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Can the World Health Organisation's 'QualityRights' initiative help reduce coercive practices in psychiatry in Ireland?

R M Duffy, B D Kelly,

The treatment of mental illness is undergoing a paradigm shift, moving away from involuntary treatments towards rights-based, patient-centred care. However, rates of seclusion and restraint in Ireland are on the rise. The World Health Organisation's QualityRights initiative aims to remove coercion from the practice of mental health care, in order ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2020, :1-4]

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Fertile ground: reproductive health consideration in mental health ward policy.

E McGuire, C Curtis, R M Duffy,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Women of childbearing age often experience mental health problems, receive psychotropic medication and are admitted to mental health units. Approximately 40% of pregnancies are unplanned and many women experience perinatal mental health problems. It is therefore vital that consideration is given to reproductive health in mental health policy. We aimed ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2020, :1-6]

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The economic recession and subjective well-being in older adults in the Republic of Ireland.

R M Duffy, K Mullin, S O'Dwyer, M Wrigley, B D Kelly,

<h4>Objective</h4>Subjective well-being in older people is strongly associated with emotional, physical and mental health. This study investigates subjective well-being in older adults in Ireland before and after the economic recession that commenced in 2008.<h4>Methods</h4>Cross-sectional data from the biennial European Social Survey (2002-2012) were analysed for two separate groups of older ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2019, 36(2):99-104]

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Mental Incapacity for Treatment Decisions: Where do Doctors Stand?

B D Kelly, R Murphy, A Curley, R M Duffy, S Fleming,

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2018, 111(10):833]

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Culturomics and the history of psychiatry: testing the Google Ngram method.

O P O'Sullivan, R M Duffy, B D Kelly,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Culturomics is the study of behaviour and culture through quantitative analysis of digitised text. We aimed to apply a modern technique in this field to examine trends related to the history of psychiatry. In doing so, we aimed to explore the nature of the Google Ngram methodology.<h4>Methods</h4>Using Google Ngram Viewer, ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2019, 36(1):23-27]

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Who can decide? Prevalence of mental incapacity for treatment decisions in medical and surgical hospital inpatients in Ireland.

R Murphy, S Fleming, A Curley, R M Duffy, B D Kelly,

<h4>Background</h4>The prevalence of mental incapacity for treatment decisions among medical and surgical hospital inpatients is poorly understood or not known in many countries, including Ireland.<h4>Aim</h4>To assess the prevalence of mental incapacity in hospital inpatients in Ireland.<h4>Design</h4>Cross-sectional observational study of mental incapacity for treatment decisions.<h4>Methods</h4>We assessed mental capacity in 300 randomly ... Read more >>

QJM (QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians)
[2018, 111(12):881-885]

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The Case for Shared Medical and Psychiatric Units: Are They Needed and How They Could Run?

R M Duffy, M Sadlier, A H Van Der Ploeg, J Sheehan,

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2018, 111(9):823]

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Involuntary psychiatric admission based on risk rather than need for treatment: report from the Dublin Involuntary Admission Study (DIAS).

B D Kelly, A Curley, R M Duffy,

Aims Involuntary psychiatric admission in Ireland is based on the presence of mental disorder plus serious risk to self/others and/or need for treatment. This study aimed to examine differences between use of risk and treatment criteria, about which very little is known. Methods We studied 2,940 admissions, of which 423 (14.4%) were involuntary, ... Read more >>

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2018, 111(4):736]

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Can psychiatry lead the way in legislating for health and wellbeing?

R M Duffy, B D Kelly,

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2017, 110(6):591]

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Demographic characteristics of survivors of torture presenting for treatment to a national centre for survivors of torture in Ireland (2001-2012).

R M Duffy, S O'Sullivan, G Straton, B Singleton, B D Kelly,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The asylum process has received a lot of recent media attention but little has been said about the psychological needs of those seeking or granted asylum. Many asylum seekers have experienced trauma and torture, which is associated with substantial psychiatric and psychological morbidity. The Spiritan Asylum Services Initiative (Spirasi) is ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2017, 34(2):111-116]

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The Silver Surfer: Trends of Internet Usage in the Over 65 and the Potential Health Benefits.

K Edwards, R M Duffy, B D Kelly,

The Internet provides medical information and interventions with promising benefits. This cross-sectional study explores trends in Internet use among the elderly in Ireland from 2002 to 2010 and considers possible implications for health benefit. Data were analysed on 1606 Irish individuals. Internet use in Ireland is increasing at similar rates ... Read more >>

Ir Med J (Irish medical journal)
[2015, 108(6):171-174]

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Steroids, psychosis and poly-substance abuse.

R M Duffy, B D Kelly,

<h4>Objective</h4>To review consequences of the changing demographic profile of anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) use.<h4>Method</h4>Case report and review of key papers.<h4>Results</h4>We report here a case of a 19-year-old Irish male presenting with both medical and psychiatric side effects of methandrostenolone use. The man had a long-standing history of harmful cannabis use, but ... Read more >>

Ir J Psychol Med (Irish journal of psychological medicine)
[2015, 32(2):227-230]

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Measuring small ac Faraday rotation: a novel method.

R M Duffy, R P Netterfield,

Appl Opt (Applied optics)
[1983, 22(9):1272-1273]

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Interferometric techniques for measuring dimensional stability of passive etalons.

C F Bruce, R M Duffy,

Methods are described for investigating the dimensional stability of passive Fabry-Perot etalons with spacers made of low expansion materials. The measurements are made in terms of the Krypton 86 primary length standard which is reproducible to 1 part in 10(8). The precision of the measurements defined as L/DeltaL when DeltaL ... Read more >>

Appl Opt (Applied optics)
[1970, 9(3):743-747]

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