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  1. Communications
  2. Sharing Bad News
  3. Family Meeting
  4. Goals of Care
  5. Constipation
  6. Nausea and Vomiting, Palliative Response Section 1.6
  7. Insomnia
  8. Pruritis
  9. Hiccups
  10. Methadone
  11. PCA pumps for pain control
  12. Neuropathic Pain
  13. Complex Pain Syndrome
  14. Opiod Side Effects
  15. Using Naloxone
  16. Pseuedoaddiction
  17. Pressure Ulcers: Prevention and Management
  18. Hand Feeding and Oral Hydration
  19. Management of Intestinal Obstruction Palliative
  20. Palliative Sedation
  21. TPN and End-of-life
  22. Anxiety
  23. Psycho stimulants for Depression
  24. PTSD
  25. Grief/Bereavement
  26. Withdrawing Mechanical Ventilation
  27. Spiritual History / Discussion of Spirituality / Transcendence and Suffering
  28. General Debility and Palliative Care
  29. Neurology and Palliative Care
  30. Dementia and Palliative Care
  31. Chronic Renal Failure and Palliative Care
  32. Management of Thrombosis
  33. Pulmonary Disease and Palliative Care
  34. Progressive Liver Disease and Palliative Care
  35. Congestive Heart Failure and Palliative Care
  36. Ethical Issue: General overview
  37. Determination of Capacity
  38. Physician-Assisted Suicide
  39. DNR
  40. Medical Futility
  41. ICD and Pacemaker at Life's End
  42. Medicare Hospice Benefit
  43. Nursing Home Care
  44. Access to Medical Care Insurance issues
  45. Subcutaneous therapy
  46. Self Care

Communications

  1. Back, A, L., Arnold, R, M., & Quill, T, E. (2003). Hope for the Best and Prepare for the Worst. Annals of Internal Medicine, 138, 439-443.
  2. Buckman, R. (1998). Communication in palliative care: a practical guide. In Doyle, D., Hanks, G.W.C., & MacDonald, N ( Eds.) Oxford textbook of palliative medicine (pp 141-156). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
  3. Hofmann, J, C., Wenger, N, S., Davis, R, B., Teno, J., Connors, A, F, Jr., Desbiens, N., et al. (1997). Patient preferences for communication with physicians about end-of-life decisions. Annals of Internal Medicine, 127 (1), 1-12.
  4. Lo, B., Quill, T., & Tulsky, J. (1999). Discussing palliative care with patients. Annals of Internal Medicine, 130, 744-749.
  5. Quill, Timothy, E. (2000). Initiating end-of-life discussions with seriously ill patients: addressing the "elephant in the room". Journal of American Medical Association, 284 (19), 2502-2507.
  6. Stolick, Matt. (2002). Overcoming the Tendency to Lie to Dying Patients. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 19 (1), 29-34.
  7. Thompson, P. M. (2002). Communicating with dementia patients on hospice. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 19 (4), 263-266.

Sharing Bad News

  1. Back, A., & Baile, W. (2003). Communication Skills: Myths, Realities, and New Developments. Journal of Supportive Oncology, 1(3), 169-171.
  2. Born, W., Greiner, A., Sylvia, E., Butler, J., Ahluwalia, J, S. (2004). Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about end-of-life care among inner-city African American and Latinos. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 7 (2), 247-256.
  3. Quill, T, E., Arnold, R, M., & Platt, F. (2001). "I wish things were different": expressing wishes in response to loss, futility, and unrealistic hopes. Annals of Internal Medicine, 135, 551-555.
  4. Lynn, J., Goldstein, N, E., (2003). Advance care planning for fatal chronic illness: avoiding commonplace errors and unwarranted suffering. Annals of Internal Medicine, 138, 812-818.

Family Meeting

  1. Farber, S, J., Egnew, T, R., Herman-Bertsch, J, L., Taylor, T, R., and Guldin, G, E. (2003). Issues in End-of Life Care: Patient, Caregiver, and Clinician Perceptions. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6 (1), 19-31.
  2. Faulkner, Ann. (1998). ABC of Palliative Care: Communication with Patients, Families, and Other Professionals. British Medical Journal, 316, 130-132.
  3. Fins, J, J. (2001). Communication in intensive care settings: The Challenge of Futility Disputes. Critical Care Medicine, 29 (2). Retrieved August 31, 2001, from the MD Consult database.
  4. Glajchen, M., Zuckerman, C., & von Gunten, C, F. (2001). Resolving Conflict and Making decisions. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 4 (2), 221-225.
  5. Quill, Timothy, E. (2004). Dying and Decision Making- Evolution of End-of-Life Options. The New England Journal of Medicine, 350 (20), 2029-2032.

Goals of Care

  1. Discussions Rutsohn, P., Ibrahim, N. (2003). An analysis of provider attitudes toward end-of-life decision-making. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 (5), 371-203.
  2. Salomon, B. On being a doctor: shades. Annals of Internal Medicine, 140, 575-576.
  3. Schwartz, C, E., Mazor, K., Rogers, J., Ma, Y., Reed, G. (2003). Validation of a new measure of concept of a good death. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6(4), 575-583.
  4. Steinhauser, K, E., Christakis, N, A., Clipp, E, C., McNeilly, M., McIntyre, L., Tulsky, J, A. (2000). Factors considered important at the end of life by patients, family, physicians, and Other care providers. Journal of American Medical Association, 284, 2476-2482
  5. Sullivan, Mark, D. (2002). The illusion of patient choice in end-of-life decisions. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 10, 365-372
  6. Young, A, J., Ofori-Boateng, T., Rodriguez, K, L., Plowman, J, L. (2003). Meaning and agency in discussing end-of-life-care: A study of elderly veterans' values and interpretations. Qualitative Health Research, 13 (8), 1039-1062.

