Acerca de la Tristeza

[Grieving]

Booklet addressing grief in simple Spanish with appropriate illustrations. There are other booklets available that deal with a variety of end-of-life issues. All are excellent resources.

Obtain from: National Hospice Organization – 1901 North Moore St, Ste 901 Arlington, Virginia 22209 (703) 243-5900 (1995) Fee.

Caring Connections – It’s About How You LIVE

Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life, supported by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Caring Connections Provides free resources, information and motivation for actively learning about end-of-life resources. Promotes awareness of and engagement in efforts to increase access to quality end-of-life care. Helps people connect with the resources ... Read More

Caring Resources Guide

Caring Resources Guide (by the Compassionate Care Alliance of Monterey County) provides links to what may be among the best articles on the web or websites that discuss the many issues about serious illness, caregiving, end-of-life, and grief recovery. Includes information about diagnosis and prognosis, learning how to cope, disease management, and so much more as "A Gateway to Information, Care Choices and Planning." Visit Caring Resources Guide ... Read More

Christel Lukoff, MSW, Ph.D. (Storyteller)

Christel Lukoff, MSW, Ph.D. 707- 763-3504 Petaluma, CA Psychotherapist and hospice social worker Christel Lukoff shares traditional folktales that metaphorically express many of the feelings and issues encountered in grief. The stories remind us of the healing power of memories and of ways to find an ongoing relationship with a loved one who has died. Christel’s commentaries deepen and transform our understanding of grief and remind us how love and loss are interwoven. To order CDs from ... Read More

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

Decisiones Difíciles para los Seres Queridos

[Difficult Decisions for Those Close to Us] Hank Dunn 2002 Hard Choices for Loving People: CPR, Artificial Feeding, Comfort Care, and the Patient with a Life-Threatening Illness. Good resource with information to address end of life decisions such as the use of respirators, dialysis, antibiotics, hydration and nutrition and more. Obtain from: A & A Publishers, Inc. P.O. Box 1098, Herndon, VA 20172-1098. (703) 707-0169 or www.hardchoices.com ... Read More

GriefNet

GriefNet.org is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. Their integrated approach to on-line grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of many kinds.

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Heartland Hospice

The mission of Heartland Hospice is to provide specialized care that meets the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and loved ones facing the challenges of an advanced illness. The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced by encouraging personal choices, supporting meaningful experiences and preserving dignity. Our staff is actively involved in all aspects of the patient’s care. We collaborate with the patient, family, attending physician, and facility staff (if patient is ... Read More

Hospice By The Bay

Hospice By The Bay, formerly known as Hospice of Marin, is an independent, Medicare and Medi-Cal certified not-for-profit healthcare provider diligently attending to essential physical, spiritual and psychological needs of adults and children who are coping with various stages of progressive and incurable illness in Marin and Sonoma counties. For nearly three decades, Hospice By The Bay’s goal has been to help terminally ill patients and their loved ones make the most of every remaining moment ... Read More

Hospice of Petaluma

Please Note: Donations should be made directly to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St. Petaluma, CA 94952 or contact them at 707-778-6242 for more information. Rooted in community, Hospice of Petaluma has been providing quality, compassionate hospice care and grief services to individuals and families facing life-threatening illness or the death of a loved one since 1977. Hospice of Petaluma and our sister program, Memorial Hospice, are a service of the St. Joseph Health System, a Ministry of the ... Read More