Reviewed Death & Dying Information Links
(viewing 1 - 5 of 10)CaringInfo
CaringInfo, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life, supported by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This organization provides free resources and information to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis occurs. They offer information for those planning ahead, those caring for a loved one, those grieving a loss, and professionals in the field.
The Natural Death Centre
Established in 1993, The Natural Death Centre is a social, entrepreneurial, educational charity that gives free, impartial advice on all aspects of dying, bereavement and consumer rights. They give support on family-organised and environmentally friendly funerals, and we run the Association of Natural Burial Grounds. The website contains a nice collection of articles and links to additional resources.
End of Life Issues
An indepth site that looks at all aspects of dying, funerals and grief. The site contains articles, resources, and links to more information for both the dying person, as well as family or friends.
Growth House Grief and Bereavement Links
Links to hospice and home care, bereavement, death with dignity, AIDS, and related topics in life-threatening illness make up the bulk of this site. Visitors can request to receive a free monthly email newsletter with tips on new and noteworthy Best of the Net resources related to death and dying and bereavement. Descriptions and ratings are provided for each resource. Browsers here are also encouraged to visit the online bookstore and the chat room that offers support and a weekly bereavement chat sponsored by Compassionate Friends and similar partner organizations. Their remote search engine can be installed on any Web site.
Before I Die
This is a supplement to the PBS special, 'Before I Die: Medical Care and Personal Choices' which premiered on April 22, 1997. The program explores the medical, ethical, and social issues surrounding end-of-life care in America today. This well-designed site provides real life stories and issues surrounding death. Videotapes of the show are available. The site is no longer being updated, but past information may still be useful.