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Information about HSE Mental Health Services Dublin South, Kildare & West Wicklow / TCPHI partnership

History of when collaboration began

In 2016, a partnership research capacity building program was established between HSE Mental Health Services Dublin South, Kildare & West Wicklow and the Trinity Centre for Practice & Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI), School of Nursing and Midwifery. A Steering Committee meets regularly to oversee the collaboration. Members include, the Director of Nursing, representative from Nursing Practice Development and Centre for Learning and Development, along with the Principal Investigator (Dr Michael Nash) and Research Fellow (Dr Jessica Power).

Funder

This partnership is being funded by the Nursing Midwifery Planning and Development Unit

Healthcare researcher

The primary aim of the role of the researcher is to support and advance TCPHI-HSE Mental Health collaborative research with the purpose of developing high-quality nurse-led research that improves practice and patient care.

HSE Mental Health Services Dublin South, Kildare & West Wicklow

HSE Mental Health Services Dublin South, Kildare & West Wicklow

Title: Patient experience of mental health nurse prescribing
Description: A qualitative study to explore the current knowledge, attitudes and experiences of patients who have availed of mental health nurse prescribing
Collaborators: Sinead Frain, Liah Chambers, Agnes Higgins, Grainne Donohue
Title: Evaluation of MyPAL- a physical achievement log for people in mental health assertive outreach service
Description: A qualitative study exploring mental health practitioners and patients experience of engaging with a physical health passport
Collaborators: Sinead Hennessey, Michael Nash, Grainne Donohue
Title: Sexuality and Psychosis: A JBI qualitative systematic review
Description: A systematic review using Joanna Briggs Institute methodology to explore qualitative research on experiences of intimacy and sexuality in mental health settings
Collaborators: Jessica Stewart, Edward McCann, Jose DeJager, Jim van Os, Grainne Donohue, Annet Nugter, Jessica Eustace-Cooke
Title: Physical Health Monitoring in Mental Health: Developing a Framework to Promote the Physical Health Needs of People with Serious Mental Illness

Description: A cross hospital project identifying and testing a framework for monitoring the physical health needs of people with serious mental health issues
Collaborators: Geraldine Smallwood, Michael Nash, Grainne Donohue

Title: Duration of Untreated Psychosis: Exploring Family Experiences to identify challenges for Early Intervention
Description: A qualitative study exploring family member’s experience of their family member becoming unwell prior to seeking out services
Collaborators: John Staunton, Bridget Harney, Edward McCann, Grainne Donohue
Title: An Evaluation of the Frequency and Use of Mental Health Abbreviations in Clinical Charts and the Implementation and Evaluation of a Revised Glossary of Abbreviation Standards.
Description: A quantitative study evaluating service wide use of abbreviations in mental health clinical records and developing a revised glossary for standard use
Collaborators: Jessica Stewart, Stephanie Traynor, Olywn Cranny, Linda Hutton, Brid Leigh, Mairead Kelly, Gary Timmons, Jane Kennedy, Brian Keogh, Grainne Donohue
Title: Mental Health nurses’ engagement with Clinical Supervision: A Needs Analysis
Description: A mixed methods study exploring mental health nurse perceptions of and experience of engaging with clinical supervision
Collaborators: Jean Morrissey, Jessica Stewart, Grainne Donohue
Title: Registered General Nurses experiences of caring for people with dementia who present with behaviours that challenge in the acute care setting
Description: A qualitative study exploring general nurse’s experience of challenging behaviours in people with dementia who present to acute care settings
Collaborators: Jacqueline Sexton, Brian Keogh, Grainne Donohue
Title: An Evaluation of the use of Decider Life Skills with Mental Health Student Nurses
Description: A mixed methods study assessing mental health student’s global well-being and resilience scores prior to engaging in Decider Skills Training and exploring their experiences of implementing tools in clinical placements post training
Collaborators: Eimear O’Sullivan, Eimear Gogan, Louise Doyle, Grainne Donohue
Title: Factors affecting Mental Health Nurses working with Clients with First Episode Psychosis: A qualitative study
Collaborators: Constance Odeyemi, Jean Morrissey, Grainne Donohue
Title: Evaluation of a Tai Chi Intervention to Promote Well-Being in Healthcare Staff: A Pilot Study
Collaborators: David Marshall, Brendan Power, Jean Morrissey, Grainne Donohue
‘Sexuality and intimacy among people with serious mental illness: a systematic review protocol of qualitative research’ – A Joanna Briggs Institute international collaboration with TCD academics, University of Maastricht and Mental Health Nurse practitioners.

