Research Profile

Joan McCarthy

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Ethics in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork. I also lecture in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and was recently appointed Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, UK (2018 - 2021).I am a graduate of UCC (BA, 1980; MA, 1983; PhD, 2001) and my doctoral thesis in philosophy was published in 2007 (Dennett and Ricoeur on the Narrative Self, New York: Humanity Books). Other publications include, End-of-Life Care: Ethics and Law, 2011, Cork: Cork University Press (with M. Donnelly, D. Dooley, L. Campbell and D. Smith); An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care, 8 Study Sessions, 2010 (Dublin: Irish Hospice Foundation. Available online at: http://hospicefoundation.ie/publications/ethics/ )(with M. Donnelly, D. Dooley, L. Campbell and D. Smith) and Nursing Ethics, Irish Cases and Concerns, 2012, 2nd Edition, Dublin: Gill and MacMillan (with D. Dooley).  My book chapters and journal articles address topics such as the role of ethics in clinical practice, the professional-patient relationship, professionals' experiences of moral distress and nursing and midwifery ethics.I am a member of the  Editorial Board of the International Journal of Nursing Ethics and the Advisory Board of the International Care Ethics Observatory, University of Surrey. I addressed the Irish Citizens' Assembly established by the Houses of the Oireachtas on the topic of the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution where I presented a paper on 'A Woman's Right to Choose: the moral arguments' (https://www.citizensassembly.ie/en/Meetings/Joan-McCarthy-Paper.pdf). I have also addressed the Joint Committee on Health and Children (24 October 2013) where I presented on End-of-Life Care in Ireland: Ethical Challenges and Solutions. I was recently Visiting Scholar in the Hastings Center NY and Yale Bioethics Center, CT (April-May 2014). I have collaborated on a number of national and international research projects in healthcare ethics and have a consultative role on several committees involved in clinical care and health research. My research interests are wide ranging in healthcare ethics with a particular interest in theoretical and empirical research in two areas: 1) ethical issues that arise in relation to death and dying; 2) nursing and midwifery ethics; the moral distress of health professionals; feminist perspectives on bioethics.                                                                                  I am a Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Ethics in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork. I also lecture in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and was recently appointed Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, UK (2018 - 2021).I am a graduate of UCC (BA, 1980; MA, 1983; PhD, 2001) and my doctoral thesis in philosophy was published in 2007 (Dennett and Ricoeur on the Narrative Self, New York: Humanity Books). Other publications include, End-of-Life Care: Ethics and Law, 2011, Cork: Cork University Press (with M. Donnelly, D. Dooley, L. Campbell and D. Smith); An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care, 8 Study Sessions, 2010 (Dublin: Irish Hospice Foundation. Available online at: http://hospicefoundation.ie/publications/ethics/ )(with M. Donnelly, D. Dooley, L. Campbell and D. Smith) and Nursing Ethics, Irish Cases and Concerns, 2012, 2nd Edition, Dublin: Gill and MacMillan (with D. Dooley).  My book chapters and journal articles address topics such as the role of ethics in clinical practice, the professional-patient relationship, professionals' experiences of moral distress and nursing and midwifery ethics.I am a member of the  Editorial Board of the International Journal of Nursing Ethics and the Advisory Board of the International Care Ethics Observatory, University of Surrey. I addressed the Irish Citizens' Assembly established by the Houses of the Oireachtas on the topic of the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution where I presented a paper on 'A Woman's Right to Choose: the moral arguments' (https://www.citizensassembly.ie/en/Meetings/Joan-McCarthy-Paper.pdf). I have also addressed the Joint Committee on Health and Children (24 October 2013) where I presented on End-of-Life Care in Ireland: Ethical Challenges and Solutions. I was recently Visiting Scholar in the Hastings Center NY and Yale Bioethics Center, CT (April-May 2014). I have collaborated on a number of national and international research projects in healthcare ethics and have a consultative role on several committees involved in clinical care and health research. My research interests are wide ranging in healthcare ethics with a particular interest in theoretical and empirical research in two areas: 1) ethical issues that arise in relation to death and dying; 2) nursing and midwifery ethics; the moral distress of health professionals; feminist perspectives on bioethics.                                                                                  

Research Interests

Healthcare ethics is a relatively new multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field which is concerned with (1) clinical practice as well as (2) theoretical and (3) empirical research. My research strategy is underpinned by a philosophical and personal commitment to integrating these three elements in order to advance the body of knowledge that is healthcare ethics.


 
To this end, I continue to apply theoretical (ethical knowledge) to clinical practice in my teaching and writing and to carry out empirical research into ethical issues that arise in practice. For example, I was the lead investigator and co-author of a national project to develop An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care (2010) for the Irish Hospice Foundation  (with M. Donnelly, D. Dooley, L. Campbell and D. Smith). Accessible from:This multidisciplinary project is the first of its kind in Ireland, drawing as it does on different academic disciplines, theoretical knowledge of ethics in end of life care, and qualitative and quantitative research with health professionals and the general population.

 I currently lead the School Research Theme, End-of-Life Health care Ethics. For further details, see

http://www.ucc.ie/en/nursingmidwifery/research/endoflife/


I also research and write in the areas of applied ethics generally, nursing and midwifery ethics and feminist ethics

