Research Profile

Daniel Nuzum

Biography

Daniel Nuzum is an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology where he completed a PhD between 2012-2016 on 'The Spiritual and Professional impact of Stillbirth'. Daniel continues to research in the field of pregnancy loss as part of the Pregnancy Loss Research Group at the INFANT Centre, UCC.

Daniel is an accredited healthcare chaplain at Cork University Hospital & Cork University Maternity Hospital. Daniel is also a certified Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor based at Cork University Hospital where he runs the Clinical Pastoral Education programme under the auspices of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (Ireland) Ltd. 

Daniel is a practical theologian and educator in pastoral theology, bereavement care and communication skills.

Daniel co-ordinates and runs the UCC CPD Offering 'An introduction to Clinical Pastoral Education for Healthcare Professionals' https://www.ucc.ie/en/cpd/options/medhealth/cpd1621/

Research Interests

My research interests are in the personal and professional impact of stillbirth on both bereaved parents and also on healthcare professionals. 

The evolving understanding and expression of spirituality in palliative care.

As an educator of healthcare chaplains I am interested in the intersection between belief, personal experience and transformative learning in a clinical environment.

The impact of spirituality in palliative care for patients and healthcare staff

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'Parents and clinicians: partners in perinatal bereavement research -experiences from the International Stillbirth Alliance Conference 2017'
Rice R;Nuzum D;O'Connell O;O'Donoghue K; (2019) 'Parents and clinicians: partners in perinatal bereavement research -experiences from the International Stillbirth Alliance Conference 2017'. Research Involvement And Engagement, 5 [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'The human person at the heart of chaplaincy'
Nuzum Daniel (2019) 'The human person at the heart of chaplaincy'. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 6 (2):141-143   [Details]
(2018)'The public awareness of stillbirth: an Irish population study'
Nuzum, D; Meaney, S ;O'Donoghue, K (2018) 'The public awareness of stillbirth: an Irish population study'. An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 125 (2):246-252 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'Stillbirth and suffering in Ireland: a theological reflection from healthcare chaplaincy'
Nuzum, Daniel Robert and Meaney, Sarah and O'Donoghue, Keelin and Jackson, Michael (2017) 'Stillbirth and suffering in Ireland: a theological reflection from healthcare chaplaincy'. Practical Theology, 10 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'The impact of stillbirth on bereaved parents: A qualitative study'
Nuzum, D;Meaney, S;O'Donoghue, K (2018) 'The impact of stillbirth on bereaved parents: A qualitative study'. Plos One, 13 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Communication skills in Obstetrics: what can we learn from bereaved parents?'
Nuzum, Daniel; Meaney, Sarah; O’Donoghue, Keelin (2017) 'Communication skills in Obstetrics: what can we learn from bereaved parents?'. Irish Medical Journal, 110 (2)   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'The Spiritual and Theological Challenges of Stillbirth for Bereaved Parents'