HSE Mental Health Services Dublin South, Kildare & West Wicklow

2021
Journal Article (Peer reviewed)

  • O'Sullivan, E., Gogan, E., Doyle, L. & Donohue, G. (2021) Decider Life Skills training as a method of promoting resilience with mental health student nurses on clinical placement, Nurse Education in Practice, Volume 56, Issue 1471-5953 DOI

2020
Journal Article (Peer reviewed)

  • Frain, S., Chambers, L., Higgins, A. & Donohue, G. (2020) 'Not Left in Limbo': Service User Experiences of Mental Health Nurse Prescribing in Home Care Settings. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 29:1-7. DOI
  • Hennessy, S., Nash, M., Donohue, G. (2020) Enhancing physical health monitoring in people with severe mental illness: the development of a health passport, Mental Health Practice. DOI 10.7748/mhp.2020.e1368

2019
Journal Articles (Peer reviewed)

  • McCann, E., Donohue, G., de Jager, J., Nugter, A., Stewart, J. & Eustace-Cook, J. (2019) Sexuality and intimacy among people with serious mental illness: a qualitative systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 17(1), 74-125.
  • Quirke, M.B., Donohue, G., Prizeman, G., White, P. & McCann, E. (2019) Experiences and perceptions of emergency department nurses regarding people who present with mental health issues: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports.
  • Hennessey, S., Nash, M. & Donohue, G. (2019) My Physical Achievement Log: Using the Health Service Executive Model of Change to introduce Physical Health Monitoring Improvements in People with Severe Mental Illness. Journal of Mental Health Practice (accepted in press)

2019
Conferences/Posters Presented

  • Stewart, S; Morrissey, J; Donohue, G. 'Mental Health Nurses' Engagement with Clinical Supervision: A Needs Analysis', THE Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD, March 2019
  • Frain, S; Chambers, L; Donohue, G; Higgins, A. 'Patients Experiences of Mental Health Nurse Prescribing in a Home Based Treatment Setting', THE Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD, March 2019
  • Hennessey, S; Nash, M; Donohue, G. 'Development and Implementation of My PAL: a physical health passport for mental health service users', THE Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD, March 2019
  • Smallword, G; Donohue, G; Nash, M. 'An Evaluation of a Physical Health Monitoring Tool for People with Serious Mental Illness', THE Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, March 2019
  • Frain, S; Chambers, L; Donohue, G. 'Patients Experiences of Mental Health Nurse Prescribing in their Homes', 38th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference, RCSI, Dublin, Feb 2019
  • O'Sullivan, E; Gogan, E; Donohue, G. 'Use of the Decider Life Skills with Mental Health Student Nurses Workshop', Horatio Conference, Copenhagen, May 2019

2018
Journal Articles (Peer reviewed)

  • Odeyami, C; Morrissey, J; Donohue G (2018). Factors affecting Mental Health Nurses working with Clients with First Episode Psychosis: A qualitative study" Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 2018; 00: 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12489 
  • Marshall, D.; Donohue, G.; Morrissey, J.; Power, B. (2018). Evaluation of a Tai Chi Intervention to Promote Well-Being in Healthcare Staff: A Pilot Study. Religions, 9, 35.
  • McCann, E., Donohue, G., de Jager, J., Nugter, A., Stewart, J., Eustace-Cook, J. (2018) Sexuality and intimacy among people with serious mental illness: a systematic review of qualitative research. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports (Accepted for publication 13 Sept 2018)
  • McCann, E., Donohue, G., de Jager, J., van Os, J., Nugter, A., Stewart, J. Eustace-Cook, J. (2018) Sexuality and intimacy among people with serious mental illness in hospital and community settings: a systematic review protocol of qualitative research. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 16(2), 324-327.
  • Donohue, G., Staunton, J., McTernan, G., Eustace-Cook, J. & McCann, E. (2018) Family experiences during untreated psychosis: a systematic review protocol of qualitative research. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation (Submitted)

