Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Online Resources for Patients
The Fletcher Allen Palliative Medicine Program has selected a number of online resources for patients and family members. These resources are compiled by the Program’s providers who are specially trained to support the physical and psychological needs of patients and families facing the complex challenges of life-threatening or chronic illness.
Madison-Deane Initiative - www.vtpcrc.org/madison-deane-initiative
Madison-Deane Initiative, a program of Vermont's Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties, has been working to transform end-of-life care since 1997. For more than a decade, this small group of passionate volunteers has engaged and inspired both healthcare professionals and the broader lay community through educational programs, printed materials, films and special topic work groups.
GetPalliativeCare.org - www.getpalliativecare.org
Developed by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), this website provides clear, comprehensive palliative care information for people coping with serious, complex illness. Key components of the site include a Palliative Care Directory of Hospitals, a definition of palliative care, and a detailed description of what palliative care is and how it is different from hospice. It also provides an interactive questionnaire to assist people in determining whether palliative care is appropriate for them or their loved-ones.
PalliativeDoctors.org - www.palliativedoctors.org
Developed by American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), this patient-focused website is intended to reach out directly to patients and their families who might benefit from the specialized medical care AAHPM members provide.