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Dr. Eileen Carey

Biography

Eileen is a lecturer in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences at the University of Limerick. Prior to entering academia, Eileen worked as a Registered Nurse (Intellectual Disability), with people with intellectual disabilities and their families in a variety of contexts and settings. Eileen is a BSc. (Nursing Studies) graduate of the University of Limerick, a PG Dip. (Nurse Education) and MSc. (Advanced Nursing Studies) graduate of the University of Ulster and a Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) graduate of Trinity College, Dublin.Eileen's research interests focus on developing quality practices to implement evidence-based approaches and initiatives facilitating health and wellbeing of older adults especially those growing older with intellectual disabilities. Specific topic areas have focused on choice and control, autonomy, assisted decision-making, informed consent and person-centred planning.

Research Interests

Eileen's research interests focus on explaining how humanistic, legalistic, psychological and sociological factors impact the health and wellbeing of adults, especially those growing older with intellectual disability. Specific topic areas have focused on person centred planning, autonomy, choice, control, informed consent, decision-making and inclusive research. Eileen has undertaken research studies to describe and analyse structures and processes of person centred planning utilised in residential service for people with intellectual disabilities and research inclusive of adults with intellectual disabilities, to explain daily realities for participants as they respond to issues of choice and control. Eileen has been involved in a national Leadership Programme for Nursing and Health Care Managers in Intellectual Disability Services educational and research project and is currently leading a national research project reviewing placement opportunities accessible to students undertaking a BSc Nursing (Intellectual Disability) degree programme in Ireland. Eileen is a member of the Ageing, Research and Intellectual Disability Group and the Health Research Institute at the University of Limerick.

Teaching Interests

Having lectured on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, Eileen's primary interests are relevant to the contribution of Registered Nurses in the health and wellbeing of adults, especially those growing older with intellectual disability. Additionally, Eileen supervises' students to Master and PhD levels.

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2019 National Education Sub Committee Implementation Group Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland, The role of the group is to identify, guide and support the implementation of the education recommendations emanating from the report ‘Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland: Supporting people with an intellectual disability to live ordinary lives in ordinary places' with the ongoing development of the nursing profession in Intellectual Disability in Ireland.
  • 2018 Education and Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee , The Research Ethics Committee is charged by the University to consider the ethics of proposed research projects which will involve human subjects and to agree or not, as is the case, as to whether the projected research is ethical.
  • Undergraduate Course Board , Review the implementation of undergraduate programme
  • Ageing, Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Research ,

Award

  • 2016 - PhD
  • 2011 - Seed Funding: Project Title: Intellectual Disability Research Team Development
  • 2009 - Seed Funding: Project Title: A classic grounded theory explaining how adults with intellectual disabilities make choices

Education

  • 2016 Trinity College Dublin - PhD
  • 2003 University of Ulster - MSc
  • 2002 University of Ulster - PostGraduate Diploma
  • 2001 University of Limerick - BSc
  • 1999 Royal College of Surgeons - Diploma
  • 1987 Daughters of Charity - Certificate

Employment

  • Daughters of Charity - Staff Nurse
  • University of Limerick - Lecturer
  • Daughters of Charity - Nurse Tutor
  • Daughters of Charity - Acting Night Sister
  • University of Limerick - Lecturer/Course Director

Association

  • Member, Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing Academic Network (LIDNAN)
  • Member, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  • Member, International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities IASSIDD

Publications

Book Chapters

2019

Chapter 14 Informed Consent
Carey, E. and Ryan, R.
(2019) Chapter 14 Informed Consent
In Handbook of Intellectual Disabilities Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice ; Johnny L. Matson(Ed.) Baton Rouge, LA, USA : Springer
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20843-1_14

Peer Reviewed Journals

2020

Aligning with the flow of control: A grounded theory study of choice and autonomy in decision-making practices of people with intellectual disabilities.
Carey E;
(2020) Aligning with the flow of control: A grounded theory study of choice and autonomy in decision-making practices of people with intellectual disabilities.
In International Journal Of Qualitative Studies On Health And Well-Being;
DOI: 10.1080/17482631.2020.1857053

2019

Realising Informed Consent - A Brighter Future For All
Carey, E. and Ryan, R.
(2019) Realising Informed Consent - A Brighter Future For All
In Journal Of Intellectual Disability Research;
DOI: 10.1111/jir.12669

