Lists of online resources and research material in Healthcare management, standards, quality and research
Updated lists of useful resources and press articles are also accessible via the Irish Hospice Foundation Library’s Delicious site
Healthcare management standards, quality and statistics
UK organisation aiming to understand and improve healthcare standards and performance.
NICE Guidelines – NHS National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence site which includes their guidelines
NICEPathways – An online tool to provide quick reference guide and access to all NICE guidence and statements on a given topic. Key pathways include dementia, chronic heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and include details of managing the palliative phase of these diseases.
Lenus provides open access to publications from the HSE and Irish health research publications. Irish Hospice Foundation Material is available on LENUS HERE
Healthcare leadership and change management. Includes 360 degree framework tool
Detailed list of useful articles and resources
Portals and open access publication sites
Scirius; A specialised science and medical search engine which searches the web for scholarly scientific publications. Items retrieved by searching in Scirius may still require login to access full text however search results can be broken into free full text items.
An NHS online resource for improving quality and services using patient experiences
PLos – Public Library of Science – A portal of open access medical and general healthcare research publications.
Intute – Web portal divided by academic discipline, provides searchable database of reliable web resources by subject
BioMed Central – An open access publisher of medical and scientific research includes links to individual peer reviewed open access journals.
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.
Full text articles downloadable from this site
Canadian Medical Association Journal – open access journal from the Canadian Medical Association
A publication from the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care which details the steps in producing a research piece in palliative care. It includes reference and resource links. A hard copy of this publication is available in the Therese Brady Library.
Listing of full text peer reviewed open access journal titles. Includes over 400 Health Sciences titles.
Social Science Research Ethics – Research portal created at the University of Lancaster which takes researchers through each step of the process of conducting an ethical research project.
Scimago is a portal site for searching the impact factor for journal publications. It can be searched for individual titles, by country and ranking.
CASP is a site dedicated to developing good evidence based research and appraisal skills for health and social science researcher
The research portal brings together a wide range of reputable sites on methodology, critical appraisal and research skills
Statistics page for the Department of Health & Children including statistics on key health trends