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Prof Fiona Murphy

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I am currently Professor of Clinical Nursing in the Department of Nursing & Midwifery University of Limerick and University of Limerick Hospital group. One of the main components of the role is to develop research capacity and capability in practising nurses and midwives in the region.

My primary research interests are women’s health, healthcare professional’s education and nursing interventions including both patient experience and patient outcomes. My main research interest within women’s health is in the area of early pregnancy loss and my research programme has used both qualitative and quantitative approaches with a particular focus on qualitative research. I also have an interest in Cochrane systematic reviews in this area. My current interest in nursing interventions is around medication management and the nurses’ role.

Cochrane review: Drugs for epidural anaesthesia: High dose versus low dose opioid epidural regimens for pain relief in labour. Patient’s adherence to exercise and lifestyle changes two years post completion of a phase 3 cardiac rehabilitation exercise program: a pilot study. Identifying the older person at risk of frailty and decreased functional mobility in acute and emergency settings.

Publications

Grant, A., McKimm, J. & Murphy, F. (2017). Developing reflective practice. A guide for Medical Students, Doctors and Teachers. Wiley Blackwell.

Cassidy, S., Coffey, M. & Murphy, F. (2017). ‘Seeking authorization’: A grounded theory exploration of mentors’ experiences of assessing nursing students on the borderline of achievement of competence in clinical practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 73 (9): 2167-2178. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13292

Murphy, F. ,Hugman, L., Bowen, J., Parsell, F., Gabe‐Walters, M., Newson, L. & Jordan, S. (2017). Health benefits for health and social care clients attending an Integrated Health and Social Care day unit (IHSCDU): a before‐and‐after pilot study with a comparator group. Health and Social Care in the Community. 25 (2): 492-504. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12329

Cassidy S., Coffey M. & Murphy F. (2017). ‘Seeking authorization’: a grounded theory exploration of mentors’ experiences of assessing nursing students on the borderline of achievement of competence in clinical practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 73(9): 2167–2178. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13292

Darra, S. & Murphy, F. (2016). Coping and help in birth: An investigation into ‘normal’ childbirth as described by new mothers and their attending midwives. Midwifery. 40: 18-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.05.007