Nursing and Midwifery
School of Nursing & Midwifery
Brookfield Health Sciences Complex
College Road,

T: + 353 21 4901463
E: g.mcloughlin@ucc.ie

Geraldine Mc Loughlin is a University Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, and a PHd in student Education School of Education , University College Cork. Ireland. She is the Director of Postgraduate Midwifery and Lectures on aspects of Midwifery care and Women's Health to both undergraduate and postgraduste students -  Nursing and Midwifery. As part of the midwifery team I am involved in the development of curriculum for both the BSc Midwifery program and the 18 month Higher Diploma in Midwifery.

Research interests include Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Preparation for Parenthood, Maternal morbidity and mortalities associated with childbirth, Obstetric emergencies, The associated factors influencing the transition to motherhood and organisational management of clinical services.

Registered  nurse and midwife and also holds a BSc and an MSc in Nursing research.

Has extensive Senior Clinical experience as a Labour ward sister (CMM2 equivalent), Community Midwifery -to include home birth, water birth, and provision of both antenatal and postnatal care, Midwifery in the acute setting and as a Clinical Placement Co-Ordinator.

Geraldine also collaborates with Continuing Professional Development in the acute Maternity hospital setting facilitating multidisciplinary traing for PROMPT -management of obstetric emergency programmes and NRP-Neonatal Resuscitation Programmes in the clinical setting.   

Member of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT).
   
 

                           

Research Interests

My scholarly standing and research profile is evident from my research to date - publications, conferences and PhD studies and is also evident in my continued commitment to teaching, research and education


Significant research Output:

The significance of my research into the effects of Hospital amalgamation has been recognised by presenting the findings at the Research Meeting in CUMH - Oct 2008and to the Division of Cardiology in view of their forthcoming amalgamation of cardiac services in Cork - that it may offer them advise and direction regarding a seamless transition for all stakeholders.

Currently a full time PhD student in Education. My area of interest id the factors that impact on the transition to first time motherhood, attachment and identity. 
 
I am a member of the Maternal and Infant Health Research strand within the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Proposals for  research within this group has been the mothers experience of care in various areas within the maternity services. 
 


Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2008)27th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference. Royal College of Surgeon¿s Ireland
McLoughlin, G; (2008) The impact of hospital amalgamation on the job attitudes of Nurses and Midwives 27th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference. Royal College of Surgeon¿s Ireland [Details]

Editorship

YearPublication
(2014)Effective and Safe Analgesia for Forceps Delivery.
McLoughlin, G (2014) Effective and Safe Analgesia for Forceps Delivery. Editorship [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
An Bord Altranais RGN and RM/
Irish Nurses Organisation Member/
Royal College of Midwives Member/
American Heart Association/Neonatal Resuscitation Programme Member/
National Midwives Educators Group Member/
MIDIRS as link person for student midwives in Cork/
Midwifery e-Group Member/

