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End of Life Care

Transforming Advanced Illness Care in America
Source: Coalition to Transform Advanced Care C-Tac
Content Type: Online E-book
A roadmap for changing the way we care for and support individuals and their loved ones with advanced or terminal illnesses.

Multi-cultural perspectives on palliative and end of life care
Source: New American Media
Content Type: Web-page
Different cultures view and value end of life care options in different ways. This webpage contains multiple articles exploring the cultural needs and expectations on palliative and end of life care.

Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life
Source: Institute of Medicine
Content Type: Website with links to PDFs
Dying in America, a consensus report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a committee of experts finds that improving the quality and availability of medical and social services for patients and their families could not only enhance quality of life through the end of life, but may also contribute to a more sustainable care system.

Palliative Care

What You Should Know About Palliative care
Source: The Center to Advance Palliative Care
Content Type: Website
Synopsis: An introductory brochure on Palliative Care.

Understanding Palliative Care
Source: The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)
Content Type: Website
Synopsis: An informative guide about palliative care.

Best Practices Guide for Palliative Care
Source: Center for Improving Value in Health Care
Content Type: Website
Synopsis: Website guide for long-term care and hospice outlining palliative care best practices.

The Journey of Palliative Care
Source: Get Palliative Care
Content Type: Youtube Video
Synopsis: A video overview on the Journey of Palliative Care

A State-by-State Report Card on Access to Palliative Care
Source: Center to Advance Palliative Care.
Content Type: Website
Synopsis: A nationwide database providing a state-by-state report card on access to palliative care in U.S. hospitals

Identifying Patients in Need of a Palliative Care
Source: Journal of Palliative Medicine
Content Type: Website
Synopsis: A report that details the importance of identifying patients in need of a palliative care assessment in the hospital setting. Outlines methods to providing the best delivery of palliative care to those who qualify.