Wednesday, 9 September 2009

End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin

The Volume 1 Issue 7 End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin has now been published at
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Gastrointestinal symptoms in supportive and palliative care

Annual Evidence Update on Gastrointestinal symptoms in supportive and palliative care (NHS Evidence - supportive and palliative care)
The second supportive and palliative care Annual Evidence Update on symptom management in gastroenterology collects together the latest high quality evidence on 3 topics:
* Mouth care
* Diarrhoea
* Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding

BMJ 3rd August 2009

End of life decisions and quality of care before death [Editorial]
Ira Byock
BMJ 2009;339 b2730

Euthanasia and other end of life decisions and care provided in final three months of life: nationwide retrospective study in Belgium
Lieve Van den Block, Reginald Deschepper, Johan Bilsen, Nathalie Bossuyt, Viviane Van Casteren, and Luc Deliens
BMJ 2009;339 b2772

Palliative cancer care - malignant ulcer

Palliative cancer care - malignant ulcer
Clinical Knowledge Summaries (Prodigy)

Palliative & Supportive Care Vol 7 No 2 2009

pp. 139-142
The spiritual domain of palliative care: Who should be ``spiritual care professionals''?.
Breitbart, W.
pp. 143-152
Challenges of illness in metastatic breast cancer: A low-income African American perspective.
Rosenzweig, M.Q.; Wiehagen, T.; Brufsky, A.; Arnold, R.
pp. 153-162
Caring for a person in advanced illness and suffering from breathlessness at home: Threats and resources.
Gysels, M.H.; Higginson, I.J.
pp. 163-170
Techniques for framing questions in conducting family meetings in palliative care.
Dumont, I.; Kissane, D.
pp. 171-180
Conducting family meetings in palliative care: Themes, techniques, and preliminary evaluation of a communication skills module.
Gueguen, J.A.; Bylund, C.L.; Brown, R.F.; Levin, T.T.; Kissane, D.W.
pp. 181-186
Patients' views on decision making in advanced cancer.
Philip, J.; Gold, M.; Schwarz, M.; Komesaroff, P.
pp. 187-196
Strength through adversity: Bereaved cancer carers' accounts of rewards and personal growth from caring.
Wong, W.K.T.; Ussher, J.
pp. 197-206
A feasibility study of a two-session home-based cognitive behavioral therapy-insomnia intervention for bereaved family caregivers.
Carter, P.A.; Mikan, S.Q.; Simpson, C.
pp. 207-212
Fatigue in relatives of palliative patients.
Carlsson, M.E.
pp. 213-217
Using the differential from complete blood counts as a biomarker of fatigue in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: An exploratory analysis.
Paddison, J.S.; Temel, J.S.; Fricchione, G.L.; Pirl, W.F.
pp. 218-228
Effect of music therapy on oncologic staff bystanders: A substantive grounded theory.
O callaghan, C.; Magill, L.
pp. 229-234
Cancer patients' reluctance to discuss psychological distress with their physicians was not associated with underrecognition of depression by physicians: A preliminary study.
Okuyama, T.; Endo, C.; Seto, T.; Kato, M.; Seki, N. et al
pp. 235-244
Palliative care: A need for a family systems approach.
Mehta, A.; Cohen, S.R.; Chan, L.S.
pp. 245-252
Staff grief and support systems for Japanese health care professionals working in palliative care.
Shimoinaba, K.; O connor, M.; Lee, S.; Greaves, J.
pp. 253-256
When cancerophobia and denial lead to death.
Reich, M.; Gaudron, C.; Penel, N.

BMC Palliative Care

"Good idea but not feasible" - the views of decision makers and stakeholders towards strategies for better palliative care in Germany: a representative survey
Sara L Lueckmann, Mareike Behmann, Susanne Bisson, Nils Schneider
BMC Palliative Care 2009, 8:10 (22 July 2009)
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The feasibility of a single-blinded fast-track pragmatic randomised controlled trial of a complex intervention for breathlessness in advanced disease.
Morag C Farquhar, Irene J Higginson, Petrea Fagan, Sara Booth
BMC Palliative Care 2009, 8:9 (7 July 2009)
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Palliative Medicine Vol 23 No 5 2009

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pp. 385-387
Suffering and healing - our core business.
George, R.
pp. 388-397
On dying and human suffering.
Kellehear, A.
pp. 398-405
Prioritisation of future research topics for children's hospice care by its key stakeholders: a Delphi study.
Malcolm, C.; Knighting, K.; Forbat, L.; Kearney, N.
pp. 406-409
Assessment of iron status and the role for iron-replacement therapy in anaemic cancer patients under the care of a specialist palliative care unit.
Robertson, K.A.; Hutchison, S.M.W.
pp. 410-417
Deciding about continuous deep sedation: physicians' perspectives. A focus group study.
Rietjens, J.A.C.; Buiting, H.M.; Pasman, H.R.W. et al
pp. 418-424
Paediatricians' perceptions on referrals to paediatric palliative care.
Knapp, C.; Thompson, L.; Madden, V.; Shenkman, E.
pp. 425-431
Multiple sources: mapping the literature of palliative care.
Tieman, J.J.; Sladek, R.M.; Currow, D.C.
pp. 432-440
Characteristics and implications of attrition in health-related quality of life studies in palliative care.
Ahlner-Elmqvist, M.; Bjordal, K.; Jordhoy, M.S.; Kaasa, S.; Jannert, M.
pp. 441-447
Palliative day care - a study of well-being and health-related quality of life.
Sviden, G.A.; Furst, C.J.; von Koch, L.; Borell, L.
pp. 448-459
Resource utilisation and costs of palliative cancer care in an interdisciplinary health care model.
Johnson, A.P.; Abernathy, T.; Howell, D.; Brazil, K.; Scott, S.
pp. 460-470
Hospital staff attributions of the causes of physician variation in end-of-life treatment intensity.
Larochelle, M.R.; Rodriguez, K.L.; Arnold, R.M.; Barnato, A.E.
pp. 471-472
An unusual cause of insomnia.
Dando, N.; England, S.; Ford-Dunn, S.
pp. 473-475
The use of thalidomide in the management of bleeding from a gastric cancer.
Lambert, K.; Ward, J.