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Children's Hospice International

Children's Hospice International (CHI) was founded in 1983 as a non-profit organization to promote hospice support through pediatric care facilities -- providing support and resources for children with life-threatening conditions and their families. CHI also provides education, training and technical assistance (such as international conferences) to the health care professionals who care for this patient population.

Review Date: October 05, 2011

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Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is a professional membership association, the purpose of which is to exchange information, experiences, and ideas; to promote understanding of the specialties of hospice and palliative nursing; and to study and promote hospice and palliative nursing research.

Review Date: February 09, 2009

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Hospice Education Institute

The Hospice Education Institute is a nonprofit organization that serves health and caring professionals and the general public. The Institute provides information about hospices and palliative care services, care for the terminally ill, bereavement counseling, and support and general information about death and dying. The Institute maintains a toll-free "Hospicelink" line which provides callers with the names and addresses of hospice and palliative care programs throughout the U.S. and answers questions about caring for the dying and the bereaved. It also maintains continuing education programs for health and caring professionals; and cooperative education programs on hospice care for high schools, colleges, and civic groups.

Review Date: May 31, 2011

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National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end-of-life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones. NHPCO also works closely with other organizations that share an interest in end of life care.

Review Date: June 01, 2011

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NIH National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NCI is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. It coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

Review Date: August 03, 2011

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The Center to Advance Palliative Care

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) provides health care professionals with the tools, training, and technical assistance necessary to start and sustain successful palliative care programs in hospitals and other health care settings. Located in New York City, CAPC is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services for people facing serious, complex illness.

Review Date: November 03, 2011

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