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Organizations & Services About End of Life Issues

  • Compassion & Choices
    The oldest, largest and most comprehensive choice-in-dying organization in the United States formed by the unification of Compassion in Dying and End-of-Life Choices (formerly the Hemlock Society).
  • End of Life Care – Questions and Answers (National Cancer Institute)
  • End of Life Issues and Care (American Psychological Association)
  • End of Life Issues (Medline Plus)
  • Funeral Consumers Alliance
    A Federation of Nonprofit Consumer Information Societies protecting a consumer's right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral.
  • Hospice Journey
    Hospice Journey websites are a free service offered by a non-profit organization to support you and your family and friends as you face terminal illness together. In just a few minutes, you can create a personal website to help you stay connected and receive support. Use it to share updates, guide meaningful conversations, and let people know how they can help.
  • National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC)
    Committed to stimulating, developing, and funding research directed at improving care for seriously ill patients and their families.
  • Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Paradigm (POLST)
    A program designed to improve the quality of care people receive at the end of life. It is based on effective communication of patient wishes, documentation of medical orders on a brightly colored form and a promise by health care professionals to honor these wishes.

Resources: Websites & Blogs About End of Life Issues

  • End of Life (My Senior Care)
    Learn about the end of life process and care options for seniors. Users can find custom features focusing on everything from hospice services and palliative care to funeral planning and more.
  • End-of-Life Care (Mayo Clinic)
    When a loved one is dying, conversations about the end of life can be uncomfortable and difficult. Still, discussing end-of-life care is important.
  • End of Life Issues (Medline Plus)
    Sometimes, in spite of treatment, a condition or illness will cause death. In those cases, patients can decide what they do and do not want done. They can decide whether they want aggressive treatment that might prolong life or whether they prefer to stop treatment, which could mean dying sooner but more comfortably.
  • End of Life Issues (National Caregivers Library)
    Created by FamilyCare America, Inc., provides general information, funeral planning, grieving and hospice information. 
  • End-of-Life Issues (USA.gov)
    Official information and services from the U.S. government.
  • The Checkout Line
    When Dear Abby isn't enough… An advice column for both the terminally ill, and their friends and relatives. Every weekday your questions about dying — how it affects you, how to deal with it — will be answered.
  • Not Dead Yet (blog)
    Though often described as compassionate, legalized medical killing is really about a deadly double standard for people with severe disabilities.