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 month, the focus is on Bereavement. As the only certainly we have in life is our own mortality, bereavement is an issue that affects every single one of us at some point in our lives.
Inside this issue:
- 80 people die in Ireland every day.
- Approximately, 30,000 people die every year
- At any one time, one in 10 people are likely to be affected (McGuinness, 2007).
- 53% or Irish people have experienced the death of someone close to them in the last two years.
- Research by the ESRI (Growing up in Ireland) demonstrates that 2.2% of nine year olds have lost a parent, 1.1% a sibling, 7% an aunt or uncle and 28% a grandparent.
View this issue of HEAR on Lenus
The HSLG 2018 AGM will take place on Wednesday 27 June 2018 in the Bouchier-Hayes Auditorium, RCSI, 26 York Street, Dublin 2 at 16.30.
HSLG members should register to attend here
The AGM is an important event for members and committee members, so please do attend. Additional information about the AGM will be sent out to the HSLG mailing list.
And do remember that registration for the HSLG and A&SL Networking event, beginning on Wed 27th June at 17.30 in RCSI, is separate and you must register here to attend that event.
We will join the library staff on a tour of the library in RCSI’s new education building at 26 York Street. Please note that there are two different time slots, so please register your preference. Tours will start promptly. Latecomers will be brought up to the lecture room.
We will then hear from Kate Kelly, Director of Library Services, RCSI Library, who will provide us with some insights into competencies and professional standards in librarianship.
Stay on for the wine reception!
Spaces are limited so don’t delay!
Please click on the link below to view our latest issue of HINT. Thank you to all our contributors. HAPPY READING!!!
HINT 16(1) Spring 2018
HEAR (Health Evidence Awareness Report). volume 4, issue 1. Focus on homelessness. March 2018.
The purpose of HEAR is to provide specially selected information to patients, the public and to health professionals about key health topics. Each issue is the result of the collaborative effort of librarians from health organisations across Ireland.
Homelessness is an increasingly common phenomena in Irish society at present. Individuals who are homeless face a myriad of challenges in accessing health care services. Additionally, they tend to make more frequent use of emergency departments, to have mental or physical health problems and to have different priorities in terms of their health.
This issue of HEAR is available through the LENUS repository
The HSLG committee would like to thank all who attended and presented at HSLG 2018. It was a great event and a perfect opportunity to share ideas and network with library colleagues. As promised we’ve uploaded the presentations for your perusal.
Leading change: the experience of the Health Service Executive. Aoife Lawton & Sinead Roche Moore, HSE.
Does The Health Librarian Have A Role To Play In The Development & Engagement With Graphic Medicine For End Users Health Literacy? Jane Burns, Irish Hospice Foundation & UCD.
The Death of Expertise Anne Madden. St. Vincent’s University Hospital.
A librarian is announced Mary Dunne and Mairea Nelson, Health Research Board.
From Medical Shelves to Volcanoes and Elves: how the shelves of a medical library were transformed into a school library. Jean McMahon, Tallaght Hospital.
Librarians Aloud’ a podcast record of changing librarian voices and values. Laura Rooney Ferris, HSE.
HSLG annual conference 2018: Change is gonna come: Living our core library values: Tuesday 20 February, Ashling Hotel, Dublin 8
Click on the link to view the draft programme and to register. As you will see, HSLG(LAI) members are being rewarded with a discounted rate.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Best regards, HSLG Committee