NICE Guideline: Parkinson’s disease in adults

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:

Basic Guidelines for Producing Easy Read Information

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.

 

HEALTH RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM -17th November 2017, LIMERICK, Ireland

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.

The provision of generalist and specialist palliative care for patients with non-malignant respiratory disease in the North and Republic of Ireland: a qualitative study

The aim of this research was to explore generalist and specialist palliative care service provision for people with non-malignant respiratory disease in the North and Republic of Ireland. It was published in BMC Palliative Care and full-text is available CLICK HERE

Authors:

  • Clare Mc Veigh
  • Joanne Reid
  • Philip Larkin
  • Sam Porter and
  • Peter Hudson
 

Care of the deceased patient and their family. A guideline for nursing practice in Northern Ireland

This guideline has been written by the HSC Bereavement Network for registered nurses, healthcare assistants and other healthcare professionals who may have responsibility for providing care during and after the death of a patient in acute, secondary or primary care settings.

The guideline aims to:

• Promote safe and sensitive care of the body at the time of and after death, taking into consideration the wishes of the deceased patient and their family

• Ensure the deceased person is treated with dignity and respect, and that cultural and spiritual needs are met

• Promote effective inter-agency working by outlining the roles and responsibilities of relevant professionals and organisations who are involved in caring for the deceased patient and their relatives

• Promote effective communication and provide information to assist families when dealing with the practical issues that arise as a result of the death eg. registration of death or a death that is referred to the Coroner

• Inform the development of relevant policy, procedures and protocols to guide the practice of health and social care staff

• Provide a resource that will be useful for pre and post registration training and education and contribute to the professional development of nurses in the care of the deceased patient and their family.

Full-text Click HERE

School for Change Agents

School for Change Agents is a 5 week online learning programme for change activists in health, social care and related sectors. It consists of five modules, handbook and study guides and is completely free. You can watch recording of the live webinars HERE

Module 1: Being a health and care agent: change starts with me

Module 2: From me to we: creating connections and building communities

Module 3: Rolling with resistance

Module 4: Making change happen

Module 5: Moving beyond the edge