Empowerment within Irish epilepsy services: An exploratory analysis

Louise Bennett

Waterford Institute of Technology

Louise Bennett qualified as a Registered General Nurse at St James’s Hospital, Dublin in 1996. She holds a post graduate diploma in perioperative Nursing (TCD, 2000), MSc in Nursing (TCD, 2010), Certificate in Nurse and Midwife prescribing (RCSI, 2011), and a postgraduate diploma in Clinical Health Sciences Education (CHSE) (TCD, 2012). She has held a number of clinical positions both nationally and internationally. Louise is a lecturer/course leader in the Department of Nursing and healthcare at Waterford Institute of Technology and is currently undertaking a PhD exploring empowerment within Irish epilepsy services.


Background Empowerment is seen as an integral component of holistic practice and service design in health care, particularly as it relates to the improvement of quality of life for people with epilepsy. However, empowerment... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Louise Bennett (Waterford Institute of Technology)
  2. Michael Bergin (Waterford Institute of Technology)
  3. John Wells (Waterford Institute of Technology)

Topic Area

Topics: Adult Healthcare


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