Monday, 15 February 2010

Palliative Medicine Vol 23 No 8 2009

Link to journal online
pp. 680-690
Quantifying the impact of standardized assessment and symptom management tools on symptoms associated with cancer-induced anorexia cachexia syndrome.
Andrew, I.M.; Waterfield, K.; Hildreth, A.J.; Kirkpatrick, G.; Hawkins, C.

pp. 691-697
Living with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: patients concerns regarding death and dying.
Gardiner, C.; Gott, M.; Small, N.; Payne, S.; Seamark, D.; Barnes, S.; Halpin, D.; Ruse, C.

pp. 698-707
Collaborating or co-existing: a survey of attitudes of medical oncologists toward specialist palliative care.
Ward, A.M.; Agar, M.; Koczwara, B.

pp. 708-717
Costs associated with resource utilization during the palliative phase of care: a Canadian perspective.
Dumont, S.; Jacobs, P.; Fassbender, K.; Anderson, D.; Turcotte, V.; Harel, F.

pp. 718-722
Governance in changing times: the experiences of hospice trustees in the United Kingdom.
Turner, M.; Payne, S.

pp. 723-730
Barriers to achieving care at home at the end of life: transferring patients between care settings using patient transport services.
Ingleton, C.; Payne, S.; Sargeant, A.; Seymour, J.

pp. 731-738
Modafinil for attentional and psychomotor dysfunction in advanced cancer: a double-blind, randomised, cross-over trial.
Lundorff, L.E.; Jonsson, B.H.; Sjogren, P.

pp. 739-753
Depression assessment and classification in palliative cancer patients: a systematic literature review.
Wasteson, E.; Brenne, E.; Higginson, I.J.; Hotopf, M. et alEuropean Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC)

pp. 754-766
The palliative care knowledge test: reliability and validity of an instrument to measure palliative care knowledge among health professionals.
Nakazawa, Y.; Miyashita, M.; Morita, T.; Umeda, M.; Oyagi, Y.; Ogasawara, T.

pp. 767-776
Making sure services deliver for people with advanced heart failure: a longitudinal qualitative study of patients, family carers, and health professionals. Boyd, K.J.; Worth, A.; Kendall, M.; Pratt, R. et al

pp. 777-779
The pragmatic use of apomorphine at the end of life.
Dewhurst, F.; Lee, M.; Wood, B.

End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin

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European Journal of Cancer Care Vol 19 No 2 2010

p 144-144
End of life care
Published Online: 4 Feb 2010

p 243-250
Significant improvement in quality of life of patients with incurable cancer after designation to a palliative homecare team
Published Online: 17 Aug 2009

p 267-272
A new hospice consulting system for terminal cancer patients in transferring to post-acute care options in Taiwan
P.M.-H. CHANG, Y.-Y.L. LIU, T.-C. CHAO, H.-L. LIN et al
Published Online: 26 Aug 2009

Clinical notes
p 273-275
'Where Shall I Find a White Rose . . . ?': an end-of-life narrative
Published Online: 16 Aug 2009

BMJ 2nd Feb 2010

Action is needed now on end of life care, says King’s Fund
Helen Mooney
BMJ 2010;340 c485

BMC Palliative Care Jan 2010

Facilitating needs based cancer care for people with a chronic disease: Evaluation of an intervention using a multi-centre interrupted time series design
Amy Waller, Afaf Girgis, Claire Johnson, Geoff Mitchell, Patsy Yates et al
BMC Palliative Care 2010, 9:2 (11 January 2010)
Provisional PDF

What "best practice" could be in Palliative Care: an analysis of statements on practice and ethics expressed by the main Health Organizations
Gaia Barazzetti, Claudia Borreani, Guido Miccinesi, Franco Toscani
BMC Palliative Care 2010, 9:1 (7 January 2010)
Provisional PDF

Policies to improve end-of-life decisions in Flemish hospitals: communication, training of health care providers and use of quality assessments
Ina D'Haene, Robert H Vander Stichele, H Roeline W Pasman, Nele Noortgate, Johan Bilsen, Freddy Mortier, Luc Deliens
BMC Palliative Care 2009, 8:20 (30 December 2009)

Friday, 29 January 2010

End of life care e-learning programme launced

An e-learning project, End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA), has been launched with the aim of supporting the national End of Life Care Strategy by enhancing the training and education of all those who may be involved in delivering end of life care, wherever their location.
Information on e-ELCA and some sessions open to the public can be accessed at
Health and social care workers aiming to register for access to additional sessions should visit