Planning in Advance:
Advance Care Planning
Directives Download Advanced
Care forms specific to your state. Health surrogate, living wills,
of Dying, needs of patients, families, etc.) :
Moyers on Dying: On Our Own Terms From a 4- part series on dying and end-of-life
issues. Has articles, tools, inventories.
Innovations in End-of-Life Care An on-line journal (last issue posted
was 2003), with various articles, tools and news about end-of-life
care, spiritual, physician and psychological issues.
Hope: Meaning-Centered Care for Patients Near the End of Life:
An Interview with William Breitbart, MD
and the Dying Patient By
Paul Rousseau (Journal of Clinical Oncology Series: THE ART OF
ONCOLOGY: WHEN THE TUMOR IS NOT THE TARGET ) Journal of Clinical
Inter-Religious Perspectives on
Hope and Limits in Cancer Treatment AlanB.Astrow, Ingrid Mattson,Rabbi James Ponet,and
Michelle White Journal of Clinical Oncology
Learning to Cope: How Far Is Too
Close? BRIANM. WOLPIN,
BRUCEA. CHABNER, THOMASJ. LYNCH, JR., RICHARDT. PENSON From The
Oncologist. A discussion of what PHYSICIANS experience in death,
dying and end-of-life care of patients.
Elements and Models of End-of-Life
Palliative care defines
a model of the relief of suffering and the improvement of quality
of life across the spectrum of illness. (You will need the Adobe
Acrobat Reader to access this document.) From the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation. Designed to guide physicians and healthcare
professionals, useful for families and others.
Whole Patient Assessment Patient assessment in end-of-life care
should include the following: disease history, physical symptoms,
psychological symptoms, decision-making capacity, information
sharing, social circumstances, spiritual needs, practical needs,
and anticipatory planning for death. (PDF file.) From Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation and listed on the AMA site. Designed
to guide physicians and healthcare professionals, useful for
families and others.
Pain Management and End-of-Life Care:
Relieving Pain at End-of-Life
From Innovations in End-of-Life
Care. Resources on pain assessment, treatment, patient and family
education and more.
Last Chance for Comfort: An Update on Pain Management at End
Perry Fine, MD
End-of-life Issues and Care: Issues
to Consider When Exploring End-of-Life Decisions