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Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

https://read.qxmd.com/read/32971184/spiritual-care-in-the-global-sphere
#1
LETTER
Betty R Ferrell, George Handzo, Tina Picchi, Christina Puchalski, William E Rosa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 21, 2020: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32961219/the-bulle-support-and-prevention-of-psychological-decompensation-of-healthcare-workers-during-the-trauma-of-the-covid-19-epidemic
#2
Hervé Lefèvre, Chantal Stheneur, Charlotte Cardin, Lola Fourcade, Christine Fourmaux, Elise Tordjman, Marie Touati, Flore Voisard, Sevan Minassian, Pauline Chaste, Marie Rose Moro, Jonathan Lachal
The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges for the healthcare system. The pressure on healthcare staff continues to intensify, accentuated by the confinement (lockdown) of the population and the unprecedented duration of this emergency. Separately and especially together, overwork, degraded conditions of care due to the never-ending emergency, and the risk of exposure to the virus can lead to acute psychological distress or signs of burnout. This original program was developed at Cochin Hospital in Paris, France, to prevent these potentially dramatic psychological consequences, support the medical staff, and identify those most affected to offer them specific care...
September 19, 2020: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32961218/clinical-aspects-of-palliative-sedation-in-prospective-studies-a-systematic-review
#3
REVIEW
Maria Arantzamendi, Alazne Belar, Sheila Payne, Maaike Rijpstra, Nancy Preston, Johan Menten, Michael Van der Elst, Lukas Radbruch, Jeroen Hasselaar, Carlos Centeno
CONTEXT: Near the end of life when patients experience refractory symptoms, palliative sedation may be considered as a last treatment. Clinical guidelines have been developed, but they are mainly based on expert opinion or retrospective chart reviews. Therefore, evidence for the clinical aspects of palliative sedation is needed. OBJECTIVES: To explore clinical aspects of palliative sedation in recent prospective studies. METHODS: Systematic review conducted following PRISMA guidelines and registered at PROSPERO...
September 19, 2020: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32949763/engaging-parents-of-children-who-died-from-cancer-in-research-on-the-early-grief-experience
#4
Jennifer M Snaman, Gabrielle Helton, Justin N Baker, Sue E Morris, Hasan Al-Sayegh, Clement Ma, Joanne Wolfe
CONTEXT: Bereaved parents provide an important perspective for improving care for patients and families throughout the illness and following a child's death. However, involvement of bereaved parents in research studies is fraught with concerns over inflicting psychological distress and issues with study recruitment. Data on research strategies to engage parents early in their bereavement are limited. OBJECTIVES: To describe involvement of bereaved parents in the development of a comprehensive survey, examine the response rates with varying recruitment strategies and describe participation experiences of parent participants...
September 16, 2020: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32949762/discordant-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-and-code-status-at-death
#5
Alexandria J Robbins, Nicholas E Ingraham, Adam C Sheka, Kathryn M Pendleton, Rachel Morris, Alexander Rix, Victor Vakayil, Jeffrey G Chipman, Anthony Charles, Christopher J Tignanelli
CONTEXT: One fundamental way to honor patient autonomy is to establish and enact their wishes for end of life care. Limited research exists regarding adherence with code status. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to characterize cardiopulmonary resuscitation attempts discordant with documented code status at the time of death in the United States and to elucidate potential contributing factors. METHODS: The Cerner APACHE outcomes database, which includes 237 U...
September 16, 2020: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32949761/preparedness-of-african-palliative-care-services-to-respond-to-the-covid-19-pandemic-a-rapid-assessment
#6
Sabah Boufkhed, Eve Namisango, Emmanuel Luyirika, Katherine E Sleeman, Massimo Costantini, Carlo Peruselli, Charles Normand, Irene J Higginson, Richard Harding
CONTEXT: Palliative care is an essential component of the COVID-19 pandemic response, but is overlooked in national and international preparedness plans. The preparedness and capacity of African palliative care services to respond to COVID-19 is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the preparedness and capacity of African palliative care services to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: We developed, piloted and conducted a cross-sectional online survey guided by the 2005 International Health Regulations...
