Research Profile

Patricia Fehin

Biography

Patricia Fehin is a Lecturer-Practitioner (Nursing) in the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery at University College Cork and holds degrees of BNS from University College Dublin, BCL from University College Cork and MSc (Healthcare Ethics and Law) from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. As a Registered General Nurse, Patricia has extensive clinical nursing experience including general medicine, neurosurgery, intensive care, coronary care, older adult nursing and practice development; experience has been gained in both the UK and Ireland. She lectures on the undergraduate (BSc Nursing) and post graduate (Post Graduate Diploma/Certificate in Gerontological Nursing and Post Graduate Certificate in Nurse Prescribing) nursing programs at UCC and also has a clinical practice and student support remit within the older people services at St Finbarr's Hospital (rehabilitation and residential care), Farranlea Community Nursing Unit and Heather House Community Nursing Unit Cork. She was one of the founding members of the Cork-Kerry Gerontological Nursing Development Group (2001-2008) and the All Ireland Gerontological Nurse's Association (AIGNA) established in 2008. Her research topic for the BCL degree explored the relationship between socio-economic rights and Irish constitutional law, with emphasis on access to health care and education for children with disability and other marginalized groups. Her MSc thesis explored legal and ethical issues of capacity and the right to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment. Patricia's current research interest focuses on end-of-life decision making and ensuing ethical concerns.

Research Interests

BNS degree: `Reflective Practice in Undergraduate Nurse Education Programmes'.
 
BCL degree: 'Relationship between socio-economic rights and Irish constitutional law, especially in relation to access to health care, children with disability and other marginalised groups'.   
 
MSc: `Issues of consent and treatment refusals in end-of-life care'.

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2011)'Professional, Ethical, Legal and Communication Aspects of Prescribing'
Creedon, R., McCarthy, J., Fehin, P. & McCarthy, B. ; (2011) 'Professional, Ethical, Legal and Communication Aspects of Prescribing' In: Foundations of Nurse Prescribing Education. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2011)'Body Mass Index Knowledge of Older Adults and Motivation to Change'
Wills, T., Fehin, P. Callen, B; (2011) 'Body Mass Index Knowledge of Older Adults and Motivation to Change'. British Journal of Community Nursing, 16 (3):110-115 [Details]
(2009)'An evaluation of lecturer practitioners in Ireland'
Hartigan, I,Cummins, A,O'Connell, E,Hughes, M,Hayes, CC,Noonan, B,Fehin, P; (2009) 'An evaluation of lecturer practitioners in Ireland'. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 15 :280-286 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2011)University of Tennessee Medical Centre Nursing Research Day, United States of America
Wills, T., Fehin, P., Callen, B. ; (2011) Knowledge of Body Mass Index and Motivation to change in Irish and American Older Adults University of Tennessee Medical Centre Nursing Research Day, United States of America [Details]
(2011)International Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Wills, T., Fehin, P., Callen, B. ; (2011) A Pilot Study to Explore the Knowledge of Older Adults about their Weight Status (BMI) International Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland [Details]
(2010)Trinty College Dublin, Research Conference
Wills, T., Fehin, P., Callen, B. ; (2010) A Pilot Study to Explore the Knowledge of Older Adults about their Weight Status (BMI) Trinty College Dublin, Research Conference [Details]
(2010)School of Nursing and Midwifery Conference, UCC
Wills, T., Fehin, P., Callen, B.; (2010) A Pilot Study to Explore the Knowledge of Older Adults about their Weight Status (BMI) School of Nursing and Midwifery Conference, UCC [Details]
(2008)27th International Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons
O'Connell, E., Hartigan, I. Hughes, M. Hayes, C. Cummins, A. Noonan, B. & Fehin P.; (2008) An Evaluation of the Lecturer Practitioner Role 27th International Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons RCSI: Dublin, , 01-JAN-08 [Details]
(2008)9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Trinity College Dublin
O'Connell, L. Hartigan, I. Cummins, A. Noonan, B. Hayes,C. & Fehin,P.; (2008) An Evaluation of the Lecturer Practitioner Role 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Trinity College Dublin TCD: Dublin, , 01-JAN-08 [Details]
(2008)7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Cork
O'Connell E., Hartigan I., Cummins A., Hughes M., Hayes C., Noonan B.,Fehin P.; (2008) An Evaluation of the Role Lecturer Practitioner role 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Cork Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, [Details]
(2008)2nd UCC / Cork University Teaching Hospitals Health Research Day
Hartigan, I. O'Connell, E. Hughes, M. Hayes, C. Cummins, A. Noonan, B. & Fehin, P; (2008) An Evaluation of the Lecturer Practitioner Role 2nd UCC / Cork University Teaching Hospitals Health Research Day UCC: Cork, , 01-JAN-08 [Details]
(2008)Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research Conference Liverpool
Hartigan, I. O'Connell, E. Hughes, M. Hayes, C. Cummins, A. Noonan, B. Fehin, P.; (2008) An Evaluation of the Lecturer Practitioner Role Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research Conference Liverpool RCN: Liverpool, , 01-JAN-08 [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association (AIGNA) Treasurer (2012-2015), Secretary (2008-2011), Executive Committee01-OCT-08 / 01-OCT-15
Cork-Kerry Gerontological Nursing Development Group Committee Member (2001-2008)02-APR-01 / 30-APR-08
An Bord Altranais Registered General Nurse Division01-APR-91 /

