Additional Hospice Resources
Hospice Resource Center
Here are organizations that can provide a range of information and tools related to hospice and palliative care.
10 Facts You Need to Know About Hospice
Caring Connections, a consumer and community outreach site with educational materials for all aspects of end of life care.
The National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization, the largest non-profit membership organization representing U.S. hospice and palliative care programs and professionals. Developing public and professional educational programs and materials for professionals and consumers.
National Board for Certification of Hospice & Palliative Nurses, promoting a certification process that advocates quality in the provision of end of life care for RN, LPN, NA, APN.
American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, establishing and implementing standards for certification of physicians practicing hospice and palliative medicine.
Education in Palliative and End of Life Care, educating health care professionals, and advancing clinical competencies in palliative care.
The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), providing health care professionals with the tools, training, and technical assistance necessary to start and sustain successful palliative care programs in hospitals and other health care settings. Located at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Aging with Dignity, providing practical information, advice, and advance directives to ensure that wishes at the end of life will be respected.
A resource for data on death and dying. EDELE has identified websites with useful data about decedents, dying, and end of life experiences. The site offers several ways to search the database of records.
A non-profit, grassroots foundation promoting hospice philosophy of care, informing the public about end of life options, and training health care workers and the families they serve in issues related to loss, spirituality and psychosocial issues.
A national coalition to improve care near the end of life. The goal of the coalition is to bring death-related issues out in the open and help individuals and organizations pursue better ways to care for the dying.
The Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home. The united voice and leading advocate for homecare and hospice providers throughout Connecticut.
An initiative of the ABIM Foundation, Choosing Wisely is focused on encouraging physicians, patients and other health care stakeholders to think and talk about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary, and in some instances can cause harm.