Growth House Radio is entertainment with a mission: to improve the quality of compassionate care for people who are dying. They offer several different channels with music and easy-listening education features on end-of-life care. You can listen to Growth House Radio while you continue to surf the web.
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Health Action is a framework for community health improvement and health equity that mobilizes community partnerships and resources to focus on key factors that influence health, including health system effectiveness, the built environment, and social determinants such as education and income. Health Action is the umbrella organization leading and supporting various initiatives dedicated to improving health and well being for Sonoma County residents. ... Read More
[Health Care Decisions]
Projecto de Hospicio del Valle (Hospice of the Valley) Educational booklet about health care decisions and advance directives. Presented in an easy to understand question and answer format.
1501 E. Flower, Phoenix, AZ 85014 (602) 222-2229
Obtain from: www.hcdecisions.org This may be a free resource.
At this link you can find Health Care Decision Aids specific to: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Artificial Hydration, Tube Feeding, and Ventilator published by the Coalition for Compassionate Care of CA. These helpful booklets explain the complex topics of life-sustaining treatments in consumer-friendly language with neutral, evidence-based information. During the COVID Crisis digital versions of these guides can be downloaded and printed at no charge in English, Spanish and Chinese. Scroll ... Read More
healthfinder® is an award-winning Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. Since 1997, healthfinder® has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. healthfinder® links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations.
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Healthy Sonoma is a one stop source of non-biased data and information about community health in Sonoma County, and healthy communities in general. It is intended to help planners, policy makers, and community members learn about issues, identify improvements, and collaborate for positive change.
Get started on Healthy Sonoma! Compare Sonoma's health with other California communities, the nation, and Health Action targets with more than 100 indicators. Learn about promising practices on a ... Read More
A series of three, hour-long audio documentaries designed for national radio broadcast. Distributed by PRI, Public Radio International.
This series looks at the care given by doctors, hospitals, clergy, family and friends to people at the end of life. It examines the barriers to good care that arise from cultural misunderstanding, from fear over the use of morphine and other drugs, from lack of funding to pay for good programs. It provides ideas, examples and inspiration for those who are searching ... Read More
The mission of Heartland Hospice is to provide specialized care that meets the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and loved ones facing the challenges of an advanced illness. The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced by encouraging personal choices, supporting meaningful experiences and preserving dignity. Our staff is actively involved in all aspects of the patient’s care. We collaborate with the patient, family, attending physician, and facility staff (if patient is ... Read More
As part of the clinicians and peer support workers training, we created an annotated listing of YouTube and other web videos that are helpful for people wanting to learn more about advance care planning, palliative care, psychiatric advance directives, having difficult conversations and other such topics. This Video Resources Paper with hotlinks to these web-based resources can be downloaded here.
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Hold Your Breath - A Journey into Cross-Cultural Medicine
Film Directed by Maren Grainger-Monsen, MD Check PBS for local broadcasting times in your region. Northern CA KQED and KRCB broadcasting in April, 2007. A lovely and moving meditation on the clash between religion, culture and modern medicine. Produced by Stanford Center for BioMedical Ethics, Program in Bioethics and Film
Dr. Monsen is the film maker who also produced: Vanishing Line about her journey with a hospice chaplain caring for ... Read More