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Palliative Care, Pain Management, and Hospice
African Palliative Care Association
APCA's mission is to promote and support affordable and culturally appropriate palliative care throughout Africa. APCA's goal is to support the scaling-up of palliative care provision across Africa through a culturally appropriate public health approach that strives to balance quality with coverage.
American Academy of Pain Medicine
Organization for physicians practicing the specialty of pain medicine in the United States.
American Pain Foundation
A patient information, education, and advocacy organization serving people with pain.
American Pain Society
A multidisciplinary educational and scientific organization dedicated to serving people in pain.
The Center for Palliative Care Education
An educational resource center and training program whose mission is to improve palliative care for people with HIV/AIDS by increasing the knowledge, skills, and comfort level of clinicians to provide such care.
End of Life / Palliative Education Resource Center
Medical College of Wisconsin. Online resource center for healthcare professionals. Extensive library and links.
Growth House: Hospice and Home Care
Good source for general information on hospice and home care.
Hospice Foundation of America
A nonprofit organization that promotes hospice care and works to educate professionals and the families they serve in issues relating to caregiving, terminal illness, loss and bereavement.
Hospice Net
A site for patients, families, and caregivers, with information on hospice services, caregiving, bereavement, and talking with children.
International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
Mission is to increase the availability and access to high quality hospice and palliative care for patients and families throughout the world.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Information and resources for professionals and the public. Includes hospice locator feature.
National Prison Hospice Association
Promotes hospice care for terminally ill inmates.
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project that provides funding, direction, and technical assistance to innovative demonstration projects in end-of-life care settings and addressing particular challenges to existing models of hospice and palliative care.
General End-of-Life Resources
Americans for Better Care of the Dying
A nonprofit organization focused on social, professional, and policy reform aimed to improve the care system for patients with fatal illnesses.
Caring Connections
Web site provides end-of-life resources, including information on advance directives, financial planning, caregiving, and pain management. A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Center to Improve Care for the Dying
Offers expert support to hospitals, nursing homes, health systems, hospices, and other organizations that serve individuals nearing the end of life
Compassion and Choices
Service, advocacy, and education organization dealing with pain, end-of-life choices, and patient empowerment. Previously Compassion in Dying and End-of-Life Choices.
The End of Life
Transcripts (text and audio) from NPR's special series on death and dying.
End of Life Physician Education Resource Center
Academic center at the Medical College of Wisconsin whose goal is to assist physician educators and others in locating high-quality, peer-reviewed training materials on end of life issues.
EPEC Project: Education for Physicians in End-of-life Care
Supported by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, EPEC is designed to educate all physicians on the essential clinical competencies required to provide high-quality end-of-life care.
Web site hosting email support groups for loss and grief issues.
Growth House
Provides information and technical and referral services for agencies working with death and dying issues.
Guidelines for End of Life Care
From the American College of Physicians.
Innovations in End-of-Life Care
An international, online forum and peer-reviewed journal for clinicians and other health care professionals.
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project that provides funding, direction, and technical assistance to innovative demonstration projects in end-of-life care settings and addressing particular challenges to existing models of hospice and palliative care.
World Federation of Right to Die Societies
Consists of 38 organizations from 23 countries around the world, each working to secure or protect the individual's right to die.
Assisted Suicide
Dignity in Dying
Based in London. World and UK news, factsheets, library, and links.
Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization
(ERGO) Nonprofit educational organization founded to improve the quality of background research of assisted dying for persons who are terminally or hopelessly ill and wish to end their suffering.
International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
An organization whose goal is to make certain that a patient's right to receive care and compassion is not replaced by a doctor's right to prescribe poison or administer a lethal injection.
Not Dead Yet
A grassroots advocacy group that works to ensure that euthanasia legislation is not enacted that will endanger the rights of people with disabilities.
Oregon Death with Dignity Center
Mission is to expand end-of-life choices and advance the legalization of physician aid in dying. Merged with the Death with Dignity National Center in July 2003.