Constipation

  1. Staats, P. S.Markowitz, J.Schein, J. (2004) Incidence of constipation associated with long-acting opioid therapy: a comparative study,South Med J vol 97 issue 2 pg 129-34
  2. Laughton, J. 2004 N Engl J Med 350:12 pg 1259-60.
  3. Fallon, M., & O'Neill, B. (1997). ABC of Palliative Care: Constipation and Diarrhoea. British Medical Journal, 315, 1293-1296.
  4. Lembo, A., & Camilleri, M. (2003). Chronic constipation. The New England Journal of Medicine, 349 (14), 1360-1368.
  5. Mancini, I. L., Hanson, J., Neumann, C. M., & Bruera, E. D. (2000). Opioid type and other clinical predictors of laxative dose in advanced cancer patients: A retrospective study. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 3, 49-56.
  6. Saltz, L.B. (2003). Understanding and managing chemotherapy-induced diarrhea. Journal of Supportive Oncology, 1, 35-46.
  7. Sykes, N. P. (2002). Constipation. Principles & Practice of Supportive Oncology, 5 (2), 1-14.

Nausea and Vomiting, Palliative Response Section 1.6

  1. Han, P., Arnold, B., Gunten, C, F. (2001). The challenge of chronic aids-related nausea and vomiting. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 4, 65-68.
  2. Baine, M. J. "ABC of Palliative Care: Nausea, Vomiting and Intestinal Obstruction." BMJ 315 (1997): 1148-150.
  3. Navari, R. M.Einhorn, L. H.Passik, S. D.Loehrer, P. J., Sr.Johnson, C.Mayer, M. L. McClean, J. Vinson, J. Pletcher, W. (2005) A phase II trial of olanzapine for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: A Hoosier Oncology Group study. Support Care Cancer
  4. Glare, P.Pereira, G.Kristjanson, L. J.Stockler, M. Tattersall, M. (2004) Systematic review of the efficacy of antiemetics in the treatment of nausea in patients with far-advanced cancer Support Care Cancer Vol 12 Issue 6 pg 432-40
  5. Mechoulam, R.Hanu, L. (2001) The cannabinoids: an overview. Therapeutic implications in vomiting and nausea after cancer chemotherapy, in appetite promotion, in multiple sclerosis and in neuroprotection Pain Res Manag Vol 6 Issue 2 pg. 67-73

Insomnia

  1. Smith, M. T.Huang, M. I.Manber, R. (2005) Clin Psychol Rev Cognitive behavior therapy for chronic insomnia occurring within the context of medical and psychiatric disorders
  2. Hugel, H.Ellershaw, J. E.Cook, L.Skinner, J.Irvine, C. (2004) The prevalence, key causes and management of insomnia in palliative care patients J Pain Symptom Manage vol 27 issue 4 pg 316-21.
  3. Bain, K, T., Weschules, D, J., Knowlton, C, H., Gallagher, R. Toward evidence-based prescribing at end of life: A Comparative review of temazepam and zolpidem for the treatment of insomnia. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 20, 382-388.
  4. Hirst, A; Sloan R. Benzodiazepines and related drugs for insomnia in palliative care. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Volume 1. 2003.
  5. Carlos H. Schenck, Mark W. Mahowald, and Robert L. Sack. Assessment and Management of Insomnia JAMA 2003 289: 2475-2479.

Pruritis

  1. Alan B. Fleisher, Jr and Jason R. Michaels. Pruritus. In: Principles & Practice of supportive Oncology. Eds: Ann Berger, Russell K. Portenoy, David E. Weissman. Lippincott-Raven Publishers Philadelphia 1998;245-250.
  2. Krajnik M and Zylicz. Understanding pruritis in systemic disease. J Pain Symp Manage 2001;21:151-168.
  3. Zylicz Z, Smits C, Chem D and Krajnik M. Paroxetive for pruritis in advanced cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage 1998;16:121-124.

Hiccups

  1. Rousseau, P. Hiccups. Southern Med J 1995;2:175-181.
  2. Smith, H. S., & Busracamwongs, A. (2003). Management of hiccups in the palliative care population. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 (2), 149-154
  3. Smith, H. S., & Busramwongs, A. (2003). Management of hiccups in the palliative care population. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 (2), 149-154.

Methadone

  1. Bruera, E., Sweeney, C. (2002). Methadone use in cancer patients with pain: A review. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 5 (1), 127-138.
  2. Foley, Kathleen, M. (2003). Opioids and chronic neuropathic pain. The New England Journal of Medicine, 348, 1279-1281.
  3. Gazelle, G., Fine, P.G. (2004). Methadone for pain: #75. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 7 (2), 303-304.
  4. Bruera, E. Palmer, J. L. Bosnjak, S. Rico, M. A. Moyano, J. Sweeney, C. Strasser, F. Willey, J. Bertolino, M. Mathias, C. Spruyt, O. Fisch, M. J. (2004) Methadone versus morphine as a first-line strong opioid for cancer pain: a randomized, double-blind study J Clin Oncol vol 22 Issue 1 pg 185-92
  5. von Gunten, C. F. Methadone: starting dosing information No. 86 (2004) J Palliat Med vol 7 issue 2 305-5.
  6. Hays, L. Reid, C. Doran, M. Geary, K. Use of methadone for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy (2005) Diabetes Care vol 28 issue 2 pg 485-7
  7. Plonk, W. M. Simplified methadone conversion (2005) J Palliat Med vol 8 issue 3 pg 478-9
  8. Dart, R. C. Woody, G. E. Kleber, H. D. Prescribing methadone as an analgesic (2005) Ann Intern Med vol 143 issue 8 pg 620.
  9. Sandoval, J. A. Furlan, A. D. Mailis-Gagnon, A. Oral methadone for chronic noncancer pain: a systematic literature review of reasons for administration, prescription patterns, effectiveness, and side effects 2005 Clin J Pain vol 21 Issue 6 pg 503-12

