This issue includes information for people affected by lung cancer including links to useful websites, patient guides, videos and blogs. 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 if the collaborative effort of librarians from health organisations across Ireland. Full-text available HERE
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 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
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.
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