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
2:19 full length 0:21 short 0:19 short
Help and Reassurance
1:36 full length 0:22 short 0:15 short
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.