Laura Dempsey

Lecturer Above The Bar BA, RGN, RNT, BNS, Dip CHSE, MSc.

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Centre for Nursing Studies
IDA Business Park
Lower Dangan
Galway

T: Ext. 5353
E: laura.dempsey@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Laura Dempsey is a lecturer in the School of Nursing & Midwifery at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Laura is a registered general nurse and worked clinically both nationally and internationally before embarking on a career in academia. Laura is programme director for the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Palliative Care) and is module leader on a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate nursing modules. Laura's research interests are in dementia and end of life care which are the focus of her PhD research.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'The unmet palliative care needs of those dying with dementia'
Dempsey, L., Dowling, M., Larkin, P., Murphy, K. (2015) 'The unmet palliative care needs of those dying with dementia'. International journal of palliative nursing, 21 (3):24-31 [Details]
(2015) 'Oral formulations of fentanyl products and the benefit of their use in breakthrough cancer pain'
Handsaker, S., Dempsey, L., Fabby, C. (2015) 'Oral formulations of fentanyl products and the benefit of their use in breakthrough cancer pain'. International journal of palliative nursing, 21 (5):58-61 [Details]
(2014) 'Reminiscence in dementia: A concept analysis'
Dempsey, L,Murphy, K,Cooney, A,Casey, D,O'Shea, E,Devane, D,Jordan, F,Hunter, A (2014) 'Reminiscence in dementia: A concept analysis'. Dementia-International Journal Of Social Research And Practice, 13 :176-192 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) ''Seeing me through my memories': a grounded theory study on using reminiscence with people with dementia living in long-term care'
Cooney, A,Hunter, A,Murphy, K,Casey, D,Devane, D,Smyth, S,Dempsey, L,Murphy, E,Jordan, F,O'Shea, E (2014) ''Seeing me through my memories': a grounded theory study on using reminiscence with people with dementia living in long-term care'. Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 23 :3564-3574 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Exploration of the meaning of connectedness for older people in long-term care in context of their quality of life: a review and commentary'
Cooney A, Dowling M, Gannon ME, Dempsey L, Murphy K (2014) 'Exploration of the meaning of connectedness for older people in long-term care in context of their quality of life: a review and commentary'. International journal of older people nursing, 9 (3):192-199 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Maximising stakeholder involvement: The process of developing the DARES structured education reminiscence programme'
Casey, D., Cooney, A., O Shea, E., Dempsey, L., Smyth, S., Hunter, A., Murphy, E., Devane, D., Jordan, F., Murphy, K. (2014) 'Maximising stakeholder involvement: The process of developing the DARES structured education reminiscence programme'. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 10 (4):731-732 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Reminiscence in dementia: A concept analysis'
Dempsey, L., Murphy, K., Cooney, A., Casey, D., O Shea, E., Devane, D., Jordan, F., Hunter, A (2014) 'Reminiscence in dementia: A concept analysis'. Dementia, 13 (2):176-192 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Grading clinical guidelines for the use of transmucosal immediate-release fentanyl products in breakthrough pain'
Handsaker, S., Dempsey, L., Fabby, C (2013) 'Grading clinical guidelines for the use of transmucosal immediate-release fentanyl products in breakthrough pain'. International journal of palliative nursing, 19 (2):60-65 [Details]
(2013) 'Developing a structured education reminiscence-based programme for staff in long-stay care facilities in Ireland'
Cooney, A,O'Shea, E,Casey, D,Murphy, K,Dempsey, L,Smyth, S,Hunter, A,Murphy, E,Devane, D,Jordan, F (2013) 'Developing a structured education reminiscence-based programme for staff in long-stay care facilities in Ireland'. Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 22 :1977-1987 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Identifying and treating depression at the end of life and among the bereaved'
Handsaker, S., Dempsey, L. (2012) 'Identifying and treating depression at the end of life and among the bereaved'. International Journal Of Palliative Nursing, 18 (2):91-97 [Details]
(2012) 'Anger: a common form of psychological distress among patients at the end of life'
O Grady, E., Dempsey, L., Fabby, C. (2012) 'Anger: a common form of psychological distress among patients at the end of life'. International journal of palliative nursing, 18 (12):592-596 [Details]
