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Managing Complaints About Doctors: Stakeholder Perspectives Of The Role Of The Medical Council In Ireland, Siobhan Mccarthy, Hannah Mcgee, Ciaran O'Boyle Dec 2006

Managing Complaints About Doctors: Stakeholder Perspectives Of The Role Of The Medical Council In Ireland, Siobhan Mccarthy, Hannah Mcgee, Ciaran O'Boyle

Psychology Reports

This study has quantified the number of complaints made about doctors to hospitals in Ireland over a five year period. Complaints about doctors represented a minority of overall complaints to hospitals. They predominantly concerned clinical care and communication issues. There were few patient complaints about unprofessional behaviour. Hospitals rarely referred complaints to the Irish Medical Council. Thus current practice differs significantly from that envisaged in the new legislative framework. There is a need to promote transparent, efficient and effective regulation through a standardised inter-agency approach.


The Irish Study Of Sexual Health And Relationships Main Report, Richard Layte, Hannah Mcgee, Amanda Quail, Kay Rundle, Grainne Cousins, Claire Donnelly, Fiona Mulcahy, Ronán Conroy Oct 2006

The Irish Study Of Sexual Health And Relationships Main Report, Richard Layte, Hannah Mcgee, Amanda Quail, Kay Rundle, Grainne Cousins, Claire Donnelly, Fiona Mulcahy, Ronán Conroy

Psychology Reports

SEX and sexuality are core dimensions of the human experience and an important determinant of well-being. An individual’s sexual behaviour and sexual health cannot be separated from their social and cultural context. This is brought out in the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) definition of sexual health. It is concerned not just with the absence of disease or dysfunction but with a broad definition of health: “Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.” Nonetheless, sexual ...


Factors Influencing General Practitioner Referral Of Patients Developing End-Stage Renal Failure: A Standardised Case-Analysis Study., Anthony J. Montgomery, Hannah Mcgee, William Shannon, John Donohoe Sep 2006

Factors Influencing General Practitioner Referral Of Patients Developing End-Stage Renal Failure: A Standardised Case-Analysis Study., Anthony J. Montgomery, Hannah Mcgee, William Shannon, John Donohoe

Psychology Articles

BACKGROUND: To understand why treatment referral rates for ESRF are lower in Ireland than in other European countries, an investigation of factors influencing general practitioner referral of patients developing ESRF was conducted.

METHOD: Randomly selected general practitioners (N = 51) were interviewed using 32 standardised written patient scenarios to elicit referral strategies. Main outcome measures: General practitioner referral levels and thresholds for patients developing end-stage renal disease; referral routes (nephrologist vs other physicians); influence of patient age, marital status and co-morbidity on referral.

RESULTS: Referral levels varied widely with the full range of cases (0-32; median = 15) referred by different doctors ...


Third National Survey Of Cardiac Rehabilitation Service Provision In Ireland: Progress On The 1999 National Cardiovascular Health Strategy Recommendations, Mary Delaney, Rachel Flynn, Marian Kiernan, Frank Doyle, Moira Lonergan, Shirley Ingram, Hannah Mcgee Jul 2006

Third National Survey Of Cardiac Rehabilitation Service Provision In Ireland: Progress On The 1999 National Cardiovascular Health Strategy Recommendations, Mary Delaney, Rachel Flynn, Marian Kiernan, Frank Doyle, Moira Lonergan, Shirley Ingram, Hannah Mcgee

Psychology Reports

Background: The National Cardiovascular Health Strategy, including specific plans for cardiac rehabilitation, was launched in Ireland in 1999. A survey of cardiac rehabilitation services was conducted in 2006 to evaluate progress on service provision. Aim: To establish levels of service provision and service formats of cardiac rehabilitation services in 2005, compare them with the status pre-Strategy (1998) and to ascertain areas in which additional resources may be needed to achieve the 10 national recommendations for cardiac rehabilitation. Method: All hospitals in Ireland (n=37) admitting cardiac patients to a coronary or intensive care unit completed surveys by postal questionnaire or ...


Our Views: Anybody Listening?: Researching The Views And Needs Of Young People In Co. Kildare, Kevin Lalor, Katie Baird Jan 2006

Our Views: Anybody Listening?: Researching The Views And Needs Of Young People In Co. Kildare, Kevin Lalor, Katie Baird

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Review Of A Community-Based Youth Counselling Service, Kevin Lalor, Sinead O'Dwyer, Denis Mccrann Jan 2006

Review Of A Community-Based Youth Counselling Service, Kevin Lalor, Sinead O'Dwyer, Denis Mccrann

Articles

The structure and operation of a community-based youth counselling service operated by the Kildare Youth Services (KYS) is examined with a view to highlighting its preventative nature. Presenting problems are explored, in the context of the wider social milieu. Particularly, recent trends in sexual behaviour, substance abuse and child sexual abuse are examined. Interviews were conducted with a sample of professionals who referred clients, patients and students to the KYS Youth Counselling Service. Interviews were also conducted with a small sample of clients of the service and with the counsellor-coordinator of the Youth Counselling Service. The service was viewed positively ...