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Ms. Kathleen Neenan
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Corry M, Smith V, Brabyn S,Neenan K, Telephone interventions, delivered by healthcare professionals, for educating and psychosocially supporting informal caregivers of adults with diagnosed illnesses (Protocol). , Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (1), 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Neenan, K. Timmins, F. OBoyle, C. Whelan, J. Brady, V. Muldowney, Y. and McSherry, W. , Special Issue "International Conference of Spirituality in Healthcare. Creating Space for Spirituality in Healthcare,"-Trinity College Dublin 2017, Religions, 2019, p1-8 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Corry M, Neenan K, Brabyn S, Sheaf G, Smith V, Telephone interventions, delivered by healthcare professionals, for providing education and psychosocial support for informal caregivers of adults with diagnosed illnesses, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , (5), 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Hennessy N. Neenan K. Brady V. Sullivan M. Eustace-Cook J. and Timmins F., End of Life in Acute Hospital Settings- A Systematic Review of Families' Experience of Spiritual Care., Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2019, p31 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Timmins, F., Whelan, J., Brady, V, OBoyle, C., Neenan, K., Muldowney, Y. & Caldeira, S., Enhancing Nurses and Midwives Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care' : Progress Towards Implementation of final spiritual care education standard.Teaching & Learning Event 3 (EPICC 2016-2019) , (EPICC Erasmus Plus Project Enhancing Nurses' and Midwives' Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care 2016-2019, University of the West of Wales,, 1-3 July 2019., 2019 Poster, 2019 URL

Being Human : Cultivating Mindfulness and Compassion for Daily Living in, editor(s)in, editor(s)Dr Fiona Timmins & Dr. Sílvia Caldeira , Spirituality in Healthcare: Perspectives for Innovative Practice., , Spirituality in Healthcare: Perspectives for Innovative Practice., Nature Switzerland Springer Cham,, Springer Nature Switzerland Springer Cham,, 2019, pp211 - 223, [Kathleen Neenan] Book Chapter, 2019 URL

Spirituality Research and Innovation Group , 'Conversations that Matter' Spirituality Today, Exploration and Insight, 20th May, 2019 Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2019 URL

Spirituality Research & Innovation Group, 5th International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference, 19-20 June 2019, In:'Spirituality Transforming our World', 2019, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2019 URL

Timmins, F., Neenan K, & Whelan, J., Enhancing Nurses and Midwives Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care': Implementation of (draft) spiritual care education standard, EPICC Teaching & Learning Event 2 (EPICC Erasmus Plus Project Enhancing Nurses' and Midwives' Competence  in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care 2016-2019, Valetta Campus, University of Malta, 24-28 September, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018 URL

Muldowney, Y., Timmins, F., Brady, V., Caldeira, S., Whelan, J., Murphy, M., O'Boyle, C. Neenan, K., Shared Understandings of Spiritual Care Among the Members of an Innovative Spirituality Interest Group in the Republic of Ireland , 37th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research And Education Conference; Integrated Care: Ensuring Quality And Enhancing Patient Flow, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery., St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2., 28th February -1st , 2018, pp134 - 134 Poster, 2018

Piret, P. Neenan K. Muldowney Y. BRADY, V. and Timmins F. (2018), Spiritual leadership as an emergent solution to transform the healthcare workplace, Journal of Nursing Management, 26, ((4)), 2018, p335 - 337 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Neenan K, Mindfulness and Health Professionals , 5th Annual Spirituality in Healthcare Conference Spirituality Transforming Our World,, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 21st June , 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

Brady, V., Timmins, F., Caldeira, S., Whelan, J., Murphy, M., O'Boyle, C. Neenan, K. F. and Muldowney, Y. , Shared understandings of spiritual care among the members of an innovative Spirituality Interest Group in the Republic of Ireland, Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Health, Medicine and Social Sciences , Coventry University, Coventry, England, , 17-19 May , 2018 Poster, 2018

Spirituality Research and Innovation Group (SRIG), , 'Spirituality at a Crossroads', 21st June , In:4th International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference, 2018, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2018 URL

Fiona Timmins, Richard Egan , Bernadette Flanagan , Yvonne Muldowney , Colm OBoyle , Vivienne Brady Jacqueline Whelan , Kathleen Neenan, Wilfred McSherry, "International Conference of Spirituality in Healthcare. Nurturing the Spirit"-Trinity College Dublin 2016, Religions, 8, (10), 2017, p204 - 210 Journal Article, 2017 URL DOI

