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
This three hour workshop teaches participants about the actual dying process, how to prepare, and what to expect as life comes to an end. Upon completion of this workshop, participants should understand: (1) what “dying well” means including stories of value; (2) the importance of being truly present for the dying; (3) signs, symptoms and care giving strategies for a person in the end stage of life; and (4) existing resources and how to access.
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
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
LeadingAge formerly was American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging offers numerous resources about for caregivers. Caring for a loved one isn't easy. That's why LeadingAge members are committed to developing resources that can help individuals provide their loved ones with the help they need on their own terms. This page features videos, guides, websites and other resources our members developed for caregivers. Visit frequently to find resources that may help you or a friend fulfill ... Read More
The Jenna Druck Center's Families Helping Families program provides services for those seeking emotional support, information and guidance in the painfully difficult hours, weeks, months, and years following a loss. Our Virtual Healing Community now provides these same services using the power of the Internet. Links are provided to browse the on-line community as a guest, or register as a user which enables you to create a Memorial Page to honor a loved one and participate in on-line discussions ... Read More
Fast Facts services of the End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center (EPERC) provides peer reviewed, one-page outlines of key information on important end-of-life clinical topics for end-of-life educators and clinicians. Categories include: clinical interventions, communications, disease categories, ethics, non-pain symptoms/disorders/syndromes, pain, terminal care/ patient’s – family experience.
Requires that you register and login, but it is free. Also provides online community of ... Read More
The Final Crossing: Learning to Die in Order to Live is a new book by Dr. Scott Eberle, Medical Director, Hospice of Petaluma. “This book is itself a rite of passage. Extraordinary insights shared by two remarkable people, one dying, the other the inner life and decisions of the physician and friend attending this fine fellow preparing to head into death. This is the best work of its sort I have come across. There are so many levels, so many books in this book that it might well become a teaching ... Read More
The Nature of Life includes the Eventual Miracle of Death, a rite of passage that deserves dignity and loving care.
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The Finding Our Way: Living With Dying in America national newspaper series appeared in more than 160 newspapers, reaching millions of Americans (www.findingourway.net). That series consisted of 15 articles created by a distinguished group of authors and editors, and was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels, and Charitable Leadership Foundations.
This hybrid web-cdrom course offers a new opportunity for Americans to learn from the widely read newspaper series. The ... Read More