Mrs Claire Quinn

BNS., Dip., M.Sc

Contact Details


Nursing & Midwifery
3rd Floor
Aras Moyola
National University of Ireland, Galway
University Road

T: 00353-91-49350
M: 00 353 87 2390942
E: claire.quinn@nuigalway.ie
W: Twitter:@koolquinny99
 
researcher

Biography

Ms Claire Quinn, RGN, MSc, BNS (hons), PGD Palliative Care, ONC.
Claire Quinn was appointed Lecturer (fixed term) to the School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway in 2016.  Claire has been involved with the School of Nursing since 2011 and was appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer in 2015. Claire is Programme Director for the MHSc Children's Palliative/Complex Care and the MHSc Public Health Nurse Registration Programme.
Claire has a extensive clinical and executive management experience in general and community nursing in the UK, Canada and Ireland and has held positions as Clinical Nurse Specialist within two specialities. She has been involved in Nurse Education since 1997 undertaking Clinical Education modules and is currently undertaking a PhD in Health Research. 
Claire has been at the forefront of developments around children's palliative care since her work within paediatric disability/oncology and community care and has been an active participant/advocate in the development of children's palliative care as an emerging speciality. Claire was a Ministerial appointment as contributor to the National Policy for Children's Palliative Care (DoHC 2010) and participates on the National Development Committee (Chaired by the HSE) charged with overseeing policy implementation. 
Claire lectures at undergraduate and post-graduate level on nursing practice, community nursing and paediatric palliative care. She is supervisor and examiner for the MHSc research programmes and has led and participated on several national children's palliative care research studies to date.  This work is supported through a commitment to evidence based practice and dissemination as evidenced as Co-Chair/Organiser of the International Paediatric Palliative Care Conferences held in Ireland two yearly.
Claire led on the design and implementation of Ireland's first Children's Palliative and Complex Care MHSc for nurses working in Hospital and Community settings established by NUI Galway. This new programme has already been nominated by Gradireland for two prominent awards.

Research Interests

Qualitative research, Delphi Study, Grounded Theory

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Prioritisation of future research topics in paediatric palliative care in Ireland: a Delphi Study'
Quinn, Ling, Mc Carthy, Devins, Twomey, O'Reilly (2017) 'Prioritisation of future research topics in paediatric palliative care in Ireland: a Delphi Study'. International journal of palliative nursing, 23 (2):88-97 [Details]
(2016) 'Evaluating a pilot paediatric hospice at home service'
Hilis,R. Quinn, C.LIng, J. Brenner. M. (2016) 'Evaluating a pilot paediatric hospice at home service'. International journal of palliative nursing, 22 (2):90-97 [Details]
(2016) 'Family and helath care professionals perceptions of a pilot Hospice at Home Programme for Children : a qualitative study'
Brenner, M. Quinn, C, Connolly, M. Cawley, D (2016) 'Family and helath care professionals perceptions of a pilot Hospice at Home Programme for Children : a qualitative study'. BMC palliative care, 15 (89) [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Findings from an Organisational children's palliative care learning needs assessment'
Quinn, C. and Hilis, R. (2015) 'Findings from an Organisational children's palliative care learning needs assessment'. International journal of palliative nursing, 21 (12):596-601 [Details]
(2012) 'Irish Reflections on care: the therapeutic use of syringe drivers in community children’s palliative care: Kate’s Story'
Quinn, C (2012) 'Irish Reflections on care: the therapeutic use of syringe drivers in community children’s palliative care: Kate’s Story'. Paediatric nursing, [Details]
(2011) '‘Caring for a child with palliative care needs in Ireland: The Experiences of Community Specialist Palliative Care Nurses’'
Quinn, C. and Bailey, M. (2011) '‘Caring for a child with palliative care needs in Ireland: The Experiences of Community Specialist Palliative Care Nurses’'. International Journal Of Palliative Nursing, 17 (11):561-567 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2016) Rome 3rd Murrazza International conference on children’ s palliative care:
Quinn (2016) Evaluating the impact of Ireland’s only module on children’s palliative care within an Irish Postgraduate Diploma in Palliative Care’ Rome 3rd Murrazza International conference on children’ s palliative care: [Details]
(2016) 2nd International Collaborative Children’s Palliative Care Conference, Farmleigh, 2016
Quinn Claire (2016) Development of the PaedPAL TASK (Tool for Assessing Skills and Knowledge) to assist professional learning and development in children’s palliative care nursing’ 2nd International Collaborative Children’s Palliative Care Conference, Farmleigh, 2016 [Details]
(2016) 2nd International Collaborative Children’s Palliative Care Conference, Farmleigh, April 2016
Quinn (2016) ‘Prioritisation of future research topics in Paediatric Palliative Care in Ireland: A Delphi Study 2nd International Collaborative Children’s Palliative Care Conference, Farmleigh, April 2016 [Details]
(2015) : 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, NUI Galway
Quinn, Claire (2015) A Rainbow of Learning Requirements- findings from a survey of health care professionals working at Irelands Children’s Hospice’ : 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, NUI Galway [Details]
(2014) Rome 2nd Murrazza International conference on children’ s palliative care:
Quinn, Claire (2014) ’Seeking excellence: a baseline study of the clinical learning needs of staff within Irelands only children’s hospice’ Rome 2nd Murrazza International conference on children’ s palliative care: [Details]
(2014) 1st Children's Palliative Care Conference: Connecting Home, Hospital & Hospice. A Multidisciplinary International Conference
Quinn, Claire (2014) 360 through Children’s Palliative care 1st Children's Palliative Care Conference: Connecting Home, Hospital & Hospice. A Multidisciplinary International Conference [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2016) Evaluation of the national children's palliative care programme.
Insight Researchers, Quinn, C, Reynolds S. (2016) Evaluation of the national children's palliative care programme. DoH/IHF, DOH/IHF Dublin. [DOI] [Details]
(2010) Palliative care for children with life limiting conditions in Ireland - A National Policy.
Department of Health and Children (2010) Palliative care for children with life limiting conditions in Ireland - A National Policy. DoH, Dublin. [DOI] [Details]
(2013) The Respite Requirements of Children with Palliative Care Needs.
Quinn, Ling and Murray (2013) The Respite Requirements of Children with Palliative Care Needs. Irish Hospice Foundation, Irish Hospice Foundation. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Children with life limiting conditions: establishing accurate prevalence figures'
Ling, Quinn, Balfe, Devins and O'Reilly (2015) 'Children with life limiting conditions: establishing accurate prevalence figures' Irish Medical Journal, . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) 2nd International Collaborative Children’s Palliative Care Conference, Farmleigh,,
Quinn Claire (2016) Chair. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 2nd International Collaborative Children’s Palliative Care Conference, Farmleigh,, Dublin , 01-MAY-16 - 07-MAY-16. [Details]
(2014) : 1st Children's Palliative Care Conference: Connecting Home, Hospital & Hospice. A Multidisciplinary International Conference Dublin,
Quinn, Claire (2014) organiser/ committee member/ Scientific Committee. [Conference Organising Committee Member], : 1st Children's Palliative Care Conference: Connecting Home, Hospital & Hospice. A Multidisciplinary International Conference Dublin, Dublin , 02-JUL-14 - 30-DEC-15. [Details]
(2011) 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference,
Ms. Claire Quinn (2011) ‘Issues around caring for dying children: The experiences of community specialist palliative care nurses’. [Chaired Session], 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 09-NOV-11 - 09-NOV-11. [Details]
(2010) Childrens Hospice International,
Ms Claire Quinn/ Ms. Maria Bailey (2010) International childrens hospice and palliative care association annual conference. [Chaired Session], Childrens Hospice International, Washington DC, USA , 14-OCT-10 - 17-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010) Childrens Hospice International 21st Congress Washington DC, USA,
Ms Claire Quinn (2010) International childrens Hospice association annual international conference. [Chaired Session], Childrens Hospice International 21st Congress Washington DC, USA, Washington, USA , 14-OCT-10 - 17-OCT-10. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2016 Gradireland award-Nominated for development of innovative MSc CPC Grad Ireland
2015 NUI Galway Honorary Lecturer NUI Galway
2013 Biomnis Award in Educational Innovation Bionmis Ireland
2012 Nominated for Teaching and Excellence NUI Galway NUI Galway

