Lecturer
Nursing & Midwifery
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

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Nursing and Midwifery
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Brookfield Health Sciences Complex
University College Cork

T: +353 21 4901452
E: j.mccarthy@ucc.ie

Dr. Joan McCarthy is a College Lecturer in Healthcare Ethics in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork. She also lectures in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Medical University of Bahrain.

Joan is a graduate of UCC (BA, 1980; MA, 1983; PhD, 2001) and her doctoral thesis in philosophy was published in 2007 (Dennett and Ricoeur on the Narrative Self, New York: Humanity Books). Her other publications include, End-of-Life Care: Ethics and Law, 2011, Cork: Cork University Press (with M. Donnelly, D. Dooley, L. Campbell and D. Smith); An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care, 8 Study Sessions, 2010 (Dublin: Irish Hospice Foundation. Available for free online at: http://hospicefoundation.ie/publications/ethics/ )(with M. Donnelly, D. Dooley, L. Campbell and D. Smith) and Nursing Ethics, Irish Cases and Concerns, 2012, 2nd Edition, Dublin: Gill and MacMillan (with D. Dooley).  Her book chapters and journal articles address topics such as the role of ethics in clinical practice, the professional-patient relationship, professionals' experiences of moral distress and nursing and midwifery ethics.

Joan is a member of the National Advisory Committee on Bioethics, the Ethics Committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, editorial board of Nursing Ethics and the International Care Ethics Observatory, University of Surrey. She was recently invited to address the Joint Committee on Health and Children (24 October 2013) and she presented on End-of-Life Care in Ireland: Ethical Challenges and Solutions. Joan has collaborated on a number of national and international research projects in healthcare ethics and has a consultative role on several committees involved in clinical care and health research. Her research interests are wide ranging in healthcare ethics but she is particularly interested in theoretical and empirical research in two areas: 1) ethical issues that arise in relation to death and dying; 2) nursing and midwifery ethics; the moral distress of health professionals; feminist perspectives on bioethics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthcare ethics is a relatively new multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field which is concerned with (1) clinical practice as well as (2) theoretical and (3) empirical research. My research strategy is underpinned by a philosophical and personal commitment to integrating these three elements in order to advance the body of knowledge that is healthcare ethics.


 
To this end, I continue to apply theoretical (ethical knowledge) to clinical practice in my teaching and writing and to carry out empirical research into ethical issues that arise in practice. For example, I am the lead investigator and co-author of a national project to develop An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care (2010) for the Irish Hospice Foundation  (with M. Donnelly, D. Dooley, L. Campbell and D. Smith). Accessible from:
http://hospicefoundation.ie/publications/ethics/This multidisciplinary project is the first of its kind in Ireland, drawing as it does on different academic disciplines, theoretical knowledge of ethics in end of life care, and qualitative and quantitative research with health professionals and the general population.

 


I also research and write in the areas of applied ethics generally, nursing and midwifery ethics and feminist ethics
 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Ethical Framework for a Good DeathMiscellaneous01-FEB-0731-DEC-09€193,090.00

