Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network.This is the website for the newly formed 501c3 organization for social workers in hospice and palliative care. Its aim is to advance this specialty within social work practice, education, research, and policy. It provides up to date resources, conference announcements, a newsletter and other e-blasts of current events, advice from experts on particular topic areas, and a members only virtual practice community for discussion and networking. Members also have free access to the Journal of Social Work in end-of-life and palliative care. This network seeks to advance the role of the social worker in caring for the seriously ill, providing relief from pain, improving quality of life, supporting family and friends, assisting with difficult decision-making, and working with trauma, grief and loss.
Center to Advance Palliative Care. The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) provides 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. CAPC is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services for people facing serious illness. It is primarily aimed at physicians and nurses, but increasingly content addresses psychosocial issues. Resources such as reliable and valid clinical outcome measures, reviews of articles, commissioned reviews, and post graduate training opportunities on developing palliative care programs are valuable.
Center for the Advancement of Health.This website has many resources geared directly for consumers or patients related to health education, becoming more informed and engaged in managing one’s health and health care,
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.This is the web site of the national hospice organization that supports and advocates for providers of Hospice in the US. It provides up to date information on reimbursement and government policies and actions that impact on the development and growth of hospice.
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.The Academy is the professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine. Membership is also open to nurses and other healthcare providers who are committed to improving the quality of life of patients and families facing life-threatening or serious conditions. For 20 years, the Academy has dedicated itself to advancing hospice and palliative medicine and improving the care of patients with life- threatening or serious conditions. It was originally organized as the Academy of Hospice Physicians in 1988.
Growth House. Growth House, Inc. is an award-winning site that provides a broad range of resources for life-threatening illness and end of life care. Their primary mission is to improve the quality of compassionate care for people who are dying through public education and global professional collaboration. Their search engine gives you access to over 4,000 pages of reviewed educational materials from over forty major health care organizations. They aspire to be a portal to the best materials from partner organizations, including the full text of several books.
CSWE Gero-Ed Center
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