Resources


  • Center for Practical Bioethics: A nonprofit independent organization nationally recognized for its work in practical bioethics. The Center helps patients, families, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and corporate leaders grapple with ethically complex issues in medicine and research.
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  • Center to Advance Palliative Care: CAPC is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services. It provides tools, training and technical assistance needed to start and sustain successful palliative care programs in various kinds of health care settings.
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  • ELNEC. The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium: ELNEC is a national educational program to improve end-of-life and palliative care by nurses and other health care professionals. ELNEC is a partnership of AACN and City of Hope, funded by RWJ.
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  • EPEC™-O. Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Oncology: EPEC™-O is a comprehensive multimedia curriculum for health professionals caring for persons with cancer, available as an online self-study or a CD-ROM.
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  • Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics: FCME provides collaborative interdisciplinary clinical ethics consultation; research and clinical medical ethics education; opportunities for fellowships and internships; and community group presentations and free lecture series.
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  • IU Center for Aging Research (IU-CAR): IU-CAR is a collaborative effort among IU, IU School of Medicine, and Regenstrief Institute focused on improving the health care and self-care of older adults, including Alzheimer's disease and a clinical trial of medication to treat behavioral symptoms of that disease.
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  • IU Melvin & Bren Simon Cancer Center (IUSCC): The IUSCC is a patient care, research, and educational organization located within the IU School of Medicine. It is the only NCI-designated Cancer Center in Indiana that provides patient care, as well as clinical trials and behavioral research. In addition to physician and scientist IUSOM faculty members, faculty from IU schools of nursing and dentistry, and Purdue University School of Science also are included.
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  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO): NHPCO is committed to improving end of life care for dying persons and loved ones through a team-oriented hospice approach of expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support tailored to patient and family members' wishes.
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  • National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR): The 2011 NINR 5-year Strategic Plan addresses interdisciplinary palliative care and end-of-life research through understanding complex issues; developing and testing interventions and strategies to support patients, families, caregivers and providers; as well as informatics and new genetic/genomic technologies.
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  • National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC): NPCRC promotes palliative care research in pain and symptom management; improving communication between providers and patients through rigorously designed clinical studies; and health services research, specifically evaluation of models of palliative care delivery.
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  • Oncotalk: Oncotalk is an online resource providing faculty development for oncology faculty who are involved in teaching communication skills to health professionals in common clinical settings, i.e., outpatient clinic visits and inpatient settings. Includes nine downloadable learning modules and nine online videos, directed toward facilitating essential communications with patients. Oncotalk was developed by faculty from five universities and is supported by the National Cancer Institute.
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  • Regenstreif Institute: The various research centers of Regenstrief Institute, Inc. include Biomedical Informatics, including electronic medical record systems and a universal code system for identifying lab and clinical observations; Health Services; Aging; Healthcare Improvement; and Public Health Informatics. Offers sponsored academic research fellowships for physicians and informatics fellowships for physicians and nurses.
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  • The Walther Cancer Foundation (WCF): WCF is an independent, private grant-making foundation that supports interdisciplinary and inter-institutional basic laboratory, clinical and behavioral cancer research, primarily in Indiana. It provides training grants; innovative research project support; seed projects for translational and collaborative research; and a Scholars Program to support faculty recruitment and development.