Resources for Healthcare Professionals
Health and social care professionals across different setting are facing new and increasingly difficult challenges in relation to end-of-life and bereavement care due to COVID-19. During these unprecedented and testing times, hospitals, nursing homes, health and social care teams in our communities are committed to providing care and support to some of the most vulnerable members of our society that are at greater risk of being affected by the COVID-19 virus.
Health Information and Covid-19 Guidance for HSCPs
Reliable and up to date information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Guidance for HSCPs caring for people with COVID-19 within the Irish Health Service.
Specific guidance for Covid-19 Health and Social Care Workers
Palliative Care Information for HSCPs
General Information and advice for HSCPs caring for people at end of life with Covid-19.
Information on Night Nursing services caring for people at home at the end of life
Communicating with patients and families
Advice on how to talk with dying patients and their families after humanitarian crises can be sourced here:
Daubman et al., (2019) Journal of International Humanitarian Action 4:10.
Information and advice for staff working with State Agencies during Covid-19 period.
Professional Bodies & Associations
Information and advice targeting individual professional groups caring for people with Covid-19.
Further Allied Health Professional Advice is available through individual profession group websites.
Selfcare for HSCPs
Bereavement resources during general and exceptional times are available from the Irish Hospice Foundation in their COVID-19 ‘Care & Inform’ series.
COVID-19 Care and Inform – Irish Hospice Foundation Resources
Information Guides & Useful Documents for HSCPs, Patients and Carers
Information on advance care planning:
Think Ahead Form by the Irish Hospice Foundation
Advice for carers including information on creating back-up plans during Covid-19 period:
Care Alliance Ireland: Back-up Plan
Guidelines on how to care for someone with a serious illness at home:
Irish Cancer Society: A time to care – Caring for someone seriously ill at home
A supportive document for families when their loved one is dying in hospital:
Irish Hospice Foundation: When someone you care about is dying in hospital
This information is brought to you by The Irish Hospice Foundation
Please help the Irish Hospice Foundation to continue to support those facing end of life at this unprecedented time of need. Text IHF to 50300 to donate €4. Text costs €4. The Irish Hospice Foundation will receive a minimum of €3.60.
Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 6805278