The Growth House Professional Forum gives you access to many mailing lists for end-of-life care provided by IICN Partner Organizations. You may read the web archives as a guest without registering.
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Promises to Keep: Changing the Way We Provide Care at the End of Life published by the National Coalition on Health Care and The Institute for Healthcare Improvement in October, 2000. This report presents the stories of institutions and organizations that made a commitment to change and innovation to improve care at the end of life. The profiles presented in this report reflect some of the most promising pioneering efforts underway in the field of palliative care. RAND’s Center to Improve Care ... Read More
Dedicated to long-term changes to improve health care for dying people and their families. Through the work of innovative demonstration projects and peer workgroups they strive to address particular challenges to existing models of hospice and palliative care.
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The Redwood Caregiver Resource Center (RCRC) is one of several Caregiver Resource Centers throughout California serving people with head trauma injury, dementia, Parkinson's and other brain impairment illnesses. The RCRC is located at 141 Stony Circle, Suite 200, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 and provides services to the north coast region including Solano, Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Mendocino and Humboldt counties. Toll Free 800-834-1636.
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Respecting Choices is a model training program for facilitators who become resident experts in Advance Care Planning at health facilities and has a strong focus on organizational policy. The goal of the program is to build respect for choices into each organization's policies. A variety of posters, workbooks and planning guides are available in English and Spanish for work with consumers. The program was developed by the Gunderson Lutheran Medical Foundation (LaCrosse,Wis) in the early 1990s. It ... Read More
The US Spiritual Care Program provides education and training to professional caregivers and trained volunteers. The Program has been designed to augment professional training by providing education and specialized training in all aspects of end-of-life care.
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Formed in 1994 as Supportive Care of the Dying by six visionary Catholic health care organizations, Supportive Care Coalition: Pursuing Excellence in Palliative Care, has grown to 23 member organizations with health care facilities nationwide. In 2006, the name was changed to better reflect Coalition palliative care activities that address the continuum of living with life-limiting illness from time of diagnosis to end of life.
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The Hospice Institute of the Florida Suncoast is a center of excellence in end-of-life care. The Institute, a division of The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, is a practice-based education, consulting and research center on end-of-life and palliative care. The Institute's goals are to innovate and share information, data, resources and models of care with other agencies to improve the service to those at the end of life.
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