Mrs. Yvonne Muldowney

Mrs. Yvonne Muldowney

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery

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Biography

Yvonne is an Assistant Professor in general nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Trinity College Dublin. Her research and teaching focus includes palliative care, critical care nursing, integrative care and improving quality of care. She previously worked as a Course Co-Ordinator and Clinical Facilitator in intensive Care. She is a registered nurse tutor and registered general nurse with over 20 years of clinical practice and education experience. Yvonne is vice chair of the Early Career Research Forum of the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care and Founder of the research working group PAL.M.ED-ICU.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • Timmins F., Whelan, J., Buckley, S., Muldowney, Y., & McCarthy S. , An exploration of the extent to which communication skills teaching adequately prepares nursing students for practice, Nurse Education Today (NET) 26th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference., Churchill College, Cambridge, UK, 8th-10th September, Jill Rogers Associates, 2015, pp52 - 52Poster, 2015
  • Sasso, L., Bagnasco, A., Aleo, G., Whelan, J., Muldowney, Y. Buckley, S. McCarthy, S. and Timmins, F, Communication Issues within Critical Care -Emergency Department Perspective, Nursing in Critical Care, 20, (6), 2015, p284 - 286Journal Article, 2015, DOI , URL
  • 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 - 171Poster, 2016
  • 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 - 3Conference Paper, 2016
  • 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 , (NET) Networking for Healthcare Education Conference., Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK, 6th-8th Sep 2016, Jill Rogers Associates, 2016, pppp 30 - 30, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK, pp30 - 30, 6th-8th Sep 2016, Jill Rogers Associates, 2016Conference Paper, 2016
  • 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, 2017Journal Article, 2017
  • Whelan J, Timmins F, McCabe C, Buckley S, Muldowney Y, McCarthy S, & De Vries J, Nurse's confidence with communication skills: An exploration of the communication required for contemporary nursing practice in the Republic of Ireland, RCSI 36th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery RCSI Dublin , 1-2nd March, 2017Conference Paper, 2017
  • Timmins, F. Egan, R. Flanagan, B. Muldowney, Y. O'Boyle, C. BRADY, V. Whelan, J. Neenan, K. and McSherry, W. , Special Issue "International Conference of Spirituality in Healthcare. Nurturing the Spirit"-Trinity College Dublin 2016, Religions, 8, (204), 2017, p7Journal Article, 2017, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Piret, P. Neenan K. Muldowney Y. BRADY, V. and Timmins F. (2018), Spiritual leadership as an emergent solution to transform the healthcare workplace, Journal of Nursing Management, 26, ((4)), 2018, p335 - 337Journal Article, 2018, DOI
  • Brady, V., Timmins, F., Caldeira, S., Whelan, J., Murphy, M., O'Boyle, C. Neenan, K. F. and Muldowney, Y. , Shared understandings of spiritual care among the members of an innovative Spirituality Interest Group in the Republic of Ireland, Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Health, Medicine and Social Sciences , Coventry University, Coventry, England, , 17-19 May , 2018Poster, 2018
  • Neenan, K. Timmins, F. OBoyle, C. Whelan, J. Brady, V. Muldowney, Y. and McSherry, W. , Special Issue "International Conference of Spirituality in Healthcare. Creating Space for Spirituality in Healthcare,"-Trinity College Dublin 2017, Religions, 2019, p1-8Journal Article, 2019, DOI
  • Muldowney, Y., Timmins, F., Brady, V., Caldeira, S., Whelan, J., Murphy, M., O'Boyle, C. Neenan, K., Shared Understandings of Spiritual Care Among the Members of an Innovative Spirituality Interest Group in the Republic of Ireland , 37th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research And Education Conference; Integrated Care: Ensuring Quality And Enhancing Patient Flow, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery., St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2., 28th February -1st , 2018, pp134 - 134Poster, 2018
  • Muldowney, Y., Timmins, F.,, The impact of spiritual care for families at end-of-life in Intensive Care: An integrative review, 5th International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 19-20 June 2019, 2019Oral Presentation, 2019, TARA - Full Text
  • Muldowney, Y., Timmins, F.,, A Proposed study: Development of a core set of spiritual care competencies and associated key performance indicators for healthcare professions at end-of-life-care specific to intensive care, 4th International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference: 'Spirituality at a Crossroads'', School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, June 2018, 2018Oral Presentation, 2018, TARA - Full Text
  • Oral care & assessment in Patient Hygiene in, editor(s)Nicol M & Brooker C , Elsevier clinical skills, https://www.elsevierclinicalskills.co.uk/Home/tabid/40/Default.aspx, Elsevier , 2015, [Muldowney, Y.]Book Chapter, 2015, URL
  • Essential care in, editor(s)Imelda Coyne, Fiona Timmins, and Freda Neill , Clinical Skills for Children's Nursing, U.K., Oxford University Press, , 2010, pp115 - 146, [Jonas, D., Muldowney, Y, Byrne, I. Southern, H ]Book Chapter, 2010
