Resources

Learn more about the relationship between caregiving, palliative care and pain management.

Caregivers

Self-Care: The Mechanics of Breathing

Breathing provides us with the most important thing we need to live: oxygen. But as we age, we fall into bad habits; we do not breathe in the most optimal or ideal way. And when stressed, it can feel as if we forget to breathe altogether. Exploring the mechanics of breathing will help us understand…
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Self-Care: Mental Health and Well-Being Online Resources

For Immediate Help National Suicide Prevent Lifeline – 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255) The deaf and hard of hearing can contact the Lifeline via TTY – 1 (800) 799-4889 Crisis Text Line – Text “help” to 741741 to communicate with a counselor Dial 911 The Veterans Crisis Line: 1 (800) 273-8255, press 1 Text: 8383255 Confidential…
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Self-Care: Mental Health and Well-Being Glossary

anticipatory grief – The grief or mourning that occurs when a death or great loss is expected. anxiety – A state of apprehension, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of a realistic or fantasized threatening event or situation, often impairing physical and psychological functioning. awareness – Knowledge and understanding that something is happening or…
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Caregiver – Veteran and Military Resources

Department of Veterans Affairs, Family Caregiver Assistance Program – Find out eligibility and how to apply for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC). This program offers caregiver training programs, peer support mentoring, educational resources, support services and multiple tools to help military and Veteran caregivers. Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) –…
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Family Caregiver’s Bill of Rights

The StewARTworks Foundation supports the family caregiver’s right to: Maintain and promote their own health and wellbeing. Expect all their loved one’s healthcare professionals to be knowledgeable about concerns and options related to the care recipient, caregiver and family; and to recognize the importance of the palliative care support system to improving the overall quality…
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Online Resources – Advance Care Planning

CONVERSATION PROJECT – Dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for advance health care planning. An initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) which focuses on improving science and patient safety to advance and sustain better outcomes in health and health care across the world. AARP ADVANCE DIRECTIVE FORMS CENTER FOR PRACTICAL BIOETHICS…
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Pain Management & the Caregiver

How caregivers can help their loved ones who are being treated for pain and what to expect from pain management.
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Patient & Caregiver Advocacy

Caregivers play an important role in advocating for their loved ones.
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Definitions: Caregivers

A brief description of important words, terms and phrases
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Articles & Publications

Articles and publications covering a wide range of topics related to caregiving, palliative care and pain management.
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Caregiver – Online Resources

Helpful links to organizations and online guides that support caregivers.
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Books: Caregivers

A reading list of books that caregivers will find informative and interesting.
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Personal Art

Enjoy or create art to help ease stress and anxiety.
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Go Kit

Everything needed for a visit to the emergency room in one bag.
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Meeting the Needs of Caregivers

The health and well being of caregivers is critical for providing care to their loved ones.
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Caregivers & Palliative Care

How caregivers can balance the stresses and demands of caregiving and palliative care.
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Caregivers & Caregiving

Information to help you establish a stable foundation on which to build your caregiving.
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Palliative Care

Online Resources – Advance Care Planning

CONVERSATION PROJECT – Dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for advance health care planning. An initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) which focuses on improving science and patient safety to advance and sustain better outcomes in health and health care across the world. AARP ADVANCE DIRECTIVE FORMS CENTER FOR PRACTICAL BIOETHICS…
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Definitions: Palliative Care

A brief description of important words, terms and phrases related to palliative care.
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Online Resources: Palliative Care

Helpful links to organizations and online guides regarding palliative care and palliative medicine.
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Meeting the Palliative Care Team

Learn how to effectively interact with the palliative care team to improve your loved one's care.
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Future of Palliative Care

Actions to help increase awareness and access to palliative care in the future.
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Reality of Palliative Care

Understand the reality of palliative care and when you should seek it out.
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Palliative Care

Learn what palliative care is and how it can help your family's quality of life.
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Pain Management

Books: Pain Management

A list of books pertaining to pain and pain management.
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Articles & Publications: Pain Management

Print and online articles and publications that deal with pain and pain management issues.
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Online Resources: Pain Management

Helpful links to organization and online guides regarding pain and pain management.
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Definitions: Pain Management

A brief description of important words, terms and phrases related to pain and pain management.
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The Role of Art in Pain Management

Studies show that art can be therapeutic for cancer patients and their caregivers.
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Opioid-Induced Constipation

How to treat and control this side effect of opioid use.
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Opioid Safety

The signs and symptoms of overmedication or overdose, what to do in an emergency and how to keep medication safe.
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Opioid Use Disorder

Understanding the difference between addiction, tolerance and physical dependence.
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Opioids

What opioids are, how they are used in the treatment of pain and their side effects.
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Managing Pain

This section will discuss the various medications, along with other treatments and techniques that can be used to manage pain.
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Pain

The medical definition of pain, its manifestations and how it is assessed.
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