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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 – November 2016
Volume 52, Issue 5, p617-770, e1-e4

List of Original Articles in the current issue (view the complete table of contents on the JPSM website):

EffenDys—Fentanyl Buccal Tablet for the Relief of Episodic Breathlessness in Patients With Advanced Cancer: A Multicenter, Open-Label, Randomized, Morphine-Controlled, Crossover, Phase II Trial
Steffen T. Simon, Marianne Kloke, Bernd Alt-Epping, Jan Gärtner, Martin Hellmich, Rebecca Hein, Maren Piel, Oliver A. Cornely, Friedemann Nauck, Raymond Voltz, p617–625

Efficacy and Safety of Two Methadone Titration Methods for the Treatment of Cancer-Related Pain: The EQUIMETH2 Trial (Methadone for Cancer-Related Pain)
Philippe Poulain, Marie-Pierre Berleur, Shimsi Lefki, Danièle Lefebvre, Gisèle Chvetzoff, Eric Serra, Fibra Tremellat, Alain Derniaux, Marilène Filbet, EQUIMETH2 Study Group, p626–636.e1

Changes in Relatives' Perspectives on Quality of Death, Quality of Care, Pain Relief, and Caregiving Burden Before and After a Region-Based Palliative Care Intervention
Isseki Maeda, Mitsunori Miyashita, Akemi Yamagishi, Hiroya Kinoshita, Yutaka Shirahige, Noriko Izumi, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Miyuki Igarashi, Masashi Kato, Tatsuya Morita, p637–645

Nationwide Japanese Survey About Deathbed Visions: “My Deceased Mother Took Me to Heaven”
Tatsuya Morita, Akemi Shirado Naito, Maho Aoyama, Asao Ogawa, Izuru Aizawa, Ryosuke Morooka, Masanori Kawahara, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Yasuo Shima, Satoru Tsuneto, Mitsunori Miyashita, p646–654.e5

Exploring the Topics Discussed During a Conversation Card Game About Death and Dying: A Content Analysis
Lauren Jodi Van Scoy, Jean M. Reading, Allison M. Scott, Cynthia Chuang, Benjamin H. Levi, Michael J. Green, p655–662

Pain Assessment, Management, and Control Among Patients 65 Years or Older Receiving Hospice Care in the U.S.
Meagan E. Cea, M. Cary Reid, Charles Inturrisi, Lisa R. Witkin, Holly G. Prigerson, Yuhua Bao, p663–672

A Comparison of Circumstances at the End of Life in a Hospital Setting for Children With Palliative Care Involvement Versus Those Without
Kaci Osenga, Andrea Postier, Jill Dreyfus, Laurie Foster, Wrenda Teeple, Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, p673–680

The Association Between Pain and Clinical Outcomes in Adolescents With Cystic Fibrosis
Noah Lechtzin, Sarah Allgood, Gina Hong, Kristin Riekert, Jennifer A. Haythornthwaite, Peter Mogayzel, Jessica Hankinson, Myron Yaster, p681–687

The Effect of Pediatric Palliative Care Policy on Hospice Utilization Among California Medicaid Beneficiaries
Lisa C. Lindley, p688–694

Polymorphisms in Cytokine Genes Are Associated With Higher Levels of Fatigue and Lower Levels of Energy in Women After Breast Cancer Surgery
Kord M. Kober, Betty Smoot, Steven M. Paul, Bruce A. Cooper, Jon D. Levine, Christine Miaskowski, p695–708.e4

The Symptom Experience in Rectal Cancer Survivors
Tracy K. Gosselin, Susan Beck, David H. Abbott, Steven C. Grambow, Dawn Provenzale, Patricia Berry, Katherine L. Kahn, Jennifer L. Malin, p709–718

Missed Opportunities: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of CAM Discussions and Practices in the Management of Pain in Oncology
Aaron L. Leppin, Cara Fernandez, Jon C. Tilburt, p719–726

Developing a Medical School Curriculum for Psychological, Moral, and Spiritual Wellness: Student and Faculty Perspectives

Christine M. Mitchell, Zachary D. Epstein-Peterson, Julia Bandini, Ada Amobi, Jonathan Cahill, Andrea Enzinger, Sarah Noveroske, John Peteet, Tracy Balboni, Michael J. Balboni, p727–736

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