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Resources for Healthcare Professionals

COVID19 Care & Inform resources healthcare professionalsHealth 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.

Useful Links

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.

Department of Health


Health Protection Surveillance Centre

National Health Library and Knowledge Source

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control


Specific guidance for Covid-19 Health and Social Care Workers

Guidance for Health and Social Care workers who visit homes from HPSC

Palliative Care Information for HSCPs

General Information and advice for HSCPs caring for people at end of life with Covid-19.

Irish Hospice Foundation

All Ireland Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care (Professional Palliative Hub)

European Association of Palliative Care


Information on Night Nursing services caring for people at home at the end of life

Nurses for Nightcare – Irish Hospice Foundation

Communicating with patients and families

Advice from the Irish Hospice Foundation on how to deliver bad news can be found here:

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.

State Agencies

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.

Irish Medical Organisation

Irish College of General Practitioners

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association


Nursing Homes Ireland

Further Allied Health Professional Advice is available through individual profession group websites.

Selfcare for HSCPs

Wellbeing and mental health advice for HSCPs caring for people with Covid-19 from HSE

Irish College of General Practitioners

College of Psychiatrists of Ireland


University College Cork

World Health Organisation

Bereavement Information

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

Family Carers Ireland: Emergency Care Plan

Irish Red Cross: Carers Handbook

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

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