Research Profile

Catherine Sweeney

Biography

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2006)'The Assessment and Management of Opioid Side Effects. In: Palliative Medicine'
Sweeney C, Bogan C; (2006) 'The Assessment and Management of Opioid Side Effects. In: Palliative Medicine' In: Bruera & Higginson (eds). *: Hodder Arnold. [Details]
(2006)'The Management of Fatigue in Breast Cancer. In: Palliative Care Consultations in Advanced Breast Cancer'
Sweeney, C; (2006) 'The Management of Fatigue in Breast Cancer. In: Palliative Care Consultations in Advanced Breast Cancer' In: Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2004)'Pharmacological Interventions in Anorexia and Cachexia. p552-560 In: Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine'
Bruera E, Sweeney C; (2004) 'Pharmacological Interventions in Anorexia and Cachexia. p552-560 In: Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine' In: Doyle, Hanks Cherney & Calman (eds). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2004)'Fatigue and Dyspnea. In: Cancer Management a Multidisciplinary Approach'
Bruera E, Sweeney C; (2004) 'Fatigue and Dyspnea. In: Cancer Management a Multidisciplinary Approach' In: *: PRR. [Details]
(2004)'Opioids. In: Melzack and Wall Handbook of Pain Management: A Clinical Companion to Textbook of Pain'
Bruera E, Sweeney C. ; (2004) 'Opioids. In: Melzack and Wall Handbook of Pain Management: A Clinical Companion to Textbook of Pain' In: Colvin Ed (eds). *: Churchill Livingstone. [Details]
(2004)'Fatigue and Asthenia'
Sweeney C, Neuenschwander H, Bruera E; (2004) 'Fatigue and Asthenia' In: Doyle, Hanks Cherney & Calman (eds). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2003)'Bone Pain. In: Cancer Pain Assessment and Management'
Bruera E, Sweeney C; (2003) 'Bone Pain. In: Cancer Pain Assessment and Management' In: Bone Pain. In: Cancer Pain Assessment and Management. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2003)'Opioid Side Effects and their Management. In: Cancer Pain Assessment and Management'
Bruera E, Sweeney C.; (2003) 'Opioid Side Effects and their Management. In: Cancer Pain Assessment and Management' In: Opioid Side Effects and their Management. In: Cancer Pain Assessment and Management. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2002)'2 case studies. In: Palliative and End of Life Pearls'
Bruera E, Sweeney C; (2002) '2 case studies. In: Palliative and End of Life Pearls' In: Pearls Heffner & Byock (eds). *: Hanley & Belfus. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2016)'Modification of oral dosage forms for the older adult: an Irish prevalence study'
Aoife Mc Gillicuddy , Maria Kellya, Catherine Sweeney, Ann Carmichael, Abina M Crean, Laura J Sahm (2016) 'Modification of oral dosage forms for the older adult: an Irish prevalence study'. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Keeping it real: Exploring an interdisciplinary breaking bad news role-play as an integrative learning opportunity'
Catherine Sweeney, Eleanor O'Sullivan, Marian McCarthy (2015) 'Keeping it real: Exploring an interdisciplinary breaking bad news role-play as an integrative learning opportunity'. Journal of The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 15 (2):14-32 [Details]
(2015)'COLLaboration on AGEing-COLLAGE: Ireland's three star reference site for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA)'
O’Caoimh, R.,Sweeney, C.,Hynes, et al (2015) 'COLLaboration on AGEing-COLLAGE: Ireland's three star reference site for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA)'. European Geriatric Medicine, 6 (5):505-511   [Details]
(2015)'Training the assessors: A Mini-CEX workshop for GPs who assess undergraduate medical students'
Foley T, Walsh E, Sweeney C, James M, Maher B, O'Flynn S (2015) 'Training the assessors: A Mini-CEX workshop for GPs who assess undergraduate medical students'. education for primary care, 26 :446-447 [Details]
(2015)'Survey of Healthcare Workers Suggests Unmet Palliative Care Needs in Parkinson’s Disease'
