Compendiums/Guides

Completing A Life

An interactive CD-ROM and Web Site inviting patients and families to learn about the practical, emotional, spiritual and medical issues faced by those dealing with advanced illness. Visit Completing A Life

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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