PCA pumps for pain control

  1. Bruera E., Ripamonti Carla. Current Status of Patient-Controlled Analgesia in cancer patients. Oncology 1997; 11: 373-384 1997
  2. Citron ML.,. Ripamonti-Bruera article reviewed. Oncology 1997; 11: 384-386 1997.
  3. Hansen, L. A. Noyes, M. A. Lehman, M. E. Evaluation of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) versus PCA plus continuous infusion in postoperative cancer patients 1991 J Pain Symptom Manage volume 6 issue 1 pages 4-14
  4. Viscusi, E. R. Reynolds, L. Chung, F. Atkinson, L. E. Khanna, S Patient-controlled transdermal fentanyl hydrochloride vs intravenous morphine pump for postoperative pain: a randomized controlled trial 2004 Jama Vol 291 issue 11 pag 1333-41

Neuropathic Pain

  1. Cochran data base
  2. Foley, Kathleen, M. (2003). Opioids and chronic neuropathic pain. The New England Journal of Medicine, 348, 1279-1281.
  3. Mendell, J, R., Sahenk, Z. (2003). Painful sensory neuropathy. The New England Journal of Medicine, 348, 1243-1255.
  4. Rowbotham, M.C., Twilling, L., Davies, P. S., Reisner, L., Taylor, K., & Mohr, D. (2003). Oral opioid therapy for chronic peripheral and central neuropathic pain. The New England Journal of Medicine, 348, 1223-1232.
  5. McDonald, A. A., Portenoy, R. K. How to use antidepressants and anticonvulsants as adjuvant analgesics in the treatment of neuropathic cancer pain 2006 J Support Oncol vol 4 issue 1 43-52.
  6. Challapalli, V.Tremont-Lukats, I .McNicol, E. Lau, J. Carr, D. 2005 Cochrane Database Syst Rev issue for pg CD003345

Complex Pain Syndromes

  1. Portnoy, J., Lim, C., Grossman, S, A. (2003). Assessment of pain caused by invasive procedures in cancer patients. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 1 (3), 435-439.
  2. Rhiner, M., Slaktin, N, E. Ketamine in the treatment of refractory cancer pain: case report, rationale, and methodology. Journal of supportive oncology, 1 (4), 287-292.
  3. Ramaswamy, B., & Shapiro, C, L. (2003). Bisphosphonates in the prevention and treatment of bone metastases. Oncology, 17,1261-1270.
  4. Baumrucker, Steven, J. (2002). Post-thoracotomy pain syndrome: An opportunity for palliative care. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 19, 83-84.
  5. Bruehl, S. Harden, R. N. Galer, B. S. Saltz, S. Backonja, M. Stanton-Hicks, M 2002 Complex regional pain syndrome: are there distinct subtypes and sequential stages of the syndrome? Pain vol 95 issue 1-2 pg 119-24.
  6. Varden, V., & Volicer, L. (2003). A pain assessment tool for people with advanced Alzheimer's and other progressive Dementias. Home Healthcare Nurse, 21(1), 32-37.
  7. Warden, V., Hurley, A. C., Volicer, L. (2003). Development and psychometric evaluation of the pain assessment in advanced dementia (PAINAD) scale. Journal of American Directors Association, 4, 9-15.

Opioid Side Effects

  1. O'Mahony, S. Coyle, N. Payne, R. 2001 Current management of opioid-related side effects Oncology volume 15 issue 1 pr 61-74 discussion 77-78 and 80
  2. Kochhar, R., Legrand, S., Walsh, D., Davis, M., Lagman, R., Rivera, N. (2003). Opioids in Cancer Pain: Common Dosing Errors 2003 Oncology vol 17 issue 4.
  3. McNicol, E. Horowicz-Mehler, N. Fisk, R. A. Bennett, K. Gialeli-Goudas, M. Chew, P. W. Lau, J. Carr, D. Management of opioid side effects in cancer-related and chronic noncancer pain: a systematic review 2003 J Pain vol 4 issue 5 pg 231-56
  4. Yuan, C. S. Clinical status of methylnaltrexone, a new agent to prevent and manage opioid-induced side effects 2004 J Support Oncol vol 2 issue 2 pg 111-7; discussion 119-22

Using Naloxone

  1. Fins, J. J. Acts of omission and commission in pain management: the ethics of naloxone use 1999 J Pain Symptom Manage vol 17 issue 2 pg 120-4
  2. Liu, M. Wittbrodt, E. Low-dose oral naloxone reverses opioid-induced constipation and analgesia 2002 J Pain Symptom Manage vol 23 issue 1 pg 48-53.
  3. Manfredi, P. L. Ribeiro, S. Chandler, S. W. Payne, R. Inappropriate use of naloxone in cancer patients with pain 1996 J Pain Symptom Manage vol 11 issue 2 pg 131-4
  4. Bergasa, N. V. Alling, D. W. Talbot, T. L. Swain, M. G. Yurdaydin,C.T urner, M. L .Schmitt, J. M. Walker, E. C. Jones, E. A. Effects of naloxone infusions in patients with the pruritus of cholestasis. A double-blind, randomized, controlled trial 1995 Ann Intern Med vol 123 issue 3 pg 16-7.
  5. Finsterer, J. Keller, Harias, I. Zuntner, G. Severe withdrawal from short-term transdermal fentanyl after naloxone for uremic pruritus 2004 J Pain Symptom Manage vol 27 issue 5 pg 387-8
  6. AAHPM Peer-Reviewed Educational Materials

