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
Healthcare Improvement Scotland – Older People in Acute Care Improvement Programme has launched a series of videos on delirium. The videos could be used in a variety of ways to continue to raise awareness of the importance of listening to family members and to further engage a range of partners. The videos highlight three individual stories told by women of their mothers’ experience of delirium.
Delirium: a daughter’s perspective
First Signs of Delirium
Causes of Delirium
Help and Reassurance
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.
The Irish Hospice Foundation & The Irish Kidney Association have produced the following booklet. http://hospicefoundation.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Final-ESKD-Book.pdf
The Irish Kidney Association (IKA) have six patient information books which you can get free from the IKA Head Office and Support Centre. You can also download them from www.ika.ie
BOOK 1 – Kidney Disease; BOOK 2 – Haemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis; BOOK 3 – Kidney Transplantation; BOOK 4 – Thinking About Donating a Kidney?; BOOK 5 – Living with Chronic Kidney Disease; and BOOK 6 – Emotional Wellbeing.
AVAILABLE AT http://www.lenus.ie/hse/handle/10147/620875
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