TAKING CARE: ETHICAL CAREGIVING IN OUR AGING SOCIETY published by The President’s Council on Bioethics
Washington, D.C., September 2005
The President’s Council on Bioethics was created by President George W. Bush on November 28, 2001 to advise the President on bioethical issues related to advances in biomedical science and technology. Taking Care addresses the ethical challenges of caregiving in our rapidly aging society, with special attention to the care of people with dementia. ... Read More
The Body’s mission is to:
- Use the Web to lower barriers between patients and clinicians.
- Demystify HIV/AIDS and its treatment.
- Improve patients’ quality of life.
- Foster community through human connection.
Visit The Body (An AIDS/HIV Information Resource)
Numerous articles about death and dying.
Visit The Final Days
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
Susan Keller, Executive Director of the Community Network, wrote this piece at the request of the Press Democrat for the Close to Home feature in the Sunday edition. The aim was to help inform the community given all the rhetoric at the national level about "death panels" with regards to national health care reform. This essay was published online Sept 19, 2009 and in the Sunday print edition Sept 20, 2009. Includes photo of Susan Keller.
Visit Time to address the need to improve end of life care ... Read More
When a person is first diagnosed with a serious illness, feelings of shock and stress may make it difficult to think of everything to ask the doctor. Often, it helps to make a list of questions. To help remember what the physician says, you may want to take notes or bring a family member or friend with you to your appointment.
Visit What to Ask Your Doctor
“With Eyes Open” is a four part public television series discussing caregiving, grief, difficult decisions and what may lie beyond death.
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