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

Leadership in Action II: Influential Irish Men Nurses' Contribution to Society
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ISBNs:  9781781191019 Pb / 1026 ePub
Year Published:  2013
Author:  Geraldine McCarthy & Joyce J Fitzpatrick (editors)
Paperback:  12.95
ePub ebook:  7.75

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This book is both a testimony to the 19 Irish men 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 II profiles 19 Irish men in leadership positions who began their careers as nurses. Some have diversified and now lead important academic, health, social or entrepreneurial enterprises. 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 Ian Carter, Chief Executive Officer, St. James’s Hospital / Sean Kelleher

3 Patrick Cotter, Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Lecturer, Emergency Department, Cork University Hospital and School of Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork / Malitha Veera Monis

4 Seamus Cowman, Professor of Nursing and Head of Department, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland / Catrina Heffernan

5 Declan Devane, Professor of Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway / Margaret M. Murphy

6 Liam Doran, General Secretary of the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation / Josephine Hegarty

7 Gerard Fealy, Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems, University College Dublin / Domam Al-Omari

8 Paul Gallagher, Director of Nursing, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin / Anne Cleary

9 Justin Gleeson, Health Service Executive Addiction Services / Patricia Leahy-Warren

10 Brian Keogh, Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin / Omar Melhem

11 Philip Larkin, Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing (Palliative Care), University College Dublin and Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross / Sinéad O’Sullivan

12 Gordon Lynch, Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Child & Adolescent Health & Psychotherapy), Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, Kildare            / Lynne Marsh

13 Peter McLoone, Former Secretary General, IMPACT / Nicola Cornally

14 Brendan Noonan, Lecturer Practitioner, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork / Saed Azizeh

15 Barry O’Brien, National Director of Human Resources, Health Service Executive / Mary Rose Day

16 Damien O’Dowd, Chief Executive Officer, Bloomfield Care Centre / Teresa Wills

17 Gerry O’Dwyer, Regional Director of Operations, Health Service Executive, Dublin Mid-Leinster / Eileen Savage

18 Michael Shannon, Director at the Office for Nursing & Midwifery Services, Health Service Executive / Mary Ellen Gerardina Harnett-Collins

19 Father Raymond Sweeney, Catholic Priest, Loughrea, Co. Galway / Elizabeth Weathers

20 Joe Wolfe, Founder, Joe Wolfe & Associates / Alice Coffey       

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

The Editors

The Contributors