Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care

For more than 20 years, the Dartmouth Atlas Project has documented glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians. This research has helped policymakers, the media, health care analysts and others improve their understanding of our health care system and forms the foundation for many of the ... Read More

Educating Physicians in End of Life Care

The EPEC training is easily accessible on line or to bring into the community as a credentialed workshop program. The EPEC mission is to educate all healthcare professionals on the essential clinical competencies in palliative care. The EOLCA co-sponsored an EPEC training for the Sonoma County region in 2001 and 2003 with more than 100 physicians and many other health care professionals taking the two day in-depth training. All EPEC materials including CD Rom, Trainors Manual and Plenary video tapes ... Read More

Families helping Families

The Jenna Druck Center's Families Helping Families program provides services for those seeking emotional support, information and guidance in the painfully difficult hours, weeks, months, and years following a loss. Our Virtual Healing Community now provides these same services using the power of the Internet. Links are provided to browse the on-line community as a guest, or register as a user which enables you to create a Memorial Page to honor a loved one and participate in on-line discussions ... Read More

Fast Facts (from End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center)

Fast Facts services of the End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center (EPERC) provides peer reviewed, one-page outlines of key information on important end-of-life clinical topics for end-of-life educators and clinicians. Categories include: clinical interventions, communications, disease categories, ethics, non-pain symptoms/disorders/syndromes, pain, terminal care/ patient’s – family experience. Requires that you register and login, but it is free. Also provides online community of ... Read More

Finding Our Way: Living with Dying in America

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

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. Visit Sacramento Healthcare Decisions ... Read More

Growth House

Growth House, Inc., provides this portal to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life care. Their primary mission is to improve the quality of compassionate care for people who are dying through public education and global professional collaboration. Their search engine gives you access to the Internet's most comprehensive collection of reviewed resources for end-of-life care. Their hypertext topic pages explain major issues in hospice and home care, palliative care, pain management, ... Read More

Health Care Decision Aids

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. ... Read More

Healthfinder espanol — su guía a la información confiable de la salud

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. Visit Healthfinder espanol -- su guía a la información ... Read More