Fox, S., Gannon, E., Cashel, A., Kernohan, W.G., Lynch, M., McGlade, C., O’Brien, T., O’Sullivan, S.S., Sweeney, C., & Timmons, S. (2015) 'Survey of Healthcare Workers Suggests Unmet Palliative Care Needs in Parkinson’s Disease'. Movement Disorders Clinical Practice, [Details]
(2014)'Convergence and translation: attitudes to inter-professional learning and teaching of creative problem-solving among medical and engineering students and staff'
Spoelstra, H,Stoyanov, S,Burgoyne, L,Bennett, D,Sweeney, C,Drachsler, H,Vanderperren, K,Van Huffel, S,McSweeney, J,Shorten, G,O'Flynn, S,Cantillon-Murphy, P,O'Tuathaigh, C (2014) 'Convergence and translation: attitudes to inter-professional learning and teaching of creative problem-solving among medical and engineering students and staff'. Bmc Medical Education, 14 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Dietary iodine intake in young Irish women – cause for concern'
Maher B, O'Leary C, Sweeney C, O'Flynn S. (2013) 'Dietary iodine intake in young Irish women – cause for concern'. Proceedings of The Nutrition Society, 72 (3) [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Women in Hospital Medicine: Facts, Figures and Personal Experiences'
Meghen, K, Sweeney, C, Linehan, C, O'Flynn, S, Boylan, G (2013) 'Women in Hospital Medicine: Facts, Figures and Personal Experiences'. Irish Medical Journal, 106 (2):39-42   [Details]
(2013)'The At-Risk Medical Student - What More Can We Do?'
Maher, B, Sweeney, C. Hynes, H, O'Flynn, S (2013) 'The At-Risk Medical Student - What More Can We Do?'. Irish Medical Journal, [Details]
(2013)'Use of a group concept mapping approach to define learning outcomes for an interdisciplinary module in medicine'
Stoyanov S, Spoelstra H, Bennett D, Sweeney C, Van Huffel S, Shorten S, O’Flynn S, Cantillon-Murphy P, O’Tuathaigh C, Burgoyne L. (2013) 'Use of a group concept mapping approach to define learning outcomes for an interdisciplinary module in medicine'. Perspectives on Medical Education,   [Details]
(2013)'The impact of a medical undergraduate student-selected module in palliative care'
Catherine Sweeney, Gerardine Lynch, Ali Khashan, Bridget Maher, Marie Murphy, Tony O'Brien (2013) 'The impact of a medical undergraduate student-selected module in palliative care'. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care,   [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Medical School Attrition-Beyond the Statistics A Ten Year Retrospective Study'
Maher, BM,Hynes, H,Sweeney, C,Khashan, AS,O'Rourke, M,Doran, K,Harris, A,O' Flynn, S (2013) 'Medical School Attrition-Beyond the Statistics A Ten Year Retrospective Study'. Bmc Medical Education, 13 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Getting in and getting on in medical careers: How the rules of the game are gendered'
Linehan, C., Sweeney, C., Boylan, G., Meghen, K, and O'Flynn, S. (2013) 'Getting in and getting on in medical careers: How the rules of the game are gendered'. Gender sexuality and feminism, 1 (2):19-37   [Details]
(2007)'Sensitivity and specificity of a two-question screening tool for depression in a specialist palliative care unit'
Payne, A., Barry, S., Creedon, B., Stone, C., Sweeney, C., O'Brien, T., O'Sullivan, K. (2007) 'Sensitivity and specificity of a two-question screening tool for depression in a specialist palliative care unit'. Palliative Medicine, 21 :193-198 [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'Impact of a half-day multidisciplinary symptom control and palliative care outpatient clinic in a comprehensive cancer center on recommendations, symptom intensity, and patient satisfaction: A retrospective descriptive study'
Strasser, F and Sweeney, C and Willey, J and Benisch-Tolley, S and Palmer, JL and Bruera, E; (2004) 'Impact of a half-day multidisciplinary symptom control and palliative care outpatient clinic in a comprehensive cancer center on recommendations, symptom intensity, and patient satisfaction: A retrospective descriptive study'. JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT, 27 (6):481-491 [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'Methadone versus morphine as a first-line strong opioid for cancer pain: A randomized, double-blind study'
