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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. 

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Winners of the HSE Open Access Research Awards 2018 

Thank You to everyone who submitted an entry to the annual HSE Open Access Research awards. Winners were announced at the awards ceremony held in Dr Steevens Library on December 7th. 

Overall Winner Ailbhe Spillane 'What are the physical and psychological health effects of suicide bereavement on family members? An observational and interview mixed-methods study in Ireland.'  

Category Winners 

Congratulations to all the winners of this years' awards.  

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  • Congenital Anomaly Registries in Ireland

    Health Service Executive (HSE) South (Cork & Kerry), Department of Public Health; Health Service Executive (HSE) East (Health Intelligence Unit), Dr. Steeven's Hospital; Health Service Executve (HSE) South East, Department of Public Health (Health Service Executive (HSE) South (Cork & Kerry), Department of Public Health, 2019-06)
  • Where does Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Treatment fit into the Newly Proposed Major Trauma Model in Ireland?

    Fenelon, C; Murphy, E.P; O’Daly, B.J; Leonard, M (Irish Medical Journal, 2019-04)
    Major trauma continues to be the biggest cause of death in people aged between 5 and 45 years of age. Suboptimal trauma management results in greater ongoing costs to patients, hospitals and society. Trauma networks in the United States, Australia and more recently the United Kingdom have proven successful in significantly reducing morbidity and mortality. In the UK, analysis by the Trauma Audit Research Network (TARN) has shown that a major trauma patient has a 19% increase in the odds of survival following major trauma since its introduction in 2012. No integrated trauma network yet exists in Ireland but a recent report “A Trauma System for Ireland” published in January of 2018 outlined plans of how such a trauma network would be introduced. The report called for the introduction of two regional trauma networks, a central and south network, with one major trauma centre for each. However, the report made no mention of where the treatment of pelvic and acetabular fractures fell within it.
  • Development of a suite of metrics and indicators for children's nursing using consensus methodology.

    Brenner, Maria; Browne, Catherine; Gallen, Anne; Byrne, Susanna; White, Ciara; Nolan, Mary (Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2019-03-04)
  • Clozaril Withdrawal Induced Catatonia

    Health Service Executive (HSE); McGuire, E; Reilly, M; Sligo Leitrim Mental Health Service (Irish Medical Journal, 2019-05)
  • Predicting admission to long-term care and mortality among community-based, dependent older people in Ireland.

    Aspell, Niamh; O'Sullivan, Maria; O'Shea, Eamon; Irving, Kate; Duffy, Chloe; Gorman, Rebecca; Warters, Austin (International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2019-03-22)

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