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Ms. Thelma Begley

Assistant Professor (School of Nursing & Midwifery)

Ms. Thelma Begley has significant teaching experience in the development and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programmes with specialist expertise in children's nursing. She is currently module leader on undergraduate, postgraduate and MSc Children's nursing programmes within the School. Her clinical experience includes children and young people's medical and surgical nursing and adult and children's orthopaedic nursing. Her main research interest lies in three areas namely children's nursing, nurse education and adolescence, specifically sexual health in adolescence and her current PhD in this subject area. Thelma's conference presentations and publications are related to these areas of research interest. Her research based commitments also include supervision of research students. She was former Course Coordinator for the Higher Diploma in Children's Nursing.
  Adolescent transition   Children's and Young Peoples Nursing   Nurse Education   Orthopaedic Nursing   Sexuality and sexual health
 Information needs and sources of information for Adolescent LGBQ people on sexuality and sexual health
 FHSHP - Evaluation of the Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion
 LGBTIreland Survey - Examining LGBTI Mental Health and Attitiudes towards LGBTI people in Ireland
 Medication Management in Children's Nursing: A review of NIQA scores over a five year period in one children's services centre
 RD- Wifi Information Needs for families of children with rare dieases

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Head of Children's Nursing 2016-2019
Personal Tutor for Undergraduate Students 2010
Member of Children's Discipline 2006
Member of Children's and Young Peoples Research Group 2006
Reviewer for British Journal of Nursing 2011
Reviewer for Child Care in Practice Journal 2012
Reviewer for Gastrointestinal Nurisng 2016
Reviewer for Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing 2017
Reviewer for Nurse Prescribing 2017
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All Ireland Society for Higher Education
Children's Research Network for Ireland, Northern Ireland Ongoing
de Vries JMA, Downes C, Sharek D, Doyle L, Murphy, R, Begley, T, McCann E, Sheerin F, Smyth S & Higgins A , An exploration of happiness within the Irish LGBTI community,, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 24, (1), 2020, p40 - 76, Notes: [ DOI: 10.1080/19359705.2019.1646689], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL  URL
Higgins A., Downes C., Daly L., Begley T., Sharek D. and De Vries J., Capacity building in sexual health promotion: a longitudinal evaluation of a training-the-trainer programme in Ireland, Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Brenner M, Kidston C, Hilliard C, Coyne I, Eustace-Cooke J, Doyle C, Begley T, Barrett M.J. , Children's complex care needs: a systematic concept analysis of multidisciplinary language. , European Journal of Pediatrics , 177, (11), 2018, p1641 - 1652, Notes: [Overall category Award Winner - HSE Open Access Awards Clinical Strategy and Programmes 2018], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Begley, T. Higgins A., McKee G. , Information Needs and Sources of Information of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Questioning (LGBQ) Adolescents in relation to sexuality and sexual health, Scholarship and Research with Children and Young People in Ireland, UCD Health Sciences Centre, 24th August , 2018, pp19-, Poster, PRESENTED
Begley, T., Doyle, C., Hollywood, E., Murphy, M., Dennehy, C. & Quirke, M. , Medication management in children's nursing: A review of NIQA scores over a five year period in one Irish children's services centre, Archives of Disease in Childhood , Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Abstracts of the Annual Conference, Birmingham, UK, 24-26 May 2017, 102(Suppl 1), 2017, ppA20.3-A , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Nicholl H., Tracey C., Begley, T., King C. & Lynch A. , Internet use by parents of children with rare conditions: findings from a study on parents' web information needs, Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19, (2), 2017, pe51-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Higgins A; Downes C; Daly L; Begley T; DeVries J; Sharek D, Developing and Testing the SH-PET Tool to Measure the Impacts of the Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion, National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin, 7, (4), 2017, p54-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Whelan, J., Begley, T. and Timmins, F. , Foundations of Nursing- Neophyte Values of Nursing and Professional Identity. , Nursing and Midwifery Values in Practice., Conference Centre, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland, Tues 16th May 2017, (NMVP4/2017), 2017, pp16 - 16, Notes: [ Conference Centre, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday 16th May p.16.], Poster, PRESENTED
Timmins, F., Murphy, M., Begley, T., Neill, F. and Sheaf, G., A documentary analysis of the guidance provided by fundamental nursing textbooks- what does it tell us about spiritual care delivery and spiritual care competence for contemporary nursing practic, Fourth International Conference of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality Can spirituality transform our world? New frontiers in understanding and exploring contemporary spiritualties , Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre, Manchester, UK., 23 May -26 May , 2016, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Timmins, F. Murphy, M. Begley, T. Neill, F. and Sheaf, G, An exploration of the extent to which core nursing textbooks inform holistic spiritual care, Nursing Management , 25, (5), 2016, p31 - 37, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL

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Higgins A., Downes C., Daly L., Begley T., DeVries J. and Sharek D. , The Development and Piloting of the Sexual Health Promotion Education Evaluation Tool (SH-PET). , School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 2016, Report, PUBLISHED
Higgins, A., Downes, C., Murphy, R., Sharek, D., de Vries, J., Begley, T., McCann, E., Sheerin, F., and Smyth, S , LGBTIreland Report: The National Study of the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex People in Ireland, Dublin, Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) and BeLonG To Youth Services, 2016, Report, PUBLISHED
Nicholl H, Lawlor A., Malone H., Begley T., Murphy M & Doyle C., Developing and Information leaflet on 22Q Deletion Syndrome, 6th European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products, MCE Centre Brussels, 23-25 May, 2012, Poster, PUBLISHED
Nicholl H.,Begley T.,Doyle C.,Murphy M., Lawlor A & Malone H., , Developing a Parent to Professional Information Leaflet on 22q11Deletion Syndrome(22q11DS) What information do professionals require?,, 22Q11 Ireland Annual Conference, Red Cow Hotel Dublin, 22nd October , 2011, Poster, PUBLISHED
Murphy, M. and Begley, T. , Review of Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing, 8th ed.,Mosby Elsevier, St. Louis , by Hockenberry, M.J., Wilson, D., , Nurse Education in Practice, 9 , (6), 2009, p16 , Review, PUBLISHED
Begley, T. , CTEV- Current Management , 4th Annual National Orthopaedic Nurses Conference, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, April 2002, 2002, Conference Paper, PRESENTED