Published on March 4, 2014
End-of-Life Care Resources
End of life can be and is often difficult to think about, let alone plan for. But when we do think about the end of our lives, many have preferences about how things will be handled but few communicate this.
Here are a few resources providing information on end-of-life care.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States.
Aging with Dignity Aging with Dignity is a national non-profit organization with a mission to affirm and safeguard the human dignity of individuals as they age and to promote better care for those near the end of life.
Caring Connections Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life.
Hospice Foundation of America Hospice Foundation of America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, headquartered in Washington, DC, that provides low-cost and free educational services to both healthcare professionals and individuals regarding hospice, grief, and end-of-life care.
U.S. Living Will Registry U.S. Living Will Registry is a privately held organization that electronically stores advance directives, organ donor information and emergency contact information, and makes them available to health care providers across the country 24 hours a day through an automated system.
Medicare Rights Center The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives.
American Hospice Foundation The American Hospice Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, supports programs that serve the needs of terminally ill and grieving individuals of all ages.
Eldercare Locator The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services.
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Policy statement on provision of life-sustaining medical treatment AMA policy as based on the Code of Medical Ethics. Advance care directives Information ...
End of life care Information and links for professionals who support people and their families at the end of life. This resource is for people who work ...
External links. End of Life Issues. MedlinePlus. EndLink - Resource for End of Life Care Education, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center ...
HFA is a trusted source of information on end of life, hospice care and grief. Throughout this site you will find information about living with advanced ...
Guide: Online End-Of-Life Resources. ... and The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.
Despite technological advances, many nurses are uncomfortable or unfamiliar with end of life care. Health care providers often view death as a failure ...
Advance care planning is essential to ensure your end-of-life wishes are honored. You have several options regardless of where you live. Advance Directive