Psuedoaddiciton

  1. Porter-Williamson, K. Heffernan, E. Von Gunten, C. F. Pseudoaddiction J Palliat Med 2003 vol 6 issue 6 937-9.
  2. Kirsh, K. L. Whitcomb, L. A. Donaghy, K. Passik, S. D. Abuse and addiction issues in medically ill patients with pain: attempts at clarification of terms and empirical study 2002 Clin J Pain vol 18 issue 4 supplement pg 552-60
  3. Passik, S. D. Theobald, D. E. Managing Addiction in Advanced Cancer Patients. Why Bother? 2000 J Pain Symptom Manage vol 19 issue 3 pg 229-34.

Pressure Ulcers: Prevention and Management

  1. Haisfield-Wolfe, M. E., & Rund, C. (1997). Malignant cutaneous wounds: A management protocol. Ostomy/Wound Management, 43 (1), 56-66.
  2. Hess, C. T. (1997). Fundamental strategies for skin care. Ostomy/Wound Management, 43 (8), 32-41.
  3. Montagnini, M., Lodhi, M., & Born, W. (2003). The utilization of physical therapy in a palliative care unit. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6(1), 11-17.
  4. Walker, P. W. (2000). Update on pressure ulcers. Principles & Practice of Supportive Oncology, 3 (6), 1-11.

Hand feeding and Oral Hydration

  1. Lanuke, K., Fainsinger, R, L., & De Moissac, D. (2004). Hydration management at the End of Life. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 7 (2), 257-263.
  2. McCann, R, M., Hall, W, J., & Groth- Junker, A. (1994). Comfort Care for Terminally Ill Patients: The Appropriate use of nutrition and hydration. Journal of American Medical Association, 272, 1263-1266.
  3. Morita, T., Tei,Y., Inoue, S. (2003). Agitated terminal delirium and association with partial opioid substitution and hydration. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6 (4), 557-563.
  4. Ganzini, L., Goy, E, R., Miller, L, L., Harvath, T, A., Jackson, A., Delorit, M, A. (2003). Nurses experiences with hospice patients who refuse food and fluids to hasten death. The New England Journal of Medicine, 349 (4), 359-365.

Management of Intestinal Obstruction Palliative

  1. Muir, J, Cameron. (1999). Malignant bowel obstruction. Principles & Practice of Supportive Oncology, 2(5).
  2. Mystakidou, K., Tsilika, E., Kalaidopoulou, O., Chondros, K., Georgaki, S., & Papadimitriou, L. (2002). Comparison of octretide administration vs conservative treatment in the management of inoperable bowel obstruction in patients with far advanced cancer: A Randomized, double-blind, controlled clinical trial. Anti Cancer Research, 22, 1187-1192.
  3. Matulonis, U. A. Seiden, M. V. Roche, M. Krasner, C. Fuller, A. F. Atkinson, T. Kornblith, A. Penson, R. Long-acting octreotide for the treatment and symptomatic relief of bowel obstruction in advanced ovarian cancer 2005 J Pain Symptom Manage vol 30 Issue 6 563-9
  4. Pothuri, B. Montemarano, M. Gerardi, M. Shike, M. Ben-Porat, L. Sabbatini, P. Barakat, R. R. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement in patients with malignant bowel obstruction due to ovarian carcinoma 2005 Gynecol Oncol vol 96 issue 2 pg 330-4
  5. Mercadante, S. Ferrera, P. Villari, P. Marrazzo, A. Aggressive pharmacological treatment for reversing malignant bowel obstruction 2004 J Pain Symptom Manage vol 28 issue 4 pg 412-6.

Palliative Sedation

  1. Jackson, W. C. (2002). Palliative sedation vs. terminal sedation: What's in a name? American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 19(2), 81-82.
  2. Quill, T. E., & Byock, I. R. (2000). Responding to intractable terminal suffering: The role of terminal sedation and voluntary refusal of food and fluids. Annals of Internal Medicine, 132, 408-414.
  3. Rousseau, P. (2003). Palliative sedation and sleeping before death: A need for clinical guidelines? Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6(3), 425-427.
  4. Sykes, N., & Thorns, A. (2003). Sedative use in the last week of life and the implications for the end-of-life decision making. Archives of Internal Medicine, 163, 341-344.
  5. Braun, T. C., Hagen, N.A. & Clark, T. (2003). Development of a clinical practice guideline for palliative sedation. Journal of Palliative Medicine 6 (3), 345-350.
  6. Del Fabbro, E. Bruera, E .Dying patients and palliative sedation 2006 Jama 295 issue 11 1249-50.
  7. Lo, B. Rubenfeld, G. Palliative sedation in dying patients: "We turn to it when everything else hasn't worked" 2005 Jama 294 issue 14 pg 1810-6

TPN and End-of-life

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Anxiety

  1. Distress Management: Clinical Practice Guidelines. (2003). Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 1, 344-374.
  2. Sarwal, A., & Roth, A, J. (2003). Psychological Issues in Geriatric Oncology. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 1 (3), 381-392.
  3. Sobel, R. M. Markov, D. The Impact of Anxiety and Mood Disorders on Physical Disease: The Worried Not-so-well 2005 Curr Psychiatry Rep vol 7 issue 3 pg 206-12
  4. Grov, E. K. Dahl, A. A. Moum, T. Fossa, S. D Anxiety, depression, and quality of life in caregivers of patients with cancer in late palliative phase 2005 Ann Oncol
  5. Deng, G. Cassileth, B. R. Integrative oncology: complementary therapies for pain, anxiety, and mood disturbance 2005 CA Cancer J Clin vol 55 issue 2 pg 109-16.

