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Hallenbeck J. Palliative Care Perspectives. Oxford Press, 2003
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“Palliative Response” by F. Amos Bailey. Click to download the entire book
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Hospice Information Resources for Medicare. (Link)

Medicare Fee-for-Service Hospice information.

State of California – Do Not Resuscitate Guidelines for Emergency Medical Personnel (Link)


Fast Fact and Concept #009: Hospice and Palliative Medicine Certification Exam
Fast Fact and Concept #012: Myths about Advance Directives
Fast Fact and Concept #082: Medicare Hospice Benefit Part 1: Eligibility and Treatment Plan
Fast Fact and Concept #087: Medicare Hospice Benefit Part 2: Places of Care and Funding
Fast Fact and Concept #140: Medicare Hospice Benefit: Levels of Hospice Care
Clinical Guidelines
Patient Information
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Hospice Resources and References.(Link)
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and National Hospice Foundation. Caring Connections. (Link)
Consumers Guide to Selecting a Hospice
Consumers Guide to the Medicare Hospice Benefit
Consumers Guide to Communicating End-of-Life Wishes
American Academy of Family Physicians. Advance Directives and Do Not Resuscitate Orders. (Link)
Emergency Medical Services Prehospital Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Form for California. Frequently Asked Questions and Answers. (Link)


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