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HSE Community Healthcare Dublin South, Kildare & West Wicklow Public Health Nursing Services collaboration with TCPHI

History of collaboration

Staff from HSE Community Healthcare Dublin South, Kildare & West Wicklow Public Health Nursing Services signed the Research Agreement with TCPHI in March 2019:

Thus, a partnership research capacity building program was established between HSE Community Healthcare Dublin South, Kildare & West Wicklow Public Health Nursing Services and the Trinity Centre for Practice & Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI), School of Nursing and Midwifery. A Steering Committee was established and will meet regularly to oversee the collaboration.  Members will include in the Director of Public Health Nursing, along with the staff from the School of Nursing & Midwifery Dr Gobnait Byrne, Prof Anne-Marie Brady, Dr Maria Brenner, Dr Louise Daly and Dr Margaret McCann.

Funder

Currently, this partnership is being funded by the Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit (NMPDU). The project aims to enhance and develop the research skills and output of nurses and in so doing improve service user care, outcomes and the implementation of evidence informed practice across the service.

Healthcare Researcher

Dr Éadaoin Butler is the Research Fellow and Dr Gobnait Byrne is the Principal Investigator (PI). The primary aim of the role of the researcher is to support and advance TCPHI-HSE Community Healthcare Dublin South, Kildare & West Wicklow Public Health Nursing Services collaborative research with the purpose of developing high-quality nurse-led research that improves practice and patient care.

Title: COPD and COVID
Research Question: To understand the lived experience of people with COPD in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Collaborators: Lynda Haran (HSE), Gobnait Byrne (TCD), Louise Daly (TCD), Fiona Murphy (TCD), Claire Howlin (TCD)

Title: COVID Pandemic and Public Health Nursing Service
Research Question: Learning from the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the role and function of Public Health Nurses and Community Registered General Nurses; impacts, experiences and recommendations.
Collaborators: Dr Gobnait Byrne (TCD), Dr Louise Daly (TCD), Professor Amanda Phelan (TCD), Dr Mary Hughes (TCD), Dr Sheila Geoghegan (HSE), Ms Claire Bolger (HSE), Ms Paula Oates Fahy (HSE)

Title: Oncology Patients perceptions of Dublin South Community Intervention Team (CIT) services
Research Question: What are patients' perceptions and nurses' views about community oncology nursing services delivered by the South Dublin Community Intervention Team?
Collaborators: Fiona O'Connor Power (HSE), Siobhan Beatty (HSE), Heather Sloane (TUH), Neil Dunne (HSE), Norma Riordan (SJH), Liz O'Connell (TUH), Gobnait Byrne (TCD), Geraldine Prizeman (TCD-SJH), Karin O'Sullivan (TCD-TUH) 

Title: Role of the PHN in supporting mothers who wish to breastfeed
Research Question: 'What are the support needs and current practices of PHNs who provide support to breast feeding mothers?'
Collaborators: Anne Marie Walsh (PHN), Deirdre Cassidy (PHN), Rachel McCluskey (PHN), Kathryn Muldoon (TCD), Gobnait Byrne (TCD), Geraldine McGoldrick (DPHN)

Title: Child Protection
Research Question: 'What is the role of the PHN specifically in relation to Child Protection?'
Collaborators: Anne O'Connor (HSE), Maryanne Murphy (TCD), Mary Hughes (TCD), Sheila Geoghegan (HSE), Pauline Keogh (HSE), Carolyn Brennan (HSE), Elaine Crowley (HSE), Roisin Phillips (HSE)
Title: Urinary Continence
Finalised systematic review question: 'What are community nurses attitudes, knowledge of and educational needs in relation to continence assessment, and management?'
Collaborators: Annemarie Kelly (CNS), Colette Dempsey (PHN), Margaret McCann (TCD), Louise Daly (TCD), Jessica Eustace Cook (TCD librarian), Teresa O'Dowd, Emer Maguire.

2022
Journal Article

  • O'Connor Power, F., Beatty, S., Dunne, N., O'Connell, L., O'Riordan, N., Sloane, H., Prizeman, G., O'Sullivan, K., Butler, É., Howlin, C. & Byrne, G. (2022) 'I'm not being serviced, I'm being cared for': A mixed methods study of patients' and nurses' perceptions of community oncology nursing delivered by a Community Intervention Team, European Journal of Oncology Nursing. DOI

2022
Presentations

  • Cassidy, D., McCluskey, R., Walsh, A.M., McGoldrick, G., Howlin, C., Butler, E., Muldoon, K. & Byrne, G. (2022) Public Health Nurses' current role and their confidence level in supporting mothers who wish to breastfeed. Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference, Dublin, Ireland [Oral presentation]
  • Kelly, A.M., McCann, M., Eustace-Cook, J., Butler, E., Howlin, C. & Daly, L. (2022) Community nurses' attitudes, knowledge and educational needs in relation to urinary incontinence: a systematic review. Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference, Dublin, Ireland [Oral presentation]

2021
Systematic Review

  • McCann, M., Kelly, A.M., Eustace-Cook, J., Howlin, C. & Daly, L. (2021) Community nurses' attitudes, knowledge and educational needs in relation to urinary continence, continence assessment and management: A systematic review, Journal of Clinical Nursing DOI

2021
Protocol Registration

  • Howlin, C., Murphy, M., O'Connor, A., Maguire, E., Keogh, P., Butler, E.M., Geoghegan, S., Eustace-Cook, J., Phillips, R. & Hughes, M. (2021) Identifying the Role of the Public Health Nurse in Relation to Child Protection and Child Welfare for Infants and Young Children: A Systematic Review Protocol. Open Science Framework. November 22. osf.io/q3h4n

2021
Presentations

  • O'Connor Power, F., Beatty, S., Howlin, C., O'Sullivan, K., Prizeman, G., O'Riordan, N., O'Connell, L., Dunne, N., Byrne, G. (2021) Oncology patients perceptions of the oncology nursing service delivered by a Community Intervention Team. Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference, Dublin, Ireland. [Oral presentation]
  • McCluskey, R., Walsh, A., Howlin, C., Cassidy, D., Muldoon, K., Byrne, G. (2021) Developing a questionnaire-based tool to assess the support needs and current practices of PHNs who provide support to breastfeeding mothers. Trinity Health and Education International Research Conference, Dublin, Ireland. [Poster]

2020
Protocol Registration

  • McCann, M., Kelly, A.M., Dempsey, C., Eustace-Cook, J. & Daly, L. (2020) Systematic review of community nurses' attitudes, knowledge and educational needs in relation to urinary continence, continence assessment, and management. PROSPERO 2020 CRD42020165317

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