Bruera, E and Palmer, JL and Bosnjak, S and Rico, MA and Moyano, J and Sweeney, C and Strasser, F and Willey, J and Bertolino, M and Mathias, C and Spruyt, O and Fisch, MJ; (2004) 'Methadone versus morphine as a first-line strong opioid for cancer pain: A randomized, double-blind study'. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 22 (1):185-192 [DOI] [Details]
(2003)'A randomized controlled trial of supplemental oxygen versus air in cancer patients with dyspnea'
Bruera, E and Sweeney, C and Willey, J and Palmer, JL and Strasser, F and Morice, RC and Pisters, K; (2003) 'A randomized controlled trial of supplemental oxygen versus air in cancer patients with dyspnea'. PALLIATIVE MEDICINE, 17 (8):659-663 [DOI] [Details]
(2003)'Perception of discomfort by relatives and nurses in unresponsive terminally ill patients with cancer: A prospective study'
Bruera, E and Sweeney, C and Willey, J and Palmer, JL and Strasser, F and Strauch, E; (2003) 'Perception of discomfort by relatives and nurses in unresponsive terminally ill patients with cancer: A prospective study'. JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT, 26 (3):818-826 [DOI] [Details]
(2003)'Place of death of Houston area residents with cancer over a two-year period'
Bruera, E and Sweeney, C and Russell, N and Willey, JS and Palmer, JL; (2003) 'Place of death of Houston area residents with cancer over a two-year period'. JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT, 26 (1):637-643 [DOI] [Details]
(2003)'Breast cancer patient perception of the helpfulness of a prompt sheet versus a general information sheet during outpatient consultation: A randomized, controlled trial'
Bruera, E and Sweeney, C and Willey, J and Palmer, JL and Tolley, S and Rosales, M and Ripamonti, C; (2003) 'Breast cancer patient perception of the helpfulness of a prompt sheet versus a general information sheet during outpatient consultation: A randomized, controlled trial'. JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT, 25 (5):412-419 [DOI] [Details]
(2002)'Communication in cancer care: Recent developments'
Sweeney, C and Bruera, E; (2002) 'Communication in cancer care: Recent developments'. JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE CARE, 18 (4):300-306 [Details]
(2002)'Use of trade names of drugs and the scientific content of medical congresses'
Ripamonti, C and Sweeney, C and Bruera, E; (2002) 'Use of trade names of drugs and the scientific content of medical congresses'. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 20 (6):1707-1708 [Details]
(2002)'Place of death and its predictors for local patients registered at a comprehensive cancer center'
Bruera, E and Russell, N and Sweeney, C and Fisch, M and Palmer, JL; (2002) 'Place of death and its predictors for local patients registered at a comprehensive cancer center'. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 20 (8):2127-2133 [DOI] [Details]
(2001)'Clinical research in palliative care: choice of trial design'
Mazzocato, C and Sweeney, C and Bruera, E; (2001) 'Clinical research in palliative care: choice of trial design'. PALLIATIVE MEDICINE, 15 (3):261-264 [Details]
(2001)'Patient preferences versus physician perceptions of treatment decisions in cancer care'
Bruera, E and Sweeney, C and Calder, K and Palmer, L and Benisch-Tolley, S; (2001) 'Patient preferences versus physician perceptions of treatment decisions in cancer care'. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 19 (11):2883-2885 [Details]
(2001)'The development of palliative care at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center'
Bruera, E and Sweeney, C; (2001) 'The development of palliative care at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center'. SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, 9 (5):330-334 [Details]
(2001)'Changing patterns of symptom control and palliative care paper presentations at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology'
Sweeney, C and Beattie-Palmer, L and Palmer, JL and Bruera, E; (2001) 'Changing patterns of symptom control and palliative care paper presentations at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology'. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 19 (14):3438-3439 [Details]
(2000)'Re: Perception of discomfort among relatives of unresponsive terminally ill patients'
Bruera, E and Martinez-Garcia, M and Sweeney, C and Palmer, L; (2000) 'Re: Perception of discomfort among relatives of unresponsive terminally ill patients'. JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE CARE, 16 (4):59-60 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2013)'Use of a group concept mapping approach to define learning outcomes for an interdisciplinary module in medicine'
Stoyanov, Slavi and Spoelstra, Howard and Bennett, Deirdre and Sweeney, Catherine and Van Huffel, Sabine and Shorten, George and O’Flynn, Siun and Cantillon-Murphy, Padraig and O’Tuathaigh, Colm and Burgoyne, Louise (2013) 'Use of a group concept mapping approach to define learning outcomes for an interdisciplinary module in medicine' Perspectives on medical education, :1-9. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2016)PRIMM Conference London 2016
McGillicuddy A, Crean AM, Kelly M, Sweeney C, Carmichael A, Sahm LJ (2016) Oral dosage form modifications for older adults; Is there an evidence base for current practices? PRIMM Conference London 2016 [Details]
(2014)Irish Gerontological Society 62nd Annual & Scientific Meeting 2014
Fox, S,Gannon, E,Cashell, A,Kernohan, WG,Lynch, M,McGlade, C,O'Brien, T,O'Sullivan, S,Sweeney, C,Timmons, S (2014) Survey of Healthcare Workers Suggests Unmet Palliative Care Needs in Parkinson's Disease Irish Gerontological Society 62nd Annual & Scientific Meeting 2014 , pp.319-319 [Details]
(2013)Irish Gerontological Society 61st Annual and Scientific Meeting
Sweeney C, Molloy DW, O’Caoimh R, Bond R, Hynes H, McGlade C, Shorten G (2013) European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing: Ireland and the COLLAGE experience Irish Gerontological Society 61st Annual and Scientific Meeting , pp.278-279 [Details]
(2013)Irish Gerontological Society 61st Annual & Scientific Meeting 2013
Broderick, L,Sweeney, C,Timmons, S (2013) Physiotherapy Referral Practices for Care of Older Person Respite Services Irish Gerontological Society 61st Annual & Scientific Meeting 2013 Dublin, [Details]
(2013)Dietary iodine intake in young Irish women – cause for concern
Maher B, O’Leary C, Sweeney C, O’Flynn S (2013) Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 72 (OCE3), E141 . In: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2013), 72 (OCE3), E141 eds. Dietary iodine intake in young Irish women – cause for concern [Details]
(2013)Evaluation of a novel nutrition education intervention for medical students
B Maher, C Sweeney, C O'Tuathaigh, S O'Flynn, JE Brown (2013) Nutrition Society Great Britain . In: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, Cambridge University Press eds. Evaluation of a novel nutrition education intervention for medical students [DOI] [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(2013)Evaluation of a novel nutrition education intervention for medical students.
Maher, B,Sweeney, C,O'Tuathaigh, C,O'Flynn, S,Brown, JE (2013) Evaluation of a novel nutrition education intervention for medical students. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
(2013)Dietary iodine intake in young Irish women - cause for concern.
Maher, B,O'Leary, C,Sweeney, C,O'Flynn, S (2013) Dietary iodine intake in young Irish women - cause for concern. Abstract [DOI] [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2015)Irish Cancer Society’s Night Nursing Service: Quality Evaluation & Clinical Review. Irish Cancer Society, Page: 1-220.
Hegarty, J., Drummond, F., Cornally, N., Fitzgerald, S., Landers, M., McCarthy, G., McAuliffe, A.,Moran, J., Noonan, B., O’ Mahony A., O'Mahony, M., Power, S., O'Regan, P., Sweeney, C., Weathers, E., Drennan, J. (2015) Irish Cancer Society’s Night Nursing Service: Quality Evaluation & Clinical Review. Irish Cancer Society, Page: 1-220. Unpublished Reports [Details]

