Biography

Ruth's experience of providing support and care to persons, living with intellectual disability, and their families is predominantly in residential and community services and founded on her nurse training and education. As a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Ruth has further enhanced these qualifications receiving a BSc. in Nursing Studies (University of Limerick; 2000) PG Dip. in Nurse Education (University of Limerick 2002) and a MSc. in Advanced Nursing (University of Ulster 2004). PhD Philosophy completed in 2019 (University of Limerick).

Research Interests

Ruth's research focus is grounded in contributing to the health and wellbeing of persons living with intellectual disabilities and their support networks. Interest in supporting intellectually disabled people in decision making and how pragmatic, legalistic and social visions of support are embedded in daily realities underpins Ruth's doctoral studies supervised by Dr. Barry Coughlan 'Interactional guesstimating': family carers' experiences supporting profoundly intellectually disabled persons in decision-making- a constructivist grounded theory'.

Member of the Departments 'Ageing, Mental Health & Intellectual Disability' research group.

Recent projects include:
1) 2018-2021: ‘Manage, enhance, deliver and evaluate a Clinical Leadership Programme to 4 cohorts of Managers from Intellectual Disability Services in the Republic of Ireland.'
2) 2021: ‘Evaluation of the provision of evidence to inform the development of a report that specifies prevalent presenting problems or conditions that result in people with an intellectual disability being admitted to acute hospitals in Ireland'

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2014 Undergraduate Curriculum Development Team,
  • 2014 Undergraduate Curriculum DesignTeam 2014-2016,
  • 2013 Academic Programme Review Committee (APRC) 2013-2016,

Education

  • 2004 University of Ulster - MSc
  • 2002 University of Ulster - Postgraduate Diploma
  • 2001 University of Limerick - BSc (Honours - 2.1)
  • 1995 Daughters of Charity Service - Certificate

Association

  • 1995 Member, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)

Books

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Book Chapters

Chapter 14 Informed Consent

Dr. Ruth Ryan
Dr. Eileen Carey
2019
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Springer
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Chapter 4 "Family Centered Care"

Dr. Ruth Ryan
2016
Switzerland
Springer International Publishing
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

The experiences of adults with intellectual disability in the involvement of nursing care planning in health services

Dr. Owen Doody
Dr. Ruth Ryan
2019
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Realising Informed Consent - A Brighter Future For All

Dr. Ruth Ryan
Dr. Eileen Carey
2019
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Understanding status epilepticus and its treatment in the community

Dr. Owen Doody
Dr. Ruth Ryan
2021
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Other Journals

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Conference Publications

The World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD)

Dr. Ruth Ryan
Dr. Eileen Carey
2019
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5th IASSIDD Europe Congress Diversity & Belonging: Celebrating Difference

Dr. Ruth Ryan
2018
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Conference Contributions

Wexford Services Launch of the HSE Health Passport for People with an Intellectual Disability

Dr. Jennifer McMahon
Ms. Therese Hennessy
Ms. Mairead Moloney
Dr. Owen Doody
Dr. Ruth Ryan
Ms. Rosemary Lyons
2021
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Nursing Subcommittee of the Disability Advisory Group (DAG) to the National Clinical Programme for People with Disability (NCPPD)

Dr. Jennifer McMahon
Ms. Therese Hennessy
Ms. Mairead Moloney
Dr. Owen Doody
Dr. Ruth Ryan
Ms. Rosemary Lyons
2021
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Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland Implementation Steering Group

Dr. Jennifer McMahon
Ms. Therese Hennessy
Ms. Mairead Moloney
Dr. Owen Doody
Dr. Ruth Ryan
2021
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5th IASSIDD Europe Congress Diversity & Belonging: Celebrating Difference

Dr. Ruth Ryan
2018
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Published Reports

Presenting problem/conditions that result in people with an intellectual disability being admitted to acute hospitals in Ireland: An analysis of NQAIS data from 2016-2020

Dr. Jennifer McMahon
Ms. Therese Hennessy
Ms. Mairead Moloney
Dr. Owen Doody
Dr. Ruth Ryan
2021
Limerick: University of Limerick and Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Service Director, HSE.
Limerick: University of Limerick and Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Service Director, HSE.
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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. Owen Doody
Dr. Ruth Ryan
Dr. Eileen Carey
2021
Limerick
University of Limerick and National Clinical Leadership Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, HSE
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Findings from the Public Consultation on the Draft Interim Standards for New Directions, Services and Supports for Adults with Disabilities

Dr. Nancy Salmon
Dr. Ruth Ryan
2014
National Disability Authority
National Disability Authority
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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

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