Short-Term Mortality Risk for Patients with Stage IV Cancer and Acute Illness Hospitalization (S744)
Limited prognostic data guide cancer care when major goals of care decisions are made —as Stage IV disease progresses and acute complications develop. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Laura Hanson, Natalie Ernecoff, Kathryn Wessell, Feng-Chang Lin, Matthew Milowsky, Frances Collichio, William Wood, Donald Rosenstein Source Type: research

Collaborative Oncology Palliative Care for Patients with Stage IV Cancer (S745)
Despite evidence for improved outcomes for patients with Stage IV cancer, nationwide expansion of concurrent oncology palliative care is limited by personnel shortages and delays in referral. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Laura Hanson, Natalie Ernecoff, Kathryn Wessell, Jennifer Hanspal, Feng-Chang Lin, Gary Winzelberg, Frances Collichio, Matthew Milowsky, Donald Rosenstein, William Wood, Darren DeWalt Source Type: research

When Is End of Life for Patients with Heart Failure? Challenges in Identifying End of Life Create Unique Barriers to Quality Care (S746)
Quality measures for end-of-life (EOL) care for cancer patients have been helpful in standardizing and improving care; however, there are no accepted quality measures for advanced heart failure (AHF) patients. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Rebecca Hutchinson, Caitlin Gutheil, Hayley Mandeville, Douglas Sawyer, Paul Han Source Type: research

What ’s On Your Mind? I Need Help: Identifying Social Media Resources Available to Caregivers of ALS Patients (S747)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that causes muscle weakness, disability, and eventually death, with a median survival of 3-5 years and affecting all populations with a rise among Hispanics. ALS patients are mostly cared for by family caregivers (FCGs). FCGs often experience burden, high depression rates, psychological distress and impaired quality-of-life. Also, FCGs may not be able to leave their homes to access resources. Social media might be a way to accessing support, but little is known about quality and quantity of ALS FCGs ’ resources. (Source: Journal of Pain a...
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Sireesha Vutukuri, Andrea Mej ía Grueso, Paula Reilly, Isabela Ross, Michael Mader, Jeanette Ross, Sandra Sanchez-Reilly Source Type: research

The ‘Third Object’ in Palliative Care Education: Impact of a Novel Art Museum–Based Curriculum to Foster Reflection, Self-Awareness, and Teamwork Among a Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Team (S748)
Museum-based education (MBE) is an emerging pedagogy in medical education intended to use museum spaces to promote observation skills, self-reflection, tolerance for uncertainty, and flattening of the perceived medical hierarchy. While some hospice and palliative medicine (HPM) programs have adopted MBE approaches in their training programs, none have produced or evaluated a thematic curriculum within their institutions. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Ali John Zarrabi, Paul DeSandre, Bryan Brooks, Ann Vandenberg Source Type: research

Outcomes of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Patients Who Experience a Cardiac Arrest While on Intravenous Vasopressor Support (S749)
Although CPR remains a cornerstone of resuscitative efforts in the inpatient setting, it was not originally developed to be used on any hospitalized patient. Thus, it is important to examine the data regarding the outcomes of CPR performed on such populations to rigorously evaluate the utility of this aggressive intervention. This can help clinicians and patients make informed decisions about code status. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Priya Pinto, Jeffrey Berger, Alexandria Imperato, Shalinee Chawla Source Type: research

Mapping Community Palliative Care: Results of a Three-Year National Study (S750)
Healthcare organizations have begun providing palliative care services in the community to meet the needs of non-hospitalized patients with serious illness. Little information exists on the availability of palliative care services outside the hospital setting. The American Hospital Association ’s Annual Survey tracks inpatient palliative care services, but there is no equivalent to identify programs providing care past hospital admission and discharge. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Rachael Heitner, Maggie Rogers, Diane Meier Source Type: research

Validation of Quick Cognitive Screen (S751)
Delirium during hospitalization increases morbidity and mortality. Patients with cognitive deficits have the highest risk for delirium. The Six Item Screener (SIS) is a validated cognition screen, but requires payment for use. The internally developed Quick Cognitive Screen (QCS) also screens for cognitive deficits, but is not validated (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Anthony Casacchia, Sobia Ahmad, Jennifer Drost, Sue Fosnight, David Gothard Source Type: research