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Ethical Framework for a Good DeathMiscellaneous01-FEB-0731-DEC-09€193,090.00
IRC"New Foundations Award 2014"Dr J McCarthy [X]Irish Research Council28-FEB-1530-NOV-15€10,000.00
Ethical Decision-making and Dementia GuidelinesIrish Hospice Foundation01-OCT-1431-DEC-14€6,000.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2012)Nursing Ethics: Irish Cases and Concerns 2nd Edition.
Dooley D, McCarthy J (2012) Nursing Ethics: Irish Cases and Concerns 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gill and MacMillan. [Details]
(2011)End-of-Life Care: Ethics and Law.
McCarthy J, Donnelly M, Dooley D, Campbell L, Smith D (2011) End-of-Life Care: Ethics and Law. Cork: Cork University Press. [DOI] [Details]
(2007)看護倫理, Kango Rinri (Vols 1-3).
Dooley D, McCarthy J (2007) 看護倫理, Kango Rinri (Vols 1-3). Tokyo: Misuzu Shobo Ltd. [Details]
(2007)Dennett and Ricoeur on the Narrative Self.
McCarthy J; (2007) Dennett and Ricoeur on the Narrative Self. Amherst, New York: Humanity Books. [Details]
(2005)Nursing Ethics, Irish Cases and Concerns.
Dooley D, McCarthy J (2005) Nursing Ethics, Irish Cases and Concerns. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. [Details]
(2003)The Ethics of Reproductive Technologies.
Dooley D, McCarthy J, Garanis-Papadatos T and Dalla-Vorgia P; (2003) The Ethics of Reproductive Technologies. Oxford: Bergahn Books. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2017)'A Self-Neglecting Case Dilemma: Applying an Ethical Decision-Making Tool'
Day, Mary Rose and McCarthy, Joan (2017) 'A Self-Neglecting Case Dilemma: Applying an Ethical Decision-Making Tool' In: Mary Rose Day, Geraldine McCarthy, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick (eds). Self-Neglect in Older Adults. New York, United States: Springer Publishing Company. [Details]
(2016)'Care of the Dying Person'
Gallagher A, McCarthy J (2016) 'Care of the Dying Person' In: Chadwick R, Gallagher A (eds). Ethics & Nursing Practice. London: Palgrave. [Details]
(2016)'Reproductive Justice in Ireland: A Feminist Analysis of the Neary and Halappanavar Cases'
McCarthy J (2016) 'Reproductive Justice in Ireland: A Feminist Analysis of the Neary and Halappanavar Cases' In: Donnelly M and Murray C (eds). Ethical and Legal Debates in Irish Healthcare: Confronting Complexities. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. [Full Text] [Details]
(1995)'Identity, Existence and Passionate Politics'
McCarthy J (1995) 'Identity, Existence and Passionate Politics' In: Lesbian and Gay Visions of Ireland. London and New York: Cassell. [Details]
(1986)'Sexual Politics and the Rejection of Sexuality'
McCarthy J. ; (1986) 'Sexual Politics and the Rejection of Sexuality' In: Out For Ourselves. Dublin: Women¿s Community Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'The Standard Account of Moral Distress and Why We Should Keep It'
McCarthy J;Monteverde S; (2018) 'The Standard Account of Moral Distress and Why We Should Keep It'. Hec Forum : An Interdisciplinary Journal On Hospitals' Ethical And Legal Issues, [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Addressing ethical concerns arising in nursing and midwifery students' reflective assignments'
McCarthy B, McCarthy J, Trace A, Grace P (2018) 'Addressing ethical concerns arising in nursing and midwifery students' reflective assignments'. Nursing Ethics, 25 (6):773-785 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Ethical arguments for access to abortion services in the Republic of Ireland: recent developments in the public discourse'
McCarthy J;O'Donnell K;Campbell L;Dooley D; (2018) 'Ethical arguments for access to abortion services in the Republic of Ireland: recent developments in the public discourse'. Journal of Medical Ethics, 44 :513-517 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Challenges in implementing an advance care planning programme in long-term care'
McGlade C, Daly E, McCarthy J, Cornally N;Weathers E;O'Caoimh R;Molloy DW; (2017) 'Challenges in implementing an advance care planning programme in long-term care'. Nursing Ethics, 24 (1):87-99 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'The impact of an end-of-life healthcare ethics educational intervention'
Molloy C, McCarthy J, Tyrrell M (2016) 'The impact of an end-of-life healthcare ethics educational intervention'. Clinical Ethics, 11 (1):28-37 [Details]
(2016)'Experiences of palliative care nurses in the utilisation of palliative sedation in a hospice setting'
Dwyer I, McCarthy J (2016) 'Experiences of palliative care nurses in the utilisation of palliative sedation in a hospice setting'. End-of-Life Journal – BMJ Journals, 6 :1-9 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2015)'Book Review: Making Difficult Decisions with Patients and Families, A Singapore Casebook'
McCarthy, J (2015) 'Book Review: Making Difficult Decisions with Patients and Families, A Singapore Casebook'. Nursing Ethics, 22 (4):504-506 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Negotiated reorienting: A grounded theory of nurses' end-of-life decision-making in the intensive care unit'
Gallagher, A,Bousso, RS,McCarthy, J,Kohlen, H,Andrews, T,Paganini, MC,Abu-El-Noor, NI,Cox, A,Haas, M,Arber, A,Abu-El-Noor, MK,Baliza, MF,Padilha, KG,Int Nurses' End-Of-Life Decision-M (2015) 'Negotiated reorienting: A grounded theory of nurses' end-of-life decision-making in the intensive care unit'. International journal of nursing studies, 52 (4):794-803 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Moral distress: A review of the Argument Based Nursing Ethics Literature'
McCarthy J and Gastmans C (2015) 'Moral distress: A review of the Argument Based Nursing Ethics Literature'. Nursing Ethics, 22 (1):131-152 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Decision-making processes in nursing and activities at the end of life in intensive care - An international comparative study'
Kohlen, H;McCarthy, J;Buosso, RS;Gallagher, A;Andrews, T (2015) 'Decision-making processes in nursing and activities at the end of life in intensive care - An international comparative study'. Pflege, 28 :329-338 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'First Commentary on Case Study'
McCarthy J (2012) 'First Commentary on Case Study'. Nursing ethics, 19 (4):586-587 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Moral instability: the upsides for nursing practice'
McCarthy, J (2010) 'Moral instability: the upsides for nursing practice'. Journal of Nursing Philosophy, 11 :127-135 [Details]
(2010)'A study of the situations, features, and coping mechanisms experienced by Irish Psychiatric Nursesexperiencing moral distress'
Deady R, McCarthy J (2010) 'A study of the situations, features, and coping mechanisms experienced by Irish Psychiatric Nursesexperiencing moral distress'. Perspectives In Psychiatric Care, 46 (3):209-220 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)'Irish views on death and dying: a national survey'
McCarthy J, Weafer J and Loughrey M; (2010) 'Irish views on death and dying: a national survey'. Journal of Medical Ethics, 36 :454-458 [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)'Moral instability: the upsides for nursing practice'
McCarthy J (2010) 'Moral instability: the upsides for nursing practice'. International Journal of Nursing Philosophy, 11 :127-135 [Details]
(2010)'Case study'
Konishi, E;Edwards, S;McCarthy, J (2010) 'Case study'. Nursing Ethics, 17 :523-526 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Ethics cases: are lesbians and gay men part of the story? Editorial comment'
McCarthy, J (2010) 'Ethics cases: are lesbians and gay men part of the story? Editorial comment'. Nursing Ethics, 17 (1):5-7 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Conversations with the Irish Public about Death and Dying'
