Massachusetts Project on End-of-life Care for Persons With Serious Mental Illness

Massachusetts Department of Mental Health : Do It Your Way : End-of-Life and Mental Health Resources

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Summer Scene
To demonstrate the promotion of end of life care I chose a cheery situation of two people in a summer scene. One of which being older and gray the other more younger. With this picture I tried to show how the end of life treatment does not always have to be bleak. Instead I tried to create a more pleasant outlook and gave the man and the woman the choice of living life to the fullest until inevitable end.
End-of-Life Resources Online

There is a growing body of resources related to end-of-life care online. Many of the resources mentioned here will provide links to other resources directed to health care professionals as well as to the general public.
An extensive listing is also available on the Promoting Excellence main Web site.

PEELC - Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
The site provides information and tools used by innovative demonstration projects to provide hospice and palliative care to special patient populations and in challenging clinical settings.

EPEC Project - Education for Physicians on End-of-Life Care
This site provides teaching modules, handouts, PowerPoints, and facilitator's guides designed to provide physicians the clinical competencies necessary to provide quality end-of-life care.

EPERC - End-of-Life/Palliative Care Education Resource Education Resource Center
EPERC is a central repository for peer-reviewed educational training materials and information about end-of-life issues.

CAPC - Center to Advance Palliative Care
This is a resource to hospitals and health systems interested in developing palliative care programs.

ELNEC - End of Life Nursing Education Consortium
A comprehensive, national education program to improve end-of-life care provided by nurses.

AAHPM - American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
The premier organization for physicians dedicated to the advancement of hospice/palliative medicine, its practice, research and education.

NHPCO - National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
A nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States.

IICN - Inter Institutional Collaborating Network on End-of-Life Care
This shared online EOL community links major EOL organizations around the world.

City of Hope National Medical Center
A central source for collecting a variety of materials including pain assessment tools, patient education materials, quality assurance materials, end-of-life resources, research instruments and other resources.

Toolkit of Instruments To Measure End-of-Life Care
A collection of instruments used to measure the quality of care and quality of life for dying patients and their families.

Mental Health Resources Online

NMHA - National Mental Health Association
www.nmha. org
This nonprofit organization addresses all aspects of mental health and mental illness.

APA - American Psychiatric Association
www.psych. org
A medical specialty society ensuring humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric evaluation and effective treatment.

NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
This is the largest nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders.

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
A consumer-run national technical assistance center serving the mental health consumer movement by connecting individuals to self-help and advocacy resources, and offering expertise to self- help groups and other peer-run services for mental health consumers.

NASMHPD - National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
This Organization advocates for the collective interests of State Mental Health Authorities at the national level, analyzes trends in the delivery and financing of mental health services, and builds and disseminates knowledge and experience reflecting the integration of public mental health programming in evolving healthcare environments.
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Additional References

Additional references are provided in table format under the following topics:
Assessment of Capacity, Psychiatric Advance Directives, Medical Advance Directive, Stigma of Mental Illness, Mortality & Morbidity in Persons with Mental Illness, Suicide -Terminally Ill, Suicide - General End-of-life Treatment Choices, SF-12 Quality of Life Tools, Serious Mental Illness, and Grief.

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PEELC This information is provided by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. End-of-Life Care for Persons with Serious Mental Illness is a multi-faceted project supported by a grant from Promoting Excellence In End-of-Life Care, A National Program Office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Visit the main Web site at