Trinity College Dublin

Skip to main content.

Top Level TCD Links

Sitemap

Flickr YouTube

Schedule of Events 2014-2015

Listed below are events being run by, or in conjunction with, the TCD School of Nursing of Midwifery. Occasionally, there are links to related events.

25 June 2015
The School of Nursing and Midwifery and The Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing

are pleased to announce a public lecture

‘Our Minds and Each Other’

Presented by: Professor Gail A. Hornstein, Mount Holyoke College (Massachusetts, USA)

This talk seeks to open up discussions of mental health and break out of narrow, pathologising categories. The reframing of more and more actions, feelings, and perceptions as brain-based disorders is eroding our capacity to understand ourselves and to assess and cope with life’s challenges. Key studies by the World Health Organization demonstrate far better mental health in ‘developing countries’ than in those considered more ‘developed’, even as Western psychiatry’s biological model is increasingly exported to the rest of the world.  By highlighting the importance of lived experience and our own ways of making sense of ourselves, we can develop alternative models that are empowering and useful in our everyday lives and do justice to the resilience and adaptability that are key aspects of human psychology.

Gail A. Hornstein is Professor of Psychology at Mount Holyoke College (Massachusetts, USA). Her research on the contemporary history and practices of psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis has been supported by visiting fellowships to Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, London, Durham, and Nottingham, and her articles and opinion pieces have appeared in many scholarly and popular publications. Her book, Agnes’s Jacket: A Psychologist’s Search for the Meanings of Madness, shows how the insights of people diagnosed with ‘psychosis’ can challenge fundamental assumptions about madness, treatment, and mental life. Gail’s Bibliography of First-Person Narratives of Madness in English, now in its 5th edition with more than 1,000 titles, is used internationally by educators, clinicians, and peer organizations. She has worked closely with psychiatric survivor groups for the past decade, organised and co-facilitated one of the USA’s first hearing voices peer-support groups, and speaks widely about mental health issues across the US, UK, and Europe. She and Jacqui Dillon (Chair of HVN in England) have just received a major grant from the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care to expand hearing voices groups across the USA and to research the mechanisms by which such groups work.

Date: Thursday 25 June 2015

Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Venue: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2.

This lecture is offered free of charge however pre-booking is advisable.

To book a place contact: Jeni Ryan ryanjen@tcd.ie


 

4 and 5 June 2015
The Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing Annual Symposium

jointly hosted with European Network Training, Education and Recovery in Mental Health (ENTER)

Transforming Mental Health Services: Current Trends Across Europe

Thursday 4 June and Friday 5 June 2015


For further information about attending the symposium, please visit the IIMHN website


Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing website

 

This symposium is being funded by the Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit in Dublin North, and is therefore free of charge for all attendees and participants including services users, their families and health care professionals.

Conference venue

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D'Olier Street (former Bord Gais showrooms), Dublin 2

 


The School of Nursing and Midwifery, in conjunction with Trinity Students' Union are pleased to announce a public lecture

 

Internalised Stigma: Avoiding Negative Self-Beliefs


Speakers: Sorcha Lowry (See Change); Andrea Koenigstorfer (Insight Matters/myMind); Brian Keogh (School of Nursing and Midwifery); Domhnall McGlacken-Byrne and Ian Mooney (Trinity Students' Union).

The speakers will discuss the impact of mental distress on how we think and feel about ourselves and explore ways to avoid internalising negative self-beliefs which may impact on our journey to recovery.  

See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership and their 90 partner organisations are rolling out a month long national Green Ribbon Campaign to get people talking openly about mental health problems in May 2015. More than 500,000 green ribbons are being distributed nationwide free of charge to spark a national conversation about mental health in boardrooms, break-rooms, chatrooms, clubhouses, arts venues, college campuses and around kitchen tables throughout Ireland.

Date: Thursday 7 May 2015

Time: 5.15pm – 6.15pm

Venue: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2.

This lecture is offered free of charge however pre-booking is advisable.

To book a place contact: Jeni Ryan ryanjen@tcd.ie

www.greenribbon.ie | www.seechange.ie | www.insightmatters.ie | www.MyMind.org | www.tcdsu.org/

 


 

Winter Research School for Ph.D. students and early-stage researchers

10 and 11 February 2015


Tuesday 10 February: plenary sessions

09.00 Registration  
09.30-11.00 Effective searching using online databases Mr Greg Sheaf
11.00-11.30 Refreshment break  
11.30-13.00 Literature review and critical appraisal Prof Cecily Begley
13.00-14.00 Lunch  
14.00-16.00 Writing for publication: journal choice and structuring your paper Dr Valerie Smith


Wednesday 11 February: full-day workshops
(maximum attendance of 20 at each) Mid-morning refreshments and lunch will be provided

09.00 Registration  
09.30-16.00 Workshop 1: Mixed Methods Dr Louise Doyle
  Workshop 2: Grounded Theory Prof Agnes Higgins and Prof Naomi Elliott
  Workshop 3: Systematic Review Dr Valerie Smith


