End of Life/Hospice
American Cancer Society: Hospice Care OR Nearing the End of Life - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Caring Info - The Caring Connections Web site was created by The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to provide free, easy-to-understand resources. Here you can find information on advance directives, living with a serious illness, being a caregiver, or grieving a loss.
Cancer.Net: Advanced Cancer - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.
HealthyNJ: Hospice - Links to valuable information on hospice services can be found here.
Hospice Association of America - The Hospice Association of America (HAA) is a national organization representing thousands of hospices, caregivers and volunteers who serve terminally ill patients and their families.
Hospice Foundation of America - Learn about hospice care, read hospice stories and find answers to your questions.
National Association for Home Care & Hospice: Consumers Information - Find home care and hospice information as well as a home care and hospice agency locator.
New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization - This organization is the leading advocate for better end-of-life care for New Jerseyans. This site provides information on hospice and a hospice locator. You can also download the New Jersey Advance Directive and Health Care Proxy forms.
MayoClinic: End-of-Life - This site provides access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic. Click on links for information on hospice, living wills and advance directives, end of life care and grief.
MedlinePlus: End of Life Issues - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.
MedlinePlus: Hospice Care - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.
National Cancer Institute: Coping with Advanced Cancer - The NCI, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. This booklet will help you cope with the anxiety and uncertainty associated with advanced cancer.
You may also want to view:
- End of Life Care: Questions and Answers
- When Someone You Love has Advanced Cancer: Support for Caregivers
Interactive Tutorials / Videos
Hospice Basics Video Series - The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Hospice Foundation provides this series of six short videos.