Hospice and Palliative Care
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine -- an organization of physicians and other medical professionals dedicated to excellence in palliative medicine, the prevention and relief of suffering among patients and families by providing education and clinical practice standards, fostering research, facilitating personal and professional development of its members, and by public policy advocacy.
American Hospice Foundation -- supports programs that serve the needs of terminally ill and grieving individuals.
Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) Mount Sinai School of Medicine (NY) -- dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services in hospitals and other health care settings for people with life-threatening illnesses, their families, and caregivers.
Hospice Association of America -- national health care trade organization representing hospices, caregivers, and volunteers who serve terminally ill patients and their families; advocates the industry's interests before Congress, the regulatory agencies, other national organizations, the courts, the media, and the public.
Hospice Education Institute -- works to inform, educate, and support people seeking or providing care for the dying and the bereaved, or themselves coping with far advanced illness, or with loss.
Hospice Foundation of America -- provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care through programs of professional development, research, public education and information; assists those who cope either personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief.
National Hospice Foundation -- works to broaden America's understanding of hospice through research and education.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization -- a membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States; works to improving end-of-life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.
Pain & Policy Studies Group (University of Wisconsin) -- works toward striking a balance among international, national and state policies to ensure adequate availability of pain medications for patient care while minimizing diversion and abuse; supports a global communications program to improve access to information about pain relief, palliative care, and policy.
Pain and the Law -- coverage of state law and regulatory policies, clinical practices, and developments in public policy related to the medical management of pain. Sponsored by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics.