Lecturer
Nursing & Midwifery
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

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Nursing and Midwifery
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Brookfield Health Sciences Complex
UCC

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Margaret G. Landers PhD, MSc (Nursing Science), BNS, FFNRCSI, RGN, RM, RN, RNT.

I commenced as a college lecturer in the School of Nursing University College, Cork in November 1999.   I teach across a range of nursing programmes at undergraduate,postgraduate and through to MSc and Doctorate level.

Specialist subjects include theoretical and conceptual developments in the discipline of nursing, cancer care across the health illness trajectory and practice enhancement and quality improvement initiatives. 

I provide research supervision to studnets at BSc, MSc and Doctorate/PhD level.

 My current research area of interest is symptom management in patients follow treatment for cancer. Specifically, my research is focused on patients’ symptom experiences and self-care strategies following sphincter saving surgery for rectal cancer. This subject transcends two of the major themes in the School's Research Strategy `Chronic Illness Management - children, young people and adults' and the Health and Life Experiences of individuals and their Families through the Cancer Trajectory.  Current research is in the area of genetics relating Knowledge and attitudes towards genetics and genomics among General Nursing Students in Ireland

Research Interests

My current research area of interest is symptom management in patients follow treatment for cancer. Specifically, my research is focused on patients’ symptom experiences and self-care strategies following sphincter saving surgery for rectal cancer. This subject transcends two of the major themes in the School's Research Strategy `Chronic Illness Management - children, young people and adults' and the Health and Life Experiences of individuals and their Families through the Cancer Trajectory.  Current research is in the area of genetics relating Knowledge and attitudes towards genetics and genomics among General Nursing Students in Ireland.

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2016)'Self-Care Strategies'
Landers, M.G. (2016) 'Self-Care Strategies' In: Fitzpatrick, JJ and McCarthy, G (eds). Nursing Concept Analysis. New York: Springer Publishing Company. [Details]
(2015)'An Irish Conceptual Model of Nursing: The Model of Personhood'
McCarthy, G & Landers, M (2015) 'An Irish Conceptual Model of Nursing: The Model of Personhood' In: Fitzpatrick, J.J. Whall, A.L (eds). Conceptual Models of Nursing. New York: Springer Publishing Company. [Details]
(2014)'Extant Nursing Models and Theories : Grand and Middle Range Theories in Nursing'
Quinn-Griffin, M.T., Landers, M.G. (2014) 'Extant Nursing Models and Theories : Grand and Middle Range Theories in Nursing' In: Joyce J Fitzpatrick Geraldine McCarthy (eds). Theories Guiding Nursing Research and Practice. New York: Springer Publishing Company. [Details]
(2014)'Symptom Management Theory'
Landers, M. (2014) 'Symptom Management Theory' In: Joyce J Fitzpatrick Geraldine McCarthy (eds). Theories Guiding Nursing Research and Practice. New York: Springer Publishing Company. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2016)'Males' Awareness of Benign Testicular Disorders: An Integrative Review'
Saab, M.M., Landers, M, Hegarty, J. (2016) 'Males' Awareness of Benign Testicular Disorders: An Integrative Review'. American Journal of Mens Health, :1-11 [Details]
(2016)'Testicular Cancer Awareness and Screening Practices:'
Saab, M.M., Landers, M, Hegarty, J. (2016) 'Testicular Cancer Awareness and Screening Practices:'. Oncology Nursing Forum, 43 (1):E8-E23 [Details]
(2016)'Promoting Testicular Cancer Awareness'
Saab, M.M., Landers, M, Hegarty, J. (2016) 'Promoting Testicular Cancer Awareness'. Cancer nursing, [Details]
(2014)'Patients’ bowel symptom experiences and self-care strategies'
Landers, M, McCarthy, G.,Livingstone, V.Savage E. (2014) 'Patients’ bowel symptom experiences and self-care strategies'. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23 (15-16):2343-2354 Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'A theoretical framework to guide a study of patients' bowel symptoms and self-care strategies following sphincter-saving surgery for rectal cancer'
Landers, M;McCarthy, G;Savage, E (2013) 'A theoretical framework to guide a study of patients' bowel symptoms and self-care strategies following sphincter-saving surgery for rectal cancer'. Applied Nursing Research, 26 :157-159 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'A theoretical framework to guide a study of patients’ bowel symptoms and self-care strategies following sphincter-saving surgery for rectal cancer'
Landers, M.,McCarthy, G. and Savage, E. (2013) 'A theoretical framework to guide a study of patients’ bowel symptoms and self-care strategies following sphincter-saving surgery for rectal cancer'. Applied nursing research : ANR, 23 (3):157-159 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2012)'Challenges in recruiting participants in a multi-centre study on symptom experiences and self care strategies of bowel symptoms following colo-rectal surgery'
Landers, M., McCarthy G., and Savage E. (2012) 'Challenges in recruiting participants in a multi-centre study on symptom experiences and self care strategies of bowel symptoms following colo-rectal surgery'. Journal of Research in Nursing, 15 (5):497-506 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2012)'Bowel symptom experiences and management following sphincter saving surgery for rectal cancer: A qualitative perspective'
Landers, M,McCarthy, G,Savage, E (2012) 'Bowel symptom experiences and management following sphincter saving surgery for rectal cancer: A qualitative perspective'. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 16 :293-300 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Self-care strategies for the management of bowel symptoms following sphincter-saving surgery for rectal cancer'
Landers M, Savage E, McCarthy G, Fitzpatrick JJ (2011) 'Self-care strategies for the management of bowel symptoms following sphincter-saving surgery for rectal cancer'. Clinical journal of oncology nursing, 15 (6):E105-133 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'An Irish Conceptual Model of Nursing: The Model of Personhood'
McCarthy, G; Landers, M; (2010) 'An Irish Conceptual Model of Nursing: The Model of Personhood'. Nursing Science Quarterly, 23 (4):343-347 [Details]
(2008)'The importance of critical care nurses' caring behaviours as perceived by nurses and relatives. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing'
O'Connell, Elizabeth,Landers, Margaret; (2008) 'The importance of critical care nurses' caring behaviours as perceived by nurses and relatives. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing'. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 24 (6):349-358 Globe icon [Details]
(2007)'Person-Centred Nursing Practice with older people in Ireland'
Landers M., McCarthy G.; (2007) 'Person-Centred Nursing Practice with older people in Ireland'. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20 (1):78-84 [Details]
(2001)'The Theory-Practice Gap in Nursing : What Do the Students Think?'
Landers, M.G.; (2001) 'The Theory-Practice Gap in Nursing : What Do the Students Think?'. All Ireland Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 1 (4):142-147 [Details]
(2000)'The Theory-Practice Gap in Nursing: The Role of the Nurse Tearch'
Landers, M.G.; (2000) 'The Theory-Practice Gap in Nursing: The Role of the Nurse Tearch'. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 32 (6):1550-1556 [Details]
(1997)'A struggle of Human Becoming: four masters students¿ experience of Parse¿s Theory of Human Becoming'
Landers, M.G., Bagheri, T, Rees, M, and Roberts, S; (1997) 'A struggle of Human Becoming: four masters students¿ experience of Parse¿s Theory of Human Becoming'. Illuminations, 6 (2):4-5 [Details]
(1996)'Nurses Appraisal of their Theatre Experience?'
Landers, M.G. ; (1996) 'Nurses Appraisal of their Theatre Experience?'. Nursing Review, 14 (3-4):13-15 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2015)'Breathe Easy'
Cronin, A. and Landers, M. (2015) 'Breathe Easy' World of Irish Nursing Journal, 3 . [Details]
(2013)'Palliative Care in COPD: Nurses' Knowledge and Attitudes'
Cronin, AM,Landers, M (2013) 'Palliative Care in COPD: Nurses' Knowledge and Attitudes' Irish journal of medical science, 182 :472-472. [Details]
(2010)'An overview of a study on patients’'
Landers, M (2010) 'An overview of a study on patients’' The Boolean, :89-92. [Details]

In Press

YearPublication
(2014)Professional Caring: Descriptions from Student Nurses’ Perspectives.
Landers, M, Weathers, E., McCarthy, G. and Fitzpatrick, J.J. (2014) Professional Caring: Descriptions from Student Nurses’ Perspectives. In Press [Details]

Invited papers

YearPublication
(2012)A silent topic managing rectal cancer.
Landers, M (2012) A silent topic managing rectal cancer. Invited papers [Details]

Unpublished Reports

YearPublication
(2015)Irish Cancer Society’s Night Nursing Service: Quality Evaluation & Clinical Review. Irish Cancer Society, Page: 1-220.
Hegarty, J., Drummond, F., Cornally, N., Fitzgerald, S., Landers, M., McCarthy, G., McAuliffe, A.,Moran, J., Noonan, B., O’ Mahony A., O'Mahony, M., Power, S., O'Regan, P., Sweeney, C., Weathers, E., Drennan, J. (2015) Irish Cancer Society’s Night Nursing Service: Quality Evaluation & Clinical Review. Irish Cancer Society, Page: 1-220. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Reviews