  • Muldowney, Y., Southern H, Byrne I, Mulkerrins J, The new clinical nurse tutor's role in education and clinical practice , INTED International Technology , Education and Development Conference, Valenica, Spain, March 2008, 2008Oral Presentation, 2008
  • Muldowney, Y., Nurse new to intensive care: perceptions to their learning environment, INTED International Technology , Education and Development Conference, Valenica, Spain, 2008Oral Presentation, 2008
  • Muldowney, Y., Southern H, Byrne I, Mulkerrins J, Education in clinical practice: The new clinical nurse tutor, NET, University of Cambridge, U.K., 2007, 2007Oral Presentation, 2007
  • Muldowney, Y., Mckee , Qualified nurses perceptions' of their clinical learning environment, 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, , Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD, Dublin, November 2010, 2010Oral Presentation, 2010
  • Brady V, Timmins F, Caldeira S, Whelan S, Murphy M, OBoyle C, Neenan K, Muldowney Y., Shared understandings of spiritual care among the members of an innovative Spirituality Interest Group in the Republic of Ireland, The 37th RCSI Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education, RCSI Dublin, 2018Poster, 2018
  • Timmins, F., Whelan, J., Brady, V, OBoyle, C., Neenan, K., Muldowney, Y. & Caldeira, S., , Enhancing Nurses and Midwives Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care' : Progress Towards Implementation of final spiritual care education standard, Teaching & Learning Event 3 (EPICC 2016-2019) , (EPICC Erasmus Plus Project Enhancing Nurses' and Midwives' Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care 2016-2019, University of the West of Wales, U.K., July 2019, 2019Poster, 2019
  • Muldowney, Y., May. P., Tiernan, E., Brady, A.M, A systematic scoping review of palliative care interventions for adult patients in the intensive care units: A new horizon for Irish healthcare, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference, TCD, 2023Oral Presentation, 2023, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Muldowney, Y., May. P., Tiernan, E., Brady, A.M, A mixed methods needs analyses: palliative care practices in Irish Intensive Care Units, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference, TCD, 2023Oral Presentation, 2023, URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Muldowney, Y., Tiernan, E., Brady, A.M, The PAL.M.ED-ICU Project: The adaptation of a palliative care approach for the Irish Intensive Care Unit: A mixed method study, Mixed Methods International Association Research Conference , USA , 2022Published Abstract, 2022
  • Muldowney, Y., May. P., Tiernan, E., Brady, A.M. , A mixed method investigation of palliative care in Irish Intensive Care Units- a collaboration approach, 11th Annual Palliative Care Research Network Symposium , The Aisling Hotel, 25th November 2022, 2022Oral Presentation, 2022, URL
  • Muldowney, M., May, P., Tiernan, E., Brady, A.M., A mixed method needs analysis: palliative care, The 11th Annual Palliative Care Research Network Symposium, The Ashling Hotel, Dublin, 25th November, 2022Poster, 2022
  • Muldowney, M., Palliative care in Intensive Care Units: A Ph.D. Research Study, 2020, -Miscellaneous, 2020
  • Muldowney, Y., May. P., Tiernan, E., Brady, A.M., A.M. Palliative care practices in Intensive Care Units: A mixed method needs analysis, Oceanic Palliative Care Conference, Sydney, Australia, September, 2023Poster, 2023
  • Muldowney, Y., Whyte, B., May. P., Tiernan, E., Brady, A.M., Palliative care practices in Intensive Care Units: A systematic scoping review, Oceanic Palliative Care Conference, Sydney, Australia, September, 2023Poster, 2023
  • O"Riordan, J, Manktelow, C., Cooley, G., Cran, A., Burke, E., Barton, J., Farre, N., Minogue, R., Hill, L., Muldowney, Y., Improving quality of care by integrating Heart Failure and Specialist Palliative Care services, Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 5-7 March, 2024Conference Paper, 2024
  • Muldowney, Y., Whyte, B., May. P., Tiernan, E., Brady, A.M, Intervention characteristics for palliative care in the Intensive Care setting: A Systematic Scoping Review, Book of Abstracts, Trinity Health, and Education International Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD, 5-7 March, 2024Conference Paper, 2024
  • Southern, H., Byrne, I., Muldowney, Y., and Mulkerrins, J., Education in Clinical Practice; the new Clinical Nuse Tutor., Cambridge, 4th September, 2007Conference Paper, 2007
  • Yvonne Muldowney, Gabrielle McKee, Nurses New to Intensive Care Perceptions' of their Clinical Learning Environment, Nursing in Critial Care , 16, (4), 2011, p201 - 209Journal Article, 2011, DOI , URL
  • Muldowney, Y., Southern H, Byrne I, Mulkerrins J, The new clinical nurse tutor's role in education and clinical practice , INTED International Technology , Education and Development Conference, Valenica, Spain, March 2008, 2008Oral Presentation
  • Muldowney, Y., Policy for Tracheostomy Suctioning in the Intensive Care Unit , Cardio Thoracic Intensive Care Unit, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, 2006Report
  • Muldowney, Y., Policy for Taking an arterial blood sample in the Intensive Care Unit, 2006Report
  • Muldowney, Y., May, P., Tiernan, E., Brady, A.M., A mixed method needs analysis: palliative care practices in ICU, The 11th Annual Palliative Care Research Network Symposium , The AshlingHotel Dublin, 2022, 2022Oral Presentation
  • Muldowney, M., May, P., Tiernan, E., Brady, A.M, The PAL.M.ED-ICU Project: Needs Analysis Findings , USA, ICU, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, October, 2022Report

