ICORN HCV Research Nurse Bursary Programme 2016/2018
The Irish Hepatitis C Outcomes Research Network is delighted to announce that it has awarded two Bursaries in the ICORN HCV Research Nurse Bursary Programme 2016-2018.
Following a rigorous selection process, chaired by Dr. Diarmaid Houlihan, Consultant Hepatologist and Chair of the ICORN Research Group, Monica Blount (CNS at Beaumont Hospital) and a team of CNSs at St James’s Hospital, were selected as the recipients of the two ICORN HCV Nurse Research Bursaries. Their projects are as follows:
1. Monica Blount – HCV within Ireland’s migrant population: patient experiences and challenges in HCV healthcare
2. Clodagh Quinn, & team of CNSs at SJH – Optimising the HCV cascade of care-addressing non-attendance and non-linkage from a nursing perspective
Launched in late 2016, the ICORN HCV Research Nurse Bursaries were awarded based on a competition open to qualified nurses employed in the Irish health services in the field of HCV, and who wished to undertake a HCV research project and/or participate in a HCV post-graduate educational course/conference, aimed at improving care delivery and outcomes for people living with HCV. Research undertaken was to focus on efficient healthcare delivery at the point of care i.e. hospital or community setting.
The main objectives of the Bursary Programme are: (i) To encourage and support nurse-led HCV research focused on improving care delivery outcomes for people living with HCV in Ireland; and/or (ii) To contribute to the development of nursing practice and patient care in the hospital and/or associated community services.
*ICORN Bursaries are supported by grants provided by AbbVie Ireland (ABBVIE)