Enhancing adult bereavement care across Ireland

Enhancing adult bereavement care across Ireland is a study written by Kathy McLoughlin and published by the Irish Hospice Foundation in May 2018. It examines why Ireland needs a bereavement care structure, looks at international evidence and outlines how a national structure might work. Full-text available HERE

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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.                                 

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

Change Hub

The Health Excellence Awards 2017 finalist videos are now available in the Case Study Repository.  Written Project Synopsis of a further 85 improvement initiatives have also been added to the Health Excellence Awards 2017 Category. The featured Videos include:

Acute Diabetic Foot Pathway, St. Vincent’s University Hospital

Bronntanas Project, HSE, Tusla and Mayo County Council

Food First Project, St. Mary’s Hospital Phoenix Park

Frail Intervention Therapy Team, Beaumont Hospital

Influenza Vaccination Campaign at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital

Innovative Support Coordination for Older Persons, HSE Social Care Division & Alone

Nurse Led PICC Line Insertion, University Hospital, Waterford

Purchasing for Safety, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown

 

To access the videos and project synopses, visit the Case Study repository and select the Health Excellence Awards 2017 Category from the drop down Category menu.

AIIHPC Palliative Hub

AIIHPC recently launched The Palliative Hub (http://www.thepalliativehub.com/about-us), an online gateway to information and resources about palliative care which includes:

  • Palliative Hub – Children and Young People – website for parents and families of children and young people with life limiting conditions
  • Palliative Hub – Adult – website for people with life limiting conditions, their carers and family members
  • Palliative Hub – Learning Platform – an online learning environment including a number of free to access online learning programmes for professionals and the public
  • Palliative Hub – Professional – website providing resources for health and social care professionals, researchers and educators.

 

Think Ahead: every life is a journey

The Irish Hospice Foundation encourages you to  Think Ahead

The purpose of Think Ahead is to help members of the public talk about and record their preferences in the event of emergency, serious illness or death.

The Think Ahead form aims to guide you in thinking about, discussing, and recording your preferences regarding all aspects of end of life. It encourages you to ensure that those closest to you are aware of these preferences so that, should a time come when you are unable to express them yourself, your wishes will be clear to those caring for you or managing your affairs.

HIQA Guidance for the assessment of designated centres for older people

This guidance should be used in conjunction with the revised assessment judgment framework, which is one of the tools HIQA uses to assess compliance with the regulations and standards. Inspectors will use this guidance alongside the assessment judgment framework. The purpose of the guidance is to provide additional supporting information to inspectors on assessing compliance and offer guidance on reviewing each regulation and standard. Full-text available HERE

Therefore, the guidance gives greater detail on how to assess and what to review during fieldwork planning, gathering of relevant information and evidence onsite and the making of judgments about compliance.