"No man is an island" - "Connectedness" and older people living in long-stay care settings

Adeline Cooney

NUI, Galway

Dr Adeline CooneyAdeline is a senior lecturer in nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway. She has a clinical background in older people and medical nursing and has worked in nursing education for over 20 years. She teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels on a variety of topics including older people’s care and research methodologies. Her current research interests are in ageing, older people’s quality of life, the meaning of ‘‘home’’ for older people living in long-stay care settings, connectedness, dementia care and the use of reminiscence with people with dementia. Her methodological expertise is in qualitative research methodologies, in particular grounded theory. She has collaborated on a number of studies. Most recently on the DARES trial (DementiA Education Programme Incorporating REminscende for Staff)


This grounded theory study examined residents, staff and the community’s understandings of connectedness and the factors which influenced (supported or inhibited) connectedness. Data were collected using semi-structured... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Adeline Cooney (NUI, Galway)
  2. Mary Gannon (NUI, Galway)
  3. Marcella kelly (NUI, Galway)
  4. Dympna Casey (NUI, Galway)
  5. Kathy Murphy (NUI, Galway)

Topic Area

Lifecourse, older people or dementia


OS-4B » OS-4 life course (10:15 - Tuesday, 31st March, Classroom 2)

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