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The Therese Brady library and information service was opened in 2003 and is central to the bereavement information and education functions of Irish Hospice Foundation.

The library is named after Thérèse Brady, Director of postgraduate training in clinical psychology at UCD, who developed IHF bereavement services in the late 1980s. On her death, Therese’s books on bereavement theory were donated to IHF and the library was developed around this core collection. It is the only specialist library in the country focusing on bereavement, palliative care and end-of-life issues.

Library access

Full access to the library and resources is available to: IHF staff and affiliates; current students on IHF education courses (M Sc Bereavement Studies & Professional Certificate Children & Loss) and alumni of the PC Dip/M Sc Bereavement Studies.  

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The library subscribes to a range of specialist journals related to bereavement, palliative and end-of-life care. Print holdings are held in the library and titles are available to access remotely by logging in to your My Athens account.

Can’t access your MyAthens account? Email our librarian at [email protected]

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If you need help searching our resources please contact the librarian.
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