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

Or use the Library’s custom search portal to search across selected websites and resources for bereavement, palliative care and end-of-life resources on the web

Healthcare management standards, quality and statistics

Kings Fund

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 – The Irish Health repository

Lenus provides open access to publications from the HSE and Irish health research publications. Irish Hospice Foundation Material is available on LENUS HERE

NHS Leadership website

Healthcare leadership and change management. Includes 360 degree framework tool

Gold Standards Framework –  Resources, presentations & links

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.

Transforming patient experience; the essential guide

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.

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.

International Journal of Paediatric Palliative Care

Full text articles downloadable from this site

Canadian Medical Association Journal – open access journal from the Canadian Medical Association

A Beginner’s Guide to Successful Palliative Care Research

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.

Directory of open access journals (DOAJ)

Listing of full text peer reviewed open access journal titles. Includes over 400 Health Sciences titles.

Research Methods

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 – Journal Impact Factors

Scimago is a portal site for searching the impact factor for journal publications. It can be searched for individual titles, by country and ranking.

Critial Appraisal Skills program

CASP is a site dedicated to developing good evidence based research and appraisal skills for health and social science researcher

Intute – education & research

The research portal brings together a wide range of reputable sites on methodology, critical appraisal and research skills

DOHC statistics

Statistics page for the Department of Health & Children including statistics on key health trends

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