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.
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.
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;
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.
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.
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.
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.