Archive for January, 2017

Highlights of the February 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
Teaching the Art of Difficult Family Conversations
Rita Dadiz, Michael L. Spear, and Erin Denney-Koelsch

Original Articles
Dignity Therapy and Life Review for Palliative Care Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Dean Vuksanovic, Heather J. Green, Murray Dyck, and Shirley A. Morrissey

Estimating the Global Need for Palliative Care for Children: A Cross-Sectional Analysis
Stephen R. Connor, Julia Downing, Joan Marston

The Use of Life-Sustaining Procedures in the Last Month of Life Is Associated With More Depressive Symptoms in Surviving Spouses
Katherine A. Ornstein, Melissa D. Aldridge, Melissa M. Garrido, Rebecca Gorges, Evan Bollens-Lund, Albert L. Siu, Kenneth M. Langa, and Amy S. Kelley

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 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

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