Resources

Continuing Education Courses and Certificates in Healthcare

Healthcare Continuing Education Network

healthcarecenetwork.com

HCEN was developed to address the increasing need for enhanced training specifically for nurses and clinicians in order to provide optimal nursing care and possess a higher skill level necessary to manage ventilators in long term and extended care facilities. (C.L.H.F’s, Homecare, Sub-acute’s). 

Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

California Hospice Foundation

cahospicefoundation.com

The California Hospice Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that advocates for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families through public outreach, education and research.

The California Hospice and Palliative Care Association

calhospice.org

The California Hospice and Palliative Care Association advocates for those facing life-threatening illnesses. We provide technical resources to our members, advocate on and monitor legislative and regulatory activities, provide continuing education to providers on end-of-life issues and collaborate with other organizations that share an interest in end-of-life care. 

Hospice Net

hospicenet.org

For patients and families facing life-threatening illness.

Hopsice Foundation of America

hospicefoundation.org

HFA is a trusted source of information on end of life, hospice care and grief. Throughout this site you will find information about living with advanced life-limiting illness, options for care and helpful resources for caregivers.

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

aahpm.org

AAHPM is the professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine, nurses, and other healthcare providers. Since 1988, the Academy has dedicated itself to advancing hospice and palliative medicine and improving the care of patients with serious illness. Our activities focus on education and training, resources, networking, and advocacy. 

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

nhpco.org

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

PTSD: National Center for PTSD

ptsd.va.gov

The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. We work to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma.

Hard Choices, Honest Answers

hankdunn.com

Living with a serious illness presents challenges and difficulties few can imagine, or even think about. Families of those people living with the illness are faced with making extraordinarily difficult decisions, often in the midst of emotionally-draining circumstances. Healthcare providers must present the facts surrounding end-of-life decision-making, while offering comfort and support to patients and their families. Honest answers, practical advice, and spiritual guidance are critical to helping patients and families during this extremely difficult time.

Family Caregiver Alliance

caregiver.org

Welcome to FCA CareJourney, a secure online solution for quality information, support, and resources for family caregivers of adults with chronic physical or cognitive conditions such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, Parkinson’s, and other illnesses.

We Honor Veterans

wehonorveterans.org

We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), invites hospices, state hospice organizations, Hospice-Veteran Partnerships and VA facilities to join a pioneering program focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment. By recognizing the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families, community providers, in partnership with VA staff, will learn how to accompany and guide them through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.

End-of-Life Planning and Support

Aging with Dignity 

agingwithdignity.org

We are a private, non-profit organization with a mission to safeguard the human dignity of people as they age or face serious illness.  For nearly 20 years, Aging with Dignity has been an advocate for quality care for those near the end of life.  We have touched the lives of more than 25 million people and their families.   And we have been honored to work with more than 40,000 organizations across America that distribute our Five Wishes document to help people plan in advance of a serious illness.  With resources available in 28 different languages, we serve people of diverse cultures and faith traditions.

Caring Connections

caringinfo.org

CaringInfo, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, provides free resources to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis.

Center for Practical Bioethics

practicalbioethics.org

The Center for Practical Bioethics is a nonprofit, free-standing and independent organization nationally recognized for its work in practical bioethics. For more than 30 years, the Center has helped patients and their families, healthcare professionals, policymakers and corporate leaders grapple with difficult issues in healthcare and research involving patients. The Center does not wait to be called upon. Our vision and mission require us to be proactive — to call attention to ethical issues and to develop programs, policies and publications that address them. Through this unique approach, the Center puts “practical bioethics” into action. That’s why our motto is “Real Life. Real Issues. Real Time.”

Coalition for Compassionate Care

capolst.org

Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) is a form that gives seriously-ill patients more control over their end-of-life care, including medical treatment, extraordinary measures (such as a ventilator or feeding tube) and CPR. Printed on bright pink paper, and signed by both a patient and physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant, POLST can prevent unwanted or ineffective treatments, reduce patient and family suffering, and ensure that a patient's wishes are honored.

Conservation Project

theconversationproject.org

The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.

DeathWise

deathwise.org

DeathWise is a nonprofit organization passionately committed to helping people talk about, make decisions and plan for the end of their lives.

Ever Plans

everplans.com

An Everplan is a secure, digital archive of everything your loved ones will need should something happen to you.

Hospice Journey

hospicejourney.org

Hospice Journey provides free personal websites for people facing terminal illness. Hospice Journey is offered by The Samvara Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in collaboration with hospice organizations throughout the United States.

Institute for Palliative Care

csupalliativecare.org

The California State University Institute for Palliative Care is preparing the current and future palliative care workforce while educating the community about the benefits of palliative care. The Institute offers instructor-led and self-paced online learning to individuals living throughout the country and anywhere in the world.

My Directives

mydirectives.com

MyDirectives is the first completely digital emergency, critical and advance care planning service that is secure, easy to understand, and free to consumers to use. Apple iPhone users can also download MyDirectives MOBILE for free in the Apple App Store.  MyDirectives and MyDirectives MOBILE are services offered by ADVault, Inc., a privately held U.S. corporation dedicated to ensuring that emergency first responders, doctors, nurses and caregivers always have access to the most important voice in healthcare - yours.  ADVault is a for-profit company with a "not-just-for-profit" philosophy. 

Health Organizations

Aids/HIV Information (Department of Health and Human Resources)

aidsinfo.nih.gov

AIDSinfo, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), offers access to the latest, federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention clinical trials, and other research information for health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public.

ALS Association National Office

alsa.org

The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front.  By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.

Alzheimer's Association

alz.org

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

aahpm.org

AAHPM is the professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine, nurses, and other healthcare providers.

American Academy of Pain Medicine

aapainmanage.org

The mission of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management is to improve the lives of people with pain by advancing a person centered, integrative model of pain care through evidence-guided education, credentialing, and advocacy.

American Cancer Society

cancer.org

As your American Cancer Society, we are here to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Our vision is a world free of cancer, and we are here to help you. 

American Heart Association

amerericanheart.org

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.

National Institute of Health

nih.gov

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders (Parkinson's)

ninds.nih.gov

The mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.

Aging

AARP

aarp.org

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families — such as health care, employment and income security, and protection from financial abuse. 

U.S. Administration of Aging

aoa.gov

The Administration on Aging (AOA) is the principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), as amended (42 U.S.C.A. § 3001 et seq.).

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