In this section, you will find resources that are most helpful for living with dying. The section on comprehensive materials helps people living with life-threatening illness, caregivers and family members learn about things of value to help ease the pain of transition through life’s end. In the section title: Key Articles you will find links to articles that are topic specific and some of the best that literature has to offer. Links are provided to other sites known for the quality of educational material that they provide for caregivers, patients, and family members.

American Liver Foundation

The American Liver Foundation is a national voluntary health agency dedicated to promoting liver wellness and to preventing, treating and curing hepatitis and other liver diseases through research, education, and advocacy. ALF achieves their mission through a variety of initiatives and programs in the areas of education, advocacy and research, including: promoting the importance of having a healthy liver; promoting a better understanding of liver disease; supporting initiatives and programs ... Read More

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association® is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, with a National Office and constituent and affiliate associations around the country. Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association® today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. The American Lung Association® is funded by contributions from the public, along with gifts and grants from corporations, foundations ... Read More

American Pain Foundation

Founded in 1997, the American Pain Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization serving people with pain through information, advocacy, and support. Their mission is to improve the quality of life of people with pain by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research, and advocating to remove barriers and increase access to effective pain management.

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American Public Health Association

Founded in 1872, the American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest, largest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world. The association works to protect all Americans and their communities from preventable, serious health threats. APHA represents a broad array of health officials, educators, environmentalists, policy-makers and health providers at all levels working both within and outside governmental organizations and educational institutions. Information ... Read More

American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics

Within this site you will find information about two nationally acclaimed peer reviewed journals, The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics and The American Journal of Law & Medicine. You will be able to search for information from the hundreds of articles that have been published. You will also be able to register for our educational conferences and connect to relevant weblinks from the ASLME site. The site also offers access to ASLME's research projects on pain undertreatment, which have been funded ... Read More

Americans for Better Care of the Dying

Americans for Better Care of the Dying goals are to: build momentum for reform; explore new methods and systems for delivering care; and shape public policy through evidence-based understanding. Every dying person needs to be able to count on excellent care. Americans for Better Care of the Dying (ABCD) aims to improve end-of-life care by learning which social and political changes will lead to enduring, efficient, and effective programs. ABCD works with the public, clinicians, policymakers, and ... Read More

Approaching death: improving care at the end of life

Report of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) study study that which examined issues related to dying, decisionmaking, and appropriate care and selectively focus on several narrower topics. The group concluded that although much is being done to improve the care of critically ill and dying patients, many questions remain to be persuasively answered—or, for that matter, asked—about what constitutes appropriate care for different kinds of patients and how choices about care for dying patients can best ... Read More