Planning for the future with COPD

COPD

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.

 

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Antipsychotic prescribing in nursing home residents with dementia

SPHeRE Network Research Policy Brief Series

UCC SPHeRE Scholar Kieran Walsh has released a new policy brief entitled: ‘Antipsychotic Prescribing in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia: A Challenging Issue’  Full-text available HERE

AIIHPC Palliative Hub

AIIHPC recently launched The Palliative Hub (http://www.thepalliativehub.com/about-us), an online gateway to information and resources about palliative care which includes:

  • Palliative Hub – Children and Young People – website for parents and families of children and young people with life limiting conditions
  • Palliative Hub – Adult – website for people with life limiting conditions, their carers and family members
  • Palliative Hub – Learning Platform – an online learning environment including a number of free to access online learning programmes for professionals and the public
  • Palliative Hub – Professional – website providing resources for health and social care professionals, researchers and educators.

 

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: