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National Association for Home Care
Extensive listings of publications and videos for professional and general audience, plus searchable directory of over 19,500 home care and hospice agencies. www.nahc.org
The San Francisco Examiner: The Caregivers
Personal stories about issues of chronic care and adult children as caregivers, plus resource listings. www.sfgate.com/examiner/caregivers/
Project Nightlight
Volunteer-based organization with mission of compassionate visiting to the dying; site offers description of outreach programs and training workshops, bulletin board, FAQ about death. www.nightlight.org
National Family Caregivers Association
A 1994 NFCA survey found that there are approximately 18 million family caregivers in the United States; the organization addresses their needs with outreach programs and a newsletter. www.nfcacares.org
Alzheimer's Association
National voluntary organization dedicated to research, education, and support services; site features online caregiver publications, including a brochure on the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's. www.alz.org
The Body
Provides information from more than thirty HIV/AIDS organizations, with extensive listings of hotlines and other resources, plus forum for asking questions of the experts in the field. www.thebody.com
American Cancer Society
Overview of the organization, along with information about the disease, and clickable map to locate programs in each state of the union. www.cancer.org
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
The AACN, 76,000 members strong, conducts education programs for critical care nurses; site includes bookstore and events calendar. www.aacn.org
American Medical Association
Sponsored by the 150-year-old association of physicians. Includes an "On-line Doctor Finder," searchable directory of JAMA articles and links to other medical sites. www.ama-assn.org
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