Original articles in the April 2019 issue of JPSM

Categories: Research.

The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management is the official professional journal of National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. JPSM, published by Elsevier, is a highly respected journal in the field of hospice and palliative care with a readership that increasingly extends to the broader medical community.

Here are original articles in the April 2019 issue:

An Individualized, Interactive Intervention Promotes Terminally Ill Cancer Patients’ Prognostic Awareness and Reduces Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Received in the Last Month of Life: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial
Chen Hsiu Chen, Jen-Shi Chen, Fur-Hsing Wen, Wen-Cheng Chang, Wen-Chi Chou, Chia-Hsun Hsieh, Ming-Mo Hou, Siew Tzuh Tang

Agreement Between Breathlessness Severity and Unpleasantness in People With Chronic Breathlessness: A Longitudinal Clinical Study
Magnus Ekström, Marie Williams, Miriam J. Johnson, Chao Huang, David C. Currow

Hearing Loss: Effect on Hospice and Palliative Care Through the Eyes of Practitioners
Margaret I. Wallhagen, Christine S. Ritchie, Alexander K. Smith

Examining Age Inequalities in Operationalized Components of Advance Care Planning: Truncation of the ACP Process With Age
Laura C. Prater, Thomas Wickizer, Seuli Bose-Brill

Risk of Unplanned Hospital Encounters in Patients Treated With Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Zachary R. Moore, Nhat-Long Pham, Jennifer Lobo Shah, Lucien Nedzi, Baran D. Sumer, Andrew T. Day, Saad A. Khan, David J. Sher

Breast Cancer Patients’ Preferences for Truth Versus Hope Are Dynamic and Change During Late Lines of Palliative Chemotherapy
Jenny Bergqvist, Peter Strang

Factors That Hinder and Facilitate Cancer Patients’ Knowledge About Pain Management—A Qualitative Study
Mirjam Ekstedt, Tone Rustøen

Behaviors Indicative of Pain in Brain-Injured Adult Patients With Different Levels of Consciousness in the Intensive Care Unit
Céline Gélinas, Madalina Boitor, Kathleen A. Puntillo, Caroline Arbour, Jane Topolovec-Vranic, Michael D. Cusimano, Manon Choinière, David L. Streiner

Attitudes of the General Public, Cancer Patients, Family Caregivers, and Physicians Toward Advance Care Planning: A Nationwide Survey Before the Enforcement of the Life-Sustaining Treatment Decision-Making Act
Hye Yoon Park, Young Ae Kim, Jin-Ah Sim, Jihye Lee, Hyewon Ryu, Jung Lim Lee, Chi Hoon Maeng, Jung Hye Kwon, Yu Jung Kim, Eun Mi Nam, Hyun-Jeong Shim, Eun-Kee Song, Kyung Hae Jung, Eun Joo Kang, Jung Hun Kang, Young Ho Yun

Consensus in Identification and Stability of Symptom Clusters Using Different Symptom Dimensions in Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients Undergoing Induction Therapy
Dong-mei Lin, Xi-xi Yin, Ning Wang, Wei Zheng, Yan-ping Wen, Li-min Meng, Li-li Zhang

A Life or “Good Death” Situation? A Worldwide Ecological Study of the National Contexts of Countries That Have and Have Not Implemented Palliative Care
Joseph Clark, Amy Barnes, Mike Campbell, Clare Gardiner

Pediatric Palliative Care in the Multicultural Context: Findings From a Workshop Conference
Abby R. Rosenberg, Kira Bona, Tumaini Coker, Chris Feudtner, Kelli Houston, Anisa Ibrahim, Robert Macauley, Joanne Wolfe, Ross Hays

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