Sonoma County where we live and work is an ethnically diverse community. Almost one fifth of the population is Latino. We have large communities of Camobodians, Laotian and Vietnamese, Eritreans, Fijians and other non-English speaking as their primary language. Other cultures exist as well including Native American and East Indian. We strive to offer culturally appropriate information, advocacy and training of value to these communities also.

In addition to our Spanish End of Life Issues training, we have substantial Spanish language material in the Journey Project Resource Center and here on this website you can display a list of all the Spanish language resources. We will develop other non-English resources over time as we can locate them and welcome any leads to good resources we should include on this site.

Research of value to understanding cultural issues is provided through annotated links and helps clarify end of life practices, taboos, rituals, etc among various cultures.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute provides numerous educational materials in Spanish concerning a variety of diseases and conditions. Health Topics provides science-based, plain-language information related to heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions and sleep disorders. The site contains articles on diseases, conditions, tests, procedures, and other relevant topics, which you can e-mail, print, and share. New topics will be added regularly. Visit National Heart Lung and Blood ... Read More

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

The mission of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is to promote minority health and to lead, coordinate, support, and assess the National Institutes on Health effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities. In this effort NIMHD will conduct and support basic, clinical, social, and behavioral research, promote research infrastructure and training, foster emerging programs, disseminate information, and reach out to minority and other health disparity ... Read More

Reluctant Realism – Latino Perspective on End of Life Issues

Reluctant Realism by Margaret R. McLean and Margaret A. Graham published in Issues in Ethics, Winter, 2003 Volume 14, Number 1, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University pp. 7-9. To assist in the goal of improving the Latino health care experience in the San Jose community, 66 adults agreed to participate in a series of three focus group sessions that explored their attitudes and concerns regarding end-of-life care. This article presents their views of death and dying, their ... Read More

Talking Things Over Discussion Guide

This workbook is designed for lay discussion leadeers.  The guide proves the format and excercises for 3 sessions that give people ideas for thinking and talking about their wishes. It is published by Sacramento Healthcare Decisions, a longstanding leader in end of life care issues. This is now out of print and so may be downloaded and printed at no charge. It is available in English, Spanish and Tagalog. When visiting the publications section on this site click on End-of-Life Educational Materials ... Read More

Thinking Ahead: My Way, My Choice, My Life at the End

This advance care planning workbook was designed by and for people with developmental disabilities to enable them to do their own advance care planning. A DVD video is also available and may be previewed online. This project was created by the California Coalition for Compassionate Care, the Board Resource Center and Mark Starford who has extensive experience and expertise in adapting complex information for persons with developmental disabilities. This is also a great resource to use when working ... Read More