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Palliative and End-Of-Life Care: Podcasts, Videos & Apps

Collection of information sources and resources on Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Multimedia resources

This page brings together a selection of audio and visual resources related to palliative care.  

Healthcare Podcasts

BMJ Podcasts 

Range of podcasts from BMJ covering different medical disciplines and topics 

Centre to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) Podcasts

Palliative Care Program Spotlight. A series of podcasts on the challenges of CAPC member institutions. The series looks at issues faced by palliative care programmes. Each podcast episode explores a different issues, among them; managing growth; avoiding staff burnout; getting institutional buy-in; working with referring physicians and navigating uncertain waters ahead.   

AmiPal Palliative Care Podcast 

Podcast addressing a wide range of topics in relation to palliative care including wearable technology, social media, virtual reality and general issues around working and researching palliative care 


General Palliative Care 

Early Palliative Care 

Short animated video presented by BMJ featuring Dr Scott Murray outlining the benefits and rationale of early palliative care 

Palliative Care for all - Action Research Project 

Overview of IHF Palliative Care for All projects to extend palliative interventions to Heart Failure, Dementia and Respiratory Failure 

Hospice Healthcare humanity

Dr Tony O Brien Medical Director of Marymount Hospice Cork and Consultant Physician in Palliative Medicine at Cork University Hospital talks about the development & benefit of palliative care

Communications in Palliative & End-of-life Care


Palliative Care and the Human Connection: Ten Steps for What To Say and Do

Dr. Diane E. Meier is Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a national organization devoted to increasing the number and quality of palliative care programs in the United States. In this video, Dr. Meier discusses 10 important steps in palliative care from over a decade of research. This video will serve as a valuable training tool and guide for medical professionals and their families. 

Delivering Bad New - For Medical Professionals 

Short animation from IHF outlining 5 steps to delivering bad news  

Additional Video Sources 

Irish Hospice Foundation - Video Wall 

Curated collection of videos on bereavement, dementia, communication and spirituality  

Center to Advance Palliative Care - Video listing

List of videos addressing issues like pain management, public awareness of palliative care and managing palliative care services 

OncoTalk Videos 

Range of videos for healthcare professionals mostly addressing issues around communication and breaking bad news. 

Useful Apps


Understand Me 

Irish app developed by Una MacConville to aid healthcare professionals in providing palliative and end-of-life care and communication to patients from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. It also includes best practice guidelines.  

Speak to me 

Also developed by Una MacConville this app aims to assist healthcare in Ireland particularly in palliative care settings.

Palliative Care Fast Facts 

Mobile version of the Fast Facts database from the Centre to Advance Palliative Care website.

NEJM This Week - By The New England Journal of Medicine 

Latest articles, editorials and reviews from NEJM 

BMJ App (iPad) 

IPad version of the BMJ with updated news and articles

BMJ Best Practice

Support app for clinical decision making  

The Lancet 

iphone and ipad app for The Lancet   

Cochrane Library 

iPad app for accessing up to date reviews and items from the Cochrane Library  

PubMed for handhelds 

PubMed apps for iphone and android. Enables mobile searching of the Pubmed database.

BrowZine App

Allows mobile browsing across journals 



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