Use Of Physiological Track And Trigger/Maternity Early Warning Scores In Maternity Practice: A Qualitative Evidence Synthesis Of Clinicians’ Views
Kumaresan Cithambaram is a Lecturer in Nursing at the Queen’s University Belfast. Kumar completed his primary degree in India and relocated to Ireland in 2003. His clinical experience is predominantly caring for adults and older adults with intellectual disabilities, and the provision of palliative and end of life care. Over the past 14 years, he worked as a staff nurse, clinical nurse manager one and clinical manager 2 in an intellectual disability service. He completed his PhD in 2017 at the Dublin City University under the direction of Dr Mel Duffy and Dr Eileen Courtney. The title is entitled “Preserving Self in the Face of Death and Dying: a grounded theory of the end of life care needs of people with intellectual disabilities”. This study included the perceptions of both service users and family members to explore the end of life care needs of people with intellectual disabilities. Kumar’s research focuses on the areas of intellectual disabilities, specifically, palliative and end of life care and older people with intellectual disabilities. His methodological area of expertise is the qualitative method.