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About the Therese Brady Library & Information Service

The Irish Hospice Foundation’s Library and Information service was opened in 2003 and is central to the Bereavement Information and Education functions of the Irish Hospice Foundation. 

The Thérèse Brady Library is the only dedicated specialist library in the country focusing on bereavement,  palliative care and end-of-life issues. The Library is named after Thérèse Brady, Director of Postgraduate Training in Clinical Psychology at UCD who developed the Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Services in the late 1980s. On her death, Therese’s books on bereavement theory were donated to the Irish Hospice Foundation and the library was developed around this core collection. 

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Current Students – Reading lists

The Library and information service aims to support and enhance the education, training and learning activities of the Irish Hospice Foundation and to act as a resource for staff, students and external members Electronic reading lists Irish Research Items    Ebook Collection   Module Reading  Lists Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4 Module 5  […] Read more >

Research, Resources Alerts and Current Awareness

Tweets on Bereavement & Grief Tweets about bereavement grief Library Current Awareness Services Through its current awareness service the Therese Brady Library aims to keep IHF staff, students and library members up to date with new research and resources relating to bereavement, death, dying and end-of-life care. Browse Library Titles Browse Irish bereavement and palliative […] Read more >

Library Access and Membership

Who can access the library? Full access to the library collection and use of the library resources is available to Irish Hospice Foundation staff and affiliates Students currently enrolled on Irish Hospice Foundation Education courses (Msc Bereavement studies & Professional Certificate Children & Loss) Alumni of the PG Dip/Msc Bereavement Studies   Public access is […] Read more >

Recommended Reading Lists

Healing Reading The library has developed a series of bibliotherapy reading lists for the public, informed by the Irish Hospice Foundation's 15 bereavement leaflets. For professionals working in bereavement support there are also lists of selected titles addressing general bereavement theory, palliative care, bereaved children and bereavement in a school content.   Click to access […] Read more >

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