McCarthy, Joan; Loughrey, Mark; Weafer, John; Dooley, Dolores; (2009) 'Conversations with the Irish Public about Death and Dying'. Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, 98 (392):457-472   [Full Text] [Details]
(2008)'Moral distress reconsidered'
McCarthy, J;Deady, R (2008) 'Moral distress reconsidered'. Nursing Ethics, 15 (2):254-262 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Gender and power: The Irish hysterectomy scandal'
McCarthy, J;Murphy, S;Loughrey, M (2008) 'Gender and power: The Irish hysterectomy scandal'. Nursing Ethics, 15 :643-655 [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'A Pluralist View of Nursing Ethics'
McCarthy Joan; (2006) 'A Pluralist View of Nursing Ethics'. International Journal of Nursing Philosophy, 7 (3):157-164 [Details]
(2003)'Principlism or narrative ethics: must we choose between them?'
Mc Carthy, Joan; (2003) 'Principlism or narrative ethics: must we choose between them?'. Medical Humanities, 29 (Medical Humanities) (2):65-71 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2011)'Making Tough Decisions at the End of Life'
McCarthy J; (2011) 'Making Tough Decisions at the End of Life' FEASA Newsletter of the All-Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association, 1 (3) :21-22. [Full Text] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2015)1st International ICE Observatory Ethics in Care and 16th Nursing Ethics Conference
Joan McCarthy, Louise Campbell Caroline Dalton, Tom Andrews, Kathy McLoughlin (2015) Ethical Decision Making and Dementia - Developing Guidance Documents 1st International ICE Observatory Ethics in Care and 16th Nursing Ethics Conference [Details]
(2014)15th ICNE Conference
McCarthy J (2014) Irish Ethical and Legal Cases on Reproductive Issues 15th ICNE Conference , 01-SEP-14 - 02-SEP-14 [Details]
(2013)14th ICNE International Ethics Conference
McCarthy J (2013) An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care: An Irish Perspective 14th ICNE International Ethics Conference Melbourne, Australia, , 16-MAY-13 - 17-MAY-13 [Details]
(2012)13th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference
McCarthy (2012) Moral Distress: what is is and why it matters 13th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference Kusadasi, Turkey, , 04-OCT-12 - 06-OCT-12 [Details]
(2012)13th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference
McCarthy J, Andrews T (2012) Nurses' Decision-Making Practices at the End of LIfe in the ICU: An Irish Perspective 13th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference Kusadasi, Turkey, , 04-OCT-12 - 06-OCT-12 [Details]
(2011)18th Annual Palliative Care Conference, Moving Points in Palliative Care
McCarthy, J (2011) Ethical challenges in end-of-life care: meeting diverse needs 18th Annual Palliative Care Conference, Moving Points in Palliative Care Dublin, , 07-APR-11 - 07-APR-11 [Details]
(2011)12th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference
McCarthy, J (2011) Revisiting the Person with Dementia or the Demented Person 12th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference University of Surrey, England, , 07-SEP-11 - 07-SEP-11 [Details]
(2011)The Future of Dementia Care Conference 2011- 12th October 2011, CORK
McCarthy, J (2011) Ethics and Decision-making in Dementia Care The Future of Dementia Care Conference 2011- 12th October 2011, CORK [Details]
(2010)11th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference
McCarthy, J (2010) Where 'Ought Meets Is': developing an Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care 11th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference University of Turku, Finland, , 13-SEP-10 - 14-SEP-10 [Details]
(2010)7th EONS Spring Convention
Gallagher, A.; McCarthy, J; (2010) Futlity in Oncology Settings 7th EONS Spring Convention , pp.47-47 [Details]
(2009)SoNM Annual Research Conference
McCarthy, J (2009) Am I going to die, nurse?: ethical challenges at the end of life SoNM Annual Research Conference School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC, , 08-OCT-09 - 08-OCT-09 [Details]
(2008)12th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference
McCarthy, J (2008) The Instability of the Moral Realm and the Persistence of Hope 12th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference Boston, , 24-SEP-08 - 26-SEP-08 [Details]
(2007)Hope and Opportunity Hospice Principles and Hospital Practice National Conference
McCarthy, J (2007) Patient Autonomy, Listening to Patients and Learning from Loss Hope and Opportunity Hospice Principles and Hospital Practice National Conference Dublin, , 14-NOV-07 - 14-NOV-07 [Details]
(2007)Annual Joint Midwifery Conference RCM/INO
McCarthy, J (2007) Relations of Power and Resistance: An Analysis of the Harding Clark Lourdes Hospital Inquiry Report Annual Joint Midwifery Conference RCM/INO Armagh, , 18-OCT-07 - 18-OCT-07 [Details]
(2006)European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics (EACME) Annual Conference
McCarthy, J (2006) Say ‘no’ to grand theories; say ‘yes’ to local strategies European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics (EACME) Annual Conference Leuven, Switzerland, , 28-SEP-06 - 30-SEP-06 [Details]
(2006)10th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference
McCarthy, J (2006) A feminist view of ethical decision-making in nursing practice 10th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference DCU, Dublin, , 04-SEP-06 - 05-SEP-06 [Details]
(2005)2nd Annual Conference, NMPDU HSE Southern Area
McCarthy, J (2005) Moral Distress: Knowing What's Right and Doing What's Wrong 2nd Annual Conference, NMPDU HSE Southern Area Cork, , 05-OCT-11 - 05-OCT-11 [Details]
(2004)8th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference
McCarthy, J (2004) Nursing Ethics, an Eclectic View 8th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference Swansea, UK, , 07-SEP-04 - 09-SEP-04 [Details]
(2002)6th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference
McCarthy, J (2002) Why the Principlist Approach to Ethical Decision-Making is Not Enough 6th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference University of Swansea, , 06-SEP-02 - 08-SEP-02 [Details]
(2001)Society for European Philosophy Annual Conference
McCarthy J (2001) Ricoeur and Dennett: The Narrative Self Attested Society for European Philosophy Annual Conference Manchester Metropolitan University, [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2016)Palliative care for the person with dementia. Guidance document 6: Ethical decision making in end-of-life care and the person with dementia.
McCarthy J, Campbell L, Dalton C, Andrews T, McLoughlin K (2016) Palliative care for the person with dementia. Guidance document 6: Ethical decision making in end-of-life care and the person with dementia. Irish Hospice Foundation, Dublin.   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2014)McCarthy J (2014) Opening Statement. End-of-Life Care in Ireland: Ethical Challenges and Solutions. In Houses of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children Report on End of Life and Palliative Care in Ireland, Volume 1. Available at: http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/media/committees/healthandchildren/Joan-McCarthy-Opening-Statement.pdf.
McCarthy J (2014) McCarthy J (2014) Opening Statement. End-of-Life Care in Ireland: Ethical Challenges and Solutions. In Houses of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children Report on End of Life and Palliative Care in Ireland, Volume 1. Available at: http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/media/committees/healthandchildren/Joan-McCarthy-Opening-Statement.pdf. Houses of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children, Department of Health, Dublin.   [Full Text] [Details]
(2009)Exploring Death and Dying: the Views of the Irish Public.
Weafer, J., McCarthy, J., Loughrey, M.; (2009) Exploring Death and Dying: the Views of the Irish Public. Irish Hospice Foundation, Dublin. [Full Text] [Details]

