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.

‘Spirit in a place of strangers’ – Seminar – NUIM Centre for transformative narrative inquiry

 NUI Maynooth’s Centre for Transformative narrative inquiry presents an evening seminar on Wednesday 9th June 7.30 – 9.30 p.m. and a class on Thursday 10th June from 9.30 a.m – 3.30 p.m entitled ‘Spirit in a place of strangers’. 

The seminar will be presented by Professor Arthur  W. Frank  of University of Calgary. Professor Frank, a medical sociologist has published extensively on the subject of illness and its impact on the individual, drawing at times on personal experience, in publications such as ‘At the will of the body’. The seminar will examine narrative techniques for the exploration of the illness experience and as such would be of interest to palliative and social care workers, pastoral care workers, hospice and bereavement professionals as well as those interested in medical sociology or narrative technique.

Further details and booking information can be obtained by contacting Mary Corbally at the Department of Adult and Community Education NUI Maynooth Phone (01) 708 3784.  Email: