WEBTREATS: End of Life Care

This list, prepared by the College Resource Center librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.  Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites.  This list is not meant to be comprehensive;  the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning. 


American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)

The Academy is the professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine.  The AAHPM has dedicated itself to advancing hospice and palliative medicine and improving the care of patients with life-threatening or serious conditions.  The AAHPM website includes position statements and end of care educational resources, including bibliographic information on curricula, articles, books, and audiovisual programs, with many records having links to the relevant site.

American Bar Association (ABA) Health Care Advance Directives

The ABA provides answers to more than a dozen consumer questions on health care advance directives through this site.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

This College webpage is the current list of ACOG Committee Opinions.  Search for end-of-life, medical futility, and other topics.  Open specific ethical opinions through the document title.  Search the general ACOG website for additional resources.

American Medical Association (AMA) End-of-Life Care

This AMA site includes separate sections on providing life-sustaining medical treatment, advance care directives, and end-of-life care.  Contents are useful to both health care providers and patients.

Caregiver Action Network (CAN, formerly National Family Caregivers Association)

CAN is a non-profit organization that provides education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.

Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)

CAPC provides health care professionals with the tools, training, and technical assistance needed to start and sustain successful palliative care programs.

EndLink: Resource for End of Life Care Education

This site, developed by the Lurie Cancer Center staff at Northwestern University staff, provides frameworks for health care professionals to think about how to care for dying individuals and their families.

EPEC® (Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care)

The mission of the EPEC Project is to educate all healthcare professionals on the essential clinical competencies in palliative care.  An array of educational programs to accomplish this mission is offered through this website.

EPERC (End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center)

The purpose of EPERC is to share educational resource material among the community of health professional educators involved in palliative care education.  The EPERC site is an online resource center.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

The mission of NHPCO is to lead and mobilize social change for improved care at the end of life to lead and mobilize social change for improved care at the end of life.  The NHPCO website provides resources for patients and professionals, including state-specific advance directive forms, links to related organizations, and many resources for palliative care programs.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJ) End of Life & Palliative Care

This RWJ site offers reports, issue briefs, journal articles, webcasts, and data on the topic of end of life and palliative care.  The contents focus on health policy issues.

Please also refer to the WEBTREATS on Aging and Bioethics for related links.

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