Electronic Journals

 YearPublication
(2013)Nursing Ethics and Moral Distress: the story so far (Guest Editorial).
McCarthy J (2013) Nursing Ethics and Moral Distress: the story so far (Guest Editorial). Electronic Journals   [Details]

Electronic Source

 YearPublication
(2017)A Woman's Right to Choose, the moral arguments.
McCarthy, Joan (2017) A Woman's Right to Choose, the moral arguments. Electronic Source   [Full Text] [Details]

Journal Volume Edited

 YearPublication
(2013)Nursing Ethics Special Issue on Moral Distress (curated).
McCarthy J (2013) Nursing Ethics Special Issue on Moral Distress (curated). Journal Volume Edited   [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2018)The Eighth Amendment puts the health of pregnant women in jeopardy.
McCarthy J, O'Donnell K, Campbell, L (2018) The Eighth Amendment puts the health of pregnant women in jeopardy. Irish Times: Newspaper Articles   [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)Working together to address ethical challenges in healthcare.
Campbell L, McCarthy J (2018) Working together to address ethical challenges in healthcare. Cork: Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2018)A stranger held my father’s hand as he died... I will always be grateful.
McCarthy J (2018) A stranger held my father’s hand as he died... I will always be grateful. Cork: Newspaper Articles   [Details]

Newsletter

 YearPublication
(2001)The Learning Curve.
McCarthy J.; (2001) The Learning Curve. Newsletter [Details]

Published Case Studies

 YearPublication
(2010)An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care 8 Study Sessions.
McCarthy J., Donnelly M., Dooley D., Campbell L., Smith D.; (2010) An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care 8 Study Sessions. Dublin: Published Case Studies   [DOI] [Details]

Workbook

 YearPublication
(2000)Models of Youth and Community Work, Module 6, Diploma in Youth and Community Work.
McCarthy,Joan and Staunton, Denis; (2000) Models of Youth and Community Work, Module 6, Diploma in Youth and Community Work. Cork: Workbook [Details]
(2000)Disadvantage and Social Exclusion, Module Three, Diploma in Youth and Community Work.
Mc Carthy, Joan; (2000) Disadvantage and Social Exclusion, Module Three, Diploma in Youth and Community Work. Cork: Workbook [Details]
(2000)European and Global Pathways: A Youth Work Perspective, Module 7, Diploma in Youth and Community Work.
Mc Carthy, Joan; (2000) European and Global Pathways: A Youth Work Perspective, Module 7, Diploma in Youth and Community Work. Cork: Workbook [Details]
(2000)The Psychology and Sociology of Youth Work, Module Two, Diploma in Youth and Community Work.
Mc Carthy, Joan; (2000) The Psychology and Sociology of Youth Work, Module Two, Diploma in Youth and Community Work. Cork: Workbook [Details]

Practice Guideline

 YearPublication
(2016)Ethical Decision Making in End-of-Life Care and the Person with Dementia.
McCarthy J, Campbell L, Dalton C, Andrews T, McLoughlin K (2016) Ethical Decision Making in End-of-Life Care and the Person with Dementia. Dublin: Practice Guideline [Details]
(2010)An Ethical Framework for End of Life Care.
McCarthy J., Donnelly M., Dooley D., Campbell L., Smith D.; (2010) An Ethical Framework for End of Life Care. Dublin: Practice Guideline   [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
1998McMullen Foundation Philosophy Scholarship
2015The Frank McGrath Perpetual Award for Equality and Welfare University Staff Recognition Awards
2017Best Oral Presentation 36th RCSI International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference
2014Yale-Hastings Visiting Scholar April-May 2014 Hastings Center and Yale Bioethics Center
2014Travel Scholarship for Sabbatical Research Leave School of Nursing and Midwifery

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
International Center of Nursing Ethics Board Member01-MAY-09 / 01-OCT-12
Feminist Approaches to Bioethics None01-SEP-03 / 01-AUG-10
International Philosophy of Nursing Society None01-JUN-04 / 01-JUN-10
International Care Ethics Observatory Board Member28-FEB-14 /

