Research Profile

Mary Rose Day

Biography

                          

Dr. Mary Rose Day is a registered nurse, midwife, and public health nurse and an honours graduate from the School of Nursing and Midwifery in UCC. She holds a diploma in management, postgraduate degree in Public Health Nursing, Masters in Social Service Administration and a Doctorate Nursing in the area of self-neglect. She is a College Lecturer, co-ordinator of the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing in the Community and teaches across postgraduate (Public Health Nursing/Nursing in the Community & Gerontological Nursing) and undergraduate programmes with particular focus on public health nursing and older adults. She is involved in postgraduate interdisciplinary training on elder abuse and self-neglect in partnership with the School of Social Work in UCC and the Senior Case Worker from the HSE.  Mary Rose has held a range of nursing and management posts in acute and community settings.   She supervises students’ research projects in undergraduate, postgraduate and masters programmes.

Her areas of expertise include self-neglect, adults and older people, life story work, family carers and community nursing. She has a particular interest in people who are marginalised/ disadvantaged/ vulnerable or living in poverty across communities. She has numerous publications in both peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed journals and co-authored book chapters. She has been disseminating her research findings, presenting workshops and symposia at national and international conferences since her initial appointment to UCC in 2004. She has been an invited guest speaker to CARDI, National Centre for Protection of Older People and the HSE.  She has numerous publications in both peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed journals and co-authored book chapters. At a national level she makes a contribution to the development and enhancement of public health nursing through the Institute of Community Health Nursing (ICHN). She and is a member of the ICHN Research implementation group working with academic and clinical nurse leaders nationally in supporting and facilitating evidence based practice and public health nursing. She is also a member of the Institute of Community Health Nursing (ICHN), Association of Gerontolgical Nursing and the Ageing Research Cluster of the Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century.  She is co-ordinating ISS21 Ageing cluster since April 2014.  

Research Interests

Community Nursing, Public Health Nursing, Family Carers, Self-Neglect and Older Adults.

