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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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.

 

Caring for Carers

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Caring for Carers produced by the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care is a website providing advice to carers and family caring for those with palliative care needs.

To access this website, click HERE

It is divided into the following topics:

  • Self-care,
  • Home care,
  • Practical care,
  • Common symptoms,
  • Caring in a hospice, hospital or residential home,
  • Advance care planning, legal matters and funerals
  • Care as death approaches
  • Bereavement

 

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.

 

Mobile apps for healthcare staff in palliative care

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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

Access https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/on-signing-terms/id1079101819?mt=8

and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_signingterms.layout