Registration fee: €110 for two days, €60 for one day (fee includes refreshments and lunch)

Bookings: contact Jeni Ryan at ryanjen@tcd.ie

Closing date for registration: extended to 16 January 2015

Download workshop flyer (PDF 719KB)

Download registration form (Word 25KB)

 


 

The School of Nursing and Midwifery, in conjunction with the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing are pleased to announce a public lecture


'Being human: creativity in mental health care'

Presented by: Dr Theo Stickley, Associate Professor in Mental Health at the University of Nottingham

In recent years, Western healthcare has increasingly focused on evidence-based medicine and a culture more driven by targets and goals. In this lecture, Theo Stickley considers the implications of these agendas for mental health practice. He calls for a re-focusing of care towards an entirely more creative approach; one where practice is led by values not by targets. He surveys the evidence for creative approaches and concludes that policy and practice in mental health needs to be driven more by common-sense than anything more technical. The lecture calls for change towards creativity and seeks to inspire and reassure service users, their families and genuinely caring professionals in mental health.

Theo Stickley is Associate Professor in Mental Health at the University of Nottingham. Having trained and practised in both mental health nursing and counselling, he now teaches mental health nurses and researches the relationship between arts and health. Theo currently leads the Arts, Health & Wellbeing seminar series in the UK, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. He is Editor of the book: "Qualitative research in arts and mental health" and has published many research articles on the subject. One of his current projects is a comic's anthology of people's stories of recovery. As well as being a writer, Theo belongs to the Nottingham Society of Artists and regularly draws and paints. He has recently set up a choir for people who use mental health services.

Date: Tuesday 17th June 2014

Time: 6pm - 7pm

Venue: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2.

This lecture is offered free of charge however pre-booking is advisable.

To book a place contact: Jeni Ryan ryanjen@tcd.ie


The School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin in conjunction with Mental Health Reform, Suicide or Survive and See Change are pleased to announce a public lecture


Mental Health Stigma and Social Exclusion: Building on Successes


Speakers: Sorcha Lowry  (See Change), Shari McDaid (Mental Health Reform), Caroline McGuigan (Suicide or Survive), Brian Keogh (Trinity College Dublin)

See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership and their 90 partner organisations are rolling out a month long national Green Ribbon Campaign to get people talking openly about mental health problems in May 2014. More than 300,000 green ribbons are being distributed nationwide free of charge to spark a national conversation about mental health in boardrooms, break-rooms, chat rooms, clubhouses, arts venues, college campuses and around kitchen tables throughout Ireland.
To mark this national event the School of Nursing and Midwifery in conjunction with Mental Health Reform, Suicide or Survive and See Change are pleased to announce a public lecture celebrating the success of the Green Ribbon campaign and to explore ways that social exclusion and stigma are being challenged.   

Date: Wednesday 28th May 2014

Time: 5.15pm – 6.15pm

Venue: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2.

This lecture is offered free of charge however pre-booking is advisable.

To book a place contact: Jeni Ryan ryanjen@tcd.ie

www.greenribbon.ie | www.mentalhealthreform.ie | www.suicideorsurvive.ie | www.seechange.ie


Grounded theory: Using it to your advantage as a research student


Date: Monday 19th May & Tuesday 20th May 2014

Venue: Room 3105, School of Education, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

Cost: €25 for one day, €45 for two days - payment in advance is necessary to secure a place

To book a place contact: Jeni Ryan ryanjen@tcd.ie

Interpretive inquiry quite rightly continues to expand and become increasingly recognised as a valuable part of the development of programmes of research and associated promotion of coherent frameworks of investigation in which individual studies can be located and linked. While individual researchers continue to develop individual projects, programmes of research can be created around the shared interests and combined research expertise of a group of researchers working within and across disciplines, schools and universities to address a particular research question or agenda.

The Grounded Theory Collaboration Group, in association with the School of Nursing and Midwifery (Trinity College Dublin) and the School of Education (Trinity College Dublin) is delighted to invite you to attend a two-day workshop. The purpose of this workshop is to help you to explore the potential use of Grounded Theory methodology and the analytical techniques inherent within this approach.

The organisers invite all postgraduate research students who are utilising the methodology holistically or a particular aspect of it in their research, and irrespective of the research aim and/or discipline within which the project is located.

We are happy to offer this workshop to each delegate for a nominal fee of €25.00 for one day or €45.00 for both days (to include coffee and light lunch).