YearPublication
(2016)Testicular Cancer Awareness and Screening Practices: A Systematic Review.
Saab, MM;Landers, M;Hegarty, J (2016) Testicular Cancer Awareness and Screening Practices: A Systematic Review. PITTSBURGH: Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2007Health Research board Fellowship Health Research Board Ireland

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
International Association of Human Caring Member01-SEP-06 / 01-SEP-10
International Orem's Society Public Affairs Committee01-SEP-04 /
Association of Colo-Proctology Great Britian and Ireland Member01-SEP-10 / 26-JAN-15
National Association of Oncology in Nursing Member01-SEP-10 / 26-JAN-15

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2017)International Council of Nursing Congress 2017,
Heffernan, C.A.,McCarthy, G., Landers, M (2017) Caring and anxiety among registered nurses in an acute hospital setting. [Oral Presentation], International Council of Nursing Congress 2017, Barcelona, Spain . [Details]
(2016)17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference (HIRC2016),
Heffernan C., Landers M.,McCarthy G (2016) The relationship between Caring and Anxiety among registered Nurses in an Acute Hospital Setting. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference (HIRC2016), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland . [Details]
(2016)17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference (HIRC2016),
Heffernan C., Landers M.,McCarthy G (2016) The relationship between Caring and Anxiety among registered Nurses in an Acute Hospital Setting. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 17th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference (HIRC2016), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland . [Details]
(2017)International Council of Nursing Congress 2017,
Saab, M.M., Landers, M. Cooke, E., Hegarty, J (2017) Developing an Interactive Educational Intervention to Raise College Men’s Awareness of Testicular Disorders: The E-MAT Study. [Oral Presentation], International Council of Nursing Congress 2017, Barcelona, Spain . [Details]
(2016)Concept analysis Book launch in Cork and Conference,
Landers, M (2016) Self-care Strategies: Concept Analysis. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Concept analysis Book launch in Cork and Conference, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery University College Cork . [Details]
(2016)Reaffirming the Values of Nursing and Midwifery Department of Health, HSE, NMBI,
Landers, M (2016) Values Driven Models: A Model of Personhood?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Reaffirming the Values of Nursing and Midwifery Department of Health, HSE, NMBI, Farmleigh House Dublin . [Details]
(2014)General Practice Nurses,
Cronin, A. and Landers, M. (2014) Nurses’ Attitudes to and Knowledge of Palliative Care for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. [Oral Presentation], General Practice Nurses, Bon Secours Hospital Cork . [Details]
(2013)Irish Association for Nurses in Oncology: Invited Speaker,
Margaret Landers (2013) Symptom Management following an Anterior Resection for Rectal Cancer. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Association for Nurses in Oncology: Invited Speaker, Kilkenny . [Details]
(2013)Sharing Knowledge to improve patient care.,
Cronin, A. and Landers, M. (2013) Nurses’ Attitudes to and Knowledge of Palliative Care for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. [Oral Presentation], Sharing Knowledge to improve patient care., Bon Secours Hospital Cork . [Details]
(2012)12th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Conference, University College Cork,
O’Connor, S; Landers, M; Andrews, T (2012) The use of mobile information technology in undergraduate nursing clinical education: A review of the literature. POSTER Presentation. [Poster Presentation], 12th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Conference, University College Cork, University College Cork . [Details]
(2012)Invited Speaker to Clinical Staff Educational Session,
Landers, M (2012) Patients’ Bowel Symptom Experiences and Self-care Strategies following Sphincter Saving-Surgery for Rectal Cancer: A Qualitative Perspective. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Invited Speaker to Clinical Staff Educational Session, Marymount University Hospice/Hospital . [Details]
(2011)12th European Doctoral Nursing Conference in Nursing Science,
Landers, M (2011) Patients’ Bowel Symptom Experiences and Self-care Strategies following Sphincter Saving-Surgery for Rectal Cancer: A Qualitative Perspective. [Oral Presentation], 12th European Doctoral Nursing Conference in Nursing Science, Maastricht, The Netherlands . [Details]
(2008)9th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science,
Landers, M. ; (2008) Methodological consideration in a Grounded Theory Study on Symptom Management by Patients with Rectal Cancer. [Oral Presentation], 9th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science, Maastricht, The Netherlands . [Details]
(2007)8th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science,,
Landers, M. and Savage, E. (2007) An examination of three conceptual models of symptom management. [N/A], 8th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science,, Vienna, Austria . [Details]
(2006)The European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science,
Landers, M. & Savage E (2006) To explore how patients manage the symptoms experienced following an anterior resection for colo-rectal cancer. [N/A], The European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science, Berlin Germany . [Details]
(2006)7th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science Berlin,
Landers, M. ; (2006) An exploration of how patients with colo-rectal cancer manage the problems associated with treatment: A Proposed PhD Study. [Oral Presentation], 7th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science Berlin, Berlin, Germany . [Details]
(2005)The International Philosophy of Nursing Society,
Landers, M (2005) Discourse-practice: The Aesthetic use of painting and drawing in n nursing care. [Oral Presentation], The International Philosophy of Nursing Society, Leeds United Kingdom . [Details]
(2004)8th Worldcongress Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory Conference,
Landers, M (2004) The Science of Self-Care and its Implications for Post Graduate Nurse Education. [Oral Presentation], 8th Worldcongress Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory Conference, Ulm, Germany . [Details]
(2004)University College Cork International Conference Re- Discovering Aesthetics,
Landers, M (2004) Artistic Expression of Knowing in Nursing: a review of the literature. [Oral Presentation], University College Cork International Conference Re- Discovering Aesthetics, University College Cork . [Details]
(2004)8th Worldcongress Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory Conference,
Landers, M (2004) The challenge of a New System of Nurse Education in the Republic of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 8th Worldcongress Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory Conference, Ulm, Germany . [Details]
(2003)25th Annual International Association for Human Caring Conference,
Landers, M (2003) Enabling a ‘Caring’ Ideology: The Role of Third Level Nurse Education. [Oral Presentation], 25th Annual International Association for Human Caring Conference, University of Colorado Boulder USA . [Details]
(2000)Inaugural Research Conference,
Landers, M (2000) Students Nurse Views of the Theory-Practice Gap in Nursing. [Oral Presentation], Inaugural Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery UCC . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Post Graduate Education Committee Committe Member representing MSc in Oncology Nursing2014 / 2015