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2011)International Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons Dublin,
Wills, T., Fehin, P. Callen, B.; (2011) A Pilot Study Exploring the Knowledge of Older Adults about their Weight Status (BMI). [Oral Presentation], International Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons Dublin, Royal College of Surgeons Dublin, Ireland , 24-FEB-11 - 24-FEB-11. [Details]
(2011)University of Tennessee Medical Centre Nursing Research Day,
Wills, T., Fehin, P. & Callen, B. ; (2011) Knowledge of Body Mass Index and Motivation to change in Irish and American Older Adults. [Peer Reviewed Published Proceedings], University of Tennessee Medical Centre Nursing Research Day, . [Details]
(2010)School of Nursing and Midwifery Conference, UCC,
Wills, T., Fehin, P., Callen, B. ; (2010) A Pilot Study to Explore the Knowledge of Older Adults about their Weight Status (BMI). [Poster Presentation], School of Nursing and Midwifery Conference, UCC, Cork , 15-OCT-10 - 15-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010)Research Conference, Trinity College, Dublin,
Wills, T., Fehin, P., Callen, B. ; (2010) A Pilot Study to Explore the Knowledge of Older Adults about their Weight Status (BMI). [Oral Presentation], Research Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin , 04-NOV-10 - 04-NOV-10. [Details]
(2008)7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference,
O'Connell E., Hartigan I., Cummins A., Hughes M., Hayes C., Noonan B.,Fehin P.; (2008) An Evaluation of the Role Lecturer Practitioner role. [Oral Presentation], 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08. [Details]
(2005)National Council for Nursing & Midwifery annual conference,
Fehin P; (2005) Essence of Care. [Poster Presentation], National Council for Nursing & Midwifery annual conference, Dublin , 01-NOV-05 - 01-NOV-05. [Details]
(2004)Clinical Facilitation in Psychiatry and Gerontological Nursing¿ at the NMPDU 1st annual conference,
Fehin P; (2004) Strategy for Developing a Post Graduate Evidenced Based Learning Culture in Clinical Practice. [Poster Presentation], Clinical Facilitation in Psychiatry and Gerontological Nursing¿ at the NMPDU 1st annual conference, Cork , 01-SEP-04 - 01-SEP-04. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association (AIGNA) Treasurer (2012-2015), Secretary (2008-2011) & Executive Committee Member (Founder Member)2008 / 2010

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer-Practitioner (Nursing)01-SEP-05 /
HSE - St. Finbarrs Hospital Clinical Facilitator for Higher Diploma Gerontological Nursing Course/
HSE - Kerry General Hospital Clinical Placement Co-ordinator/
HSE - Cork University Hospital Clinical Placement Co-ordinator/

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2001University College Cork DiplomaLaw
1994St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin 4 CERTIFICATE IN NURSINGIntensive Care Nursing
1990Romford College of Nursing & Midwifery CERTIFICATE IN NURSINGNeuromedical & Neurosurgical Nursing (ENB148)
2009Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MScHealthcare Ethics & Law
2003University College Cork BCLCivil Law
1999University College Dublin Bachelor of Nursing StudiesNursing

Other Activities

 Description

'Evaluation of the Role of Lecturer-Practitioner' research study 2007 (one of 7 researchers) – study results have aided the development of the lecturer-Practitioner role in the support of undergraduate nursing students

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests


 Under-Graduate Teaching 2018/2019:
NU1032 Fundamental Knowledge and Skills for Nursing Practice
NU1048 The Profession of Nursing: Professional Practice Law & Ethics
NU2059 Health Ageing & Life-Cycle Perspectives: Nursing with Older People 
NU3076 Professional Issues, Teaching & Learning and the Development of Disciplinary Knowledge for Nursing Practice
NU3092 Health Ageing & Life-Cycle: Perspectives on Nursing with Older People 
NU4074 Health Care Ethics, Law & Patient Safety


Post-Graduate Teaching 2018/2019:
NU4027 Nursing Ethics
NU5048 Professional, Ethical and Legal Practice, Communication Aspects of Prescribing
NU6078 Ageing and Older People: Bio Psychosocial Perspectives

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