Books

 YearPublication
(2012)Nursing Ethics: Irish Cases and Concerns 2nd Edition.
Dooley D, McCarthy J (2012) Nursing Ethics: Irish Cases and Concerns 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gill and MacMillan. [Details]
(2011)End-of-Life Care: Ethics and Law.
McCarthy J; Donnelly M; Dooley D; Campbell L; Smith D; (2011) End-of-Life Care: Ethics and Law. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2007)看護倫理, Kango Rinri (Vols 1-3).
Dooley D., McCarthy J.; (2007) 看護倫理, Kango Rinri (Vols 1-3). Tokyo: Misuzu Shobo Ltd. [Details]
(2007)Dennett and Ricoeur on the Narrative Self.
McCarthy J; (2007) Dennett and Ricoeur on the Narrative Self. Amherst, New York: Humanity Books. [Details]
(2005)Nursing Ethics, Irish Cases and Concerns.
Dooley D, McCarthy J; (2005) Nursing Ethics, Irish Cases and Concerns. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. [Details]
(2003)The Ethics of Reproductive Technologies.
Dooley D, McCarthy J, Garanis-Papadatos T and Dalla-Vorgia P; (2003) The Ethics of Reproductive Technologies. Oxford: Bergahn Books. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2005)'A Pluralist View of Nursing Ethics'
McCarthy Joan; (2005) 'A Pluralist View of Nursing Ethics' In: Perspectives on Nursing Theory. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. [Details]
(1995)'Identity, Existence and Passionate Politics'
McCarthy J; (1995) 'Identity, Existence and Passionate Politics' In: Lesbian and Gay Visions of Ireland. London and New York: Cassell. [Details]
(1986)'Sexual Politics and the Rejection of Sexuality'
McCarthy J. ; (1986) 'Sexual Politics and the Rejection of Sexuality' In: Out For Ourselves. Dublin: Women¿s Community Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2013)'Nursing Ethics and Moral Distress: the story so far (Guest Editorial)'
McCarthy J (2013) 'Nursing Ethics and Moral Distress: the story so far (Guest Editorial)'. Nursing Ethics, Special Issue (electronic) [Details]
(2012)'Pediatric Consent: Case Study'
McCarthy J (2012) 'Pediatric Consent: Case Study'. Nursing Ethics, 19 (4):586-587 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Moral instability: the upsides for nursing practice'
McCarthy, J; (2010) 'Moral instability: the upsides for nursing practice'. International Journal of Nursing Philosophy, 11 :127-135 [Details]
(2010)'Irish views on death and dying: a national survey'
McCarthy J, Weafer J and Loughrey M; (2010) 'Irish views on death and dying: a national survey'. Journal of Medical Ethics, 36 :454-458 [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)'Cases: are lesbians and gay men part of the story? (Guest Editorial)'
McCarthy, J.; (2010) 'Cases: are lesbians and gay men part of the story? (Guest Editorial)'. Nursing Ethics, 17 (1):5-7 [Details]
(2010)'Second Comment: case study'
McCarthy J (2010) 'Second Comment: case study'. Nursing Ethics, 17 (4):524-525 [Details]
(2008)'Gender and power: The Irish hysterectomy scandal'
McCarthy, J,Murphy, S,Loughrey, M; (2008) 'Gender and power: The Irish hysterectomy scandal'. Nursing Ethics, 15 :643-655 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Moral distress reconsidered'
McCarthy, J,Deady, R; (2008) 'Moral distress reconsidered'. Nursing Ethics, 15 :254-262 [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'A Pluralist View of Nursing Ethics'
McCarthy Joan; (2006) 'A Pluralist View of Nursing Ethics'. International Journal of Nursing Philosophy, 7 (3):157-164 [Details]
(2003)'Principlism or narrative ethics: must we choose between them?'
Mc Carthy, Joan; (2003) 'Principlism or narrative ethics: must we choose between them?'. Journal of Medical Ethics, 29 (Medical Humanities) (2):65-71 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2011)'Making Tough Decisions at the End of Life'
McCarthy J; (2011) 'Making Tough Decisions at the End of Life' FEASA Newsletter of the All-Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association, 1 (3) :21-22. [Details]
(2009)'Conversations with the Irish Public about Death and Dying'
McCarthy, Joan; Loughrey, Mark; Weafer, John; Dooley, Dolores; (2009) 'Conversations with the Irish Public about Death and Dying' Studies, 98 (392) :457-472. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2013)14th ICNE International Ethics Conference
McCarthy J (2013) An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care: An Irish Perspective 14th ICNE International Ethics Conference Melbourne, Australia, , 16-MAY-13 - 17-MAY-13 [Details]
(2012)13th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference
McCarthy (2012) Moral Distress: what is is and why it matters 13th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference Kusadasi, Turkey, , 04-OCT-12 - 06-OCT-12 [Details]
