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HEAR – focus on bereavement

HEAR BereavementThe 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

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HEAR – focus on homelessness

HEAR (Health Evidence Awareness Report). volume 4, issue 1. Focus on homelessness. March 2018.  HEAR homelessness

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

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HEAR – Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder

HEAR (Health Evidence Awareness Report). Volume 3, Issue 6. Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder

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 of HEAR brings together the latest research, news and developments on HEAR ASDAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and also information for people affected by ASD including links to useful websites, patient guides, videos and blogs.

http://www.lenus.ie/hse/handle/10147/622680

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New issue of HEAR – Delirium

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 Delirium. Delirium is a brain disorder that causes people to be confused. People with delirium often have:HEAR Delirium

  • Trouble paying attention, or switching attention from one thing to another
  • Memory, language, or other thinking problems
  • Trouble knowing where they are, when it is, or who the people around them are.

http://www.lenus.ie/hse/handle/10147/622507

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New issue of HEAR- Health Literacy

health literacyThe latest issue of HEAR (Health Evidence Awareness Report) has finally arrived. This issue focuses on Health Literacy and is jam packed with useful links to help you improve your understanding of health information. This issue is also very relevant to healthcare professionals, offering links to resources e.g. guidelines, books, videos and blogs etc that will help you communicate health information to patients more effectively.

http://www.lenus.ie/hse/handle/10147/621397

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