These pages provide information and resources about bereavement and loss.
For more information information on bereavement, including details of workshops and education programmes visit the dedicated bereavement section of the Irish Hospice Foundation's website.
I can't talk to my mum about the future, only reach into the space she left' – Irish Times [online] Mar 24
Funding provided for end-of-life sanctuaries – Irish Health [online] Mar 22
We watched Oliver’s funeral on Facetime from Australia – Irish Times [online] Mar 21
We had to say goodbye to our baby before he'd even said hello' - Mum shares heartbreaking story of losing her son – Irish Times [online] Mar 20
Pricewatch casts a cold eye on the cost of death – Irish Times [online] Mar 20
What will happen to your Facebook account when you die? – The Journal [online] Mar 11
** Irish Research
Abstract; OBJECTIVE: A systematic review and qualitative synthesis was undertaken to deduce the knowledge, attitudes, skills and training of mental health professionals regarding complicated grief (CG). METHODS: PsychInfo, Embase, Medline, CINAHL, PBSC, Web of Science and ERIC databases were used to identify relevant literature. Searches were executed from inception to September 2014. RESULTS: The electronic search yielded 305 results. Forty-one papers were selected for full text review, 20 were included for analysis. 6 examined primary data, the remaining 14 being reviews, opinion or guideline pieces. CONCLUSIONS: Despite the lack of consensus on terminology, criteria and diagnosis, it appears that there is more than sufficient agreement within the CG research community regarding the knowledge and skills required to assist someone presenting with CG. A palpable fear of medicalising grief exists, but this would seem to be based on a conflation of normal grief and CG. This review highlights the mainly unidirectional nature of current research, the voice of the practitioner being largely unheard. A need for and an interest in training in CG was expressed.
Dr. Steevens' Library. Health Service Executive. Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 8. Tel: 01-6352555/8. Fax: 01-6352557. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org