» Palliative Care and Hospice Referrals in Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis: What Factors Are Important?
24/02/20 08:00 from
Journal of Palliative Medicine, Ahead of Print.

» Feasibility and acceptability of a culturally adapted advance care planning intervention for people living with advanced cancer and their families: A mixed methods study
21/02/20 01:08 from
Palliative Medicine, Ahead of Print. Background:Increasing evidence shows that advance care planning is effective in improving outcomes. However, its applicability and acceptability outside Western cultures remain unknown. Examination of...

» Understanding Distress Among Patients With Cancer Receiving Specialized, Supportive Care Services
18/02/20 09:35 from
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®, Ahead of Print. Background:Cancer and its treatment can cause persistent psychosocial consequences for patients. Although distress among the general cancer population has been well st...

» The Impacts of Prognostic Awareness on Mood and Quality of Life Among Patients With Advanced Cancer
13/02/20 11:14 from
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®, Ahead of Print. Background:Accurate awareness of the prognosis is an important factor in the treatment decision of patients with advanced cancer; however, prognostic disclosure is sti...

» Hospice Care: Hope and Meaning in Life Mediate Subjective Well-Being of Staff
13/02/20 11:04 from
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®, Ahead of Print. Objectives:Subjective well-being has been associated with decreased work burnout and elevated work engagement. We investigated the impact of hope and meaning in life o...

» “We Are Here for You All the Way”—Patients’ and Relatives’ Experiences of Receiving Advanced Home Care
13/02/20 11:03 from
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®, Ahead of Print. Background:It is of great importance to understand how patients and their close relatives experience the pros and cons of advanced home care so as to further develop t...

» Awareness and Attitudes Toward Advance Care Planning Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults in China: A Mixed-Methods Study
13/02/20 11:01 from
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®, Ahead of Print. Context:Quality of palliative care and death in mainland China is at a low level of the rest of the world, the public is lacked of proper understanding of the relevant...

» Looking Back, and Ahead: A Call to Action for Increasing the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Specialty Pipeline
13/02/20 08:00 from
Journal of Palliative Medicine, Ahead of Print.

» Insights from Bereaved Family Members About End-of-Life Care and Bereavement
10/02/20 08:00 from
Journal of Palliative Medicine, Ahead of Print.

» Nurses’ knowledge of law at the end of life and implications for practice: A qualitative study
07/02/20 12:37 from
Palliative Medicine, Ahead of Print. Background:Some patients do not receive adequate pain and symptom relief at the end of life, causing distress to patients, families and healthcare professionals. It is unclear whether undertreatment o...

» Advanced Stage of Disease and Systemic Inflammation as Factors Associated With Referral of Patients With Colorectal Cancer to a Palliative Care Unit
07/02/20 11:52 from
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®, Ahead of Print. Objective:To identify factors associated with referral to an exclusive palliative care unit (PCU) in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC).Methods:Retrospective cohort...

» Museum-Based Education: A Novel Educational Approach for Hospice and Palliative Medicine Training Programs
05/02/20 08:00 from
Journal of Palliative Medicine, Ahead of Print.

» Investigation and Analysis of Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Attitudes Toward Advanced Care Planning and Their Willingness to Implement
05/02/20 02:11 from
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®, Ahead of Print. Objective:The purpose of this study is to understand the attitude of undergraduate nursing students toward advanced care planning (ACP) and their willingness to implem...

» Components of palliative care interventions addressing the needs of people with dementia living in long-term care: A systematic review
04/02/20 10:53 from
Palliative Medicine, Ahead of Print. Background:People with dementia requiring palliative care have multiple needs, which are amplified in long-term care settings. The European Association for Palliative Care White Paper offers recommend...

» Strategies for the implementation of palliative care education and organizational interventions in long-term care facilities: A scoping review
03/02/20 11:01 from
Palliative Medicine, Ahead of Print. Background:The number of older people dying in long-term care facilities is increasing; however, care at the end of life can be suboptimal. Interventions to improve palliative care delivery within the...

» Drivers of care costs and quality in the last 3 months of life among older people receiving palliative care: A multinational mortality follow-back survey across England, Ireland and the United States
03/02/20 10:58 from
Palliative Medicine, Ahead of Print. Background:Care costs rise towards the end of life. International comparison of service use, costs and care experiences can inform quality and improve access.Aim:The aim of this study was to compare h...

» Geopersonality of Preventable Death in the United States: Anger-Prone States and Opioid Deaths
03/02/20 09:16 from
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®, Ahead of Print. Background:Opioid overdoses have reached epidemic levels in the United States and have clustered in Northeastern and “Rust Belt” states. Five Factor Model (FFM) person...

» Case Management for Southwestern Hospice Organization: Process Improvement Plan
01/02/20 06:00 from Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing - Current Issue
Studies have shown that registered nurses are inadequately prepared to care for patients requiring hospice and palliative care. Reasons include inadequate curriculum, along with a lack of structured education related to hospice/palliativ...

» Using Cards to Facilitate Conversations About Wishes and Priorities of Patients in Palliative Care
01/02/20 06:00 from Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing - Current Issue
To avoid discomfort, health care professionals may hesitate to pursue conversations about end of life with patients. Certain tools have the potential to facilitate smoother conversations in this matter. The objective was to explore the e...

» Their Last Breath: Death and Dying in a Hmong American Community
01/02/20 06:00 from Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing - Current Issue
Hmong Americans have typically been unwilling to use biomedical palliative care for end-of-life needs. This has resulted in confusion and frustration for Hmong patients, families, and nurses. Hmongs' end-of-life care choices for family m...

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