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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 – April 2017
Volume 53, Issue 4, p669-820, e1-e7

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

Original Articles

Measuring Advance Care Planning: Optimizing the Advance Care Planning Engagement Survey
Rebecca L. Sudore, Daren K. Heyland, Deborah E. Barnes, Michelle Howard, Konrad Fassbender, Carole A. Robinson, John Boscardin, John J. You, p669–681.e8

Implementation and Impact of Patient Lay Navigator-Led Advance Care Planning Conversations
Gabrielle B. Rocque, J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Chao-Hui Sylvia Huang, Soumya J. Niranjan, Courtney P. Williams, Bradford E. Jackson, Karina I. Halilova, Kelly M. Kenzik, Kerri S. Bevis, Audrey S. Wallace, Nedra Lisovicz, Richard A. Taylor, Maria Pisu, Edward E. Partridge, Thomas W. Butler, Linda A. Briggs, Elizabeth A. Kvale, Patient Care Connect Group, p682–692

End-of-Life Care and Quality of Dying in 23 Acute Geriatric Hospital Wards in Flanders, Belgium
Rebecca Verhofstede, Tinne Smets, Joachim Cohen, Kim Eecloo, Massimo Costantini, Nele Van Den Noortgate, Luc Deliens, pp693–702

Longitudinal Examination of Symptom Profiles Among Breast Cancer Survivors
Nancy E. Avis, Beverly Levine, Sarah A. Marshall, Edward H. Ip, p703–710

“Best Case/Worst Case”: Training Surgeons to Use a Novel Communication Tool for High-Risk Acute Surgical Problems

Jacqueline M. Kruser, Lauren J. Taylor, Toby C. Campbell, Amy Zelenski, Sara K. Johnson, Michael J. Nabozny, Nicole M. Steffens, Jennifer L. Tucholka, Kris L. Kwekkeboom, Margaret L. Schwarze, p711–719.e5

Using Laboratory Test Results at Hospital Admission to Predict Short-term Survival in Critically Ill Patients With Metastatic or Advanced Cancer
Lee Cheng, Alma Y. DeJesus, Maria A. Rodriguez, p720–727

Brief Reports

Training the Workforce: Description of a Longitudinal Interdisciplinary Education and Mentoring Program in Palliative Care
Stacie Levine, Sean O'Mahony, Aliza Baron, Aziz Ansari, Catherine Deamant, Joel Frader, Ileana Leyva, Michael Marschke, Michael Preodor, p728–737

Homeless Individuals Approaching the End of Life: Symptoms and Attitudes
Matthew Tobey, Julia Manasson, Kristen Decarlo, Katrina Ciraldo-Maryniuk, Jessie M. Gaeta, Erica Wilson, p738–744

Discordance of Patient-Reported and Clinician-Ordered Resuscitation Status in Patients Hospitalized With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
Kathleen A. Young, Sara E. Wordingham, Jacob J. Strand, Vėronique L. Roger, Shannon M. Dunlay, p745–750

Distress-Based Gastrointestinal Symptom Clusters and Impact on Symptom Interference and Quality of Life in Patients with a Hematologic Malignancy Receiving Chemotherapy
Catherine H. Cherwin, Yelena Perkhounkova, p751–758

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

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