OTHER_LET

 YearPublication
(2015)Training the assessors: A Mini-CEX workshop for GPs who assess undergraduate medical students.
Foley T, Walsh E, Sweeney C, James M, Maher B, O’Flynn S (2015) Training the assessors: A Mini-CEX workshop for GPs who assess undergraduate medical students. Education for Primary Care: Letter   [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2012Erasmus - Staff Training Visit UCC

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Association of Palliative Care Membership01-AUG-05 / 04-AUG-12
Irish College of General Practitioners Membership - Specialist Register01-JAN-94 / 31-DEC-94

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2001)Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer,
Sweeney, C; Bruera E; (2001) Impact of a Half-Day Multidisciplinary Symptom Control and Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic in a Comprehensive Cancer Center. [Poster Presentation], Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, Copenhagen , 14-JUN-01 - 16-JUN-01. [Details]
(2005)European Association for Palliative Care Research Forum,
Sweeney, C; O'Dwyer, K: Smyth, C; Connolly, E: Murray, E; (2005) Developing a Methodology for Costing Hospice and Palliative Care Services. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], European Association for Palliative Care Research Forum, Venice , 25-MAY-05 - 27-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005)Northern Ireland Hospice, Palliative Care Conference,
Sweeney, C; (2005) Communication: Information Needs and Decision Making in Cancer Care. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Northern Ireland Hospice, Palliative Care Conference, Belfast , 15-APR-05 - 16-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)EAPC Research Forum,
Sweeney, C: Smyth, C: Keegan, O; Murray, E, O'Brannagain, D; (2005) A Baseline Study on Provision of Hospice/Palliative Care Services in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], EAPC Research Forum, Venice , 25-MAY-05 - 27-MAY-05. [Details]
(2012)Medical Alumni Annual Scientific Conference UCC,
Maher B, Sweeney C, Hynes H, Doran K, Khashan A, O'Rourke M, Haaris A, O'flynn S (2012) Medical School Attrition at UCC – A Ten-Year Retrospective Study. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Medical Alumni Annual Scientific Conference UCC, University College Cork , 13-SEP-12 - 13-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012)AMEE,
Catherine Sweeney1,2, Gerardine Lynch1, Ali Khashan2, Marie Murphy1,2, Tony O’Brien1,2 (2012) “My understanding of the role of a doctor has been seriously reshaped”: The Impact of an Undergraduate Special Study Module in Palliative Medicine. [Poster Presentation], AMEE, Lyon , 27-AUG-12 - 29-AUG-12. [Details]
(2012)19th Annual International Moving Points in Palliative Care Conference,
Catherine Sweeney, Gerardine Lynch, Marie Murphy, Tony O’Brien (2012) The use of a “Minute Paper” to assess a Special Study Module in Palliative Care. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], 19th Annual International Moving Points in Palliative Care Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 15-MAR-12 - 15-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)IAPC 12th Annual Education & Research Seminar 2012,
Dukelow Tim, O'Brien Tony, Sweeney Catherine (2012) A comparative audit of medication and supplementary fluid use in the last 24 hours of life in palliative care patients dying at home, in hospice and in hospital. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], IAPC 12th Annual Education & Research Seminar 2012, Kilkenny, Ireland , 02-FEB-12 - 02-FEB-12. [Details]
(2013)European Association of Palliative Care,
Mason S, Biasco G, Blumhuber H, Centeno C, Cetto G, De Conno F, Elsner F, Eychmuller S, Filbert M, Larkin P,1 Pastrana T, Sweeney C, Vaquero J and Ellershaw JE. (2013) International Medical Education in Palliative Care: Pilot Research on Undergraduates (IMEP). [Poster Presentation], European Association of Palliative Care, Prague , 29-MAY-13 - 01-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)Nutrition Society Annual Meeting Ireland June 2013,
By B. Maher, C. O’Leary, Sweeney C, and S. O’Flynn (2013) Dietary iodine intake in young Irish women - cause for concern. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], Nutrition Society Annual Meeting Ireland June 2013, Dublin, Ireland , 19-AUG-13 - 19-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)European Association Of Palliative Care,
Murphy I., Sweeney C., Harte K., O’Donovan U., McCloskey S., Finnerty D, Kiely F. (2013) Provision of General (Non-specialist) Palliative Care Beds in an Urban Setting. [Poster Presentation], European Association Of Palliative Care, Prague , 29-MAY-13 - 01-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)3rd International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference,
Catherine Sweeney, Ann McAuliffe, Sinead O’Neill, Marie Murphy, Tony O’Brien, Siun O’Flynn (2013) An Interprofessional Palliative Care Module for Undergraduate Students. [Poster Presentation], 3rd International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference, Limerick , 25-APR-13 - 27-APR-13. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Let Me Decide Steering Committee Committee Member2013 /
Quality Risk Management & Audit Committee, Marymount Hospital & Hospice Committee Member2012 /
Research Steering Committee, All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative care Committee Member2013 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Service for Older People, Marymount Hospital & Hospice Medical Director01-JAN-05 /
Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre, Texas Research Fellow01-JAN-00 / 31-DEC-02

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2013UCC Postgraduate Diploma Teaching & Learning in Higher EducationTeaching and Learning
2012UCC Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher EduEducation
1990UCD DCH - Diploma in Child HealthChild Health
1991RCPI DIPLOMAObstetrics
1988Trinity College Dublin Bachelor of MedicineMedicine

Outreach Activities

 Description

Member of HSE led National Palliative Care competencies development group 2012/12

AIIHPC reviewer for Research Travel Fellowship Awards May 2013

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests include undergraduate education in palliative care and interdisciplinary education.

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2017Palliative Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach IP3008Palliative Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach

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