Websites

Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice
www.SOFriendsOfHospice.org
A website sponsored by Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice to inform users about Southern Oregon-based end of life care programs, provide resources, videos and education concerning advance care planning, palliative, hospice and bereavement services, and offer tools to help comfort and care for loved ones during their final journey.

Consider the Conversation
www.considertheconversation.org
Offers a DVD documentary of end of life care and decisions. An excellent “Resources” page on this site is full of many resources for learning more.

The Conversation Project
www.theconversationproject.org
The Conversation Project aims to encourage end-of-life discussions around the kitchen table.  The Conversation Project grows out of meetings Pulitzer Prize winning author, Ellen Goodman convened in Boston, starting in 2010, with medical experts, clergy and fellow media people. “It’s an attempt to get people’s end-of-life wishes expressed and respected.”

Respecting Choices: An Advance Care Planning System That Works
www.respectingchoices.org
Website of the Gunderson Lutheran Medical Foundation. Read about the three-step process for advance care planning, survey their recommended reading articles, and watch their informational video.

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
www.palliativedoctors.org
Explains the benefits of palliative care and describes when one should accept hospice care. There is also a special section on helping a seriously ill child.

Caring Connections
www.caringinfo.org
Offers help for both patients and caregivers. Sections on living with illness, planning ahead, caring for someone who is seriously ill and support for grieving a loss, plus sections on a legal guide for the seriously ill and links to download Advanced Directives for each state.

Prepare 
www.prepareforyourcare.org
PREPARE is a simple program that can help you make medical decisions for yourself and others; talk with your doctors and get the medical care that is right for you.