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Ms. Jacqueline Whelan

Assistant Professor (School of Nursing & Midwifery)
DOLIER STREET - SCHOOL OF NURSING


Jacqueline is an Assistant Professor - General Nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. She was educated in Guy's Hospital (London, UK), having worked in general and children's nursing practice within London, Australia (Sydney) and Ireland. Jacqueline has over three decades of extensive experience both as a nurse, clinical educator, senior management, academic, researcher, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her research interests are centered around the themes of person centered care, spirituality, spiritual care, spiritual care education, caring science, communication, professional nurse education concerns, with research and peer-reviewed international publications and speaker at international conferences. Jacqueline was most recently involved in the Erasmus Plus Project - Enhancing Nurses' and Midwives' Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care (EPICC 2016-2019) as an Associate Partner where specific spiritual care competencies and a Spiritual Care Education Standard was developed for nurses and midwives across Europe. Jacqueline is currently involved as an Associate Partner in Erasmus Plus project - From Cure to Care - Digital Education and Spiritual Assistance in Hospital Healthcare. She is currently involved in a research project regarding Advanced Practice Nurses Perceptions of Spirituality globally. Jacqueline is the Chair of the Trinity Spirituality Research and Innovation Group (SRIG) in the School, and is responsible for organizing the group's Annual International Spirituality and Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference and SRIG's Public Lecture/ Webinar Series. She is an active member of The International Network for the Study of Spirituality (INSS (UK), The Spirituality Scholars Network (SSN), The EPICC Network - Enhancing Nurses' and Midwives' Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care, Watson Caring Science Institute (USA) and the Viktor Frankl Institute in Ireland and Vienna. Jacqueline has led the curricular developments of the Post Graduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing, the first MSc. in Specialist Nursing in the School of Nursing & Midwifery across seven specialist branches in 2011, in addition to securing validation of the Higher Diploma in Children's Nursing in 2016. In 2016, she assisted the Department of Health in ascertaining three Core Values of Compassion, Care and Commitment for Nurses and Midwives in Ireland. Jacqueline supervises both undergraduate and postgraduate research students within the School of Nursing & Midwifery. Jacqueline is an active organising Committee Member of the Trinity Spirituality Research and Innovation Group (SRIG) in the School since its initial development in 2013 and is responsible for organizing the groups Annual International Spirituality and Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference and SRIG's Public Lecture/ Webinar Series. She was invited by Emeritus Professor Jean Watson to become a Member of International Planning Committee for the First Global Caring Conference, Wuhan, China in 2016. She currently holds the position of School Academic Lead International Winter and Summer Schools; Joint Academic Erasmus lead for General Nursing in the School of Nursing & Midwifery and is a School Lead in the College Trinity Inclusive Curriculum Project.
  CARING   COMMUNICATION-SKILLS   Interpersonal communication   person centred care   Spirituality   VALUES
 Project From Cure To Care: Digital Education and Spiritual Assistance in Hospital Healthcare
 An Exploration of Current Spiritual Care Resources in the Republic of Ireland and Review of International Chaplaincy Standards - a Preliminary Scoping Exercise to Inform Practice Development
 Neophyte notions of nursing- transmitting professional nursing values through pedagogical approaches -value added or value laden?
 Nurses views of and confidence with communication skills in the Republic of Ireland
 Promoting respect and dignity in health care