Nuzum, D;Meaney, S;O'Donoghue, K (2017) 'The Spiritual and Theological Challenges of Stillbirth for Bereaved Parents'. Journal Of Religion &Amp; Health, 56 :1081-1095 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Stillbirths: economic and psychosocial consequences'
Heazell, AEP,Siassakos, D,Blencowe, H,Burden, C,Bhutta, ZA,Cacciatore, J,Dang, N,Das, J,Flenady, V,Gold, KJ,Mensah, OK,Millum, J,Nuzum, D,O'Donoghue, K,Redshaw, M,Rizvi, A,Roberts, T,Saraki, HET,Storey, C,Wojcieszek, AM,Downe, S,Lancet Ending Preventable Stillbir,Lancet Ending Preventable Stillbir (2016) 'Stillbirths: economic and psychosocial consequences'. Lancet, 387 :604-616 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'The provision of spiritual and pastoral care following stillbirth in Ireland: a mixed methods study'
Nuzum, D;Meaney, S;O'Donoghue, K (2016) 'The provision of spiritual and pastoral care following stillbirth in Ireland: a mixed methods study'. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, 6 :194-200 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'The Place of Faith for Consultant Obstetricians Following Stillbirth: A Qualitative Exploratory Study'
Nuzum, D,Meaney, S,O'Donoghue, K (2016) 'The Place of Faith for Consultant Obstetricians Following Stillbirth: A Qualitative Exploratory Study'. Journal of religion and health, 55 :1519-1528 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'The Spiritual and Theological Issues Raised by Stillbirth for Healthcare Chaplains'
Nuzum, D;Meaney, S;O'Donoghue, K;Morris, H (2015) 'The Spiritual and Theological Issues Raised by Stillbirth for Healthcare Chaplains'. Journal Of Pastoral Care &Amp; Counseling, 69 :163-170 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'The impact of stillbirth on consultant obstetrician gynaecologists: a qualitative study'
Nuzum D, Meaney S, O'Donoghue K (2014) 'The impact of stillbirth on consultant obstetrician gynaecologists: a qualitative study'. International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2018)'The spiritual and theological challenges of stillbirth for bereaved parents'
Nuzum Daniel (2018) 'The spiritual and theological challenges of stillbirth for bereaved parents' In: Fitchett G, Whyte K, Lyndes K (eds). Evidence-Based Healthcare Chaplaincy. A Research Reader. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.   [Details]
(2018)'Giving voice to the story : working with patients who cannot speak'
Nuzum Daniel (2018) 'Giving voice to the story : working with patients who cannot speak' In: Nash Paul, Bartel Mark, Nash Sally (eds). Paediatric Chaplaincy Principles, Practices and Skills. London: JKP. [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'Palliative Care: a human right and moral imperative'
Nuzum, Daniel and Murphy, Marie (2018) 'Palliative Care: a human right and moral imperative' The Furrow, . [Details]
(2017)'Healthcare chaplaincy: a contemporary Irish perspective'
Nuzum, Daniel and Keaney, Kathleen and Anne, Skuse (2017) 'Healthcare chaplaincy: a contemporary Irish perspective' SEARCH, 40 (1) :40-49. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2018)21st International Palliative Care Congress
Nuzum, Daniel,Murphy, Marie (2018) Exploring Awareness of Spirituality in Physicians Working in an Inpatient Specialist Palliative Care Unit 21st International Palliative Care Congress   [Details]
(2014)Perinatal Medicine
Nuzum, D.,Meaney, S.,O'Donoghue, K. (2014) PA.06 Breaking bad news: the impact on parents Perinatal Medicine   [Details]
(2014)19th International Palliative Care Congress
Nuzum, D. and Meaney, S. and O'Donoghue, K. (2014) The Spiritual Impact of Death on Consultant Obstetricians Following Stillbirth 19th International Palliative Care Congress , pp.244-245   [Details]
(2014)19th International Palliative Care Congress
O'Connell, O. and Nuzum, D. and Meaney, S. and O'Donoghue, K. (2014) Incompatible with Life but Not with Love: The Value of Prenatal Palliative Care in Cases of Lethal Abnormalities Diagnosed in the Prenatal Period 19th International Palliative Care Congress , pp.219-219   [Details]
(2014)19th International Palliative Care Congress
Nuzum, D. and Meaney, S. and O'Donoghue, K. (2014) The Spiritual and Theological Issues for Chaplains Providing Perinatal Bereavement Care in Ireland 19th International Palliative Care Congress , pp.211-211   [Details]
(2014)19th International Palliative Care Congress
Nuzum, D. and Meaney, S. and O'Donoghue, K. (2014) The Spiritual and Pastoral Impact of Perinatal Bereavement 19th International Palliative Care Congress , pp.244-244   [Details]
(2014)Perinatal Medicine
Nuzum, D. and Meaney, S. and O'Donoghue, K. (2014) PA.05 The spiritual impact of stillbirth on bereaved parents: a qualitative study Perinatal Medicine   [DOI] [Details]
(2013)BMFMS
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2013) PP.29 The Personal and Professional Impact of Stillbirth on Consultant Obstetricians BMFMS   [DOI] [Details]
(2018)21st International Palliative Care Congress
Nuzum, Daniel,Murphy, Marie (2018) The Comfort of Nurses and Physicians Addressing Spirituality in Palliative Care 21st International Palliative Care Congress   [Details]
(2017)International Stillbirth Alliance Conference 2017
Nuzum, Daniel,Meaney, Sarah,O'Donoghue, Keelin (2017) The public awareness of stillbirth: a population study International Stillbirth Alliance Conference 2017 , pp.1-47   [Details]
(2016)20th International Palliative Care Congress
Meaney, Sarah,Nuzum, Daniel,O'Donoghue, Keelin (2016) P256 The Spiritual Impact of a Life-Limiting Diagnosis In-Utero 20th International Palliative Care Congress   [Details]
(2016)20th International Palliative Care Congress
Nuzum, Daniel,Meaney, Sarah,O'Donoghue, Keelin (2016) A03-B The Spiritual Challenge of Perinatal Bereavement 20th International Palliative Care Congress   [Details]
(2016)20th International Palliative Care Congress
Nuzum, Daniel,Crowley, Brendan,Quill, Siobhan,Murphy, Marie (2016) P310 The Role of the Multi-Disciplinary Team in Spiritual Care in a Specialist Inpatient Palliative Care Service 20th International Palliative Care Congress   [Details]
(2016)20th International Palliative Care Congress
Verling, Anna Maria,O'Connell, Orla,Nuzum, Daniel,Russell, Noirin,O'Donoghue, Keelin (2016) P267 The Experience of Perinatal Palliative Care in a Large Tertiary-Referral Maternity Hospital 20th International Palliative Care Congress   [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2019)Evaluation of the Irish Hospice Foundation Design & Dignity Programme.
Cornally, N., Cagney, O., Burton, A., Coffey, A., Dalton, C., Hartigan, I., Harrison, J., Murphy, M. Nuzum, D., Pennisi, Y., Savage, E., Sweeney, C., Timmons, S., Leahy Warren, P., & FitzGerald, S. (2019) Evaluation of the Irish Hospice Foundation Design & Dignity Programme. University College Cork & Irish Hospice Foundation, Dublin.   [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2012Best Oral Presentation The 2012 International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Infant Survival, Baltimore, USA
2016Best Oral Conference Presentation The 2016 International Conference of the International Stillbirth Alliance, Cork, Ireland

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
British and Irish Association for Practical Theology Conference Secretary12-JUL-17 /
Irish Association for Palliative Care Co-Chair Spirituality Interest Group10-JUN-16 /
Society for Practical Theology Member01-JAN-13 /
Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (Ireland) Ltd Teaching Supervisor & Member01-MAY-17 /

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2019)NPEC Study Day. National Audit: Improved Care,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2019) The spiritual impact of stillbirth on bereaved parents. [Poster Presentation], NPEC Study Day. National Audit: Improved Care, Dublin . [Details]
(2019)NPEC Study Day. National Audit: Improved Care,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, Km (2019) Breaking bad news: the impact on parents. [Poster Presentation], NPEC Study Day. National Audit: Improved Care, Dublin . [Details]
(2018)21st International Palliative Care Congress,
Nuzum, Daniel,Crowley, Brendan,Quill, Siobhan,Murphy, Marie (2018) The comfort of nurses and physicians addressing spirituality in palliative care. [Poster Presentation], 21st International Palliative Care Congress, Montreal, Canada . [Details]
(2018)Paediatric Chaplains Network Annual Conference,
Nuzum Daniel (2018) Giving voice to the story: working with patients who cannot speak. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Paediatric Chaplains Network Annual Conference, Birmingham, UK . [Details]
(2018)Palliative Care: Everywhere and by Everyone,
Nuzum Daniel (2018) Weaving sacred threads: palliative care at the beginning of life. [Poster Presentation], Palliative Care: Everywhere and by Everyone, Vatican City . [Details]
(2018)Palliative Care: Everywhere and by Everyone,
Nuzum Daniel (2018) The role of the whole healthcare team in the provision of palliative care. [Poster Presentation], Palliative Care: Everywhere and by Everyone, Vatican City . [Details]
(2018)International Stillbirth Alliance Conference 2018,
Nuzum Daniel (2018) Head to heart experiential learning in perinatal bereavement. [Oral Presentation], International Stillbirth Alliance Conference 2018, Glasgow, UK . [Details]
(2018)International Stillbirth Alliance Conference 2018,
Nuzum, D, Rice R, O'Connell O, and O’Donoghue, K (2018) Bereaved parents as active partners in stillbirth research. [Oral Presentation], International Stillbirth Alliance Conference 2018, Glasgow, UK . [Details]
(2018)15th Consultation of the European network of Healthcare Chaplains,
Nuzum Daniel (2018) Nurturing spirituality in healthcare chaplaincy education through Clinical Pastoral Education. [Oral Presentation], 15th Consultation of the European network of Healthcare Chaplains, Blackenberge, Belgium . [Details]
(2018)21st International Palliative Care Congress,
Nuzum, Daniel and Murphy, Marie (2018) Exploring awareness of spirituality in physicians working in an inpatient specialist palliative care unit. [Oral Presentation], 21st International Palliative Care Congress, Montreal, Canada . [Details]
(2017)European Research Institute for Chaplains in Healthcare,
Nuzum Daniel (2017) Spiritual Care research from Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], European Research Institute for Chaplains in Healthcare, Leuven, Belgium . [Details]
(2015)RCPI Palliative Care Conference,
Nuzum Daniel (2015) Spiritual aspects of perinatal palliative care. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], RCPI Palliative Care Conference, Cork . [Details]
(2015)International Society for Teaching and Learning,
Nuzum Daniel and Corcoran Mary Jo (2015) Head to heart learning in pastoral education. [Poster Presentation], International Society for Teaching and Learning, Cork . [Details]
(2015)Annual Research & Education Forum, Irish Association of Palliative Care,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2015) The spiritual and pastoral impact of perinatal bereavement. [Oral Presentation], Annual Research & Education Forum, Irish Association of Palliative Care, Dublin . [Details]
(2015)35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2015) Communication skills in obstetrics: what do parents think?. [Poster Presentation], 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, San Diego, USA . [Details]
(2014)British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society Annual Conference,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2014) Breaking bad news: the impact on parents. [Poster Presentation], British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society Annual Conference, Harrogate, UK . [Details]
(2014)International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2014) The spiritual impact of stillbirth on healthcare chaplains and consultant obstetricians. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival, Amsterdam . [Details]
(2014)NPEC Perinatal Mortality Study Day,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2014) The personal and professional impact of stillbirth on consultant obstetricians. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], NPEC Perinatal Mortality Study Day, Mullingar . [Details]
(2014)Second Early Pregnancy Loss Forum , RCPI,
Nuzum Daniel (2014) The role of the chaplain following pregnancy loss. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Second Early Pregnancy Loss Forum , RCPI, RCPI, Dublin . [Details]
(2013)Annual Research & Education Forum, Irish Association of Palliative Care,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2013) What are the spiritual and theological issues raised for chaplains who provide perinatal bereavement care in Ireland?. [Poster Presentation], Annual Research & Education Forum, Irish Association of Palliative Care, Dublin . [Details]
(2013)British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society Annual Conference,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2013) The personal and professional impact of stillbirth on consultant obstetricians. [Poster Presentation], British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society Annual Conference, Dublin . [Details]