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
IAPC (Irish Association for Palliative Care) member /
EAPC (European Association for Palliative Care) member /
International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) member /
IAPC Special Interest Group (Paediatric Palliative care) member /
CHI (Children’s Hospice International) member /
Irish Association of palliative care- Education and Research Group nominated chair 01-JAN-10 / 01-OCT-14

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
National Developement Group-Children's Palliative Care Member and contributer. Researcher. 11-FEB-10 / 01-JAN-13
National Policy Development Group To develop a national policy for children's palliative care 01-JUN-06 / 24-MAR-10

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
LauraLynn CHildren's Hospice Head of Education and Research 25-AUG-12 / 03-JUL-16
NUI Galway Fixed term Lecturer 03-JAN-11 / 01-JUL-12
Milford Hospice Limerick Clinical Nurse Specialist/Education Officer 25-SEP-00 / 29-DEC-10
Blackrock Clinic CNS /Practice Deavelopment 05-JUL-95 / 31-MAR-00

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2008 UL Postgraduate Diploma Palliative Care
2013 Current Student:End of Life Observatory, Lancaster University, UK PhD PhD student 2011- 2016
2010 UL Msc Palliative Care
1997 UCD Bachelor of Nursing Studies Nursing
1991 UCD ADVANCED CERTIFICATE (LEVEL 6) Orthopaedics

Consultancy

  Client Description
HSE/ Irish Hospice Foundation- Researcher- Respite Needs Analysis June 2012- Dec 2012
Co researcher:
UCD
Teaching on Post graduate diploma in palliative care
University of Limerick
Locum programme Director ( palliative care )

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Outreach Development /,Manager of the School of Nursing Twitter Account 01-SEP-16 /
Advocacy Public Awarenes Programme Children's Palliative Care Donegal 06-MAY-16 / 03-MAY-16
Policy Development National Policy for Children's Palliative Care 03-NOV-06 /

Reviews

  Journal Role
International journal of palliative nursing Reviewer

Teaching Interests

                       Teaching interests: Community care, children's palliative care, adult palliative care, research, clinical governance, documentation, orthopaedics, health care management.

Current Postgraduate Students (Taught)

  Name Degree Primary Supervisor
Mary Ryan Msc Y

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2016/17 Care of the child and family with life limiting illness NU 6444
2017/18 DNP_Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration NU 1103 Doctorate of Nursing Practice
2016/17 Service Improvement B NU 7439B PHN
2016/17 Leading and developing practice NU 405
2016/17 Practicum One NU 890 PHN
2017/18 Child and Maternal Health NU6585 PHN
2016/17 Child Health Surveillance, Welfare and Protection NU6885 PHN
2016/17 Service Improvement A NU 7439A PHN
2016/17 Promoting Population Health across the lifespan NU6751 PHN
2016/17 Practicum NU 891 PHN
2016/17 Essential Physical Assessment Skills NU607 PHN
2016/17 Chronic Care Nu 610
2016/17 QoL and Symptom Management NU6446 Children's palliative care
2016/17 Care of the child with Complex needs NU_UCD_6445