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These Web Links are a starting point for further exploration of Living, Dying, Grieving.

Dying Well
Find articles and links to high-quality resources for people who are dying and those caring for them, including financial advice, eldercare locators, and information on pain management.
Visit the On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying web site
Dying Well
Caring Connections is a national nonprofit organization that works to improve how people die in our society. It operates the only national crisis and information hotline dealing with end-of-life issues and provides free state-specific living wills and medical powers of attorney.
Visit the Partnership for Caring web site
Dying Well
This portal is for resources for life-threatening illness and end-of-life care.
Visit the Growth House web site
Dying Well
Find wealth of information on bereavement resources and information about palliative care.
Visit the Yahoo! Directory Death and Dying web site
Dying Well
This website, collected by Michele Baskin-Jones, includes links on dealing with terminal illnesses, wills, religious views of death, and near-death experiences.
Visit the Death and Dying web site
End of Life Tools
"Dying can be considered a journey one takes alone with a crowd," wrote Roger C. Bone, M.D., who had terminal cancer. Read his essay and learn advice about how to handle this major life transition.
Visit the A Dying Person's Guide to Dying web site
End of Life Tools
The On Our Own Terms website gives a comprehensive list of financial aid programs available to the elderly, the seriously ill, and the dying.
Visit the Dying: A Financial Guide web site
End of Life Tools
Joanne Lynn, M.D., and Joan Harrold, M.D., offer advice to on how to endure, find meaning, and control pain for people facing life-threatening illnesses.
Visit the Handbook for Mortals: Excerpts web site
End of Life Tools
The Partnership for Caring will e-mail you state-specific advance directive documents in PDF format in return for free registration.
Visit the Partnership for Caring: Advanced Directives web site
End of Life Tools
Click on "Wills and Estate Planning" to read clear and sensible advice about how to plan lot the inevitable.
Visit the Wills and Estate Planning web site
End of Life Tools
If you do not have the energy or the interest to organize the complex management of your own care you can use a professional "care manager." This person will make sure you receive the help you need and will do the fighting over the phone for you. Find a care manager near you on this website.
Visit the National Association of Geriatric Care Managers web site
End of Life Tools
Turn to NAELA to find a professional who can help you find an attorney who can .help you straighten out such situations as avoiding impoverishment when a spouse enters a nursing home, disability, planning, including use of durable powers of attorney, living trusts, living wills for financial management and healthcare decisions, or estate planning
Visit the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys web site
Caregiver Tools
This is a portal to federal government programs that assist caregivers. Read tips to take care of the ill and elderly and get advice about taking care of yourself. Use the "Eldercare Locator" or find your state and area agencies on aging.
Visit the National Family Caregiver Support Program web site
Caregiver Tools
An estimated 22 million Americans currently help care of a parent or loved one.Those people can use this site for managing the stress of caregiving.
Visit the AARP Life Answers:Caregiving web site
Caregiver Tools
The National Alliance for Caregiving conducts research, develops national projects, and increases public awareness of important family caregiving issues.
Visit the National Alliance for Caregiving web site
Caregiver Tools
Find a wealth of information designed for those caring for the elderly.
Visit the The Caregiver's Home Companion web site
Caregiver Tools
The Well Spouse Foundation, a nonprofit membership organization, gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled. WSF offers online peer support through its "Mentor" program and also offers physical support groups as an excellent source for information on a wide range of practical issues facing spousal caregivers.
Visit the Well Spouse Foundation web site
Caregiver Tools
Learn about common late life mental or emotional problems and find geriatric psychiatrists in your area on this website.
Visit the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry web site
Caregiver Tools
Search for hospice care throughte HFA and read articles on how to deal with grief.
Visit the Hospice Foundation of America web site
Caregiver Tools
Visit this website for articles on hospice services, pain control, caregiving, and grief.
Visit the Hospice web site
Caregiver Tools
This first Buddhist hospice in the United States offers books and audiotapes that divide care for the dying into three steps: preparing, serving, and grieving.
Visit the Zen Hospice Project web site
Caregiver Tools
A portal for Canadian caregivers.
Visit the Caregiver Network web site
Grief and Pyschological Support
A site for people dealing with death and grief. Visitors can find over 40 online support groups, designed for both adults and children.
Visit the GriefNet web site
Grief and Pyschological Support
This concise Mayo Clinic provides advice on how to deal with the overwhelming feelings of being a survivor of the suicide of a loved one.
Visit the Suicide: How to Cope web site
Grief and Pyschological Support
Help to work through your grief at this website, using tools such as supportive message boards and more.
Visit the Beyond Indigo web site
Grief and Pyschological Support
The Portland-based Dougy Center for Grieving Children offers counseling to Oregon families in mourning. The web page also offers links to other useful resources for grieving kids.
Visit the Dougy Center web site
Grief and Pyschological Support
Beliefnet combines spirituality into the healing process. Their website has information on memorials, prayer circles, advice, meditations and global transition rituals.
Visit the Grief and Loss web site
Grief and Pyschological Support
Afterhours Inspirational Stories is a collection of writings from grieving induviduals with the ultimate goal of inspiring and uplifting. You can put your own writings here or simply read what others have to say.
Visit the Afterhours: Inspirational Stories web site
Funerals
The Consumers Guide to Funerals by the Federal Trade Commission is a useful tool for anyone planning a funeral. Funerals can often be a costly purchase, and this site gives you the financial knowledge to plan fairly and accordingly.
Visit the A Consumer Guide to Funerals web site
Funerals
The only organization monitoring the funeral industry for consumers, this nonprofit group is dedicated to a consumer's right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral.
Visit the Funeral Consumbers Alliance web site
Funerals
The Indiana-based Aurora Casket Company created this site with resources for grieving and practical guides for funeral planning. Here you can find a funeral home, post a free online obituary, and ask funeral experts questions.
Visit the Funeral Planning web site
Funerals
This website has guides for the bereaved who find themselves bewildered when trying to plan and pay for a funeral and features easy-to-follow guides that tell what needs to be done in a step-by-step format.
Visit the Financial Needs in Coping with the Death of a Loved One web site
Advocacy Groups
Americans for Better Care of the Dying, a Washington, D.C., advocacy organization, works for better end-of-life care through social and political change.
Visit the Americans for Better Care of the Dying web site
Advocacy Groups
Last Acts Partnership is made up of Last Acts, a communications campaign that has increased awareness and action about needed improvements in end-of-life care, and Partnership for Caring, which is known for its distribution of state-specific advance directives.
Visit the Last Acts of Partnership web site
Advocacy Groups
Findr helpful articles about home caregiving on this site, as well as nationwide information, education and research for families caring for loved ones with health conditions.
Visit the FCA: Family Caregiver Alliance web site
Advocacy Groups
The NCC serves as a central source of information on caregiving and the long-term care issues surrounding it. NCC services include Caregiver Alerts/State & National Policy Initiatives, help in identifying local resources and services for caregivers, and an electronic newsletter that highlights research and legislation.
Visit the National Center on Caregiving (NCC) web site
Morbid Curiosity
If you dare, visit this site and learn the date the Grim Reaper is scheduled to visit.
Visit the The Death Clock web site
Morbid Curiosity
Michael Kearl, a sociology and anthropology professor at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, put together this collection of links on death and society.
Visit the Kearl's Guide to Sociological Thanantology web site
Morbid Curiosity
Visit Caring Connections for sources of information on dealing with end of life issues and a list of helpful organizations.
Visit the More Helpful Organizations web site

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