Welcome to the fourth issue of HEAR for 2017. The purpose of HEAR is to provide specialised information to health professionals, patients and the public about key health topics. Each issue is the result of the collaborative effort of librarians from health organisations across Ireland. This issue contains fast facts on delirium, guidelines, research from Ireland, delirium toolkits, patient information, easy reads and the latest evidence. You can access the full-text HERE
We l c om e Fa s t Fa c t s G u i d e l i n e s R a i s i n g Aw a r e n e s s
R e s e a r c h f r om I r e l a n d D e l i r i um t o o l k i t s L at e s t Ev i d e n c e
D i d yo u k n o w ? Pat i e n t i n fo r m at i o n Ea sy R e a d s
G o o d r e a d s o n d e l i r i um I n t h e n e w s
S o c i a l Me d i a D e l i r i um : p a l l i at i ve c a r e
Healthcare Improvement Scotland – Older People in Acute Care Improvement Programme has launched a series of videos on delirium. The videos could be used in a variety of ways to continue to raise awareness of the importance of listening to family members and to further engage a range of partners. The videos highlight three individual stories told by women of their mothers’ experience of delirium.
Delirium: a daughter’s perspective
Lynne’s Story (1:49) Adrienne’s Story (2:31) Sandra’s Story (2:28)
First Signs of Delirium
1:58 full length 0:19 short 0:12 short
Causes of Delirium
1:01 full length 0:16 short 0:15 short
2:19 full length 0:21 short 0:19 short
Help and Reassurance
1:36 full length 0:22 short 0:15 short
The National Cancer Strategy 2017 – 2026 was published by the Department of Health outlining a vision of cancer services in Ireland. For report, click HERE
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Cancer in Ireland
- Chapter 3: Strategic context
- Chapter 4 Vision
- Chapter 5: Prevention
- Chapter 6: Screening
- Chapter 7 Early diagnosis
- Chapter 8: Providing an integrated model of care
- Chapter 9: Getting the diagnosis right
- Chapter 10: Getting the treatment right
- Chapter 11: High quality, patient centred care
- Chapter 12: Involving patients in their cancer care
- Chapter 13: Survivorship
- Chapter 14: Governance and management of cancer services and the role of the National Cancer Control Programme
- Chapter 15: Research
- Chapter 16: Workforce planning
- Chapter 17: Delivering results: measuring performance, quality and outcomes
The Health Foundation, UK have published a toolkit to assist researchers with widening the impact of their research. Communicating about your research and your results is an important part of the research process that often is overlooked by researchers. The toolkit is available HERE. It consists of four sections.
- Section 1: Planning for impact
- Section 2: Communicating your research results
- Section 3: Extending influence and widening impact
- Section 4: Glossary of terms
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing Parkinson’s disease in people aged 18 and over. It aims to improve care from the time of diagnosis, including monitoring and managing symptoms, providing information and support, and palliative care. To access the guideline, click HERE
The guideline includes recommendations on:
The Department of Health, UK published a “Basic Guidelines for People who Commission Easy Read Information”. These guidelines introduce a minimum standard for writing easy read material. Full-text to the guidelines are available HERE
These guiding principles are as follows:
- 1. Ensure that people with learning disabilities are involved from the start.
- 2. Provide information through a range of channels and formats.
- 3. Ensure that your information meets users’ needs.
- 4. Clearly signpost to other services.
- 5. Always define responsibility for information provision.
The Health Research Symposium 2017 will take place at the new Clinical Education Research Centre (CERC Building), University Hospital Limerick on Friday, 17th November 2017.
UL Hospitals, the major academic teaching hospitals of the Graduate Entry Medical School, and the Health Research Institute, UL, will showcase research in health care and related domains across the hospital network and University campus. The conference is open to all health professionals. The principal event will explore emerging research in the following areas:
1) Clinical Research;
2) Health Services & Population Health Research; and
3) Lifestyle, Technology & Health Research.
Abstracts must be uploaded online. Please register for this event here on Eventbrite. The registration page will then direct you to the link for abstract submission.