FAQ: End of Life
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For information about the palliative care program at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and to read their brochure on palliative care, please visit
For information about the palliative care program and palliative care training program at UCSF:
For patients: www.ucsfhealth.org/adult/special/p/48630.html
For providers: www.medicine.ucsf.edu/hospitalists/pallcare.html
To visit the website of Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty, click
To get information about improving healthcare policy and practice, please visit
A statewide partnership of more than 60 statewide and regional organizations dedicated to palliative care and end-of-life issues:
You can find and download legal advance health care directive forms for all states at
For free help in finding a hospice that is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, call 1-800-658-8898.
To learn more about palliative care, hospice care and other end-of-life issues, please use the following links
For information about Palliative Care and hospice in California, please visit:
For practical suggestions on how to make sure your decisions about health care and dying are met, please visit:
If you are a physician and are interested in learning more about palliative and hospice care, please visit
If you need help in finding a hospice, please visit
Learn the latest about palliative care across the country at
For patients and families seeking information and advice about palliative care, please visit
To read articles for people with life-threatening illnesses and their families, please visit
Death and dying can raise a number of ethical questions for patients and families. To read more about this issue, please visit
Use the search engine at this site to read a comprehensive selection of reviewed resources for end-of-life care
Families and professionals can find out more about illness, death, grief and bereavement at
To find hospice and palliative care providers who are members of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, please visit
For Bill Moyer's program "On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying" please visit
The Palliative Care Policy Center offers support to professional organizations at
For advice on communicating patient wishes as they move from one facility to another, please visit
For clinical care, educational, evaluation and organization tools on hospice and palliative care, please visit
Funding provided by the California HealthCare Foundation
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