External Research and Publications

Outside organisations provide relevant information for carers and the people for whom they care, and for people who have been bereaved. Listed below are useful resources and publications from other organisations.



Care Alliance Ireland is a national network of voluntary organisations that work to support family carers. Their publications include research reports, organisation newsletters, fact sheets and overview reports. Also available are information resources aimed at providing practical support and information for carers.

The Irish Cancer Society publishes a  range of information leaflets for people with cancer and their carers/family members.

The Irish Red Cross has published a Carers’ Handbook providing practical information for carers.

Carers’ Sanctuary is a free, quarterly online magazine aimed at family carers.



The Citizens Information Board has published a guide supporting individuals who have been bereaved. The guide provides an overview of matters to be dealt with following a death, and the legal and financial issues that may arise.


International Publications

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal illnesses. Available on the website are guides and resources for patients, carers and families of people with terminal illnesses.

The European Association for Palliative Care is a non-governmental organisation promoting palliative care. Available on their website are numerous research publications providing international coverage on palliative care.

Dr Leanne Doherty and Prof Sonja McIlfatrick are working on a research study exploring the palliative care needs and quality of life of people living with heart failure and their carers. For more information about this work please email lc.doherty@ulster.ac.uk

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