HEAR Bulletin – Focus on Cystic Fibrosis


This issue of Health Evidence Awareness Report focuses on Cystic fibrosis. It contains information for healthcare professionals such as links to Irish research, systematic reviews, guidelines. It also has patient-specific information such as links to useful websites, books and videos. Full-text is available CLICK HERE


Self Help eLibrary

3Ts Self Help eLibrary has produced a series of self-help booklets together with the National Health Service that are available to download for free and are intended as a ‘first step’ towards recovery across a range of mental health topics. Each booklet is 20 to 30 pages long and contains information, tips and techniques for coping with and managing a particular issue Click HERE

Palliative Care Booklet – Asking the Questions that Matter to Me

This booklet has been developed by the Palliative Care Senior Nurses Network for people seeking information about palliative care.  This easy to read short booklet seeks to help people ask the questions they need to gain the information they need about their own illness or their loved ones illness and what role palliative care can provide.

It is available HERE


Latest issue of Health Evidence Awareness Bulletin is on Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussion.


The purpose of the Health Evidence Awareness Report is to provide specialised information to health professionals, patients and the public about specific health topics. Each issue is a result of the collaboration of librarians from health organisations across Ireland. This issue looks at some aspects of traumatic brain injury and concussion. It includes guidelines, Irish research and patient information such as useful websites, good reads and information on support groups for those affected.






HSE Policy on GDPR

General Data Protection Regulations is an EU law on data protection and privacy that came into force in May 2018. More information about the HSE Data protection policy, GDPR and training resources from the Health Service Executive are available HERE

HEAR Health Evidence Awareness Reports

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.

Focus on Ovarian Cancer                               

Focus on Bowel Cancer                           

Focus on Mental Health.                                

Focus on Heart Health                                   

Focus on Breast Cancer.

Focus on Prostate Cancer.                              

Focus on getting active and eating healthily.

Focus on Palliative / End of Life Care. 

Focus on Skin Cancer.                                    

Focus on Medical Resources.

Focus on Diabetes.                                          

Focus on Dyslexia

Focus on Obesity.                                           

Focus on Stroke.                                             

Focus on Health Literacy.                              

Focus on Delirium.                                         

Focus on Lung Cancer.  

Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder.            

Focus on Homelessness.                              

Focus on Bereavement.                                 

HIQA – Raising Awareness of Adult Safeguarding

A background document to inform the development of the national standards for adult safeguarding was published on the day of the seminar. This comprehensive document summarises international, national and academic evidence for adult safeguarding.

Short video created by HIQA and the Mental Health Commission was also launched at the seminar. The video promotes awareness about what safeguarding is and how it is connected to people’s rights, health and wellbeing.