Josephine Hegarty
University College Cork
NursingHealth carePsychological interventionFamily medicineMedicine
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Publications 92
#1Mary F. Forde (Bon Secours Hospital Cork)H-Index: 2
#2Alice Coffey (UCC: University College Cork)H-Index: 16
Last. Josephine Hegarty (UCC: University College Cork)H-Index: 16
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AIM To describe the structures, processes and content of bedside handover at the change of nursing shift in an acute care context. BACKGROUND The handover of patient information and care at the change of nursing shift is an essential, albeit risk laden, time consuming activity in clinical practice. DESIGN A convergent parallel mixed methods design was used. METHODS Thirty episodes of bedside handover were concurrently audio recorded and observed using a researcher developed tool modelled on the ...
OBJECTIVES: Patients are unintentionally, yet frequently, harmed in situations that are deemed preventable. Incident reporting systems help prevent harm, yet there is considerable variability in how patient safety incidents are reported. This may lead to inconsistent or unnecessary patterns of incident reporting and failures to identify serious patient safety incidents. This systematic review aims to describe international approaches in relation to defining serious reportable patient safety inci...
#1Margaret Landers (UCC: University College Cork)H-Index: 8
#2Josephine Hegarty (UCC: University College Cork)H-Index: 16
Last. Alice Coffey (UL: University of Limerick)H-Index: 16
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Abstract Background Compassionate care delivery is a key feature of nursing and midwifery and a marker of quality healthcare delivery. Training nurses and midwives in compassionate care is known to yield positive nursing, midwifery, and patient outcomes such as increased job satisfaction, reduced burnout, improved patient satisfaction, and enhanced quality of life. Aim To explore nurses' and midwives' views of a three-day program entitled "The Leaders for Compassionate Care Program" from the per...
#1Nuala Walshe (UCC: University College Cork)H-Index: 5
#2Josephine Hegarty (UCC: University College Cork)H-Index: 16
Last. Clare M. Crowley (UCC: University College Cork)
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Background Preventable adverse outcomes related to unrecognised deterioration remain a critical patient safety concern. While numerous factors contribute to these issues, the importance of situation awareness (SA) is increasingly recognised. Fundamentally SA is about knowing what is going on and what might happen next.¹ Endsley’s frequently cited framework² defines SA as ‘the perception of elements in the environment across a volume of time and space, the comprehension of their meaning and the p...
#1Vera J. C. Mc Carthy (UCC: University College Cork)H-Index: 3
#2Ashling Murphy (UCC: University College Cork)H-Index: 1
Last. Jonathan Drennan (UCC: University College Cork)H-Index: 24
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AIM:To explore the differences in perceived importance and actual performance of clinical leadership for all grades of nurses and midwives engaged in clinical practice. BACKGROUND:Clinical leadership is central to the provision of person-centred care. However, little is known about how nurses and midwives perceive this in practice. METHODS:Data were collected on a sample of nurses and midwives in the Republic of Ireland, using a cross-sectional study design (n = 324). The clinical leadership nee...
#1Patricia O'Regan (UCC: University College Cork)H-Index: 6
#2Geraldine McCarthy (UCC: University College Cork)H-Index: 25
Last. Josephine Hegarty (UCC: University College Cork)H-Index: 16
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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To measure cancer-related fatigue (CRF), self-care agency (SCA) and fatigue self-care strategies, and to explore the relationship between CRF and SCA. BACKGROUND: Cancer-related fatigue has been consistently rated as the most elusive, common and severe of symptoms that patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy experience. Despite its frequency and severity, CRF is poorly managed. A renewed focus on supporting self-care among patients with cancer has been found to reduce s...
#1Heloise Agreli (NUI: National University of Ireland)H-Index: 1
#2Fiona Barry (NUI: National University of Ireland)H-Index: 2
Last. Josephine Hegarty (NUI: National University of Ireland)
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Objective The aim of this study was to explore how infection prevention and control (IPC) guidelines are used and understood by healthcare professionals, patients and families. Design Ethnographic study with 59 hours of non-participant observation and 57 conversational interviews. Data analysis was underpinned by the Normalization Process Theory (NPT) as a theoretical framework. Setting Four hospitals in Ireland. Participants Healthcare professionals, patient and families. Results Five themes em...
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#1Frances J. DrummondH-Index: 14
#2Mary ReidyH-Index: 3
Last. Josephine HegartyH-Index: 16
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Background: For cancer prevention information to be effective, it must be accessible to its target populations. Prevalence of inadequate health literacy (HL) is high, but there is a dearth of information on the impact of HL on men's cancer information seeking. Objective: We investigated (1) men's cancer information seeking behaviors, (2) the effect of HL on men's cancer information seeking behavior, and (3) men's preferences for cancer information, considering their HL level. From a national per...
#1Alice Coffey (UL: University of Limerick)H-Index: 16
#2Patricia Leahy-Warren (UCC: University College Cork)H-Index: 12
Last. Rónán O’CaoimhH-Index: 17
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Increasing pressure on limited healthcare resources has necessitated the development of measures promoting early discharge and avoiding inappropriate hospital (re)admission. This systematic review examines the evidence for interventions in acute hospitals including (i) hospital-patient discharge to home, community services or other settings, (ii) hospital discharge to another care setting, and (iii) reduction or prevention of inappropriate hospital (re)admissions. Academic electronic databases w...
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Last. Eileen SavageH-Index: 12
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Objectives Evidence Based Practice (EBP) is a cornerstone of delivering clinically effective care. An EBP capacity-building project commenced in Ireland in 2016, to build capability and leadership for EBP, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes. A key part of this project was the development of a competency framework for education in evidence-based practice, to ensure responsiveness of education standards and curricula of healthcare professionals in this area. Develop a competency ...