Psycho stimulants for Depression

  1. Keen, J. C. Brown, D. Psychostimulants and delirium in patients receiving palliative care 2004 Palliat Support Care vol 2 issue 2 199-202
  2. Caraceni, A. Simonetti, F. Psychostimulants: new concepts for palliative care from the modafinil experience? 2004 J Pain Symptom Manage vol 28 issue 2 pg 97-99
  3. Pereira, J. Bruera, E. Depression with psychomotor retardation: diagnostic challenges and the use of psychostimulants 2001 J Palliat Med vol 4 issue 1 pg 15-21
  4. Breitbart, W. Rosenfeld, B .Kaim, M. Funesti-Esch, J. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of psychostimulants for the treatment of fatigue in ambulatory patients with human immunodeficiency virus disease 2001 Arch Intern Med vol 161 issue 3 pg 411-20

PTSD

  1. No Listings.

Grief/Bereavement

  1. Gum, Amber., & Snyder, C,R. (2002). Coping with Terminal Illness: The role of hopeful thinking. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 5 (6), 883-894.
  2. Parker-Oliver, Debra. (2002). Redefining hope for the terminally ill. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 19 (2), 115-120.
  3. Brazil, K., Bedard, M., & Willison, K. (2002). Correlates of health status for family caregivers in bereavement. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 5 (6), 849-855.
  4. Carrington, N. A., & Bogetz, J. F. (2004). Normal grief and bereavement: Letters from home. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 7 (2), 309-322.
  5. Charon, R. (2004). Narrative and Medicine, The New England Journal of Medicine, 350 (9), 862.
  6. Donohoe, M. (2002). Reflections of physician-authors on death: Literary selection appropriate for teaching rounds. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 5(6), 843-848.
  7. Ellifritt, J., Nelson, K. A., & Walsh, D. (2003). Complicated bereavement: A national survey of potential risk factors. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 20(2), 114-120.
  8. Periyakoil, V. S., & Hallenbeck, J. (2002). Identifying and managing preparatory grief and depression at the end-of-life. American Academy of Family Physician, 65 (5), 883-890, 897-898.
  9. Redinbaugh, E. M., Baum, A., Tarbell, S., & Arnold, R. (2003). End-of-life caregiving: What helps family caregivers cope? Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6(6), 901-909.
  10. Schonfeld, D. J. (1993). Talking with children about death. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 7, 269-274
  11. Serwint, J. R. (2004). One method of coping: Resident debriefing after the death of a patient. Journal of Pediatrics, 145 (2). Retrieved December 12, 2004, from the MD consult database.

Withdrawing Mechanical Ventilation

  1. Baumrucker, Steven, J. (2004). Discontinuing life support: whose call? American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 21(1), 61-65.
  2. Cook, D., Rocker, G., Marshall, J., Sjokvist, P., Dodek, P., Griffith, L. et al. (2003). Withdrawal of mechanical ventilation in anticipation of death in the intensive care unit. The New England Journal of Medicine, 349,1123-32.
  3. Walters, Sarah. (2001). I Took Care of It for You. Supportive care of the dying.
  4. Way, Jenny., Back, Anthony, L., Curtis, Randall, L. (2002). Withdrawing life support and resolution of conflict with families. British Medical Journal, 325, 1342-1345.

Spiritual History /Discussion of Spirituality/Transcendence and Suffering

  1. Baumrucker, Steven, J. (2003). Spirituality in hospice and palliative care. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 (2), 90-92.
  2. Block, Susan, D. (2001). Psychological considerations, growth, and trancendence at the end of life: the art of the possible. Journal of American Medical Association, 285, 2898-2905.
  3. Byock, Ira. (2002). The meaning and value of death. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 5, 279-288.
  4. Ganzini, L., Goy, E, R., Miller, L, L., Harvath, T, A., Jackson, A., Delorit, M, A. (2003). Nurses experiences with hospice patients who refuse food and fluids to hasten death. The New England Journal of Medicine, 349 (4), 359-365
  5. Gelo, Florence. (2004). Dying alone with the TV. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 21 (3), 167-168.
  6. Kacela, Xolani. (2004). Religious maturity in the midst of death and dying. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 21 (3), 203-208.
  7. Lo, B., Kates, L, W., Ruston, D., Arnold, R, M., Cohen, C,B., Puchalski, C, M., et al. (2003). Responding to requests regarding prayer and religious ceremonies by patients near the end of life and their families. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6, 409-415.
  8. Lo, B., Ruston, D., Kates, L, W., Arnold, R, M., Cohen, C, B., Faber-Langendoen, K., et al. (2002). Discussing religious and spiritual issues at the end of life. Journal of American Medical Association, 287 (6), 749-754.
  9. Puchalski, Christina, M. (2002). Spirituality and end-of-life care: A time for listening and caring. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 5 (2), 289-294.
  10. Puchalski, Christina., & Romer, Anna, L. (2000). Taking a spiritual history allows clinicians to understand patients more fully. Journal Of Palliative Medicine, 3, 129-137.
  11. Sheehan, Myles, N. (2003). Spirituality and medicine. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6, 429-431.

