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Association of Death Education and Counselling
Promoting Excellence in End-of-life Care
University of Alberta: Department of Oncology
University of Alberta: Department of Family Medicine
End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center
Education in Palliative and End-of-life Care
Grant Macewan: Post-basic Nursing Practice in Palliative Care

General Palliative Care Information
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
Canadian Virtual Hospice
Living Lessons
Victoria Hospice
Health Canada
The Care Guide

General Psychosocial-Spiritual Issues
Buckman, R. (2005). I don’t know what to say: How to help and support someone who is dying. Toronto, ON: Key Porter Books.
Cairns, M., Thompson, M., & Wainwright, W. (2003). Transitions in dying & bereavement: A psychosocial guide for hospice and palliative care. Baltimore, MD: Health Professions Press.
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (2014). A caregiver’s guide: a handbook about end-of-life care.

Grief and Loss
Bereavement Services in Greater Edmonton
Centre for Loss and Life Transition, Fort Collins, Colorado
Children's Grief Resource List, Tertiary Palliative Care Unit, Grey Nuns Community Hospital
Pilgrim's Hospice, Edmonton, AB

Journal of Palliative Care
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
European Journal of Cancer
The Lancet
The New England Journal of Medicine: On-line
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

Medical Information
Oncolink: Cancer Care Resource from the University of Pennsylvania
Growth House
Pain Medicine and Palliative Care
AIDS Education Global Information System
Kings College, London: Department of Palliative Care and Policy
University of Wisconsin: Pain and Policy Studies Group
Cochrane Review Group on Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care
Palliative Info: Palliative Care Links and Resource Material

Other Programs
Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians
American College of Physicians
Canadian Network of Palliative Care for Children
International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
Center to Advance Palliative Care
Hospice Foundation of America
Partners Against Pain
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
National Cancer Institute (America)
International Congress on Palliative Care
SASHA, the St. Albert Sturgeon Hospice Association

Professional Organizations
Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO)
Cooper, D., Barnes, P., Horst, G., Sinclair, S.; & Associates. (2013). How Spiritual Care Practitioners Provide Care In Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Settings: Recommended Advanced Practice Guidelines and Commentary. Ottawa: The Spiritual Advisors Interest Group, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care

Provincial Palliative and End of Life Care Website
Provincial Palliative and End of Life Care

Support and Resources
Alberta Cancer Line (1-888-432-8865)
Inform Alberta
211 - Support Lists, Edmonton, AB