Sonja Mc Ilfatrick

Professor, Professor of Nursing and Palliative Care

  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 776 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
19992018
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Biography

Professor Sonja McIlfatrick is a Professor in Nursing and Palliative Care and the Head of School of Nursing at Ulster University.  She is an experienced clinical academic with over twenty years’ experience in nursing and palliative care practice, education and research. Within her previous role as the Head of Research for the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (2011-2014) she led the establishment of the All Ireland Palliative Care Research Network (PCRN), which included the establishment of priorities for palliative care research across the island of Ireland.  Sonja has published widely in academic and professional journals with over 150 research outputs and publications and has a successful history of grant acquisition, securing over 4 million pounds.  Professor Mcilfatrick is an internationally recognized leader in palliative care research and has been invited to deliver presentations at key national and international events. She is appointed as a Visiting Professor at the University of Maribor, Slovenia, University of Chiba, Japan and University of Technology, Sydney working with the Centre for Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation (IMPACCT). She has served on numerous international research-funding boards, such as German Government research funding panel, and is a current member of the Marie Curie UK Funding Research Committee. She is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, is a UK Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholar and is a member of the research advisory committee for the Council of Deans for Health, UK. Sonja also has a keen interest in doctoral education, serving as the current President of the International Network of Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN). Her current research interests include, palliative care in chronic illness, management of clinical symptoms; decision making at end of life; and public health approach to palliative care

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Palliative Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Nurses Medicine & Life Sciences
Caregivers Medicine & Life Sciences
Delivery of Health Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Dementia Medicine & Life Sciences
Terminal Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Ireland Medicine & Life Sciences
Implantable Defibrillators Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1999 2018

A multi-site retrospective case note review for clinical practices of constipation in specialist palliative care settings

McIlfatrick, S. J., Muldrew, D., Hasson, F., Slater, P. F., Carduff, E., Clarke, M., Coast, J., Finucane, A., Graham-Wisener, L., Larkin, P. J., MacArtney, J., McCorry, N., Watson, M. & Wright, E. 1 Sep 2018 8, 3, p. 371-372

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference article

Open Access
Constipation
Palliative Care
Laxatives
Guidelines
Opioid Analgesics
1 Citations
Open Access
File
Lung Neoplasms
Rehabilitation
Delivery of Health Care
Therapeutics
Neoplasms

Assessment and management of constipation for patients receiving palliative care in specialist palliative care settings: a systematic review of the literature.

Muldrew, D., Hasson, F., Carduff, E., Clarke, M., Coast, J., Finucane, A., Graham, L., Larkin, P., McCorry, N., Slater, P., Watson, M., Wright, E. & McIlfatrick, S. 12 Feb 2018 Online, p. 1-9

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
File
Constipation
Palliative Care
Delivery of Health Care
Practice Management
Practice Guidelines
1 Citations

A tool doesn’t add anything”. The importance of added value: use of observational pain tools with patients with advanced dementia approaching the end of life - a qualitative study of physician and nurse experiences and perspectives

De Witt Jansen, B., Brazil, K., Passmore, P., buchanan, H., maxwell, D., McIlfatrick, S. J., morgan, S., Watson, M. & Parsons, C. 1 Jul 2018 33, 10, p. 1346-1354

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Dementia
Nurses
Physicians
Pain
Pain Measurement

Clinical Assessment and Management of Constipation in Specialist Palliative Care: A Multi Method Study

Muldrew, D., McIlfatrick, S. J. & Hasson, F. 1 May 2018 32, Issue 1_suppl, p. 259 Abstract number: PO141

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference article

Open Access
File
Constipation
Palliative Care
Focus Groups
Hospices
Dioctyl Sulfosuccinic Acid