2018

Interprofessional working between intellectual disability nurses and speech and language therapists
O'Toole, L., Nelson, S., O'Connor, M. and Carey, E.
(2018) Interprofessional working between intellectual disability nurses and speech and language therapists
In Learning Disability Practice;

2017

Recruitment and consent of adults with intellectual disabilities in a classic grounded theory research study: ethical and methodological considerations
Carey, E,Griffiths, C
(2017) Recruitment and consent of adults with intellectual disabilities in a classic grounded theory research study: ethical and methodological considerations
In Disability & Society;
DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2017.1281793

2017

The role of nurses in supporting people with intellectual disabilities to manage asthma
O'Connor, M. and Carey, E.
(2017) The role of nurses in supporting people with intellectual disabilities to manage asthma
In Learning Disability Practice; United Kingdom :
DOI: 10.7748/ldp.2017.e1778

2016

Supporting women with learning disabilities during breast cancer diagnosis in Ireland
Nelson, S. and Carey, E.
(2016) Supporting women with learning disabilities during breast cancer diagnosis in Ireland
In Learning Disability Practice;
DOI: 10.7748/ldp.2016.e1777

2016

The role of the nurse in assessing mobility decline in older people with intellectual disabilities
Nelson, S. and Carey, E.
(2016) The role of the nurse in assessing mobility decline in older people with intellectual disabilities
In Learning Disability Practice; UK :
DOI: 10.7748/ldp.2016.e1776

2016

The impact of Irish policy and legislation on how adults with learning disabilities make choices
Carey, E. and Griffiths, C.
(2016) The impact of Irish policy and legislation on how adults with learning disabilities make choices
In British Journal Of Learning Disabilities;
DOI: 10.1111/bld.12117

2014

Research Active Programme: views of service users
Carey, E. Salmon, N. and Higgins, A.
(2014) Research Active Programme: views of service users
In Learning Disability Practice;
DOI: 10.7748/ldp2014.04.17.4.22.e1511

2014

Research skills for people with intellectual disabilities
Salmon, N. Carey, E. and Hunt, A.
(2014) Research skills for people with intellectual disabilities
In Learning Disability Practice;
DOI: 10.7748/ldp2014.03.17.3.27.e1512

2013

Research Active Programme: an inclusive research module in 3rd level education
Salmon, N,Carey, E
(2013) Research Active Programme: an inclusive research module in 3rd level education
In British Journal Of Learning Disabilities;
DOI: 10.1111/bld.12056

2013

Person-centred care planning for clients with complex needs
Smith, D. and Carey, E.
(2013) Person-centred care planning for clients with complex needs
In Learning Disability Practice;
DOI: 10.7748/ldp2013.12.16.10.20.e1465

2011

Caring for people with Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease in the early stages of assessment
Beaumont, M. and Carey, E.
(2011) Caring for people with Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease in the early stages of assessment
In Learning Disability Practice;

2011

Knowledge, attitudes and practices in the provision of nutritional care
Fletcher A.;Carey E.
(2011) Knowledge, attitudes and practices in the provision of nutritional care
In British Journal Of Nursing;
DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2011.20.10.615

2009

Developing person-centred planning in dementia care
Ryan, J; Carey, E
(2009) Developing person-centred planning in dementia care
In Learning Disability Practice;

2009

Person-centred plans: empowering or controlling?
Martin, AM; Carey, E
(2009) Person-centred plans: empowering or controlling?
In Learning Disability Practice;

2008

Introducing person-centred planning: a case study
Ryan, B; Carey, E
(2008) Introducing person-centred planning: a case study
In Learning Disability Practice;

2004

Processes in Action: Description and analysis of processes used to implement person centred planning in a residential centre.
Carey, E
(2004) Processes in Action: Description and analysis of processes used to implement person centred planning in a residential centre.
In An Bord Altranais News;

Other Journals

2010

Navigating the Process of Ethical Approval: A methodological note
Carey, E.
(2010) Navigating the Process of Ethical Approval: A methodological note
In The Grounded Theory Review; The Grounded theory institute
[ULIR]

Conference Publications

2019

The World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD)
Carey, E. and Ryan, R.
(2019) The World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jir.12669