(2011) 'Investigating the Reliability and Validity of the Waterlow Risk Assessment Scale: A Literature Review Clinical Nursing Research'
Walsh, B.,Dempsey, L. (2011) 'Investigating the Reliability and Validity of the Waterlow Risk Assessment Scale: A Literature Review Clinical Nursing Research'. Clinical Nursing Research, 20 (2):197-208 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) 'The Experiences of Irish Nurse Lecturers Role Transition from Clinician to Educator'
Dempsey, L. (2007) 'The Experiences of Irish Nurse Lecturers Role Transition from Clinician to Educator'. International Journal Of Nursing Education Scholarship, 4 (1) [ARAN Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference
Dempsey, L (2015) The complexities of conducting sensitive interviews using an IPA approach 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference School of Nursing & Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway, , 30-MAR-15 - 31-MAR-15 [Details]
(2015) 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference
Dempsey, L., Dowling, M., Larkin, P., Murphy, K. (2015) Palliative care for those dying with dementia 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference School of Nursing & Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway, , 30-MAR-15 - 31-MAR-15 [Details]
(2015) 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference
McDonnell, A., Dempsey, L. (2015) Nursing Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference School of Nursing & Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway, , 30-MAR-15 - 31-MAR-15 [Details]
(2011) 3rd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference. National University of Ireland Galway
Dempsey L., Cooney M.A., van der Putten, D., Hunter, A., (2011) Students' experience of a student-to-student mentoring programme 3rd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference. National University of Ireland Galway [Details]
(2011) 3rd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway
McCarthy, B., Byrne, E., Dempsey, L., Meagher, C., Mee, L., & Mooney, B. (2011) Professional practice concerns for students entering the transition from student to registered nurse 3rd International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway [Details]
(2007) Citizenship: Responding to the Challenge of Dementia. University of Stirling, UK
Murphy, K. Cooney, A. O’Shea, E. Casey, D. & Dempsey, L (2007) The quality of life of older people with dementia in residential care in Ireland. Workshop Paper Citizenship: Responding to the Challenge of Dementia. University of Stirling, UK [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2006) Sharing Best Practice conference,
Dempsey, L., Meagher, C., Burke, E., Davitt, J., Morris, D., McMenamin, R., Vine, S. (2006) Implementing an assessment tool to evaluate hand washing. [Chaired Session], Sharing Best Practice conference, Galway , 23-FEB-06 - 23-FEB-06. [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2010) Simulation as a teaching Startegy: Cardiac Arrest and Breaking Bad News.
McCarthy, B. Byrne, E., Casey, D., Dempsey, L. Houghton, C., Meagher, C. and Mooney, B (2010) Simulation as a teaching Startegy: Cardiac Arrest and Breaking Bad News. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Analysing the Concept of Reminiscence Paper presented at the Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice Research Conference 2nd International Conference NUI Galway .
Dempsey, L.,Murphy, K.,Cooney, A.,Casey, D.,O Shea, E. (2009) Analysing the Concept of Reminiscence Paper presented at the Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice Research Conference 2nd International Conference NUI Galway . Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Concept analysis of reminiscence. Paper. Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, 2nd International Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, 6th - 7th April.
Dempsey, L., Cooney, A., Murphy, K., O’Shea, E., Casey, D. (2009) Concept analysis of reminiscence. Paper. Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, 2nd International Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, 6th - 7th April. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Quality of life of older people with dementia living in the community in Ireland Research paper presented at the Citizenship: Responding to the Challenges of Dementia 1st International Conference Stirling, Scotland.
Dempsey, L.,Cooney, A.,Murphy, K.,O' Shea, E.,Casey, D. (2007) Quality of life of older people with dementia living in the community in Ireland Research paper presented at the Citizenship: Responding to the Challenges of Dementia 1st International Conference Stirling, Scotland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Living with dementia: older people’s accounts of their reality. Workshop. Citizenship: Responding to the Challenge of Dementia. University of Stirling, April 3-4th.
