Changes Over Time in Good-Parent Beliefs Among Parents of Children with Serious Illness: A Two-Year Cohort Study
Parents of seriously ill children hold personal beliefs about what they should do to be good parents. How these beliefs change over time is unknown. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 23, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Douglas L. Hill, Jennifer A. Faerber, Yimei Li, Victoria A. Miller, Karen W. Carroll, Wynne Morrison, Pamela S. Hinds, Chris Feudtner Source Type: research

Clinical Patterns of Continuous and Intermittent Palliative Sedation in Terminal Cancer Patients: A Descriptive, Observational Study
Limited information is available regarding the detailed clinical patterns of palliative sedation (PS), i.e., the symptom control rate, salvage medication, and the effectiveness of intermittent PS (IPS) versus continuous PS (CPS). (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 23, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Young-Woong Won, Chun Hye Sook, Min Jeong Seo, Rock Bum Kim, Jung Hoon Kim, Jung Hun Kang Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Assessing the Impact of Serious Illness on Patient Intimacy and Sexuality in Palliative Care
Palliative care (PC) clinical practice guidelines recommend providers assess the impact of illness on intimacy and sexuality. Previous studies around sexuality and intimacy in patients with advanced illness have largely focused on patients with a cancer diagnosis in the outpatient setting. Little is known about such impact of illness on inpatients receiving PC consultation. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 22, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Anne Kelemen, John Cagle, Julia Chung, Hunter Groninger Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Community palliative care initiatives to reduce end-of-life hospital utilization and in-hospital deaths: A population-based observational study evaluating two home care interventions
The end-of-life period is characterized by increased hospital utilization despite patients ’ preferences to receive care and die at home. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 22, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Colleen Webber, Raymond Viola, Christine Knott, Yingwei Peng, Patti Groome Source Type: research

Fan Therapy for the Treatment of Dyspnea in Adults: A  Systematic Review
The use of a handheld or electric fan has been proposed as one component of the complex clinical interventions used in the relief of dyspnea; however, there is a lack of consensus regarding its efficacy. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 17, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Yu Qian, Yuan Wu, Aline Rozman de Moraes, Xue Yi, Yimin Geng, Seyedeh Dibaj, Diane Liu, Jane Naberhuis, Eduardo Bruera Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

