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Highlights of the June Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:

Original Articles

Barriers to Medical Compassion as a Function of Experience and Specialization: Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Surgery and General Practice

Antonio T. Fernando III and Nathan S. Consedine


United States Clergy Religious Values and Relationships to End-of-Life Discussions and Care

Michael J. Balboni, Adam Sullivan, Andrea C. Enzinger, Patrick T. Smith, Christine Mitchell, John R. Peteet, James Tulsky, Tyler VanderWeele, and Tracy A. Balboni


Factors Driving Live Discharge from Hospice: Provider Perspectives

Rachel Dolin, Laura C. Hanson, Sarah Rosenblum, Sally Stearns, Mark Holmes, and Pam Silberman

To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). For further information on the Academy, call 847.375.4712 or visit aahpm.org.

Submitted by: David Casarett, MD MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM

Highlights of the May Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:

Original Articles

Defining Advance Care Planning for Adults: A Consensus Definition from a Multidisciplinary Delphi Panel

Rebecca L. Sudore, Hillary D. Lum, John J. You, Laura C. Hanson, Diane E. Meier, Steven Z. Pantilat, Daniel D. Matlock, Judith A. C. Rietjens, Ida J. Korfage, Christine S. Ritchie, Jean S. Kutner, Joan M. Teno, Judy Thomas, Ryan D. McMahan, and Daren K. Heyland

Tumor Talk and Child-Well-Being: Perceptions of “Good” and “Bad” News Among Parents of Children with Advanced Cancer

Angela M. Feraco, Veronica Dussel, Liliana Orellana, Tammy I. Kang, J. Russell Geyer, Abby R. Rosenberg, Chris Feudtner, and Joanne Wolfe

Decision-Making Regarding the Place of End-of-Life Cancer Care: The Burden on Bereaved Families and Related Factors

Sena Yamamoto, Harue Arao, Eiko Masutani, Miwa Aoki, Megumi Kishino, Tatsuya Morita, Yasuo Shima, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Satoru Tsuneto, Maho Aoyama, and Mitsunori Miyashita

To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). For further information on the Academy, call 847.375.4712 or visit aahpm.org.

Submitted by: David Casarett, MD MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM

Highlights of the April Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:

Original Articles

Measuring Advance Care Planning: Optimizing the Advance Care Planning Engagement Survey

Rebecca L. Sudore, Daren K. Heyland, Deborah E. Barnes, Michelle Howard, Konrad Fassbender, Carole A. Robinson, John Boscardin, and John J. You

Longitudinal Examination of Symptom Profiles Among Breast Cancer Survivors

Nancy E. Avis, Beverly Levine, Sarah A. Marshall, and Edward H. Ip

“Best Case/Worst Case”: Training surgeons to use a novel communication tool for high-risk acute surgical problems

Jacqueline M Kruser, Lauren J Taylor, Toby C Campbell, Amy Zelenski, Sara K Johnson, Michael J Nabozny, Nicole M Steffens, Jennifer L Tucholka, Kris L Kwekkeboom, and Margaret L Schwarze

To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). For further information on the Academy, call 847.375.4712 or visit aahpm.org.

Submitted by: David Casarett, MD MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM

Highlights of the March Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:

Education Exchange

A Communications Bundle to Improve Satisfaction for Critically Ill Patients and Their Families: A Prospective, Cohort Pilot Study

Rana L. Awdish, Dana Buick, Maria Kokas, Hanan Berlin, Catherine Jackman, Cari Williamson, Michael P. Mendez, and Kristen Chasteen

Special Series on Measuring What Matters

Operationalizing the Measuring What Matters Spirituality Quality Metric in a Population of Hospitalized, Critically Ill Patients and Their Family Members

Rebecca A Aslakson, Josephine Kweku, Malonnie Kinnison, Sarabdeep Singh, Thomas Y. Crowe, II,  and the AAHPM Writing Group

Curbside Rounds: State-of-the-Art in Palliative Care

Integrating Supportive Care Principles into Dialysis Decision-Making: A Primer for Palliative Medicine Providers

Alvin H. Moss

Original Articles

Predictors of Complicated Grief and Depression in Bereaved Caregivers: A Nationwide Prospective Cohort Study

Mette Kjaergaard Nielsen, Mette Asbjoern Neergaard, Anders Bonde Jensen, Peter Vedsted, Flemming Bro, and Mai-Britt Guldin

