Religious Resources

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
"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.
Electronic Mail:
General Information
National Staff
Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 070473
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207-0473
Phone Number: (414) 483-4898
Fax: (414) 483-6712

National Public Radio Online
NPR has a series called The End of Life: Exploring Death in America.

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