Ireland's central source for Open Access health research 


Lenus, the Irish Health Research repository is the leading source for Irish research in health and social care.  The Lenus collections include peer reviewed journal articles, grey literature, dissertations, reports and conference presentations. Lenus contains the publications of the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) and the collected research output of over 130 health organisations past and present are all freely accessible. 

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  • What are the physical and psychological health effects of suicide bereavement on family members? An observational and interview mixed-methods study in Ireland.

    Spillane, Ailbhe; Matvienko-Sikar, Karen; Larkin, Celine; Corcoran, Paul; Arensman, Ella; 1. School of Public Health, University College Cork 2. National Suicide Research Foundation, Cork, Ireland 3. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (BMJ Open, 2018-01-13)
    Research focussing on the impact of suicide bereavement on family members' physical and psychological health is scarce. The aim of this study was to examine how family members have been physically and psychologically affected following suicide bereavement. A secondary objective of the study was to describe the needs of family members bereaved by suicide. A mixed-methods study was conducted, using qualitative semistructured interviews and additional quantitative self-report measures of depression, anxiety and stress (DASS-21). Consecutive suicide cases and next-of-kin were identified by examining coroner's records in Cork City and County, Ireland from October 2014 to May 2016. Eighteen family members bereaved by suicide took part in a qualitative interview. They were recruited from the Suicide Support and Information System: A Case-Control Study (SSIS-ACE), where family members bereaved by suicide (n=33) completed structured measures of their well-being.
  • Older Patients’ Views of Health Care Interactions in Ireland

    Gibney, Sarah; Moore, Tara; Department of Health (HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, 2018-10)
  • Technology, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in Ireland

    Chambers, D; Murphy, F (ReachOut.com, 2015)
  • Activity in Acute Public Hospitals in Ireland

    Health Pricing Office (Health Service Executive (HSE), 2018)
  • Design for Mental Health

    Health Service Executive (HSE); O’Reilly, Áine; Whelan, Emer; Dillon, Isoilde; Housing Agency (Health Service Executive, 2016)

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