‘Coping with Christmas when you are bereaved’ Dr Susan Delaney on RTE’s Afternoon show.

Coping with christmas leaflet

Further to the earlier post on the Hospice Foundation’s latest bereavement leaflet ‘Coping with Christmas when you are bereaved’… Dr Susan Delaney appeared on RTE’s ‘Afternoon show’ yesterday to offer advice and take questions about getting through the holiday period when you are bereaved.

If you missed the show you can watch it again on RTE player http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1062725  or you can watch the short video interview on coping with christmas on the Hospice Foundations YouTube channel

The full series of bereavement leaflets can be downloaded from the main Hospice Foundation website and copies of the leaflets can be ordered by contacting the library.

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Holiday reading suggestions? New library titles list

Looking for a little holiday reading material?

HERE is the list of the latest acquisitions available  in the  Thérèse Brady Library.   A reminder to anyone wanting to borrow library material, we will be closing up for the holidays on Tuesday 22nd at 1 pm.

On the subject of Hospice Foundation reading material; Zest! Recipies from 62 top Irish Restaurants is proving to be (literally) a sell out  success.  The publication was recently voted winner in the Irish best easy recipies cookbook category of the  Gormand world cookbook awards.

Copies are flying off the shelves so get your hands on one while you can.  Zest! is stocked in all good book stores and can also be purchased from Avoca and Arnotts in Dublin with all proceeds going to the hospice foundation.

Open access research resources and Journals in Palliative Care and more

Apparently theres no such thing as a free lunch, free research resources however are on the rise.

The growth in open access publishing means that an increasing amount of scholarly, peer-reviewed content is now available via resources which are accessible without a subscription. So no need to pay for content and no need to login to view the full article. As a brief introduction here’s a quick list of just a few of online resources for reliable research material in Palliative care and general medical and healthcare research.

BioMed Central – Bio Med provides full text access to research content online. It’s in-depth listing of disease and treatment specific titles includes;

Directory Of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)  DOAJ is a great first port of call for scientific open access publications with over 300 general medical titles, 28 Nursing titles and 131 Public Health titles.  Some journals of note include;

Highwire press – another firm staple of open access content and host to a range of e-journals. In some cases the entire publication may be freely available while for others only content within a certain date range is on open access. Highwire offer a wide range of Medical publications including;

And finally a few Palliative Care e-journal titles available online in full text;

  • Palliative care research and treatment; An e-journal covering  clinical, scientific and social policies in palliative care. The publication has only been in existence since 2008 so coverage only goes back that far.  The current edition features an article reviewing literature on Palliative care and is worth a look by anyone conducting a literature search in Palliative care.
  • Indian Journal of Palliative care;  Full text of all articles available back to first issue in 2003, there is an option to search by most popular articles and to review article citations
  • International Journal of pediatric Palliative Care; Specialist publication from the UK Association for Children’s Palliative Care (ACT) focusing on neonatal and pediatric palliative care and the treatment of children with life limiting illness. The publication is available to download in full back to 2000 from the ACT site.

Launch of ‘Studies’ Dying, death & bereavement issue

Eugene Murray CEO Irish Hospice Foundation & Fr Fergus O Donoghue

A special edition of  the journal ‘Studies; an Irish quarterly review‘ was launched in the Irish Hospice Foundation on Monday night by RTE’s Michael O’ Muircheartaigh.

The Winter edition  (Vol 98 Is 392) focuses on dying, death and bereavement and features a range of  articles examining death and end of life issues in Ireland including;

  • ‘Planning your death while alive’ by Gabriel Byrne, patron of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Forum on End of life
  • ‘Forum on end-of-life’ by Bob Carroll of the IHF Forum on end-of-life
  • ‘A good death in an Irish Hospital’ by Denis Doherty Irish Hospice Foundation board member
  • ‘Hospice care: saving the tax payers’ money’ by Eugene Murray CEO of the Irish Hospice Foundation
  • ‘Developing a supportive policy for end of life’ by Mervyn Taylor, manager of the Hospice Friendly Hospitals programme

This special edition is an essential reference for anyone working or researching death and bereavement or anyone looking for a general overview of debates around end-of-life care in Ireland.   Reference copies are available in Thérèse Brady Library but copies can be ordered directly from Studies.

Library holiday closing dates

It is that time of year again and as the office fills up with festive cheer it is time to remind all our library patrons of our holiday shut down period.

The Library will close at 1 pm on Tuesday December 22nd

and reopen on Monday January 4th

Our best wishes for a very happy and peaceful holiday season to all

‘Coping with Christmas’ interview

You can now watch the latest IHF bereavement leaflet interview on ‘Coping with Christmas when you are bereaved‘ on the IHF YouTube channel.

The video features an interview with Dr Susan Delaney, bereavement services manager with the Hospice Foundation, and is a companion piece to the IHF bereavement leaflet Coping with Christmas which was launched earlier this month.

The video offers some advice on coping with christmas when you are bereaved. Video guides of all of the IHF bereavement leaflets are planned so keep an eye on the IHF you tube channel for additions as they appear.

Stay tuned

Hello all and welcome to the IrishHospiceFoundation Library’s blog space. Over time this space will be used to share information and updates on the  IHF with students, staff and anyone working or researching in Hospice or palliative care, bereavement support and end-of-life issues.

Stay tuned for updates