Enhancing adult bereavement care across Ireland is a study written by Kathy McLoughlin and published by the Irish Hospice Foundation in May 2018. It examines why Ireland needs a bereavement care structure, looks at international evidence and outlines how a national structure might work. Full-text available HERE
HEAR (Health Evidence Awareness Report) are published by a collaborative group of healthcare librarians working mainly in the HSE and other healthcare organisations in Ireland.
For healthcare professionals, there are links to relevant guidelines, research and reviews. For patients and the public, there is information on quick reads, useful websites and support services. We have created a suite of bulletins based on a comprehensive list of health care topics which you will see listed below.
Ted Talks are available on the All Ireland Institute of Hospice & Palliative Care Hub specifically relating to palliative and end of life care.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues.
Listen to these powerful stories HERE
AIIHPC recently launched The Palliative Hub (http://www.thepalliativehub.com/about-us), an online gateway to information and resources about palliative care which includes:
- Palliative Hub – Children and Young People – website for parents and families of children and young people with life limiting conditions
- Palliative Hub – Adult – website for people with life limiting conditions, their carers and family members
- Palliative Hub – Learning Platform – an online learning environment including a number of free to access online learning programmes for professionals and the public
- Palliative Hub – Professional – website providing resources for health and social care professionals, researchers and educators.
The Irish Hospice Foundation encourages you to Think Ahead
The purpose of Think Ahead is to help members of the public talk about and record their preferences in the event of emergency, serious illness or death.
The Think Ahead form aims to guide you in thinking about, discussing, and recording your preferences regarding all aspects of end of life. It encourages you to ensure that those closest to you are aware of these preferences so that, should a time come when you are unable to express them yourself, your wishes will be clear to those caring for you or managing your affairs.
This report presents collated data from the Specialist Palliative Care Minimum Data Set (MDS) from the years 2012-2015 and reflects a picture of the activity within the specialist palliative care services in community, day-care and inpatient units. Every service contributes to the Minimum Data Set and there is almost 100% compliance with regard to metric data submission.
The work on the report was carried out in partnership with the HSE and a project steering group with support from the Irish Hospice Foundation. Full text is available HERE OR on the Irish Hospice Foundation website http://hospicefoundation.ie/?page_id=28820&preview=true