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Leadership in Action: Influential Irish Women Nurses' Contribution to Society

Leadership in Action: Influential Irish Women Nurses' Contribution to Society
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ISBNs:  9781781190296 Pb / 0302 ePub
Year Published:  2012
Author:  Geraldine McCarthy & Joyce J Fitzpatrick (editors)
Paperback:  12.95
ePub ebook:  7.75

Leadership in Action II: Influential Irish Men Nurses' Contribution to SocietyLeadership in Action II: Influential Irish Men Nurses' Contribution to Society


This book is both a testimony to the 20 Irish women who made a difference in society through their significant leadership contributions, and a book that can be used to teach aspiring leaders.

LEADERSHIP IN ACTION profiles 20 Irish women leaders who began their careers as nurses and went forward to make outstanding contributions in many aspects of Irish society, outside of and within the profession.

Their stories of success will help not only students in nursing, but also future leaders in other disciplines, to chart new courses in their life's work and to build on the holistic, caring, interpersonal skills that are at the core of their nursing preparation.

Each of the profiles includes the early influences and major life events that shaped the leader; the person's vision for their life work; their competencies, strengths and values; the significant challenges that they experienced; opportunities that enhanced their success; their perspective on the characteristics of leaders; and their advice to aspiring leaders. Importantly, these profiles provide a snapshot in time of the significant contributions of these leaders.


Preface / Geraldine McCarthy and Joyce J. Fitzpatrick

1          Introduction: Perspectives on Leadership / Geraldine McCarthy and Joyce J. Fitzpatrick

2          Elizabeth Adams, Consultant, Nursing & Health Policy, International Council for Nurses / Patrick Cotter

3          Mary Banotti, Former Member of the European Parliament / Patricia Fehin

4          Josephine Bartley, Acting Secretary General, International Catholic Committee of Nurses / Vicki Cleary

5          Cecily Begley, Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin / Elizabeth Heffernan

6          Anne Carrigy, President, An Bord Altranais / Irene O’Connor

7          Norah Casey, Chief Executive Officer and owner, Harmonia Ltd. / Josephine Hegarty

8          Sister Consilio Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Cuan Mhuire / Brendan Noonan

9          Deirdre Gillane, Former Political Advisor to An Taoiseach / Teresa Wills

10        Eilísh Hardiman, Chief Executive Officer, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin / Nuala Walshe

11        Angela Kerins, Chief Executive Officer, Rehab Group / Lynne Marsh

12        Alice Leahy, Founder and Director, TRUST / Mary Rose Day

13        Emily Logan, Ombudsman for Children / Helen Mulcahy

14        Mary McCarron, Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, Trinity College Dublin / John Linehan

15        Geraldine McCarthy, Emeritus Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork / Nicola Cornally

16        Kathleen Murphy, Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway / Patricia Leahy-Warren

17        Siobhan O’Halloran, Assistant National Director, Acute Hospital Services for Palliative Care, Integrated Services Directorate, Health Services Executive / Sandra Swanton

18        Anne O’Mahony, Country Director, Concern Worldwide / Elizabeth O’Connell

19        Rosemary Ryan, Risk & Compliance Manager, Irish Public Bodies Mutual Insurances Ltd. / Alice Coffey

20        Anne Scott, Deputy President and Registrar, Dublin City University / Eileen Savage

21        Peta Taaffe, Chief Nurse, Department of Health & Children (Retired) / Margaret McKiernan

22        Lessons Learned: Preparing Future Leaders / Geraldine McCarthy and Joyce J. Fitzpatrick

The Editors

The Contributors