General Debility and Palliative Care

  1. Brummel-smith, K. London, M. R., Drew, N., Krulewitch, H., Singer, C., & Hanson, L. (2002). Outcomes of pain in frail adults with dementia. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 50, 1847-1851.

Neurology and Palliative care

  1. Booth, C.M., Boone, R. H., Tomlinson, G., & Detsky, A. S. (2004). Is this patient dead, vegetative, or severely neurologically impaired? Assessing Outcome for comatose survivors of cardiac arrest. Journal of American Medical Association, 291 (7), 870-879.

Dementia and Palliative Care

  1. Albinsson, L., & Strang, P. (2003). Existential concerns of families of late-stage dementia patients: questions of freedom, choices, isolation, death, and meaning. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6 (2), 225-235.
  2. Boustani, M., Peterson, B., Hanson, L., Harris, R., & Lohr, K. N. (2003). Screening for Dementia in primary care: a summary of the Evidence for the U.S. preventive Services task force. Annals of Internal Medicine, 138, 927-937.
  3. Covinsky, K. E., & Yaffe, K. (2004). Dementia, prognosis and the needs of patients and caregivers. Annals of Internal Medicine, 140 (7), 573-574.
  4. Fick, D.M., Agostini J.V., & Inouye, S.K. (Nov/Dec 2003). Review: Delirium predicts 12-month mortality independent of dementia status. ACP Journal Club.
  5. Kawas, C. H. (2003). Early Alzheimer's disease. The New England Journal of Medicine, 349, 1056-1063.
  6. Larson, E. B., Shadlen, M. F., Wang, L., McCormick, W. C., Bowen, J. D., Teri, L., et al. ( 2004). Survival after initial diagnosis of Alzheimer disease. Annals of Internal Medicine, 140, 501-509.
  7. Meier, D. E., Ahronheim, J. C., Morris, J., Baskin-Lyons, S., & Morrison, S. (2001). High short-term mortality in hospitalized patients with advanced dementia. Archives of Internal Medicine, 161, 594-599.
  8. Schonwetter, R. S., Han, B., Small, B. J., Martin, B., Tope, K., & Haley, W. E. (2003). Predictors of six-month survival among patients with dementia: An evaluation of hospice Medicare guidelines. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 (2), 105-111.
  9. U.S Preventive Services Task Force. (2003). Screening for Dementia: recommendation and rationale. Annals of Internal Medicine, 138, 925-926.

Chronic Renal Failure and Palliative Care

  1. Shlipak, M. G., Heidenreich, P. A., Noguchi, H., Chertow, G. M., Browner, W.S., & Mc Clellan, M. B. (2002). Association of renal insufficiency with treatment and outcomes after myocardial infarction in elderly patients. Annals of Internal Medicine, 137, 555-562.
  2. Neely, K. J., & Roxe, D. M. (2000). Palliative care/ Hospice and the withdrawal of dialysis. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 3(1), 57-67.
  3. Cohen, L. M., Poppel, D. M., Cohn, G. M., & Reiter, G.S. (2001). A very good death: measuring quality of dying in end-stage renal disease. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 4 (2), 167-172.
  4. Shilpak, M. G. (2003). Pharmacotherapy for heart failure in patients with renal insufficiency. Annals of Internal Medicine, 138, 917-924.
  5. Wright, R. S., Reeder, G. S., Herzog, C. A., Albright, R. C., Williams, B. A., Dvorak, D. L., et al. (2002). Acute myocardial infarction and renal dysfunction: A high risk combination. Annals of Internal Medicine, 137, 563-570.

Management of Thrombosis

  1. Andrea, N., & Ansell, J. (2003). Management of thrombosis in the cancer patient. Journal of Supportive Oncology, 1(4), 235-245.
  2. Buller, H. R., Davidson, B. L., Decousus, H., Gallus, A., Gent, M., Piovella, F., et al. (2004). Fondaparinux or Enoxaparin for the initial treatment of symptomatic deep venous thrombosis: A randomized trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, 140, 867-873.
  3. Fedullo, P. F., & Tapson, V. F. (2003). The evaluation of suspected pulmonary Embolism. The New England Journal of Medicine, 349, 1247-1256.

Pulmonary Disease and Palliative Care

  1. Bruera, E., Schmitz, B., Pither, J., Neumann, C. M., & Hanson, J. (2000). The frequency and correlates of dyspnea in patients with advanced cancer. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 19(5), 357-362..
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  5. Esteban, A., Frutos-Vivar, F., Ferguson, N. D., Arabi, Y., Apeztegula, C., Gonzalez, M., et al. (2004). Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation for respiratory failure after extubation. The New England Journal of Medicine, 350 (24), 2452-2460.
  6. Gore, J.M., Brophy, C. J., & Greenstone, M. A. (2000). How well do we care for patients with end stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? A comparison of palliative care and quality of life in COPD and lung cancer. Thorax, 55, 1000-1006.
  7. Gould, M. K., Sanders, G. D., Barnett, P. G., Rydzak, C. E., Maclean, C. C., McClellan, M. B., et al. (2003). Cost-Effectiveness of alternative management strategies for patients with solitary pulmonary nodules. Annals of Internal Medicine, 138(9), 724-735.
  8. Lutz, S., Norrell, R., Bertucio, C., Kachnic, L., Johnson, C., Arthur, D., et al. (2001). Symptom frequency and severity in patients with Metastatic or Locally recurrent lung cancer symptom scale in a community hospital. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 4(2), 157-165.
  9. Sutherland, E. R., & Cherniack, R. M. (2004). Management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The New England Journal of Medicine, 350 (6), 2689-2697.

