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Children's Palliative Care Online Resources
If you're looking for literature specifically relating to children and young people's palliative care, Synopsis is the place to go.  Published twice a year by Together for Short Lives, it contains hundreds of articles drawn from medical, nursing and social care journals.  You can view issues from the last five years or search the online database. The latest issue July 2018 is just out.

The EACH library has picked out some of the best articles from the current Synopsis edition "Best of Synopsis July 2018"    Email for a copy of any articles you'd like.

Other General Resources
If you're looking for high quality evidence based resources covering all areas of health and social care, try using NHS Evidence.  No username or password required.

NHS Databases and Online Journals
If you'd like to carry out your own literature search, an NHS Athens password enables you to access a range of healthcare databases and carry out your own literature search. If you don't have an Athens password, you can register for one at  Access the database here

Below is a list of which database to use along with a very brief description:

BNI - British Nursing Index- a very good source of UK nursing literature
CINAHL - covers worldwide literature from nursing and other allied health literature
Medline - a huge database covering all aspects of health and medical literature
PsycINFO - a prime source for psychology and psychiatry literature
EMBASE - particularly good for pharmacological literature

Access the databases here

  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad

The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS


Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

The Nook

Pigot Lane, Framingham Earl
Norfolk, NR14 7PX