Hospice Use and Pain Management in Elderly Nursing Home Residents with Cancer

Jacob N. Hunnicutt, Jennifer Tjia, and Kate L. Lapane

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Submitted by: David Casarett, MD MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM

Highlights of the January Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:

Special Series on Measuring What Matters

Concordance Between Veterans’ Self-Report and Documentation of Surrogate Decision Makers: Implications for Quality Measurement
Kimberly K. Garner, Patricia Dubbert, Shelly Lensing, Dennis H. Sullivan, and the AAHPM Research Committee Writing Group

Original Articles
Impact of Palliative Care Screening and Consultation in the ICU: A Multi-Hospital Quality Improvement Project
Robert J. Zalenski, Spencer S. Jones, Cheryl Courage, Denise R. Waselewsky, Anna S. Kostaroff, David Kaufman, Afzal Beemath, John Bronfman, James W. Castillo, Hicham Krayem, Anthony Marinelli, Bradley Milner, Maria Teresa Palleschi, Mona Tareen, Sheri Testani, Ayman Soubani, Julie Walch, Judy Wheeler, Sonali Wilborn, Hanna Granovsky, and Robert D. Welch

Impact of Radiation Therapy on Aggressive Care and Quality of Life Near Death
David Li, Holly G. Prigerson, Josephine Kang, and Paul K. Maciejewski

Caregivers’ Perspectives on the Use of Long-Term Oxygen Therapy for the Treatment of Refractory Breathlessness: A Qualitative Study
Aileen Collier, Katrina Breaden, Jane L. Phillips, Meera Agar, Caroline Litster, and David C. Currow

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Submitted by: David Casarett, MD MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM

Highlights of the December Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:


Education Exchange

How Islam Influences End-of-Life Care: Education for Palliative Care Clinicians

Madeline Leong, Sage Olnick, Tahara Akmal, Amanda Copenhaver, and Rab Razzak


Special Series on Measuring What Matters

Adherence to Measuring What Matters Items When Caring for Patients with Hematologic Malignancies vs. Solid Tumors

Thomas W. LeBlanc, Christine Ritchie, Fred Friedman, Janet Bull, Jean S. Kutner, Kimberly S. Johnson, Arif H Kamal, and the AAHPM Research Committee Writing Group


Original Articles

Staff Distress Improves by Treating Pain in Nursing Home Patients With Dementia: Results From a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

Irene Aasmul, Bettina Sandgathe Husebo, and Elisabeth Flo
Continuous Home Care Reduces Hospice Disenrollment and Hospitalization After Hospice Enrollment

Shi-Yi Wang, Melissa D. Aldridge, Maureen Canavan, Emily Cherlin, and Elizabeth Bradley

To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). For further information on the Academy, call 847.375.4712 or visit aahpm.org.

Submitted by: David Casarett, MD MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM

Highlights of the November Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:

Original Articles

EffenDys – Fentanyl Buccal Tablet for the Relief of Episodic Breathlessness in Patients with Advanced Cancer: A Multicenter, Open-Label, Randomized, Morphine-Controlled, Crossover, Phase II Trial

Steffen T. Simon, Marianne Kloke, Bernd Alt-Epping, Jan Gärtner, Martin Hellmich, Rebecca Hein, Maren Piel, Oliver A. Cornely, Friedemann Nauck, and Raymond Voltz

Efficacy and Safety of Two Methadone Titration Methods for the Treatment of Cancer-Related Pain: The EQUIMETH2 Trial (Methadone for Cancer-Related Pain)


Philippe Poulain, Marie-Pierre Berleur, Shimsi Lefki, Danièle Lefebvre, Gisèle Chvetzoff, Eric Serra, Fibra Tremellat, Alain Derniaux, and Marilène Filbet, for the EQUIMETH2 Study Group

Nationwide Japanese Survey About Deathbed Visions: “My Deceased Mother Took Me to Heaven”

Tatsuya Morita, Akemi Shirado Naito, Maho Aoyama, Asao Ogawa, Izuru Aizawa, Ryosuke Morooka, Masanori Kawahara, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Yasuo Shima, Satoru Tsuneto, and Mitsunori Miyashita

Pain Assessment, Management, and Control Among Patients 65 Years or Older Receiving Hospice Care in the U.S.

