Organizations & Other Resources
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones. Type "spirituality" in their search engine.
SWHPN (Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network) is a network of psychosocial hospice and palliative professionals dedicated to advancing best practices in palliative and hospice in caring for those with serious illness, and advancing the field on behalf of those caregivers.
The Center for Research on Aging and Disability Options is located in the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. The KU School of Social Welfare is the conceptual home of the strengths perspective, and CRADO has pioneered the strengths based approach in work with older adults. They are leaders in applied research to improve social service practice and policy with older adults. Collaboration with older adults, community, and state partners ensures that research findings result in policy change and the implementation of empirically-based interventions. They prepare tomorrow's scholars and practitioners in gerontological social work, providing strengths-based gerontological resources, training, and unique educational opportunities that help develop faculty and student's knowledge and skills in working with older adults.
An interdisciplinary, interfaith professional journal in which the needs, aspirations, and resources of the elderly constituencies come clearly into focus. Combining practical innovation and scholarly insight, the journal offers timely information and probing articles on such subjects as ethical issues, death, long-term care for the elderly, support systems for families of the elderly, retirement, and more.
The Upaya Institute organizes and hosts the Being With Dying professional training program. This professional training program in contemplative end-of-life care (Being with Dying) has long been dedicated to fostering a revolution in care of the dying. Hundreds of health care professionals have participated in this exceptional training program. It is the most comprehensive and far-reaching program of its kind in this country, with a highly trained and renowned clinical and contemplative faculty.
This is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission — and that of our 5,500 members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public.The Society, founded in 1945, is the driving force behind the advancement of gerontology both domestically and internationally. Our members come from more than 50 countries. - See more at: https://www.geron.org/about-us#sthash.mS5S3vBF.dpuf
The mission of CRADO is to develop and evaluate essential supports and services designed to maximize the independence and wellbeing of older adults and individuals with disabilities. We engage in community-driven, strengths-based research to help guide policy and practice focused on key health and social service transitions. Educating the next generation of leaders in our field is integral to our mission.