WIN October 2019


News &views  5 Editorial

48 Family focus

A lack of understanding of family-centred care is a barrier to its implementation

We must keep applying the pressure in order to improve members’ working conditions and build a better health service, writes Phil Ní Sheaghdha, INMO general secretary INMO president Martina Harkin-Kelly rounds up news from the Executive Council and beyond 8 News INMO calls for multi-annual funding for Sláintecare from Budget 2020… Post-Brexit recruitment drive likely to hit Ireland… Solidarity with climate activists… Enhanced salary scale now applies… Trolley watch… WRC issues set of proposals for difficulties at St Patrick’s, Kilkenny… WRC hearing on students’ reflective practice issue…Talks on formation of union/management forum at Technological University Dublin Plus: Opinion by Dave Hughes, page 21 Plus: Section news, page 23 Your industrial relations queries answered 26 Cover story Freda Hughes talks to the founder of a company aiming to alleviate the stress of a hospital stay 28 Research focus A summary of the recent research activities of the Center for eIntegrated Care 29 Nursing Now focus This month, WIN focuses on Shirley Ingram, an ANP in cardiology 30 Leadership focus Rosemarie Sheehan describes her journey through a HSE programme designed to develop healthcare leadership 7 From the president 35 Students & new graduates Neal Donohue updates graduates on important information regarding pay Features 25 Questions and answers

50 Pharmaceutical focus

Access to Medicines Ireland is committed to ensuring much needed medicines are fairly priced, writes Ciara Conlon

52 Workplace focus

Kathleen Kinsella discusses coping with menopause symptoms at work

Clinical 55 Nutrition in pregnancy

Midwives can influence the health of pregnant women and their babies through nutrition advice, writes Eileen O’Brien


57 Breastfeeding

Measuring the milk supply of breastfed babies can help reassure concerned parents

59 Dermatology

Survey finds that 40% of households affected by atopic eczema report that the condition has an impact on finances

61 Diabetes

 WIN takes a look at some recent diabetes research

63 Gastroenterology

A case of a paediatric patient with treatment-resistant Crohn’s disease

65 School nurses

Audiology screening by specialist school nurses is more cost effective than other referral sources, writes Pauline Roche


Living 67 Book review

Max Ryan reviews Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain Plus: Monthly crossword competition

69 Finance

Ivan Ahern on creating a financial plan and when you should ask for help

Jobs & Training 37 Professional Development

33 Education focus

Pull out section from INMO Professional

A look at a new CPD module from RCM i-learn on tuberculosis in pregnancy

74 Diary

Listing of meetings and events 75 Recruitment & Training

46 Quality and safety


Maureen O’Flynn looks at how nurses are using technology to lead quality care

Latest job and training opportunities

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On the cover this month: Nurse and INMO member Maeve Kinsella, page 26

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