Tag: Health

  • Adolescence is a time of growing independence from family for the majority of young people, however this does not mean that parents no longer play a significant supportive role in young people’s lives.  Parents may be the first to notice changes in mood or behaviour that signal distress in a young person, and they are likely to be contacted if concerns are raised by teachers. The decision of whether or not to seek professional support then frequently rests with parents, and it is parents who must provide support to the young person as best they can while seeking support.

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  • The National Housing Strategy for Disabled People 2022-2027 (NHSFDP, 2022) was launched in January 2022 with the aim of building on the work achieved through the National Housing Strategy for Disabled People 2011-2016 (which was been extended to 2021). The aim of the strategy was to establish a framework for the provision of disabled friendly housing in Ireland. It was intended to play part of the government’s plans to increase the number of accessible and affordable housing alongside the Housing for All plan (HFA) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD, 2008), which Ireland has signed and thus has obligations under the convention.

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  • The Department of Health has published the first report on the Healthy Ireland Outcomes Framework. The report is available here.

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  • The Central Statistics Office has released its COVID-19 Vaccination Statistics Series 5. It is available here.

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  • This is the second in a series of papers that aim to give an overview of some of the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has changed Ireland. This paper examines the impact of COVID-19 on travel, both domestic and international. The paper analyses the sharp decrease in travel following the onset of the pandemic and shows how, even when demand for travel resumed in 2022, the knock-on effects of COVID-19 still impacted people’s ability to travel, especially overseas.

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  • In many countries, consultants employed by public hospitals are allowed to provide private, fee-paying consultations as part of their workload, that is, within the public hospital.[i] This specific form of dual practice enables the patients who can afford to pay for private consultations, either themselves or via some private health insurance, to gain faster access to outpatient consultations and elective care. Despite the fact that it is common practice in many countries, the provision of private care within private hospitals has not received as much attention in the literature.

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  • This is the first in a series of papers that aim to give an overview of some of ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has changed Ireland. This paper examines some the key statistics that illustrate the impact of COVID-19 on Irish society since Ireland’s first confirmed case on 29th February 2020 and it focuses on healthcare, social care, and the labour market

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  • Violence against women is a “devastatingly pervasive” global issue (WHO, 2021). Data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners shows that one in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner, and that this number has remained largely unchanged since 2011 (WHO, 2021).

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  • The Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study 2018, a World Health Organization Collaborative Cross-National Study, is now available HERE

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  • Evidence from the European Social Survey conducted in 2016 shows that, compared to other European countries, Irish respondents show relatively high levels of satisfaction with the education system but relatively low levels of satisfaction with health care.

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