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.

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

Books

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Book Chapters

Chapter 14 Informed Consent

Dr. Eileen Carey
Ms. Ruth Ryan
2019
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Springer
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Peer Reviewed Journals

The role of nurses in supporting people with intellectual disabilities to manage asthma

Dr. Eileen Carey
2017
United Kingdom
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Person-centred plans: empowering or controlling?

Dr. Eileen Carey
2009
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Supporting women with learning disabilities during breast cancer diagnosis in Ireland

Dr. Eileen Carey
2016
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Introducing person-centred planning: a case study

Dr. Eileen Carey
2008
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The role of the nurse in assessing mobility decline in older people with intellectual disabilities

Dr. Eileen Carey
2016
UK
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Processes in Action: Description and analysis of processes used to implement person centred planning in a residential centre.

Dr. Eileen Carey
2004
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Research Active Programme: views of service users

Dr. Eileen Carey
Dr. Nancy Salmon
2014
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The impact of Irish policy and legislation on how adults with learning disabilities make choices

Dr. Eileen Carey
2016
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Research skills for people with intellectual disabilities

Dr. Eileen Carey
Dr. Nancy Salmon
2014
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Research Active Programme: an inclusive research module in 3rd level education

Dr. Eileen Carey
Dr. Nancy Salmon
2013
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Realising Informed Consent - A Brighter Future For All

Dr. Eileen Carey
Ms. Ruth Ryan
2019
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Person-centred care planning for clients with complex needs

Dr. Eileen Carey
2013
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Knowledge, attitudes and practices in the provision of nutritional care

Dr. Eileen Carey
2011
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Recruitment and consent of adults with intellectual disabilities in a classic grounded theory research study: ethical and methodological considerations

Dr. Eileen Carey
2017
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Caring for people with Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease in the early stages of assessment

Dr. Eileen Carey
2011
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Aligning with the flow of control: A grounded theory study of choice and autonomy in decision-making practices of people with intellectual disabilities.

Dr. Eileen Carey
2021
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Interprofessional working between intellectual disability nurses and speech and language therapists

Dr. Eileen Carey
2018
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Developing person-centred planning in dementia care

Dr. Eileen Carey
2009
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Other Journals

Navigating the Process of Ethical Approval: A methodological note

Dr. Eileen Carey
2010
The Grounded theory institute
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Conference Publications

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

Dr. Eileen Carey
2017
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Person Centred Developments in Nursing & Midwifery

Dr. Eileen Carey
2006
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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

Dr. Eileen Carey
2017
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1st International Conference Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice

Dr. Eileen Carey
2007
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17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference – ‘Contemplating the Past, Present and Future

Dr. Eileen Carey
2016
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13th International Health Promoting Hospitatls (HPH) Conference

Dr. Eileen Carey
2005
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7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education and Technology

Dr. Eileen Carey
2006
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6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology

Dr. Eileen Carey
2005
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Primary Care: Responding to Need

Dr. Eileen Carey
2006
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The World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD)

Dr. Eileen Carey
Ms. Ruth Ryan
2019
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INRG Irish Nursing Research Interest Group CONFERENCE-RESEARCH FORUM

Dr. Eileen Carey
2005
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4th Asia-Pacific Regional Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD)

Dr. Eileen Carey
2017
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14th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals:Integrating health promotion, prevention, treatment and care for chronic diseases across the health system

Dr. Eileen Carey
2006
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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

Dr. Eileen Carey
2017
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Fifth Annual Conference : Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference; Nursing & Midwifery Sharing Visions and strategies for the future.

Dr. Eileen Carey
2005
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Conference Contributions

3rd UK Implementation Science Research Conference

Dr. Eileen Carey
2020
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Published Reports

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

Dr. Eileen Carey
Ms. Ruth Ryan
Dr. Owen Doody
2021
Limerick
University of Limerick and National Clinical Leadership Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, HSE
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Evaluation of Project ECHO All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) Nursing Home Project (Phase 3)

Dr. Eileen Carey
Dr. Alice Coffey
2020
N/A
AIIHPC
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