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American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
www.aahpm.org
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
www.fhcrc.org/cipr/aacpi
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
www.aacn.org
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
www.aahsa.org
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
www.ampainsoc.org/home.htm
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
www.americanhospice.org
Information on grieving, workshops and links.


Caregiver.com
www.caregiver.com
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)
www.capcmssm.org
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
mayday.coh.org
Provides a guide and index to resources for people in pain and their caregivers, family and friends.


Hospice Cares
www.hospice-cares.com
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
www.hpna.org
Information on certification in hospice and palliative care for nurses, meetings, and professional development.


The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC)
www.hospicecare.com
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
www.hospicefoundation.org
General Web site that defines hospice care and addresses issues regarding pain management and counseling for family and friends.


National Association for Home Care
www.nahc.org
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
www.caremanager.org
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
www.nfcacares.org
National non-profit organization that provides information and education for caregivers.


National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
www.nhpco.org
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
www.ons.org
Information for oncology nurses, patients and consumers.


Pain.com
www.pain.com
An extensive resource about pain and pain management of all kinds; includes medical text and information from drug companies.


World Health Organization
www.medsch.wisc.edu/painpolicy
Collaborating Center for Policy and Communications in Cancer Care/Pain and Policy Studies Group Resource Guide with information about regulatory issues in pain management.