Prof Sonja McIlfatrick

Dr Sonja McIlfatrick
student nurse at the university of ulster

Professor Sonja McIlfatrick

Contact Details

Professor of Nursing
School of Nursing
Room 12J11
Campus: Jordanstown

Tel: 028 90368066
Email sj.mcilfatrick@ulster.ac.uk

Biography
Sonja is a registered nurse with approximately twenty years’ experience in palliative care practice, education and research. She has extensive experience in undertaking research as well as leading and providing strategic direction for research. Having qualified as a registered nurse and graduated with a nursing degree from the University of Ulster in 1991, Sonja began her research career completing her MSc in 1999 and her PhD from University of Ulster in 2003.

Sonja is currently a Reader in Nursing Research and Development. Within her university role, Sonja is Postgraduate Tutor as well as the lead for the Palliative Care Strand within the Managing Chronic Illness Research Centre. Sonja is also currently working as Head of Research, for a newly established All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care.  As Head of Research, Sonja’s role is to lead and provide strategic direction for a Palliative Care Research Network in Ireland. 

Research Interest
Sonja’s research interests include: decision making at end of life; palliative care and chronic illness; public awareness of palliative care and psychosocial support for carers/families affected by advanced disease.

Current Research Projects

  • Exploring public awareness of palliative care
  • Exploring the palliative care needs and quality of life of people with advanced heart failure and their carers - Funded All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Deactivation of implantable cardioverter defibrillators at end of life: an exploratory study of heart failure patients’, carers’ and health care professionals. -Funded by HSC, R&D, Northern Ireland
  • Dignity Care Intervention with Public Health Nurses in Ireland -Funded: Irish Hospice Foundation
  • Developing a palliative care rehabilitation intervention for people with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer. Funded: by HSC, R&D, Northern Ireland
  • Development, delivery and evaluation of a regional palliative and end of life learning and development programme for nursing homes -Funded: HSC
  • Identifying research priorities for palliative care in Ireland - Funded: AIIHPC

 

External Relationships
  • Head of Research, All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Co-Principal Investigator for Palliative Care Research Network (PCRN) Ireland
  • Chair of NI Palliative Care Research Network
  • Member of Palliative Care Research Society (PCRS) Executive Committee, representing NI
  • Elected Board Member for International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing
  • Member of Irish Association of Palliative Care
  • Member of DHSSPS Central Nursing Advisory R&D Group
  • Member of Editorial Board for International Journal of Palliative Nursing
  • Member of Editorial Board for Annals of Palliative Medicine
  • External examiner for University of Bolton and Cheshire Hospices Education BSc (Hons)/PG Cert Supportive and Palliative Care

Teaching Areas     

  • Palliative and Supportive Care
  • Evidenced Based Practice
  • Research methodologies
  • Community care

Publications

Number of items: 102.

de witt jensen, banin, Brazil, Kevin, passmore, peter, buchanan, hilary, maxwell, doreen, McIlfatrick, Sonja, morgan, Sharon, watson, Max and Parsons, Carole (2017) Nurses’ experiences of pain management for people with advanced dementia approaching the end of life: a qualitative study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26 (9-10). pp. 1234-1244.

McIlfatrick, Sonja, connolly, michael, Collins, Rita, Murphy, Tara, Johnston, Bridget and Larkin, Philip (2017) Evaluating a Dignity Care Intervention for palliative care in the community setting: community nurses’ perspectives. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2.

Beck, ER, McIlfatrick, Sonja, Hasson, Felicity and Leavey, Gerard (2017) Nursing Home Manager’s Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs about Advance Care Planning for people with Dementia in Long-term Care Settings : A Cross-Sectional Survey. Journal of Clinical Nursing, n/a (n/a).

de witt Janson, B, Brazil, K, Passmore, p, Buchanan, H, Maxwell, D, McIlfatrick, Sonja, Morgan, SM, Watson, M and Parsons, C (2017) Exploring healthcare assistants' role and experience in pain assessment and management for people with advanced dementia towards the end of life: a qualitative study. BMC Palliative Care, 16 (6). pp. 1-11.

de witt Jansen, B, Brazil, K, Passmore, Peter, Buchanan, H, Maxwell, D, McIlfatrick, Sonja, morgan, S, watson, M and Parsons, Carole (2016) “There’s a Catch-22”. The complexities of pain management for people with advanced dementia nearing the end of life: a qualitative exploration of physicians’ perspectives. Palliative Medicine, 0. pp. 1-9.

Jordan, Joanne, Kernohan, WG, Brazil, K, McIlfatrick, Sonja, Hasson, Felicity, Coast, Jo, Jones, Louise, Armour, Kathy, Graham, Lisa and Finucane, Anne (2016) Specification of Palliative Care Day Services: A Three centre Study. Palliative Medicine, 30 (6). pp. NP307-NP308.

de Witt Jensen, Banin, Brazil, Kevin, McIlfatrick, Sonja, Passmore P, Peter, Buchanan, Hilary, Watson, Max and Parsons C, Carole (2016) “A Tool Doesn’t Add Anything” Physicians’ Perceptions and Use of Pain Assessment Tools with People with Advanced Dementia Approaching the End of Life. Palliative Medicine, 30 (6). pp. NP37-NP37.

de witt Jansen, Banin, Brazil, Kevin, McIlfatrick, Sonja, watson, Max and Parsons, Carole (2016) “I Don’t Need a Piece of Paper with Scores to Tell Me that Somebody’s in Pain and I Need to Do Something about it”. Nurses’ and Healthcare Assistants’ Perspectives on and Use of Pain Assessment Tools with People Dying with Advanced Dementia. Palliative Medicine, 30 (6). pp. NP45-NP46.

Beck, Esther, McIlfatrick, Sonja, Hasson, Felicity and Leavey, Gerard (2016) “The Potential versus’ the Reality”: Findings of a Cross-sectional Survey Examining Health Care Professional Perspectives of Advance Care Planning for People with Dementia in Long Term Care Setting. Palliative Medicine, 30 (6). pp. NP183-NP183.

McIlfatrick, Sonja (2016) “It’s Like Opening a Can of Worms”: Evaluating a Dignity Care Intervention for People with Life Limiting Illness in the Community Setting. Palliative Medicine, 30 (6). pp. NP273-NP273.

beck, esther, McIlfatrick, Sonja, Hasson, Felicity and Leavey, Gerard (2016) The Development and Validation of a Structured Survey Tool Examining Health Care Professionals’ Perspectives of Advance Care Planning (ACP) for People with Dementia in Long-term Care Settings. Palliative Medicine, 30 (6). pp. NP279-NP280.

McIlfatrick, Sonja and Hasson, Felicity (2016) User Involvement in Palliative Care: Evaluating the Process and Contribution of a User/Carer ForumInitiative. Palliative Medicine, 30 (6).

McIlfatrick, Sonja, Fitzsimons, Donna and Breslin, LC (2016) Earlier Integration of Palliative Care: Examining the Palliative Care Needs and Quality of Life of Carers for People Living with Advanced Heart Failure. Sage. Palliative Medicine. 58 pp ISBN 1177/0269216316646056

McIlfatrick, Sonja and Breslin, LC (2016) Identifying Palliative and End of Life Research Priorities in Ireland: An Innovative Approach. Sage. Palliative Medicine. 301 pp ISBN 0269-2163

McIlfatrick, Sonja and Breslin, LC (2016) Identifying Palliative and End of Life ResearchPriorities in Ireland: An Innovative Approach. Palliative Medicine, 30 (6).

Kernohan, W George, Brazil, Kevin, Jordan, Joanne, McIlfatrick, Sonja, Hasson, Felicity, Coast, Joanna, Jones, Louise, Armour, Kathy, Finucane, Anne and Graham, Lisa (2016) Specification of palliative care day services: a three-centre study. Palliative Medicine, 30 (4). pp. 50-51.

Kernohan, W George, Brazil, Kevin, Jordan, Joanne, McIlfatrick, Sonja, Hasson, Felicity, Coast, Jo, Jones, Louise, Armour, Kathy, Finucane, Anne and Graham, Lisa (2016) What is the value of attendance at palliative day care? A systematic review. Palliative Medicine, 1.

McIlfatrick, Sonja (2016) leadership for palliative care nursing- an optional extra?. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 22 (1). pp. 3.

white, Claire, McIlfatrick, Sonja, Dunwoody, Lynn and watson, Max (2015) Supporting and improving community health services - a prospective evaluation of ECHO technology in community palliative care nursing teams. British Medical Journal Supportive and Palliative Care, 20. pp. 1-7.

Burns, Michelle and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2015) Nurses’ knowledge and attitudes towards pain assessment for people with dementia in a nursing home setting.. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 21 (10). pp. 479-485.

