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Are there organizations that provide information on finding palliative care?

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Center to Advance Palliative Care

The center, based at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, has a mission to increase availability of palliative care services. It operates a web site for patients and families called "getpalliativecare.org." This site provides general information on palliative care and links to news stories. It also offers patients' personal stories and links to resources for them and their caregivers. The resources range from financial and caregiver help to information about specific diseases.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

This nonprofit organization is the nation's largest to represent hospice and palliative care programs and professionals. It engages in advocacy for patients and families, develops educational programs and materials, and conducts research.

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

This professional organization represents more than 4,000 doctors who specialize in hospice and palliative medicine, as well as other professionals who are interested in the field. The site explains palliative care and offers patient stories, caregiver advice and resources, and information on when to seek hospice.

National Institutes of Health: Clinical Trials on Palliative Care

The U.S. lists detailed information on clinical trials of palliative care on this site.

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