Dr Dorry McLaughlin retired from the School of Nursing and Midwifery this Summer. During her tenure she made an important contribution to palliative care in Northern Ireland.
Dr Dorry McLaughlin has worked in Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care in a number of different nursing roles for almost thirty years. She developed an interest and commitment in research and development centred on palliative an end of life care during her time working in Hospice Care and has held a special interest in development of palliative and end of life care for disadvantaged groups.
Her work projects have focused on palliative and end of life care for people with intellectual disabilities, which was the focus of her doctoral study, and at European level she was a member of the European Association of Palliative Care Taskforce to develop consensus norms in end of life care for people with intellectual disabilities. More recently she has been involved in research projects on palliative and end of life care for people with dementia.
The desired impact and outcomes of the above named work projects are that first services across care settings would have raised awareness of the palliative and end of life care needs of these disadvantaged groups. Second, that Health and Social Care Professionals would have increased preparedness to care for these disadvantaged populations and thus to deliver enhanced palliative and end of life care. Finally, that further research and development, building on some of these work projects, would be generated and taken forward.
An evaluation of hospice enabled dementia partnership project: a four-phased study
McLaughlin, D (PI)., Hasson, F., Reid, J., Brazil, K., Stone, C., Rutherford, L., van der Steen, J (European Collaborator)
Acceptability and usefulness of ‘My Healthcare Passport to young people with life-limiting conditions
O’Halloran, P (PI) McLaughlin, D., Byrne, B., Hollywood, M., Price, J, Abbot, A., Watson, M
Reducing hospital admissions of people with dementia from nursing homes: anticipating care needs
McLaughlin, D(PI)., Carter, G., Brazil, K., Abbott, A., Boreland, R., Nelson, L.,Graham, L.
Evaluation of children’s hospice services
Porter, S (PI)., McLaughlin, D., Galway, K., Santin, O
Promoting informed decision making and effective communication through Advance Care Planning for people living with dementia and their family carers
Brazil, K., Clarke, M., Froggatt, K., Hudson, P., Kernohan, WG., McLaughlin, D., Passmore, P.
Delphi study of good practice examples of palliative care for people with intellectual disabilities across Europe
Tuffrey- Wijne, I (PI).,McLaughlin, D., Read, S., McCarron, M., Hoenger, C., McEnhill,
Development, delivery and evaluation of a regional palliative and end-of-life care learning and development programme for nursing homes in Northern Ireland
McLaughlin, D (PI)., McCorry, N., Hasson, F., Kernohan, W., McIlfatrick, S., Foster, S., Waldron, M
A study to develop and evaluate an educational resource in palliative and end-of-life care for specialist palliative care and learning disability services: promoting collaborative working
McLaughlin, D., Barr, O., McIlfatrick, S., McConkey,
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