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.

Advance Health Care Directive (English and Spanish)

The Advance Health Care Directive is a legally binding form that lets you exercise your right to give instructions about your own health care and/or to name someone else to make health care decisions for you in the event you are unable to speak for yourself. If you use this form, you may complete or modify all or any part of it. You are free to use a different form. In any case, agents designated and signatures required must be done in the manner prescribed on this form and mandated by the California ... Read More

Are You in Pain? (18 Multi-language Pain Assessment Scales)

If English is not a patient's native tongue, one of the following 18 translations of the 0 to 10 numeric pain rating scale may be useful. Pain measurement tools can be accessed in multiple languages here at this site. Included here is a downloadable assessment form that doctors often use to help create a more complete picture of your pain, including questions regarding the effectiveness of pain medications you've taken, side effects of these medications, and the effect your pain has had on your mood, ... Read More

Beneficios de Hospicio Medicare

[Medicare Benefits For Hospice]

2003 Publication # CMS 02154-S Translated version of English Medicare Benefits booklet. Centro de Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid — 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850

Obtain from: Department of Health and Human Services 1-800-633-4227. (Can order a limited amount free of charge.)

Cinco Deseos

[Five Wishes — Advance Directive Workbook]

2000 Envejecimiento con Dignidad Spanish language version of the popular guide to completing advance directives. Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Obtain from: Aging with Dignity $1 if ordering 25 or more.

Como Mejorar el Cuidado Paliativo: Podemos mejorar el cuidado de personas con cancer

[How To Improve Palliative Care: Improving The Care Of Cancer Patients] This report defines the major barriers that keep people from receiving excellent palliative care, as needed, throughout the course of their illness with cancer and recommends a series of steps forward. Institute of Medicine National Research Council of the National Academies 2003; Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Translated by California Family Health Council, Inc. Obtain from: National Academies Press Publications. ... Read More

Controlar su Dolor — Taking Control of Your Pain, Partners Against Pain

[Managing Pain] Controlar su Dolor — Taking Control of Your Pain, Partners Against Pain Each multilingual booklet has the English version on the left-hand page, and the other language on the facing page. These booklets were developed in an effort to provide culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate resources for patients. Developed by Boston Cancer Pain Education Program - Nursing Committee, Massachusetts Division of American Cancer Society (Grant from Purdue Pharma L.P.) Obtain ... 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