Coda Alliance

The Coda Alliance is a collaborative in Silicon Valley that share the goal to implement social change in end-of-life care. Their mission is to provide practical skills and tools to plan and receive care wanted at the end of life. They publish the “Go Wish” cards in English and Spanish for assisting with advance care planning and thinking about end of life wishes.

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Commonweal

Commonweal is a small twenty-seven-year-old health and environmental research institute in the Point Reyes National Seashore outside the coastal town of Bolinas, California. Our principal areas of work are with (1) people with cancer and health professionals who work with people with life-threatening illnesses; (2) children and young adults with learning and social difficulties, and the childcare professionals who work with them; and (3) the global search for a healthy and sustainable future. Visit ... Read 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

Community PedsCare

A pediatric program of Community Hospice.  Community PedsCare® is a national-award-winning* pediatric palliative and hospice program for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. A program of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Clinic and the University of Florida — Jacksonville, Community PedsCare offers support, comfort and care to these children and their families. Visit Community PedsCare ... 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

Compassion and Choices

Compassion & Choices is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving care and expanding choice at the end of life. They provide free client services to the terminally ill and do legal advocacy through the courts and legislatures. They inform and educate the public through the media and other outreach programs.

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Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject

A gressroots project to improve end of life care, this film sheds light on the 21st century American struggle with communication and preparation at the end-of-life. Throughout the film, there are intimate accounts of the emotional, spiritual, physical and social burdens associated with the historical shift that has occurred with dying. Forty years ago, most people experienced a quick death, but today we are more likely to suffer a slow, incremental dying process. Consider the Conversation examines ... Read More

Consumer Help Site – National Association of Social Workers

In thousands of ways, social workers help people help themselves. People of every age. From every background. In every corner of the country - wherever we’re needed - starting here and now. Welcome to your source for professional advice, inspiring stories - even a social worker directory. Social workers. Help starts here. This website is provided by the National Association of Social Workers and includes sections on Seniors and Aging, Issues and Answers, Mind and Spirit. The Senior section includes ... 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