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Ms. Mary Pat Butler

Biography


Mary Pat Butler is a registered psychiatric and general nurse, who was employed by the health services in both Ireland and the UK working across a variety of in-patient, community and home based settings on the continuum from staff nurse to clinical nurse manager over a twenty year period.


Following a post as Nurse Tutor with the former Mid- Western Health Board, Mary Pat was appointed as a faculty member to the Department of Nursing and Midwifery in the University of Limerick in 2004.


Mary Pat's professional interests are in mental health with a particular focus on upskilling registered nurses in psychosocial interventions, and she is also the academic lead for the MSc Nursing (Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care) programme.


Mary Pat's research focus and interests are mainly linked to clinical practice including clinical nurse specialist functioning in psychosocial skills and in mentoring post graduate students in topical research readily applicable to contemporary practice.

Research Interests

Skilled based nursing practice
Psychosocial interventions in mental health
Competency assessment in clinical practice
Depression in primary care

Teaching Interests

Psychosocial Interventions In Mental Health
Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Mental health and the older person
Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2016 Course Board for Masters in Nursing Programmes ,
  • 2016 EHS Athena Swan Self-Assessment Committee,
  • 2014 Department of Nursing and Midwifery RPL Committee,
  • 2014 EHS Research Ethics Committee,
  • Department of Nursing and Midwifery Intellectual Disability and Mental Health Research Committee ,
  • Department of Nursing and Midwifery Palliative Care/Chronic illness Research Committee,
  • University of Limerick Mental Health Committee,

Award

  • 2015 - Excellence in Teaching Award

Education

  • 2004 University College Cork - MPhil
  • 1996 University College Cork - BSc.Nursing Studies (First Class Honours)
  • 1992 University Collgee Cork - Diploma in Professional Studies
  • 1991 RCSI - Diploma
  • 1988 University College Cork - Certificate
  • 1987 RCSI - Diploma
  • 1986 RCSI - Diploma

Association

  • Member, Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) and Registered General Nurse, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, Psychiatric Nursing Division and General Nursing Division

Employment

  • University Of Limerick - Lecturer

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2014

Getting psychosocial interventions into mental health nursing practice: a survey of skill use and perceived benefits to service users
Butler, M. P., Begley, M., Parahoo, K Finn, S
(2014) Getting psychosocial interventions into mental health nursing practice: a survey of skill use and perceived benefits to service users
In Journal Of Advanced Nursing; pp. 866-877
DOI: 10.1111/jan.12248

2012

Nursing students' views of clinical competence assessment.
Bradshaw, C., O'Connor, M., Egan, G., Tierney, K., Butler, M.P., Fahy, A., Tuohy, D., Cassidy, I., Quillinan, B., C McNamara, M.C.
(2012) Nursing students' views of clinical competence assessment.
In British Journal Of Nursing; pp. 855-859

2007

Training primary care nurses in late life depression: knowledge, attitude and practice changes
Butler, M.P. & Quayle, E (2007) Training primary care nurses in late life depression: knowledge, attitude and practice changes International Journal of Older People Nursing 2, 25-35
(2007) Training primary care nurses in late life depression: knowledge, attitude and practice changes
In International Journal Of Older People Nursing; pp. 25-35

Other Journals

2013

Depression in Late Life
Butler, M.P.
(2013) Depression in Late Life
In Nursing in Geheral Practice; pp. 12-16

Conference Publications

2015

Inaugural HSE West/Midwest Nursing & Midwifery Research & Innovation Conference.
Connolly, M., Butler, M.P.
(2015) Inaugural HSE West/Midwest Nursing & Midwifery Research & Innovation Conference.

2015

National Mental Health Nurse Managers Conference.
Butler, M.P., Begley, M., Parahoo, K., Finn, S.
(2015) National Mental Health Nurse Managers Conference.

2013

4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway.
Butler, M.P., Begley, M., Parahoo, K., Finn, S.
(2013) 4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway.

2010

RCN Education Forum Conference Partners in Practice
A Fahy, D. Tuohy, M. McNamara, M.P. Butler, I. Cassidy, G. Egan, M O¿ Connor, C Bradshaw, B. Quillinan, C. Tierney
(2010) RCN Education Forum Conference Partners in Practice

2007

1st International Nursing and Midwifery Conference on ‘Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice'. NUIG, Galway,
Butler, M.P.
(2007) 1st International Nursing and Midwifery Conference on ‘Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice'. NUIG, Galway,
School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI, Galway,

2007

National Mental Health Conference. "Transforming practice: ideas into reality"
Butler, Mary Pat
(2007) National Mental Health Conference. "Transforming practice: ideas into reality"

2007

National Mental Health Conference, Cambridge
Butler, M.P.
(2007) National Mental Health Conference, Cambridge
Cambridge, England.

2007

1st International Nursing and Midwifery Conference on `Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice¿.
Butler, Mary Pat
(2007) 1st International Nursing and Midwifery Conference on `Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice¿.
Nursing and Midwifery Department, National University of Ireland Galway(Ed.)

2006

14th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals:Integrating health promotion, prevention, treatment and care for chronic diseases across the health system
Butler, Mary Pat
(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.) pp. 69-69

2006

7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference "Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education and Technology"
Butler, Mary Pat
(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.) pp. 88-88

2005

Fifth Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference
Butler, Mary Pat
(2005) Fifth Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

Conference Contributions

2015

National Mental Health Nurse Managers Conference
Butler, M.P., Begley, M., Parahoo, K., Finn, S. (2015)
(2015) National Mental Health Nurse Managers Conference
Limerick

2015

Inaugural HSE West/Midwest Nursing & Midwifery Research & Innovation Conference
Connolly, M., Butler, M.P.
(2015) Inaugural HSE West/Midwest Nursing & Midwifery Research & Innovation Conference
Limerick

2013

4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference.
Butler, M.P., Begley, M., Parahoo, K., Finn, S.
(2013) 4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference.
National University of Ireland, Galway