Florence Horsman Hogan
Florence Horsman Hogan RSCN / RGN FFNMRCSI: Florence has an MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law (hons) and MSc in Nursing (Advanced Leadership) from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. She worked as a nurse in paediatrics (Children’s University Hospital Temple Street) for 16 years. Following a three-year period of Agency Nursing in Acute hospitals and Residential Care services she found her passion in gerontology. She commenced working in Care of the Older Person in Leopardstown Park Hospital Dublin in 2009. Initially as a CNM2where she led in projects such as reduction of restrictive practices (physical) and nurses completing HSELand education modules.
Since 2014 Florence has been working as a Quality and Patient Safety Manager in Leopardstown Park and has led in many quality improvement projects to ensure that residents are enabled to live their lives to the best of their abilities and in accordance with their wishes. Some such as appropriate prescribing of PRN Psychotropic Medication and management of insomnia with concurrent reduction of prescribing of hypnotic medication have embedded a culture within the Organisation of minimal prescribing of these medications (circa 5%). Following her MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law with thesis being a legal and ethical analysis of Deprivation of Liberty in the Irish Residential Care Sector, she worked with the Interdisciplinary team to implement primacy of the residents’ right to consent, deprivation of liberty meetings for any wishing to leave the facility and practical implementation of the human rights-based approach using the HIQA FREDA principles. She has been and is currently a member of various national quality improvement groups which include; National Transfer Letter for Older Person Residential Care, National Clinical Guideline 21 ‘Appropriate Prescribing of Psychotropic Medication for People with Non-Cognitive Symptoms of Dementia’ and Education Group for Implementation of NCG 21.