HSE Guidelines for Communicating Clearly

Communication HSE

Full-text available HERE

More information including leaflets, posters and videos are available HERE


Planning for the future with COPD


The booklet was crucially developed by people living with COPD, family carers, a respiratory healthcare professional, COPD Support Ireland and the IHF. It contains information on advance healthcare directives, planning legal affairs, talking to others about your wishes, palliative care needs and a list of other resources which people with COPD might find helpful. Full-Text AVAILABLE HERE

COPD is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including chronic bronchitis or emphysema. It is a long-term illness that cannot be cured. Over 500,000 people in Ireland have COPD. Ireland also has the highest rate of COPD admissions to hospital in the EU.


Antipsychotic prescribing in nursing home residents with dementia

SPHeRE Network Research Policy Brief Series

UCC SPHeRE Scholar Kieran Walsh has released a new policy brief entitled: ‘Antipsychotic Prescribing in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia: A Challenging Issue’  Full-text available HERE