HEAR – Lung Cancer

HEAR

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

 

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Health Evidence Awareness Report – Focus on Delirium

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

 

Communicating your research – a toolkit

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

NICE Guideline: Parkinson’s disease in adults

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 guideline includes recommendations on:

Basic Guidelines for Producing Easy Read Information

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.

 

Caring for Carers

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Caring for Carers produced by the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care is a website providing advice to carers and family caring for those with palliative care needs.

To access this website, click HERE

It is divided into the following topics:

  • Self-care,
  • Home care,
  • Practical care,
  • Common symptoms,
  • Caring in a hospice, hospital or residential home,
  • Advance care planning, legal matters and funerals
  • Care as death approaches
  • Bereavement

 

ReachOut – Helping you get through tough times

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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