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

 

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:

The provision of generalist and specialist palliative care for patients with non-malignant respiratory disease in the North and Republic of Ireland: a qualitative study

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

Authors:

  • Clare Mc Veigh
  • Joanne Reid
  • Philip Larkin
  • Sam Porter and
  • Peter Hudson
 

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

 

Mobile apps for healthcare staff in palliative care

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On Signing Terms, is a mobile App developed to assist and support health care practitioners caring for Deaf patients and patients with significant hearing loss (SHL), particularly in palliative care settings. This new resource is the latest addition to the Communicate Your Health mobile healthcare app series.  Information on the previously published apps, Understand Me—a guide to assist health care professionals in caring for patients from diverse ethnic, religious and cultural groups in Ireland and Speak to Me—a resource for interpreters working in healthcare settings in Ireland, particularly in palliative care settings, will also be provided.

Funding received from the HSE Social Inclusion Fund and the Irish Hospice Foundation

Video: Communicate your Health

Access https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/on-signing-terms/id1079101819?mt=8

and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_signingterms.layout