Research Profile

Elizabeth Weathers

Biography

Dr. Elizabeth Weathers currently works as Research Support Officer in the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, University College Cork. Her role involves coordination of a national study implementing advance care planning in long-term care settings. Elizabeth also teaches part-time in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC. She teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate modules, and supervises MSc students. Elizabeth completed her PhD in 2014 which was focused on the assessment of spirituality in individuals with chronic illness. She also works part-time as a Night Nurse with the Irish Cancer Society. Elizabeth was previously employed as a Research Assistant for Professor Geraldine McCarthy and was involved in many projects including international studies investigating nurses’ preferred end-of-life treatment options, nursing knowledge of advance directives, and nursing descriptions of caring. Furthermore, she was a member of the Planning Committee for the International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE) Annual Conference July 2013. Other qualifications held by Elizabeth include an Accreditation in Logotherapy and Existential Analysis from the Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in UCC.

Research Interests

Completed her PhD in November 2014. Elizabeth's thesis was focused on the concept of spirituality in individuals with chronic illness. Other research interests include palliative or end-of-life care, and care of the older adult.  

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2014)'Theory of Meaning'
Weathers, E. & Murphy, M. (2014) 'Theory of Meaning' In: Fitzpatrick, J.J. & McCarthy, G (eds). Theories Guiding Nursing Research and Practice. New York: Springer Publishing. [Details]
(2013)'Father Raymond Sweeney'
Weathers, E. (2013) 'Father Raymond Sweeney' In: Leadership in Action II: Influential Irish Men Nurses' Contribution to Society. Cork: Oak Tree Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2013)'Nurses’ preferred end-of-life treatment choices in five countries'
Coffey, A., McCarthy, G., Weathers, E., Friedman, I., et al. (2013) 'Nurses’ preferred end-of-life treatment choices in five countries'. International Nursing Review, [Details]
(2013)'Using the Theory of Planned Behaviour to explore student nurses intention to obtain the influenza vaccine'
Cornally, N., Deasy, E.A., McCarthy, G., Weathers, E. & Moran, J. (2013) 'Using the Theory of Planned Behaviour to explore student nurses intention to obtain the influenza vaccine'. British Journal of Nursing, [Details]
(2013)'Emergency nurses: procedures performed and competence in practice'
McCarthy, G., Cornally, N., O' Mahoney, C., White, G. and Weathers, E. (2013) 'Emergency nurses: procedures performed and competence in practice'. International Emergency Nursing, 21 (1):50-57 [Details]
(2011)'The impact of nurse prescribing on patients with osteoarthritis'
Creedon, R. & Weathers, E. ; (2011) 'The impact of nurse prescribing on patients with osteoarthritis'. British Journal of Community Nursing, 16 (7):342-347 [Details]
(2011)'The Impact of Osteoarthritis on Psychological Wellbeing'
Weathers, E. & Creedon, R. ; (2011) 'The Impact of Osteoarthritis on Psychological Wellbeing'. British Journal of Nursing, 20 (4):243-246 [Details]
(2014)'Concept analysis of spirituality: an evolutionary approach'
Weathers, E., McCarthy, G., & Coffey, A. (2014) 'Concept analysis of spirituality: an evolutionary approach'. Nursing Forum, [Details]
(2013)'Student nurses' intention to get the influenza vaccine'
Cornally N, Ann Deasy E, McCarthey G, McAuley C, Moran J, Weathers E, McAuley C (2013) 'Student nurses' intention to get the influenza vaccine'. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 22 (21):1207-1211 [Details]
(2013)'Emergency nurses: Procedures performed and competence in practice'
McCarthy, G,Cornally, N,Mahoney, CO,White, G,Weathers, E (2013) 'Emergency nurses: Procedures performed and competence in practice'. International Emergency Nursing, 21 :50-57 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'The Irish national stroke awareness campaign: a stroke of success?'
Hartigan I, O'Connell E, O'Brien S, Weathers E, Cornally N, Kilonzo B, McCarthy G (2014) 'The Irish national stroke awareness campaign: a stroke of success?'. Applied nursing research : ANR, [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Admission to residential care: the changing role of relatives'
O' Shea, F., Weathers, E., and McCarthy, G. (2014) 'Admission to residential care: the changing role of relatives'. RCN Nursing Older People, [Details]
(2013)'Nurses' preferred end-of-life treatment choices in five countries'
Coffey, A. and McCarthy, G. and Weathers, E. and Friedman, M. I. and Gallo, K. and Ehrenfeld, M. and Itzhaki, M. and Chan, S. and Li, W. H. and Poletti, P. and Zanotti, R. and Molloy, D. W. and McGlade, C. and Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2013) 'Nurses' preferred end-of-life treatment choices in five countries'. Int Nurs Rev, 60 (3):313-9 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Nurses’ knowledge of advanced directives and perceived confidence in end-of-life care'
Coffey, A., McCarthy, G., Weathers, E., Friedman, I., Gallo, K., Ehrenfeld, M., Itzhaki, M., Chan, S., Li, W., Poletti, P., Zanotti, R., Molloy, W., McGlade, C., and Fitzpatrick, J.J. (2014) 'Nurses’ knowledge of advanced directives and perceived confidence in end-of-life care'. Nursing & Health Sciences, [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2013)32nd Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference
Elizabeth Weathers, Geraldine McCarthy, Alice Coffey (2013) An Evolutionary Concept Analysis of Spirituality 32nd Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Dublin [Oral Presentation], , 20-FEB-13 - 21-FEB-13 [Details]
(2012)School of Nursing and Midwifery Annual Research Conference
Weathers, E., McCarthy, G., Coffey, A (2012) Spirituality: A Review of Previous Concept Analyses School of Nursing and Midwifery Annual Research Conference University College Cork [Poster Presentation], [Details]
(2012)RCN International Nursing Conference
Coffey, A., McCarthy,G., Fitzpatrick,J., Weathers, E., Friedman, E.M., Gallo,K., Ehrenfeld,M., Itzhaki,M., Molloy, W., Glade, C (2012) Advance Care Directives: Knowledge and Attitudes of Nurses in Ireland, U.S. and Israel RCN International Nursing Conference London [Oral Presentation], , 23-APR-12 - 25-APR-12 [Details]
(2012)31st Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference
Coffey, A., McCarthy, G., Molloy, W., Weathers, E. and McGlade, C. (2012) Advance directives: knowledge and attitudes of nurses, midwives and doctors 31st Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin [Oral presentation], [Details]
(2011)The Inagural National Conference of Nurse and Midwife Prescribing [Poster Presentation]
Creedon, R. & Weathers, E. (2011) The impact of nurse prescribing on patients with osteoarthritis The Inagural National Conference of Nurse and Midwife Prescribing [Poster Presentation] School of Medicine and Health, UCC, , 09-SEP-11 - 09-SEP-11 [Details]
(2011)11th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference [Oral Presentation]
Coffey, A., McCarthy, G., Molloy, W., McGlade, C. and Weathers, E. [Oral Presentation] (2011) Advance care directives: knowledge and attitudes of nurse, midwives and doctors 11th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference [Oral Presentation] University College Cork, [Details]
(2011)11th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference [Oral Presentation]
Cornally, N., Deasy, E.A., McCarthy, G., Weathers, E. and Moran, J. (2011) Student nurses intention to obtain the influenza vaccine 11th Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference [Oral Presentation] University College Cork, [Details]
(2012)The National Stroke Awareness Campaign: A Stroke of Success?
Hartigan, I,O'Connell, L,Kilonzo, B,O'Brien, S,Weathers, E,Cornally, N,McCarthy, G (2012) IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE The National Stroke Awareness Campaign: A Stroke of Success? , pp.296-297 [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(2012)The Influence of Healthcare Professional's Confidence and Training in Palliative Care and Treatment Choices at the End-of-Life.
McGlade, C,Timmons, S,Coffey, A,Weathers, E,Pope, G,Goggin, C,Molloy, W (2012) The Influence of Healthcare Professional's Confidence and Training in Palliative Care and Treatment Choices at the End-of-Life. Abstract [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]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2013Doctoral Travel Bursary College of Medicine and Health, UCC
2010Dr HH Stewart Medical Scholarships (Nursing Award) National University of Ireland

