Aid in Dying Communication Project
and educational resources for physicians to help them understand patients'
requests for aid in dying, and understand their own issues abouht
the topic and their decision making processes.
Understanding, and Responding to Patients' Requests for Hastened
Death: Tools for Health ProfessionalsÂ©
Includes an "On-line Doctor Finder," searchable directory of JAMA
articles and links to other medical sites.
to Improve Care of the Dying
link to the Center's advance planning questionnaire. The
Center's home page can be found here at http://www.gwu.edu/~cicd/
Education for Physicians on End-of-life Care (EPEC) Project, supported
by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is designed to
educate physicians on the essential clinical competencies in end-of-life
care that every physician should have.
House: Guide To Death, Dying, Grief, Bereavement, and End Of Life
excellent source for links to a variety of organizations and resources
related to death and dying.
in End-of-Life Care
site, a project of Last Acts, is of special interest to health
care professionals and administrative leaders of health care organizations.
It includes an international peer reviewed online journal and
a discussion forum for ideas and innovations in the field of end-of-life
care. The site welcomes submissions to the journal from all professionals.
Information is available on the site.
evolving site provides information on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's
Last Acts Campaign. Its extensive resources include press releases,
an electronic newsletter, current activities in the project, and grant
CONTROL AND PALLIATIVE TREATMENT
Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
is an organization for physicians who are committed to furthering
and fostering the practice of hospice/palliative care for the terminally
ill and their families.
Academy of Pain Management
resource provides the names of credentialled pain practitioners
and pain management programs by zip code; offers direct access to
the National Pain Data Bank for outcome measurement; provides links
to other pain-related sites; and has information about the agenda
for the annual clinical conference in September for each year.
Academy of Pain Medicine
mission of the American Academy of Pain Medicine is to provide quality
care to patients suffering with pain, through the education and
training of all physicians, through research, and through the advancement
of the specialty of Pain Medicine.
is a nonprofit multidisciplinary educational and scientific organization
dedicated to serving people in pain, through research, education,
treatment, and professional practice.
international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness
and end of life care and decision making. Includes a large section
on Palliative Care.
Upper Peninsula Pain Project
web site provides a guide and index of internet information to those
in pain. This site is targeted to care givers, family and friends
of those suffering from pain.
Pain and Related Resources
specific set of links devoted to the treatment of cancer pain.
College of Wisconsin Palliative Care Program
program is committed to improving care for the dying in America through
the development, implementation, and dissemination of innovative education
and clinical care programs.
another valuable set of resources, including how to contact physicians
specializing in the treatment of pain.
site established by a hospice nurse listing
another set of valuable resources. Highly recommended!
you can find extensive links to a wide range of international
and domestic sites. The site is managed by a palliative care nurse.
Place of Palliative Medicine
From the "All Things Considered" television broadcast, a transcript
featuring Robert Segal on the use of palliative medicine vs. euthanasia.
site provides professional, research, and self-help resources for
health care workers, researchers, and parents caring for children
Pain and Policy Studies Group
UW Pain and Policy Studies Group is the study of public policy in
relation to pain management, identifying and addressing the barriers
to medical use of opioid analgesics.
site provides another reliable source of information. It includes
an index of hospice and palliative care resources, original articles,
a chatroom, a question and answer forum, and job and education
information for hospice students and professionals.
Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The main web page of the NHO. Founded in 1978, the National Hospice
Organization is the oldest organization devoted exclusively to hospice
a Local Hospice
direct link to the National Hospiceand Palliative Care Organization's
database of hospice programs across the United States.
Boston Globe: Choosing a Good Death
An in-depth series of stories, about five individuals facing death,
with focus on hospice in end-of-life care.
Foundation of America
Supports the hospice concept through educational programs and grants;
site includes online version of Journeys, a newsletter to help individuals
deal with grief and loss.
introduction and overview; full of useful information.
A link to professional hospice organizations around the world from
Africa to Asia to Europe and America.
SEARCH ENGINES: INFORMATION ON RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
National Library of Medicine
and Internet Grateful
Med, two free systems to search MEDLINE. They both:
an easy way to search the 11 million references and abstracts
in the MEDLINE database;
PubMed's retrieval engine to link to over 700 journals for full
text of articles (some publishers may require a subscription)
and provide pre-computed sets of relevant MEDLINE articles;
NLM's Medical Subject Headings for searching; and
Loansome Doc for document delivery services (there may be local
Grateful Med Also provides access to other NLM databases on AIDS,
bioethics, history of medicine, toxicology, health services research,
and other topics.
consumer health information, consider MEDLINEplus.