Archive for May, 2014

International Palliative Care Network Conference 2014

Palliative Care Network’s unique conference strives to achieve its mission of “Palliative Care for Everyone, Everywhere.” This is achieved by ensuring the free flow of information and narrowing the knowledge gap. Submission, participation, and access to conference materials is FREE. The online conference allows palliative care professionals from various disciplines around the world to share and improve the understanding of palliative care. This ultimately results in alleviating suffering of patients worldwide. The conference is an academic exercise held in collaboration with leading Palliative Care organizations. Join for FREE and take part in the conference.

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:

Promoting Evidence in Practice

Important Clinical Findings for Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting: Commentary on Molassiotis et al.
Lucas Vieira dos Santos and João Paulo Lima

Original Articles

Definition, Categorization and Terminology of Episodic Breathlessness: Consensus By An International Delphi Survey
Steffen T. Simon, Vera Weingärtner, Irene J. Higginson, Raymond Voltz, and Claudia Bausewein

Evaluation of Risk Factors Predicting Chemotherapy-Related Nausea and Vomiting: Results from a European Prospective Observational Study
Alexander Molassiotis, Matti Aapro, Mario Dicato, Pere Gascon, Sylvia A. Novoa, Nicolas Isambert, Thomas A. Burke, Anna Gu, and Fausto Roila

Palliative Sedation In Advanced Cancer Patients Followed At Home: A Prospective Study
Sebastiano Mercadante, Giampiero Porzio, Alessandro Valle, Federica Aielli, and Alessandra Casuccio, on behalf of the Home Care-Italy Group (HOCAI)

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

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