2018
Conferences/Posters Presented

  • McCann, E; Donohue, G, ‘Sexuality and Intimacy in people with serious mental health issues: A review of evidence’ Nursing Midwifery Planning and Development Annual Conference, Dublin, Sept 2018 [poster presentation]
  • Stewart, J; Hutton L; Timmins, G; Donohue, G; Leigh B. ‘An Evaluation of the Frequency and Use of Mental Health Abbreviations in Clinical Charts and the Implementation: Initial Findings’ Nursing Midwifery Planning and Development Annual Conference, Dublin, Sept 2018. [poster presentation]
  • Donohue, G; Quirke, M; Prizeman, G, White P.  (2018). ‘Building research capacity of hospital-based nurses: A collaborative research model’ Nursing Midwifery Planning and Development Annual Conference, Dublin, Sept 2018. [poster presentation]
  • McCann, E; Donohue, G, ‘Mental health, spirituality and religion in relation to youth who identify as LGBT+: A systematic review of the literature’. International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference, TCD, Dublin, June, 2018. [oral presentation]
  • Donohue, G. ‘Developing Mental Health Nurse capacity through collaborative practice; an update of outcomes’ TCPHI Symposium, Trinity College, Dublin May, 2018. [oral presentation]
  • Smallwood G; Donohue G, ‘Using a Collaborative Model to develop a framework for monitoring physical health requirements of people with serious mental illness’ TCPHI Symposium, Trinity College, Dublin May, 2018. [oral presentation]
  • Timmins, G; Stewart, J; Hutton L; Donohue, G; Leigh B. ‘An Evaluation of the Frequency and Use of Mental Health Abbreviations in Clinical Charts and the Implementation and Evaluation of a Revised Glossary of Abbreviation Standards’. TCPHI Symposium, Trinity College, Dublin May, 2018. [oral presentation]
  • McCann E; Donohue, G. ‘Sex and relationship issues and people with serious mental illness’. Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing Conference, DCU, May 2018. [oral presentation]
  • Smallwood, G, Donohue G, ‘Using a Collaborative Model to develop a framework for monitoring physical health requirements of people with serious mental illness.’ Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing Conference, DCU, May, 2018. [poster presentation]
  • McCann E; Donohue, G. ‘Sexuality and Intimacy among people with serious mental illness’. Mental Health Symposium: Celebrating 21 years of Mental Health Research, TCD, May, 2018. [oral presentation]
  • Donohue G. ‘Mental Health Services Research CHO Area 07; an Analysis of Outcomes’ Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation Research Symposium, TCD, May 2018.  [poster presentation]
  • Smallwood G, Donohue G. ‘Using a Collaborative Model to develop a framework for monitoring physical health requirements of people with serious mental illness’ Advancing Recovery in Ireland Conference, Dublin, Feb 2018. [poster presentation]
2017
Journal articles (Non-peer-reviewed)
  • Smallwood, G.; Donohue, G.; (2017) Physical Health Monitoring in Mental Health: Developing a Framework to Promote the Physical Health Needs of People with Serious Mental Illness. NMPDU Newsletter.
  • Roberts, A., Donohue, G., Prizeman, G. & Quirke, M. (2017) Building research capacity in hospital-based nurses: A collaborative research model. NMPDU Newsletter.

2017
Conferences/Posters Presented

  • McCann, E; Donohue, G; deJager, J; van Os, J; Nutger, A, Stewart, J (2017). ‘Sexuality and intimacy among people with serious mental illness: a systematic review protocol of qualitative research’. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports.
  • Smallwood, G., Donohue, G. (2017). Physical Health Monitoring in Mental Health: Developing a Framework to Promote the Physical Health Needs of People with Serious Mental Illness. NMPDU Newsletter.
  • Roberts, A; Donohue, G; Quirke, M; Prizeman, G (2017). ‘Building research capacity of hospital-based nurses: A collaborative research model’ NMPDU Newsletter.
  • Prizeman, G; Donohue, G; Quirke, M; Roberts, A.  ‘A collaborative research model, fostering research capacity to enable nurse leaders to use evidence-based research for quality improvement in the clinical setting Enrich2 Conference, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Nov, 2017. [oral presentation]
  • Quirke M; Donohue G; Prizeman G; Roberts A. ‘Building capacity for nurse-led research and service improvement: A collaborative model to build research support and infrastructure for nursing staff.’ 16th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, UCC, Cork, Nov, 2017. [oral presentation]
  • Smallwood, G; Donohue G. ‘Physical Health Monitoring in Mental Health: Developing a framework to Promote the physical health needs of people with serious mental illness.’ NMPDU 4TH Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference Dublin, Sept, 2017 [oral presentation]
  • Smallwood, G; Donohue G. 3rd National Mental Health Nursing Conference, Dublin Sept 2017- ‘Physical Health Monitoring in Mental Health: How to address the physical health needs of people with serious mental illness?’ [oral presentation]
  • Donohue, G; Prizeman, G; Quirke, M; Roberts, A. ‘Building Capacity for Research & Service Improvement: A collaborative model to build research support, networks and infrastructure to enable mental health nursing leaders to lead clinically relevant research’ Irish Mental Health Nursing Conference, Dublin, August, 2017. [oral presentation]
  • Power, D; Morrissey, J; Donohue G. ‘Evaluation of a Tai Chi intervention to promote Well-being in Healthcare Staff: A Pilot Study’.3rd International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference TCD, Dublin, June, 2017. [oral presentation]

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