WIT PhD selected for European oncology workshop

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Hunt is one of only two researchers from Ireland selected to participate in workshop which has 20 places for selected doctoral students across Europe

Patricia Hunt, second year PhD student at the Department of Nursing and Health Care has been selected to participate in the first European Oncology Nursing Society Research Workshop for PhD students at the University of Sterling, Scotland.

Patricia’s research is exploring the relationships between empathy, emotional intelligence and professional quality of life in health care professionals working in cancer care.

The 3-day workshop is funded by the European Oncology Nursing Society. The European Oncology Nursing Society is an organisation that is at the forefront of education, research and leadership for cancer nurses across Europe. The workshop has 20 places for selected doctoral students across Europe. The aim of the workshop is to provide students with an opportunity to share ideas, progress, and European perspectives in relation to their doctoral research.  Patricia was selected through an application process for a place on this workshop. Patricia is one of only two cancer nurse researchers from Ireland selected to participate in the workshop. 

"As a cancer nurse I am passionate about excellence in cancer care, both from a patient and health care professional perspective. Caring for patients with cancer is a stressful and complex job.  Waterford Institute of Technology and the HSE/NMPDU have provided me with the opportunity to research the impact of caring for cancer patients on health care professionals. To be chosen to participate in this first EONS PhD workshop is an honour, and demonstrates the relevance that research being undertaken at Waterford Institute of Technology is to a European perspective," said Hunt. 

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