The ICBN intends this document to be used by all adults, professionals, volunteer organisations and policy makers who are concerned about bereaved children. The appropriate standard of care and support should be provided to children so that their
bereavement needs can be met regardless of their religion, culture, gender or economic status or their location within Ireland. The ICBN sees these standards being used for planning, provision, and quality review of childhood bereavement care.
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.
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.