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Greater public understanding of how palliative care addresses all needs of the person – physical, social, emotional and spiritual – has been called for during this Palliative Care Week (Oct 3-8). A survey of public understanding of palliative care in Northern Ireland found that the majority of people (52%) identified…
With 20,000 people living with a dementia in Northern Ireland (NI) it is vital that health and social care staff are aware of the needs of the individual and their families and can respond appropriately. The regional Dementia Strategy places particular emphasis on the need for staff training and to…
People in Northern Ireland have less protection against racial discrimination than other parts of the UK, European experts say. Employers and public bodies are only allowed to take a limited range of special measures to combat disadvantage, according to the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI). The expert body…
A new initiative has been launched in Northern Ireland to highlight the support that is available for family members who are affected by a loved one’s drinking and/or drug misuse and encourage them to get help in their own right. ‘Break the silence, reach for help’ includes eight short films…
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