Resources

National

National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization: NHPCO is a membership organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining quality care for the terminally ill and their families, and to promoting hospice as an integral part of the U.S. health care system. www.nhpco.org

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is a palliative care physician membership organization that hosts conferences and provides guidance to assist health care professionals in treating patients. www.aahpm.org

Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life. www.caringinfo.org

Center to Advance Palliative Care is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services for people facing serious, complex illness.  The website provides health care professionals with tools, training and technical assistance to start and maintain palliative care programs. www.capc.org

Children's Hospice International: CHI provides education, training and technical assistance to providers who care for children with life-threatening conditions and their families. www.chionline.org

Get Palliative Care is an educational website designed to define and promote palliative care, and to provide a nationwide directory of palliative care programs. www.getpalliativecare.org

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is a membership organization for nurses working in the fields of hospice and palliative medicine. www.hpna.org

Hospice Foundation of America: HFA creates programs for professional development, public education and information, promotes research, produces publications and monitors health policy issues. www.hospicefoundation.org

Hospice Net provides information and support to patients and families facing life-threatening illnesses. www.hospicenet.org

International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care: The mission of IAHPC is to advance hospice and palliative care programs, education, research, and policies around the world. www.hospicecare.com

State

Carolinas Center for Hospice & End of Life Care: This website contains end-of-life care resources for medical professionals, consumers and caregivers in North and South Carolina.  National resources on hospice and end-of-life care are also listed. http://cchospice.org/

Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life: A program of Duke University, DICEOL facilitates conversation and research among diverse religious, spiritual, patient and advocacy communities concerned about access to and quality of palliative and end-of-life care. www.iceol.duke.edu

Local

Got Plans? ® Workshops - for Living Will & Health Care Power of Attorney. Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, Novant Health, Rowan Hospice & Palliative Care, and Wake Forest Baptist Health have come together to promote a common cause in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina!

Seriousillness.org: An on-line community resource for patients, caregivers and medical professionals covering the Triad area.  Information provided includes palliative care, hospice services, caregiver support, bereavement, community programs and educational events. www.seriousillness.org/piedmont