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Celebrations as two more doctorally prepared nurses graduate at UCC’s School of Nursing and Midwifery

15 Nov 2021

Dr Caples and Dr Martin are pictured with UCCs President Professor John O’Halloran.

Dr. Maria Caples is a Lecturer in Intellectual Disability Nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork. Her PhD thesis investigated the relationship between resilience factors and adaptation in families of children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. She found that family hardiness, condition management effort and condition management ability were the resiliency factors that most influenced adaptation for families of children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. A key implication of the findings is the need for a family centered, integrated approach to care for families of children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.

Dr Anne-Marie Martin is also a Lecturer in Intellectual Disability Nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork. Her PhD thesis was titled:  Reconciling communication repertoires: a classic grounded theory of navigating interactions involving persons with severe/profound intellectual disability. Dr Martin found that a focus on ability, rather than disability supports communication with people with severe/profound intellectual disability. Further, she found that the strategies people use to communicate and interact with each other are the same but the extent of a persons communication repertoire influences how these strategies are used.

 

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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Brookfield Health Sciences Complex College Road Cork, Ireland , T12 AK54

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