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2008)Confederation of Midwives 28th Triennial Congress,
McLoughlin, G; (2008) Strengthening Midwifery: The impact of the amalgamation of maternity hospitals on the job attitudes of Nurses and Midwives. [Oral Presentation], Confederation of Midwives 28th Triennial Congress, Glasgow , 04-JUN-08 - 05-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008)NAIRTL,,
McLoughlin, G. ; (2008) Education For Health Patient Partnership and Inter-professional Partnership, Amalgamation of Services ¿ A Challenge for all. [Poster Presentation], NAIRTL,, Ireland , 02-OCT-08 - 02-OCT-08. [Details]
(2008)Irish Anaestethic recovery Nurses 7th Annual Conference,
McLoughlin, G.; (2008) Hospital Amalgamation ¿ Rough Seas or Plain Sailing. [Poster Presentation], Irish Anaestethic recovery Nurses 7th Annual Conference, Limerick , 09-OCT-08 - 10-OCT-08. [Details]
(2008)8th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery UCC,
McLoughlin, G; (2008) Hospital Amalgamation ¿ Rough Seas or Plain Sailing. [Poster Presentation], 8th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery UCC, UCC , 08-OCT-08 - 08-OCT-08. [Details]
(2007)Irish Anaestethic recovery Nurses Annual Conference,,
McLoughlin, G; (2007) The Clinical Learning Environment ¿ the student nurse¿s perspective. [Poster Presentation], Irish Anaestethic recovery Nurses Annual Conference,, Kilkenny , 02-OCT-07 - 03-OCT-07. [Details]
(2007)First International Conference for Nursing and Midwifery,
McLoughlin, G; (2007) `Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice¿. The Clinical Learning Environment ¿ the student nurse¿s perspective. [Poster Presentation], First International Conference for Nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway , 04-APR-07 - 04-APR-07. [Details]
(2007)26th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference. Royal College of Surgeon¿s Ireland,
McLoughlin, G; (2007) Information and Qualtiy in Healthcare, Challenges for Nursing and Midwifery Research, Practice and Education into the Future.¿ The Undergraduate Student Nurse Perspective of the Clinical Learning Environment. [Poster Presentation], 26th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference. Royal College of Surgeon¿s Ireland, Dublin , 26-FEB-07 - 26-JUN-07. [Details]
(2007)First International Conference for Nursing and Midwifery,
McLoughlin, G. ; (2007) Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice¿. Waterbirth: Soothing the Ripples. [Oral Presentation], First International Conference for Nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway , 05-APR-07 - 05-APR-07. [Details]
(2006)Ireland¿s Annual Joint Midwifery Conference (Irish Nurses Organisation and the Royal College of Midwifery),
McLoughlin, G. ; (2006) The Undergraduate Student Nurse Perspective of the Clinical Learning Environment. [Poster Presentation], Ireland¿s Annual Joint Midwifery Conference (Irish Nurses Organisation and the Royal College of Midwifery), Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Letrim , 04-OCT-06 - 05-OCT-06. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC, College Rd, Cork Coordinator of Postgraduate Midwifery / Midwifery Lecturer/
College of Midwifery, St Finbarr¿s Hospital HSE South Midwife Teacher (Project Officer ¿ part-time from July 2004- July 2006)02-JUL-01 / 01-JUL-06
Cork University Hospital, HSE South Clinical Placement Co-ordinator/
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork Midwife/
AlKharj Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Clinical Midwife Manager/
Westmeath General Hospital, Mullingar Staff Nurse/ Midwife01-AUG-95 / 02-DEC-96
Hillingdon Maternity Hospital, Hillingdon, London Staff Midwife ¿ both acute and community care01-APR-94 / 31-AUG-95
Epsom and Kingston College of Midwifery, UK Student Midwife01-APR-92 / 30-APR-94
Barnet Hospital, Barnet Health Authority, London Staff Nurse ¿ Paediatric Directorate/
Barnet School of Nursing, Barnet Health Authority, London Student Nurse/

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2005Manchester University ¿ in association with the Royal College of Nursing MSc (Nursing)Nursing
2000University College Cork BSCNursing
1994Brunnel university, Ewell, UK Advanced Diploma in Education studies for Nurseseducation
1994Epsom and Kingston College of Midwifery, UK DIPLOMAMidwifery
1991Barnet School of Nursing, Barnet Health Authority, London CertificateNursing

Other Activities

 Description

Research Talks invited to:

The impact of hospital amalgamation on the job attitudes of Nurses and Midwives

Restructuring and amalgamation of services, a feature of healthcare organisations for decades has been associated internationally with reports of negative outcomes for the nurses and midwives affected. Some people react with fear, anxiety, anger or even depression. The reaction to news such as this may trigger emotions likened to that on hearing of a death of a loved one. It appears to follow the same pattern of denial anger, negotiation, depression and finally acceptance. Few studies were found that examined the psychological and emotional implications associated with job attitudes and satisfaction of nurses and midwives during and following amalgamation of hospitals.
The aim of this study was to describe the impact of hospital amalgamation on the job attitudes and job satisfaction of Nurses and Midwives by comparing the job attitudes of staff at the beginning on the amalgamation process and again six months after the amalgamation. Also, to determine those factors that influence job attitudes in an amalgamation context.
A self report questionnaire was utilised to gather data from all nursing and midwifery staff employed in the hospitals affected by the Amalgamation of Midwifery Services to the new purpose built maternity hospital. The study commenced in March 2007 and was completed in early 2008.
Data was analysed using the statistical package SPSS. Ethical Approval was granted.
Findings though alarming and disappointing, yielded results that are similar to those mentioned in literature, such as a decrease in job satisfaction due to increased workloads, leading to emotional exhaustion for staff. Decreased organisational commitment and trust leading to feelings of burnout compared with the pre-amalgamation period.

This study provides strong evidence for the vital role that organisational support plays in an amalgamation process, and how well employees adjust to change. A follow up study is proposed.

This Research was self funding
Research Meeting, CUMH 5-Nov 2008