(2013)Annual Research & Education Forum, Irish Association of Palliative Care,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2013) When death comes before birth: the provision of pastoral and spiritual care following stillbirth in Ireland. [Poster Presentation], Annual Research & Education Forum, Irish Association of Palliative Care, Dublin . [Details]
(2013)The Impact of Stillbirth: Inaugural Conference,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2013) The personal and professional impact of stillbirth on consultant obstetricians. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Impact of Stillbirth: Inaugural Conference, Cork . [Details]
(2013)The Impact of Stillbirth: Inaugural Conference,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2013) Spiritual and pastoral care following stillbirth: a review of services provided in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Impact of Stillbirth: Inaugural Conference, Cork . [Details]
(2013)British and Irish Association for Practical Theology,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2013) Being human, being wise: the human impact of stillbirth on consultant obstetricians. [Oral Presentation], British and Irish Association for Practical Theology, York, UK . [Details]
(2013)British and Irish Association for Practical Theology,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2013) National stillbirth guidelines: does spirituality or faith matter?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], British and Irish Association for Practical Theology, York, UK . [Details]
(2013)British and Irish Association for Practical Theology,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2013) Theological issues raised for healthcare chaplains providing perinatal bereavement care. [Poster Presentation], British and Irish Association for Practical Theology, York, UK . [Details]
(2013)British and Irish Association for Practical Theology,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2013) The provision of spiritual care following stillbirth in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], British and Irish Association for Practical Theology, York, UK . [Details]
(2013)57th Annual meeting of the Society for Social Medicine,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2013) The personal and professional impact of stillbirth for Consultant Obstetricians. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 57th Annual meeting of the Society for Social Medicine, Brighton, UK . [Details]
(2013)Annual Research & Education Forum, Irish Association of Palliative Care,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2013) The personal and professional impact of stillbirth on consultant obstetricians. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Annual Research & Education Forum, Irish Association of Palliative Care, Dublin . [Details]
(2012)Stillbirth, SIDS and Infant Survival International Conference,
Nuzum Daniel (2012) Weaving sacred threads: remembering special lives. [Oral Presentation], Stillbirth, SIDS and Infant Survival International Conference, Baltimore, USA . [Details]
(2012)British and Irish Association for Practical Theology,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2012) How do chaplains identify theological questions as they care for families following stillbirth?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], British and Irish Association for Practical Theology, Chester, UK . [Details]
(2012)Stillbirth, SIDS and Infant Survival International Conference,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2012) The provision of spiritual care following stillbirth in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Stillbirth, SIDS and Infant Survival International Conference, Baltimore, USA . [Details]
(2012)Stillbirth, SIDS and Infant Survival International Conference,
Nuzum, D and Meaney, S and O’Donoghue, K (2012) National stillbirth guidelines: does spirituality or faith matter?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Stillbirth, SIDS and Infant Survival International Conference, Baltimore, USA . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
HSE/RCPI Neonatal Palliative Care Working Group Spiritual Care Advisor2017 /
European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants Ethical Edvisor2016 /
HSE Multifaith Healthcare Chaplaincy Advisory Council Healthcare Chaplaincy Advisor2015 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Cork University Maternity Hospital Healthcare Chaplain01-FEB-09 /
Marymount University Hospital and Hospice Healthcare Chaplain21-SEP-11 /
Cork University Hospital Healthcare Chaplain01-FEB-09 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2018Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (Ireland) Ltd Clinical Pastoral Education SupervisorPastoral Care educator
2016University College Cork PhDStillbirth
2017St Patrick's Pontifical University MThMoral Theology

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Editor-

Other Activities

 Description

I am a pastoral theology tutor on the Ordained Local Ministry Programme run through Edgehill Theological College/ Queen's University Belfast.

I am a (full teaching) accredited Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor and Educator with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (Ireland) Ltd.

I supervise two units of Clinical Pastoral Education annually at Cork University Hospital.

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

  • Bereavement care
  • Communication skills
  • Spiritual care
  • End of life care
  • Whole-person care
  • Spirituality and healthcare
  • Educational methodology
  • Pastoral and Practical theology
  • Healthcare Ethics

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

An Roinn Obstatraice agus Gínéiceolaíochta

Cork University Maternity Hospital, 5th Floor, Wilton, Cork, Ireland

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