Beck, Esther-Ruth, McIlfatrick, Sonja, Hasson, Felicity and Leavey, Gerard (2015) Health care professionals’perspectives of advance careplanning for people withdementia living in long-termcare settings: A narrativereview of the literature. Dementia, 0.

McIlfatrick, Sonja (2015) Palliative care in dementia: literaturereview of nurses’ knowledge andattitudes towards pain assessment. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 21 (8). pp. 400-407.

McIlfatrick, Sonja (2015) Dignity Care Intervention Ireland (DCI Ireland): Pre and Post EducationEvaluation for Nurses Working in the Community Setting. European Journal of Palliative Care, 1. pp. 118-118.

Barr, Owen, McIlfatrick, Sonja and McConkey, Roy (2015) People with Intellectual Disabilities: Promoting Quality End of Life Care. European Journal of Palliative Care, 1. pp. 122-122.

Payne, Cathy, Gracey, Jackie, McIlfatrick, Sonja and Dunwoody, Lynn (2015) Exploring the Concept of Palliative Rehabilitation: The Active PalliativeRehabilitation in Lung Cancer (APRIL) Study. European Journal of Palliative Care, 1. pp. 137-137.

Breslin, LC, McIlfatrick, Sonja and Fitzsimons, Donna (2015) The Challenge of Gaining Access to Informal Caregivers in the AdvancedHeart Failure Population in Ireland. European Journal of Palliative Care, 1. pp. 153-153.

McIlfatrick, Sonja and Hasson, Felicity (2015) Idealistic Notion or Complex Reality?” Using the Literature to Inform aCross Sectional Survey to Explore Health Care Professional’s Perceptionsof ACP for People with Dementia in the Long Term Care Setting. European Journal of Palliative Care, 1. pp. 165-165.

McIlfatrick, Sonja (2015) Implementing a Dignity Care Intervention (DCI) for Individuals with LifelimitingIllness in a Community Setting in Ireland. European Journal of Palliative Care, 1. pp. 220-220.

Kernohan, George, McIlfatrick, Sonja, Hasson, Felicity, Jordan, Joanne, Coast, Jo, Finucane, Anne, Armour, Kathy, McCorry, Noleen and Holman, Mary-Rose (2015) What is the value of attendance at palliative day care? A systematic review. Prospero, 1 (420150). pp. 1-10.

McIlfatrick, Sonja (2015) Palliative Care in Dementia: Literature review of nurses’ knowledge and attitudes towards pain assessment.. International journal of Palliative Nursing, 10. pp. 1-10.

Fitzsimons, Donna, McIlfatrick, Sonja and Taylor, Brian (2015) Implantable cardioverter defibrillator(ICD) deactivation discussions: Realityversus recommendations. european journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 1.

Doherty, Leanne, Fitzsimons, Donna and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2015) Carers' needs in advanced heart failure: A systematic narrative review. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Epub a.

johnston, Bridget, larkin, Philip, connolly, Michael, Barry, Catriona, Narayanasamy,, Melanie, Ostlund, Ulrika and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2015) Dignity-conserving care in palliative care settings: An integrativereview. Journal of Clinical Nursing, Early .

McLaughlin, Dorry, Barr, Owen, McIlfatrick, Sonja and McConkey, Roy (2014) Developing a best practice model for partnership practice between specialist palliative care and intellectual disability services: A mixed methods study.. Palliative Medicine, 28.

Hill, Loreena, McIlfatrick, Sonja, Taylor, Brian, Dixon, lana, Harbison, Mark and Fitzsimons, Donna (2014) Patients’ perception of implantable cardioverter defibrillator deactivation at the end of life. Palliative Medicine, 28.

Breslin, Leanne C., Fitzsimons, Donna and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2014) Quality of life and palliative care needs of caregiver's for people living with advanced heart failure: a systematic narrative review of the literature. Palliative Medicine, 28 (6). pp. 654.

Fitzsimons, Donna, McIlfatrick, Sonja and Taylor, Brian (2014) Using literature to inform vignettes designed to explore the perceptions of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) Deactivation at end of life.. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, 4.

McIlfatrick, Sonja, Hasson, Felicity, KERNOHAN, WG, noble, helen, mclauughlin, Dorry, roulston, Audrey, rutherford, Lesley and Johnston, Gail (2014) How well do the general public understand palliative care? A mixed methods study.. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, 4 (supple).

McIlfatrick, Sonja (2014) THE PALLIATIVE AND END OF LIFE CARE PRIORITY SETTING PARTNERSHIP (PEOLCPSP): DETERMINING EVIDENCE UNCERTAINTIES FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE END USER OF RESEARCH. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, 4 (1).