Making the workshop relevant to your project
Research students are invited to submit queries that have emerged in terms of the methodological issues that are relevant to your work.
Please submit your queries to Dr Joan Lalor at lalorj1@tcd.ie

To book your place, please contact: Jeni Ryan, Administrative Officer - Events, School of Nursing and Midwifery ryanjen@tcd.ie

There are only 30 places available which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Workshop flyer and detailed programme (PDF 65KB)


The TCD School of Nursing and Midwifery's Spiritual Interest Group and Civic Engagement Committee are pleased to announce a public lecture


'The Meaning of Spirit in Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy'

Presented by: Stephen J. Costello, Ph.D., Director of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland

Dr Viktor Frankl, the Viennese psychiatrist and philosopher, founder of logotherapy and author of Man's Search for Meaning - voted one of the ten most influential books ever written - consolidated his meaning-centred approach to healing in the crucible of his own sufferings in four concentration camps. Dr Frankl construes the human person as a unity in three dimensions: soma (body), psyche (mind or soul) and noos (spirit). For him, the spirit can never be sick. This address seeks to explicate Frankl's understanding of spirit as well as suffering, and adduce its practical implications for mental health professionals in what he calls 'medical ministry'

Dr Stephen J. Costello is a philosopher, author and existential analyst/logotherapist. He is the Director of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland: School of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (www.logotherapyireland.com) . He is a member of the International Association of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (Vienna).

Date: Thursday 1st May 2014

Time: 2pm-3.15pm

Venue: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2.

This lecture is offered free of charge however pre-booking is advisable.

To book a place contact: Jeni Ryan ryanjen@tcd.ie

Download event poster (PDF 240KB)


 

Public Lecture

Participatory Research in an Evidence Based World: Irrelevant, Important or Essential?


Presented by: Professor Ruth Northway, University of South Wales

Date: Wednesday 5th March 2014

Time: 5.30pm - 6.45pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 2.57, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2.

This lecture is offered free of charge however pre-booking is advisable.

To book a place contact: Jeni Ryan ryanjen@tcd.ie

Download lecture flyer (PDF 206KB)

Professor Northway's lecture will explore the rise of participatory research approaches in the context of health care systems that are increasingly driven by evidence based directives that value systematic reviews and large scale trials. Drawing upon current literature and her personal experience of developing participatory research with people with intellectual disabilities and people with mental health problems, Professor Northway will argue that participatory research is an important approach to understanding the experiences and self-defined priorities of people who use health care services. Since patient preference is a key component of evidence based practice it will be argued that participatory research is essential rather than irrelevant if a holistic approach to EBP is to be promoted. However, given that participatory research seeks to challenge existing power structures, and given that positivist research has powerful defenders, increasing acceptance and promoting the value of participatory research gives rise to a number of challenges which will be identified and explored.


 

Public Lecture

Dignity and spirituality: do they have a place in contemporary healthcare?


Presented by: Professor Prof Wilf Mc Sherry, Professor in Dignity of Care for Older People, Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University and the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

Date: Wednesday 22nd January 2014

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 2.57, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2.

This lecture is offered free of charge however pre-booking is advisable.

To book a place contact: Jeni Ryan ryanjen@tcd.ie

Download lecture slides (PDF 731KB)

Outline of lecture content

In recent years there have been a number of reports published that have highlighted significant failings in the care provided by health and social care professionals and institutions in the United Kingdom.  Analysis of these reports reveals some recurrent themes and concerns associated with the perceived erosion of core values in care such as compassion, spirituality and dignity.

This lecture will explore the meaning of dignity and spirituality, highlighting how refocusing our attention on these fundamental values may challenge the prevailing culture where individual and institutional attitudes do not recognise the humanity and individuality of people.

The implications of failing to provide compassionate and person-centred care are discussed within the context of preserving the dignity, identity, spiritual beliefs and values of people while receiving health or social care. Some basic solutions for improving the current situation are provided and recommendations for ongoing dialogue and debate proposed.

Prof Wilf McSherry

Prof McSherry has over 20 years experience working as a nurse within the National Health Service and teaching on programmes of nursing and allied health professions within the Higher Education Sector. He has a keen interest in the measurement of spirituality and dignity in care having designed tools to aid researchers and practitioners to evaluate these concepts. He is involved in the development of Dementia Services across Shropshire and presently working with colleagues to develop a Dementia Care Pathway for use in an Acute Trust. A further area of interest is the core concepts/values of nursing and why these seem to have been eroded and devalued within contemporary nursing. He has a strong track record in Research and Scholarship as well as good links with clinical practice, which includes being a member of The Centre for Practice and Service Improvement at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Research.

He graduated from the University of Hull in 1992 with a Bachelor Science (Hons) Nursing Sciences. After graduating he worked for several years within clinical practice in a range of nursing specialities, including medicine, gastroenterology, palliative care and care of the older person. In 1996 he moved into Higher Education taking up post as a Lecturer in Adult Nursing at Dumfries Campus part of Bell College Hamilton. He has held a number of lecturing posts prior to being promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2001. While working at the University of Hull, along with colleagues, he set up the Centre for Spirituality Studies which he directed until taking up his current position in August 2008. His career in nursing continues to involve a combination of practice, education and research


 


Last updated 11 May 2015 nursing.midwifery@tcd.ie (Email).