Progressive Liver Disease and Palliative Care

  1. Bui, C. D. H., Martin, C. J., & Currow, D. C. (1999). Effective community palliation of intractable malignant ascites with a permanently implanted abdominal drain. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 2 (3), 319-321.
  2. El-Serag, H. B., Davila, J. A., Petersen, N. J., & McGlynn, K.A. (2003). The continuing increase in the incidence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the United States: An update. Annals of Internal Medicine, 139, 817-823.
  3. Gines, P., Cardenas, A., Arroyo, V., & Rodes, J. (2004). Management of Cirrhosis and Ascites. The New England Journal of Medicine, 350 (16), 1646-1654.
  4. Gupta, S., Bent, S., & Kohlwes, J. (2003). Test characteristics of ?-Fetoprotein for detecting hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis c. Annals of Internal Medicine, 139, 46-50.
  5. McGuire, B. M., & Bloomer, J. R. (1998). Complications of Cirrhosis: why they occur and what to do about them. Postgraduate Medicine, 103 (2), 209-223.

Congestive Heart Failure and Palliative care

  1. Goodlin, S. (2003). Report on consensus conference: "palliative and supportive care in advanced heart failure". AAHPM Bulletin, 3(2).
  2. Hylek, E. M., Go, A. S., Chang, Y., Jensvold, N., Henault, L. E., Selby, J. V., et al. (2003). Effects of intensity of oral anticoagulation on stroke severity and mortality in Atrial Fibrillation. The New England Journal of Medicine, 349, 1019-1026.
  3. Jessup, M., & Brozena, S. (2003). Heart Failure. The New England Journal of Medicine, 348, 2007-2018.
  4. Krumholz, H. M., Phillips, R.S., Hamel, M. B., Teno, J. M., Bellamy, P., Broste, S. K., et al. (1998). Resuscitation preferences among patients with severe congestive heart failure: results from the support project. Krumholtz: Circulation, 98(7), 648-655.
  5. Levy, D., Kenchaiah, S., Larson, M. G., Benjamin, E. J., Kupka, M. J., Ho, K. K. L., et al. (2002). Long-term trends in the incidence of and survival with heart failure. The New England Journal of Medicine, 347 (18), 1397-1402.
  6. Rich, M. W., & Shore, B. L. (2003). Dobutamine for patients with end-stage heart failure in a hospice program? Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6 (1), 93-97.
  7. Shilpak, M. G. (2003). Pharmacotherapy for heart failure in patients with renal insufficiency. Annals of Internal Medicine, 138, 917-924.
  8. Wright, R. S., Reeder, G. S., Herzog, C. A., Albright, R. C., Williams, B. A., Dvorak, D. L., et al. (2002). Acute myocardial infarction and renal dysfunction: A high risk combination. Annals of Internal Medicine, 137, 563-570.

Ethical Issue: General overview

  1. Back, A, L., Hsu, C., Gordon, J, R., Barucha, A., Pearlman, R, A. (2002). Clinician-patient interactions about requests for physician-assisted suicide. Archives of Internal Medicine, 162, 1257-1265.
  2. Quill, T, E., Lee, B, C., Nunn, S. (2000). Palliative treatments of last resort: Choosing the least harmful alternative. Annals of Internal Medicine, 132, 488-493.
  3. Rousseau, Paul. (2004). Sudden withdrawal of corticosteroids: A commentary. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 21, 169-170.

Determination of Capacity

  1. Marin, D. B., Rudin, E., Fox, B., Neugroschl, J., Brickman, A., Northrop, J., et al. (1999). Feasibility of a healthcare proxy counseling program for patients with alzheimer's disease. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 2 (3), 323-329

Physician-Assisted Suicide

  1. Bharucha, A, J., Pearlman, R, A., Back, A, L., Gordon, J, R., Starks, H., Hsu, C. (2003). The Pursuit of Physician-Assisted Suicide: Role of Psychiatric Factors. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6 (6), 873-883.
  2. Emanuel, E, J., Fairclough, D, L., Emanuel, L, L. (2000). Attitudes and desires related to euthanasia and physician- assisted suicide among terminally ill patients and their caregivers. Journal of American Medical Association, 284, 2460-2468.
  3. Ganzini, L., and Back, A. (2003). From the USA: Understanding requests for physician- assisted death. Palliative Medicine, 17, 113-114.
  4. Ganzini, L., Dobscha, S, K., Heintz, R, T., Press, N. (2003). Oregon physicians' perceptions of patients who request assisted suicide and their families. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6 (3), 381-390.
  5. Groenewoud, J, H., Heide, A, V, D., Onwuteaka-Philipsen, B,D., Willems, D, L., Maas, P, J, V, D., Wal, G, V, D. (2000). Clinical problems with the performance of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in the Netherlands. The New England Journal of Medicine, 342 (8), 551-556
  6. Pacheco, J., Hershberger, P, J., Markert, R, J., Kumar, G. (2003). A longitudinal study of attitudes toward physician- assisted suicide and euthanasia among patients with noncurable malignancy. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 20, 99-104.
  7. Snyder, L., and Sulmasy, D, P. (2001). Physician-assisted suicide. Annals of Internal Medicine, 135, 209-216.

DNR

  1. McAuley, W., & Travis, S. S. (2003). Advance care planning among residents in long-term care. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 (5), 353-359.