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Registered General Nurse15-OCT-10 /

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2012)RCSI 31st Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference,
Cornally, N., Deasy, E.A., McCarthy, G., Weathers, E. and Moran, J. (2012) Student nurses intention to obtain the influenza vaccine. RCSI 31st Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, . [Details]
(2012)RCSI 31st Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference,
Cornally, N., Deasy, E.A., McCarthy, G., Weathers, E. and Moran, J. (2012) Student nurses intention to obtain the influenza vaccine. RCSI 31st Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, . [Details]
(2013)32nd Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference,
Elizabeth Weathers, Geraldine McCarthy, Alice Coffey (2013) An Evolutionary Concept Analysis of Spirituality. [Oral Presentation], 32nd Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin , 20-FEB-13 - 21-FEB-13. [Details]
(2013)32nd Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference,
Elizabeth Weathers, Geraldine McCarthy, Alice Coffey (2013) An Evolutionary Concept Analysis of Spirituality. [Oral Presentation], 32nd Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Research and Education Conference, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin , 20-FEB-13 - 21-FEB-13. [Details]
(2013)5th International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality,
Weathers, E., McCarthy, G., and Coffey, A. (2013) Transcending the Changes of Ageing: A Neo-Conceptual Framework of Spirituality. [Oral Presentation], 5th International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality, University of Edinburgh , 07-JUL-13 - 10-JUL-13. [Details]
(2014)3rd International Conference of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality,
Weathers, E. (2014) A neo-conceptual framework of spirituality. [Oral Presentation], 3rd International Conference of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality, Ashridge House, Berkhamsted, UK , 19-MAY-14 - 21-MAY-14. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Irish Cancer Society Night Nurse/
University College Cork Research Assistant27-APR-11 / 27-SEP-13
University College Cork PhD Studentship01-OCT-13 / 30-SEP-14
University College Cork Research Support Officer03-NOV-14 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2010UCC BSc (Nursing)General Nursing
2014University College Cork Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed.Teaching and Learning
2014University College Cork PhDNursing/Health

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
British Journal Of Community Nursing Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

Member of the Spirituality Interest Group led by Professor Fiona Timmins, Trinity College Dublin.

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Elizabeth has experience teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Modules include general nursing, research methods, care of the older adult, spiritual care, and palliative care. She also supervises MSc students in the School. She has also worked for the Disability Support Services in UCC which offers one-to-one tutoring for students. Elizabeth has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning at UCC.

Contact details

  • Elizabeth Weathers
    Research Support Officer
  • e.weathers@ucc.ie
  • Clinical Gerontology & Rehabilitation
    University College Cork, @ St. Finbarr'S Hospital
    Douglas Road
    Cork.
  • 00353214923310

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