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Palliative Care/Long Term Illness

Palliative Care/Long Term Illness


  1. Quality of Life and Living with Parkinsons Disease a mixed methods study withing the Mid-West region of Ireland.  - Irene Cassidy, Phd Student
  2. Development and Audit of Nursing Documentation in Specialist Palliative Care - Maria Bailey, Sue Moran and Owen Doody


  1. Dr Pauline O’Reilly,, Research Interests (Self-Esteem/Coping Strategies)

  2. Maria Bailey,, Research Interests (Pain & Spiritual Care, Education)

  3. Jill Murphy,, Research Interests (Person-Centered Care)

  4. Mary Pat Butler,, Research Interests (Psychosocial Interventions and Recovery)

  5. Irene Cassidy,, Research Interests (Pain, Education, Parkinsons Disease)

  6. Dr Pauline Meskell, 

  2. Kennedy C & Strickland K (in Press) Book chapter; Loss and bereavement . In Foundations of Nursing Practice (2nd Ed) Brooker C & Waugh A (Eds) Mosby Elsevier.

  3. O'Reilly, P., Lee, S.H., O'Sullivan, M., Cullen, W., Kennedy, C., and MacFarlane, A (2016) ‘Assessing the facilitators and barriers of interdisciplinary team working in primary care using normalisation process theory: protocol for an integrative review’. PROSPERO 2015:CRD42015019362 Available from

  4. Quinn, C. Bailey, M. ( 2011) Caring for children and families in the community: experiences of Irish palliative care clinical nurse specialists. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 17 ( 11) 561-567

  5. Lee SH, Cox KM, Grant R, Kennedy C, Kilbride L(2012) . Patient positioning (mobilisation) and bracing for pain relief and spinal stability in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 3. Art. No.: CD007609. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007609.pub2.

  6. Bailey, M.E.,  Doody, O., Lyons, R.,  Walsh, J., Cooney, M. (2011) The provision of community nursing support for persons with an intellectual disability and palliative care needs: a descriptive survey. Report prepared for The Irish Hospice Foundation. ISBN: 1-905952-37-6 978-1-905952-37-3

  7. Doody,O., Bailey,M., Lyons,R. (2011) Primary care for persons with intellectual disabilities: issues for practice. The frontline of learning Disability No 83

  8. Kennedy C (2010) Palliative Care based on need not diagnosis: challenges for nurses British Journal of Community Nursing 15 (11) 539 – 540 (Invited contribution)

  9. Cox M, Grant R, Kennedy C & Kilbride L (2010) Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression: A Review of Practice and Care, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19, 1767–1783 1767 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03236.x

  10. Bailey, M., Moran, S. and Graham, M.M (2009) Creating a spiritual tapestry: nurses experiences of delivering spiritual care to patients in an Irish hospice, International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 15 (1), 42-48.

  • Milford Care Centre
  • Health Service Executive

Chair: Dr Pauline Meskell

Senior Lecturer

Department of Nursing & Midwifery

University of Limerick


Tel.+353-61- 233366