Cinco Deseos

[Five Wishes — Advance Directive Workbook]

2000 Envejecimiento con Dignidad Spanish language version of the popular guide to completing advance directives. Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Obtain from: Aging with Dignity $1 if ordering 25 or more.

Community Network for Appropriate Technologies

Overview The Community Network for Appropriate Technologies was incorporated in 1978 as a federally recognized nonprofit, tax-exempt educational and charitable organization. Susan Keller, Executive Director and Principal Planner, founded the Community Network based on principles which she developed and employed in the Midwest while facilitating creation of a nationally prominent library council. The general focus of our work is the development of cooperative working relationships within individual ... Read More

Como Mejorar el Cuidado Paliativo: Podemos mejorar el cuidado de personas con cancer

[How To Improve Palliative Care: Improving The Care Of Cancer Patients] This report defines the major barriers that keep people from receiving excellent palliative care, as needed, throughout the course of their illness with cancer and recommends a series of steps forward. Institute of Medicine National Research Council of the National Academies 2003; Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Translated by California Family Health Council, Inc. Obtain from: National Academies Press Publications. ... Read More

Controlar su Dolor — Taking Control of Your Pain, Partners Against Pain

[Managing Pain] Controlar su Dolor — Taking Control of Your Pain, Partners Against Pain Each multilingual booklet has the English version on the left-hand page, and the other language on the facing page. These booklets were developed in an effort to provide culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate resources for patients. Developed by Boston Cancer Pain Education Program - Nursing Committee, Massachusetts Division of American Cancer Society (Grant from Purdue Pharma L.P.) Obtain ... Read More

Decisiones Difíciles para los Seres Queridos

[Difficult Decisions for Those Close to Us] Hank Dunn 2002 Hard Choices for Loving People: CPR, Artificial Feeding, Comfort Care, and the Patient with a Life-Threatening Illness. Good resource with information to address end of life decisions such as the use of respirators, dialysis, antibiotics, hydration and nutrition and more. Obtain from: A & A Publishers, Inc. P.O. Box 1098, Herndon, VA 20172-1098. (703) 707-0169 or www.hardchoices.com ... Read More

Diario de Evaluación de la Comodidad

[Comfort Evaluation]
“Diario de Evaluación de la Comodidad” – Socios contra el dolor. This spiral bound booklet is designed to help cancer patients describe the type and severity of their pain. Answers patients’ common questions about pain medication and teaches them how to record pain ratings and other symptoms on a daily basis.

Obtain from: Iowa Cancer Pain Relief Initiative, c/o Rhana Kelderman. Tel: 515-253-0147; Fax: 515-253-0806. No fee.

Diversity Rx

Diversity Rx: Promoting language and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities. Diversity Rx is supported by: The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), Resources for Cross Cultural Health Care (RCCHC), and Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation of Menlo Park, CA. For more information contact Diversity Rx

Documentos sobre el cáncer

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of eight agencies that compose the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. The National Cancer Act of 1971 broadened the scope and responsibilities of the NCI and created the National Cancer Program. Over the years, legislative ... Read More

End of Life Values-Choices Checklist

English The End of Life Values-Choices Checklist is a form that lets you think about end of life choices and values, and commit them to writing. If you prefer, you can download the End of Life Values-Choices Checklist in Microsoft Word (.doc) format. Spanish The End of Life Values-Choices Checklist is a form that lets you think about end of life choices and values, and commit them to writing. If you prefer, you can download the End of Life Values-Choices Checklist in Microsoft Word (.doc) ... Read More