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Local and National Palliative Care Resources and Groups

The UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute has compiled a list of helpful resources both local and national that support patients, families, and professionals dealing with serious illnesses.

The groups listed here offer help with practical and financial matters, spiritual and religious concerns, psychological and ethical questions, adjunctive care, and more.

Palliative Care Resources in Western Pennsylvania

  • Closure — Information for patients, caregivers, and health care professionals to help make end-of-life care decisions.
  • Consortium Ethics Program at the University of Pittsburgh — Health care ethics network in western Pennsylvania for health care professionals.
  • UPMC Hillman Cancer Center — Cancer care information for patients and families.
  • Jewish Healthcare Foundation — Programs and training focused on Perfecting Patient CareSM for patients, health care professionals, and health organizations.
  • The Last Chapter — A WQED-Pittsburgh documentary about illness and end-of-life planning.
  • Living Will Information from the Allegheny County Bar Association — A step-by-step guide to Pennsylvania's living will and health care power of attorney forms..
  • Hillman Cancer Center — Cancer-related information, including patient education, research, and physicians who specialize in cancer care at UPCI and UPMC.

National Palliative Care Resources