Corry, M., Smith, V., Neenan, K., Brabyn, S.,, Telephone interventions, delivered by healthcare professionals, for educating and psychosocially supporting informal caregivers of adults with diagnosed illnesses, 12th Annual Cochrane Ireland Conference Cochrane and challenges to evidence based healthcare, NUI Galway, 26th May 2017, 2017 Poster, 2017

Timmins, F. Caldeira, S. Whelan, J., Murphy, M., King, C. and Brady, V. , Shared understandings of spiritual care among the members of an innovative Spirituality Interest Group in the Republic of Ireland, Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research Conference , University of Oxford Examination Schools, 75-81 High Street Oxford , Wed 5-7th April 2017, 2017 Poster, 2017 URL

Spirituality Research and Innovation Group (SRIG), (SRIG),, In: 3rd International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference, 22 June, In:'Creating Space for Spirituality in Healthcare', 2017, School of Nursing & Midwifery TCD, Meetings /Conferences Organised, , 2017, PUBLISHED URL Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2017 URL

Neenan K O Callaghan D, Teaching Mindfulness to Adolescents in Schools, 'Creating Space for Spirituality in Healthcare'', School of Nursing & Midwifery Trinity College Dublin, Thursday 22 June, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017 URL

Neenan K, Using Mindfulness for Caregivers of persons with Dementia, Dementia Awareness , Kilashee Naas , 6th September , 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

School of Nursing and Midwifery, 17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, 9-11 November, 2016, School of Nursing & Midwifery TCD Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2016 URL

Mc Garrell C Neenan K Corry M, Working together: every staff member counts" Huddles in the Emergency Department , 17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference , Trinity College Dublin, , 9th & 10th Nov ,, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Fiona Timmins, Maryanne Murphy, Sílvia Caldeira, Eimear Ging, Carole King, Vivienne Brady, Jacqueline Whelan, Colm OBoyle , John Kelly, Freda Neill , Geralyn Hynes, Kathleen Neenan, Nicolas Pujol, Lisa Fitzgerald, Deborah Hayden, Barbara Sweeney, Mary Threadgold, Michael O' Sullivan, Bernadette Flanagan, Elizabeth Weathers , Philip Larkin, Therese Meehan, Karen Ward, Hannah Chew, Eunice Minford, Mandy Lee, Margaret Mulchaire, Anne Mc Auliffe, PJ Boyle, Noel Keating, Brian Nolan , The Development of a Spirituality Interest Group in the Republic of Ireland (ROI), Religions, 7, (3), 2016, p30 - 34 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Health, Wellbeing and Innovation: advancing research, practice and education 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference , 4-5 November, 2015, School of Nursing & Midwifery TCD Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2015 URL

Neenan, K., Mindfulness and Compassion in 21st Century Healthcare Key Note Speaker, 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin, 2015, , School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin, November 4th and 5th, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

McDaid, F. Neenan, K. Corry, M., Safety in the ED: Guidance on patients' families and carers presence in Emergency DepartmentsFiona McDaid:, 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin, November 4th and 5th, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

McDaid, F. Neenan, K. Corry, M., Identifying a nursing model and developing associated documentation for use in Emergency Nursing Departments nationally, 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin, November 4th and 5th, 2015 Meeting Abstract, 2015

Corry, M While, A. Neenan, K. and Smith, V, A systematic review of systematic reviews on interventions for caregivers of people with chronic conditions, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71, (4), 2015, p718 - 734 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Martin M, Ricci C, Neenan K, Prendiville W, Select & Treat is a Safe Strategy in the Management of Women Referred to a Trained Coloscopist A Single Institution Experience, 15th World Congress for Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy , The Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre II London , 26th-30th May 2014, 2014 Poster, 2014

Ricci C, Martin M, Neenan K, Prendiville W, Management of Patients with Cytological Low-Gradeof OR Borderline Abormalities: How Powerful is a Negative Coloscopy?, 15th World Congress for Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy, The Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre II London , 26th-30th May 2014, 2014 Poster, 2014

Guckian, D. Neenan, K. , A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of General Nurses Currently Involved in Role Expansion, 15th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Student Colloquium School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin, 2014, Dublin, November 4th and 5th, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