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2013)'Interview with Barry O Brien'
Day M.R. (2013) 'Interview with Barry O Brien' In: McCarthy G. & Fitzpatrick J (eds). Leadership in Action (eds.). Dublin: Oak Tree. [Details]
(2012)'Chapter 12 Alice Leahy'
Day M.R. (2012) 'Chapter 12 Alice Leahy' In: Leadership in Action. Cork: Oak Tree Press. [Details]
(2010)'The Power of Life Story Books'
Day, MR; Wills, T; McCarthy, G; Fitzpatrick, J; (2010) 'The Power of Life Story Books' In: Ageing Well: Gerontological Education for Nurses and Other Health Professionals. America: Jones & Barlett. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2015)'A national cross sectional study of community nurses and social workers knowledge of Self-Neglect'
Day, M.R. McCarthy, G. (2015) 'A national cross sectional study of community nurses and social workers knowledge of Self-Neglect'. Age and Ageing, [Details]
(2015)'Self-Neglect a case study: implications for practice'
Day, M.R. Mulcahy, H. Leahy-Warren, P. Downey, J. (2015) 'Self-Neglect a case study: implications for practice'. British Journal of Community Nursing, 20 (2):585-590 [Details]
(2014)'Constipation and the pros and cons of laxatives for older adults'
Day M.R. Wills T. & Coffey A. (2014) 'Constipation and the pros and cons of laxatives for older adults'. Nursing and Residential Care, 16 (4):2-4 [Details]
(2014)'Community-dwelling women's knowledge of urinary incontinence'
Day M.R., Leahy-Warren P., Loughran S. & O’ Sullivan E (2014) 'Community-dwelling women's knowledge of urinary incontinence'. British Journal of Community Nursing, 19 (11):534-538 [Details]
(2013)'Primary Health Care: Comparing Public Health Nursing Models in Ireland and Norway'
Clancy, A. Leahy-Warren, P. Day, MR. Mulcahy, H (2013) 'Primary Health Care: Comparing Public Health Nursing Models in Ireland and Norway'. Nursing Research and Practice, [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Perceptions and views of self neglect: A client-centred perspective'
Day, MR; Leahy-Warren, P; McCarthy, G; (2013) 'Perceptions and views of self neglect: A client-centred perspective'. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 33 (2):145-156 [Details]
(2012)'Professional Social Workers' Views on Self-Neglect: an exploratory Study'
Day, M.R. McCarthy, G. & Leahy-Warren, P.; (2012) 'Professional Social Workers' Views on Self-Neglect: an exploratory Study'. British Journal of Social Work, 42 (4):725-743 [Details]
(2012)'Self-Neglect: A Hidden Killer'
Day, MR (2012) 'Self-Neglect: A Hidden Killer'. The Boolean, 3 :15-18 [Details]
(2012)'2012) Older people and laxative use: comparison between community and long-term care settings'
Cusack S, Day MR, Wills T, Coffey A (2012) '2012) Older people and laxative use: comparison between community and long-term care settings'. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 11, 21(12 (21):711-4-716-7 [Details]
(2010)'Protection of vulnerable adults: an interdisciplinary workshop'
Day, MR; Bantry-White, E; Glavin, P; (2010) 'Protection of vulnerable adults: an interdisciplinary workshop'. Community Practitioner, 83 (9):29-32 [Details]
(2010)'Editorial Self-Neglect: A Challenge and a Dilemma'
Day, MR; (2010) 'Editorial Self-Neglect: A Challenge and a Dilemma'. Archives Psychiatric Nursing, 24 (2):73-75 [Details]
(2009)'Professional Views on Self-Neglect: An Exploratory Study'
Day, M.R., McCarthy, G. & Leahy-Warren, P.; (2009) 'Professional Views on Self-Neglect: An Exploratory Study'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 178 (8) [Details]
(2009)'Discharge planning: the role of discharge co-ordinator'
Day, M.R., McCarthy, G. & Coffey, A. ; (2009) 'Discharge planning: the role of discharge co-ordinator'. Nursing Older People, 21 (1):26-32 [Details]
(2008)'A Biographical Approach'
Day, M.R., Wills, T.; (2008) 'A Biographical Approach'. Nursing Older People, 20 (6):22-24 [Details]
(2008)'Elder Abuse: A hidden and complex community health issue'
Day, M. R., & Leahy-Warren, P. ; (2008) 'Elder Abuse: A hidden and complex community health issue'. Nursing in the Community, [Details]
(2008)'Self-Neglect 1: Recognizing Features and Risk Factors'
Day, M. R. Leahy-Warren, P. ; (2008) 'Self-Neglect 1: Recognizing Features and Risk Factors'. Nursing Times Research, 104 (24):26-27 [Details]
(2008)'Self-Neglect 2: Nursing Assessment and Management'
Day, M. R. Leahy-Warren, P. ; (2008) 'Self-Neglect 2: Nursing Assessment and Management'. Nursing Times Research, 104 :25-28 [Details]
(2008)'Guided Learning Portfolio Self-Neglect'
Day, M. R. Leahy-Warren, P. ; (2008) 'Guided Learning Portfolio Self-Neglect'. www.nursingtimes.net, :1-7 [Details]
(2008)'Valuing the person¿s story: Use of life story books in a continuing care setting'
Wills, T. & Day, M.R. ; (2008) 'Valuing the person¿s story: Use of life story books in a continuing care setting'. Clinical Interventions in Ageing, 3 (3):547-552 [Details]
(2007)'Contribution of Public Health Nursing in Ireland to Person-Centred Care'
Leahy-Warren, P., Day, MR. & Mulcahy, H.; (2007) 'Contribution of Public Health Nursing in Ireland to Person-Centred Care'. Nursing In The Community, * (*):*-* [Details]
(2007)'Key Players in a Supporting Role'
Day, M.R.; (2007) 'Key Players in a Supporting Role'. Nursing In The Community, 8 ((1)):37-38 [Details]
(2007)'Dementia: Person Centred Care'
Wills, T., Day, M.R.; (2007) 'Dementia: Person Centred Care'. World of Irish Nursing, 15 (5):35-36 [Details]
(2007)'Patient Primacy'
Leahy-Warren, P. Day, M. R. & Mulcahy, H. ; (2007) 'Patient Primacy'. Nursing in the Community, 8 (3):8-9 [Details]
(2006)'Carers in Need of Direction'
Day, M. R.; (2006) 'Carers in Need of Direction'. Nursing In The Community, 7 (2):29-30 [Details]
(2006)'Thumbs up for PHN led clinics'
Mulcahy, H., Leahy-Warren, P., Day,M.R.; (2006) 'Thumbs up for PHN led clinics'. Nursing In The Community, 7 (4):29-30 [Details]
(2006)'Thumbs up for PHN –led clinics Nursing in the Community Journal Nursing in the Community'
Mulcahy, H. Leahy-Warren, P. Day, M. R. (; (2006) 'Thumbs up for PHN –led clinics Nursing in the Community Journal Nursing in the Community'. Nursing In The Community, 7 (4):29-30 [Details]
(2006)'Supporting Carers '
Day, M. R.; (2006) 'Supporting Carers '. Nursing In The Community, 6 (4):18-19 [Details]
(2007)'Dementia: Person Centred Care'
Day, M.R., Wills, T.; (2007) 'Dementia: Person Centred Care'. World of Irish Nursing, * (*):*-* [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2009)57th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society Spires
Day, MR. McCarthy, G. Leahy-Warren, P. ; (2009) Professional views on self-neglect: an exploratory study 57th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society Spires Irish Journal of Medical Science, [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2001)Incontinence a Hidden Issue.
Day, M.R.; (2001) Incontinence a Hidden Issue. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2006Funding to undertake Research Life Story Work ¿4,000 Cork Miller Trust Award Institute of Community Health Nursing (SHB)
20071st Prize Award Poster Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (International Conference)