September 16, 2020: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32947018/racial-disparities-in-end-of-life-care-between-black-and-white-adults-with-metastatic-cancer
#7
Laura M Perry, Leah E Wash, Ronald Horswell, Lucio Miele, San Chu, Brian Melancon, John Lefante, Christopher M Blais, James L Rogers, Michael Hoerger
CONTEXT: Cancer patients' comfort near the end of life is often undermined by unnecessary and burdensome treatments. There is a need for more research examining racial disparities in end-of-life care, especially in regions with a history of racial discrimination. OBJECTIVES: To examine whether Black adults received more burdensome end-of-life care than White adults in a population-based data set of cancer decedents in Louisiana, a state with a history of slavery and long-standing racial disparities...
September 15, 2020: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32947017/selection-bias-in-observational-studies-of-palliative-care-lessons-learned
#8
Brystana G Kaufman, Courtney H Van Houtven, Melissa A Greiner, Bradley G Hammill, Matthew Harker, David Anderson, Sarah Petry, Janet Bull, Donald H Taylor
CONTEXT: Palliative care programs are typically evaluated using observational data, raising concerns about selection bias. OBJECTIVE: To quantify selection bias due to observed and unobserved characteristics in a palliative care demonstration program. METHODS: Program administrative data and 100% Medicare claims data in two-states and a 20% sample in eight-states (2013-2017). The sample included 2983 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries age 65+ participating in the palliative care program and three matched cohorts: 1) regional 2) two-states and 3) eight-states...
September 15, 2020: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32942009/intensity-of-vasopressor-therapy-and-in-hospital-mortality-for-infants-and-children-an-opportunity-for-counseling-families
#9
Khyzer B Aziz, Renee D Boss, Christina C Yarborough, Jessica C Raisanen, Kathryn Neubauer, Pamela K Donohue
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the intensity of vasopressor therapy for pediatric patients, regardless of diagnosis, predicts in-hospital mortality. DESIGN: Single-center, retrospective medical chart review. SETTING: PICU and NICU at a single pediatric tertiary care center in the Unites States. PARTICIPANTS: Children 0-17 years of age admitted from 2005-2015 who received any vasopressor medication - dopamine, dobutamine, epinephrine, vasopressin, norepinephrine, or hydrocortisone...
September 14, 2020: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32942008/workforce-planning-for-community-based-palliative-care-specialist-teams-using-operations-research
#10
Majid Taghavi, Grace Johnston, Robin Urquhart, David Henderson, Cheryl Tschupruk, Beth Tupala
CONTEXT: Many countries have aging populations. Thus, the need for palliative care will increase. However, the methods to estimate optimal staffing for specialist palliative care teams are rudimentary as yet. OBJECTIVES: To develop a population-need, workforce planning model for community-based palliative care specialist teams and to apply the model to forecast the staff needed to care for all patients with terminal illness, organ failure, and frailty over the next twenty years, with and without the expansion of primary palliative care...
September 14, 2020: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32931906/assessing-the-will-to-live-a-scoping-review
#11
REVIEW
Marc-Antoine Bornet, Mathieu Bernard, Cécile Jaques, Eve Rubli Truchard, Gian Domenico Borasio, Ralf J Jox
CONTEXT: The will to live is an important factor to consider in the context of providing resource-oriented palliative care. Until now, there has been no major review of the existing research on this subject. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study is to summarize the state of research concerning instruments that assess the will to live. The secondary objective is to explore the theoretical models and psychometric properties of these instruments, in studies where these instruments were initially presented...
September 12, 2020: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32931905/concerns-of-parents-with-children-receiving-home-based-pediatric-palliative-care
#12
Perri R Tutelman, Keagan G Lipak, Aminat Adewumi, Marci Z Fults, Lisa M Humphrey, Cynthia A Gerhardt
CONTEXT: Caring for a child who will die from a life-limiting illness is one of the most difficult experiences a parent may face. Pediatric palliative care (PPC) has grown as a specialty service to address the unique needs of children and families with serious illness. However, gaps remain between the needs of families in PPC and the support received. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to explore the concerns of parents who have a child in home-based PPC...
September 12, 2020: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32931904/the-association-between-hospital-end-of-life-care-quality-and-the-care-received-among-patients-with-heart-failure
#13
Shelli L Feder, Janet Tate, Mary Ersek, Supriya Krishnan, Sarwat I Chaudhry, Lori A Bastian, Joshua Rolnick, Ann Kutney-Lee, Kathleen M Akgün
CONTEXT: Improving end-of-life care (EOLC) quality among heart failure patients is imperative. Data are limited as to the hospital processes of care that facilitate this goal. OBJECTIVES: To determine associations between hospital-level EOLC quality ratings and the EOLC delivered to heart failure patients. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the Veterans Health Administration (VA) and the Bereaved Family Survey data of heart failure patients from 2013-2015 who died in 107 VA hospitals...
September 12, 2020: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32931903/confirmed-medication-diversion-in-hospice-care-qualitative-findings-from-a-national-sample-of-agencies
#14
Orrin D Ware, John G Cagle, Mary Lynn McPherson, Paul Sacco, Jodi Frey, Jack Guralnik
CONTEXT: The non-medical use of prescribed medications is a major public health concern in the United States. Medications prescribed to hospice patients for pain management may be at risk of being diverted to be sold or used illicitly. OBJECTIVES: Utilize responses from hospice agency representatives to explore the details of confirmed cases of medication diversion in the hospice setting. METHODS: This is a qualitative descriptive study based on responses from hospice agency representatives with surveys completed by phone or online...
September 12, 2020: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32931902/my-wife-s-palliative-care-helped-both-of-us
#15
Thomas S Wallsten
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 12, 2020: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32926964/screened-in
#16
Jordana L Meyerson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 11, 2020: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32926963/palliative-radiotherapy-produced-spectacular-improvement-in-a-terminally-ill-colorectal-carcinoma-patient-with-severe-pain-and-duodenal-bleeding
#17
Miroslaw Kiedrowski, Milena Szacht
Colorectal cancer (CRC) has a devastating effect on the quality of life, and the treatment of active intestinal bleeding in CRC is a real challenge at the end of life. This case report presents a spectacular effect of an unusual palliative treatment strategy in a middle-aged home hospice patient with severe pain and persistent duodenal bleeding secondary to its neoplastic infiltration. Palliative radiotherapy (RT) significantly improved pain control, terminated the duodenal bleeding, and allowed successful treatment of deep vein thrombosis, previously impossible due to the bleeding...
September 11, 2020: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32926962/relationships-between-advanced-cancer-patients-worry-about-dying-and-illness-understanding-treatment-preferences-and-advance-care-planning
#18
Rachel A Rodenbach, Andrew D Althouse, Yael Schenker, Thomas J Smith, Edward Chu, Douglas B White, Marie Bakitas, Robert M Arnold
CONTEXT: Patients with advanced cancer often worry about dying. Less is known about the role of worry in decision making regarding future care. OBJECTIVE: To explore relationships between patients' worry about dying and their illness understanding, treatment preferences, and advance care planning. METHODS: This cross-sectional study used baseline data from a primary palliative care intervention trial. All participants had metastatic solid tumors...
September 11, 2020: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32916264/avoid-stigmatizing-language-about-atheist-patients
#19
LETTER
Christian T Sinclair, Drew Rosielle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 8, 2020: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://read.qxmd.com/read/32916263/charting-the-territory-end-of-life-trajectories-for-children-with-complex-neurological-metabolic-and-chromosomal-conditions
#20
Danielle Bao, Leanne Feichtinger, Gail Andrews, Colleen Pawliuk, Rose Steele, Harold Hal Siden
OBJECTIVES: For parents, family or clinicians of children with rare, life-threatening conditions there is little information regarding likely symptoms, illness trajectory and end-of-life care. This descriptive analysis of a bereaved cohort recruited in the Charting the Territory (CTT) study describes patient characteristics, symptoms, use of medications, discussion of resuscitation orders and care provided preceding and during the end-of-life. METHODS: Of the 275 children enrolled in the CTT study, 54 died between 2009 and 2014...
September 8, 2020: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
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