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2018)19th International Nursing Ethics Conference & 4th International Ethics in care conference,
Trace, A., McCarthy, B., McCarthy, J., & Grace, P (2018) Addressing ethical concerns arising in Nursing and Midwifery students' reflective assignments. [Oral Presentation], 19th International Nursing Ethics Conference & 4th International Ethics in care conference, University College Cork, Ireland , 01-SEP-18 - 02-SEP-18. [Details]
(2017)18th Nursing Ethics Conference,
Mc Carthy, J (2017) Three Decades of Moral Distress Research; so what?. [Oral Presentation], 18th Nursing Ethics Conference, Leuven, Belgium , 15-SEP-17 - 16-SEP-17. [Details]
(2016)2nd International Care Ethics/17th International ICNE Nursing Ethics Conference,
McCarthy J (2016) Women's Rights and Limited Access to Abortion in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 2nd International Care Ethics/17th International ICNE Nursing Ethics Conference, Sao Paulo University, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil , 14-SEP-16 - 15-SEP-16. [Details]
(2016)Conference of the Belgian Advisory Committee on Bioethics,
McCarthy J (2016) Moral Distress of Health Professionals: What it is and why it matters. [Keynote Speaker], Conference of the Belgian Advisory Committee on Bioethics, Brussels , 13-APR-16 - 13-APR-16. [Details]
(2016)SAGE Support and Advocacy Service for Older People, Summer School,
McCarthy J (2016) 'What has ethics got to do with it?'. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], SAGE Support and Advocacy Service for Older People, Summer School, Athlone , 28-JUL-16 - 29-SEP-16. [Details]
(2016)Master Class 3U Healthcare Ethics and Law,
McCarthy J (2016) Ethics of Advance Healthcare Directives and the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Master Class 3U Healthcare Ethics and Law, RCPI Dublin , 19-FEB-16 - 19-FEB-16. [Details]
(2016)Launch of Clinical Ethics Committee and Working Group,
McCarthy J (2016) 'Clinical Ethics - recognizing the moral labour of health professionals'. [Invited Oral Presentation], Launch of Clinical Ethics Committee and Working Group, Mercy University Hospital, Cork , 27-SEP-16 - 27-SEP-16. [Details]
(2016)The National Dementia Care Conference,
McCarthy J (2016) Ethical Decision Making in End-of-Life Care and People with Dementia. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The National Dementia Care Conference, Radisson Blu St. Helen's Dublin , 02-MAR-16 - 02-MAR-16. [Details]
(2015)Northern/Irish Feminist Judging Project,
Joan McCarthy (2015) The death of Savita Halappanavar: a feminist analysis. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Northern/Irish Feminist Judging Project, Facutlty of Law , 05-FEB-15 - 06-FEB-15. [Details]
(2015)The Wheel / Irish Research Council New Foundations Programme,
McCarthy J, Keegan O, McLoughlin K (2015) EduEthics: Training facilitators to deliver Study Sessions on the Ethical Framework for End-of-Life. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Wheel / Irish Research Council New Foundations Programme, Irish Research Council, Dublin , 17-NOV-15 - 17-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015)1st International ICE Observatory Ethics in Care and 16th Nursing Ethics Conference,
Joan McCarthy, Louise Campbell, Caroline Dalton, Tom Andrews, Kathy McLoughlin (2015) Ethical Decision Making and Dementia – Developing Guidance Documents. [Oral Presentation], 1st International ICE Observatory Ethics in Care and 16th Nursing Ethics Conference, University of Surrey , 17-JUL-15 - 18-JUL-15. [Details]
(2014)15th International Nursing Ethics Conference,
Andrews, T and McCarthy, J (2014) Consensus seeking: a classic Grounded Theory of nurses’ end of life care in Intensive Care. [Oral Presentation], 15th International Nursing Ethics Conference, Bangalore, India . [Details]
(2013)ICN’s 25th Quadrennial Congress : Equity and Access to Health Care,
Gallagher A; Cox A; Arber A; McCarthy J; Andrews T; Kohlen H; Haas M; Bousso R; Paganini C (2013) Journey Shaping: A grounded theory of critical care nurses’ involvement in end-of-life care. [Oral Presentation], ICN’s 25th Quadrennial Congress : Equity and Access to Health Care, Melbourne, Australia , 18-MAY-13 - 22-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013)Critical Care Nursing Conference,
Andrews T; Gallagher A; Cox A; Arber A; McCarthy J; Kohlen H; Haas M; Bousso R; Paganini C (2013) Journey Shaping: A grounded theory of critical care nurses’ involvement in end-of-life care. [Oral Presentation], Critical Care Nursing Conference, Serbia , 22-MAY-13 - 24-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013)14th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference,
McCarthy J (2013) An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care: An Irish Perspective. [Plenary Lecture], 14th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference, Melbourne, Australia , 16-MAY-13 - 17-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013)Staff Lunchtime Seminar,
McCarthy J (2013) An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care: an Irish Perspective. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Staff Lunchtime Seminar, Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law , 26-APR-13 - 26-APR-13. [Details]
(2013)MA Moral Theology,
McCarthy J (2013) Moral Distress: conceptual and operational challenges. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], MA Moral Theology, Pope's College, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium , 23-APR-13 - 23-APR-13. [Details]
(2013)14th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference,
McCarthy J (2013) Chair sessions on death and dying and moral distress. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], 14th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference, Melbourne , 16-MAY-13 - 17-MAY-13. [Details]
(2012)14th International Conference on Emergency Care,
McCarthy J (2012) An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care: an Irish Perspective. [Invited Oral Presentation], 14th International Conference on Emergency Care, Dublin Convention Centre , 27-JUN-12 - 30-JUN-12. [Details]
(2012)13th INEC International Nursing Ethics Conference,
McCarthy J and Andrews T (2012) Nurses Decision-Making Practices at the End of Life in the ICU: An Irish Perspective. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], 13th INEC International Nursing Ethics Conference, Selcuk, Izmir, Turkey , 04-OCT-12 - 06-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012)Research Seminar Queen's University,
McCarthy J (2012) An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Research Seminar Queen's University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University, Belfast , 26-JUN-12 - 26-JUN-12. [Details]
(2012)13th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference,
McCarthy J (2012) Moral Distress: what it is and why it matters. [Plenary Lecture], 13th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference, Kusadasi, Turkey , 04-OCT-12 - 06-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012)IAPC Annual Conference 2012,