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
An Board Altranais, Irish Nurses Registration Body30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
Irish Nurses Organisation *30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
Gerontological Nurse Development Group Association *30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Assocciation for Continence Advise UK Member1997 / 2002
Irish Continence Interest Group Secretary Went as Irish representative at Inagural Planning Meeting for International Continence Conference, Le Toquet, France, March 20001997 / 2002
Institute of Community Health Nursing Member1996 / 1899
Irish Red Cross (Community Care Working Group) Member of working group Member of editing committee on Carers Handbook2003 / 1899
Partnership Working Group on project "Improving Access and Avaiblity of the Home Help Service to the Elderly 20002-2004 Secretary2002 / 2004

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC College Lecturer01-SEP-06 /
School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC (secondment basis). Lecturer01-SEP-04 / 01-SEP-06
Health Service Executive (formerly the Southern Health Board) Cork & Kerry Development Manager, Services for Carers01-JAN-00 / 01-JAN-04
Southern Health Board (SHB) Discharge Co-ordinator01-JAN-99 / 01-JAN-00

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1995Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin DiplomaDiploma in Management
1998University College, Cork MA-
1997University College, Cork BSc (Nursing)Nursing
1996University College, Cork DiplomaHigher Diploma in Public Health Nursing

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
NMPDU
Designing and implementing a practice development project

Other Activities

 Description

Caring for the Carer Fire Safety in the Home Coping with Loss Eat Well to be Well Legal Matters SHB Services Coping with Bladder and Bowel Problems Promoting Safety and Independnce in the Home

Carers In Focus Conference Booklet

Published three times annually established in September 2000 and was key person in relation to publishing 10,000 copies three times a year to September 2004

Project Manager for the Development of vidoe "Eat Well to Be Well". This programme was then rolled out to community groups in 2004 with carers being trained as facilitators of programme.

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Public Health Nursing , Community nursing and Older people, Clinical Governance and Leadership Interdisciplinary teaching Self-Neglect, Elder Abuse and Hoarding

 

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