Louise Murphy

Louise Murphy
University of Limerick | UL · Department of Nursing and Midwifery

BSc (Hons); PhD; PGDip Nursing Education; RPN; RNT

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Introduction
Dr. Louise Murphy currently works as a Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, UL. Louise is a registered psychiatric nurse and registered nurse tutor, with thirteen years active clinical experience. Her research methodological area of expertise are in mixed methods, systematic reviews and quantitative research. Her topic areas of interest are in: mental health nursing, recovery, psychosocial interventions, and the use of qualitative research in trials.

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Publications (20)
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Evidence based practice is essential to advanced practice nursing, enabling the delivery of quality care and improved patient outcomes. As the name suggests, it requires healthcare decisions to be based on the best available and current evidence. Advanced practice nurses need astute critical analysis skills to appraise the evolving literature, and...
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Background Simulation-based education is a teaching and learning approach that can enhance learning experiences for students on healthcare programmes. Within undergraduate nursing and midwifery education, simulation can support students in developing graduate attributes necessary to become practice-ready professionals. This paper reports on the eva...
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Chronic wounds adversely affect the quality of life of individuals and odour is a well-recognised associated factor. Odour can affect sleep, well-being, social interactions, diet and potentially wound healing. This systematic review aims to examine the effectiveness of topical interventions in the management of odour associated with chronic and mal...
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This paper focuses on teaching and learning approaches that assist novice and other educators in higher education. These principles are applied to a real-world example of an undergraduate teaching session inclusive of local and international nursing students. Educational theory pertaining to the session is briefly discussed, however, the focus is o...
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Background The Irish Office of Nursing & Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD) commissioned the development an updated suite of mental health nursing metrics and indicators for implementation in Irish mental health clinical settings. While measuring care processes does offer the potential to improve care quality, the choice of which mental health nur...
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Background: Addressing recruitment and retention challenges in trials is a key priority for methods research, but navigating the literature is difficult and time-consuming. In 2016, ORRCA (www.orrca.org.uk) launched a free, searchable database of recruitment research that has been widely accessed and used to support the update of systematic review...
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Aim/Objective To explore nursing/midwifery students’ experiences of the teaching and learning of units one and two of a national undergraduate curriculum. Background The 'National Undergraduate Curriculum for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management: Making Every Contact Count’ (MECC) is part of Ireland’s national policy to support the prevention...
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Background The Irish Office of Nursing & Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD) commissioned the development an updated suite of mental health nursing metrics and indicators for implementation in Irish mental health clinical settings. While measuring care processes does offer the potential to improve care quality, the choice of which mental health nur...
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Context: Globally, governments have introduced a variety of public health measures including restrictions and reducing face-to-face contact, to control the spread of COVID-19. This has implications for mental health services in terms of support and treatment for vulnerable groups such as people with pre-existent mental health conditions. However,...
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Background: Poor retention of participants in randomised trials can lead to missing outcome data which can introduce bias and reduce study power, affecting the generalisability, validity and reliability of results. Many strategies are used to improve retention but few have been formally evaluated. Objectives: To quantify the effect of strategies...
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The continued reports of declining standards of care for culturally diverse patients, highlights the urgent need for nurse educators to critically examine how cultural competence development is facilitated in everyday teaching. Nurses frequently report experiencing difficulties when adapting caring practice to culturally diverse groups. Subsequentl...
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Intellectual disability undergraduate nurse education is provided in partnership between third level institutes and healthcare providers. The changing healthcare landscape has resulted in a reduction of the number of clinical placement's available to students, as persons with intellectual disabilities previously supported in institutional settings...
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Background A holistic profile that includes demographic, medical history and wound characteristics of individuals with venous leg ulceration is lacking. Lack of such a profile negatively impacts the ability to develop interventions to improve patient outcomes. Objectives To describe the profile of the patient population with venous leg ulceration...
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Aim: Clinical supervision is proposed as a solution focused approach that supports nurses in busy healthcare environments, helping address the mounting incidents of missed care. Background: The pervasive nature of missed nursing care is concerning. The growing body of evidence on missed care predominantly focuses on types and causes. However, ef...
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Background: To date, research into interventions to promote wound healing has been led by scientists, clinicians, industry and academics, each with their own particular area of interest. However, the real experts in this area are the people who live with wounds and their families and heretofore their voice has not influenced or shaped the research...
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Objective: The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of education and training interventions on recruitment to randomized and non-randomized trials. Study design and setting: A systematic review of the effectiveness of education and training interventions for recruiters to trials. The review included randomized and non-randomi...
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This pilot study aimed to ascertain if bone pain induced by granulocyte-colony stimulating factors (G-CSFs) can be alleviated or eliminated by oral antihistamine loratadine. Twelve patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy were included in the study. Daily pain increased between before treatment started and after cycle 1 in all patients. All 12 p...
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Following a widespread public awareness campaign, an Open Public Patient event utilizing a round table discussion process was carried out in conjunction with experts from the community, hospital and academic settings. Each roundtable was facilitated by two ARIW group members, field notes were taken and discussions were audio recorded following part...
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Background: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is an important cause of liver disease worldwide. Identification of risk factors can guide screening and prevention. Sexual transmission in monogamous heterosexual relationships is rare but it is uncertain which sexual behaviours are linked to HCV transmission. This review aimed to determine risk factor...

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This national project will review, using a robust process, mental health nursing quality care metrics that have been developed to date and further develop new quality care metrics ensuring they are appropriately evidenced based and aligned to national and international standards. This will enhance the credibility of the indicators, facilitating their acceptance by practitioners, the public and the wider healthcare system. Project completed June 2018 and report available at: hse.ie https://www.hse.ie/eng/about/who/onmsd/safecare/qcm/mental-health-services.pdf