2017

DOCTRID Daughters of Charity Technology and Research Into Disability DOCTRIDV Fostering collaborations and innovations to make a real difference in the lives of those with Intellectual Disability and Autism
O'Connor, M. and Carey, E.
(2017) DOCTRID Daughters of Charity Technology and Research Into Disability DOCTRIDV Fostering collaborations and innovations to make a real difference in the lives of those with Intellectual Disability and Autism

2017

DOCTRID Daughters of Charity Technology and Research Into Disability DOCTRIDV Fostering collaborations and innovations to make a real difference in the lives of those with Intellectual Disability and Autism
Nelson, S. and Carey, E.
(2017) DOCTRID Daughters of Charity Technology and Research Into Disability DOCTRIDV Fostering collaborations and innovations to make a real difference in the lives of those with Intellectual Disability and Autism

2017

4th Asia-Pacific Regional Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD)
Carey, E.
(2017) 4th Asia-Pacific Regional Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD)

2017

DOCTRID Daughters of Charity Technology and Research Into Disability DOCTRIDV Fostering collaborations and innovations to make a real difference in the lives of those with Intellectual Disability and Autism
Carey, E. and Griffiths, C.
(2017) DOCTRID Daughters of Charity Technology and Research Into Disability DOCTRIDV Fostering collaborations and innovations to make a real difference in the lives of those with Intellectual Disability and Autism

2016

17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference – ‘Contemplating the Past, Present and Future
Carey, E. and Griffiths, C.
(2016) 17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference – ‘Contemplating the Past, Present and Future

2007

1st International Conference Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice
Carey, Eileen
(2007) 1st International Conference Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice
*(Ed.)

2006

14th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals:Integrating health promotion, prevention, treatment and care for chronic diseases across the health system
Carey, Eileen
(2006) 14th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals:Integrating health promotion, prevention, treatment and care for chronic diseases across the health system
14th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals:Integrating health promotion, prevention, treatment and care for chronic diseases across the health system(Ed.)

2006

Person Centred Developments in Nursing & Midwifery
Carey, Eileen
(2006) Person Centred Developments in Nursing & Midwifery
*(Ed.)

2006

7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education and Technology
Carey, Eileen
(2006) 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education and Technology
School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin: 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education and Technology(Ed.)

2006

Primary Care: Responding to Need
Carey, Eileen
(2006) Primary Care: Responding to Need
*(Ed.)

2005

13th International Health Promoting Hospitatls (HPH) Conference
Carey, Eileen
(2005) 13th International Health Promoting Hospitatls (HPH) Conference
*(Ed.)

2005

INRG Irish Nursing Research Interest Group CONFERENCE-RESEARCH FORUM
Carey, Eileen
(2005) INRG Irish Nursing Research Interest Group CONFERENCE-RESEARCH FORUM
*(Ed.)

2005

6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology
Carey, Eileen
(2005) 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology
6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology(Ed.)

2005

Fifth Annual Conference : Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference; Nursing & Midwifery Sharing Visions and strategies for the future.
Carey, Eileen
(2005) Fifth Annual Conference : Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference; Nursing & Midwifery Sharing Visions and strategies for the future.
*(Ed.)

Conference Contributions

2020

3rd UK Implementation Science Research Conference
Coffey, A., Flanaghan, H., O'Reilly, M., O'Reilly, V., Meskell, P., Bailey, M., Carey, E., O'Doherty, J., Payne, C., Charnley, K.
(2020) 3rd UK Implementation Science Research Conference
London, UK

Published Reports

2021

Report on the design, management, and evaluation of a Clinical Leadership Programme for Persons in Charge (PIC) from Intellectual Disability Support Services for Adults and Children in the Republic of Ireland
Doody, O., Carey, E., Ryan, R., O Halloran, M.
(2021) Report on the design, management, and evaluation of a Clinical Leadership Programme for Persons in Charge (PIC) from Intellectual Disability Support Services for Adults and Children in the Republic of Ireland
Limerick : University of Limerick and National Clinical Leadership Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, HSE

2020

Evaluation of Project ECHO All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) Nursing Home Project (Phase 3)
Coffey, A., Flanagan, H., O'Reilly, M., O'Reilly, V., Meskell, P., Bailey, M., Carey, E., O'Doherty, J., Payne, C. and Charnley, K.
(2020) Evaluation of Project ECHO All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) Nursing Home Project (Phase 3)
N/A : AIIHPC