 - NP401 Poster, 2016

O'Donnell M, Lorton C, O'Connor B, Brady B, UiDhuibhir P, Cuffee S, Kennedy MJ, O'Donnell D, Sukor S, balding L, Fenton A, O'Leary N, Walsh D, Assessment of hydration in cancer: Feasability and Acceptability of Bioelctrical Impedance Vector Analysis, Pallaitive Medicine, EAPC, 2016, 30, (6), 2016, ppNP1 - NP401 Poster, 2016

O'Donnell M, Lorton C, O'Connor B, Brady B, UiDhuibhir P, Cuffee S, Kennedy MJ, O'Donnell D, Sukor S, balding L, Fenton A, O'Leary N, Walsh D, Assessment of hydration in cancer: Feasability and Acceptability of Bioelctrical Impedance Vector Analysis, Pallaitive Medicine, EAPC, 2016, 30, (6), 2016, ppNP1 - NP401 Poster, 2016

Wrafter S, Lorton C, Brady B, Ui Dhuibhir P, Joyce D, O'Leary N, Walsh D, The prognostic role of CRP and Albumin in Advanced Cancer in Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine, 2016, 30, (6), 2016, ppNP1 - NP401 Poster, 2016

McAleer C, O'Leary N, Tracey G, Retrospective comparative cohort study of patients with COPD and lung cancer receiving specialist palliative care, Irish Journal Medical Science, Irish Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, 2014, 183, 2014, pp483 - 542 Poster, 2014

Sheehy-Skeffington B, McLean S, Bramwell M, O'Leary N, O'Gorman A, Caregivers experience of managing medications for palliative care patients at the end of life: a qualitative study, American Journal Hospice and Palliative Care, 31, (2), 2014, p148 - 154 Journal Article, 2014

McLean S, Sheehy-Skeffington B, O'Leary N, O'Gorman A, Pharmacoligcal management of co-morbid conditions at the end of lufe: is less more?, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 182, (1), 2013, p107 - 112 Journal Article, 2013

Stone CA, O'Leary N, Systematic Review of the effectiveness of botulinum toxin or radiotherapy for sialorrhea in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Journal Pain Symptom Management, 37, (2), 2009, p246 - 258 Journal Article, 2009

O'Leary N, The comparative palliative care needs of those with heart failure and and cancer patients, Current Opinion Supportive Palliative Care, 3, (4), 2009, p241 - 246 Journal Article, 2009

O'Leary N, Murphy NF, O'Laughlin C, Tiernan E, McDonald K, A comparative study of the palliative care needs of heart failure and cancer patients, European Journal Heart Failure, 11, (4), 2009, p406 - 412 Journal Article, 2009

The diagnosis of death and dying in, editor(s)Walsh D, Caraceni A , Palliative Medicine, Elsevier, Elsevier, 2009, [O'Leary N] Book Chapter, 2009

Palliative Medicine in non-malignant disease; Introduction in, editor(s)Hanks G, Cherney N, Christakis N, Portenoy R, Fallon M, Kaasa S , Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, Oxford Textbook, 2009, [Fallon M, O'Leary N] Book Chapter, 2009

Multidimensional assessment in, editor(s)Portenoy R and Bruera E , Cancer Pain Management, Cambridge University press, Cambridge University Press, 2008, [O'Leary N, Stone C, Lawlor PG] Book Chapter, 2008

O'Leary N, Tiernan E, Survey of specialist pallaitive care services for noncancer patients in Ireland and perceived barriers, Palliative Medicine, 22, (1), 2008, p77 - 83 Journal Article, 2008

Twomey F, O'Leary N, O'Brien T, Prediction of patient survival by healthcare professionals in a specialist pallaitive care inpatient unit: a prospective study, American Journal Hospice and Palliative Care, 25, (2), 2008, p139 - 145 Journal Article, 2008

O'Leary N, Tiernan E, Walsh D, Lucey N, Kirkova J, Davis MP, The pitfalls of a systematic review Medline review in pallaitive medicine: symptom assessment instruments, American Journal Hospice and Palliative Care, 24, (3), 2007, p181 - 184 Journal Article, 2007

O'Leary N, Tiernan E, McDonald K, , Symptom prevalence in advanced heart failure patients attending a specialist heart failure unit, J Pall Care, 2006, 22, (3), 2006, pp232- Poster, 2006

O'Leary N, Rathband D, Tiernan E, A comparison of cancer and non-cancer referrals made to a hospital based palliative care team, J Pall Care, 2006, 22, (3), 2006, pp253- Poster, 2006

O'Leary N, Flynn J, MacCallion A, Walsh E, McQuillan R, Paediatric palliative care delivered by an adult palliative care service, Palliative Medicine, 20, (4), 2006, p433 - 437 Journal Article, 2006

Lawlor P, O'Leary N, Ryan K, Assessing Delirium: a pragmaticapproach to clinical investigation and the use of tools to screen, diagnose and monitor delirium, J Pall Care, 2006, 22, (3), 2006, pp195- Poster, 2006

Kirkova J, Davis MP, Walsh D, Tiernan E, O'Leary N, LeGrand SB, Lagman RL, Russell KM, Cancer Symptom Assessment Instruements: A systematic Review, Journal Clinical Oncology, 24, (9), 2006, p1459 - 1473 Journal Article, 2006

O'Leary N, Tiernan E, Survey of Palliative Care Services for Non-Cancer Patients in Ireland, Palliative Medicine, EAPC, 2004, 20, (3), 2004, pp353- Poster, 2004

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Norma O'Leary, The way I see it: Curse of the course, BMJ Careers Focus, 333, 2007, p222 - 222 Journal Article, 2007

Recognition

Representations

Member of the IPMCA subcommittee on Dying with Dignity 2020

Member of the Clinical Advisory Group of the Palliative Medicine Clinical Programme 2012

Member (and Dublin North East medical representative)of the Working Group of the Palliative Medicine Clinical Programme 2010

Member of the Irish Hospice Foundation working group on Palliative Care for all 2007

Member of the Irish Association for Palliative Care executive and editor of the quarterly newsletter 2004

Member of the Irish Association for Palliative Care executive and editor of the quarterly newsletter 2004

Member of the Irish Association for Palliative Care executive and editor of the quarterly newsletter 2004

Medical Lead for Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration Ireland 2017

Medical lead for Schwartz Rounds in Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services 2017

Member of the North of England Cancer Network and committee involved in producing Palliative Care Guidelines 2007

Awards and Honours

Winner of poster presentation, European Association for Palliative Care 2017

Winner of best oral presentation, Irish Association for Palliative Cre 2007

Winnder of best poster presentation, Irish Association for Palliative Care 2007

Winner of best poster presentation, European Association for Palliative Care, Aachen 2004

Astra Zenica Prize for best SHO presentation, Cork University Hospital 1998

Intern of the year award, South Infirmary Victoria Hospital 1996

Student Health Research Board Grant and winning student project. 1995

Memberships

Member of Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 2000 – Present

Member of the Royal College of Physicians London 2007 – Present

Member of the Irish Palliative Medicine Consultants Association 2005 – Present

Member of the Clinical Advisory Group of the National Palliative Care Clinical Programme 2011 – Present

Member of the Working Group of the National Clinical Programme for Palliative Care Dublin North East medical Representative 2011 – 2012

Member of the Irish Association for Palliative Care 2001 – present

Member of the European Association for Palliative Care 2001 – Present