Taking Care: Ethical Caregiving in our Aging Society

TAKING CARE: ETHICAL CAREGIVING IN OUR AGING SOCIETY published by The President’s Council on Bioethics Washington, D.C., September 2005 Preface The President’s Council on Bioethics was created by President George W. Bush on November 28, 2001 to advise the President on bioethical issues related to advances in biomedical science and technology. Taking Care addresses the ethical challenges of caregiving in our rapidly aging society, with special attention to the care of people with dementia. ... Read More

TIME: Toolkit of Instruments to Measure End of Life Care

A fundamental barrier in the quality of care at the end of life is the lack of measurement tools. These measurement tools should identify opportunities for improving medical care, examining the impact of interventions or demonstration programs, and holding institutions accountable for their quality of care. The Toolkit takes steps toward crossing this measurement barrier by creating patient-focused, family-centered survey instruments that address the needs and concerns of patients and their families, ... Read More

United Hospital Fund of New York City

The United Hospital Fund’s mission is to shape positive change in health care for the people of New York. They advance policies and support programs that promote high quality, patient-centered health care services that are accessible to all. They undertake research and policy analysis to improve the financing and delivery of care in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other care settings. They raise funds and give grants to examine emerging issues and stimulate innovative programs. And they ... Read More