Free access to top ten Palliative & Supportive Care articles

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If you are just getting back into work stride after holidays, why not ease back with some reading.

Top Ten Cited Articles

The Journal of Palliative & Supportive Care is currently offering free access to its top ten most cited articles. The access is available until the end of August and titles cover a wide range of issues in Palliative and end-of-life care including advance directive uptake and family bereavement.

To access these articles go to the Palliative & Supportive Care site 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.

Illness, crisis & loss – now available through the Therese Brady Library

The Therese Brady Library now subscribes to the journal Illness, crisis & loss in electronic format. Coverage ranges    back to Volume 7  Number 9, 1999 .

Illness, crisis & loss is published by Baywood, the publishers of Omega; the journal of death and dying and the title is a  resource for exploration of the psychosocial and ethical issues related to terminal and life limiting illness, human crises and trauma as well as bereavement, loss and palliative care. The scope of topic coverage makes it a useful source for  professionals and researchers in the areas of bereavement, counselling, therapy, social work, medical care or support services for those in crisis.

Username and passwords for access are available from the library for Irish Hospice Foundation staff and students.

Open access research resources and Journals in Palliative Care and more

Apparently theres no such thing as a free lunch, free research resources however are on the rise.

The growth in open access publishing means that an increasing amount of scholarly, peer-reviewed content is now available via resources which are accessible without a subscription. So no need to pay for content and no need to login to view the full article. As a brief introduction here’s a quick list of just a few of online resources for reliable research material in Palliative care and general medical and healthcare research.

BioMed Central – Bio Med provides full text access to research content online. It’s in-depth listing of disease and treatment specific titles includes;

Directory Of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)  DOAJ is a great first port of call for scientific open access publications with over 300 general medical titles, 28 Nursing titles and 131 Public Health titles.  Some journals of note include;

Highwire press – another firm staple of open access content and host to a range of e-journals. In some cases the entire publication may be freely available while for others only content within a certain date range is on open access. Highwire offer a wide range of Medical publications including;

And finally a few Palliative Care e-journal titles available online in full text;

  • 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.  The current edition features an article reviewing literature on Palliative care and is worth a look by anyone conducting a literature search in Palliative care.
  • Indian Journal of Palliative care;  Full text of all articles available back to first issue in 2003, there is an option to search by most popular articles and to review article citations
  • International Journal of pediatric Palliative Care; Specialist publication from the UK Association for Children’s Palliative Care (ACT) focusing on neonatal and pediatric palliative care and the treatment of children with life limiting illness. The publication is available to download in full back to 2000 from the ACT site.