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Dr Geraldine Finnan

Biography Gerry’s pre nursing career involved working on large scale quality improvement projects in the manufacturing and retail fashion industry as a Technical and Project Manager.
Gerry holds a BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing and worked clinically in adult palliative and end of life care (PEOLC) and held a Quality Improvement Facilitator role for PEOLC before joining Edinburgh Napier University in 2021.
Gerry completed her PhD at ENU in 2021, examining the lived experiences of nurses delivering PEOLC in an acute settings and their experience of grief and making meaning following the death of their patients.
Gerry is passionate about supporting nurses and other health care professionals and providers to care for themselves and each other. Additional areas of interest are interprofessional learning and education, anticipatory care planning and the development of teams to facilitate change and deliver quality improvement in practice settings.
Gerry is currently Programme Lead for Year 3 adult nursing students and lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University teaching on the undergraduate nursing and postgraduate leadership in healthcare programmes.
Research Interests Palliative and end of life care
Professional grief and making meaning
Quality improvement through Teamworking, MDT’s and interprofessional Learning
Using IPA in healthcare
Anticipatory Care planning