Promoting Excellence : Completing a Life CD-ROM & Brochure

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Henry Ford Health System Completing a Life CD-ROM & Brochure

This interactive CD is designed to provide patients and families with information on practical, emotional, spiritual and medical issues faced by those dealing with advanced illness. The brochure provides an overview of the CD as well as ordering information.

Educational Tools - Patient/Family Education

Henry Ford Health System
Division of Hematology/Oncology
2799 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48202

Angela Lambing
[email protected]

How the grantee used this instrument:
The CD-ROM was completed in collaboration with Michigan State University. It provides a rich resource for people who are living with advanced illness. There is over 40 hours of information, utilizing the subheadings, a) Taking charge, b) Finding comfort, c) Reaching closure, d) Personal stories. Users can find the information they need most whenever they need it, in a personal comfortable environment.

The "Completing a Life" brochure provides an overview of the CD-ROM content information with highlighted graphics taken from the video.

patient information, caregiver information, family information

To use this tool:
The CD-ROM is available now through the Instructional Media Center ( at Michigan State University. You can order directly through the Web ( or you can order by phone at 517-353-9229.

2001 Michigan State University. Created at Michigan State University by the Communication Technology Laboratory and the Palliative Care Education & Research Program. Supported by Michigan State University Cancer Center and Office of Libraries, Computing and Technology, the Henry Ford Health System, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Michigan Department of Community Health.

To view this tool:
To access Completing A Life online go and then click on Web site.

Posted June 16, 2003

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Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying persons and their families. Visit for more resources.

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