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Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints is a collection of essays, articles and documents related to controversial issues. Be aware that these are many opinion pieces in this resource. This collection has a few titles that deal specifically with issues of death and dying:
Death, Dying & Hospice Websites
A quick note on the difference between hospice care and palliative care. Although both focus on the management and relief of pain, hospice care is provided for terminally ill patients with a life expectancy of 6 months or less. Palliative care may be used in hospice situations, but palliative care may also be used for patients who are not terminally ill and are seeking treatment.
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
"The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is dedicated to expanding access of patients and families to high quality palliative care, and advancing the discipline of Hospice and Palliative Medicine..."
End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium
The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is a national education initiative to improve end-of-life care in the United States.
Hospice Foundation of America
"Hospice Foundation of America provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care with the goal of enhancing the U.S. health care system and the role of hospice within it. "
Zen Hospice Project
Based in San Francisco, the Zen Hospice Project "aims at cultivating wisdom and compassion through service."
The following articles are available from online encyclopedias in the libraries' collections. You must use your ACCeID to access these off campus.