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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 2018
Volume 55, Issue 4, p1061-1252, e1-e8

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

Original Articles

Communication Disparity Between the Bereaved and Others: What Hurts Them and What Is Unhelpful? A Nationwide Study of the Cancer Bereaved
Mayumi Ishida, Hideki Onishi, Tatsuya Morita, Yosuke Uchitomi, Megumi Shimizu, Satoru Tsuneto, Yasuo Shima, Mitsunori Miyashita, p1061–1067.e1

Accurate Prognostic Awareness Facilitates, Whereas Better Quality of Life and More Anxiety Symptoms Hinder End-of-Life Care Discussions: A Longitudinal Survey Study in Terminally Ill Cancer Patients' Last Six Months of Life
Siew Tzuh Tang, Chen Hsiu Chen, Fur-Hsing Wen, Jen-Shi Chen, Wen-Cheng Chang, Chia-Hsun Hsieh, Wen-Chi Chou, Ming-Mo Hou, p1068–1076

Development and Assessment of a Measure of Parent and Child Needs in Pediatric Palliative Care
James P. Donnelly, Kim Downing, Jason Cloen, Patricia Fragen, Alyssa W. Gupton, Jen Misasi, Kelly Michelson, p1077–1084.e2

Family Caregivers' Reflections on Experiences of Assisted Suicide in Switzerland: A Qualitative Interview Study
C. Gamondi, Murielle Pott, Nancy Preston, Sheila Payne, p1085–1094

Opioids in the Treatment of Pain. Beliefs, Knowledge, and Attitudes of the General Spanish Population. Identification of Subgroups Through Cluster Analysis
Helena de Sola, Alejandro Salazar, María Dueñas, Inmaculada Failde, p1095–1104

Advance Care Planning in Community-Dwelling Patients With Dementia
Jane L. Givens, Rebecca L. Sudore, Gad A. Marshall, Alyssa B. Dufour, Ilona Kopits, Susan L. Mitchell, p1105–1112

Chemotherapy Use, End-of-Life Care, and Costs of Care Among Patients Diagnosed With Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer
Yuhua Bao, Renee C. Maciejewski, Melissa M. Garrido, Manish A. Shah, Paul K. Maciejewski, Holly G. Prigerson, p1113–1121.e3

Palliative Care Need and Availability in Four Referral Hospitals in Senegal: Results from a Multicomponent Assessment
Hana Hamdi, Oumar Ba, Serigne Niang, Christian Ntizimira, Mouhadou Mbengue, Aminata Sophie Coulbary, Rokhaya Niang, Matthew Parsons, Joseph J. Amon, Diederik Lohman, p1122–1130

Outpatient Pain Medication Use: An Electronic Daily Diary Study in Metastatic Breast Cancer
Ellen Stephenson, Anita DeLongis, Brian Bruel, Hoda Badr, p1131–1137

Menopausal-Related Symptoms in Women One Year After Breast Cancer Surgery
Melissa Mazor, Kathryn Lee, Anand Dhruva, Janine K. Cataldo, Steven M. Paul, Michelle Melisko, Betty J. Smoot, Jon D. Levine, Charles Elboim, Yvette P. Conley, Christine Miaskowksi, p1138–1151.e1

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

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