The Journey Project and End of Life Care Alliance are actively involved in cutting edge work aimed at improving quality of care and life through life’s end. In addition to Models and Research, we also provides links to a number of continuing educational opportunities. Our favorite calendars for upcoming conferences and trainings provided by professional associations are linked here as well.

Under Legislative, Regulatory, and Finance, you can access current bills, legislative committees, statues, regulatory agencies and related material. Links are included to analytical reports including reports addressing financing issues.

Commonweal

Commonweal is a small twenty-seven-year-old health and environmental research institute in the Point Reyes National Seashore outside the coastal town of Bolinas, California. Our principal areas of work are with (1) people with cancer and health professionals who work with people with life-threatening illnesses; (2) children and young adults with learning and social difficulties, and the childcare professionals who work with them; and (3) the global search for a healthy and sustainable future. Visit ... Read More

Community Network for Appropriate Technologies

Overview The Community Network for Appropriate Technologies was incorporated in 1978 as a federally recognized nonprofit, tax-exempt educational and charitable organization. Susan Keller, Executive Director and Principal Planner, founded the Community Network based on principles which she developed and employed in the Midwest while facilitating creation of a nationally prominent library council. The general focus of our work is the development of cooperative working relationships within individual ... Read More

Compassion and Choices

Compassion & Choices is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving care and expanding choice at the end of life. They provide free client services to the terminally ill and do legal advocacy through the courts and legislatures. They inform and educate the public through the media and other outreach programs.

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Consumer Help Site – National Association of Social Workers

In thousands of ways, social workers help people help themselves. People of every age. From every background. In every corner of the country - wherever we’re needed - starting here and now. Welcome to your source for professional advice, inspiring stories - even a social worker directory. Social workers. Help starts here. This website is provided by the National Association of Social Workers and includes sections on Seniors and Aging, Issues and Answers, Mind and Spirit. The Senior section includes ... Read More

Diversity Rx

Diversity Rx: Promoting language and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities. Diversity Rx is supported by: The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), Resources for Cross Cultural Health Care (RCCHC), and Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation of Menlo Park, CA. For more information contact Diversity Rx

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

End of Life/Palliative Care Education Resource Center, Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

The purpose of EPERC is to assist physicians and other educators involved in all aspects of physician end of life (EOL) education through: Brief abstracts describing peer-reviewed instructional and evaluation materials A list of core resources for EOL educators and opportunities for training, extramural funding, and pending conferences Submission of your educational materials for peer review and potential inclusion on the site Through your participation, EPERC seeks to create a community ... Read More

End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Project

The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is a comprehensive, national education program to improve end-of-life care by nurses, and is funded by a major grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Primary project goals are to develop a core of expert nursing educators and to coordinate national nursing education efforts in end-of-life care.

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Ethical Considerations for Life’s End

Start: Wed, 11/02/2005 - 11:30 Location: Kaiser Medical Center, Santa Rosa This presentation by Susan Keller for Kaiser physicians addresses issues related to knowing and honoring a person’s end of life wishes. Topics covered include the importance of meaningful conversations, understanding lifestyle and cultural orientation, planning tools and techniques, and palliative care as an equal opportunity choice. Susan is Author, Journey to Life’s End: A Traveler’s Guide © 1996; Community ... Read More