Ireland's central source for Open Access health research
Lenus, the Irish Health Research repository is the leading source for Irish research in health and social care. The Lenus collections include peer reviewed journal articles, grey literature, dissertations, reports and conference presentations. Lenus contains the publications of the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) and the collected research output of over 130 health organisations past and present are all freely accessible.
If you are an Irish researcher or have conducted research in an Irish institution or health organisation, you can add your published research to Lenus. Submitted articles must be available in Open Access format or the publisher's policy must permit author self archiving. Advice on Open Access publishing and publishers' policies is available on the 'Open Access Publishing Guide' and 'Publishers' policies' pages available on the left-hand menu.
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The sixth annual HSE Open Access Research Awards are now open for entry.
The awards celebrate practitioners and researchers working across health and social care disciplines in Ireland who are publishing and making their research available in open access format.
Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges with research experience and an overall winner will also be selected as representing the best of all submissions received. Winners receive a custom piece of glassware celebrating their achievement.
Criteria for Entry
Entries can draw on expertise from the medical, nursing or social care disciplines and include administration or management but must fulfil the following criteria;
- The research article should have been published in the previous 24 months
- It should be available in full text in Open Access (and added to the Lenus repository, pre or post entry)
Entries close on November 1st 2019 and winners will be announced at the Open Access Awards ceremony on December 4th. Enquiries about the awards can be directed to email@example.com
Communities in Lenus
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Being “Mindful” of Dignity in Dying: Developing Awareness, Fostering a Psychological Understanding, and Supporting Dignified Endings-To-LifeExperiencing a sense of dignity when nearing end-of-life has been shown to be very important. There are many things that hospice and palliative nurses can do to support dignified endings-to-life. This paper explores the different aspects of this process from both the perspective of the person dying and in particular the individual in the caring role. Consideration is given to the different components of experiencing dignity in dying, especially those aspects that nursing staff can influence most. The importance of a sense of dignity to people who are dying is explored using two psychological models that provide an intrapersonal and transpersonal perspective. These include the Abandonment of Self Model and the Surface-Depth Model respectively. The types of obstacles to nursing staff providing this type of care and support are reflected upon, with particular emphasis placed on the practitioner’s own personal fears and anxieties and how these may manifest within the patient-nurse relationship. The final section explores the use of mindfulness practises as a way of interacting more fully with people diagnosed with terminal illnesses to support their experience of a dignified ending-to-life. This process is termed “mindful engagement”.