How Should End-of-Life Advance Care Planning Discussions Be Implemented According to Patients and Informal Carers? A Qualitative Review of Reviews
The goal of advance care planning (ACP) is to help ensure that the care people receive during periods of serious illness is consistent with their preferences and values. There is a lack of clear understanding about how patients and their informal carers feel ACP discussions should be implemented. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 17, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Alex Hall, Christine Rowland, Gunn Grande Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Prevalence, Severity, and Correlates of Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression at the Very End of Life
Rates of psychological symptoms for patients with serious illness are high, but there has been limited research investigating psychological symptoms at the very end of life (EOL). (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 17, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Elissa Kozlov, Veerawat Phongtankuel, Holly Prigerson, Ronald Adelman, Ariel Shalev, Sara Czaja, Ritchell Dignam, Rosemary Baughn, M. Carrington Reid Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Extent and Determinants of Terminally Ill Cancer Patients' Concordance Between Preferred and Received Life-Sustaining Treatment States: An Advance Care Planning Randomized Trial in Taiwan
Promoting patient value-concordant end-of-life care is a priority in health care systems but has rarely been examined in randomized clinical trials. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 17, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Fur-Hsing Wen, Jen-Shi Chen, Wen-Chi Chou, Wen-Cheng Chang, Chia-Hsun Hsieh, Siew Tzuh Tang Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Are We Evolving Toward Greater and Earlier Use of Palliative Home Care Support? A Trend Analysis Using Population-Level Data From 2010 to 2015
The need for increased use and earlier initiation of palliative home care has been advocated by several international organizations. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 17, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Arno Maetens, Luc Deliens, Lieve Van den Block, Kim Beernaert, Joachim Cohen Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Interprofessional Team Member Communication Patterns, Teamwork, and Collaboration in Pre –family Meeting Huddles in a Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Interprofessional teams often develop a care plan before engaging in a family meeting in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) —a process that can affect the course of the family meeting and alter team dynamics but that has not been studied. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 17, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Jennifer K. Walter, Theodore E. Schall, Aaron G. DeWitt, Jennifer Faerber, Heather Griffis, Meghan Galligan, Victoria Miller, Robert M. Arnold, Chris Feudtner Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Are we evolving towards greater and earlier use of palliative home care support? A trend analysis using population-level data from 2010-2015
The need for increased use and earlier initiation of palliative home care has been advocated by several international organizations. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 17, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Arno Maetens, Luc Deliens, Lieve Van den Block, Kim Beernaert, Joachim Cohen Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Interprofessional Team Member Communication Patterns, Teamwork, and Collaboration in Pre-Family Meeting Huddles in a Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Interprofessional teams often develop a care plan prior to engaging in a family meeting in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) —a process that can affect the course of the family meeting and alter team dynamics, but that has not been studied. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 17, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Jennifer K. Walter, Theodore E. Schall, Aaron G. DeWitt, Jennifer Faerber, Heather Griffis, Meghan Galligan, Victoria Miller, Robert M. Arnold, Chris Feudtner Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Extent and Determinants of Terminally Ill Cancer Patients ’ Concordance between Preferred and Received Life-Sustaining Treatment States: An Advance Care Planning Randomized Trial in Taiwan
To examine the effectiveness of an advance care planning (ACP) intervention in facilitating concordance between cancer patients ’ preferred and received life-sustaining treatment (LST) states and to explore modifiable factors facilitating or impeding such concordance. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 17, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Fur-Hsing Wen, Jen-Shi Chen, Wen-Chi Chou, Wen-Cheng Chang, Chia-Hsun Hsieh, Siew Tzuh Tang Source Type: research

Fan Therapy for the Treatment of Dyspnea in Adults: a Systematic Review
The use of a handheld or electric fan has been proposed as one component of the complex clinical interventions used in the relief of dyspnea; however, there is a lack of consensus regarding its efficacy. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 17, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Yu Qian, Yuan Wu, Aline Rozman de Moraes, Xue Yi, Yimin Geng, Seyedeh Dibaj, Diane Liu, Jane Naberhuis, Eduardo Bruera Source Type: research

Prevalence, Severity and Correlates of Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression at the Very End of Life
Rates of psychological symptoms for patients with serious illness are high, but there has been limited research investigating psychological symptoms at the very end of life. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 17, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Elissa Kozlov, Veerawat Phongtankuel, Holly Prigerson, Ronald Adelman, Ariel Shalev, Sara Czaja, Ritchell Dignam, Rosemary Baughn, M.Carrington Reid Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