McGarrell,C., Neenan, K ., Accuracy and Concordance of Emergency Department Nurses' Acuity Ratings to Adult Emergency Department Patient Scenarios Using the Manchester Triage System., Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 33rd Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research & Education Conference Programme, Dublin , 20th February 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Neenan K Mc Nicholas G, Adapting to the primary care giving role; Challenges facing Carers' of Head and neck cancer patient., 32nd Annual International Research Conference 2013, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin , 20-21st Feb , 2013 Meeting Abstract, 2013

Neenan K McNicholas G , Carers' voices: Caring for head and neck cancer patients, , 5rd International Nursing & Midwifery Conference , NUIG, Galway, 4th - 5th April, 2013 Meeting Abstract, 2013

Mc Nicholas G Neenan K , The experiences of Primary caregivers of head and neck cancer patients in the acute survivorship stage of the illness, 13th Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery , Trinity College Dublin, 7-8 November , 2012 Meeting Abstract, 2012

Mc Nicholas G Neenan K , Challenges of caregivers of head and neck cancer patients in the acute survivorship stage of the illness,, Cancer Study Day, The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, December , 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Keogh, B, O'Brien, F, Neenan, K, The clinical experiences of mature mental health nursing students in Ireland., Nurse education in practice, 9, 2009, p271 - 276 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

O'Brien, F, Keogh, B, Neenan, K, Mature students' experiences of undergraduate nurse education programmes: The Irish experience., Nurse education today, 29, 2009, p635 - 640 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Neenan K Mc Carron M Connaire K Cox K , Challenges encountered while researching end of life care in a specialist Palliative Care Hospice Day Service in the Republic of Ireland., Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland., Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, , Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland., 20th-21st Feb, 2008, 2008 Meeting Abstract, 2008

Neenan K Mc Carron M Connaire K Cox K , Precious Moments in Hospice Day Mortality , Supplement vol 12 , 2007 Meeting Abstract, 2007

Neenan K Mc Carron M Connaire K Cox K , (ed.), School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity College Dublin 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology, Day by Day Patients' experiences of Hospice Day Care, School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity College Dublin, 7th - 9th Nov 2007, 2007 Proceedings of a Conference, 2007

Neenan Kathleen , Ethnography in a Hospice Setting.,, University of Liverpool Management School / Keele University Ethnographic Futures Conference, Keele , , 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

O'Brien, F., Keogh, B., Neenan, K., Highly Skilled Jugglers: Mature women in nurse education programmes, 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 9th November, 2006, pp582 - 583 Conference Paper, 2006

Keogh, B., O'Brien, F., Neenan, K., Male nurses experiences of gender barriers during preregistration general nursing education programmes,, 25th International Nursing and Midwifery Reserach Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland,, Dublin, 23rd February , 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

O'Brien, F., Neenan, K., Keogh, B., Evaluating the benefits of using a collaborative approach to prepare students for practice placement,, Value for money: Learning through evaluationIrish Nursing and Midwifery Practice Development Association 3rd Annual Conference, Galway Bay Hotel, , 23rd March, , 2006, 5 Meeting Abstract, 2006

Neenan, K., O'Brien, F., Keogh, B, Using a personal approach to support mature students in university,, 25th International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland,, Dublin, 23rd February , 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Neenan, K., Keogh, B., O'Brien, F., , Evaluation of a preparatory day for clinical placement assessment for first year undergraduate student nurses,, Education in Healthcare: 16th Annual International Participative Conference, Durham,, 6th September , 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Neenan.K., OBrien F. Keogh B. J, The emotional work of Caring for patients in pain , Irish Pain Society 4th Annual Scientific Meeting, Dublin, , Dublin, November , 2005 Poster, 2005

O'Brien, F., Keogh, B., Neenan, K., Preparing students for clinical assessment: A revised collaborative approach,, Fifth Annual Conference of the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery, , Jurys Hotel, Dublin, , 16th November, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Neenan,K., Keogh,B., O Brien. F, Evaluation of a Preparatory Day for clinical placement assesment for first year undergraduate student nurses, Educational in Health Care; 16th Annual International Participative NET, University of Durham, 6th September , 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Neenan, K, Nurses emotional responses to patient's in pain, 23rd Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, , Dublin, February , 2004 Oral Presentation, 2004