(2012)13th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference
McCarthy J, Andrews T (2012) Nurses' Decision-Making Practices at the End of LIfe in the ICU: An Irish Perspective 13th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference Kusadasi, Turkey, , 04-OCT-12 - 06-OCT-12 [Details]
(2011)18th Annual Palliative Care Conference, Moving Points in Palliative Care
McCarthy, J (2011) Ethical challenges in end-of-life care: meeting diverse needs 18th Annual Palliative Care Conference, Moving Points in Palliative Care Dublin, , 07-APR-11 - 07-APR-11 [Details]
(2011)The Future of Dementia Care Conference 2011- 12th October 2011, CORK
McCarthy, J (2011) Ethics and Decision-making in Dementia Care The Future of Dementia Care Conference 2011- 12th October 2011, CORK [Details]
(2011)12th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference
McCarthy, J (2011) Revisiting the Person with Dementia or the Demented Person 12th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference University of Surrey, England, , 07-SEP-11 - 07-SEP-11 [Details]
(2010)11th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference
McCarthy, J (2010) Where 'Ought Meets Is': developing an Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care 11th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference University of Turku, Finland, , 13-SEP-10 - 14-SEP-10 [Details]
(2010)7th EONS Spring Convention
Gallagher, A.; McCarthy, J; (2010) Futlity in Oncology Settings 7th EONS Spring Convention , pp.47-47 [Details]
(2009)SoNM Annual Research Conference
McCarthy, J (2009) Am I going to die, nurse?: ethical challenges at the end of life SoNM Annual Research Conference School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC, , 08-OCT-09 - 08-OCT-09 [Details]
(2008)12th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference
McCarthy, J (2008) The Instability of the Moral Realm and the Persistence of Hope 12th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference Boston, , 24-SEP-08 - 26-SEP-08 [Details]
(2007)Hope and Opportunity Hospice Principles and Hospital Practice National Conference
McCarthy, J (2007) Patient Autonomy, Listening to Patients and Learning from Loss Hope and Opportunity Hospice Principles and Hospital Practice National Conference Dublin, , 14-NOV-07 - 14-NOV-07 [Details]
(2007)Annual Joint Midwifery Conference RCM/INO
McCarthy, J (2007) Relations of Power and Resistance: An Analysis of the Harding Clark Lourdes Hospital Inquiry Report Annual Joint Midwifery Conference RCM/INO Armagh, , 18-OCT-07 - 18-OCT-07 [Details]
(2006)European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics (EACME) Annual Conference
McCarthy, J (2006) Say ‘no’ to grand theories; say ‘yes’ to local strategies European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics (EACME) Annual Conference Leuven, Switzerland, , 28-SEP-06 - 30-SEP-06 [Details]
(2006)10th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference
McCarthy, J (2006) A feminist view of ethical decision-making in nursing practice 10th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference DCU, Dublin, , 04-SEP-06 - 05-SEP-06 [Details]
(2005)2nd Annual Conference, NMPDU HSE Southern Area
McCarthy, J (2005) Moral Distress: Knowing What's Right and Doing What's Wrong 2nd Annual Conference, NMPDU HSE Southern Area Cork, , 05-OCT-11 - 05-OCT-11 [Details]
(2004)8th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference
McCarthy, J (2004) Nursing Ethics, an Eclectic View 8th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference Swansea, UK, , 07-SEP-04 - 09-SEP-04 [Details]
(2002)6th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference
McCarthy, J (2002) Why the Principlist Approach to Ethical Decision-Making is Not Enough 6th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference University of Swansea, , 06-SEP-02 - 08-SEP-02 [Details]
(2001)Society for European Philosophy Annual Conference
McCarthy J (2001) Ricoeur and Dennett: The Narrative Self Attested Society for European Philosophy Annual Conference Manchester Metropolitan University, [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2013)ICN’s 25th Quadrennial Congress : Equity and Access to Health Care,
Gallagher A; Cox A; Arber A; McCarthy J; Andrews T; Kohlen H; Haas M; Bousso R; Paganini C (2013) Journey Shaping: A grounded theory of critical care nurses’ involvement in end-of-life care. [Oral Presentation], ICN’s 25th Quadrennial Congress : Equity and Access to Health Care, Melbourne, Australia , 18-MAY-13 - 22-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013)Critical Care Nursing Conference,
