IHF Forum on End of Life 2024

Dying & Grieving Well in Our Communities

February 27, 2024 | Royal College of Physicians, Dublin


Presentation Slides

View the speaker presentation slides from IHF Forum on End of Life 2024:


Download the reports discussed at the conference.

Time to Reflect

Time to Reflect is the findings from a survey commissioned by Irish Hospice Foundation to explore the impact of COVID-19 and public health measures on the experiences and perceptions of the Irish population in relation to dying, death, and bereavement during this time.

Report of The Lancet Commission on the Value of Death

Keynote speaker Dr Libby Sallnow is the lead author of this report, which argues that a rebalancing is needed of the relationships and partnerships between people who are dying, families, communities, health and social care systems, and wider civic society.

A Good Death

This report from the Office of the Ombudsman is a reflection on Ombudsman complaints about end-of-life care in Irish hospitals.

Dying Well at Home: Summary Report

This report by Irish Hospice Foundation highlights the challenges of ensuring a good death at home and current gaps in the provision of end-of-life care.

IHF Resources and Programmes

A selection of guides, resources and educational programmes on end of life and bereavement from Irish Hospice Foundation. To learn about all our programmes and services, visit our website.

Palliative Care: What is it and who is it for?

This useful resource answers frequently asked questions on palliative care. It is for carers, patients and the people close to them.

Think Ahead Planning Pack

The Think Ahead Planning Pack is a practical tool and customisable guide for advance care planning and end of life. It helps people document their healthcare choices and personal wishes.

Bereavement Support Line

Our free Bereavement Support Line, in partnership with the HSE, is there for those grieving and anyone looking for information on bereavement. It is a national freephone service — 1800 80 70 77 — available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday.

Caru leaflet

Caru is a continuous learning programme supporting and empowering nursing homes and their staff in the delivery of palliative, end-of-life and bereavement care to residents.

What to Expect When Someone You Care About Is Dying in a Nursing Home

If someone you care about is dying in a nursing home, this information may help you know what to expect.

When Someone You Care About Is Dying in Hospital: What to Expect

If someone you care about is dying in hospital, this booklet may help you to know what to expect in the last days and hours of their life.

MSc Loss & Bereavement and MSc Loss & Bereavement (Clinical Practice)

Learn about Irish Hospice Foundation's Master's programme, run in partnership with Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.

Grief in the Workplace

Support, training, resources and advice to employers and employees on how to support employees who are bereaved.

Hospice Friendly Hospitals - Highlights from 2023

Irish Hospice Foundation's Hospice Friendly Hospitals (HFH) programme seeks to ensure that end-of-life, palliative and bereavement care is central to hospitals. Learn about their amazing achievements in 2023.

IHF Arts and Cultural Engagement

Irish Hospice Foundation’s Arts and Cultural Engagement programme began during the pandemic, catalysed by Creative Ireland. It supports people nationwide to use creativity for having conversations about grief and loss. Below are sample videos documenting our work. Learn more about our Arts and Cultural Engagement programme.

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