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.

 

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Patient & Carer Videos

Patient and carer stories have been produced by the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care. They are available to view HERE

Health Evidence Awareness Report – Focus on Delirium

Welcome to the fourth issue of HEAR for 2017. The purpose of HEAR is to provide specialised information to health professionals, patients and the public about key health topics. Each issue is the result of the collaborative effort of librarians from health organisations across Ireland. This issue contains fast facts on delirium, guidelines, research from Ireland, delirium toolkits, patient information, easy reads and the latest evidence. You can access the full-text HERE

We l c om e          Fa s t  Fa c t s             G u i d e l i n e s               R a i s i n g  Aw a r e n e s s    
R e s e a r c h  f r om  I r e l a n d          D e l i r i um  t o o l k i t s       L at e s t  Ev i d e n c e
D i d  yo u  k n o w ?                           Pat i e n t   i n fo r m at i o n      Ea sy  R e a d s
G o o d  r e a d s  o n  d e l i r i um      I n  t h e  n e w s
S o c i a l  Me d i a         D e l i r i um : p a l l i at i ve  c a r e

 

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.