Monday, November 26, 2012

NPIRS - HSE West Bulletin 2011

This bulletin is a synopsis of data for HSE West from the NPIRS for 2011 and that reported in the Activities of Irish Psychiatric Units and Hospitals 2011 (Daly and Walsh 2012). 

Is this the 'tobacco moment' for cannabis?

Henry Cockburn was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2002 at the age of 20. Before that he was a heavy cannabis user. His father, Patrick Cockburn, The Independent's award-winning foreign correspondent, has long wondered whether the two were linked and spent months speaking to the world's leading experts in the field. In a four-part series prompted by his son's condition, he will examine the medical evidence linking sustained cannabis use with schizophrenia, before going on to look at the way the mentally ill have been let down by the health service and stigmatised by public opinion, and concluding on Thursday with his manifesto for a more humane and effective system – accompanied each day by Henry's account of his journey from pyschosis to a normal life.

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Monday, July 2, 2012

A vision for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

The new report 'A vision for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing: a shared journey for mental health care in Ireland' is now in AIT Health Science Library Reference section:
Link to record and online resource

Nurses' Kindness

The Gift of Kindness
There is no way of knowing the true value of the kindness nurses and social workers are giving freely while doing the work they are paid to do. The kindness so many of them give has healed many people after everything else had failed.

There are many nurses and doctors who have a gift of being able to make you feel better, yet they don't even know they have a special gift. This gift of kindness and respect towards others can make people feel so uplifted that is often all that's needed to strengthen the immune system so they can overcome their own problems.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Launch of the SHELLI report

HSLG members and guests attended the official launch of Irish health libraries: new directions. Report of the status of health librarianship and libraries in Ireland (SHELLI) on Thursday 26th January, hosted by the Dublin Dental Hospital.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Link to HSE reports on Children and Young People in Ireland

This is a link to guides and reports on children and family services, child protection from the HSE. Click here to access.

The 2011 publication Children First

The 2011 publication Children First: National guidance for the protection and welfare of Children by Department of Children and Youth Affairs is now available as an electronic resource link on the library catalogue. Click here

Creating Excellence in Dementia Care: A Research Review for Ireland's National Dementia Strategy | The Health Well

Creating Excellence in Dementia Care: A Research Review for Ireland's National Dementia Strategy The Health Well

Athlone IT Nursing & Health Science Building