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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 – June 2018
Volume 55, Issue 6, p1443-1622, e1-e3

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

Original Articles

Distinct Patterns of Conjoint Symptom Distress and Functional Impairment in the Last Year of Life Predict Terminally Ill Cancer Patients' Survival
Fur-Hsing Wen, Jen-Shi Chen, Wen-Chi Chou, Chia-Hsun Hsieh, Wen-Cheng Chang, Ming-Mo Hou, Siew Tzuh Tang, p1443–1451.e2

A Palliative Radiation Oncology Consult Service Reduces Total Costs During Hospitalization
Sanders Chang, Peter May, Nathan E. Goldstein, Juan Wisnivesky, Doran Ricks, David Fuld, Melissa Aldridge, Kenneth Rosenzweig, Rolfe Sean Morrison, Kavita V. Dharmarajan,p1452–1458

Psychoeducational Intervention for Symptom Management of Fatigue, Pain, and Sleep Disturbance Cluster Among Cancer Patients: A Pilot Quasi-Experimental Study
Ly Thuy Nguyen, Kimberly Alexander, Patsy Yates,p1459–1472

Family Caregivers’ Preparations for Death: A Qualitative Analysis
Lauren J. Breen, Samar M. Aoun, Moira O'Connor, Denise Howting, Georgia K.B. Halkett, p1473–1479

Construct Validity of the Spanish Versions of the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale Short Form and Condensed Form: Rasch Analysis of Responses in Oncology Outpatients
Inés Llamas-Ramos, Rocío Llamas-Ramos, José Buz, María Cortés-Rodríguez, Ana María Martín-Nogueras, p1480–1491

Machine Learning Methods to Extract Documentation of Breast Cancer Symptoms From Electronic Health Records
Alexander W. Forsyth, Regina Barzilay, Kevin S. Hughes, Dickson Lui, Karl A. Lorenz, Andrea Enzinger, James A. Tulsky, Charlotta Lindvall, p1492–1499

Patient-Reported Functional Status in Outpatients With Advanced Cancer: Correlation With Physician-Reported Scores and Survival
Gordana Popovic, Thana Harhara, Ashley Pope, Ahmed al-Awamer, Subrata Banerjee, John Bryson, Ernie Mak, Jenny Lau, Breffni Hannon, Nadia Swami, Lisa W. Le, Camilla Zimmermann, p1500–1508

Cognitive Impairment and Pain Among Nursing Home Residents With Cancer
Catherine E. Dubé, Deborah S. Mack, Jacob N. Hunnicutt, Kate L. Lapane, p1509–1518

Adapting an Early Palliative Care Intervention to Family Caregivers of Persons With Advanced Cancer in the Rural Deep South: A Qualitative Formative Evaluation
J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Richard Taylor, Gabrielle Rocque, Carol Chambless, Thomas Ramsey, Andres Azuero, Nataliya Ivankova, Michelle Y. Martin, Marie A. Bakitas, p1519–1530

Differential Family Experience of Palliative Sedation Therapy in Specialized Palliative or Critical Care Units
Hui-Shan Shen, Szu-Yin Chen, Denise Shuk Ting Cheung, Shu-Yi Wang, Jung Jae Lee, Chia-Chin Lin, p1531–1539

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