The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of eight agencies that compose the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. The National Cancer Act of 1971 broadened the scope and responsibilities of the NCI and created the National Cancer Program. Over the years, legislative ... Read More
Care of the Patient with Severe Chronic Illness-An Online Report on the Medicare Program is a key critical report completed in 2006 by the Dartmouth Atlas Project. It reports that: “Almost one-third of Medicare spending for chronically ill is unnecessary… A fundamental problem, and one that contributes to both overspending and worse outcomes, is that most acute care hospitals have become first-line providers of services to chronically ill elderly people, whose care would be better managed, safer ... Read More
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.
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 (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."
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The Center for Practical Bioethics offers a variety of publications, video and audiotapes designed to enhance ethics education and promote discussion of ethics issues. Links are provided for free material and for items to purchase via their online store.
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Scott Hamilton’s website provides the latest information about chemotherapy to patients and their families, caregivers and friends.
Children's Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition of California is a group of organizations, institutions and individuals from throughout the State of California working together to promote compassionate medical care which includes spiritual, emotional and financial support for children with life-threatening illnesses. ...because when a child has a serious illness, medicine is not enough...
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The Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care, the only organization in the nation devoted to end-of-life concerns in the Chinese community, is an active working coalition of over 80 organizations and a total of almost 1300 individuals.
The CACCC was formed in December 2005 to address the lack of linguistically and culturally appropriate end-of-life information and training available to the Chinese community and those who serve it. The CACCC incorporated in 2007, and achieved 501c3 tax-exempt ... Read More
Christel Lukoff, MSW, Ph.D.
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
A well-indexed comprehensive site on all related topics. Palliative Care section includes recommended books with order info, Guidelines/Clinical Practices, Educational Material/Curriculum, and Excellent Organization Links.
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