Research Expertise

Research interested includes integrative palliative care, critical care nursing, end-of-life-care, critical care/intensive care and compassionate Care.

  • Title
    A survey of intensive care nurses to describe their perceptions towards their clinical learning environment
    Summary
    Research skills and experience gained include: Survey research: including adjustment, piloting and validation of the Dunn and Burnett's Clinical Learning Environment scale for use in Irish ICUs, Achieving ethics from 5 ethical boards, Completing data entry process with the Statistical Package for Social Sciences v18, Responsible for data analysis and interpretation with the advice of a statistician, Searching, analyzing and synthesizing skills for critically reviewing literature, Working knowledge of ethical principles and actions that are required to conduct ethical research in healthcare.
    Date From
    2004
    Date To
    2006
  • Title
    The development and testing of a palliative care approach to standardize practice in Irish ICUs: A mixed method study
    Summary
    The aim of this project is to develop and test a care pathway for best-practice integration of palliative care into Irish ICUs. This study will be a quasi-experimental mixed-method study. In collaboration with key-stakeholders, a care pathway will be developed and integrated into ICU. Outcome measures will assess pre-post frequencies of palliative service, care process and procedures received, including bed days and related costs. Focus groups with multi-stakeholders will seek opinions on workload challenges, ease of pathway use, acceptance of pathway and unexpected re-occurring issues.
    Funding Agency
    Irish Research Council
    Date From
    September 2020
    Date To
    September 2026

Health Care & Health Services (including Health Technology and Health Information Systems), Population Health, Public & Environment Health, Other Health Sciences,

Recognition

  • Enterprise Ireland- H2020 Preparation Support Scheme, ID: CS20182054 (2019) (€3000) Co-applicant 2016
  • Irish Research Council Postgraduate Award ID GOIPG2020/372.P201635 2020-2023
  • Registered General Nurse-Midwifery and General Nursing (An Bord Altranais) -
  • End-of-life and Palliative Care in ICU Research Network -
  • Early Career Research Forum of AIIHPC -
  • Member of Spiritual Care Association 2020
  • All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) -
  • European Association of Palliative Care -
  • Cardiac Research Group, School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD 2010
  • Mixed Methods International Research Association (membership No. 05246) -
  • Registered Nurse Tutor (An Bord Altranais) -
  • Member of Spirituality and Research Innovation Research Group 2020
  • Member of Intensive Care Society of Ireland -
  • Irish Association for Palliative Care -
  • Reviewer Nurse Education in Practice (Elsevier Science) 2009
  • Scientific Panel Member: Spirituality in Healthcare Conference 2016-
  • Vice Chair: Early Career Researcher Forum Steering Committee 2109-
  • Reviewer for Intensive & Critical Care Nursing Journal 2019