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November 5, 2018

Childhood Development Initiative; Dolly Parton Imagination Library

All are welcome to come along to an information session about the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which will be launching in Dublin 24 in early 2019 If you’re based in Dublin 24, please feel free to come along to Tallaght Library tomorrow, 6th November from 10am to learn more. Administrator Childhood Development Initiative  For a flyer click here 
October 26, 2018

Consultation; Code of professional conduct and ethics for social care workers

Consultation on revisions to Code of professional conduct and ethics for social care workers. Social Care Ireland would like to make you aware that from Friday 05 October to Friday 02 November, CORU will open a public consultation on the: SCWRB_Draft_Code_2018 When grand-parenting (two year transitional period) opens in 2022 for Social Care Workers, in order to practice you will need to register with CORU. As a registrant you must comply with this Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics. Breaches of this Code could be held to be professional misconduct or poor professional performance and could result in a disciplinary sanction […]
October 12, 2018

World Mental Health Day 2018

Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job. For many, these are exciting times. They can also be times of stress and apprehension however. In some cases, if not recognized and managed, these feelings can lead to mental illness. The expanding use of online technologies, while undoubtedly bringing many benefits, can also bring additional pressures, as connectivity to virtual networks at any time of the day and night grows. Many adolescents are also living in areas affected by humanitarian […]
October 12, 2018

Mental Health Ireland: Building Resilience & Wellbeing

To be emotionally resilient means having the ability to cope with a difficult or stressful time. Mental Health Ireland building Resilience and Wellbeing, for more information click here How do people deal with difficult events that change their lives? The death of a loved one, loss of a job, serious illness, terrorist attacks and other traumatic events: these are all examples of very challenging life experiences. Many people react to such circumstances with a flood of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty. Yet people generally adapt well over time to life-changing situations and stressful conditions. What enables them to do so? It […]
October 8, 2018

HIQA – Consultation to Support Rights Based Approach to Support Services

HIQA is developing guidance to support a rights-based approach to care in health and social care services. The guidance will support health and social care professionals working in adult services in Ireland to deliver services that respect human rights by providing information about human rights that relate to health and social care. What is a rights-based approach to care? A human rights-based approach is about empowering people using health and social care services to know and claim their rights and to increase the ability and accountability of service providers to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of people using services. […]
October 4, 2018

Consultation on Social Care Workers Registration Board Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics

We would like to make you aware that from Friday 05 October to Friday 02 November, CORU will open a public consultation on the: Social Care Workers Registration Board Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics Draft Bye-Law. When grand-parenting (two year transitional period) opens in 2022 for Social Care Workers, in order to practice you will need to register with CORU. As a registrant you must comply with this Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics. You must be aware that a breach or breaches of this Code could be held to be professional misconduct or poor professional performance and could result […]
October 4, 2018

Limerick Institute of Technology- Dept. of Applied Social Sciences MA by Research

Funded Positions in LIT: The Department of Applied Social Science in LIT are funding Masters by Research for any social Care Workers interested. The title is “Continuing Professional Development in Times of Transition Effective Supervision in Social care Competencies and Coru” For further details click here
September 24, 2018

The Role of Self Awareness and Reflection in Social Care Practice

This study examined social care workers’ understanding of self-awareness and reflection, the impact of reflection on their practice, and the factors which support and/or impede reflection in their practice. Given the limited evidence base in general on the use of reflection in social care practice, this qualitative study contributes to the existing body of knowledge by exploring the role of self-awareness and reflection in social care practice among a small group of social care practitioners in Ireland. The study included interviews with seven social care workers who were pursuing a postgraduate qualification in social care practice. The main findings indicate […]
September 20, 2018

HIQA-National Standards for infection prevention and control

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published the National Standards for infection prevention and control in community services. A copy of the standards, and supporting materials, including a short animation, can be accessed here and the press release can be viewed here. The National Standards cover infection prevention and control and antimicrobial stewardship.  
September 20, 2018

The Health Behaviour Change Research Group- NUIG

The Health Behaviour Change Research Group, HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland, and the Health Promotion Research Centre have come together to run a joint seminar series to highlight research in the area of population health and health services. The seminars take place once a month on Tuesday at lunchtime in the School of Psychology. All are welcome to attend, and a light lunch will be served from 12.30pm. We are delighted that Drs Paul O’Conner and Sinéad Lydon will deliver the 1st seminar on Tues 25th Sept, on the topic of Patient Safety Research in the School of […]