Dónal OMathúna, PhD,MA, BS

Adjunct Faculty

Institution Degree Graduation Date
Ashland University MA 1994
The Ohio State University PhD 1988
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland BSc 1982
  • HUMN 425
Institution Position Start Date End Date
The Ohio State University Associate Professor 2017 Present
Dublin City University, Ireland Associate Professor 2003 Present
Mount Carmel College of Nursing Professor 1989 2002

Books Published

Dónal P. O’Mathúna, Vilius Dranseika, & Bert Gordijn (eds.). Disasters: Core Concepts and Ethical Theories. Dordrecht: Springer, 2018. ISBN 978-3-319-92722-0. Available open-access at https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-92722-0

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Veselin L. Mitrović, Dónal P. O’Mathúna and Iskra A. Nola, “Ethics and Floods: A Systematic Review,” Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, epub 10 January 2019. Open access: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30626460

Matthew Hunt, Nicole E. Pal, Lisa Schwartz and Dónal O'Mathúna, “Ethical Challenges in the Provision of Mental Health Services for Children and Families During Disasters,” Current Psychiatry Reports 20.60 (2018). Open access, view only: https://rdcu.be/3njC

Dónal O’Mathúna and Chesmal Siriwardhana, “Research ethics and evidence for humanitarian health,” The Lancet, 390.10109 (18 November 2017): 2228-9. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31276-X

Signe Mezinska, Péter Kakuk, Goran Mijaljica, Marcin Waligóra and Dónal O’Mathúna, “Research in disaster settings: A systematic qualitative review of ethical guidelines,” BMC Medical Ethics 17.1 (2016):1-11. doi: 10.1186/s12910-016-0148-7. URL: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6939/17/62

Amina Aitsi-Selmi, Virginia Murray, Chadia Wannous, … Dónal O’Mathúna, et al. Reflections on a science and technology agenda for 21st century disaster risk reduction. Based on the scientific content of the 2016 UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science 7.1 (2016): 1-29. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-016-0081-x

Imelda Coyne, Dónal P O’Mathúna, Faith Gibson, Linda Shields Edith Leclercq and Greg Sheaf. “Interventions for promoting participation in shared decision-making for children with cancer.” Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 11. CD008970. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008970.pub3

Joy A. Conlon, Anne Matthews and Dónal P. O’Mathúna, “Analgesics for Postoperative Pain after Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy in Children (Cochrane Protocol),” Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 6. doi: 10.1002/14651858.cd006630.pub2

Dónal O’Mathúna, “Ideal and Nonideal Moral Theory for Disaster Bioethics,” Human Affairs 26.1 (2016): 8-17. DOI: 10.1515/humaff-2016-0002

Book Chapters

“Christian theology and disasters: Where is God in all this?” in Disasters: Core Concepts and Ethical Theories. Edited by Dónal P. O’Mathúna, Vilius Dranseika, & Bert Gordijn, pp. 27-42. Dordrecht: Springer, 2018. ISBN 978-3-319-92722-0. Available open-access at https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-92722-0_3.

Dónal P. O’Mathúna and Bert Gordijn, “Conceptualizing and assessing disasters: An introduction,” in Disasters: Core Concepts and Ethical Theories. Edited by Dónal P. O’Mathúna, Vilius Dranseika, & Bert Gordijn, pp. 1-9. Dordrecht: Springer, 2018. ISBN 978-3-319-92722-0. Available open-access at https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-92722-0_1.

“Ethical Considerations for Evidence Implementation and Evidence Generation,” in Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice, 4th ed. Edited by Bernadette M. Melnyk and Ellen Fineout-Overholt, pp. 681-699. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, 2019.

Dónal P. O’Mathúna and Ellen Fineout-Overholt, “Critically Appraising Quantitative Evidence for Clinical Decision Making,” in Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice, 4th ed. Edited by Bernadette M. Melnyk and Ellen Fineout-Overholt, pp. 824-138. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, 2019.

“Humanitarian Ethics: From Dignity and Solidarity to Response and Research,” in Catholic Bioethics & Social Justice: The Praxis of US Health Care in a Globalized World. Edited by M. Therese Lysaught and Michael McCarthy, pp. 343-358. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018.