Neenan, K., Keogh, B., An Evaluation of An Induction Day for mature students embarking on a four year undergraduate Degree in Nursing., 3rd Annual International Research Conference, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, November, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Neenan, K, Nurses lived experiences of adminstering opiate analgesia to postoperative patients, 15th International Nursing Research Congress. Sigma Theta Tau International., Dublin, July, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Neenan K, The emotional responses of nurse when caring for patients in pain, Irish Pain Society 4th Annual Scientific Meeting, Dublin, November, 2004 Poster, 2004

Neenan, K, Nurses lived experiences of caring for patients in pain , 3rd Annual International Research Conference, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, November, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Mc Carron M Neenan K Connaire K Mc Conville U, Stepping Stones: The role of hospice day care in the care of patients with terminal illness., Dublin, 2010 Report, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Research Expertise

Description

Spirituality Caregivers Mindfulness, End of life Mature students,Womens Health,Nursing practise,

Projects

  • Title
    • Select & Treat is a Safe Strategy in the Management of Women Referred to a Trained Coloscopist A Single Institution Experience
  • Date From
    • 2014
  • Date To
    • 2016
  • Title
    • Leading Compassion in Practice
  • Funding Agency
    • HSE
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Date To
    • 2016
  • Title
    • Telephone interventions, delivered by healthcare professionals, for informal caregivers of adults with diagnosed illnesses
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • Jan 2015
  • Date To
    • Jan 2017
  • Title
    • Exploring Meanings of Spirituality in a Diverse Society- What Does it Mean to You and Me? Spirituality is about ascribing meaning to life's events, seeking support, connection and transcendence, which may involve religious belief for some. This term can transcend religious differences and provide an explanatory mechanism and support for people whether they subscribe to a religion or not. It also allows an explanatory conduit for cultural religious activities and rituals that humans have enjoyed over centuries. This is important to explore, as there is convincing evidence that the majority of people still ascribe to personal spiritual beliefs.
  • Funding Agency
    • The Trinity Equality Fund 2018/19
  • Date From
    • January 2019
  • Date To
    • May 2019
  • Title
    • 'Enhancing Nurses Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care (EPICC)', 2016-2019
  • Summary
    • The aims of the EPICC Project are to; . Establish a sustainable network and partnerships where nursing educators can share experiences, research and resources related to spiritual care, to inform their teaching. . Enable nursing educators to acquire new knowledge/skills in the learning and teaching of personal, religious and spiritual aspects of person centred care. . Review how personal, religious and spiritual aspects of care are currently addressed in a sample of HEI's from across Europe. . Analyse current practice identifying factors and processes that enable or inhibit the teaching of these areas in nursing curricula. . Develop and test an innovative, dynamic and flexible Spiritual care Matrix for nurse education based upon international best practice and evidence which can be adopted by Higher Education Institutions (HEI) across Europe. The partners and their leads include Staffordshire University (Professor W McSherry), the University of South Wales (Dr Linda Ross), the University of Malta (Professor D Baldacchino, Dr Josephine Attard), VID Specialized University, Bergen, Norway (Professor T Giske), Christian University of Applied Sciences Viaa, Zwolle Netherlands (Professor R van Leeuwen), Diakonova University College Norway (Dr T Kleiven).
  • Funding Agency
    • Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for higher education
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Date To
    • 2019
  • Title
    • Parents and families experiences of spiritual care at end of life for neonate
  • Funding Agency
    • Self Funded
  • Date From
    • May 2019
  • Title
    • End of Life in Acute Hospital Settings- A Systematic Review of Families' Experience of Spiritual Care
  • Funding Agency
    • Self Funded
  • Title
    • Exploratory study of healthcare participants experiences of a mindfulness programme
  • Funding Agency
    • Self Funding

Keywords

Acute care nursing; Nursing Education; ONCOLOGY; PAEDIATRICS; PAIN

Recognition

Representations

Emergency Medicine Programme Emergency Nursing Interest Group September 2015

Editor Religions Journal Special Edition 2019 2019

Awards and Honours

Gold Medal Nursing Award Highest Achievement Theory & Practice Childrens Nursing

Winner of best overall Poster Irish Pain Association 4th annual Scientific Meeting November 2004

Gold Medal Nursing Award Highest Achievement Theory & Practice General Nursing

Memberships

Sigma Theta Tau 2002 – 2004

Irish Pain Association 2004 – Present

AISHE 2013 – Present

SpIRE - Spirituality Institute for Research & Education, Dublin (SRIG) 2015 – Present

Dementia and NeuroGeneration Network Ireland 2020 – Present

Irish Cardiac Nurse Association 2020