Follow a library on Twitter – starting with @IrishHospice

As of the end of this week The Irish Hospice Foundation celebrates it’s first twitterversary (to the uninitiated, we’ve been on Twitter for 1 year).

No time to pause for balloons and cake though. This Friday October 1st is international follow a library day on Twitter (#followalibrary). Followalibrary day aims to promote libraries of all shapes and sizes around the world.  So why not join in by following @IrishHospice for regular updates on news, links to research and articles on Palliative care, Bereavement and hospice care and click the followalibrary button below to find lots of other libraries around the world to follow.

Launch of a new bereavement training DVD

Lost for words - words for loss launches Thurs Sept 23rd

Tomorrow (Thursday Sept 23rd) The Irish Hospice Foundation will launch a new DVD and interactive training resource for bereavement support. The DVD will be launched by RTE presenter Miriam O’ Callaghan and will be available from the Irish Hospice Foundation at a cost of €20.  Further details of the launch are available HERE

‘Lost for words – words for loss’ was developed by Breffni Mc Guinness, training officer with the Irish Hospice Foundation and features insight from bereavement counsellors with organisations like Barnardos, AnamCara and Console.

The DVD is an introductory training resource which presents the different levels of bereavement support, focusing on level one support with specific input on terminal illness, coping with the death of a child and bereavement following suicide.

The DVD is aimed at those who provide initial support to the bereaved;  friends, colleagues, members of the caring professions and volunteers.

This the latest development from the Irish Hospice Foundation’s bereavement education resource centre which also offers workshops and training in bereavement – further details can be found HERE

Free access to Sage journals online

You know what they say about a gift horse…

From now until October 15th, the good folks at Sage journals online are making their content accessible for free. This effectively means you can  access more than 290,000 articles from 560+ journals on SAGE Journals Online.

Sage journal collections cover social sciences, humanities and medicine and titles of particular interest include;

  • Palliative Medicine (though title is permanently available to IHF staff & students through the library)
  • Dementia
  • Qualitative health research
  • Business communication quarterly
  • Business Information review
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Journal of applied behavioral science

A full list of all titles is available HERE

To activate this free access simply go to  Sage Journals online site and register with a username and password.