HEAR – Focus on Bereavement

HEAR – Health Evidence Awareness Report is published by healthcare librarians for healthcare professionals as well as the general public on a variety of different topics. This month’s issue focuses on Bereavement and contains research, reviews, guidelines and standards as well as support services, good reads and leaflets and information for the public. Full-text available HERE

HEAR Bereavement

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Other Groups Providing Bereavement Support in Limerick

Limerick

Abbeyfeale Bereavement Support Group. Mountmahon, Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick. Bereavement Support Group. Tel: 068 31203. No charge

Bluebox Creative Learning Centre. 8 Limerick Enterprise Development Park, Roxboro Road, Limerick.  Creative therapies. Tel: 061 315070; Email: info@bluebox.ie

Hospital Family Resource Centre. Knockaney Road. Hospital, Limerick. Counselling service. Tel: 061 383884; Email: hospitalfrc@eircom.net

Our Lady Queen of Peace Bereavement Support Group. 22 Daly Eve., Janesboro, Limerick Tel: 061 415651. No charge.

Our Lady of the Rosary Bereavement Support Group. c/o 3 Sunville Court, North Circular Road, Limerick. Tel: 087 2366981; Email: pmflood@eircom.net . No charge

Planning for the Future: Information for people who have an advancing neurological illness

 

pLANNING DOR THE FUTURE

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
  • sort out your legal affairs

 

 

Introducing Peoples Needs Defining Change – Health Services Change Guide, 2018

The Health Services Change Guide is a helpful and practical resource to support all of us working across the health and social care system to achieve safer, better healthcare, and staff and public value.

The guide incorporates:

  • Health Services Change Framework
  • Step-by-step guidance and templates to implement the Change Framework that can be adapted and used by local teams and services.
  • Additional Resources – signposting you to where you can get additional help.
  • It is supported by a Literature Review completed by the Centre for Health Policy and Management, Trinity College Dublin: Understanding Change in Complex Health Systems – a review of the literature on change management in health and social care 2007–2017.
  • The Health Services Change Guide complements and supports the work of the Health Services People Strategy – together these two offerings to the system set out our ambition to be leaders in people services working in partnership with service managers to increase relevance and impact particularly for service users, families, communities and staff.

For more information on the Health Services Change Guide, 2018, the Health Services Change Guide Information Leaflet is available from Information and Updates, or please visit the information tabs on the Change Hub Welcome Page The Change Guide and associated resources will be available on the Change Hub in June 2018 and also from www.hse.ie/changeguide.

 

Ted Talks Palliative Hub

Ted Talks are available on the All Ireland Institute of Hospice & Palliative Care Hub specifically relating to palliative and end of life care.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues.

A video game to cope with grief

Let’s talk about dying  

Stories from a home for terminally ill children

Listen to these powerful stories HERE

 

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.