Pauline O'Reilly

Pauline O'Reilly
University of Limerick | UL · Department of Nursing and Midwifery

PhD (Ed.Psychology); MA (Ed); BSc (Nursing); Dip.Pro.Studies; CBT; RNID; RGN

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Background The existing evidence demonstrates that survivors of SJS/TEN have reported long-lasting psychological effects of their condition. Burns patients experience similar psychological effects. It is important to look at ways to help allay the psychological complications of SJS/TEN. As there is an absence of evidence on SJS/TEN psychotherapeuti...
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Background A lack of standardisation of documentation accompanying older people when transferring from residential to acute care is common and this may result in gaps in information and in care for older people. In Ireland, this lack of standardisation prompted the development of an evidence based national transfer document. Objectives To pilot a...
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Background: Participatory research approaches aim to hear the voices of those who give and receive services in order to co-create insights into future improvements in care experiences. Appreciative inquiry is one such participatory approach. Its purpose is generativity, which is defined as helping people to see old things in new ways. Generativity...
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Stevens‐Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are devastating conditions resulting from a severe immune mediated mucocutaneous reaction which normally occurs as a result of medication.1 In the acute phase, the patient presents with a febrile illness, followed by skin and mucous membrane necrosis and detachment.2 The patient ca...
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Aim: Accelerating population ageing is raising concern in many countries now in relation to the availability of workers for essential work roles and responsibilities. A scoping research literature review was done to identify factors currently associated with early retirement and contemporary strategies to encourage and support longer working lives...
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Aim: To identify and synthesise the evidence underpinning the health policymaking process to inform the development of a health-related policy analysis framework. Design: A mixed methods review using 'Best Fit' Framework synthesis. Data sources: PUBMED and CINAHL+ databases for English language papers published between March 2013 - March 2017....
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Clinical scenario: A 65 year-old male presented with a 12 hour history of deteriorating rash. Two weeks previously, he had completed a course of neo-adjuvant chemotherapy for ductal carcinoma of the breast. On examination, there were bullae, widespread atypical targetoid lesions and 15% epidermal detachment. There was no mucosal involvement on pre...
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Background There is an increasing number of older persons experiencing transfer episodes between residential and acute care facilities (Griffiths et al. 2014). Current transfer documentation is diverse; often only containing basic information and very little person centred patient information. The objective of this HSE National Clinical Programme f...
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Background The transition of older persons between care settings is recognised as a particularly critical and vulnerable period (Renom-Guiteras et al. 2014). Appropriate documentation and processes are key in assisting the provision of quality, safe, person-centred care when transferring older persons from residential to acute care settings. This p...
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Aims and objectives: This study has aimed to examine key stakeholders' perspectives, views and experiences regarding transfer documents, used when an older person is being transferred from a residential to an acute care setting. The objective of the study was to inform, in part, the development of an effective national transfer document. Backgrou...
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The HrPAT and user manual appear in the following publication: Casey, M, Rohde, D, Brady, A‐M, et al. Developing a new health‐related policy analysis tool: An action research cooperative inquiry approach. J Nurs Manag. 2019; 00: 1– 9. https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12804 The user manual is available from https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/action/down...
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Aim: To develop a tool for the analysis of nursing, midwifery and health-related policy and professional guidance documents. Background: Analysis tools can aid both policy evaluation and policy development. However, no framework for analysing the content of professional regulation and guidance documents among healthcare professionals currently e...
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Aim To examine and describe disciplinary discourses conducted through professional policy and regulatory documents in nursing and midwifery in Ireland. Background A key tenet of discourse theory is that group identities are constructed in public discourses and these discursively‐constructed identities become social realities. Professional identiti...
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Healthcare education is continually evolving to meet the global healthcare needs of society. Education is of critical importance to support healthcare workers professional development while also expanding the evidence-base for healthcare professional training. There are inherent links between healthcare professionals’ educational development and pa...
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Healthcare education is continually evolving to meet the global healthcare needs of society. Education is of critical importance to support healthcare workers professional development while also expanding the evidence-base for healthcare professional training. There are inherent links between healthcare professionals’ educational development and pa...
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There is an error in the first sentence of the second paragraph of the Discussion section. The correct sentence is: A thorough and systematic search of reviews published between 2004 and 2015 identified 49 papers on interdisciplinary team working in primary care. In Fig 1, there should be an arrow from the box ‘207 full-text articles assessed for e...
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Background Interviews are widely used in qualitative research to collect data. However, little has been written about interviewing people with severe mental illness (SMI). Aim To report and analyse an experience of addressing the ethical and practical challenges of interviewing people with SMI. Discussion Semi-structured interviews were conducted a...
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Background Interdisciplinary team working is of paramount importance in the reform of primary care in order to provide cost-effective and comprehensive care. However, international research shows that it is not routine practice in many healthcare jurisdictions. It is imperative to understand levers and barriers to the implementation process. This r...
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Review Protocol—International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews PROSPERO 2015: CRD42015019362. (PDF)
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Summary of studies included in final analysis. (PDF)
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Objectives To explore current literature surrounding the knowledge, beliefs and attitudes of nurses and midwives of the healthcare needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) patients and their influence on equal and non-discriminatory care for LGBTQ individuals. Design Systematic integrative review. Data Sources CINAHL, MEDLIN...
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Aim: To present the qualitative findings from a study on the development of scheme(s) to give evidence of maintenance of professional competence for nurses and midwives. Background: Key issues in maintenance of professional competence include notions of self- assessment, verification of engagement and practice hours, provision of an evidential r...
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Aims and objectivesThe aim was to examine current scope of practice among nurses and midwives in Ireland. The objectives were to describe practitioners’ self-reported facilitators and barriers to expanding scope of practice and to develop a scope of practice barriers scale.Background Regulatory authorities permit practice expansion, so long as it f...
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Analysis of a national database of enquiries to a professional body pertaining to the scope of nursing and midwifery practice. Against a backdrop of healthcare reform is a demand for flexibility in nursing and midwifery roles with unprecedented redefinition of role boundaries and/or expansion. Guidance from professional regulatory bodies is being s...
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The aim was to examine and describe aspects of the current scope of practice among nurses and midwives in Ireland. The objective was to describe practitioners' decision making associated with the scope of practice. Regulatory frameworks on the scope of practice describe the roles and activities an individual registrant is permitted to undertake in...
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To review, discuss and compare nursing and midwifery regulatory and professional bodies' scope of practice and associated decision-making frameworks. Scope of practice in professional nursing and midwifery is an evolving process which needs to be responsive to clinical, service, societal, demographic and fiscal changes. Codes and frameworks offer a...
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A number of studies have highlighted issues around the relationship between service users and providers. The recovery model is predominant in mental health as is the recognition of the importance of person‐centred practice. The authors completed an in‐depth search of the literature to answer the question: What are service users' experiences of the...
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AimThis paper reports on the qualitative findings from a national review of a nursing and midwifery scope of practice framework.Background Scope of professional practice frameworks offers a system of rules and principles to regulate its members and demonstrate its responsibility to society. Key issues in reviewing the scope of practice include noti...

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The aim of the integrative review is to examine the evidence base relating to the psychological impact of Stevens Johnson Syndrome(SJS) or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) on an adult's well-being. International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (PROSPERO) CRD42018111369 http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO.
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To develop and validate a national transfer tool for use when an older person is being transferred between residential and acute care facilities.