How should end-of-life advance care planning discussions be conducted according to patients and informal carers? A qualitative review of reviews
The goal of advance care planning (ACP) is to help ensure that the care people receive during periods of serious illness is consistent with their preferences and values. There is a lack of clear understanding about how patients and their informal carers feel ACP discussions should be conducted. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 17, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Alex Hall, Christine Rowland, Gunn Grande Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Physician and Patient Characteristics Associated With More Intensive End-of-Life Care
Although patient and physician characteristics are thought to be predictive of discretionary interventions at the end of life (DIALs), few studies have data on both parties. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 17, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Paul R. Duberstein, Richard L. Kravitz, Joshua J. Fenton, Guibo Xing, Daniel J. Tancredi., Michael Hoerger, Supriya G. Mohile, Sally A. Norton, Holly G. Prigerson, Ronald M. Epstein Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Preloss Psychosocial Resources Predict Depressive Symptom Trajectories Among Terminally Ill Cancer Patients' Caregivers in Their First Two Years of Bereavement
Postloss depressive symptom trajectories are heterogeneous and predicted by preloss psychosocial resources, but this evidence was from one old study on caregivers of patients with terminal cancer for whom these issues are highly relevant. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 16, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Su-Ching Kuo, Fur-Hsing Wen, Jen-Shi Chen, Wen-Chi Chou, Wen-Chi Shen, Siew Tzuh Tang Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Preloss Psychosocial Resources Predict Depressive-Symptom Trajectories among Terminally Ill Cancer Patients ’ Caregivers in their First Two Years of Bereavement
Postloss depressive-symptom trajectories are heterogeneous and predicted by preloss psychosocial resources, but this evidence was from one old study on terminal cancer patients ’ caregivers for whom these issues are highly relevant. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 16, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Su-Ching Kuo, Fur-Hsing Wen, Jen-Shi Chen, Wen-Chi Chou, Wen-Chi Shen, Siew Tzuh Tang Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Authors' Response
We would like to thank you for the opportunity to respond to the issues raised in Dr. Rodr íguez-Prat et al.'s letter concerning our critical review on patients' autonomy at the end of life1 and to offer an explanation of our comment to their systematic review.2 We would also like to thank Dr. Rodríguez-Prat and her colleagues for their interest in our paper and for taking the time to express their concerns. In their letter to the editor, Dr. Rodríguez-Prat et al. argue that their results show autonomy as a determining factor of dignity only at one particular context and not in general and al...
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 15, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Adam Houska, Martin Lou čka Tags: Letter Source Type: research

Response to: “Patients' Autonomy at the End of Life: A Critical Review”
Dr. Houska et  al. carried out a critical review about patients' autonomy at the end of life1 in which they compare their results to a previous systematic review conducted by our research group.2 We appreciate the comments of Dr. Houska et al. regarding our review. As the authors highlight, our conclusions abou t the relationship between dignity and autonomy are similar to their autonomy model among patients at the end of life. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 15, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Andrea Rodr íguez-Prat, Cristina Monforte-Royo, Albert Balaguer Tags: Letter Source Type: research

Palliative Care Physicians' Practice in the Titration of Parenteral Opioids for Dyspnea in Terminally Ill Cancer Patients: A Nationwide Survey
Dyspnea is among the most prevalent and distressful symptoms in terminally ill cancer patients.1,2 Opioids remain the mainstream treatment for dyspnea. In the last phase of life, parenteral routes such as continuous subcutaneous/intravenous administration are frequently used to ensure timely titration and reliable administration in the setting of impaired oral intake and decreased consciousness. Guidelines suggest how to start parenteral opioids,3 but the evidence is scarce regarding further management. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 15, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Masanori Mori, Ryo Matsunuma, Kozue Suzuki, Yoshinobu Matsuda, Hiroaki Watanabe, Takashi Yamaguchi Tags: Letter Source Type: research

Authors' Response
We would like to thank Dr. Sanz and Dr. del Valle for their comment on our letter Predatory Open-Access Publishing in Palliative and Supporting Care published in the Journal.1 They give us the opportunity to apologize for not being able to consider their valuable and informative work on this topic published in Medicina Paliativa, which seems to be not indexed in PubMed.2 In their work, they classified 16 of the 32 retrieved palliative care journals as “suspected” predatory journals. Although we agree about the fact that Beall list has been heavily criticized for subjectivity, it may be argued that the classific...
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 15, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Andrea Cortegiani, Antonino Giarratano Tags: Letter Source Type: research

The combination of superior hypogastric plexus block and the block of the ganglium impair in a patient with abdominal and perineal pain poorly responsive to opioids
More than 10 million people worldwide are diagnosed with cancer. About 2/3 of them will experience pain during the course of the disease (1). The management of cancer pain requires an appropriate multidisciplinary approach involving consideration of the pain ’s physiopathology, analgesic pharmacology, and the patient’s psychosocial concerns. Drug therapy with the use of opioids and adjuvants is successful in 70% to 90% of patients with varied types of cancer pain (2). Standards for the management of cancer pain have been recently released (3). (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 15, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Sebastiano Mercadante Source Type: research

Reply to Dr Sanz and Dr. del Valle about Predatory publishing in Palliative Care
We would like to thank Dr. Sanz and Dr. del Valle for their comment on our letter Predatory Open-Access Publishing in Palliative and Supporting Care published in the Journal 1. They give us the opportunity to apologize for not being able to consider their valuable and informative work on this topic published in Medicina Paliativa, which seems to be not indexed in Pubmed 2. In their work, they classified 16 of the 32 retrieved palliative care journals as “suspected” predatory journals. Although we agree about the fact that Beall list has been heavily criticized for subjectivity, it may be argued that the classif...
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 15, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Andrea Cortegiani, Antonino Giarratano Tags: Letter Source Type: research

Response to: “Patients’ Autonomy at the End of Life: A Critical Review”
Dr Houska et al. carried out a critical review about patients ’ autonomy at the end of life (1) in which they compare their results to a previous systematic review conducted by our research group (2). We appreciate the comments of Dr. Houska et al. regarding our review. As the authors highlight, our conclusions about the relationship between dignity and auto nomy are similar to their autonomy model among patients at the end of life. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 15, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Andrea Rodr íguez-Prat, Cristina Monforte-Royo, Albert Balaguer Tags: letter Source Type: research

Authors ’ Response
we would like to thank you for the opportunity to respond to the issues raised in Dr. Rodr íguez-Prat et. al.’s letter concerning our critical review on patients´ autonomy at the end of life (1) and to offer an explanation of our comment to their systematic review (2). We would also like to thank Dr. Rodríguez-Prat and her colleagues for their interest in our paper and for taking the time to express their concerns. In their letter to the editor, Dr. Rodríguez-Prat et al. argue that their results show autonomy as a determining factor of dignity only at one particular context and not in gener...
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 15, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Adam Houska, Martin Lou čka Tags: letter Source Type: research

Palliative care physicians ’ practice in the titration of parenteral opioids for dyspnea in terminally-ill cancer patients: A nationwide survey
Dyspnea is among the most prevalent and distressful symptoms in terminally-ill cancer patients 1, 2. Opioids remain the mainstream treatment for dyspnea. In the last phase of life, parenteral routes such as continuous subcutaneous/intravenous administration are frequently used to ensure timely titration and reliable administration in the setting of impaired oral intake and decreased consciousness. Guidelines suggest how to start parenteral opioids 3, but the evidence is scarce regarding further management. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 15, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Masanori Mori, Ryo Matsunuma, Kozue Suzuki, Yoshinobu Matsuda, Hiroaki Watanabe, Takashi Yamaguchi Tags: Letter Source Type: research

Disparities in Hospice Utilization for Older Cancer Patients Living in the Deep South
Hospice utilization is an end-of-life quality indicator. The Deep South has known disparities in palliative care that may affect hospice utilization. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 11, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Y.E. Turkman, C.P. Williams, B.E. Jackson, J.N. Dionne-Odom, R. Taylor, D. Ejem, E. Kvale, M. Pisu, M. Bakitas, G.B. Rocque Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Erratum to Beyond Meditation and Deep Breathing: Programmatic Strategies for Clinician Wellness and Team Resilience (SA504) [Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 57 (2019) 442 –443]
The publisher regrets In the abstract “Beyond Meditation and Deep Breathing: Programmatic Strategies for Clinician Wellness and Team Resilience (SA504)” published in Volume 57, Issue 2, Pages 442–443, 2019, the order of authors was incorrect. Kristin Edwards, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, CPE should have been listed as first author and Arif K amal, MD, MBA, MHS, FAAHPM should have been the second author. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 11, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Symptom Experience of Children With Cancer Younger Than Eight Years of Age: An Integrative Review
Children with cancer endure multiple symptoms during treatment. However, there remains a lack of systematic approaches to capture the whole picture of the symptom experience of children with cancer younger than eight years of age. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 10, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Lei Cheng, Fang Liu, Sheng Feng, Yingwen Wang, Ying Gu, Qiongfang Kang Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Symptom experience of children with cancer younger than 8 years of age: an integrative review
Children with cancer endure multiple symptoms during treatment. However, there remains a lack of systematic approaches to capture the whole picture of the symptom experience of children with cancer younger than 8 years of age. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 10, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Lei Cheng, Liu Fang, Sheng Feng, Yingwen Wang, Ying Gu, Qiongfang Kang Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Identifying Optimal Factor Scores on the Bereaved Family Survey: Implications for Practice and Policy
: The Bereaved Family Survey (BFS) is used to evaluate the quality of end-of-life (EOL) care in VA inpatient settings. The BFS consists of a global Performance Measure (BFS-PM) and three factors that relate to specific aspects of EOL care. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 10, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Dawn Smith, Joshua M. Thorpe, Mary Ersek, Ann Kutney-Lee Tags: Brief Methodological Report Source Type: research