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Chair - Trinity Spirituality Research and Innovation Group 2021
Governance for Public Lecture Series on behalf of the Trinity Spirituality and Research Innovation Group 2017 - current
Member of International Planning Committee for First Global Caring Conference, Wuhan, China 2016
Accreditation of Higher Diploma in Children's Nursing Programme 2016
Chairing at TCD Spirituality and Research Interest Group (SRIG) Annual International Nursing and Healthcare Conferences, Peer review and selection of abstracts, mark student prize submissions, short-list oral presentations 2014 - Current
Chairing at TCD SONM International Nursing Conference, Peer review and selection of abstracts judge Conference posters and short-list oral presentations 2014
Member of Trinity Spirituality Research Innovation Group SONM TCD 2013
Accreditation of MSc Curriculum in Specialist Nursing x 7 Programmes 2009
Reviewer for Oxford University Press. 2008 onwards
Reviewer For Journal Nurse Education in Practice(Elsevier) 2007 onwards
TCD Schols Examiner and Marker Ongoing
Reviewer Journal of Religion and Health 2021
Governance Trinity SRIG Webinar Series - Reimagining Spirituality June 2021
Academic School Lead - International Winter and Summer Schools Sept 2021
School Lead - Trinity Inclusive Curriculum Project March 2021
Joint Erasmus Academic Lead - General Nursing Sept 2019
EPICC - Enhancing Nurses' and Midwives' Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care - Participant for Ireland 2016-2019 2016
Editorial Board Member of Journal of Nursing Science 2017
Reviewer Journal of Religions 2017
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Fluent Medium
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Spirituality Scholars Network UK Current current
International Network for the Study of Spirituality (INSS) 2021 current
EPICC Network - Enhancing Nurses' and Midwives' Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care (Europe) 2019 current
Viktor Frankl Institute, Dublin and Vienna 2014 current
SpIRE - Spirituality Institute for Research & Education, Dublin 2015 current
Trinity Spirituality Research and Innovation Group, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. 2013 current
Whelan J , The Spiritual Imperative ; Advancing Competency Perspectives. , Hawaii Association of Professional Nurses Caring Science Consortium, Hawaii, 24th September , 2022, Dr Joseph Giovanni, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Whelan, J , Reflections on leading Spirituality Research and Innovation, Title: International Symposium on Spiritual Care in Nursing, Spiritual Care Nursing Education to Embrace New Challenges in a Moving World, University College Dublin, School of Nursing , 6th December , 2022, Prof Fiona Timmins, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, Invited Talk, ACCEPTED  URL
Milner K. & Whelan J., The MISTIC Framework: An evidence-based conceptual framework and resource to support understanding and conversation around spirituality and mental health , Re-imagining Spiritual Health Seminar Series , Virtual , 3rd February , 2022, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED  URL
Rogers M & Whelan J , Spirituality and Advanced Practice: transforming holistic practice, Re-imagining Spiritual Health Seminar Series , School of Nursing & Midwifery, Virtual , 18th October 2021, 2022, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED  URL
Hunt C. & Whelan J. , 'Know thyself': using critical reflection and autoethnography to explore the nature of spirituality and vocation, Re-imagining Spiritual Health Seminar Series , Virtual, 21st April , 2022, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED  URL
Chapter 6 COMPETENCE # 2 - INTERPERSONAL in, editor(s)McSherry W, Boughey A. Attard J. , Enhancing Nurses' and Midwives' Competence in Providing Spiritual Care Through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care, Switzerland, Springer Nature Switzerland AG , 2021, pp95 - 109, [Attard J, Atarhim MA, Dobrowolska B. Jomeen J, Pike J. Whelan J.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Chapter 9 Global Case study in Spirituality. Stories of Hope from Ireland in, editor(s)Rogers M , Spiritual Dimensions of Advanced Practice Nursing- Stories of Hope, Switzerland, Springer International Publishing, 2021, pp137 - 151, [Neenan K , Whelan J ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL  URL
Dobrowolska, B., Whelan J & Timmins F. , Managing Holistic Nursing Practice - the Need for Spiritual Care Competence in Healthcare Practice., Journal of Nursing Management, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL  URL
Timmins, F., McCabe, C., Whelan, J. Buckley, S., Muldowney, Y., McCarthy, S. and DeVries, J , A Cross Sectional Pilot Study of Nurses' Views of Communication and Relational Skills Used in Clinical Practice, Frontiers of Nursing , 8, (3), 2021, p223 - 232, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Whelan J, Teaching and Learning About Spirituality in Healthcare Practice Settings, 6th International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference The Spiritual Imperative in Healthcare: Securing Foundations, Virtual , 17th June, 2021, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
  

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Timmins F & Whelan J , Enhancing Nurses and Midwives Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovative Education and Compassionate Care' : Implementation of (draft) spiritual care education standard Teaching & Learning Event 2 (EPICC 2016-2019) , Enhancing Nurses and Midwives Competence in Providing Spiritual Care through Innovation, Education and Compassionate Care (EPICC 2016-2019), Teaching and Learning Event 2 , University of Malta Valetta Conference Centre, Monday 24th - Friday, 2018, EPICC, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Timmins, F. Murphy, M., Pujol, N., Sheaf, G., Caldeira, S. Weathers, E., Whelan, J., and Flanagan, B. , An Exploration of Current Spiritual Care Resources in Health Care in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) , Health Services Executive (HSE) Chaplaincy Council Meeting, F2 Centre, Ruben Plaza, Rialto, Dublin, 28th September , 2016, Health Services Executive (HSE) Chaplaincy Council , Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Whelan, J., Franklian Perspectives - The Meaning of Spirit, Advancing the Philosophy and Science of Caring through Compassion, St Vincents University Hospital Dublin, 8th November, 2016, St Vincents Healthcare Group Limited, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Whelan J, A Franklian Perspective ; The Meaning of Spirit, 7th International Conference on Compassion, Compassionate LeadershipThe Spirit of Healing in Healthcare, Cashel, Tipperary, 9th November , 2015, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Whelan J, The Meaning of Spirit, Spirituality Interest Group Meeting , School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, May , 2014, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Whelan, Jacqueline, The Caring Dimension in Nursing Education: A hermeneutic enquiry of student nurses' perspectives of the meaning and experience of caring. , University of Manchester, 2004, Thesis, PUBLISHED
Whelan J, The Caring Dimension in Nursing: An exploratory study of the phenomenon and meaning of caring, by J Whelan , 1995, Review, ACCEPTED

  

Award Date
National Forum Digital Badge in Universal Design for Teaching & Learning. July 2021
Nominated for TCD Provost Teaching Excellence Award 2017
1st Prize Poster Presentation 2nd International Spirituality Conference in Healthcare TCD 23rd June 2016
Nominated for TCD Provost Teaching Excellence Award 2015
Master of Arts M.A. (T.C.D.) 2008
Adelaide Society Bursary Award, Dublin. 2007
Milupa Research Award, Dublin. 1992
Royal College of Surgeons RCSI Research Award, Dublin. 1991
To advance scholarly activity in supporting person centered care and spiritual care within Identities in Transformation Theme as a key priority research theme within Trinity College and beyond in order to ultimately serve individual, family and societal needs.