Welcome to the fourth issue of HEAR for 2017. 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 of the collaborative effort of librarians from health organisations across Ireland. This issue contains fast facts on delirium, guidelines, research from Ireland, delirium toolkits, patient information, easy reads and the latest evidence. You can access the full-text HERE
We l c om e Fa s t Fa c t s G u i d e l i n e s R a i s i n g Aw a r e n e s s
R e s e a r c h f r om I r e l a n d D e l i r i um t o o l k i t s L at e s t Ev i d e n c e
D i d yo u k n o w ? Pat i e n t i n fo r m at i o n Ea sy R e a d s
G o o d r e a d s o n d e l i r i um I n t h e n e w s
S o c i a l Me d i a D e l i r i um : p a l l i at i ve c a r e
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
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 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.
Reachout.com is an Irish online youth mental health service for young people aged 12-25 years. It provides quality assured mental health information, real stories, expert advice and support and training. There is information on many aspects of mental health including Loss and Grief
The Irish Kidney Association (IKA) have six patient information books which you can get free from the IKA Head Office and Support Centre. You can also download them from www.ika.ie
BOOK 1 – Kidney Disease; BOOK 2 – Haemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis; BOOK 3 – Kidney Transplantation; BOOK 4 – Thinking About Donating a Kidney?; BOOK 5 – Living with Chronic Kidney Disease; and BOOK 6 – Emotional Wellbeing.