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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 2016
Volume 51, Issue 5, p807-958, e1-e8

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

A Mixed-Methods, Randomized, Controlled Feasibility Trial to Inform the Design of a Phase III Trial to Test the Effect of the Handheld Fan on Physical Activity and Carer Anxiety in Patients With Refractory Breathlessness
Miriam J. Johnson, Sara Booth, David C. Currow, Lawrence T. Lam, Jane L. Phillips, p807–815
The
handheld fan is an inexpensive and safe way to provide facial airflow, which may reduce the sensation of chronic refractory breathlessness, a frequently encountered symptom.

Effects of a Short-Term Dance Movement Therapy Program on Symptoms and Stress in Patients With Breast Cancer Undergoing Radiotherapy: A Randomized, Controlled, Single-Blind Trial
Rainbow T.H. Ho, Ted C.T. Fong, Irene K.M. Cheung, Paul S.F. Yip, Mai-yee Luk, p824–831
Inte
grated interventions with combined elements of body movement and psychotherapy on treatment-related symptoms in cancer patients are relatively scarce.

Living With an Older Person Dying From Cancer, Lung Disease, or Dementia: Health Outcomes From a General Practice Cohort Study
Elizabeth L. Sampson, Rebecca Lodwick, Greta Rait, Bridget Candy, Joe Low, Michael King, Irene Petersen, p839–848
Increasing numbers of people will die from chronic disease. Families contribute significantly to end-of-life care, but their role may not be recognized.

Physicians' and Nurse Practitioners' Level of Pessimism About End-of-Life Care During Training: Does It Change Over Time?
Ann C. Long, Lois Downey, Ruth A. Engelberg, Dee W. Ford, Anthony L. Back, J. Randall Curtis, p890–897.e1
An enhanced understanding of trainee attitudes about end-of-life care is needed to inform interventions to improve clinician communication about dying and death.

This is only a part of this month's issue!

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