Andrews T; Gallagher A; Cox A; Arber A; McCarthy J; Kohlen H; Haas M; Bousso R; Paganini C (2013) Journey Shaping: A grounded theory of critical care nurses’ involvement in end-of-life care. [Oral Presentation], Critical Care Nursing Conference, Serbia , 22-MAY-13 - 24-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013)14th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference,
McCarthy J (2013) An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care: An Irish Perspective. [Plenary Lecture], 14th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference, Melbourne, Australia , 16-MAY-13 - 17-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013)Staff Lunchtime Seminar,
McCarthy J (2013) An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care: an Irish Perspective. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Staff Lunchtime Seminar, Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law , 26-APR-13 - 26-APR-13. [Details]
(2013)MA Moral Theology,
McCarthy J (2013) Moral Distress: conceptual and operational challenges. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], MA Moral Theology, Pope's College, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium , 23-APR-13 - 23-APR-13. [Details]
(2013)14th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference,
McCarthy J (2013) Chair sessions on death and dying and moral distress. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], 14th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference, Melbourne , 16-MAY-13 - 17-MAY-13. [Details]
(2012)14th International Conference on Emergency Care,
McCarthy J (2012) An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care: an Irish Perspective. [Invited Oral Presentation], 14th International Conference on Emergency Care, Dublin Convention Centre , 27-JUN-12 - 30-JUN-12. [Details]
(2012)13th INEC International Nursing Ethics Conference,
McCarthy J and Andrews T (2012) Nurses Decision-Making Practices at the End of Life in the ICU: An Irish Perspective. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], 13th INEC International Nursing Ethics Conference, Selcuk, Izmir, Turkey , 04-OCT-12 - 06-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012)Research Seminar Queen's University,
McCarthy J (2012) An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Research Seminar Queen's University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University, Belfast , 26-JUN-12 - 26-JUN-12. [Details]
(2012)13th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference,
McCarthy J (2012) Moral Distress: what it is and why it matters. [Plenary Lecture], 13th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference, Kusadasi, Turkey , 04-OCT-12 - 06-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012)IAPC Annual Conference 2012,
McCarthy J (2012) Care Planning in Nursing Homes: Ethical Considerations. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], IAPC Annual Conference 2012, Dublin , 16-NOV-12 - 16-NOV-12. [Details]
(2001)Society for European Philosophy Annual Conference,
McCarthy, Joan; (2001) Ricoeur and Dennett: The Narrative Self Attested. [Oral Presentation], Society for European Philosophy Annual Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University , 09-SEP-01 - 11-SEP-01. [Details]
(2010)Building an End-of-Life Care Network in HSE South,
McCarthy J.; (2010) End-of-Life Decision-making - putting supports in place. [Invited Oral Presentation], Building an End-of-Life Care Network in HSE South, River Lee Hotel, Cork , 26-NOV-10 - 26-NOV-10. [Details]
(2010)Launch of the Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care,
McCarthy J.; (2010) Ethics - the concern of everyone. [Invited Oral Presentation], Launch of the Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care, River Lee Hotel, Cork , 06-OCT-10 - 06-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010)Getting to Grips with Palliative Care, A Nursing Perspective,
Mc Carthy; (2010) Making Good Decisions. [Invited Oral Presentation], Getting to Grips with Palliative Care, A Nursing Perspective, Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Meath , 18-NOV-10 - 18-NOV-10. [Details]
(2011)Mowlam Managers Regional Meeting,
McCarthy J (2011) Ethics and Decision Making in End-of-Life Care. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Mowlam Managers Regional Meeting, Birr, Co. Offaly , 14-DEC-12 - 12-DEC-12. [Details]
(2011)Mowlam Managers Meeting,
Joan McCarthy (2011) Ethical Decision Making in End-of-Life Care. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Mowlam Managers Meeting, Birr, Co. Offaly , 14-DEC-11 - 14-DEC-11. [Details]
(2011)12th International ICNE Conference,
