When an individual is welcomed into the loving arms of Hospice Care, his or her physical, spiritual and emotional needs become the focus of the professionals who will provide care. An individual care plan is created based on those needs.
- HPCA Advanced Healthcare Planning
Financial planning for retirement is important so that we don’t face financial hardship in old age. We need to start saving for retirement while we are still young and fit. In the same way, even while we are still young and healthy, we should start thinking about our future health needs. This is not easy as it is hard to imagine that one day we won’t be young and healthy; and talking about death, dying and end of life issues is a taboo in our society.
- African Palliative Care Association
The reality of diseases such as cancer and HIV and AIDS in Africa is that many millions of adults and children lose all quality of life and suffer long, painful deaths. This suffering is completely unnecessary and by promoting palliative care the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) aims to stop it.
- Help the Hospices
We are the UK charity for hospice care. If you are a patient, carer or have an interest in hospice and palliative care explore this site for information, support or to get involved.
- Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa
To Promote quality in life, dignity in death and support in bereavement for all living with a life-threatening illness by supporting member hospices and partner organisations.
- International Children’s Palliative Care Network
Children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions have very specific and unique palliative care needs, often different to those of adults. The International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) shares a vision that these total needs should be met to encompass physical, emotional, spiritual and developmental aspects of care.
- National Cancer Institute
What are the best ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer? The answers to these questions come from clinical trials — research studies involving people. If you wonder whether joining a trial might benefit you or a loved one, check out the following NCI resources
- World Health Organisation
The World Health Organisation adopts a resolution to recognise the importance of palliative care.
- The Living Will Society
- IndieGogo: The Endless Table.
Recipes from departed loved ones
- Link about Motor Neurone Disease (known as ALS in the US)
- Being a Mesothelioma Caregiiver
- Mesothelioma Help Now
We offer comprehensive asbestos and mesothelioma information, along with an emphasis on the legal options available to asbestos victims and their families. The legal options available to asbestos victims are of the utmost importance, so that victims and their families can pay for medical expenses and receive compensation for the pain and suffering they endure. All of the information we provide is completely free.
- Joanne Lynn, MD, speaks at the 2013 Bioethics Symposium
Joanne Lynn, MD, is a geriatrician, hospice physician, health services researcher, quality improvement advisor, and policy advocate who has focused upon shaping American health care so that every person can count on living comfortably and meaningfully through the period of serious illness and disability in the last years of life, at a sustainable cost to the community.
She now leads the Center on Elder Care and Advanced Illness for Altarum Institute.