Brogan, Paula, McIlfatrick, Sonja and Hasson, Felicity (2014) EXPLORING THE PROCESS OF DECISION MAKING BETWEEN PATIENTS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AT END OF LIFE. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, 4 (1).

Barr, Owen, McIlfatrick, Sonja, McConkey, Roy and McLaughlin, Dorry (2014) Service user perspectives on palliativecare education for health and socialcare professionals supporting people with learning disabilities. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, online.

McIlfatrick, Sonja and Murphy, Tara (2014) PALLIATIVE CARE RESEARCH ON THE ISLAND OF IRELAND OVER THE LAST DECADE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, 4 (1).

McIlfatrick, Sonja, Taylor, Brian and Fitzsimons, Donna (2014) End of life decision making in patients with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: exploring the reality. Palliative Medicine, 28 (6). pp. 655.

McLaughlin, Dorry, Hasson, Felicity, Foster, Sue, McCorry, Noleen, KERNOHAN, WG, McIlfatrick, Sonja, Watson, Max and Waldron, Mary (2014) Competency based training in the nursing home setting: promoting quality end of life care,. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, 4 (1).

McIlfatrick, Sonja and murphy, tara (2013) Palliative care research on the island of Ireland over the last decade: a systematic review and thematic analysis of peer reviewed publications. BMC Palliative Care, 12 (33).

McIlfatrick, Sonja, Keeney, Sinead and McKenna, HP (2013) Exploring the actual and potential role of the primary care nurse in the prevention of cancer: a mixed methods study". European Journal of Cancer Care, 12119.

McIlfatrick, Sonja and Hasson, Felicity (2013) Evaluating an holistic assessment tool for palliative care practice". Journal of Clinical Nursing, early .

McIlfatrick, Sonja, Hasson, Felicity, KERNOHAN, WG and Payne, Catherine (2013) Exploring public awareness and perceptions of palliative care: A qualitative study. Palliative Medicine, early .

McIlfatrick, Sonja, Hasson, Felicity and KERNOHAN, WG (2013) Public awareness and attitudes toward palliative care in Northern Ireland. BMC Palliative Care (Biomed central), 12.

McIlfatrick, Sonja (2013) Interprofessional collaboration in palliative care- rhetoric or reality? -Editorial. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 19 (9). pp. 419.

Payne, Catherine, Larkin, Philip J, McIlfatrick, Sonja J, Dunwoody, Lynn and Gracey, Jackie H (2013) Exercise and nutrition interventions in advanced lung cancer: a systematic review. Current Oncology, 20 (4). pp. e321-e337.

McIlfatrick, Sonja, Hasson, Felicity and KERNOHAN, WG (2013) Exploring Public Awareness of Palliative Care. In: 13th World Congress of the European Association of Palliative Care, Prague. Hayward Medical Communications.

Mclaughlin, D, Barr, Owen, McIlfatrick, Sonja and McConkey, Roy (2013) Family Carer Perspectives on Palliative CareEducation and Service Provision for People withLearning Disability. In: 13th World Congrress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Prague. Hayward Medical Communications.

McIlfatrick, Sonja, Larkin, p, Payne, S and Gamondi, C (2013) Developing Collaboration for Palliative Care:Experience and Challenges. In: 13th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Prague. Hayward Medical communications.

Brogan, P and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2013) Exploring the Process of Decision Makingbetween Multi-professional Teams, Patients andFamilies at End of Life. In: 13th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative CARE, Prague. Hayward Communications.

McIlfatrick, Sonja and Murphy, T (2013) A systematic revewi of palliative care research in Ireland: preliminary findings. In: 13th World Congress of the European Association of Palliative Care, prague. Hayward Communications.

McIlfatrick, Sonja (2013) Raising Public Awareness of Palliative Care: Opinion. Primary Health Care, 23 (4). pp. 10.

connolly, M, Blaney, P and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2013) Influencing National Policy and Driving change. In: 3rd International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference, Limerick, Ireland. Milford Care Centre and University of Limerick.

McIlfatrick, Sonja and murphy, T (2013) A systematic review of palliative care research in Ireland. In: RCN 2013 International Nursing Research Conference, Belfast. RCN Publishing. 14

McKenna, Hugh, Keeney, Sinead, McIlfatrick, Sonja and McCarley, Nigel (2013) Investigating the Actual and Potential Role of the General Practitioner, Practice Nurse and Nurse Practitioner in the Prevention of Cancer - Research Report. Cancer Focus NI. University of Ulster. 131 pp.

McKenna, Hugh, Keeney, Sinead, McIlfatrick, Sonja and McCarley, Nigel (2013) Investigating the Actual and Potential Role of the General Practitioner, Practice Nurse and Nurse Practitioner in the Prevention of Cancer. Cancer Focus NI. University of Ulster. 17 pp.

McIlfatrick, Sonja and Murphy, T (2013) 3rd International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference: Conference Report. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 19 (5). pp. 47-48.

McIlfatrick, Sonja and Carson, K (2013) More than Physical Function?Exploring physiotherapists’experiences in delivering rehabilitationto patients requiring palliative carein the community setting. Journal of Palliative Care, 29 (1). pp. 36-44.

McIlfatrick, Sonja, Keeney, Sinead and McKenna, Hugh P. (2013) Investigating the role of the general practitionerin cancer prevention: a mixed methods study. BMC Family Practice, 14 (58).

McIlfatrick, Sonja (2012) REview: End of life education in pre-registration nursing curriculum: patient, carer and student nurse perspectives. Journal of Research in Nursing, 17 (4). pp. 327-328.

McConnell, Donna, Slevin, Oliver and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2012) Emergency nurse practitioners' perceptions of their role and scope of practice: is at advanced practice?. International Emergency Nurse, 03.

McCaughan, Eilis, Prue, Gillian, Parahoo, Kader, McIlfatrick, Sonja and McKenna, Hugh (2012) Exploring and comparing the experience and coping behaviour of men and women with colorectal cancer after chemotherapy treatment: a qualitative longitudinal study. Psycho-oncology, 21. pp. 64-71.

Barr, Owen, McIlfatrick, Sonja and McConkey, Roy (2012) End-of-Life care and people with intellectual disabilities: A multi-media educational resource. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 56 (7&8). pp. 766.

McCaughan, Eilis, Prue, Gillian, Parahoo, Kader, McIlfatrick, Sonja, McSorley, Oonagh, O'Sullivan, Joe and McKenna, Hugh (2011) Men and masculinity: a comparison of men and women with colorectal cancer. Journal of Men's Health, 8 (3). pp. 228-228.

McCaughan, Eilis, Prue, Gillian, Parahoo, Kader, McIlfatrick, Sonja and McKenna, Hugh (2011) Exploring and comparing the experience and coping behaviour of men and women with colorectal cancer at diagnosis and during surgery. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67 (7). pp. 1591-1600.

McCaughan, Eilis, Prue, Gillian, Parahoo, Kader, McSorley, Oonagh, O'Sullivan, Joe, McKenna, Hugh, McIlfatrick, Sonja and Bunting, Brendan (2011) Exploring and comparing the experience, and coping behaviour, of men and women with colorectal cancer; a qualitative longitudinal study. Ulster Cancer Foundation. 108 pp.

Keeney, Sinead, McKenna, Hugh, Fleming, Paul and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2011) An exploration of public knowledge of warning signs for cancer. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY NURSING, 15 (1). pp. 31-37.

Taggart, Laurence, Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2011) The role of community nurses and residential staff in supporting women with intellectual disability to access breast screening services.. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 55 (1). pp. 41-52.

logan, L and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2011) Exploring women's knowledge, experiences and perceptions of cervical cancer screening in an area of social deprivation. European Journal of Cancer Care, 12.

McIlfatrick, Sonja, Taggart, Laurence and Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria (2011) Supporting women with intellectual disabilities to access breast cancer screening: a health care professional perspective. European Journal of Cancer Care, 20. pp. 412-420.

Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria, Taggart, Laurence and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2011) Breast cancer knowledge among women with intellectual disabilities and their experiences of receiving breast mammography. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67 (6). pp. 1294-1304.

Keeney, Sinead, McKenna, Hugh, Fleming, Paul and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2010) Attitudes to cancer and cancer prevention: what do people aged 35–54 years think?. European Journal of Cancer Care, 19 (6). pp. 769-777.

Taggart, Laurence, Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2010) Breast Cancer Knowledge among Women with Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23 (5). pp. 467.

Devlin, Margaret and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2010) Providing palliative and end of life care in the community: the role of the home care worker. international journal of Palliative Nursing, 16 (4). pp. 195-203.

McIlfatrick, Sonja, Gilmour, F and Mawhinney, A (2010) Assessing the educational needs of palliative care link nurses.. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 16 (11). pp. 555-559.