Unequal Access to Hospital Palliative Care in the US: A State-by-State Report Card (S752)
America ’s healthcare delivery system is failing to meet the needs of patients and families. Palliative care is a rapidly growing team-based specialty focused on improving quality of life and care during serious illness. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Maggie Rogers, Rachael Heitner, Diane Meier, R. Sean Morrison Source Type: research

This Stroke Changed My Life and I Need Help: Social Media Resources for Bilingual Caregivers of Stroke Victims (S753)
Stroke remains a leading cause of long-term disability and burdened quality of life not only for stroke survivors with remaining disability (SSRDs) but also for the informal caregivers (ICGs) who care for them. Approximately 50% of SSRDs will require ICG hands-on support, precluding them from leaving home. With current technology, social media might be the only way for ICG to gain training/access support. What resources are available out there for ICGs of SSRDs? (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Sandra Sanchez-Reilly, Laura Reilly-Sanchez, Valeria Restrepo, Marcos Restrepo, Jeanette Ross, Michael Mader Source Type: research

Mentored Learning Communities (MLC) in a Regional Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Training Program (S754)
The shortage of trained interdisciplinary PC providers in the Chicago area fueled local HPM leaders to develop the Coleman Palliative Medicine Training Program. What was initially a 2-year training program in 2019 was compressed and redesigned and MLCs were added for intimate peer-to-peer learning, mentoring, and support. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Stacie Levine, Aziz Ansari, Laura Fosler, Charles Strulovitch, Matthew Tyler, Sara McBride, Sean O'Mahony, Aliza Baron Source Type: research

Analgesia and Sedation for Infants with Chronic Respiratory Failure in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) (S755)
Infants with chronic respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation are frequently sedated. Although the use and effects of analgesic and sedative medications (ASM) have been described, there is scant evidence on non-procedural sedation approaches and short term outcomes for this vulnerable population. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Natalia Henner, Anne Bendelow, Rebecca Godfrey, Janice Raucci, Jessica Fry, Tracie Smith, Marc Rosenman Source Type: research

Symptoms and Suffering at the End of Life for Children and Young Adults with Life-Threatening Complex Chronic Conditions (S756)
Research in children with cancer and cardiac disease has highlighted significant suffering at end of life (EOL). Children with other life-threatening complex chronic conditions (LT-CCC) comprise a growing proportion of patients, yet little is known about their EOL suffering. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Katherine Marcus, Pei-Chi Kao, Clement Ma, Joanne Wolfe, Danielle DeCourcey Source Type: research

Engaging Palliative Care Patients to Improve Quality Measurement: Preliminary Findings from a Series of Cognitive Interviews (S757)
In partnership with AAHPM and the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care, RAND Health is testing measurement items for a short survey about the care patients receive from their palliative care doctors, nurses, and other team members. Survey questions focus on concepts related to communication (e.g., feeling heard and understood) and symptom management (e.g., receiving help wanted for pain). (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Julia Rollison, Marylou Gilbert, Sangeeta Ahluwalia Source Type: research

Advanced Practice Palliative Immersion (APPI): An Innovative Educational Modality for Workforce Expansion (S759)
With physician shortages, many healthcare systems rely on APPs to provide clinical care for their PC programs. However, access to comprehensive PC training can be challenging for these clinicians. PC and hospice leaders across Chicagoland implemented the APPI, an intensive mix of didactics, interactive webinars, standardized patient (SP) training, and clinical shadowing experiences conducted over a 3-month period. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Stacie Levine, Aliza Baron, Ellen Norton, Shellie Williams, Sean O'Mahony Source Type: research

Applying the Developmental-Contextual Model to Understand Shared Decision Making During Advance Care Planning: A Qualitative Dyadic Analysis (S760)
Home health patients have increased rates of hospitalizations and emergency department visits, yet have lower rates of advanced care planning (ACP) compared to other patient populations receiving long-term assistance with care. As patients decline, they increasingly rely on proxy decision makers to communicate end of life treatment preferences. Shared decision making among patients and caregivers may reduce conflict when disagreements about goals for care arise. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Djin Tay, Lee Ellington, Gail Towsley, Katherine Supiano, Cynthia Berg Source Type: research