McCarthy J; (2011) Revisiting the Demented Person or the Person with Dementia. [Oral Presentation], 12th International ICNE Conference, University of Surrey, England , 07-SEP-11 - 08-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011)The Future of Dementia Care,
McCarthy J (2011) Ethics and Decision-Making in Dementia Care. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Future of Dementia Care, Silversprings Moran Hotel, Cork , 12-OCT-12 - 12-OCT-12. [Details]
(2011)South West Hospital Network,
McCarthy J; (2011) Ethical Framework - Facilitating Study Sessions. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], South West Hospital Network, River Lee Hotel, Cork , 22-MAR-11 - 22-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011)Network of HFH Hospital Champions for Change,
McCarthy J; (2011) Tough Ethical Decsions at End of Life: how do we make them?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Network of HFH Hospital Champions for Change, Killashee Hotel, Co. Kildare , 10-MAR-11 - 10-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011)MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law,
McCarthy J; (2011) End-of-Life Ethical Issues. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law, RCSI Dublin , 05-MAR-11 - 05-MAR-11. [Details]
(2012)Mowlam Managers Group Regional Meeting,
McCarthy J (2012) The Ethics of Dementia Care. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Mowlam Managers Group Regional Meeting, Birr, Co. Offaly , 06-MAR-12 - 06-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law RCSI,
McCarthy J (2012) End-of-Life Care: ethical challenges. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law RCSI, RCSI Dublin , 03-MAR-12 - 03-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)Cork/Kerry Regional Study Day,
McCarthy J (2012) End-of-Life Care: Ethics and Law. [Invited Oral Presentation], Cork/Kerry Regional Study Day, Nurse Education Centre, Cork , 06-MAR-12 - 06-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)Lunchtime Seminar Marymount Hospice,
McCarthy J (2012) End-of-Life Care: Ethics in Practice. [Invited Oral Presentation], Lunchtime Seminar Marymount Hospice, Marymount Hospice, Cork , 06-MAR-12 - 06-MAR-12. [Details]
(2010)International Centre of Nursing Ethics Conference,
McCarthy, J.; (2010) Where 'Ought' Meets 'Is': developing an Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care in acute settings in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], International Centre of Nursing Ethics Conference, University of Turku, Finland , 13-SEP-10 - 14-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010)Master Class, MSc Global Ethics,
McCarthy, J.; (2010) An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care: A case of empirical ethics?. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Master Class, MSc Global Ethics, International Centre for Nursing Ethics, University of Surrey , 09-JUL-10 - 09-JUL-10. [Details]
(2010)7th EONS Spring Convention,
Gallagher, A., McCarthy, J.; (2010) Workshop on Futility in Oncology Settings. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], 7th EONS Spring Convention, The Hague, The Netherlands , 15-APR-10 - 16-APR-10. [Details]
(2010)MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law,
McCarthy, J.; (2010) Ethical Issues at the End of Life. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law, RCSI, Dublin , 06-MAR-10 - 06-MAR-10. [Details]
(2010)MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law,
McCarthy, J.; (2010) Module 4, Ethical Issues at the End of Life. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law, Medical University of Bahrain , 10-OCT-10 - 13-OCT-10. [Details]
(2009)MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law,
McCarthy, J.; (2009) Module 4, Ethical decision-making at end of life. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law, Medical University of Bahrain , 11-OCT-09 - 14-OCT-09. [Details]
(2009)National Coordination Team Seminar,
McCarthy, J.; (2009) Developing an Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], National Coordination Team Seminar, Trinity Plaza Hotel, Dublin , 19-MAY-09 - 19-MAY-09. [Details]
(2009)Annual Research Conference,
McCarthy, J.; (2009) Am I going to die, nurse?: ethical challenges at the end of life. [Plenary Lecture], Annual Research Conference, School of Nursing and Midwfery, University College Cork , 09-OCT-09 - 09-OCT-09. [Details]
(2009)Ethics Study Day,
McCarthy, J.; (2009) Am I going to die, doctor?: ethical challenges at the end of life. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Ethics Study Day, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, Dublin , 11-DEC-09 - 11-DEC-09. [Details]
(2009)MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law,
McCarthy, J.; (2009) Module 2, Ethics of Reproductive Technologies. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law, Medical University of Bahrain , 13-APR-09 - 15-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law,
McCarthy, J.; (2008) Surrogacy and Sex Selection: some ethical concerns. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law, RCSI, Dublin , 12-JAN-08 - 12-JAN-08. [Details]
(2008)Postgraduate Midwifery Programme,
McCarthy, J.; (2008) Gender and Power: an analysis of the Harding Clark Lourdes Hospital Inquiry Report. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Postgraduate Midwifery Programme, Trinity College, Dublin , 15-JUL-08 - 15-JUL-08. [Details]
(2008)Staff Seminar,
McCarthy, J., Murphy, S., Loughrey, M.; (2008) Gender and Power, the Irish Hysterectomy Scandal. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Staff Seminar, of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University & St George's University of London , 13-MAR-08 - 13-MAR-08. [Details]
(2005)2nd Annual Conference, Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit, HSE Southern Area,
McCarthy, Joan; (2005) Moral Distress: Knowing what's right and doing what's wrong. [Invited Oral Presentation], 2nd Annual Conference, Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit, HSE Southern Area, Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork , 05-OCT-05 - 05-OCT-05. [Details]
(2004)8th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference,
McCarthy, Joan; (2004) Nursing Ethics, an Eclectic View. [N/A], 8th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference, Swansea, UK , 07-SEP-04 - 09-SEP-04. [Details]
(2002)6th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference,
McCarthy, Joan; (2002) Why the Principlist Approach to Ethical Decision-making is Not Enough. [Oral Presentation], 6th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference, Dublin City University , 06-SEP-02 - 08-SEP-02. [Details]
(2008)12th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference and 15th New England Nursing Knowledge Conference,,
Joan McCarthy; (2008) `The Instability of the Moral Realm and the Persistence of Hope'. [Oral Presentation], 12th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference and 15th New England Nursing Knowledge Conference,, Boston College, Boston, Massachussets, US , 26-SEP-08 - 26-SEP-08. [Details]
(2007)Annual Joint Midwifery Conference, RCM/INO,
Joan McCarthy; (2007) `Relations of Power and Resistance: An Analysis of the Harding Clark Lourdes Hospital Inquiry Report¿. [Oral Presentation], Annual Joint Midwifery Conference, RCM/INO, Armagh City Hotel, Co. Armagh , 18-OCT-07 - 18-OCT-07. [Details]
(2007)Hope & Opportunity Hospice Principles & Hospital Practice National Conference,
Joan McCarthy; (2007) `Patient Autonomy, Listening to Patients ¿ Learning from Loss¿. [Oral Presentation], Hope & Opportunity Hospice Principles & Hospital Practice National Conference, Clontarf Castle, Dublin , 14-NOV-07 - 14-NOV-07. [Details]
(2006)Postrgraduate Seminar,
Mc Carthy, Joan; (2006) Procreative autonomy and the welfare of future children. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Postrgraduate Seminar, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology , 15-NOV-06 - 15-NOV-06. [Details]
(2007)Department of Sociology Staff Seminar Series,
Mc Carthy, Joan; (2007) Ethical Decision-making in Health Care: Principlism, Narrative Ethics and the Case of the Forgetful Mourner. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Department of Sociology Staff Seminar Series, University College Cork , 01-NOV-07 - 01-NOV-07. [Details]
(2007)Lunchtime Seminar Series,
McCarthy, Joan; (2007) The Advance Directive: Calculation or Shared Meaning?. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Lunchtime Seminar Series, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Cork University Hospital , 07-NOV-07 - 07-NOV-07. [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2010)An Ethical Framework for End of Life Care.
McCarthy J., Donnelly M., Dooley D., Campbell L., Smith D.; (2010) An Ethical Framework for End of Life Care. Irish Hospice Foundation, Dublin. [Details]
(2010)An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care 8 Study Sessions.
McCarthy J., Donnelly M., Dooley D., Campbell L., Smith D.; (2010) An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care 8 Study Sessions. Irish Hospice Foundation, Dublin. [Details]
(2009)Exploring Death and Dying: the Views of the Irish Public.
Weafer, J., McCarthy, J., Loughrey, M.; (2009) Exploring Death and Dying: the Views of the Irish Public. Irish Hospice Foundation, Dublin. [Details]

Newsletter

 YearPublication
(2001)The Learning Curve.
McCarthy J.; (2001) The Learning Curve. Newsletter [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2000)Models of Youth and Community Work, Module 6, Diploma in Youth and Community Work.
McCarthy,Joan and Staunton, Denis; (2000) Models of Youth and Community Work, Module 6, Diploma in Youth and Community Work. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2000)Disadvantage and Social Exclusion, Module Three, Diploma in Youth and Community Work.
Mc Carthy, Joan; (2000) Disadvantage and Social Exclusion, Module Three, Diploma in Youth and Community Work. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2000)European and Global Pathways: A Youth Work Perspective, Module 7, Diploma in Youth and Community Work.
Mc Carthy, Joan; (2000) European and Global Pathways: A Youth Work Perspective, Module 7, Diploma in Youth and Community Work. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2000)The Psychology and Sociology of Youth Work, Module Two, Diploma in Youth and Community Work.
Mc Carthy, Joan; (2000) The Psychology and Sociology of Youth Work, Module Two, Diploma in Youth and Community Work. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
1998McMullen Foundation Philosophy Scholarship

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
International Center of Nursing Ethics Board Member01-MAY-09 / 01-OCT-12
Feminist Approaches to Bioethics None01-SEP-03 / 01-AUG-10
International Philosophy of Nursing Society None01-JUN-04 / 01-JUN-10

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Scientific Review Committee 14th ICNE International Nursing Ethics Conference, Melbourne Abstract Reviewer2012 / 2012
National Advisory Committee on Bioethics Member2012 /
Scientific Review Committee 13th International Nursing Ethics Conference, Turkey October 2012 Abstract reviewer2012 / 2012
Adult Continuing Education Board Representing College of Medicine and Health2012 /
University Research Ethics Board Member2009 / 2012
Adult Continuing Education Committee Member2009 / 2011
Implementation Group UK GMC Guidance on Treatment and Care Towards End of Life Member of reviewing group2010 / 2010
Scientific Review Committee, 14th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference Reviewer2010 / 2010
International Centre of Nursing Ethics, University of Surrey Board Member2009 /
Ethics Curriculum Group, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland Member2008 /
Research Ethics Committee Carlow Institute of Technology Member2008 / 2009
Working Group, Irish Commission on Human Assisted Reproduction Member of sub-committee2002 / 2003
Curriculum and Teaching Development, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC Member2003 / 1999
Student Affairs, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC Member2003 / 1899
Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC Member2004 / 1899
Postgraduate Studies Committee Member2004 / 1899

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Department of Philosophy Research Assistant01-SEP-00 / 31-JAN-02
School of Nursing and Midwifery Temporary Lecturer01-OCT-02 / 31-AUG-03
School of Nursing and Midwifery College Lecturer01-SEP-03 / 30-DEC-99
Centre of Adult Continuing Education, UCC Lecturer/Coordinator/Editor/

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
2001University College Cork PHDNursing
1980University College Cork BANursing
1983University College Cork MSc (Nursing)Nursing

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Irish BasicBasicBasic

Outreach Activities

 Description

Presentation and Round Table Discussion of book: End-of-Life Care: Ethics and Law, Life Long Learning Festival, Interactive Open Book Session – Friday 30th March, 2.30pm-4.30pm, Western Gateway Building, Western Road, University College Cork

External Supervision (and examination) of Theses



Title of Thesis and Degree: Proposal for a primary care clinical ethics committee in Bahrain, Nahla Madan MSc Supervisor: McCarthy J. External Agency: University of Bahrain.



Date: June 2010



 



Title of Thesis and Degree: Withholding and Withdrawing Dialysis: Ethical and Legal Challenges in End-of-Life Decisions, Frank J. Kelly, MSc Supervisor: McCarthy J. External Agency: RCSI.



Date: June 2010




McCarthy, J. External Examiner:  PhD thesis, `An Ethnography of Independent Midwifery in Ireland¿. External Agency: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin.



Reviews

 JournalRole
Nursing Ethics Member of Editorial Board
International Journal Of Nursing Studies Referee
Irish Journal Of Feminist Studies Member of Editorial Board
Irish Journal Of Feminist Studies Referee
Nursing Ethics Referee
International Journal Of Nursing Philosophy Referee
Irish Journal Of Sociology Referee

Other Activities

 Description

Invited Co-Chair, Primary Care Palliative Care Consultation Meeting, LHO North Lee and South Lee, Irish Hospice Foundation, Irish Council of General Practice, HSE, HSE Offices, Kinsale Road. 23 June 2010.

 


Title of Book: Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care, Watson M, Lucas C, Hoy A and Wells Jo, Chapter 1, Ethics, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Reviewer Name: Joan McCarthy   Completed, April 2009.




Grants Reviewer:  Medical Humanities Research Fellowship, Wellcome Trust, Grants Management Department, London, 2010



 




List of Expert Assignments

Assessment of application to Bellagio Study and conference centre Rockefeller Foundation, New York 2005-6 

 

My precise objectives in teaching vary depending on the student cohort with whom I am working, as do my methods. Identifying students' progression is an integral part of my ongoing engagement with a group so that I gain a better diagnostic sense of the class's understanding of key concepts and the success (or otherwise) of my own teaching. Every session with a group of students is structured to respond to the key objectives for that session.


 
Student evaluation, self-evaluation, peer evaluation and the views of stakeholders are important indicators for me of the success, or otherwise, of any courses that I teach and, over the past seventeen years, I consistently evaluated these through a variety of forms. In turn, I have modified the delivery style, content and forms of assessment in response to the feedback I have received.  The evaluation may be formal or informal and has included self-report questionnaires administered by myself or my colleagues. I have also received positive feedback on the assessment of the modules I teach from several external examiners and the independent reviewer of the BSc undergraduate programme.
   

Relationship of teaching to research.
 

designed, developed and coordinated the world's first MSc in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics;designed undergraduate and postrgraduate courses in healthcare ethics for nurses and doctors; compiled Course Readers with appropriate content for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (e.g., BSc Nursing Studies; Gerontology; Critical Care)included my current empirical research in end of life care into course contentcoauthored a nursing ethics text, Nursing Ethics: Irish cases and concerns, which has been adopted into the curricula of a number of other universities at home and abroadworked closely with the School Subject Librarian to ensure that key texts and recent texts are available to students for appropriate (short/long term) borrowing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Cancer Nursing NU4008Cancer Nursing
2015Care of the Older Adult NU4009Care of the Older Adult
2015Nursing in the Community NU4007Nursing in the Community
2015Professional, Legal, Ethical and Communication Principles of Prescribing Practices in Nursing or Midwifery NU6108Professional, Legal, Ethical and Communication Principles of Prescribing Practices in Nursing or Midwifery
2015Ethical and Legal Decision Making at the End of Life NU4041Ethical and Legal Decision Making at the End of Life
2015Ethics for Specialist Practice NU6053Ethics for Specialist Practice
2015Nursing Ethics NU4027Nursing Ethics
2015Health Care Ethics NU4028Health Care Ethics
2015Ethics for Midwives NU5043Ethics for Midwives