Ms. Sinéad Hahessy

R.G.N., B.A. (Hons) M.A.,(Soc. Sc)

Contact Details

Lecturer
School of Nursing & Midwifery
Aras Moyola
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 2012
E: sinead.hahessy@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

I am currently the year lead for 1st year Bachelor of Nursing Science General and previously held Post Graduate Programme Directorships for the Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Orthopaedics) and the Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Peri Operative). I teach across a variety of undergraduate and post graduate modules and have 15 years experience as a nurse lecturer. My research expertise is in qualitative research methods, including ethnography, phenomenology, narrative inquiry and discourse analysis. I have been involved in research that enhances the quality of nursing education for practice including student experiences of preceptorship, student satisfaction with studying nursing at NUIG and student satisfaction with blended learning. 

Research Interests

Current Research Project: HUMANISING HEALTHCARE EDUCATION: Humanising healthcare education with narratives of care and compassion. I am currently involved in an international inter-disciplinary research project that aims to develop a narrative of caring and compassion by identifying and analysing a repository of key books, articles, poems, plays and films that have been most influential on our understanding of the importance of care and compassion. A research team of nine healthcare professionals involved in healthcare education from five universities, three in England, one in Ireland, and one in Canada was formed. Ethical approval was granted from each university. For the pilot stage, each member of the research team was invited to nominate the most influential artefact that most conveyed caring and compassion to them, explain the underpinning rationale for their choice and how they used this item in educating health and social care students. The analyses of n = 38 questionnaires and the nominated items was completed. The final abduction stage of analysis (was completed in March 2015) involved analysing the whole data set using discourse analysis and the project leads synthesising the whole and obtaining agreement regarding the meaning of ‘caring’ and ‘compassion’ as revealed through this project. We are currently preparing 2 papers for publication and have presented at 3 International Conferences.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
KNOWLEDGE OF CHILD PROTECTION ISSUES S HAHESSY 08-JAN-07 19-JUN-09

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Professional development, competence and education'
Drozd, M,Hahessy, S,Clarke, S,SantyTomlinson, J (2014) 'Professional development, competence and education'. Orthopaedic And Trauma Nursing: An Evidence-Based Approach To Musculoskeletal Care, :20-26 [Details]
(2014) 'Indicators of Student Satisfaction in Postgraduate Blended Learning Programmes: Key Messages from a Survey Study'
Sinead Hahessy, (corresponding author), Eimear Burke, Evelyn Byrne, Frances Farrelly, Marcella Kelly, Brona Mooney, Pauline Meskell (2014) 'Indicators of Student Satisfaction in Postgraduate Blended Learning Programmes: Key Messages from a Survey Study'. The All Ireland Journal of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, 6 (3):1941-19423 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Social support for parents of children of type 1 diabetes: An Ethnographic Study'
Newell, E., and Hahessy, S (2013) 'Social support for parents of children of type 1 diabetes: An Ethnographic Study'. Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 17 :27-31 [Details]
(2011) 'Patient satisfaction with an orthopaedic pre operative assessment clinic International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing'
Heaney, F.,Hahessy, S. (2011) 'Patient satisfaction with an orthopaedic pre operative assessment clinic International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing'. International Journal Of Orthopaedic And Trauma Nursing, 15 (2):82-91 [Details]
(2007) 'Inter-professional Working: Power & Politics in the Operating Department'
Hahessy, S. (2007) 'Inter-professional Working: Power & Politics in the Operating Department'. Clinical Services Journal, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2006) 'Using Reflection in everyday orthopaedic nursing practice'
Moloney, J.,Hahessy, S. (2006) 'Using Reflection in everyday orthopaedic nursing practice'. Journal Of Orthopaedic Nursing, 10 :49-55 [Details]
(2003) '‘The Benefit of Sociology to Gerontology’: Reflecting on Experience'
Hahessy, S. (2003) '‘The Benefit of Sociology to Gerontology’: Reflecting on Experience'. All Ireland Journal Of Nursing & Midwifery, 2 (11) [Details]
(2001) '‘The Power of the Label’: A semi personal account Irish Nurses’ Organisation'
Hahessy, S (2001) '‘The Power of the Label’: A semi personal account Irish Nurses’ Organisation'. Journal of Nursing Research, (1) [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Chapter 3: Professional Development, Competence and Education'
Drodz, M. & Hahessy, S. (2014) 'Chapter 3: Professional Development, Competence and Education' In: Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing: An Evidenced-Based Approach to Musculoskeletal Care. West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) The 1st International Care Ethics Observatory: Future of Ethics in Care and 16th Nursing Ethics Conference
Newham, R. Terry, L. Hahessy, S. Atherley, S. Babenko-Mould, Y. Evans, M. Ferguson, K. Carr, G. (2015) Using textual and visual narratives to develop the virtue of compassion in nurses The 1st International Care Ethics Observatory: Future of Ethics in Care and 16th Nursing Ethics Conference [Details]
(2015) The IOTA Omicron Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing, 28th Annual Research and Leadership Conference, Ontario, Canada
Babenko-Mould, Y. Evans, M. Ferguson, K. Newham, R. Terry, L. Hahessy, S. Atherley, S. (2015) Educational leadership to explore caring and compassion The IOTA Omicron Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing, 28th Annual Research and Leadership Conference, Ontario, Canada [Details]
(2015) Nurse Education Today Conference, Cambridge, UK
Newham, R. Terry, L. Hahessy, S. Atherley, S. Babenko-Mould, Y. Evans, M. Ferguson, K. Carr, G. (2015) Humanising healthcare education with narratives of care and compassion Nurse Education Today Conference, Cambridge, UK [Details]
(2015) Inaugural HSE West-Midwest Nursing & Midwifery Research and Innovation Conference, Limerick
Butler, A. & Hahessy, S. (2015) The effect of time to surgery on functional ability at six weeks in a hip fracture population in Mid West Ireland Inaugural HSE West-Midwest Nursing & Midwifery Research and Innovation Conference, Limerick [Details]
(2013) 4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference: Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway
Conway, Y., Meskell, P., Meagher, C., Mooney, B., Hahessy, S. & Gannon, M. (2013) Fit for purpose: Nurse/Midwife managers perceptions of postgraduate blended learning programmes and their impact on clinical practice 4th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference: Building and Promoting Excellence in Practice, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway [Details]
(2008) Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit HSE West Conference. Making the Paradigm Shift. Galway
Hahessy, S.,Ui Chiardha, T.,Byrne, E.,Brennan, M.,Burke, E.,Kelly, M.,Mee, L.,Meaney, T., Counihan, S. (2008) (2008) Students' experiences of preceptorship during their rostered year in clinical practice: A phenomenological study Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit HSE West Conference. Making the Paradigm Shift. Galway [Details]
(2008) Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit HSE West , Making the paradigm shift, Galway
Hahessy, S.,Ui Chiardha, T.,Byrne, E.,Brennan, M.,Burke, E.,Kelly, M.,Mee, L.,Meaney, T., Counihan, S. (2008) (2008) (2008) Students' experiences of preceptorship during their rostered year in clinical practice: A phenomenological study Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit HSE West , Making the paradigm shift, Galway [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2011) An evaluation of the strengthening families programme in Limerick.
Power, M. & Hahessy, S. (2011) An evaluation of the strengthening families programme in Limerick. University of Limerick Department of Sociology, University of Limerick. [Details]
(2009) Multi-Disciplinary Students’ Knowledge of Child Protection Issues.
Kelly M.; Hahessy S. (2009) Multi-Disciplinary Students’ Knowledge of Child Protection Issues. Research Office Report, NUIGalway. [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2011) Poetry: A pedagogical tool for enhancing critical thinking and reflective practice. Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Transforming Healthcare through Research & Education. Trinity College Dublin.
Hahessy, S. (2011) Poetry: A pedagogical tool for enhancing critical thinking and reflective practice. Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Transforming Healthcare through Research & Education. Trinity College Dublin. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) So you think you can write! Creative Thinking: Re-Imagining the University, . Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching 8th Annual Galway Symposium.
Hahessy, S.,Carr, G. (2010) So you think you can write! Creative Thinking: Re-Imagining the University, . Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching 8th Annual Galway Symposium. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Look who’s talking! Social networking and Transformational learning in post graduate healthcare education. All Ireland Society for Higher Education.
Hahessy, S. (2010) Look who’s talking! Social networking and Transformational learning in post graduate healthcare education. All Ireland Society for Higher Education. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Developing critical thinking & problem solving skills in nurse education through the use of poetry . 2nd International Nursing & Midwifery Conference.
Hahessy, S.,Carr, G. (2009) Developing critical thinking & problem solving skills in nurse education through the use of poetry . 2nd International Nursing & Midwifery Conference. NUIG: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Multi-disciplinary students’ knowledge of child protection and welfare . 9th International Family Nursing Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Hahessy, S.,Kelly, M. (2009) Multi-disciplinary students’ knowledge of child protection and welfare . 9th International Family Nursing Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Enhancing Multidisciplinary Knowledge of Child Protection and Welfare through Collaborative Educational Methods . 1st International Children’s Nursing Conference.
Hahessy, S.,Kelly, M. (2009) Enhancing Multidisciplinary Knowledge of Child Protection and Welfare through Collaborative Educational Methods . 1st International Children’s Nursing Conference. Queen?s University, Belfast: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) A Rainy Summers Work: Reflections on the implementation of technology enhanced e learning in post graduate programmes . Irish Learning Technologies Assocaition Annual Conference.
Hahessy, S. (2009) A Rainy Summers Work: Reflections on the implementation of technology enhanced e learning in post graduate programmes . Irish Learning Technologies Assocaition Annual Conference. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Power & politics in the operating department Irish Nurses Organisation, . Operating Department Nurses Conference.
Hahessy, S. (2008) Power & politics in the operating department Irish Nurses Organisation, . Operating Department Nurses Conference. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Student experiences of preceptorship. Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit HSE Mid West. 5th Annual Conference Transforming Care through Innovation and Quality Limerick.
Hahessy, S.,Byrne, E.,Mee, L.,Ui Chiardha, T.,Burke, E. (2008) Student experiences of preceptorship. Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit HSE Mid West. 5th Annual Conference Transforming Care through Innovation and Quality Limerick. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) The importance of inter-professional education: Messages from a Child Protection Study . NETNEP-2nd International Nurse Education Conference: Research & Innovation in International Nurse Education.
Hahessy, S.,Kelly, M., Smyth, S., Eaton, P Sherlock, C. (2008) The importance of inter-professional education: Messages from a Child Protection Study . NETNEP-2nd International Nurse Education Conference: Research & Innovation in International Nurse Education. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Poetry: An Educational Aesthetic for Nursing . 1st International Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery.
Hahessy, S. (2007) Poetry: An Educational Aesthetic for Nursing . 1st International Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery. National University of Ireland, Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Supporting Stroke: Findings from an ethnographic study Irish Heart Foundation Annual Stroke Study Day, Dublin.
Hahessy, S.,Moffat, U. (2006) Supporting Stroke: Findings from an ethnographic study Irish Heart Foundation Annual Stroke Study Day, Dublin. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Poster presentation Knowing the student: Issues of diversity that effect learning . 4th Annual Conference on Teaching & Learning The Challenge of Diversity: Teaching, Support & Student Learning, National University of Ireland, Galway.
Hahessy, S.,Byrne, E.,Mee, L.,Ui Chiardha, T.,Burke, E (2006) Poster presentation Knowing the student: Issues of diversity that effect learning . 4th Annual Conference on Teaching & Learning The Challenge of Diversity: Teaching, Support & Student Learning, National University of Ireland, Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Evidenced Based Teaching: Challenges & Dilemmas for the Future of Nurse Education . 26th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Conference RCSI.
Hahessy, S (2006) Evidenced Based Teaching: Challenges & Dilemmas for the Future of Nurse Education . 26th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Conference RCSI. Dublin: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) ‘Using Reflection as a tool to develop clinical expertise in Orthopaedic Nursing’ 7th National Orthopaedic Nurses Conference, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dublin .
Hahessy, S. (2005) ‘Using Reflection as a tool to develop clinical expertise in Orthopaedic Nursing’ 7th National Orthopaedic Nurses Conference, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dublin . Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Psychological Effects of Trauma-Issues for Orthopaedic Nurses. 2nd Multidisciplinary Orthopaedic Conference, Galway.
Hahessy, S. (2005) Psychological Effects of Trauma-Issues for Orthopaedic Nurses. 2nd Multidisciplinary Orthopaedic Conference, Galway. Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) An Ethnographic Study of a Stroke Support Group. 6th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference, Sligo General Hospital.
Hahessy, S.,Moffat, U. (2005) An Ethnographic Study of a Stroke Support Group. 6th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference, Sligo General Hospital. Conference Paper [Details]
(2004) ‘The Significance of Diversity’: The Challenge of large class teaching on the Bachelor of Nursing Degree Programme. International Conference on Learning in the Europe of Knowledge, 2nd Annual Teaching & Learning Conference, CELT, NUIG.
Hahessy, S.,Farrelly, F (2004) ‘The Significance of Diversity’: The Challenge of large class teaching on the Bachelor of Nursing Degree Programme. International Conference on Learning in the Europe of Knowledge, 2nd Annual Teaching & Learning Conference, CELT, NUIG. Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2012) Patient Satisfaction with A Pre Operative Orthopaedic Assessment Clinic. Galway Orthopaedic Nurses Conference. Orthopaedic Nursing:Back to Basics and Beyond.
Heaney, F. & Hahessy, S. (2012) Patient Satisfaction with A Pre Operative Orthopaedic Assessment Clinic. Galway Orthopaedic Nurses Conference. Orthopaedic Nursing:Back to Basics and Beyond. Conference Poster [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland Accrediting Body 01-DEC-15 / 01-DEC-16

Teaching Interests

As a teacher and supervisor I strive to engage students by facilitating a comfortable and engaging learning environment that is responsive to student needs. I have particular expertise in developing blended learning curricula, clinical skills teaching and clinical simulation. I use poetry in my reflective practice teaching as a means of connecting with the students and have published on this creative pedagogy.