This statement by the EAPC work group on death, dying and bereavement reflects on the implications of the removal of the ‘bereavement exclusion’ from the DSM-V
The All Ireland Institute of Hospice & Palliative Care have just released a new systematic review of palliative care research conducted in Ireland over the ten year period between 2002 /2012.
The review identifies a number of themes under which research articles have been published in the time period including, symptoms and settings, bereavement, disease groups and communication.
The review indicates a significant increase in peer-reviewed articles on palliative care in Ireland, particularly in the last five years . It also indicates a preference for needs analyses over outcome measurement research and a need for further collaboration across institutions.
The full report including appendices with summaries of articles can be accessed online HERE. For further details of Irish research in Palliative care, end-of-life and bereavement you can browse the Irish Hospice Foundation’s library catalogue listings of Irish Research HERE
The fellowships are targeted towards health and social care professionals currently working in clinical practice. Through the fellowships the institute aims to assist the development of small-scale research projects in areas related to palliative care, such as;
- Symptom management
- Specific patient population groups research
- Health service research
- Research to inform policy and practice
It is intended these fellowships would facilitate the development or continuation of projects like; Systematic reviews, Feasibility or pilot study or developing, a research proposals for funding. Further information and applications details are available on the AIIHPC website