Medical Futility

  1. Burt, Robert, A. (2002). The medical futility debate: Patient choice, physician obligation, and end-of-life care. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 5, 249-254.
  2. Cantor, M, D., Braddock III, C, H., Derse, A, R., Edwards, D, M., Logue,G, L., Nelson, W., et al. (2003). Do-not- resuscitate orders and medical futility. Archives of Internal Medicine, 163, 2689-2694.
  3. Derse, A, R. (1999). Decision-making capacity: Determination and consequences. Principles and Practice of Supportive Oncology, 2 (updates), 1-7.
  4. Ditillo, Betty, A. Should there be a choice for cardiopulmonary resuscitation when death is expected? Revisiting an old idea whose time is yet to come. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 5, 107-116.
  5. Kuczewski, Mark. (2000). Cancer patients say the darnedest things: Commentary on "Paradoxes in cancer patients advance care planning". Journal of Palliative Medicine, 3, 23-25.

ICD and Pacemaker at Life's End

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Medicare Hospice Benefit

  1. Volicer, L., Hurley, A. C., & Blasi, Z. V. (2003). Characteristics of Dementia end-of-life care across care settings. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 (3), 191-210.
  2. Volicer, L., Mills, P. D., Hurley, A. C., & Warden, V. (2004). Home care for patients with Dementia. Federal Practitioner, January 2004, 13-28.

Nursing Home Care

  1. Buchanan, R. J., Choi, M., Wang, S., & Ju, H. (2004). End-of-life care in nursing homes: residents in hospice compared to other end-stage residents. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 7(2), 221-232.
  2. Ersek, M., & Wilson, S. A. (2003). The challenges and opportunities in providing end-of-life care in nursing homes. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6 (1), 45-55.
  3. Hanson, L. C., Henderson, M., & Menon, M. (2002). As individual as death itself: A focus group study of terminal care in Nursing Homes. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 5(1), 117-125.
  4. Keay, T. J., Alexander, C., McNally, K., Crusse, E., Eger, R. E. (2003). Nursing home physician educational intervention improves end-of-life outcomes. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6 (2), 205-213
  5. Miller, S. C., & Mor, V. N.T. (2002). The role of hospice care in the nursing home setting. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 5(2), 271-277.
  6. Miller, S. C., Mor, V., & Teno, J. (2003). Hospice enrollment and pain assessment and management in nursing homes. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 26, 791-799.
  7. Reynolds, K., Henderson, M., Hanson, L. C., Schulman, A. (2002). Needs of the dying in nursing homes. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 5 (6), 895-901.
  8. Yaffe, K., Fox, P., Newcomer, R., Sands, L., Lindquist, K., Dane, K., & Covinsky, K. (2002). Patient and caregiver characteristics and nursing home placement in patients with dementia. Journal of American Medical Association, 287, 2090-2097

Access to Medical Care Insurance issues

  1. Campbell, D.E., Lynn, J., Louis, T. A., & Shugarman, L.R. (2004). Medicare program expenditures associated with hospice use. Annals of internal Medicine, 140, 269-277
  2. Hansen, S. M., Tolle, S.W., & Martin, D. P. (2002). Factors associated with lower rates of in-hospital death. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 5 (5), 677-685.
  3. Hurwitz, H., Fehrenbacher,L., Novotny, W., Cartwright, T., Hainsworth, J., Heim, W., et al. (2004). Bevacizumab plus irinotecan, Fluorouracil and Leucovorin for Metastatic colorectal cancer. The New England Journal of Medicine, 350 (23), 2335-2342.
  4. Payne, S. K., & Coyne, P., & Smith, T.J. (2002). The Health Economics of Palliative care. Oncology, 16 (6), 801-811.
  5. Von Gunten, C. F., Ferris, F. D., D'antuono, R., & Emanuel, L.L. (2002). Recommendations to improve end-of-life care through regulatory change in U.S. health care financing. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 5, 35-41.

Subcutaneous therapy

  1. Bruera, Eduardo. (1993). Alternate routes for home opioid therapy. International Association for the Study of Pain, 1 (2), 1-9.
  2. McCaffery, Margo. (2000). How to choose the best route for an opioid. Nursing 2000. Retrieved December 10, 2001, from the Spring Net database.
  3. Obenour, Pat. (1998). Administering an S.C. medication continuously: subcutaneous infusion. Nursing Library. Retrieved December 11, 2001, from the Find Articles database.

Self Care

  1. Baumrucker, Steven, J. (2002). Palliative care, burnout, and the pursuit of happiness. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 19 (3), 154-156.
  2. Brady, D, W., Corbie-Smith, G., & Branch Jr, W, T. (2002). "What's important to you?": The use of narratives to promote self-reflection and to understand the experiences of medical residents. The Annals of Internal Medicine, 137 (3), 220-223.
  3. Hinami, Keiki. (2003). The aftermath of a fall. Annals of Internal Medicine, 139,73.
  4. Hurst, J, W. (2003). What do good doctors try to do? Archives of Internal Medicine, 163, 2681-2686.
  5. Meier, D, E., Back, A, L., & Morrison, R, S. (2001). The inner life of physicians and care of the seriously ill. Journal of American Medical Association, 286, 3007-3014.
  6. Saunders, Cicely. (1996). Into The Valley of the Shadow of Death: A personal therapeutic Journal. British Medical Journal, 313, 1599-1601
  7. Zuger, Abigail. (2004). Dissatisfaction with Medical practice. The New England Journal of Medicine, 350 (1), 69-75.