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Therese Brady Bereavement Library – Irish Hospice Foundation

The Irish Hospice Foundation’s Therese Brady Library and Information service is Ireland’s only dedicated specialist library with a focus on bereavement, palliative care and end-of-life care. The library is central to the Bereavement Information and Education functions of the Irish Hospice Foundation. These include an Msc in Bereavement Studies, a Professional Certificate in Children and Loss and workshops on bereavement, loss and end-of-life care.

Bereavement Library

The library collection includes topics such as:

  • Bereavement theory
  • Psychology and counselling
  • Research methods
  • Bereavement in children and adolescents
  • Children’s story and picture books on bereavement
  • Peadiatric palliative care
  • Death and dying in society
  • Palliative care
  • Hospice care
  • Chronic life limiting illness
  • Dementia
  • Neurological conditions
  • End of life care ethics

Bereavement Bibliotherapy Collection

As part of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s bereavement support services members of the public who have been bereaved can borrow from the library’s bereavement bibliotherapy collection.

Access and membership

The library is open to all Irish Hospice Foundation staff and affiliates, students currently enrolled on Irish Hospice Foundation Education courses. Professionals, students and researchers who want to have continued access to the collection and to access the library’s electronic resources can sign up for library membership. Full details of access and membership options are available HERE.