Resource for End of Life Care Education
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  • Introduction
  • 1. Advance Care Planning
  • 2. Communicating Bad News
  • 3. Whole Patient Assessment
  • 4. Pain Management
  • 5. Assisted Suicide Debate
  • 6. Anxiety, Delirium
  • 7. Goals of Care
  • 8. Sudden Illness
  • 9. Medical Futility
  • 10. Common Symptoms
  • 11. Withholding Treatment
  • 12. Last Hours of Living
  • 13. Cultural Issues
  • 14. Religion, Spirituality
  • 15. Legal Issues
  • 16. Social and Psychological
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  • Hospice Care
  • Clergy and Faith Communities
  • Additional Links
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    Who We Are
    EndLink was developed with funding from a National Cancer Institute grant (R25 CA76449) to Sara J. Knight, Ph.D., and Charles von Gunten, M.D., Ph.D., (Co-Principal Investigators) and with the contributions of a multidisciplinary group of clinicians, educators, and scientists. EndLink investigators include Dorothy Dunlop, Ph.D., Jennifer Jo Kim, Ph.D., Gregory Makoul, Ph.D., Veronica Ryskin, M.S., Miriam Rodin, M.D., Ph.D., Sigmund Weitzman, M.D., Jeanne Wirpsa, M.S.
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    Purpose of the Site
    EndLink was developed as an educational resource for people involved in end-of-life care. Rather than providing answers, we attempt here to offer frameworks for thinking about caring for dying individuals and their families.
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    What You Will Find Here
    The content of the site was written primarily for health care professionals who work with dying patients and their families. The material presented on the site encompasses the complex, multidimensional considerations involved in caring for individuals at the end of life.
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    How to Use the Site
    EndLink contains a vast amount of information compared to many Internet sites. In order to improve the usability of the site, we have organized the material into modules, each including four sections: What, Why, How and Resources.
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    Funding for this project was provided through grants from the National Cancer Institute (R25 CA76449) and the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Service Research Career Development Award (RCD98-331) and Advanced Research Career Development Award (RCD98-337-2) to Dr. Sara J. Knight. The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University provides a home to this site. Last updated: 3/25/04
    Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

    National Cancer Institute