• American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
An international organization of physicians dedicated to the advancement of hospice and palliative medicine in the management of the terminally ill.
• American Alliance of Cancer Pain Initiatives
The Cancer Pain Initiatives, started 10 years ago and now in various stages of development in all 50 states, have become a significant force for change in the way cancer pain is managed in the American health care system.
• ABCD- Americans for Better Care of the Dying
A coalition of citizens and professionals dedicated to social, professional, and policy reform aimed at improving the care system for seriously ill patients and their families.
• American Pain Society
A multidisciplinary educational and scientific organization serving people in pain by advancing research, education, treatment, and professional practice.
• Approaching Death: Improving Care at the End of Life
This Institute of Medicine report, addressed to health professionals and managers, researchers, policymakers, funders of health care, journalists, and the general public, argues that consistently good and compassionate care at the end of life is an attainable and urgent goal.
• Before I Die
This website was created to accompany “Before I Die,” a one-hour television special presented by Fred Friendly Seminars and Thirteen/WNET in New York. A transcript and information for ordering a videotape are available on this site
• Death: A Salon Special Issue
This special double issue of the Internet magazine Salon explores death from many different points of view.
• The End of Life: Exploring Death in America
National Public Radio’s transcripts of programs in its ongoing series about death and dying in America are available on the website along with a resource guide and personal stories posted by visitors to the site. Also available are selections from novels and short stories, poems, religious rituals, clinical research, scripts for plays and television and radio programs.
• Family Caregiver Alliance
Free online help for caregivers featuring support groups, a resource guide, and more for families coping with Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, Parkinson’s, ALS, and other disorders.
• Growth House, Inc.
An international gateway to resources about life-threatening illnesses and end-of-life issues, including hospice and home care, palliative care, pain management, death with dignity, and bereavement.
• International Association for the Study of Pain
IASP is open to scientists, physicians, dentists, psychologists, nurses, physical therapists, and other health professionals actively engaged in pain research and to those who have an interest in the treatment of pain.
• Project On Death in America
PDIA’s mission is to understand and transform the culture and experience of dying and bereavement through initiatives in research, scholarship, the humanities, and the arts, and to foster innovations in the provision of care, public education, professional education, and public policy.
• UW Pain and Policy Studies Group
The University of Wisconsin Pain and Policy Studies Group focuses on identifying and addressing the barriers to medical use of opioid analgesics (narcotic drugs), which are essential to chronic pain management and palliative care.