McCarthy J (2012) Care Planning in Nursing Homes: Ethical Considerations. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], IAPC Annual Conference 2012, Dublin , 16-NOV-12 - 16-NOV-12. [Details]
(2001)Society for European Philosophy Annual Conference,
McCarthy, Joan; (2001) Ricoeur and Dennett: The Narrative Self Attested. [Oral Presentation], Society for European Philosophy Annual Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University , 09-SEP-01 - 11-SEP-01. [Details]
(2010)Building an End-of-Life Care Network in HSE South,
McCarthy J.; (2010) End-of-Life Decision-making - putting supports in place. [Invited Oral Presentation], Building an End-of-Life Care Network in HSE South, River Lee Hotel, Cork , 26-NOV-10 - 26-NOV-10. [Details]
(2010)Launch of the Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care,
McCarthy J.; (2010) Ethics - the concern of everyone. [Invited Oral Presentation], Launch of the Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care, River Lee Hotel, Cork , 06-OCT-10 - 06-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010)Getting to Grips with Palliative Care, A Nursing Perspective,
Mc Carthy; (2010) Making Good Decisions. [Invited Oral Presentation], Getting to Grips with Palliative Care, A Nursing Perspective, Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Meath , 18-NOV-10 - 18-NOV-10. [Details]
(2011)Mowlam Managers Regional Meeting,
McCarthy J (2011) Ethics and Decision Making in End-of-Life Care. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Mowlam Managers Regional Meeting, Birr, Co. Offaly , 14-DEC-12 - 12-DEC-12. [Details]
(2011)Mowlam Managers Meeting,
Joan McCarthy (2011) Ethical Decision Making in End-of-Life Care. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Mowlam Managers Meeting, Birr, Co. Offaly , 14-DEC-11 - 14-DEC-11. [Details]
(2011)12th International ICNE Conference,
McCarthy J; (2011) Revisiting the Demented Person or the Person with Dementia. [Oral Presentation], 12th International ICNE Conference, University of Surrey, England , 07-SEP-11 - 08-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011)The Future of Dementia Care,
McCarthy J (2011) Ethics and Decision-Making in Dementia Care. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Future of Dementia Care, Silversprings Moran Hotel, Cork , 12-OCT-12 - 12-OCT-12. [Details]
(2011)South West Hospital Network,
McCarthy J; (2011) Ethical Framework - Facilitating Study Sessions. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], South West Hospital Network, River Lee Hotel, Cork , 22-MAR-11 - 22-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011)Network of HFH Hospital Champions for Change,
McCarthy J; (2011) Tough Ethical Decsions at End of Life: how do we make them?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Network of HFH Hospital Champions for Change, Killashee Hotel, Co. Kildare , 10-MAR-11 - 10-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011)MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law,
McCarthy J; (2011) End-of-Life Ethical Issues. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law, RCSI Dublin , 05-MAR-11 - 05-MAR-11. [Details]
(2012)Mowlam Managers Group Regional Meeting,
McCarthy J (2012) The Ethics of Dementia Care. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Mowlam Managers Group Regional Meeting, Birr, Co. Offaly , 06-MAR-12 - 06-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law RCSI,
McCarthy J (2012) End-of-Life Care: ethical challenges. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law RCSI, RCSI Dublin , 03-MAR-12 - 03-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)Cork/Kerry Regional Study Day,
McCarthy J (2012) End-of-Life Care: Ethics and Law. [Invited Oral Presentation], Cork/Kerry Regional Study Day, Nurse Education Centre, Cork , 06-MAR-12 - 06-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)Lunchtime Seminar Marymount Hospice,
McCarthy J (2012) End-of-Life Care: Ethics in Practice. [Invited Oral Presentation], Lunchtime Seminar Marymount Hospice, Marymount Hospice, Cork , 06-MAR-12 - 06-MAR-12. [Details]
(2010)International Centre of Nursing Ethics Conference,
McCarthy, J.; (2010) Where 'Ought' Meets 'Is': developing an Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care in acute settings in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], International Centre of Nursing Ethics Conference, University of Turku, Finland , 13-SEP-10 - 14-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010)Master Class, MSc Global Ethics,
McCarthy, J.; (2010) An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care: A case of empirical ethics?. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Master Class, MSc Global Ethics, International Centre for Nursing Ethics, University of Surrey , 09-JUL-10 - 09-JUL-10. [Details]
(2010)7th EONS Spring Convention,
Gallagher, A., McCarthy, J.; (2010) Workshop on Futility in Oncology Settings. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], 7th EONS Spring Convention, The Hague, The Netherlands , 15-APR-10 - 16-APR-10. [Details]
(2010)MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law,
McCarthy, J.; (2010) Ethical Issues at the End of Life. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law, RCSI, Dublin , 06-MAR-10 - 06-MAR-10. [Details]
(2010)MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law,
McCarthy, J.; (2010) Module 4, Ethical Issues at the End of Life. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law, Medical University of Bahrain , 10-OCT-10 - 13-OCT-10. [Details]
(2009)MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law,
McCarthy, J.; (2009) Module 4, Ethical decision-making at end of life. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law, Medical University of Bahrain , 11-OCT-09 - 14-OCT-09. [Details]
(2009)National Coordination Team Seminar,
McCarthy, J.; (2009) Developing an Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], National Coordination Team Seminar, Trinity Plaza Hotel, Dublin , 19-MAY-09 - 19-MAY-09. [Details]
(2009)Annual Research Conference,
McCarthy, J.; (2009) Am I going to die, nurse?: ethical challenges at the end of life. [Plenary Lecture], Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwfery, University College Cork , 09-OCT-09 - 09-OCT-09. [Details]
(2009)Ethics Study Day,
McCarthy, J.; (2009) Am I going to die, doctor?: ethical challenges at the end of life. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Ethics Study Day, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, Dublin , 11-DEC-09 - 11-DEC-09. [Details]
(2009)MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law,
McCarthy, J.; (2009) Module 2, Ethics of Reproductive Technologies. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law, Medical University of Bahrain , 13-APR-09 - 15-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law,
McCarthy, J.; (2008) Surrogacy and Sex Selection: some ethical concerns. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law, RCSI, Dublin , 12-JAN-08 - 12-JAN-08. [Details]
(2008)Postgraduate Midwifery Programme,
McCarthy, J.; (2008) Gender and Power: an analysis of the Harding Clark Lourdes Hospital Inquiry Report. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Postgraduate Midwifery Programme, Trinity College, Dublin , 15-JUL-08 - 15-JUL-08. [Details]
(2008)Staff Seminar,
McCarthy, J., Murphy, S., Loughrey, M.; (2008) Gender and Power, the Irish Hysterectomy Scandal. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Staff Seminar, of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University & St George's University of London , 13-MAR-08 - 13-MAR-08. [Details]
(2005)2nd Annual Conference, Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit, HSE Southern Area,
McCarthy, Joan; (2005) Moral Distress: Knowing what's right and doing what's wrong. [Invited Oral Presentation], 2nd Annual Conference, Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit, HSE Southern Area, Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork , 05-OCT-05 - 05-OCT-05. [Details]
(2004)8th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference,
McCarthy, Joan; (2004) Nursing Ethics, an Eclectic View. [N/A], 8th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference, Swansea, UK , 07-SEP-04 - 09-SEP-04. [Details]
(2002)6th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference,
McCarthy, Joan; (2002) Why the Principlist Approach to Ethical Decision-making is Not Enough. [Oral Presentation], 6th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference, Dublin City University , 06-SEP-02 - 08-SEP-02. [Details]
(2008)12th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference and 15th New England Nursing Knowledge Conference,,
Joan McCarthy; (2008) `The Instability of the Moral Realm and the Persistence of Hope'. [Oral Presentation], 12th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference and 15th New England Nursing Knowledge Conference,, Boston College, Boston, Massachussets, US , 26-SEP-08 - 26-SEP-08. [Details]
(2007)Annual Joint Midwifery Conference, RCM/INO,
Joan McCarthy; (2007) `Relations of Power and Resistance: An Analysis of the Harding Clark Lourdes Hospital Inquiry Report¿. [Oral Presentation], Annual Joint Midwifery Conference, RCM/INO, Armagh City Hotel, Co. Armagh , 18-OCT-07 - 18-OCT-07. [Details]
(2007)Hope & Opportunity Hospice Principles & Hospital Practice National Conference,
Joan McCarthy; (2007) `Patient Autonomy, Listening to Patients ¿ Learning from Loss¿. [Oral Presentation], Hope & Opportunity Hospice Principles & Hospital Practice National Conference, Clontarf Castle, Dublin , 14-NOV-07 - 14-NOV-07. [Details]
(2006)Postrgraduate Seminar,
Mc Carthy, Joan; (2006) Procreative autonomy and the welfare of future children. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Postrgraduate Seminar, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology , 15-NOV-06 - 15-NOV-06. [Details]
(2007)Department of Sociology Staff Seminar Series,
Mc Carthy, Joan; (2007) Ethical Decision-making in Health Care: Principlism, Narrative Ethics and the Case of the Forgetful Mourner. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Department of Sociology Staff Seminar Series, University College Cork , 01-NOV-07 - 01-NOV-07. [Details]
(2007)Lunchtime Seminar Series,
McCarthy, Joan; (2007) The Advance Directive: Calculation or Shared Meaning?. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Lunchtime Seminar Series, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Cork University Hospital , 07-NOV-07 - 07-NOV-07. [Details]
(2014)Nursing Ethics Intensive Course,
Joan McCarthy (2014) Foundational Approaches, contemporary and educational issues in the field of Nursing Ethics. [Keynote Speaker], Nursing Ethics Intensive Course, KU Leuven, Belgium , 02-DEC-14 - 05-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014)Center for Ethics in Healthcare and School of Nursing, Portland,
McCarthy J (2014) The Development and Implementation of an Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care: an Irish Perspective. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Center for Ethics in Healthcare and School of Nursing, Portland, Center for Ethics in Healthcare and School of Nursing, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon , 18-MAR-14 - 18-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014)ICNE 15th Annual Conference,
McCarthy J (2014) Irish Ethical and Legal Cases on Reproductive Issues. [Oral Presentation], ICNE 15th Annual Conference, Bangalore , 01-SEP-14 - 02-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)Hastings Center Visiting Scholars Programme,
McCarthy J (2014) The Development and Implementation of an Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care: an Irish Perspective. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Hastings Center Visiting Scholars Programme, Hastings Center, New York State, US , 30-APR-14 - 30-APR-14. [Details]
(2014)Postgraduate Students' Seminar,
McCarthy J (2014) End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Postgraduate Students' Seminar, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, Oregon , 20-MAR-14 - 20-MAR-14. [Details]
(2008)Multidisciplinary Staff Seminar,
McCarthy, J.; (2008) Autonomy and its Limits. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Multidisciplinary Staff Seminar, Naas General Hospital , 06-AUG-08 - 06-AUG-08. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Academic Council Member/Representative CoMH2015 /
Advisory Group Researching Interventions that Promote Ethics in Social Care Member2015 / 2016
Sub-Committee Ethics Committee NMBI Member2013 /
Scientific Review Committee 14th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference, Melbourne Abstract Reviewer2012 / 2012
National Advisory Committee on Bioethics Member2012 /
Scientific Review Committee 13th International Nursing Ethics Conference, Turkey October 2012 Abstract reviewer2012 / 2012
Adult Continuing Education Board Representing College of Medicine and Health2012 /
University Research Ethics Board Member2009 / 2012
Adult Continuing Education Committee Member2009 / 2011
Implementation Group UK GMC Guidance on Treatment and Care Towards End of Life Member of reviewing group2010 / 2010
Scientific Review Committee, 14th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference Reviewer2010 / 2010
International Centre of Nursing Ethics, University of Surrey Board Member2009 /
Ethics Curriculum Group, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland Member2008 /
Research Ethics Committee Carlow Institute of Technology Member2008 / 2009
Working Group, Irish Commission on Human Assisted Reproduction Member of sub-committee2002 / 2003
Curriculum and Teaching Development, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC Member2003 / 1999
Student Affairs, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC Member2003 / 1899
Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC Member2004 / 1899
Postgraduate Studies Committee Member2004 / 1899
Ethics Committee, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Member2013 /
Working Group on Implementing the National Policy on Do-Not-Attempt-Resuscitation Decisions Member2013 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Department of Philosophy Research Assistant01-SEP-00 / 31-JAN-02
School of Nursing and Midwifery Temporary Lecturer01-OCT-02 / 31-AUG-03
School of Nursing and Midwifery College Lecturer01-SEP-03 / 30-DEC-99
Centre of Adult Continuing Education, UCC Lecturer/Coordinator/Editor/

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2001University College Cork PHDNursing
1980University College Cork BANursing
1983University College Cork MSc (Nursing)Nursing

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Irish BasicBasicBasic

Outreach Activities

 Description

Presentation and Round Table Discussion of book: End-of-Life Care: Ethics and Law, Life Long Learning Festival, Interactive Open Book Session – Friday 30th March, 2.30pm-4.30pm, Western Gateway Building, Western Road, University College Cork

External Supervision (and examination) of Theses



Title of Thesis and Degree: Proposal for a primary care clinical ethics committee in Bahrain, Nahla Madan MSc Supervisor: McCarthy J. External Agency: University of Bahrain.



Date: June 2010



 



Title of Thesis and Degree: Withholding and Withdrawing Dialysis: Ethical and Legal Challenges in End-of-Life Decisions, Frank J. Kelly, MSc Supervisor: McCarthy J. External Agency: RCSI.



Date: June 2010




McCarthy, J. External Examiner:  PhD thesis, `An Ethnography of Independent Midwifery in Ireland¿. External Agency: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin.




Participated in AM Session with Hospital Palliative Care Team, Oregon Health and Science University Hospital 18 March 2014

Participated in Away Day for International Care Ethics Observatory, University of Surrey, UK 2 July 2014

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Nursing Ethics Member of Editorial Board-
Bioethics Referee01-DEC-14 -
International Journal Of Nursing Studies Referee06-JAN-10 -
Irish Journal Of Feminist Studies Member of Editorial Board-
Irish Journal Of Feminist Studies Referee-
Nursing Ethics Referee-
International Journal Of Nursing Philosophy Referee-
Irish Journal Of Sociology Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

Invited Co-Chair, Primary Care Palliative Care Consultation Meeting, LHO North Lee and South Lee, Irish Hospice Foundation, Irish Council of General Practice, HSE, HSE Offices, Kinsale Road. 23 June 2010.

 


Title of Book: Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care, Watson M, Lucas C, Hoy A and Wells Jo, Chapter 1, Ethics, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Reviewer Name: Joan McCarthy   Completed, April 2009.




Grants Reviewer:  Medical Humanities Research Fellowship, Wellcome Trust, Grants Management Department, London, 2010



 




List of Expert Assignments

Assessment of application to Bellagio Study and conference centre Rockefeller Foundation, New York 2005-6 

 


Grant Reviewer FWO Flanders Belgium, 2013, 2014

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

My precise objectives in teaching vary depending on the student cohort with whom I am working, as do my methods. Identifying students' progression is an integral part of my ongoing engagement with a group so that I gain a better diagnostic sense of the class's understanding of key concepts and the success (or otherwise) of my own teaching. Every session with a group of students is structured to respond to the key objectives for that session.


 
Student evaluation, self-evaluation, peer evaluation and the views of stakeholders are important indicators for me of the success, or otherwise, of any courses that I teach and, over the past seventeen years, I consistently evaluated these through a variety of forms. In turn, I have modified the delivery style, content and forms of assessment in response to the feedback I have received.  The evaluation may be formal or informal and has included self-report questionnaires administered by myself or my colleagues. I have also received positive feedback on the assessment of the modules I teach from several external examiners and the independent reviewer of the BSc undergraduate programme.
   

Relationship of teaching to research.
 

  • designed, developed and coordinated the world's first MSc in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics;
  • designed undergraduate and postrgraduate courses in healthcare ethics for nurses and doctors; compiled Course Readers with appropriate content for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (e.g., BSc Nursing Studies; Gerontology; Critical Care)
  • included my current empirical research in end of life care into course content
  • coauthored a nursing ethics text, Nursing Ethics: Irish cases and concerns, which has been adopted into the curricula of a number of other universities at home and abroad
  • worked closely with the School Subject Librarian to ensure that key texts and recent texts are available to students for appropriate (short/long term) borrowing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2013Sandra Crosby University College CorkMScDeath and Dying - Care Assistants' Experiences in Nursing Homes
2008Rachel Barry University College CorkMScDoes Hand Massage Help Reduce Anxiety in Hospitalized Older Adults
2013Irene Dwyer University College CorkMScAn Exploration of the Experiences of Palliative Care Nurses in teh Utilisation of Palliative Sedation in End-of-Life Care
2011Muireann Wynnne University College CorkMScJunior Nurses' Experiences of Caring for Bereaved Relatives in the Emergency Department
2014Rick Deady University College CorkPhDMoral Sheilding
2013Valerie Cox University College CorkMScThe Right to Assisted Suicide
2010Francis J. Kelly RCSIMScWithholding and Withdrawing Dialysis: Ethical and Legal Challenges in End-of-Life Decisions
2008Sinead Kenneally University College CorkMScThe Palliative Care Knowledge and Skills of Qualified Nurses Working in Community Hospitals
2013Ann Sheehan University College CorkMScEnd-of-Life Decision-making in Critical Care
2009Joan Neenan University College CorkMScThe Experiences of Critical Care Nurses in Caring for Families of Organ Donors
2011Nahla Madan RCSIMScClinical Ethics Committees in Bahrain
2008Patrick O'Meara RCSIMScEthical and Legal Issues in Psychiatric Nursing
2008Patricia Fehin RCSIMScEthical and Legal Issues in End-of-Life Care
2011Sandhya Joy Thengumparambil University College CorkMScSpiritual Care in Residential Care Settings - An exploration of nurses' understanding of their role

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Cronin Una Frances Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Nursing Ethics NU4027Nursing Ethics
2020Ethics for Specialist Practice NU6053Ethics for Specialist Practice
2020Ethical and Legal Decision Making at the End of Life NU4041Ethical and Legal Decision Making at the End of Life
2020Ethics for Midwives NU5043Ethics for Midwives
2020Introduction to End-of-Life Decision-making MH6099Introduction to End-of-Life Decision-making
2020Ethical Controversies in End-of-Life Care MH6112Ethical Controversies in End-of-Life Care

Contact details


  • Senior Lecturer, Healthcare Ethics
  • j.mccarthy@ucc.ie
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
    Brookfield Health Sciences Complex
    University College Cork
  • +353 21 4901452

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