“The dual imperative in disaster research ethics,” in the SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Ethics. Edited by Ron Iphofen and Martin Tolich, pp. 441-454. London: SAGE, 2018.

Anna-Marie Greaney and Dónal P. O’Mathúna, “Patient Autonomy in Nursing and Healthcare Contexts,” in Key Concepts and Issues in Nursing Ethics. Edited by P. Anne Scott, pp. 83-99. Springer International Publishing, 2017.

Ellen Fineout-Overholt, Joanne Cleary-Holdforth, Pamela K. Lake, Tina L. Magers and Dónal O’Mathúna, “The Evidence-Based Practice competencies related to critical appraisal: Rapid critical appraisal, evaluation, synthesis, and recommendations,” in Implementing the Evidence-Based Practice Competencies in Healthcare: A Practical Guide for Improving Quality, Safety, & Outcomes. Edited by Bernadette M. Melnyk, Lynn Gallagher-Ford and Ellen Fineout-Overholt, pp. 77-107. Sigma Theta Tau International: Indianapolis, IN, 2016.

Ethical Issues in Disaster Research and Humanitarian Healthcare provision

2018-2021: PROmoting integrity in non-medical RESearch (PRO-RES). Funder: European Commission, Horizon 2020 - Research and Innovation Framework Programme. (Co-investigator)

2016-2019: Post-research ethics analysis: A tool for sharing lessons-learnt from health research in humanitarian crises. Funder: Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC). (Principal investigator)

2016-2017: R2HC Ethical Framework Review and Revision. Funder: Enhanced Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA). (Co-principal investigator)

“The duty to care: Examining nurses’ ethical responsibility to report for work in the face of disasters and extreme events.” Presentation at the 48th World Congress on Advanced Nursing Research, Dublin, Ireland (14-15 June 2018).

“Ethics and Disaster Management and Research.” Presentation at Canterbury University, New Zealand (1 March 2018).

“Beyond Ethics Approval: Learning Lessons and Supporting Researchers.” Presentation at the Global Forum on Bioethics in Research satellite meeting on The Ethics of Research with Refugee and Migrant Populations, Bangkok, Thailand (28 November – 1 December 2017).

“Evidence Matters; Ethics Matters.” Presentation at the Global Evidence Summit, Cape Town, South Africa (13-16 September 2017).

Dónal O’Mathúna, Matthew Hunt and Lisa Schwartz, “Research Ethics: Moving Towards a More Comprehensive Approach.” Invited joint presentation at the R2HC Research Forum, London, UK (5-6 September, 2017).

“Disaster ethics: issues for researchers and participants.” Presentations in New Zealand at the Auckland University of Technology (28 June 2017) and Massey University, Wellington (7 July 2017). https://ahrecs.com/resources/disaster-ethics-issues-researchers-participants-papers-donal-omathuna-2017

Matthew Hunt, Dónal O’Mathúna and Lisa Schwartz, “Disaster Research Ethics.” Workshop at the World Association for Disaster & Emergency Medicine Congress, Toronto, Canada (25-28 April, 2017).

“Disasters, Religion and Medical Ethics: Faith and Culture in Disasters.” Presentation at the 6th Annual Conference on Medicine and Religion, in Houston, Texas, USA (24-26 March 2017).

“Faith and Culture in Disaster Ethics.” Presentation at the conference, Faith, Culture and Modern Medicine: Implications for Medical Ethics and Physician Practice, at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA (15-16 September 2016).

“Theological Perspectives on Disasters.” Presentation at the workshop, Moral Theories and Disasters at the University of Vilnius, Lithuania (8-9 September 2016).

“Ethical Issues Involving Children in Research during Humanitarian Crises.” Presentation in the symposium, Ethics in Evidence Generation and Research During Humanitarian Responses to Public Health Crises, at the 2016 International Association of Bioethics conference in Edinburgh, Scotland (15-17 June 2016).

“Bioethics and Ethics of Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction.” Panel presentation and 3 posters at the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Science and Technology Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in Geneva, Switzerland (27-29 January 2016).