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)