Disparities in Supportive Care Needs Over Time Among Minority and Non-Minority Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer (S761)
Minority patients with lung cancer often have higher rates of morbidity and mortality. This leads to increased suffering among minority patients with lung cancer. Little is known, however, about disparities in supportive care needs among patients with advanced lung cancer and how these needs evolve over time. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Cardinale Smith, Lihua Li, Jose Morillo, Juan Wisnivesky Source Type: research

Parent-Reported Outcomes of Prognostic Communication in Hospitalized Children with Advanced Heart Disease (S762)
Communication between parents and physicians is essential to high-quality care. For families of patients with AHD, understanding prognosis is critical to decision making and is associated with less perceived suffering at end of life. This is the first study to prospectively evaluate how parents of children with AHD perceive prognostic communication with their child ’s physicians. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Mary Katherine Miller, Emily Morell, Angela Feraco, Sarah Goldberg, Jeffrey Reichman, Lori Sahakian, Lynn Sleeper, Elizabeth Blume Source Type: research

Patterns of Opioid Prescribing Among Patients with Pain and Cardiopulmonary Conditions (S763)
Opioids are commonly prescribed for pain management for patients with cancer. Pain is also common in patients with cardiopulmonary conditions (CP-C), however concerns are increasing regarding use of opioids for pain in patients with non-cancer conditions. Opioid prescribing patterns for patients with CP-C are unknown. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Shelli Feder, Maureen Canavan, Ella Sheinfeld, Jennifer Kapo, Shi-Yi Wang, Erin Kent, Carolyn Presley, Joseph Ross, Amy Davidoff Source Type: research

Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation Is Associated with Lower Hazard of Readmission for Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma (S764)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer, develops as a complication of chronic liver disease. While palliative care has been shown to reduce rates of healthcare utilization in other populations, little is known of the impact of inpatient palliative care consultation for people with HCC. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Christopher Woodrell, Nathan Goldstein, Jaison Moreno, Myron Schwartz, Melissa Garrido Source Type: research

Palliative Care Consultation Reduces 30-Day Readmission Rates for Hospitalized Patients with Malignant Pleural Effusion (S765)
Malignant pleural effusion has a high level of symptom burden resulting from progression of malignancy, leading to recurrent hospitalization. Research to date is limited regarding the delivery and impact of palliative care services in patients with malignant pleural effusion. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Jacqueline Sheehan, Kam Sing Ho, Setareh Alipour, Karan Jatwani, Paaras Kohli, Jennifer Fung Source Type: research

Use of Antimicrobials at the End of Life (EOL): A Retrospective Cohort Study Analyzing Providers ’ Reasons for Prescribing Antimicrobials at the EOL—Their Benefits and Adverse Effects (S766)
Infections are common in terminally ill patients (PTS), and although antibiotics are frequently prescribed, their benefit for symptom relief is not clear. Antimicrobials at the end of life (EOL) increase the risk of antimicrobial resistance and Clostridium difficile infection. Very few studies have described the risks and benefits of antimicrobials in PTS at EOL. Here, we describe a retrospective chart review of antimicrobial use at EOL. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Pooja Vyas, Santiago Lopez Source Type: research

Hospice Family Caregivers ’ Use of Audio Diaries: Preliminary Findings (S767)
Evidence suggests that meaning-making and emotional processing can improve home hospice family caregivers ’ (HFCs) well-being. Previous work has used diary writing to process stressful events; in the current study, HFCs were asked to record brief daily audio diaries. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Kristin Cloyes, Elizabeth Porter, Maija Reblin, Kathi Mooney, Djin Tay, Lee Ellington Source Type: research

Parent Psychological Distress Is Associated with Symptoms and Quality of Life for Children and Adolescents Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: An Argument for Early Integration of Palliative Care (S768)
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is potentially curative for children with life-threatening conditions but can result in a high symptom burden and poor quality of life (QoL). Parents provide extensive care for their children and can experience psychological distress. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Jessica Ward, Paula Murray, Melody Hellsten, Kimberly Powers, Jilayne Smith Source Type: research