The Impact of Radiodermatitis on Breast Cancer Patients' Quality of Life During Radiotherapy: A Prospective Cohort Study
In the oncology field, quality of life (QoL) is recognized as an essential component. However, few studies have evaluated radiotherapy (RT) and its adverse events, specifically radiodermatitis. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 8, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Marceila de Andrade Fuzissaki, Carlos Eduardo Paiva, Marco Antonio de Oliveira, Paula Philbert Lajolo Canto, Yara Cristina de Paiva Maia Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Have Hospice Costs Increased After Implementation of the Hospice Quality –Reporting Program?
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services Hospice Quality –Reporting Program introduced the requirement that hospices nationwide begin collecting and submitting standardized patient-level quality data on July 1, 2014. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 8, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Nan Tracy Zheng, Dana B. Mukamel, Franziska S. Rokoske, Melissa Morley, Samantha Zepeda, Melissa D. Aldridge Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Pregabalin for Treatment of Docetaxel-Related Hand-Foot Syndrome
We describe the case of patient with HFS due to docetaxel use, presenting with extreme hand and feet pain resulting in inability to walk. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 8, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Kelvin Orare, Jamila Nambafu, Sitna Mwanzi, Sayed K. Ali Tags: Letter Source Type: research

Pregabalinfor Treatment Docetaxel Related Hand-Foot Syndrome
We describe the case of patient with HFS due to docetaxel use, presenting with extreme hand and feet pain resulting in inability to walk. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 8, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Kelvin Orare, Jamila Nambafu, Sitna Mwanzi, Sayed K. Ali Source Type: research

Have Hospice Costs Increased Following Implementation of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program?
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) introduced the requirement that hospices nationwide begin collecting and submitting standardized patient-level quality data on July 1, 2014. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 8, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Nan Tracy Zheng, Dana B. Mukamel, Franziska S. Rokoske, Melissa Morley, Samantha Zepeda, Melissa D. Aldridge Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The impact of radiodermatitis on breast cancer patients ’ quality of life during treatment: a prospective cohort study
In the oncology field, quality of life (QoL) is recognized as an essential component. However few studies have evaluated radiotherapy (RT) and its adverse events, specifically radiodermatitis. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 8, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Marceila de Andrade Fuzissaki, Carlos Eduardo Paiva, Marco Antonio de Oliveira, Paula Philbert Lajolo Canto, Yara Cristina de Paiva Maia Tags: Brief report Source Type: research

Symptom Clusters in People Living with HIV: A Systematic Review
An increasing number of studies regarding symptom management have begun to shift their focus from managing a single symptom to multiple symptom clusters. However, there is a lack of consistency of compositions among different studies and even in two different analyses reported in a single study within the same population. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - April 2, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Zheng Zhu, Rui Zhao, Yan Hu Source Type: research

Erratum to ‘Anticholinergic Drug Burden in Noncancer Versus Cancer Patients Near the End of Life’ [Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 52 (2016) 737–743]
The publisher regrets in the article: Anticholinergic Drug Burden in Noncancer Versus Cancer Patients Near the End of Life, by Hochman MJ, et  al, JPSM, 52 (5): 737-43, the authors recently discovered coding error within the primary dataset, which impacted secondary analyses that used the dataset. Repeating their analyses with the corrected summary scores did not yield any changes in the overall results, or in the directionality of findi ngs. The only impact is a slight change in some of the specific numbers in the text and tables, and smaller P-values in a few instances. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - March 27, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Providing Culturally Respectful Care for Seriously Ill Vietnamese Americans
Vietnamese Americans are a heterogeneous population with a rich, shared experience and historical and cultural influences from Asia and Europe. Societal upheaval resulting from the Vietnam War and varied immigration patterns to the U.S. and levels of acculturation layer complexity to this resilient population. These experiences influence how the communities as a whole and how the family as a unit approach health care issues, their attitudes toward serious illness and care at the end of life. Challenges with caring for this population include lack of resources and training to provide culturally sensitive care, lack of appro...
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - March 25, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Quy N.H. Tran, Hoang t. Dieu-Hien, Isabelle N. King, Kayla Sheehan, Mook-Lan Iglowitz, Vyjeyanthi S. Periyakoil Tags: Special Series: Diversity Source Type: research

Providing culturally respectful care for seriously-ill Vietnamese Americans
Vietnamese Americans are a heterogeneous population with a rich shared experience and historical and cultural influences from Asia and Europe. Societal upheaval resulting from the Vietnam War and varied immigration patterns to the United States and levels of acculturation layer complexity to this resilient population. These experiences influence how these community as a whole and how the family as a unit approach healthcare issues, and their attitudes serious illness, and care at the end of life. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - March 25, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Quy N.H. Tran, Hoang t. Dieu-Hien, Isabelle N. King, Kayla Sheehan, Mook-Lan Iglowitz, Vyjeyanthi S. Periyakoil Tags: Special Article Source Type: research

Knowledge of Palliative Care among American Adults: 2018 Health Information National Trends Survey
Two-thirds of adult Americans had no knowledge of palliative care, and many respondents who were confident in their knowledge of palliative care could not answer the basic questions of palliative care correctly. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - March 25, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Jinhai Huo, Young-Rock Hong, Reetu Grewal, Sandhya Yadav, Isaac W. Heller, Jiang Bian, Diana J. Wilkie Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - March 22, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Source Type: research

Table of Contents
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Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - March 22, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Source Type: research

Patient-Reported Outcomes for Cancer Patients Receiving Checkpoint Inhibitors: Opportunities for Palliative Care —A Systematic Review
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are increasingly used to treat a variety of cancers, but comparatively little is known about patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among patients receiving these novel therapies. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - March 21, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Evan T. Hall, Surbhi Singhal, James Dickerson, Brooke Gabster, Hong-nei Wong, Rebecca A. Aslakson, Lidia Schapira Tags: Special Series: Science in Action: Evidence and Opportunities for Palliative Care Across Diverse Populations and Care Settings Source Type: research

Patient reported outcomes for cancer patients receiving immunotherapy: opportunities for palliative care – A Systematic Review
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are increasingly used to treat a variety of cancers, but comparatively little is known about patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among patients receiving these novel therapies. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - March 21, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Evan T. Hall, Surbhi Singhal, James Dickerson, Brooke Gabster, Hong-nei Wong, Rebecca A. Aslakson, Lidia Schapira Source Type: research

The Weight of Pain: What Does a 10 on the Pain Scale Mean? An Innovative Use of Art in Medical Education to Enhance Pain Management
Art and museum spaces offer a novel educational platform for exploring the subjective elements inherent to the understanding and treatment of pain. Physicians and museum educators collaborated on an educational model using art to explore the metacognitive dimensions of pain management. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - March 21, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Bonnie Marr, S. Hollis Mickey, Sarah Ganz Blythe, Jay Baruch Source Type: research

Authors' Response
We thank Kako et  al. for their interest and comments on our recent paper: “The hand-held fan and the Calming Hand for people with chronic breathlessness: a feasibility trial.”1 (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - March 20, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Flavia Swan, Anne English, Victoria Allgar, Simon P. Hart, Miriam J. Johnson Tags: Letter Source Type: research