Academics argue for role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Three DCU academics have used RTÉ’s Brainstorm platform to advocate for more Advanced Nurse Practitioners in Irish healthcare settings.
Advanced practice in nursing can enhance people’s journeys in healthcare and meet the demands of a growing population profile with limited healthcare providers, say Emily Lockwood, Mary Rose Sweeney and Daniela Lehwaldt.
They argue that the familiar narratives of the doctor and the nurse are changing to meet the supply and demand of healthcare. This change has shifted from traditional workings to innovative sustainable goals.
You can read more here.
MND nurse launches Donegal Mountain Climb Challenge
A specialist Motor Neurone Disease nurse has spoken about her work ahead of a charity challenge on Donegal’s Mount Errigal on Saturday, 2 April.
Eithne Cawley is one of four Motor Neurone Disease Nurse Specialists working with the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association charity.
Speaking at the launch of the charity event Eithne said: “This climb will raise vital funds for people like local man Stephen O’Donnell with MND. Every single penny that is raised is accounted for. The word ‘together’ was used a few times. This is all about being together. I’m useless as a nurse on my own, absolutely useless. I require a team of people to work with, as I have in Donegal. There’s huge support.”
You can register for the climb here and read the full story here.
Irish Cancer Society announces Research Champion Award 2022
The Irish Cancer Society is currently accepting applications for its Patient Advocate in cancer Research Champion Award 2022.
An advocate is someone who supports or defends a cause. In the cancer research community, a cancer advocate provides a voice for cancer patients whilst working in partnership with researchers to support and input into the cancer research agenda specifically.
The purpose of the Patient Advocate in Cancer Research Champion 2022 award is to provide funding to support cancer advocates in championing cancer research on a national or international level.
Cancer advocates play very important roles and are instrumental in improving the lives of those affected by cancer by advising on what types of cancer research will benefit those who are affected by cancer.
Therefore, the purpose of this award is to provide advocates of cancer research with funding to enhance their skills and training or to support them in cancer research PPI opportunities across Ireland.
You do not need to be a member of the Irish Cancer Society PPI Panel to apply for this award. This call is open to all cancer research advocates in Ireland. Full details are now available on the charity website. Deadline for applications: 3pm Thursday, 14 April 2022.