HELP FOR THE CARE GIVER
This section is intended to protect information on sources on where
the CARE GIVER can get help or information
This section will be updated as information becomes available
After researching the information, check it out with your doctor
, priest or other professional.
Sources on the Internet:(click on the name)
For researching topics related to older people.
The National Council on Aging
Founded in 1950, The National Council on the Aging is a national network
of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the health and
independence of older persons; increasing their continuing contributions
to communities, society and future generations; and building caring communities.
U.S. Administration on Aging
Welcome to the “About AoA” section of the Administration on Aging website
In About AoA you can access information about the agency, its mission, budget,
and organizational structure. In addition, you can learn more about the Older
Americans Act, the federal legislation establishing the AoA and authorizing a
range of programs that offer services and opportunities for older Americans
and their caregivers.
Abundance of information and internet resources
American Bar Association
For facts and advice about the legal issues
The Catholic Health Association of the United
Support and strengthen the Catholic health ministry in
the United States.
|Unite as ministry engaged
to advance selected ministry commitments that are best pursued together
rather than as individual organizations.
|Advocate for justice in
health care and transform health ministry.
|OUR STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS|
Strengthen our ability to understand, articulate, and act on Catholic identity.
Exercise leadership in ethics for health care and broader societal issues.
Mobilize to secure access for all to just, compassionate, and quality health services
The Patient Advocate
If a patient needs to resolve an issue with an insurance company , employer or
creditor, The Patient Advocate Foundation, (phone 800-532-5274) is a non-profit
organization that offers assistance
|Pope John Paul II - To Congress on
Life-Sustaining Treatments and Vegetative State
In his address to an International Congress on Life-Sustaining Treatments, 20 March 2004, the Holy Father insisted on the fact that "a man, even if seriously ill or disabled in the exercise of his highest functions, is and always will be a man, and he will never become a vegetable or an animal." He will always be deserving of care, even if a cure is not possible. MEDICAL ETHICS EUTHANASIA FAMILY [PAPALDOC, Type=3 Code=EE]
University of Iowa Virtual Hospital
Virtual Hospital is a digital health sciences library created in 1992 at the University
of Iowa to help meet the information needs of health care providers and patients.
The goal of the Virtual Hospital digital library is to make the Internet a useful medical
reference and health promotion tool for health care providers and patients. The Virtual
Hospital digital library contains thousands of textbooks and booklets for health care
providers and patients An Virtual Children Hospital is also available through this site.
If you are faced with someone who is terminally ill. Hospice focuses on palliative
care and grie management issues. It is loaded with information for the caregiver.
Ascenion Health - Health
This resource page is intended to provide users with a comprehensive understanding
of both general healthcare ethics and specific Catholic moral teaching as it relates to
ethical issues in healthcare. Therefore, this resource should be considered a living
document that will continually grow and be revised in an attempt to come ever closer
to its goal.