HEAR Health Evidence Awareness Reports

HEAR (Health Evidence Awareness Report) are published by a collaborative group of healthcare librarians working mainly in the HSE and other healthcare organisations in Ireland.

For healthcare professionals, there are links to relevant guidelines, research and reviews. For patients and the public, there is information on quick reads, useful websites and support services. We have created a suite of bulletins based on a comprehensive list of health care topics which you will see listed below.

Focus on Ovarian Cancer                               

Focus on Bowel Cancer                           

Focus on Mental Health.                                

Focus on Heart Health                                   

Focus on Breast Cancer.

Focus on Prostate Cancer.                              

Focus on getting active and eating healthily.

Focus on Palliative / End of Life Care. 

Focus on Skin Cancer.                                    

Focus on Medical Resources.

Focus on Diabetes.                                          

Focus on Dyslexia

Focus on Obesity.                                           

Focus on Stroke.                                             

Focus on Health Literacy.                              

Focus on Delirium.                                         

Focus on Lung Cancer.  

Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder.            

Focus on Homelessness.                              

Focus on Bereavement.                                 

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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

Resources for Former Carers

Care Alliance Ireland has published a booklet to support people whose caring has ended – as they enter a new phase in their lives. When caring ends many family carers experience a range of emotions – grief, exhaustion, isolation – a real void in their lives can emerge.

Caring Lives- Looking Back; Moving Forward. Video 1    Video 2    Video 3

The booklet is a resource for former carers with useful information, advice and resources. Full-text available Click Here

Table of Contents

Section 1 Who this booklet is for     Section 2 How this booklet can help

Section 3 Books and videos from former carers

Section 4 Family carers Ireland       Section 5 Bereavement

Section 6 Online support                   Section 7 Finances

Section 8 Wills and legal advice       Section 9 Filling the void

Section 10 Returning to work           Section 11 Retraining and study

Section 12 Volunteering                    Section 13 Health and Wellbeing

Section 14 What the research tells us

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.