Exploring The Impact A Training Programme Has On Healthcare Staff Attitudes And Understandings Of Dementia: A Mixed Methods Evaluation Study

Orla Quirke

Institute of Technology Tralee

Orla Quirke,Masters by Research Student,Institute of Technology,Dromtacker,Tralee,Co. Kerry. Email Address: Orla.N.Quirke@research.ittralee.ie Orla Quirke is currently undertaking her Masters by Research at the Institute of Technology Tralee Co. Kerry. Prior to taking up this role Orla worked in the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee as a Registered General Nurse. Orla is a compassionate, dedicated and organised person who loves to help people. In 2014 Orla received Preceptor of the Year award, this award is given in recognition of a preceptors’ priceless work with student nurses while on clinical placement. Orla is a member of the Irish Gerontology Society and recently presented at their national conference. Orla has publications of her current study in Age and Ageing journal and in the Postgraduate Research Colloquium Handbook 2015 and in 2016. Orla hopes to continue to publish articles of various aspects of her study for research journals.


Background Increased longevity is a worldwide development that demonstrates the benefits of improved socioeconomic and health care factors. Dementia is a condition associated with ageing but not unique to the aged. The term... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Orla Quirke (Institute of Technology Tralee)
  2. William Evans (Principal Supervisor) (Institute of Technology Tralee)
  3. Mary Brosnan (Co. Supervisor) (Institute of Technology Tralee)

Topic Area

Topics: Adult Healthcare


HSE » Healthcare Staff Experiences (10:30 - Thursday, 10th November, Seminar Room 2.51)

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