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Electronic Resources

The NHS subscribes to key healthcare databases, full text journals, e-books and more for its staff. To access these you need to have an Athens username and password. You can obtain one by self-registering at:

An Athens Self-Registration leaflet is available from the Education Centre Libraries at Good Hope, Heartlands, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth hospital

E-Books Collection

(Require Athens Registration)


Staff can access the following Bereavement full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • Age & Ageing

  • Death Studies

  • Healthy Ageing & Clinical Care of the Elderly

  • Healthcare Counselling & Psychotherapy

  • HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care

  • Journal of Pain & Symptom Management

  • Journal of Palliative Care

  • OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying

  • Palliative Medicine

  • Patient Education Counseling

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Bereavement professionals.

ASK –UHB Discovery Tool

This is a “Google” type tool enabling a “one search” for guidelines, eBooks, eJournals and full text articles. Access via Athens

Clinical Key

Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information, patient information and images. Access via Athens

Clinical Skills

More than 160 clinical skills procedures, all in a user-friendly illustrated format and regularly updated. Access via Athens

Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care

Palliative Care Database

A Library of published palliative care and end of life research as an annotated bibliography.

Dying Matters

Raising awareness of dying, death and bereavement.

e-LCA (e-Learning for Healthcare)

Aims to enhance the training and education of the health and social care workforce.

NHS Choices

Euthanasia and assisted suicide/End of life care.


A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.

NHS England

NHS Chaplaincy Programme is part of NHS England’s drive to ensure good patient care and compliance with policy and legislation.

NHS Evidence

24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured resources.

Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service

HEFT staff are supported by wellbeing initiatives across the Trust.

SCIE (Social Care Online)

Grief, loss and bereavement evidence and practice for health and social care practitioners

The Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute

Clinical excellence and research, making a  difference to dying patients globally.


TRIP is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence. Provided by Health Education England.