Biography

Therese Hennessy is a lecturer in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick. Since qualifying as a registered psychiatric nurse she has worked in both clinical practice and nurse education. Her clinical area of specialty is Addiction Disorders.
She is module leader for both undergraduate and post graduate level programmes. She has held the post of Course Director for the undergraduate BSc Nursing Studies (Mental Health) programme at the University of Limerick and has considerable direct involvement in curriculum planning, development and review. Currently she is Chair of the Addictive Behaviours Sub Group, Healthy UL and previously was Chair of the Department of Nursing and Midwifery Student Status Committee.
Therese's research interests relate to nurse education, mental health, addiction, eating disorders and special needs. She is an advocate for people with special needs and promoting good healthcare provision for people with Down Syndrome. Her methodological areas of expertise are in mixed methodologies and qualitative research.

Research Interests

Drug and Alcohol misuse, dual diagnosis. Therapeutic interpersonal communication. Eating Disorders, Suicide, Self-harm and improving health outcomes for people with Special Needs

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2006 Evalualtion Curriculum BSc Nusing and Midwifery Undergraduate programme,
  • 2006 Diploma in Drug and Alcohol, The committee oversees the programme which aims for personal and professional growth and development of individuals working in community, voluntary, statutory and non-statutory organisations who are actively engaged in responding to drug and alcohol issues, across the spectrum from prevention and education to treatment and rehabilitation. The course content aims to build upon existing knowledge and skills among participants, with a focus on developing theoretical and evidence based knowledge together with a range of practical skills to enable them to respond effectively and appropriately to drugs and alcohol issues in their work setting. The programme has a commitment to principles and values underpinning lifelong and adult learning. Learning takes place in an environment that is conducive to intellectual growth and personal development. Reflective practice, critical discourse and active participation are encouraged. Course participants are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning.

Employment

  • 2004 University of Limerick - Lecturer (Dept Nursing & Midwifery)
  • 2001 HSE Western region - Nurse Tutor
  • 1997 HSE Western region - RPN/Addiction counsellor
  • 1997 Bethlem & Maudsley NHS Trust, London UK - Community Nurse in addiction services
  • 1995 West London NHS Trust, London UK - Clinical and Community Nurse specialising in addic

Books

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Book Chapters

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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

The role and key activities of Clinical Nurse Specialists and Advanced Nurse Practitioners in supporting healthcare provision for people with intellectual disability: An integrative review

Ms. Therese Hennessy
2022
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Mental health nurses experience of the introduction and practice of the Safewards model: a qualitative descriptive study

Ms. Therese Hennessy
Dr. Owen Doody
2021
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The value and contribution of intellectual disability nurses/nurses caring for people with intellectual disability in intellectual disability settings: A scoping review.

Ms. Mairead Moloney
Ms. Therese Hennessy
Dr. Owen Doody
2022
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Reasonable adjustments for people with intellectual disability in acute care: a scoping review of the evidence.

Ms. Mairead Moloney
Ms. Therese Hennessy
Dr. Owen Doody
2021
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Potential and challenges for learning during acute medical/surgical placement for intellectual disability, mental health and midwifery students

Dr. Brid O'Brien
Ms. Therese Hennessy
Ms. Kathleen Markey
2018
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Nature and extent of intellectual disability nursing research in Ireland: a scoping review to inform health and health service research

Ms. Therese Hennessy
Dr. Owen Doody
2021
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Other Journals

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Conference Publications

Catherine Mc Auley School of Nursing and Midwifery Annual Conference

Ms. Therese Hennessy
2006
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Building and Promoting Excellencein Practice International Conference

Ms. Therese Hennessy
2007
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International Health Promoting Hospitals Conference, Dublin 2005

Ms. Therese Hennessy
2005
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Conference Contributions

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

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

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

Ms. Mairead Moloney
Ms. Therese Hennessy
Ms. Rosemary Lyons
Ms. Ruth Ryan
Dr. Owen Doody
Dr. Jennifer McMahon
2021
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Person centred health care: Lessons from research, practice, policy and patients for health service delivery

Ms. Therese Hennessy
Dr. Owen Doody
2019
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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

Ms. Mairead Moloney
Ms. Therese Hennessy
Ms. Ruth Ryan
Dr. Owen Doody
Dr. Jennifer McMahon
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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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

Non-Concordance to anti-psychotic medication amongst clients with a schizophrenic disorder: community based psychiatric nurses' perspective.

Ms. Therese Hennessy
2011
Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, University of Limerick
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An exploration of nurses' perceptions of the role health promotion plays in their work with substance misusers"

Ms. Therese Hennessy
2007
Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice International Conference, NUI Galway
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'Attitudes of Nurses and Midwives towards people who Misuse Illicit Drugs, alcohol and Tobacco' .

Ms. Therese Hennessy
2006
6th Annual Conference, UCC
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'Attitudes of Nurses and Midwives towards people who Misuse Illicit Drugs, alcohol and Tobacco'

Ms. Therese Hennessy
2005
University of Limerick
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Reasonable adjustments for people with intellectual disability in acute care: a scoping review of the evidence

Ms. Mairead Moloney
Ms. Therese Hennessy
2021
LONDON
BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP
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Nature and extent of intellectual disability nursing research in Ireland: a scoping review to inform health and health service research

Ms. Therese Hennessy
2021
LONDON
BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP
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Families and Person-centred Care Experience

Ms. Therese Hennessy
2012
Intellectual Disability Studies Conference, UL.
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Medication Concordance Amongst Persons with a Diagnosis of Bipolar Affective Disorder: An Exploration of Psychiatric Nurses' Perceptions in an Acute Psychiatric In-patient Setting.

Ms. Therese Hennessy
2011
Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, University of Limerick
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