CARE OPTIONS WEB SITES
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
The AAHPM Web site is designed for healthcare professionals active in
hospice and palliative care, and includes information on related
conferences, publications, and news.
American Alliance of Cancer Pain Initiatives
The American Alliance of Cancer Pain Initiatives Web site is a valuable
resource for anyone dealing with pain management and relief. Its
most notable features are the "Bill of Rights from People with Cancer
Pain" and information on what to do if you are experiencing pain.
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is dedicated
to providing humane, compassionate treatment for critically ill
patients and their families.
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)
represents organizations dedicated to providing high-quality healthcare,
housing and services to the elderly. The Web site is geared towards
service providers such as nursing homes, retirement communities,
and senior community services.
American Pain Society
The American Pain Society, an organization of professionals interested
in the research, education, and treatment of pain, offers a searchable
database of pain treatment facilities, plus lists of resources for
patients and healthcare professionals.
American Hospice Foundation
Information on grieving, workshops and links.
The site is run by the Caregiver Media Group, founded in 1995, which
also produces "Today's Caregiver Magazine" and "Sharing Wisdom Caregivers
Conferences." The Web site contains back issues of the magazine, information
on conferences, and a discussion forum.
Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has established CAPC in conjunction
with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine to promote wider access
to high-quality palliative care in hospitals and health systems
nationwide. The Web site will launch in November 2000.
City of Hope Pain Resource Center
Provides a guide and index to resources for people in pain and their
caregivers, family and friends.
This is a good Web site for hospice care workers or those interested
in volunteering in hospice; contains a discussion board, articles,
and additional resources.
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
Information on certification
in hospice and palliative care for nurses, meetings, and professional
The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
This Web site provides information on hospice and palliative care
both in the U.S. and abroad, and contains cross-cultural studies
of care practices as well as links to forums and publications.
Hospice Foundation of America
General Web site that defines hospice care and addresses issues regarding
pain management and counseling for family and friends.
National Association for Home Care
Resource Web site representing hospices and home care organizations.
Good for statistics, legislation, research and legal information
for the elderly and disabled who require healthcare services.
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
This site offers information on care manager services and a directory of qualified care managers who can help patients and families find counseling and care services.
National Family Caregivers Association
National non-profit organization that provides information and education
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones. For free consumer brochures, "Communicating your end-of-life wishes," "Hospice Care: A Consumer's Guide to Selecting a Hospice Program," "Hospice Care and the Medicare Hospice Benefit" log on
to www.hospice info.org. For additional information or to locate local hospice and palliative care programs across the country, call NHPCO's toll-free Helpline at (800) 658-8898 or log on to www. nhpco.org/ database.htm.
Oncology Nurses Association
Information for oncology nurses, patients
An extensive resource about pain and pain management of all kinds;
includes medical text and information from drug companies.
World Health Organization
Collaborating Center for Policy and
Communications in Cancer Care/Pain and Policy Studies Group
with information about regulatory issues in pain management.