Blog

Congratulations Michelle on completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Paediatric, Palliative and Complex Care

07th Aug 2018

Our Knowledge

 

Michelle Curtin joined us in 2014, beginning her career as a Nurse in the Cork and Kerry region, progressing to her current role as Nurse Manager. Michelle recently completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Paediatric, Palliative and Complex Care with the National University of Ireland, Galway and we would like to say congratulations! This one-year full time course is the only course of its kind in Ireland and forms part of a two-year specialist Master’s programme. It included modules in symptom management, supporting families in difficult situations, bereavement, family-centred care, research modules and the completion of 1000 hours’ placement. It also involved 4am starts for trips from Cork to Galway and we are very proud of Michelle for undertaking and completing the Diploma.

As part of her studies, Michelle developed a research proposal which will examine boundary management in the homecare setting. This research project is primarily influenced by her role with us at Resilience Care and has a practice based outcome; to develop professional level training on maintaining therapeutic boundaries for our team. Michelle plans on pursuing this research project and continuing to the Masters in 2019. We were delighted to support Michelle in her professional development with a Resilience Care staff scholarship to fund her course, study leave and flexibility with her work schedule.

In her role as Nurse Manager Michelle oversees 14 services and 50 staff, holding responsibility for the regional Resilience Care team, family liaison and working with the multidisciplinary teams from the HSE on the implementation of each child’s care plan. Her work with Resilience Care families involves meeting each family on a weekly basis and identifying and hiring the team which supports each child; each of these teams is established just for the child, their particular needs and family.

Once again we’d like to congratulate Michelle on completing her Post Graduate Diploma and wish her the very best with her new home and upcoming wedding from all the Resilience Care team!