Discordance Between Surrogate Goals of Care and Medical Treatments Received By Hospitalized Older Adults (S769)
Providing high-quality medical care to seriously ill patients requires that medical treatments are aligned with patients ’ goals. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Amber Comer, Alexia Torke, Susan Hickman, Greg Sachs, Patrick Monahan, Lucia Wocial, James Slaven Source Type: research

Pediatric Hospice Referral: Exploring the Unrecognized Barriers and Facilitators (S770)
Only a small proportion of children with life-limiting illness receive hospice services at the end of life. Significant and known barriers to hospice use in pediatrics exist, including the lack of pediatric providers and the six-month life expectancy eligibility requirement. Yet even in areas with a dedicated pediatric hospice provider and specialty pediatric expertise, hospice is underutilized, suggesting that there are unrecognized barriers that have yet to be addressed. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Jennifer Baird, Menchie Caliboso, Debra Lotstein Source Type: research

Dipping the Paddle in Unfamiliar Waters: The Ripple Effects of the First End-of-Life Communication Training for Resource Poor, Multicultural, Underdeveloped Island Nations of the United States –Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPIs) (S771)
Residing in the US-affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPIs) brings new meaning to living within diverse, rural, resource poor healthcare communities. Confronted with rising chronic disease disparities, healthcare providers of the USAPIs specifically requested training in how to navigate sensitive conversations regarding end of life (EOL) in the hopes it would allow for patients and families to have peaceful and meaningful deaths. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Dawn Gross Source Type: research

Outcomes of Patients with Advanced Heart Failure Receiving Inotropes for Palliative Indication Versus a Bridge to Surgical Therapy (S772)
Use of long-term, continuous intravenous inotropic support (CIIS) has increased in prevalence over the past decade. Published evidence indicates that CIIS improves NYHA functional class but does not impact survival. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Anirudh Rao, Sherry Gholami, Hasan Javed, Tankala Shantal Gupta, Mark Hofmeyer, Diana Stewart, Hunter Groninger Source Type: research

Outcomes of Palliative Care Services Embedded in a Hepatology Clinic at a Large Public Hospital (S773)
Patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) in safety-net systems are often ineligible for liver transplantation due to immigration status, lack of insurance, inadequate social support, or active substance misuse. These patients facing terminal illness would benefit from the symptom management, intensive psychosocial support, and advance care planning (ACP) that palliative care (PC) offers. In collaboration with the hepatology department, we embedded PC services in the hepatology clinic of a large safety-net hospital. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Carin van Zyl, Aaron Storms, Welmoed Van Deen, Alicia Flores, Robin Ellis, Lily Chu, Tanu Patel, Michael Hochman, John Donovan Source Type: research

Tailoring Advance Care Planning Interventions with Patient Activation (S774)
Older adults with deficient advance care planning (ACP) have the potential to improve ACP engagement through interventions. Patient activation, measured by the validated patient activation measure (PAM), is the knowledge, confidence, and skill to manage one's health. PAM has been associated with prior ACP engagement. However, it's unknown if older adults with different PAM levels respond equally to ACP interventions. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Daniel David, Deborah Barnes, Caroline Stephens, Ying Shi, Rebecca Sudore Source Type: research

It's Not About Winning or Losing: How Physicians Consulting on Seriously Ill Patients Navigate Disagreement with Primary Teams (S775)
While disagreements with primary teams are often disturbing to palliative care clinicians, there is no data regarding the skills that will help clinicians navigate these conflicts. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Mary Callahan, Jesse Solomon, Dio Kavalieratos, Robert Arnold Source Type: research

The Epidemiology of Depression at the End of Life: What is the Scope of the Problem and How Can We Better Address It? (S776)
Depression significantly impacts the quality of life for people with serious illness, but the epidemiology of depression in the last year of life is unknown. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Claire Ankuda, Amy Kelley, Elissa Kozlov Source Type: research

Providers' Perspectives on Prescribing Long-Term Opioid Therapy in Cancer: Qualitative Findings from the United States and Australia (S777)
Providers have varying concerns impacting their decision to commence long-term opioid therapy in cancer. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Soraya Fereydooni, Tim Luckett, Jane Phillips, Karl Lorenz, Karleen Giannitrapani Source Type: research

Getting a Seat at the Table: An Iterative Development Process to Improve Available Benchmark Data for Pediatric Palliative Care Programs (S778)
Pediatric palliative care (PPC) has evolved dramatically over the last ten years. In many ways PPC services have become the standard of practice, effectively changing the paradigm of program development. Unfortunately, barriers remain for programs' ability to meet the clinical demand, including limited benchmark information to inform program development. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Jeffrey Klick, Lisa Humphrey, Sarah Friebert, Maggie Rogers, Conrad Williams Source Type: research

Resource Utilization and Burden of Readmissions Among Patients with Palliative Care Encounters —A National Readmission Database Study (S779)
Hospital readmission within 30 days of discharge has been widely adopted as a quality measure. Rates of readmission for patients who had a palliative care (PC) encounter billed during their index hospitalization have not been described. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Naveen Premnath, Karan Sud, Mary Elizabeth Paulk Source Type: research

Older Korean Immigrants' Healthcare Goals in Later Life (S780)
The population of older adults in the United States is growing in size and ethnic diversity. More than half of Korean Americans living in the U.S. are immigrants, and hold unique cultural perspectives, such as collectivism and filial piety, that originate from Korean culture. While understanding older Korean immigrants' perspectives on end of life (EOL) care is critical to providing culturally competent care, previous studies reported that because of their cultural norms, they are reluctant to discuss EOL care. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Hyeyoung Park, Cristina Hendrix, Sharron Docherty, Ruth Anderson, Kimberly Johnson Source Type: research

Seriously Ill Patient Perspectives of and Attitudes Toward Discussing Goals of Care and Treatment Preferences: A Qualitative Study in a Middle Eastern Country (S781)
In caring for patients with serious illness and their families, discussing patients' goals-of-care (GOC) is central to avoid unwanted hospitalization, prolongation of the dying process, and unnecessary suffering at the end of life. There is little evidence describing patient views of GOC from the perspective of Middle Eastern and Muslim-majority countries. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Alaa Albashayreh, Stephanie Gilbertson-White, Omar Shamieh, Ma'an Al-Omari Source Type: research

Experiencing Anencephaly: A Parent's Perspective (S782)
Congenital anomalies are the leading cause of infant death in the United States. Nearly 25% or parents who experience perinatal loss develop long-term adverse psychosocial outcomes resulting from intense grief, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, posttraumatic stress disorder, and suicidal ideation. The majority of perinatal loss research has focused on miscarriage and stillbirth, necessitating investigation into the impact of lethal congenital anomalies. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Shandeigh Berry Source Type: research

Racial Differences Among Patients Receiving Palliative Care Consults (S783)
Palliative care can improve symptom burden and reduce complications for patients with serious medical illness, but little is known about how demographics may affect palliative care consult and patient outcomes. Age, gender, race, and geography have been identified as contributors to knowledge of and receptiveness to palliative care services, but findings are inconsistent. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Jacqueline Curtis, Kim Larson, Janet Moye Source Type: research

Coordinating Assessment of Spiritual Needs: A Cross-Walk of Narrative and Psychometric Assessment Tools Used in Palliative Care (S784)
Addressing spiritual needs of seriously-ill patients improve patient experiences and clinical outcomes. While its assessment is mandated by several accrediting organizations, there is no one gold standard approach for assessment of patients' spiritual care needs during serious illness. Further, non-chaplain healthcare providers typically assess spiritual needs differently than chaplains and thus there is little shared language or cross-disciplinary evaluation framework across disciplines. This discrepancy impedes provision of both team-based and patient-centered care. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Kathleen Perry, Ryan Parker, Heather King, Karen Steinhauser Source Type: research

The Effect of Child Maltreatment on Caring for a Parent at End of Life (S785)
Over the course of their adult lives 17% of children will care for an elderly parent; many for their parents at the end of life (EOL). Even in the best of circumstances there is evidence that EOL family caregivers have tremendous unmet needs and are at significant risk for mental and physical illness, social isolation, and death compared to the general population. It is unknown if caring for a parent who was formerly abusive or neglectful during childhood compounds these risks and what might be done to improve caregiver outcomes. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Patricia Berry Source Type: research

One Size Does Not Fit All: Exploring Dose Effect of an Early Palliative Care Intervention for Advanced Heart Failure Patients (S786)
Guidelines recommend integration of palliative care (PC) in heart failure (HF), but little is known about factors associated with who completes PC interventions as designed and the most beneficial PC “dose” (i.e. amount, duration, frequency, intensity). (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Rachel Wells, James Dionne-Odom, Andres Azuero, Harleah Buck, Sally Engler, Konda Keebler, Tims Tims, Macy Stockdill, Elizabeth Sockwell, Deborah Ejem, Rodney Tucker, Raegan Durant, Kathryn Burgio, Salpy Pamboukian, Keith Swetz, Marie Bakitas Source Type: research

Multimorbidity and Cancer: Using Electronic Health Record (EHR) Data to Cluster Patients in Multimorbidity Phenotypes (S787)
Multimorbidity is often criteria for exclusion in clinical research. Subsequently, the end-of-life trajectory of patients with multiple chronic conditions (MCCs) including cancer is not well understood. Electronic health record (EHR) data is a rich source of phenotypic information that has the potential to guide clinical planning algorithms and end-of-life care. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Stephanie Gilbertson-White, Sanvesh Srivastava, Yunyi Li, Elyse Laures, Seyedehtanaz Saeidzadeh, Chi Yeung, Sena Chae Source Type: research

The Impact of Palliative Care on End-of-Life Characteristics in Pediatric Hematopoietic Cell Transplant (S788)
Hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) carries a high risk of morbidity and mortality. Palliative care (PC) integration in HCT may improve patient/caregiver outcomes, however little is known about the impact of PC involvement on end-of-life care in pediatric HCT. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Deena Levine, Flora Achiko, Robin Wilcox, Justin Baker Source Type: research

Creation and Utilization of Electronic Health Record Algorithm and Practice Alert to Identify Patients Eligible for Advance Care Planning Discussion with Primary Care Clinics for the Meta-LARC ACP Study (S789)
Health data science and information technology could solve barriers such as identifying appropriate patients for advance care planning (ACP) discussions at the point of care and facilitate the workflow within primary care (PC) settings. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 25, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Jared Lowe, Jonathan Fischer, Rowena Dolor, Azalea Kim, Annette Totten Source Type: research

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Missed Opportunities of Integration of Palliative Care: Frequency, Causes, and Profile of Missed Visits in an Oncologic Palliative Care Outpatient Unit
Many patients with cancer are referred to palliative care (PC) outpatient clinics but do not attend consultations, which increases the difficultly of integrating PC in a timely manner. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 24, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Carlos Eduardo Paiva, Fab íola de Lourdes Gonçalves de Freitas Seriaco, Maria Salete de Angelis Nascimento, Felipe Coutinho Zago, Everaldo Donizete Costa, Juliana Beraldo Ciorlia, Bianca Sakamoto Ribeiro Paiva Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Missed opportunities of integration of palliative care: frequency, causes and profile of missed visits in an Oncologic Palliative Care Outpatient Unit
Many cancer patients are referred to palliative care (PC) outpatient clinics but do not attend consultations, which increases the difficultly of integrating PC in a timely manner. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 24, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Carlos Eduardo Paiva, Fab íola de Lourdes Gonçalves de Freitas Seriaco, Maria Salete de Angelis Nascimento, Felipe Coutinho Zago, Everaldo Donizete Costa, Juliana Berlado Ciorlia, Bianca Sakamoto Ribeiro Paiva Source Type: research

A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Study of Minocycline for Reducing the Symptom Burden Experienced by Patients with Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Although it ’s well known that patients with advanced pancreatic cancer (PC) experience significant symptom burden, few strategies for effective symptom intervention are available for them. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - January 24, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Mona Kamal, Xin Shelley Wang, Qiuling Shi, Tito Mendoza, Araceli Garcia-Gonzalez, Raza H. Bokhari, Charles S. Cleeland, David R. Fogelman Source Type: research