GRIEF: Climb Toward Understanding
Gems of hope and help are available to individuals and families who are struggling with grief. Among them are Phyllis Davies' encouraging books, which provide personal survival guides with tools to strengthen a family and bring order to very stress-filled and difficult times of adjustment and change. Many experiences can cause grief. Davies' resources are helpful not only upon the death of a loved one or pet, but also in surviving a divorce, serious illness or injury, even loss of a job.
A Self Help Guide for Resolving
Grief and Loss.
Growth House, Inc.
Located in San Francisco, Growth House, Inc., provides information and referral services for agencies working with death and dying issues.
Care For The Dying
This award-winning web site of Growth House, Inc., has resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues. Our primary mission is to improve the quality of compassionate care for people who are dying through public education about hospice and home care, palliative care, pain management, death with dignity, bereavement, and related end of life topics.
Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The Architect of and Catalyst for Social Change to Advance Care at
the End of Life. 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.
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The California Hospice
and Palliative Care Association advocates for those facing
life-threatening illnesses, partnering with the California Hospice
Foundation to offer public and professional educational programs and
materials to enhance understanding and availability of hospice and
Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP)|
Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP) is an independent,
non-profit accrediting body. It was the first accrediting body
for community-based health care organizations in the United States
and was created in 1965 as a joint venture between the American
Public Health Association (APHA) and the National League for Nursing
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Established in 1977, TrinityCare
Hospice is the oldest and largest non-profit hospice in
Southern California and the first to be licensed by the
Talking to Children about Death
Helen Danielson, Child Development Specialist, and Kim
Bushaw, Parent Line Program Specialist, advise us to start early, be honest and encourage children to talk about their feelings regarding death
An information and self-help resource for, and by, widows and widowers. Topics covered include grief, bereavement, recovery, and other information helpful to people, of all ages, religious backgrounds and sexual orientations, who have suffered the death of a spouse or life partner.
Aging with Dignity
The majority of Americans want to die at home surrounded by family
and friends, but most end up dying in the hospital or nursing home,
cared for by strangers. Half of Americans die in pain that could
have been treated. Sick people have come to fear losing their
dignity or burdening their families more than they fear death. And
this is all happening in a country that is meant to prize the rights
of individuals and champion respect for personal wishes.
When faced with mortality, we all react in different ways. Most
people hope for a "good death," however they may define it. There
are many books which are available to help you approach death
mindfully and plan for end-of-life care in a systematic way.