Palliative Care

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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 Palliative Care full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • Aging and Disease

  • American Journal of Occupational Therapy, The

  • British Journal of Pain

  • Cancer

  • Healthy Ageing & Clinical Care of the Elderly

  • International Journal of Palliative Nursing

  • Journal of Pain Management

  • Journal of Palliative Care

  • Palliative Care: Research and Treatment

  • Palliative Medicine


Useful Websites

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

Anatomy TV

Access to 3D models of human anatomy. The anatomical models can be rotated and layers of anatomical details stripped away and added as required. Access via Athens

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

BMJ Case Reports

Access full text and submit your own case report. Access via Athens

Clinical Key

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

Clinical Queries

EBM search feature from PubMed.

Clinical Skills

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

The Cochrane Library

Full-text access to high-quality evidence such as systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCTs), to inform healthcare decision making.

Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care

Palliative Care Database

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

HEFT: Palliative Medicine

Trust Intranet A-Z access only.


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

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


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