McLaughlin, Dorry, Barr, Owen and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2009) Delivering palliative care to those with learning disabilities. European Journal of Palliative Care, 16 (6). pp. 302-305.

McIlfatrick, Sonja, Fitzsimons, Donna, Johnston, Gail, McConkey, Roy, Cupples, Margaret, Barr, Owen and Hasson, Felicity (2009) Reform and modernisation: developing a new service model for palliative care. European Journal of Palliative Care, 16 (3). pp. 131-135.

Keeney, Sinead, McKenna, Hugh, Fleming, Paul and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2009) Attitudes, knowledge and behaviours with regard to skin cancer: a literature review. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 13 (1). pp. 29-35.

Devlin, Margaret and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2009) The role of the home-care worker in palliative and end-of-life care in the community setting: a literature review. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 15 (11). pp. 526-532.

McIlfatrick, Sonja (2008) Observation as a Research Method. In: Researching Nursing Practice,. (Eds: WATSON, RP, McKenna, H, Cowman, S and Keady, J), Elsevier, pp. 309-320. ISBN 978-0-443-10277-6

McIlfatrick, Sonja (2008) Phenomenology as a research method. In: Researching Nursing Practice. Elsevier, pp. 231-242. ISBN 978-0-443-10277-6

McIlfatrick, Sonja (2007) Assessing palliative care needs: views of patients, informal carers and healthcare professionals. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 57 (1). pp. 77-86.

McIlfatrick, Sonja, Sullivan, Kate, McKenna, Hugh and Parahoo, Kader (2007) Patients' experiences of having chemotherapy in a day hospital setting.. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 59 (3). pp. 264-73.

McIlfatrick, Sonja, Hasson, Felicity, McKenna, Hugh, Keeney, Sinead, Sinclair, Marlene and Poulton, Brenda (2007) Managing chronic disease: a case study of an innovative role in respiratory nursing practice. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 8. pp. 251-263.

Keeney, Sinead, McKenna, Hugh, Fleming, Paul and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2006) Cancer Prevention: knowledge, attitude and behaviours of people in mid-life - Executive Summary. Ulster Cancer Foundation. University of Ulster. 14 pp.

Keeney, Sinead, McKenna, Hugh, Fleming, Paul and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2006) Cancer Prevention: knowledge, attitude and behaviours of people in mid-life - Research Report. Ulster Cancer Foundation. University of Ulster. 90 pp.

McIlfatrick, Sonja, Sullivan, K. and McKenna, Hugh (2006) What about the carers?: Exploring the experience of caregivers in a chemotherapy day hospital setting. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 10 (4). pp. 294-303.

McIlfatrick, Sonja, Sullivan, Kate and McKenna, Hugh (2006) Nursing the clinic vs. nursing the patient: nurses' experience of a day hospital chemotherapy service. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 15 (9). pp. 1170-1178.

McIlfatrick, Sonja, Sullivan, K. and McKenna, Hugh (2006) Exploring the ethical issues of the research interview in the cancer context. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 10 (1). pp. 39-47.

McIlfatrick, Sonja (2004) The future of nurse education: characterised by paradoxes. Nurse Education Today, 24 (2). pp. 79-83.

McIlfatrick, Sonja, Sullivan, Kate and McKenna, Hugh (2003) Exploring the patient's experience of a day hospital chemotherapy service: preliminary fieldwork. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 7 (3). pp. 197-199.

McIlfatrick, Sonja and Keeney, Sinead (2003) Cancer Nursing Priorities: A Delphi Approach. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 42 (6). pp. 629-636.

McIlfatrick, Sonja, McKenna, Hugh, Gray, Ann and Hinds, M (2002) Health and social care futures in Ireland: the need for cross-boundary work. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 11 (3). pp. 349-356.

yang, M H and McIlfatrick, Sonja (2001) Intensive care nurse’s experience of caring for dying patients: a phenomenological study.. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 7 (9). pp. 435-441.

McIlfatrick, Sonja and Curran, Carol (2001) The perceived role of the District Nurse in Palliative Care.. Journal of Community Nursing, 15 (1). pp. 4-8.

McIlfatrick, Sonja and Curran, Carol (2000) District Nurses Perceptions of Palliative Care Services – Part 2. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 6 (1). pp. 32-38.

McIlfatrick, Sonja and Curran, Carol (1999) District Nurses Perceptions of Palliative Care Services – Part 1.. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 5 (5). pp. 215-222.

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