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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 2017
Volume 54, Issue 5, p619-788, e1-e4

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

Original Articles

Factors Associated With Pain Frequency Among Adults With Chronic Conditions
Kayin T. Robinson, Caroline D. Bergeron, Chivon A. Mingo, Lu Meng, SangNam Ahn, Samuel D. Towne Jr., Marcia G. Ory, Matthew Lee Smith, p 619–627

Preferences for Life-Sustaining Treatments Examined by Hidden Markov Modeling Are Mostly Stable in Terminally Ill Cancer Patients' Last Six Months of Life
Siew Tzuh Tang, Fur-Hsing Wen, Wen-Cheng Chang, Chia-Hsun Hsieh, Wen-Chi Chou, Jen-Shi Chen, Ming-Mo Hou, p 628–636.e2

Beyond Simple Planning: Existential Dimensions of Conversations With Patients at Risk of Dying From Heart Failure
Valerie Marie Schulz, Allison M. Crombeen, Denise Marshall, Joshua Shadd, Kori A. LaDonna, Lorelei Lingard, p 637–644

Gaps in Provision of Primary and Specialty Palliative Care in the Acute Care Setting by Race and Ethnicity'['
Elizabeth Chuang, Aluko A. Hope, Katherine Allyn, Elissa Szalkiewicz, Brittany Gary, Michelle N. Gong, p 645–653.e1

To Intubate or Not to Intubate: Emergency Medicine Physicians' Perspective on Intubating Critically Ill, Terminal Cancer Patients
Kenneth Kim, Bharath Chakravarthy, Craig Anderson, Solomon Liao, p 654–660.e1

Supply-Side Differences Only Modestly Associated With Inpatient Hospitalizations Among Medicare Beneficiaries in the Last Six Months of Life
Elizabeth L. Crouch, Janice C. Probst, Kevin J. Bennett, James W. Hardin, p 661–669

A Randomized Clinical Trial of Caregiver-Delivered Reflexology for Symptom Management During Breast Cancer Treatment
Gwen Wyatt, Alla Sikorskii, Irena Tesnjak, Dawn Frambes, Amanda Holmstrom, Zhehui Luo, David Victorson, Deimante Tamkus, p 670–679

Community Game Day: Using an End-of-Life Conversation Game to Encourage Advance Care Planning
Lauren J. Van Scoy, Jean M. Reading, Margaret Hopkins, Brandi Smith, Judy Dillon, Michael J. Green, Benjamin H. Levi, p 680–691

Brief Reports

Is Early Palliative Care Feasible in Patients With Multiple Myeloma?
Josep Porta-Sales, Maria Guerrero-Torrelles, Deborah Moreno-Alonso, Josep Sarrà-Escarré, Victòria Clapés-Puig, Jordi Trelis-Navarro, Anna Sureda-Balarí, Alberto Fernández De Sevilla-Ribosa, p 692–700

Oxaliplatin-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Identification of Unique Severity Groups in Colorectal Cancer
Kathleen A. Griffith, Shijun Zhu, Meg Johantgen, Michael D. Kessler, Cynthia Renn, Andreas S. Beutler, Rahul Kanwar, Nicholas Ambulos, Guido Cavaletti, Jordi Bruna, Chiara Briani, Andreas A. Argyriou, Haralabos P. Kalofonos, Laura M. Yerges-Armstrong, Susan G. Dorsey, p 701–706.e1

What Impact Do Chaplains Have? A Pilot Study of Spiritual AIM for Advanced Cancer Patients in Outpatient Palliative Care
Allison Kestenbaum, Michele Shields, Jennifer James, Will Hocker, Stefana Morgan, Shweta Karve, Michael W. Rabow, Laura B. Dunn, p 707–714

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

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