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Keegan, O;  Payne, S; van den Block, L; Hudson, P; Guldin, M; Guo, Q & Hughes, S (2017) ‘Psychological and social issues’ in Gómez-Batiste, X. & Connor, s. (Eds)  Building Integrated Palliative Care Programs and Services (2017). Catalonia : Liberdúplex


Carroll, D., Shanagher, D. & Lynch, M (2016) Generalist palliative care delivered by community nurses. Journal of Community and Public Health Nursing Vol. 2 (2)

Fox, S; Cashell, A; Kernohan, W.; Lynch, M; McGlade, C; O’Brien, T; O’Sullivan, S; & Timmons, S. (2016) Interviews with Irish healthcare workers from different disciplines about palliative care for people with Parkinson’s disease: a definite role but uncertainty around terminology and timing BMC Palliative Care 2016 Vol 15(1)


Rooney Ferris, L., O’Connor, M. (2015) ‘It’s just like passing notes in class…’: a content analysis of the use of Twitter at #asl2015′. An Leabharlann, 24(2), pp. 10-17

Delaney, S & Shear, K (2015) ‘On Bereavement and Grief: A Therapeutic Approach to Healing’ in Cherry, K (Ed) Traumatic Stress & Long Term Recovery. New York : Springer

Jones, A; Deane, C. Keegan (2015) The development of a framework to support bereaved children and young people: the Irish Childhood Bereavement Care Pyramid. Bereavement Care, Vol. 34 (2)

Mc Guinness, B., Finucane, N. & Roberts, A. (2015) A Hospice-Based Bereavement Support Group Using Creative Arts An Exploratory Study. Illness, Crisis & Loss June 29   

Keegan, Orla; Guldin, Mai Britt; Murphy, Irene; Monroe, Barbara; Lacasta Reverte, Maria Antonia & Benkel, Inger (2015) ‘Bereavement care provision in Europe: a survey by the EAPC Bereavement Care Taskforce’ European Journal of Palliative Care, Vol. 22 (4) pp 185 -189

McKeown, K., Haase, T., Pratschke, J., Twomey, S., Donovan, H.and  Engling, F. (2015) ‘Determinants of care outcomes for patients who die in hospital in Ireland: a retrospective study’, BMC Palliative Care, 14 (11).


Keegan, O. (2014) ‘Bereavement, loss and palliative care – where are we now?’, Progress in Palliative Care, 22 (3), pp. 123-124.

McGuinness, B. and Williams, S. (2014) ‘Handling bereavement in the workplace – a guide for employers’, Bereavement Care, 33(3), pp. 111-12.

Murray, S.A., Firth, A., Schneider, N., Van den Eynden, B., Gomez-Batiste, X., Brogaard, T., Villanueva T., Abela, J., Eychmuller, S.,  Mitchell, G ., Downing, J., Sallnow, L., van Rijswijk, E., Barnard, A., Lynch, M., Fogen, F. and Moine, S. (2014) ‘Promoting palliative care in the community: production of the primary palliative care toolkit by the European Association of Palliative Care Taskforce in primary palliative care’, Palliative Medicine, pp. 1-11.

Sugrue, J.L., McGilloway, S. and Keegan, O. (2014) ‘The experiences of mothers bereaved by suicide: an exploratory study’, Death Studies, 38(2), pp. 118-124.

Weafer, J. (2014) ‘The palliative care needs of people with advancing neurological disease in Ireland’ Available at: http://www.lenus.ie/hse/bitstream/10147/333684/1/Palliative%20care%20needs%20of%20people%20with%20advancing%20neurological%20disease%20in%20Ireland.pdf [Accessed: 18 June 2015].



Lynch, M. and White, P. (2012) ‘Palliative interventions and acute respiratory care in Ireland’. In: Hockley, J., Froggatt, K., and Heimerl, K. eds. Participatory research in palliative care: actions and reflections, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

McLoughlin K. and McGilloway S. (2012) ‘Unsettling assumptions around death, dying and palliative care: a practical approach’. In: Fook, J. and Gardiner, F. eds. Critical reflection in context: applications in health and social care, Oxon: Routledge.

Murphy, S. (2012) ‘Critical care choices: think, talk, tell’, Forum; Journal of the Irish College of General Practitioners, 29(1), pp. 14-15.



Byrne A., Murphy, O., Larkin P., Keegan O., Crinion J., Bowen M. and O Sullivan G. (2011) ‘Evaluating facilitators’ experiences of final journeys – an introductory training course about end-of-life care’, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 180, S516-S516.

Delaney, S. and D’Alton P. (2011) ‘Finding the right words’, themedicalindependent.ie, 24 March.

Foley, S. (2011) ‘Column: Dying with dignity is a right, not a privilege’, thejournal.ie, 03 September. Available at: http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/column-dying-with-dignity-is-a-right-not-a-privilege/ [Accessed 18 June 2015].

