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Choice In Dying
Choice In Dying, the inventor of living wills in 1967, is dedicated to
fostering communication about complex end-of-life decisions. The nonprofit
organization provides advance directives, counsels patients and families,
trains professionals, advocates for improved laws, and offers a range of
publications and services.
Phone Number: 1-800-989-WILL (9455)
Hospice Foundation of America
Hospice Foundation of America provides leadership in the development and application
of hospice and its philosophy of care for terminally ill people, with the goal of
enhancing the American health care system and the role of hospice within it. At this
site you can learn about hospice care, how to select a hospice and how to locate a
hospice near you. You can learn of their programs, read excerpts from their publications,
and sign up for their annual bereavement teleconference.
"Last Acts is a call-to-action campaign to improve care at the end of life. Our
goals are to bring death related issues out in the open and help individuals and
organizations pursue better ways to care for the dying. We believe in palliative
care, which focuses on ways to ease pain and make life better for people who are
dying and their loved ones. Palliative care means taking care of the whole person--body,
mind, spirit--heart and soul. It looks at death and dying as something natural and personal.
The goal of palliative care is to provide the best quality of life till the very end of life."
National Association of Catholic Chaplains
The National Association of Catholic Chaplains is a professional association
for certified chaplains and CPE supervisors who participate in the healing
mission of Jesus Christ. We provide standards, certification, education, advocacy,
and professional development for our members.
P.O. Box 070473
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207-0473
National Public Radio Online
NPR has a series called The End of Life: Exploring Death in America.