Debbie McGirr
Debbie McGirr

Debbie McGirr

University Tutor

Biography

Debbie is a Child Health Nursing lecturer in the School of Health & Social Care. She holds registered nurse qualifications in adult, children's and district nursing and has extensive clinical and educational experience in community children's nursing and paediatric palliative care. Debbie has undertaken an external secondment with NSS as Lead Clinician for the National Managed Clinical Network for Children with Exceptional Needs (NMCN CEN) working across statutory and third sector services and has experience in advising government bodies as part of Strategic working groups representing Children and Young people with palliative care needs and complex needs/disabilities. Debbie is currently External Examiner for the MSc Children's Community Nursing and associated modules at the University of South Wales.

Themes

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Member of Scottish Children & Young People’s Palliative Care Executive committee representing the NMCN CEN
  • University representative for Review of Nursing in the Community (NHS Education for Scotland)
  • Member of Children’s Hospice Association/University of York Executive Steering Group for National research study into numbers and of children with palliative care in Scotland
  • Education representative for Community Children’s Nursing Career Framework development group (Scottish Government)
  • Member of Scottish Government’s Disabled Children & Young People’s Advisory Group representing the NMCN CEN

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Chair and Organiser of National CEN Conference

 

Invited Speaker

  • NES General Practice Nurses Training Programme
  • Scottish Paediatric Gastro-hepatology annual conference
  • Updating the development of a Scottish framework for Children's Continuing Care
  • NES General Practice Nurses Training Programme
  • NES General Practice Nurses Training Programme
  • The development of continuing care framework for children & young people in Scotland
  • NES General Practice Nurses Training Programme
  • Child Health conference Belfast
  • Scottish paediatric palliative care conference – The role of REACT nurse
  • Annual GP nurses conference – Introducing GIRFEC and the work of CEN
  • Annual Public Health Conference ‘Joint education opportunities between child and mental health’
  • CEN annual conference – The work of CEN and launch of Transition educational module
  • NETNEP International conference, Netherlands: ‘Exploring The Views Of Community Children’s Nurses. What Educational Knowledge And Skills Do Child Health Nurses Need To Work In A Community Children’s Nursing Team And Why?’
  • ENTER conference co-authoring ‘The use of the Hub & Spoke model of practice learning experience in child and mental health student nurses’

 

Date


8 results

Educational needs and preferred learning approaches of the paediatric palliative care workforce: a qualitative exploratory study

Journal Article
Malcolm, C., & McGirr, D. (2020)
Educational needs and preferred learning approaches of the paediatric palliative care workforce: a qualitative exploratory study. Nurse Education Today, 89, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104417
Abstract not available.

Understanding the education and support needs of those providing children's palliative care in Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Malcolm, C., McGirr, D., & Grant, J. (2019, May)
Understanding the education and support needs of those providing children's palliative care in Scotland. Paper presented at 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Berlin, Germany
Aim - To identify the current and future education, learning and continuing professional development requirements of staff and volunteers working in children’s palliative care...

Scoping exercise to inform the development of an education strategy for Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS)

Report
Malcolm, C., & McGirr, D. (2018)
Scoping exercise to inform the development of an education strategy for Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS). Edinburgh: Children's Hospices Across Scotland
This report presents findings from a scoping project examining current evidence relating to the provision of education across the United Kingdom (UK) and internationally. The ...

Preparing a paediatric palliative care workforce

Presentation / Conference
Malcolm, C., McGirr, D., & Grant, J. (2018, October)
Preparing a paediatric palliative care workforce. Presented at 22nd International Congress on Palliative Care (PAL), Montreal, Canada
Workshop objectives: This workshop is based on the results and recommendations of an extensive scoping project which aimed to develop an evidence based education strategy for ...

Interprofessional Working with Children and Young People

Book Chapter
McGirr, D., & Richardson-Read, S. (2018)
Interprofessional Working with Children and Young People. In J. Price, & O. Mc Alinden (Eds.), Essentials of Nursing Children and Young PeopleLondon: SAGE Publications
This chapter focuses on key elements of interprofessional working to enhance knowledge and understanding of staff working with children and young people. It explores the fol...

Students’ perspectives of using the hub and spoke model to support and develop learning in practice

Journal Article
Millar, L., Conlon, M., & McGirr, D. (2017)
Students’ perspectives of using the hub and spoke model to support and develop learning in practice. Nursing Standard, 32(9), 41-49. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.2017.e10389
The acquisition of competence in learning is dependent on a number of variables. Students need to feel a sense of security in the practice learning area to be able to fully de...

How to Survive your Nursing or Midwifery Course

Book
Gribben, M., McLellan, S., McGirr, D., & Chenery-Morris, S. (2017)
How to Survive your Nursing or Midwifery Course. (1). SAGE Publications
Nursing and midwifery are inspiring and amazing professions - but as your students face the realities of juggling work, study and life, they may now be thinking 'what did I le...

Carbon dioxide detection for diagnosis of inadvertent respiratory tract placement of enterogastric tubes in children.

Journal Article
Smith, F. C., Holland, A., Elen, M. & McGirr, D. (2013)
Carbon dioxide detection for diagnosis of inadvertent respiratory tract placement of enterogastric tubes in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD011196. ISSN 1469-493X
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of capnometry and capnography for detecting re...