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.
This booklet is for people who have an advancing neurological illness, and who want to make plans for their future. It may also be useful for family members, friends, carers and healthcare professionals. It is not for people who have recently been diagnosed with an advancing neurological illness. If you are newly diagnosed, contact an organisation that supports people living with your illness, such as those listed on pages 21 and 22. Although many neurological illnesses progress in a similar way, your illness is individual and unique to you. Understanding the nature of your particular illness will help you as you read this booklet. It can also help you to understand and manage your symptoms, and help you to speak confidently with your healthcare team. You can get information from your doctor and other healthcare professionals, or from the organisations which support people living with your illness. Full-text available HERE
This booklet aims to help you to:
understand why planning for the future can be helpful
find out how you can plan for your care in advance
The booklet was crucially developed by people living with COPD, family carers, a respiratory healthcare professional, COPD Support Ireland and the IHF. It contains information on advance healthcare directives, planning legal affairs, talking to others about your wishes, palliative care needs and a list of other resources which people with COPD might find helpful. Full-Text AVAILABLE HERE
COPD is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including chronic bronchitis or emphysema. It is a long-term illness that cannot be cured. Over 500,000 people in Ireland have COPD. Ireland also has the highest rate of COPD admissions to hospital in the EU.
The aim of this research was to explore generalist and specialist palliative care service provision for people with non-malignant respiratory disease in the North and Republic of Ireland. It was published in BMC Palliative Care and full-text is available CLICK HERE