The Nature of Life includes the Eventual Miracle of Death, a rite of passage that deserves dignity and loving care.
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The Finding Our Way: Living With Dying in America national newspaper series appeared in more than 160 newspapers, reaching millions of Americans (www.findingourway.net). That series consisted of 15 articles created by a distinguished group of authors and editors, and was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels, and Charitable Leadership Foundations.
This hybrid web-cdrom course offers a new opportunity for Americans to learn from the widely read newspaper series. The ... Read More
Finding Your Way encourages early family discussions and helps patients and their loved one consider difficult decisions about medical treatment near the end of life. This booklet, published since 1998 by Sacramento Healthcare Decisions, is an excellent guide to help prompt thoughtful discussion and consideration. Stories are included to help guide the way. The booklet is also available in Spanish. There is a companion piece in Chinese titled: Mrs. Lee's Story.
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Franciscan’s Improving Care through the End of Life program helps people live the end of their lives as fully as possible. By integrating palliative care (pain and symptom management) with education, reliable support, and links to a broad range of community and health care resources, they reach out to make sure the needs and desires of patients and their loved ones are heard, supported, and met.
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George Mark Children’s House is a non-profit organization based in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. As the first freestanding pediatric palliative care center to open in the United States, George Mark Children’s House has been a leader in the pediatric palliative care movement since its inception in 2004.
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This consumer website is built and operated by the Center to Advance Palliative Care, the leader in the field of palliative care. The Get Palliative Care website is user friendly and full of great resources, articles & stories, videos, handouts, provider directory, news and other helpful materials. This is a great starting point for anyone facing serious illness striving to have the best possible care focused on relief of symptoms and improving quality of life. ... Read More
“Palliative care is about the caring catching up with the technology,” a family member writes. The purpose of palliative care is to relieve suffering and improve quality of life for patients facing any serious illness, as well as for their families. Get Palliative Care is the work of pioneers and leaders in the field. Get PC is specifically designed to help consumers learn about palliative care - what it is, how to get it, if it is right for you or your loved one. There you can access palliative ... Read More
Go Wish cards order information, Frequently Asked Questions and examples of clinical uses of these Values Sorting Cards helpful when considering end of life choices are provided at this site. The Go Wish cards were created by Elizabeth Menkin, MD and the CODA Alliance to simplify advance care planning choices and assist with setting goals of care. Now available in Spanish.
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Goodwill~Redwood Empire (GRE) was founded in 1974 and is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the North Bay Region encompassing Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt and Trinity counties. Leadership staff with the GRE Interlink Self-Help Center and the Wellness and Advocacy Center have been assisting with development of publications and trainings created by the Community Network specifically for people with mental health challenges. ... Read More