John Creedon
Mental Health Services
Mental healthPsychologyNursingPsychological interventionInvoluntary commitmentLegislationQuality of life (healthcare)IrishMental health nursingCoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)Service userMental health serviceProcess (engineering)AddictionMedical emergencyAutonomyMedicinePandemic
Publications 2
#1Shane Kirwan (CMHS: Mental Health Services)
#2Paddy Cunningham (CMHS: Mental Health Services)
Last. John Creedon (CMHS: Mental Health Services)
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Mental health nurses have been at the forefront of adjusting practice during the COVID-19 pandemic through novel means, including the delivery of technology-mediated interventions, upskilling on in...
#1Adam Kavanagh (CMHS: Mental Health Services)H-Index: 1
#2Jennifer Donnelly (CMHS: Mental Health Services)H-Index: 1
Last. John Creedon (CMHS: Mental Health Services)
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In the Irish mental healthcare system, voluntarily admitted service users can request to leave hospital at any time. Following engagement with treating clinicians, service users remain as voluntary inpatients, are discharged, discharge themselves against medical advice, or are detained under legislation for the purposes of assessment. While detention conflicts with the principle of autonomy and a human rights-based approach, premature discharge is often associated with negative outcomes includin...