Cooney, A., Murphy, K., O’Shea, E., Casey, D. & Dempsey, L. (2007) Living with dementia: older people’s accounts of their reality. Workshop. Citizenship: Responding to the Challenge of Dementia. University of Stirling, April 3-4th. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Quality of life of older people with dementia living in the community in Ireland. Workshop. Citizenship: Responding to the Challenge of Dementia. University of Stirling, April 3-4th.
Dempsey, L., Murphy, K., Cooney, A., O’Shea, E. & Casey, D. (2007) Quality of life of older people with dementia living in the community in Ireland. Workshop. Citizenship: Responding to the Challenge of Dementia. University of Stirling, April 3-4th. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) The quality of life of older people with dementia in residential care in Ireland. Workshop. Citizenship: Responding to the Challenge of Dementia. University of Stirling, April 3-4th.
Murphy, K., Cooney, A., O’Shea, E., Casey, D & Dempsey, L. (2007) The quality of life of older people with dementia in residential care in Ireland. Workshop. Citizenship: Responding to the Challenge of Dementia. University of Stirling, April 3-4th. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Living with Dementia: Older people’s accounts of their reality Research paper presented at the Citizenship: Responding to the Challenges of Dementia 1st International Conference Stirling, Scotland.
Cooney, C.,Murphy, K.,O Shea, E.,Dempsey, L.,Casey, D. (2007) Living with Dementia: Older people’s accounts of their reality Research paper presented at the Citizenship: Responding to the Challenges of Dementia 1st International Conference Stirling, Scotland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) From Clinical Nurse to Nurse Lecturer: A Role TransitionResearch paper presented at the Nurse Education Tomorrow Conference 16th Annual International Participative Conference Grey College, University of Durham, United Kingdom.
Dempsey, L. (2005) From Clinical Nurse to Nurse Lecturer: A Role TransitionResearch paper presented at the Nurse Education Tomorrow Conference 16th Annual International Participative Conference Grey College, University of Durham, United Kingdom. Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2011) Students experience of a student-to-student mentoring programme . Poster presented at the School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway. 3rd International Research Conference.
Dempsey, L., Cooney, A., Van der Putter, D., Hunter, A (2011) Students experience of a student-to-student mentoring programme . Poster presented at the School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway. 3rd International Research Conference. Conference Poster [Details]
(2011) Students experience of a student-to-student mentoring programme. Poster. Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, 3rd International Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, April 4th - 5th April.
Dempsey, L., Cooney, A., van der Putten, D. & Hunter, A. (2011) Students experience of a student-to-student mentoring programme. Poster. Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, 3rd International Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, April 4th - 5th April. Conference Poster [Details]
(2011) Professional practice concerns for students entering the transition period from student to registered nurse . 3rd International Research Conference,Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, National University of Ireland, Galway.
McCarthy, B.,Byrne, E.,Dempsey, L.,Meagher, C.,Mee, L.,Mooney, B. (2011) Professional practice concerns for students entering the transition period from student to registered nurse . 3rd International Research Conference,Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, National University of Ireland, Galway. Conference Poster [Details]
(2007) Process or Product? - Getting to grips with Curriculum Models .
Doyle,C.,Dempsey, L.,Maguire, G.,Clynes, M. (2007) Process or Product? - Getting to grips with Curriculum Models . Conference Poster [Details]
(2007) Poster presented at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland . Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery. 26th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference.
Dempsey, L. (2007) Poster presented at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland . Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery. 26th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference. Conference Poster [Details]
(2007) Transition to Professional Practice. Teaching strategies used to assist students to make the transition from student to registered nurse.
McCarthy, B.,Byrne, E.,Casey, D.,Dempsey, L.,Meagher, C.,Mooney, B. (2007) Transition to Professional Practice. Teaching strategies used to assist students to make the transition from student to registered nurse. Conference Poster [Details]
(2007) Transition to Professional Practice: Teaching strategies used to assist students to make the transition from student to registered nurse. 1st International Nursing & Midwifery Conference Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice. National University of Ireland Galway.
