Patient Education Resources
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Pain and Oncology
Pain and Heart Disease
Palliative Care and Hospice
- American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine — Originally organized as the Academy of Hospice Physicians in 1988, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is the only organization in the United States for physicians dedicated to the advancement of hospice/palliative medicine, its practice, research, and education. AAHPM members are physicians from many medical specialties who are committed to furthering and fostering the practice of hospice/palliative care for the terminally ill and their families.
- DyingWell.org — Resources for patients and families facing life-limiting illness.
- ElderWeb — ElderWeb is one of the oldest and most comprehensive eldercare gateways on the World Wide Web. It's a collection of hundreds of reviewed links to online information about health, financing, housing, aging, and other related issues. This website is designed for caregivers, family, health care providers, and professional advisors of elderly people with care needs.
- Growth House — Monthly guide to Best of the Internet sites for life—threatening illness and bereavement.
- Hospice Foundation of America — Information about hospices and hospice care.
- National Association for Home Care and Hospice
- UPMC Supportive and Palliative Care Program — Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC (PDF)
- UPMC Supportive and Palliative Care Program — UPMC Shadyside (PDF)
- What is Palliative Care? — UPMC Supportive and Palliative Care Program —UPMC Presbyterian (PDF)
- "When Death is Sought: Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the Medical Context" — In May 1994, the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law published this 217-page report. Since this particular issue has received so much public attention, the report is available on the NYSDOH website. The report is posted in individual chapters.
Patient and Caregiver Forums and Support