Pet therapy

BMC Palliative Care, Oct 2017

Animal-assisted therapy at a University Centre for Palliative Medicine – a qualitative content analysis of patient records

 

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HEAR – Lung Cancer

HEAR

This issue includes information for people affected by lung cancer including links to useful websites, patient guides, videos and blogs. 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 if the collaborative effort of librarians from health organisations across Ireland. Full-text available HERE

 

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

 

Delirium videos

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

Lynne’s Story (1:49)         Adrienne’s Story (2:31)                Sandra’s Story (2:28)

First Signs of Delirium

1:58 full length       0:19 short              0:12 short

Causes of Delirium

1:01 full length            0:16 short         0:15 short

Experiencing Delirium

2:19 full length           0:21 short          0:19 short

Help and Reassurance

1:36 full length           0:22 short       0:15 short

 

 

Basic Guidelines for Producing Easy Read Information

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.

 

Conservative Care of Kidney Failure

Conservative Care of Kidney Failure

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.