McCarthy, B.,Byrne, E.,Casey, D.,Dempsey, L.,Meagher, C.,Mooney, B. (2007) Transition to Professional Practice: Teaching strategies used to assist students to make the transition from student to registered nurse. 1st International Nursing & Midwifery Conference Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice. National University of Ireland Galway. Conference Poster [Details]
(2007) Process or Product? - Getting to grips with Curriculum Models . Poster presented at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery. 26th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference.
Doyle,C.,Dempsey, L.,Maguire, G.,Clynes, M. (2007) Process or Product? - Getting to grips with Curriculum Models . Poster presented at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery. 26th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference. Conference Poster [Details]
(2007) Learning Fundamental Nursing Skills prior to their First Clinical Placement . Poster presented at the Sharing Best Practice Conference, Galway Bay Hotel, Galway.
Dempsey, L., Byrne, E., Meagher, C., Burke, E. (2007) Learning Fundamental Nursing Skills prior to their First Clinical Placement . Poster presented at the Sharing Best Practice Conference, Galway Bay Hotel, Galway. Conference Poster [Details]
(2007) The Meaning of Dependence and Independence for Older People with Dementia . Poster presented at the Citizenship: Responding to the Challenges of Dementia. 1st International Conference.
Casey, D.,Murphy, K.,Cooney, A.,O' Shea, E.,Dempsey, L. (2007) The Meaning of Dependence and Independence for Older People with Dementia . Poster presented at the Citizenship: Responding to the Challenges of Dementia. 1st International Conference. Stirling, Scotland: Conference Poster [Details]
(2007) Responding to the Challenges of Dementia . Poster presented at the Citizenship 1st International Conference.
Dempsey, L. (2007) Responding to the Challenges of Dementia . Poster presented at the Citizenship 1st International Conference. Stirling, Scotland: Conference Poster [Details]
(2006) Student Nurses’ Perspectives of Learning Fundamental Nursing Skills Prior to their First Clinical Placement The University of Dublin Trinity College 7th Annual International Research Conference.
Byrne, E.,Dempsey, L.,Meagher, C.,Burke, E. (2006) Student Nurses’ Perspectives of Learning Fundamental Nursing Skills Prior to their First Clinical Placement The University of Dublin Trinity College 7th Annual International Research Conference. Conference Poster [Details]
(2006) Implementing an Assessment Tool to Evaluate Hand Washing Technique Sharing Best Practice Conference. In conjunction with the Nursing planning and development unit, HSE Western Area, Galway.
Dempsey, L.,Meagher, C.,Burke, E.,Davitt, J.,Morris, D.,McMenamin, R.,Vine, S. (2006) Implementing an Assessment Tool to Evaluate Hand Washing Technique Sharing Best Practice Conference. In conjunction with the Nursing planning and development unit, HSE Western Area, Galway. Conference Poster [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2011) Investigating the Reliability and Validity of the Waterlow Risk Assessment Scale: A Literature Review.
Walsh, B,Dempsey, L (2011) Investigating the Reliability and Validity of the Waterlow Risk Assessment Scale: A Literature Review. Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Research Paper

  Year Publication
(2014) Reminiscence for people with dementia in long-stay care. Report. Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway.
O’Shea, E., Cooney, A., Murphy, K., Devane, D., Newell, J., Casey, D., Dempsey, L., Jordan, F., Hunter, A., Murphy, E., Connolly, S. & Wall, D. (2014) Reminiscence for people with dementia in long-stay care. Report. Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway. Research Paper [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2010) Simulation as a Teaching Strategy: Cardiac Arrest and Breaking Bad News. Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference. National University of Ireland Galway.
McCarthy, B.,Byrne, E.,Casey, D.,Dempsey, L.,Houghton, C.,Meagher, C.,Mooney, B. (2010) Simulation as a Teaching Strategy: Cardiac Arrest and Breaking Bad News. Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Conference. National University of Ireland Galway. Workshops [Details]