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Cork University Hospital Acting Principal Tutor01-APR-98 / 01-NOV-99
Cork University Hospital Nurse Tutor01-JUL-91 / 01-APR-98

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1997University of Wales MSc NursingNursing Science
2012University College Cork PhDNursing
1991University College Dublin BSc (Nursing)

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Journal Of Advanced Nursing Referee01-JAN-00 -

Other Activities

 Description

Currently External Examiner for the 4 year BSc in Nursing Programme at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Science and Health Dublin City University

Teaching Interests

Specialist subjects include theoretical and conceptual developments in the discipline of nursing, cancer care across the health illness trajectory and practice enhancement and quality improvement initiatives

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2005Irene Dwyer University College CorkMSc (Nursing)An Exploration of the Experiences of students nurses learning to care
2012Eva Gore MSc (Nursing)An exploration of nurses'experiences of relocating to a new purpose built hospice setting in Ireland
2006Elizabeth O'Connell MSc (Nursing)The Importance of Critical Care Nurses Caring Behaviours as perceived by Nurses and Relatives
2005Patrick Cotter MSc (Nursing)Death anxiety in the Accident and Emergemncy Department
2013Ailish Ryan MSc (Nursing)Gender differences in self-care maintenance behaviours in patients with heart failure
2006Catherine Buckley MSc (Nursing)Mother's experiences of breastfeeding and the support they receive from public health nurses
2014Deirdre O'Connell MSc (Nursing)Emergency department nurses' knowledge of and attitudes towards alcohol use by patients
2012Kathleen Sugrue MSc (Nursing)An investigation of the manifestations of perceived stress in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
2014Sjhijukumar Sivankuttynair MSc (Nursing)Patienrts' adherence to excerise and healthy diet after coronary artery disease
2013Ann Marian Cronin MSc (Nursing)Nurses attitudes to an dknowledge

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Ni Ruiseal Aoife Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2017Practice Enhancement for Nursing and Midwifery NU6070Practice Enhancement for Nursing and Midwifery
2017The Profession of Nursing: Professional Practice, Law and Ethics NU1048The Profession of Nursing: Professional Practice, Law and Ethics
2017Advanced Nursing Theory NU7014Advanced Nursing Theory
2017Foundations of Cancer Care NU6145Foundations of Cancer Care
2017Cancer Management and Supportive Cancer Care 2 NU6147Cancer Management and Supportive Cancer Care 2
2017Nursing Science NU4018Nursing Science
2017Nursing Science NU4001Nursing Science

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Professor Mary Quinn Griffin PhD. RN, FAAN, ANEF Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western University Cleveland OhioU.S.A.