Keegan, O. (2011) ‘Bereavement – a world of difference’. In:  Oliviere, D., Monroe B. and Payne S. eds. Death, dying, and social differences: Second Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lynch, M. (2011) ‘Enhancing primary palliative care’, Cancer Nursing News, Autumn 2011.

Lynch, M. (2011) ‘Primary care and palliative care’, Primary Care News, Issue 6.

Lynch, M., Gregan, P., Loughery, E. and O Toole, E. (2011) ‘Patients dying in the community – what role for primary care’, NIHS Research Bulletin, 6 (2), pp. 16-17.

McGuinness, B.and Finucane, N. (2011) ‘Evaluating a creative arts bereavement support intervention; innovation and rigour’, Bereavement Care, 30 (1), pp. 37-42.

Murphy, O., Byrne A., Larkin P., Keegan O., Crinion J., Bowen M. and O Sullivan G. (2011) ‘Evaluation of final journeys 1 & 2 – participant feedback’, Irish Journal of Medical Science, 180, S516-S517.

Murray, E. (2011) ‘Maximizing palliative care provision in economic downturns’, International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 17(1), pp. 4–6.



Cooley, C., Keegan. O. and Larkin, P. (2010) ‘Towards better and wider palliative care education in the Republic of Ireland’, European Journal of Palliative Care, 17(6), pp. 292-295.

Delaney, S. (2010) ‘What to do when a patient dies’, Irish Medical Times, 14 July. Available at: http://www.imt.ie/opinion/guests/2010/07/what-to-do-when-patients-die.html

Delaney, S. (2010) ‘A guide to bereavement care’, Irish Medical Times, 21 July. Available at: http://www.imt.ie/news/features/2010/07/a-guide-to-bereavement-care.html [Accessed: 18 June 2015].

Haase, K., Twomey, S., Clark, D., Keegan, O., Taylor, M., and Watson, M. (2010) ‘An evidence-based approach to developing a minimum dataset for auditing end-of-life care in hospitals’, Journal of Palliative Care, 26(3), p. 235.

Keegan, O. (2010) ‘A public health approach to bereavement care’, Hospice Information Bulletin, 7(2).

Lynch, M.and Edgehill, A. (2010) ‘Palliative care and nursing practice’, Nursing in General Practice, 3(5).

McCarthy, J., Weafer, J. and Loughrey, M. (2010) ‘Irish views on death and dying: a national survey’, Journal of Medical Ethics, 36(8), pp. 454-458.

Murray, P. (2010) ‘Irish hospice foundation audits hospitals on death and dying’, Hospice Information Bulletin, 8(1).



Carroll, B. (2009) ‘Forum on end of life’, Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, 98(392), pp. 393-407.

Doherty, D. (2009) ‘Securing a good death in an Irish hospital’, Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, 98(392), pp. 407-419.

McGuinness, B. (2009) ‘Grief in the workplace: developing a bereavement policy’, Bereavement Care 28(1), pp. 2-8.

Murray, E. (2009) ‘How advocates use health economic data and projections: the Irish experience’, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 38 (1), pp. 97-104.

Murray, E. (2009) ‘Hospice care: saving the taxpayers’ money’, Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, 98(392), pp. 429-437.

Taylor, M. (2009) ‘Developing a supportive policy framework for end of life’, Studies: An Irish Quarterly review, 98(392), pp. 437-446.



Murray, E. (2008) ‘Has Ireland’s national policy benefited palliative care?’, European Journal of Palliative Care, 15(2), pp. 72-76.


Taylor, M. (2007) ‘The Hospice Friendly Hospitals (HfH) Programme’, Working with Older People, 11(3), pp. 29 – 32.

Watson, M., Brannigan, D. and Keegan, O. (2007) ‘Ireland attempts to change culture for care of the dying’, European Journal of Palliative Care, 14(6), pp. 260-263.



Keegan, O., O Sioran, L.and McCormack, J. (2005) ‘ The voluntary sector’. In:  Ling, J. and O Siorain, L. eds. Facing death: palliative care in Ireland, Berkshire: Open University Press.



O Brannagain, D., Taylor, M. and Keegan, O. (2004) ‘The Newgrange process: learning about care of the dying in an Irish hospital’, Journal of Palliative Care, 20(3), p. 248.



O Shea, D., Keegan, O. and McGee, H. (2002) ‘End of life care in general hospitals-developing a quality approach for the Irish setting’, Dublin: Irish Hospice Foundation.



Keegan, O., McGee, H., Hogan, M., Kunin, H., O Brien, S. and O Sioran, L. (2001) ‘ Relatives’ views of health care in the last year of life’, International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 7(9), pp. 449-456.

Van Doorslaer, O. and Keegan, O. (2001) ‘Contemporary Irish attitudes towards death, dying and bereavement’, RSCI: Unpublished.



Keegan, O., Hogan, M., McGee, H.and Brady, T. (1999) ‘Care for the dying – experiences and challenges: a study of quality of health service care during the last year of life of patients at Saint James’ Hospital Dublin from their relatives’ perspectives’, RCSI: Department of Psychology, Health Services Resource Centre.


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