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Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management is the official professional journal of NHPCO. 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. NHPCO members may subscribe to JPSM at greatly reduced rates.

Current Issue Highlights – May 2015
Volume 49, Issue 5, p813-972, e1-e9

List of Original Articles in the April 2015 Issue (view the complete table of contents on the JPSM website):

Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Trial of Octreotide in Malignant Bowel Obstruction
David C. Currow, Stephen Quinn, Meera Agar, Belinda Fazekas, Janet Hardy, Nikki McCaffrey, Simon Eckermann, Amy P. Abernethy, Katherine Clark, p814–821.

Frequency and Factors Associated With Unexpected Death in an Acute Palliative Care Unit: Expect the Unexpected
Sebastian Bruera, Gary Chisholm, Renata Dos Santos, Eduardo Bruera, David Hui, p822–827.

Quality of Life and Cost of Care at the End of Life: The Role of Advance Directives
Melissa M. Garrido, Tracy A. Balboni, Paul K. Maciejewski, Yuhua Bao, Holly G. Prigerson, p828–835.

Application of Therapeutic Harp Sounds for Quality of Life Among Hospitalized Patients
Diane M. Schneider, Kathleen Graham, Katrina Croghan, Paul Novotny, Julia Parkinson, Veronica Lafky, Jeff A. Sloan, p836–845.

Denise A. Tyler, Renée R. Shield, Susan C. Miller, p846–852.
Mika Baba, Isseki Maeda, Tatsuya Morita, Takayuki Hisanaga, Tatsuhiko Ishihara, Tomoyuki Iwashita, Keisuke Kaneishi, Shohei Kawagoe, Toshiyuki Kuriyama, Takashi Maeda, Ichiro Mori, Nobuhisa Nakajima, Tomohiro Nishi, Hiroki Sakurai, Satofumi Shimoyama, Takuya Shinjo, Hiroto Shirayama, Takeshi Yamada, Shigeki Ono, Taketoshi Ozawa, Ryo Yamamoto, Satoru Tsuneto, p853–860.
Perceptions of Complementary Medicine Integration in Supportive Cancer Care of Arabs and Jews in Israel: A Cross-Cultural Study
Eran Ben-Arye, Elad Schiff, Michael Silbermann, Abed Agbarya, Gil Bar-Sela, p871–877.
Eran Ben-Arye, Amneh M.A. Hamadeh, Elad Schiff, Rana M. Jamous, Jamal Dagash, Rania M. Jamous, Abed Agbarya, Gil Bar-Sela, Eyas Massalha, Michael Silbermann, Mohammed Saleem Ali-Shtayeh, p878–884.
A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study That Defined Normative Population Data for the Life-Space Mobility Assessment-Composite Score
Jane Phillips, Eleonora Dal Grande, Christine Ritchie, Amy P. Abernethy, David C. Currow, p885–893.
Use of an Item Bank to Develop Two Short-Form FAMCARE Scales to Measure Family Satisfaction With Care in the Setting of Serious Illness
Katherine A. Ornstein, Jeanne A. Teresi, Katja Ocepek-Welikson, Mildred Ramirez, Diane E. Meier, R. Sean Morrison, Albert L. Siu, p894–903.e4.

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