Lists of online resources and research material in Palliative Care

The library has developed two subject comprehensive subject pages for the HSE Dr Steeven’s Library website, one on Palliative and end-of-life care and the other on bereavement and grief. They are a good starting point for insight and research into these subjects and can be accessed below. Access resources on palliative care HERE 

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

Palliative Care Links & resources

WHO definition of palliative care

The World Health Organization’s definition of Palliative Care and Palliative Care for children.

DOHC – National Advisory Committee on Palliative Care (NAPC) 2001

Full text of the 2001 report.

NHS Palliative Care Library

Comprehensive specialist searchable resource for research, current developments and news on palliative care. The quick links section provides access to a range of other relevant resources.

All Ireland Institute for Hospice & Palliative Care

The AIIHPC is an all Ireland organisation comprising 12 hospices and Universities working together to improve knowledge, learning, education and policy around palliative care in Ireland.

Irish Association for Palliative Care

National body for the promotion of Palliative care in Ireland, this site features updates on conferences and links to palliative care information.

Palliative Care Matters

Detailed website for palliative and end-of-Life care professionals which features news, web links, downloads and a journal club. This site is notable for its link to listings of Theses & dissertations on palliative & end-of-life care. A personal login option is available to receive updates.

Care Search Australia

Links to resources and a search function for new resesrch publications in the areas of palliative care and bereavement

European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC)

European body for the promotion and advancement of palliative care, the association publishes the European Journal of Palliative Care. The site includes news and updates on recent research and upcoming conferences and events in the palliative care research community.

Harvard Medical School Centre for palliative care

Centre for the development of palliative care education

Get Palliative Care – Site developed by the US Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). Site provides tools, training aids and advice for health care professionals on implementing successful palliative care


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.

Pallimed – Hospice & Palliative Care blog

Reviews research in hospice, palliative and end-of-life care and features RSS feeds and event updates. A pallimed app is also available for iphone.

Friends of IAHPC

Website from the international Association of Hospice & Palliative Care to promote hospice and palliative care internaitonally

International Observatory on End of Life  – Palliative care & long term care settings for older people

A dedicates site bringing together research resources on palliative care planning  in a nursing home setting

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