Meagan Cea, M. C. Reid, Charles Inturrisi, Lisa R. Witkin, Holly G. Prigerson, and Yuhua Bao

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Submitted by: David Casarett, MD MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM

Highlights of the October Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:

Special Series on Measuring What Matters

Care Consistency with Documented Care Preferences: Methodologic Considerations for Implementing the Measuring What Matters Quality Indicator

Kathleen T. Unroe, Susan E. Hickman, Alexia M. Torke, and the AAHPM Research Committee Writing Group

Original Articles

Impact of Prophylactic Fentanyl Pectin Nasal Spray on Exercise-Induced Episodic Dyspnea in Cancer Patients: A Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial

David Hui, Kelly Kilgore, Minjeong Park, Janet Williams, Diane Liu, and Eduardo Bruera

Randomized Pilot Trial of a Telephone Symptom Management Intervention for Symptomatic Lung Cancer Patients and Their Family Caregivers

Catherine E. Mosher, Joseph G. Winger, Nasser Hanna, Shadia I. Jalal, Lawrence H. Einhorn, Thomas J. Birdas, DuyKhanh P. Ceppa, Kenneth A. Kesler, Jordan Schmitt, Deborah A. Kashy, and Victoria L. Champion

Palliative Care Specialist Consultation Is Associated With Supportive Care Quality in Advanced Cancer

Anne M. Walling, Diana Tisnado, Susan L. Ettner, Steven M. Asch, Sydney M. Dy, Philip Pantoja, Martin Lee, Sangeeta C. Ahluwalia, Hannah Schreibeis-Baum, Jennifer L. Malin, and Karl A. Lorenz

To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). For further information on the Academy, call 847.375.4712 or visit aahpm.org.

Submitted by: David Casarett, MD MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM

Highlights of the September Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:


Cost Analysis and Policy Implications of a Pediatric Palliative Care Program

Daphna Gans, Max W. Hadler, Xiao Chen, Shang-Hua Wu, Robert Dimand, Jill M. Abramson, Betty Ferrell, Allison L. Diamant, and Gerald F. Kominski


An Intervention to Enhance Goals-of-Care Communication Between Heart Failure Patients and Heart Failure Providers

Ardith Z. Doorenbos, Wayne C. Levy, J. Randall Curtis, and Cynthia M. Dougherty


Level of Discomfort Decreases After the Administration of Continuous Palliative Sedation: A Prospective Multicenter Study in Hospices and Palliative Care Units

Rogier H.P.D. van Deijck, Jeroen G.J. Hasselaar, Stans C.A.H.H.V.M. Verhagen, Kris C.P. Vissers, and Raymond T.C.M. Koopmans


Symptom Burden and End-of-Life Treatment Preferences in the Very Old

Steven M. Albert, June R. Lunney, Lei Ye, Robert Boudreau, Diane Ives, Suzanne Satterfield, Hilsa N. Ayonayon, Susan M. Rubin, Anne B. Newman, and Tamara Harris, for the Health ABC Study

To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). For further information on the Academy, call 847.375.4712 or visit aahpm.org.

Submitted by: David Casarett, MD MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM

Highlights of the August Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:

Hospice Enrollment After Referral to Community-Based, Specialist-Level Palliative Care: Incidence, Timing, and Predictors

Alexa Riggs, Brenda Breuer, Lara Dhingra, Jack Chen, Barbara Hiney, Maureen McCarthy,

Russell K. Portenoy, and Helena Knotkova

A High-Touch Model of Community-Based Specialist Palliative Care: Latent Class Analysis Identifies Distinct Patient Subgroups

Lara Dhingra, Nathan F. Dieckmann, Helena Knotkova, Jack Chen, Alexa Riggs, Brenda Breuer, Barbara Hiney, Bernard Lee, Maureen McCarthy, and Russell Portenoy

Differences in Terminal Hospitalization Care Between U.S. Men and Women

Erica Just, David J. Casarett, David A. Asch, Dingwei Dai, and Chris Feudtner

Prevalence of Sudden Death in Palliative Care: Data From the Australian Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration

Magnus Ekstrom, Maxwell T. Vergo, Zainab Ahmadi, and David C. Currow

To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). For further information on the Academy, call 847.375.4712 or visit aahpm.org.

Submitted by: David Casarett, MD MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM