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Fourth Quarter of 2015 (31:4)
Table of Contents

Editorial“Undertones”

Articles

  • Validity, Reliability, and Insights from Applying the McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire to People Living with Parkinson’s Disease (MQoL-PD)  pp. 213-220
    Teneille E. Gofton, Hrishikesh Kumar, Angela Roberts-South, Mark Speechley, and Mandar S. Jog
     
  • Dysphagia in a Palliative Care Setting — A Coordinated Overview of Caregivers’ Responses to Dietary Changes: the DysCORD qualitative study  pp. 221-227
    Beverley J. Smith, Lisa Chong, Seungree Nam, and Ronald Seto
     
  • Pain Symptoms Associated with Opioid Use among Vulnerable Persons with HIV: An exploratory study with implications for palliative care and opioid abuse prevention  pp. 228-233
    Amy R. Knowlton, Trang Q. Nguyen, Allysha C. Robinson, Paul T. Harrell, and Mary M. Mitchell 

     
  • An Interhospital, Interdisciplinary Needs Assessment of Palliative Care in a Community Critical Care Context  pp. 234-242
    Aimee J. Sarti, Frances Fothergill Bourbonnais, Angèle Landriault, Stephanie Sutherland, and Pierre Cardinal

     
  • Indwelling Peritoneal Catheters for Managing Malignancy-Associated Ascites  pp. 243-249
    Benson Chun To Wong, Lorraine Cake, Lynn Kachuik, and Kayvan Amjadi
     
  • Assessment of Quality of Life of Family Members of Inpatients with End-Stage Disease  pp. 250-257
    Radka Bužgová, Radka Kozáková, and Lucie Sikorová

Current Review

  • Advance Care Planning Discussions in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A critical review  pp. 258-264
    Jacky Siu-hung Wong and Mary Gottwald

Case Report

  • Safe and Efficacious Use of Dexmedetomidine over a Prolonged Duration for Anxiolysis and as an Adjunct to Analgesia during End-of-Life Care  pp. 265-267
    Mainak Majumdar, Bernadette Wilks, and David Charlesworth

Reflections from the Bedside

  • Unspoken Words  pp. 268-269
    Frank Brennan
     
  • Moments That Last Forever  pp. 270-271
    Frank Brennan

Third Quarter of 2015 (31:3)
Table of Contents

Editorial / “It’s the LEAVING!”

Articles

  • Evidence-Based Palliative Care 13 Years On: Has anything changed?  pp. 133-140 Korana Kindl and Phillip Good
     
  • The Practice of Continuous Palliative Sedation in Long-Term Care for Frail Patients with Existential Suffering  pp. 141-149
    Rogier H.P.D. van Deijck, Jeroen G.J. Hasselaar, Petrus J.C. Krijnsen, Amadea J.M. Gloudemans, Stans C.A.H.H.V.M. Verhagen, Kris C.P. Vissers, and Raymond T.C.M. Koopmans

     
  • Healthcare Needs of Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in Singapore: A patient-centred qualitative study from multiple perspectives  pp.150-157
    Kexin Ang, Thirugnanam Umapathi, Jieli Tong, Justin Ng, Liang Jun Tseng, and Ivan Mun Hong Woo

     
  • Defining a Good Death: A deliberative democratic view  pp. 158-165
    Harri Raisio,  Pirkko Vartiainen, and Antti Jekunen

    Forum

  • Intimations of Dying: The visible and invisible process in frail older people at the end of life
    Jo Hockley  pp. 166-171

     
  • Is There a Role for Statins in Palliative Care for Patients Suffering from Hepatocellular Carcinoma?
    Linda Björkhem-Bergman  pp.172-176


    Current Review
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes in Palliative Care: A literature review from a nursing perspective  pp. 177-188
    Sarah Johnson

Case Report

  • Hope in Palliative Care: Cultural implications  pp.189-192
    Budhi Singh Yadav and Swaty Jhamb

Poets & Palliative Care

  • Janet Frame’s An Electric Blanket: Love, loss and “the bitter seed of moment”  pp. 198-195
    Frank Brennan

Letter to the Editor  pp. 196

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference Abstracts, Oral Presentations, and Workshops  pp. 197-208

 

Second Quarter of 2015 (31:2)
Table of Contents

Editorial / Care without Judgment? pp.67-68

Articles

  • Impact of Palliative Care Consultations on Resource Utilization in the Final 48 to 72 Hours of Life at an Acute Care Hospital in Ontario, Canada pp. 69-75
    Thomas Foreman, Mike Kekewich, Joshua Landry, and Dorothyann Curran
     
  • Predictors of Place of Death for Those in Receipt of Home-Based Palliative Care Services in Ontario, Canada pp.76-88
    Denise Guerriere, Amna Husain, Denise Marshall, Brandon Zagorski, Hsien Seow, Kevin Brazil, Julia Kennedy, Robin McLernon, Sheri Burns, and Peter C. Coyte
     
  • Barriers to, and Facilitators to Physical Activity in Patients Receiving Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer: An exploratory study pp. 89-96
    Sébastien Mas, Xavier Quantin, and Gregory Ninot

     
  • Caring for Brain Tumour Patients: Psychological reactions after bereavement pp.97-102
    Alessandra Petruzzi, Claudia Yvonne Finocchiaro, Laura Rainoldi, Antonio Silvani, Mariangela Farinotti, Andrea Salmaggi, Lucio Sarno and Elena Lamperti

     
  • The Role of Heart Rate Variability in Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patients pp.103-108
    Kyungsuk Kim, Jean Chae, and Sanghun Lee

     
  • Palliative Care Information Needs in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States pp.109-117
    Saskia Jünger, Jasper Klose, Sarah Brearley, Katalin Hegedus, Sheila Payne, and Lukas Radbruch

Current Review

  • What Diagnostic Tools Exist for the Early Identification of Palliative Care Patients in General Practice? A systematic review pp.118-123
    Robert I. Walsh, Geoffrey Mitchell, Lily Francis, and Mieke L. van Driel


Case Report

  • Methylnaltrexone to Palliate Pruritus in Terminal Hepatic Disease pp.124-126
    Christopher M. Hohl, Jonathan K. Wong, and Michael S. Harlos

Book Reviews pp.127-128

 

First Quarter of 2015 (31:1)
Table of Contents

Editorial / We All Die Unfinished: A meditation on existential suffering  p. 3

Articles

  • Impact of a Home Hospice Visit Program on Third-Year Medical Students: A qualitative analysis of student reflections p. 5
    Lisa Strano-Paul, Susan Lane, Wei-Hsin Lu, and Latha Chandran
     
  • Dying in the Hospital: A qualitative study of perspectives of bereaved family members p. 13
    Ann Marie Dose, Elise C. Carey, Lori M. Rhudy, Yichen Chiu, Katrin Frimannsdottir, Abigale L. Ottenberg, and Barbara A. Koenig

     
  • “It Was Definitely Very Different”: An evaluation of palliative care teaching to medical students using a mixed methods approach p. 21
    Alison H Brand, Amanda Harrison, and Koshila Kumar

     
  • Development of a User-Friendly Graphic Tool to Estimate Individualized Survival Curves for Advanced Cancer Patients in Hospice Care p. 29
    Jui-Kun Chiang, Malcolm Koo, and Yee-Hsin Kao

     
  • The Continuous Confrontation of Caregiving, as Told Through Real-Time Online Group Chat p. 36
    Dana A. Male, Karen D. Fergus, and Joanne E. Stephen

     
  • Evaluation of the Utility of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale on a Tertiary Palliative Care Unit p. 44
    Elizabeth Beddard-Huber, Jyothi Jayaraman, Laura White, and Wendy Yeomans


    Forum
     
  • Physiotherapy in Community Settings: Should the precautionary principle guide metastatic bone cancer treatment? p. 51
    Jonathan Lai Kwan, Claudia Maltais, and Maude Laliberté

Frontline Dispatch

  • Sedation and Analgesia in Unconscious Palliative Care Patients: Can bispectral index monitoring add to our understanding? p. 57
    Michael Barbato, Greg Barclay, Jan Potter, and Wilf Yeo


Poets & Palliative Care

  • The Same Mirror: Les Murray, spirituality and palliative care p. 60 
    Frank Brennan

Letter to the Editor

  • In Which Countries is Palliative Medicine Recognized and Certified as a Specialty? Specialisation in palliative medicine for physicians in Europe: an update to 2014 p. 63
    Deborah Bolognesi, Carlos Centeno, and Guido Biasco http://criugm.qc.ca/journalofpalliativecare/data/uploads/letter-to-the-editor-jpc-311.pdf

Winter 2014 (30:4) Thematic Issue: Unanswered Questions in Palliative Care
Table of Contents

Editorial / Unexamined Assumptions in Palliative Care  p.251

Articles

  • Demoralization: A life-preserving diagnosis to make in the severely medically ill  p.255 
    David W. Kissane
     
  • Palliative Care for Delirium in Patients in the Last Weeks of Life: The final frontier p.259 
    David Hui, Maxime De La Cruz, and Eduardo Bruera
     
  • Unanswered Questions in Malignant Bowel Obstruction p.265
    Kara Bischoff, David C. Currow, Carlos Corvera, and Steven Z. Pantilat

     
  • What Next in Refractory Breathlessness? Research questions for the palliative care setting p.271
    Matthew Maddocks, Charles C. Reilly, Caroline Jolley, and Irene J. Higginson

     
  • Assessing and Classifying Cancer Pain: Can we develop an internationally accepted common language p.279
    Robin Fainsinger, Cheryl Nekolaichuk, and Viki Muller

     
  • Is Palliative Care at Odds with the Culture of Medicine? p.284
    Romayne Gallagher

     
  • The Third Wave of Palliative Care p.287
    Victor Cellarius

     
  • Palliative Care Nursing, Technology, and Therapeutic Presence: Are they reconcilable? p.291
    Patricia Boston and Anne Bruce

     
  • Intractable Wish to Die: Multiple questions for a challenging issue p.294
    Raymond Viola

     
  • Palliative Care for People with Progressive Neurological Disease: Is there a role?  p.298
    David Oliver

     
  • Unanswered Questions and Barriers to Research in the Palliative Care of Motor Neurone Disease  p.302
    Clare Alison Wood-Allum

     
  • Patient Evaluation and Delivery of Care at the Bedside: Increasing well-being p.307
    Eduardo Bruera

     
  • Pediatric Palliative Care in 2014: Much accomplished, much yet to be done p.311
    Stephen Liben, Richard Langner, and Myra Bluebond-Langner

     
  • What Is the Role and Impact of Osteoarthritis in the Realm of Palliative Care? p.311
    Marcia Levetown and M. Carrington Reid
     
  • What Is Extreme Death Anxiety and What Are Its Consequences? p.321
    Peter Strang

Addendum p.321

Thanks to Reviewers p.328
 

Autumn 2014 (30:3)

Editorial / “They Touched Hands Again”: A meditation on reconciliation  p.131

Articles

  • Measuring Quality of Life among Colorectal Cancer Patients in Jordan  p.133
    Nizar M. Mhaidat, Tahani J. Al-Wedyan, Karem H. Alzoubi, Qais M. Al-Efan, Sayer I. Al-Azzam, Qosay A. Balas, and Ziad A. Bataineh 

     
  • Factors Associated with Fulfilling the Preference for Dying at Home among Cancer Patients: The role of general practitioners p.141
    Winne Ko, Guido Miccinesi, Monica Beccaro, Sarah Moreels, Gé A. Donker, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Tomás V. Alonso, Luc Deliens, and Lieve Van den Block 

     
  • Palliative Care Intervention in the Intensive Care Unit: Comparing outcomes among seriously ill Asian patients and those of other ethnicities p.151
    Cristina Gutierrez, William Hsu, Qin Ouyang, Haijun Yao, Simcha Pollack, and Cynthia X. Pan

     
  • Who Knows, Who Cares? Dementia knowledge among nurses, care workers, and family members of people living with dementia p.158
    Andrew Robinson, Claire Eccleston, Michael Annear, Kate-Ellen Elliott, Sharon Andrews, Christine Stirling, Michael Ashby, Catherine Donohue, Susan Banks, Christine Toye, and Fran McInerney

     
  • Initiation of Chemotherapy in Cancer Patients with Poor Performance Status: A population-based analysis  p.166
    Joan Porter, Craig Earle, Clare Atzema, Ying Liu, Doris Howell, Hsien Seow, Rinku Sutradhar, Deborah Dudgeon, Amna Husain, Jonathan Sussman, and Lisa Barbera

Forum

  • A Pragmatic Approach to Palliative Sedation  p.173
    Julia Downing, Joan Marston, and Edwina Fleming 

     
  • An Integrative Approach to Music Therapy in Pediatric Palliative Care p.179
    Beth A. Clark, Harold Siden, and Lynn Straatman 

Reflections from the Bedside

  • “...And We Were Going to Get Married!” p.192
    Rune Arild Larsen 

Book Reviews

  • Bury the Dead: Stories of Death and Dying, Resistance and Discipleship  p.193
    Reviewed by Frank Brennan 

     
  • Compact Clinical Guide to Women’s Pain Management: An Evidence-Based Approach for Nurses  p.194
    Reviewed by Gayatri Devi 

Abstracts from the 20th International Congress on Palliative Care  p.195

Summer 2014 (30:2)

Editorial / Grief, the Inquisitor p.67

Articles

  • Residential Hospice Environments: Evidence-based architectural and landscape design considerations  p.69
    Stephen Verderber  

     
  • “Better Pathways of Care”: Suggested improvements to the emergency department management of people with advanced cancer p.83
    George A. Jelinek, Mark Boughey, Claudia H. Marck, Jennifer Phillip, Jennifer Weil, Heather Lane, and Tracey J. Weiland  

     
  • Distribution and Sharing of Palliative Care Costs in Rural Areas of Canada p.90
    Serge Dumont, Philip Jacobs, Véronique Turcotte, Stéphane Turcotte, and Grace Johnston 

     
  • Is Performance Status Associated with Symptom Scores? A population-based longitudinal study among cancer outpatients p.99
    Rinku Sutradhar, Clare Atzema, Hsien Seow, Craig Earle, Joan Porter, Doris Howell, Deborah Dudgeon,and Lisa Barbera  

     
  • Experience of Guilt and Strategies for Coping with Guilt in Patients with Severe COPD: A qualitative interview study p.108
    Susann Strang, Mary Farrell, Lars-Olof Larsson, Charlotte Sjöstrand, Anna Gunnarsson, and Peter Strang  

Forum

  • Children’s Palliative Care: Considerations for a physical therapeutic environment
    Julia Downing, Joan Marston, and Edwina Fleming  p.116

Reflections from the Bedside

  • Deathbed Memories Paul Rousseau  p.125
  • Comfortably Numb Edward (Ted) St. Godard  p.127

Spring 2014 (30:1)

Editorial / Agonies of the Aged p.3

Articles

  • Looking Beyond Disfigurement: The experience of patients with head and neck cancer p.5
    Melissa Henry, Angela Ho, Sylvie D. Lambert, Franco A. Carnevale, Brian Greenfield, Christina MacDonald, Alex Mlynarek, Anthony Zeitouni, Zeev Rosberger, Michael Hier, Martin Black, Karen Kost, and Saul Frenkiel 

     
  • Exploring the Quality of Life at the End of Life (QUAL-E) in Australian Palliative Care Hospital Patients: Hurdles and directions p.16
    Anne Wilkinson, Susan Slatyer, Kylie McCullough, and Anne Williams 

     
  • The Survival Time of Terminal Cancer Patients: Prediction based on clinical parameters and simple prognostic scores p.24
    A Sol Kim, Chang Ho Youn, Hae Jin Ko, and Hyo Min Kim 

     
  • Pain and Self-Care Behaviours in Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease: A longitudinal description p.32
    Lissi Hansen, Michael C. Leo, Michael F. Chang, Betsy L. Zucker, and Anna Sasaki 

Forum

  • Maladaptive Medical Coping: A means to avoid end-of-life discussions p.41
    David Hui, Marieberta Vidal, Neha Didwaniya, and Eduardo Bruera 

Current Review

  • The Effectiveness of Interdisciplinary Teams in End-of-Life Palliative Care: A systematic review of comparative studies p.44
    Bernard-Simon Leclerc, Laurence Blanchard, Michael Cantinotti, Yves Couturier, Denis Gervais, Sabrina Lessard, and Suzanne Mongeau 

Global Exchange

  • Access and Use of Opioids To Manage Pain in Greece p.55
    Eriphili Argyra, Chryssoula Staikou, and Athina Vadalouca 

Poets & Palliative Care

  • Kenneth Slessor's Five Bells: The eternal in the instant p.62
    Frank Brennan 

Winter 2013 (29:4)

Editorial / Silence in Palliative Care? p.203

Articles

  • Attitudes of Terminally Ill Older Adults toward Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies Cindy J. Grief, Daphna Grossman, Mark Rootenberg, and Linda Mah 205 Symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome in a Palliative Care Population: Frequency and impact
    Harneet K Walia, George Shalhoub ,Verai Ramsammy, Michael Harrington, J. Daryl Thornton, and Dennis Auckley p.210
  • Using Heart Failure Instruments to Determine When to Refer Heart Failure Patients to Palliative Care
    Matthew J. Timmons, Jane MacIver, Ana C. Alba, Alana Tibbles, Sarah Greenwood, and Heather J. Ross p.217
  • Healthcare Professionals' Views on the Provision of Gastrostomy and Noninvasive Ventilation to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patients in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland
    Tamatha O. Ruffell, Naomi H. Martin, Anna Janssen, Lokesh Wijesekera, Catherine Knights, Rachel Burman, David J. Oliver, Ammar Al-Chalabi, and Laura H. Goldstein p.225

Forum

  • "It Is Not a Disease We Treat, But a Person": Medical students' reflections on their first rotations to an oncology and palliative care unit
    John H. Kearsley and Elizabeth A. Lobb p.232

Hypothesis

  • The Institut Català d'Oncologia Model of Palliative Care: An integrated and comprehensive framework to address the essential needs of patients with advanced cancer
    Jorge Maté-Méndez, Jesús González-Barboteo, Agnès Calsina-Berna, Dolors Mateo-Ortega, Nuria Codorniu-Zamora, Joaquín T. Limonero-García, Jordi Trelis-Navarro, Gala Serrano-Bermúdez, and Xavier Gómez-Batiste p.237

Frontline Dispatch

  • Frontline Dispatch
    Paul Sloan p.244

Global Exchange

  • Paid Carers Talk about Emotionally Charged Experiences in Caring for Dying People: A South African study
    Abigail Wilson and Leslie Swartz p.246
  • Pain Associated with Secondary Lymphedema among Cancer Patients
    Theresa N. Elumelu-Kupoluyi, Adeniyi A. Adenipekun, and Atara I. Ntekim p.253

Poets & Palliative Care

  • The New World of Ourselves
    Frank Brennan p.258

Book Reviews

  • Counseling Clients Near the End of Life
    Reviewed by Joan Beder p.260
  • The Nature of Healing: The Modern Practice of Medicine
    Reviewed by Thomas A. Hutchinson and Samantha Balass p.261

 


Autumn 2013 Vol (29:3)

Editorial

A "Feu Sacré" of Humanity p.131

Articles

  • Palliative Care Personnel and Services: A national survey in Thailand 2012
    Temsak Phungrassami, Rojanasak Thongkhamcharoen, and Narumol Atthakul p.133
  • External Validation of a Web-Based Prognostic Tool for Predicting Survival in Patients in Hospice Care
    Branko Miladinovic, Rahul Mhaskar, Ambuj Kumar, Sehwan Kim, Ronald Schonwetter, and Benjamin Djulbegovic p.140
  • Prevalence and Predictors of Transition to a Palliative Care Approach amongst Hospital Inpatients in England
    Merryn Gott, Clare Gardiner, Tony Ryan, Chris Parker, Bill Noble, and Christine Ingleton p.147
  • The Size, Share, and Predictors of Publicly Financed Health Care Costs in the Home Setting over the Palliative Care Trajectory: A prospective study
    Huamin Chai, Denise N. Guerriere, Brandon Zagorski, and Peter C. Coyte p.154
  • The Conversion of Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status to Palliative Performance Score (PPS) and the Inter-changeability of PPS and KPS in Prognostic Tools
    Ingrid de Kock, Mehrnoush Mirhosseini, Vincent Thai, Michael Downing, Hue Quan, Mary Lesperance, and J. Yang p.163
  • "What She Told Us Made the World of Difference": Carers' perspectives of a Hospice at Home service
    Elizabeth A. McKay, Ann E. Taylor, and Claire Armstrong p.170
  • Methotrimeprazine for the Management of End-of-Life Symptoms in Infants and Children
    Christopher M. Hohl, Simone Stenekes, Michael S. Harlos, Erin Shepherd, Susan McClement, and Harvey Max Chochinov p.178
  • The Voices of Young New Zealanders Involved in Pediatric Palliative Care
    Erin M. Gaab, Glynn R. Owens, and Roderick D. MacLeod p.186

Selected Abstracts from the Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association Conference, October 31-November 3, 2013 P.193

 


Summer 2013 Vol (29:2)

Editorial / The Unanswered Question? p.67

Articles

  • Physicians' Conceptualization of "Closure" as a Benefit of Physician-Parent Follow-up Meetings after a Child's Death in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    Susan Eggly, Kathleen L. Meert, John Berger, Jerry Zimmerman, KHS Anand, Christopher JL Newth, Rick Harrison, Joseph Carcillo, Michael Dean, and Dougles F. Willson for the Eunice Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network p.69
  • Living Fully in the Shadow of Mortal Time: Psychosocial assets in advanced cancer
    Meg Wise and Lucille Marchard p.76
  • Evaluation of the Role and Cost-Effectiveness of End-of-Life Orthopaedic Interventions in Cancer Patients with Skeletal Metastases to the Hip
    Gurpal Singh, Chin Tat Lim, Tan Jiong Hao Jonathan, and Saminathan Suresh Nathan p.83
  • Determinants of Family Satisfaction with Inpatient Palliative Care in Korea
    Chang-Hae Park, Dong-Wook Shin, Jin Young Choi, Jina Kang, Ha Na Mo, Young Ji Baik, Yeo Hwan Kim, Min Joo Kang, Jung Im Gwak, and Jeong Ja Lee p.91
  • Development of Advance Care Planning Research Priorities: A call to action
    Ana P. Johnson, Louise Hanvey, Sharon Baxter, and Daren K. Heyland for the Canadian Researchers at the End of Life Network (CARENET) p.99

Forum

  • Learning Palliative Care in India: Two personal perspectives
    Savita Butola and Bidhu K. Mohanti

Current Review

  • Predictors of Home Death in Palliative Care Patients: A critical literature review
    Ashlinder Gill, Audrey Laporte, and Peter C. Coyte

Case Report

  • Methadone as an Additional Opioid for a Cancer Patient with Severe Neuropathic and Bone Pain Not Responsive to Other Opioids and Adjuvant Analgesics
    Wojciech Leppert and Grzegorz Kowalski

Reflections from the Bedside

  • Anniversary
    Paul Rousseau p.122

Poets and Palliative Care

  • Conscientious Objector: Edna St. Vincent Millay, mortality, and the role of palliative care
    Frank Brennan p.123

Book Reviews

  • Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children, 2nd edition
    Reviewed by Rose Steele p.126
  • Compact Clinical Guide to Cancer Pain Management: An Evidence-Based Approach for Nurses
    Reviewed by Michael J. Fisch p.127

 


Spring 2013 Vol (29:1)

Editorial / Our Buried Lives? p.3

Articles

  • A Population-Based Study on Advance Directive Completion and Completion Intention among Citizens of the Western Canadian Province of Alberta
    Donna M. Wilson, Dirk Houttekier, Sabu Aliyar Kunju, Stephen Birch, Joachim Cohen, Rod MacLeod, and Jessica A. Hewitt p.5
  • Toward a Population-Based Approach to End-of-Life Care Surveillance in Canada: Initial efforts and lessons
    Francis Lau, Michael Downing, Carolyn Tayler, Konrad Fassbender, Mary Lesperance, and Jeff Barnett p.13
  • Associations between Japanese People's Concern about Family Caregiver Burden and Preference for End-of-Life Care Location
    Sakiko Fukui, Junko Fujita, and Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi p.22
  • Comparing End-of-Life Care for Hospitalized Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Lung Cancer in Taiwan
    Wen-Chi Chou, Yu-Te Lai, Yun-Chin Huang, Chen-Ling Chang, Wei-Shan Wu, and Yu-Shin Hung p.29
  • More than Physical Function? Exploring physiotherapists' experiences in delivering rehabilitation to patients requiring palliative care in the community setting
    Kathryn Carson and Sonja McIlfatrick p.36

Forum

  • Healing, Quality of Life, and the Need for a Paradigm Shift in Health Care
    Balfour Mount p.5

Case Reports

  • Intravesical Baclofen, Bupivacaine, and Oxycodone for the Relief of Bladder Spasm
    Elaine Wallace, Marie Twomey, Ray Victory, and Maeve O'Reilly p.49
  • Surgical Management of Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: Report of three cases
    Khalid H. Al-Zoman, Saleh Albazie, Asirvatham A. Robert, Jagan Kumar Baskaradoss, Abdulaziz S. Alsuwyed, Sebastian Ciancio, and Sultan Al-Mubarak p.52
  • Spiritual Care for Jewish Patients Facing a Life-Threatening Illness
    Tami Borneman, Olga F. Bluman, Linda Klein, Jay Thomas, and Betty Ferrell p.58

 


Winter 2012 Vol (28:4)

Editorial / Elias Canetti, 1905-1994 / A Resistance Fighter Against Death 243

Articles

  • Effects of Respite Care Services in a Children's Hospice: The parents' point of view
    Manon Champagne and Suzanne Mongeau p. 245
  • Pediatric Palliative Care Education for Medical Students: Development and evaluation of a pilot program
    Aleksandra Korzeniewska-Eksterowicz, Bogna Kedzierska, Malgorzata Cynker-McCarthy, Lukasz Przyslo, Malgorzata Stolarska, Grzegorz F. Nowicki and Wojciech Mlynarski p. 252
  • Quality of Life for Hong Kong Chinese Patients with Advanced Gynecological Cancers in the Palliative Phase of Care: A cross-sectional study
    Kwok Ying Chan, Man Lui Chan, Thomas Chung Cheung Yau, Cho Wing Li, Hon Wai Cheng, and Mau Kwong Sham p. 259
  • Turkish Healthcare Professionals' Views on Palliative Care
    Gulay Turgay and Sultan Kav p. 267
  • Children Dying from Cancer: Parents' perspectives on symptoms, quality of life, characteristics of death, and end-of-life decisions
    Pia von lützau, Michael Otto, Tanja Hechler, Sabine Metzing, Joanne Wolfe, and Boris Zernikow p. 274
  • Factors Enabling Shared Care with Primary Healthcare Providers in Community Settings: The experiences of interdisciplinary palliative care teams
    Lily DeMiglio and Allison Williams p. 282

Case Reports

  • Postoperative Suspected Wernicke's Encephalopathy in a Rectal Cancer Patient: A case report
    Marco D'Ettorre, Fausto Rosa, Alessandro Coppola, Caterina Mele, Sergio Alfieri, and Giovanni Battista Doglietto p. 290
  • Laparoscopic Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) for Palliative Treatment of Malignant Ascites from GI Stromal Tumors
    Evan Ong, Conrad Diven, Andrew Abrams, Eellyn Lee, and Daruka Mahadevan p. 293

Reflections from the Bedside

  • The Lonely Impulse of Delight
    Frank Brennan p. 297

Book Review

  • The Best Care Possible: A Physician's Quest to Transform Care through the End of Life
    Reviewed by Rod Macleod p. 301

 


Autumn 2012 Vol (28:3)

Editorial / When the Unthinkable Threatens 131

Articles

  • Opioid Consumption before and after the Establishment of a Palliative Medicine Unit in an Egyptian Cancer Centre
    Samy A. Alsirafy, Noha Y. Ibrahim, and Enas N. Abou-Elela 135
  • The Evaluation of a Triage Tool for a Community Palliative Care Service Provider
    Heather Tan, Margaret O’Connor, Helen Wearne, and Teresa Howard 141
  • Being a Hospice Volunteer Influenced Medical Students’ Comfort with Dying and Death: A pilot study
    Will Stecho, Roy Khalaf, Patrick Prendergast, Ashley Geerlinks, Lorelei Lingard, and Valerie Schulz 149
  • Improving Resident Self-Efficacy in Pediatric Palliative Care through Clinical Simulation
    Carrie M. Brown, E. Christopher Lloyd, Christopher J. Swearingen, and Beatrice A. Boateng 157

Forum

  • Caring for Patients Dying with Dementia: Challenges in subacute care in Australia
    Melissa J. Bloomer and Robin Digby 164
  • Spiritual and Emotional Support of Primary Informal End-of-Life Caregivers in Nova Scotia
    Leila Sloss, Beverley Lawson, and Frederick I. Burge 169
  • Harm Reduction and Palliative Care: Is there a role for supervised drug consumption services?
    Ryan McNeil and Manal Guirguis-Younger 175

Frontline Dispatch

  • Opportunities for Improving the Quality of Life of Dying Persons: Use of technology to connect people at the end of life
    Julie Johnston, Loretta M. Hillier, Maura Purdon, Dawn Pears, and Monica Robson 178

Book Reviews

  • Embracing the End of Life: Help for Those Who Accompany the Dying
    Reviewed by John Engel 181
  • Sociological and Spiritual Aspects of Palliative Care in Ireland
    Reviewed by Maria E. Bailey 182

N.B. Note Well 183

  • Abstracts, 19th International Congress on Palliative Care 185

 


Summer 2012 Vol (28:2)

Editorial

Wisdom in Palliative Care? 67

Articles

  • Family Care of the Dying in the Republic of Moldova: A qualitative study
    Allan Kellehear, Rodica Mindruta-Stratan, Vadim Pogonet, and Victor Gorelco 69
  • Evaluation of a Training Program to Assist Care Staff to Better Recognize and Manage Depression among Palliative Care Patients and Their Families
    Marita P. McCabe, Denisa Goldhammer, David Mellor, David Hallford, and Tanya Davison 75
  • What Is Symptom Burden: A qualitative exploration of patient definitions
    Ashlinder Gill, Anita Chakraborty, and Debbie Selby 83
  • Inequalities in End-of-Life Care for Colorectal Cancer Patients in Nova Scotia, Canada
    André R. Maddison, Yukiko Asada, Fred Burge, Grace W. Johnston, and Robin Urquhart 90
  • Negotiating Relational Practice Patterns in Palliative Home Care
    Catherine Ward-Griffin, Carol McWilliam, and Abram Oudshoorn 97
  • Palliative and End-of-Life Care in Newfoundland’s Deaf Community
    Victor Maddalena, Fiona O’Shea, and Myles Murphy 105

Forum

  • On Prevalence Disparities in Recent Empirical Studies of Deathbed Visions
    Averil Fountain and Allan Kellehear 113

Reflections from the Bedside

  • John Keats and Wilfred Owen — Mortality, Mystery, and the Pursuit of Truth: Lessons for palliative care
    Frank Brennan 116
  • Anna: An end-of-life narrative
    Alun Charles Jones 120

Case Report

  • Symptom Management Using Methotrimeprazine: Expanding the definition of respite sedation
    Paolo Mazzotta 122

Letter To The Editor

  • re: When Newborn Babies Have to Die: Perinatal palliative care?
    Pauline Thiele 124

Book Reviews

  • End-of-Life Care for Children and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
    Reviewed by Irene Tuffrey-Wijne 125
  • Palliative Care for Advanced Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Guidelines and Standards for Evidence-based Care
    Reviewed by Murna Downs 126

N.B. Note Well 127

 


Spring 2012 Vol (28:1)

Editorial

Untruths about Palliative Care p. 3

Articles

  • Factors Associated with Medical Cost among Patients with Terminal Cancer in Hospice Units
    Jung-Hoe Kim, Sun-Min Kim, Ji-Soo Joo, and Kun-Sei Lee p. 5
  • Evaluation of Frequency of Clinical Symptoms and Signs within Six Months Prior to Death in Patients with Advanced Solid Cancers
    Jaana Kaleva-Kerola, Heini Huhtala, Mika Helminen, Liisa Pylkkänen, and Kaija Holli p. 13
  • End-of-Life Discussions and Advance Care Planning for Children on Long-Term Assisted Ventilation with Life-Limiting Conditions
    Jeffrey D. Edwards, Sheila S. Kun, Robert J. Graham, and Thomas G. Keens p. 21
  • Opportunities for Quality Improvement in Bereavement Care at a Children's Hospital: Assessment of interdisciplinary staff perspectives
    Nancy Contro and Barbara M. Sourkes p. 28
  • Paramedics' Perceptions of Their Role in Palliative Care: Analysis of focus group transcripts
    Bill Lord, Katrina Récoché, Margaret O'Connor, Patsy Yates, and Melinda Service p. 36

Current Review

  • An Integrated View of Suffering in Palliative Care
    Alicia Krikorian and Joaquin T. Limonero p. 41

Forum

  • Living with the Twin Mysteries of Prognostication and Death Awareness
    Deanna Hutchings p. 50

Global Exchange

  • Development of the Northern Plains Native Family Cancer Caregiver Education Program
    Leah Frerichs, Karen Schumacher, Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, and Florence (Tinka) Duran p. 52

Case Report

  • Severe Cannabinoid Intoxication in a Patient with Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
    J.G. Coen van Hasselt, Michel M. van den Heuvel, Jan H.M. Schellens, J.H. Beijnen, Dieta Brandsma, and Alwin D.R. Huitema p. 60

Reflections from the Bedside

  • Lessons in Death and Dying on an East African Surgical Ward
    Katrina B. Mitchell p. 62

 


Winter 2011 Vol (27:4)

Editorial

Does "Spiritual" Indicate a Limit to Palliative Care? p.259

Articles

  • Bereaved Family Members' Assessments of the Quality of End-of-Life Care: What is important?
    Kelli I. Stajduhar, Laura Funk, S. Robin Cohen, Allison Williams, Darcee Bidgood, Diane Allan, Leah Norgrove, and Daren Heyland p. 261
  • Evaluating Program Integration and the Rise in Collaboration: Case study of a palliative care network
    Daryl Bainbridge, Kevin Brazil, Paul Krueger, Jenny Ploeg, Alan Taniguchi, and Julie Darnay p. 270
  • End-of-Life Care for the Dying Child: What matters most to parents
    Norbert J. Weidner, Marcella Cameron, Rebecca C. Lee, Judy McBride, Emily J. Mathias, and Terri L. Byczkowski p. 279
  • Can Addressing Death Anxiety Reduce Health Care Workers' Burnout and Improve Patient Care?
    Carol Gouveia Melo and David Oliver p. 287
  • Palliative Cancer Patients' Experience of Physical Activity
    Ingrid Gulde, Line Merethe Oldervoll, and Cathrin Martin p. 296
  • Medical Officers in Acute Care Settings: Their views on medically assisted nutrition and hydration at the end of life
    Phillip Good, Ludmilla Sneesby, Isabel Higgins, and Pamela Van der Riet p. 303

Forum

  • Creating New Worlds: The importance of narrative in palliative care
    David J. Southall p. 310

Book Reviews

  • Palliative Care Formulary: Canadian edition
    Reviewed by Andrée Néron p. 315
  • Wrestling with the Angel
    Reviewed by Frank Brennan p. 316
  • Making Health Care Whole: Integrating Spirituality into Patient Care
    Reviewed by Kevin J. Flannelly and Katherine R.B. Jankowski p. 317

N.B. Note Well p. 318

A Word of Gratitude p. 320

 


Fall 2011 Vol (27:3)

Editorial

A World of Emergencies p.187

Articles

  • Shifting Life Rhythms: Couples' stories about living together when one spouse has advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Kristina Ek, Britt-Marie Ternestedt, Birgitta Andershed, and Eva Sahlberg-Blom p. 189
  • Decision-Making for Gastrostomy and Ventilatory Support for People with Motor Neurone Disease: Variations across UK hospices
    David Oliver, Colin Campbell, Nigel Sykes, Carole Tallon, and Annette Edwards p. 198
  • Professional Development: Iranian and Swedish nurses' experiences of caring for dying people
    Sedigheh Iranmanesh, Zahra Ghazanfari, Stefan Sävenstedt, and Terttu Häggström p. 202
  • Evaluating the Economic Loss of Caregiving for Palliative Care Patients
    Philip Jacobs, Serge Dumont, Véronique Turcotte, and Donna Anderson p. 210
  • The Effect of Palliative Daycare on Hope: A comparison of daycare patients with two control groups
    DMargaret P. Guy, Irene J. Higginson, and Brendan D.W. Amesbury p. 216
  • Emergency Department Use among End-of-Life Home Care Clients
    Peter Brink and Lorraine Partanen p. 224

Orienteering

  • Nursing Guidelines for End-of-Life Care in Long-Term Care Settings: Sustainable improvements to care
    Carole Gill, Loretta M. Hillier, Jacqueline M. Crandall, and Julie Johnston p. 229

Global Exchange

  • Constructing a Post-graduate Palliative Care Curriculum: The Israeli National Palliative Care Training (INPACT) experience
    Pesach Shvartzman, Yoram Singer, Netta Bentur, Amitai Oberman, Yaacov Kabilu, Robert Cohen, and Howard Tandeter p. 238

Frontline Dispatch

  • Addressing Suffering through an Inter-professional Online Module: Learning with, from, and about each other
    Pippa Hall, Lynda Weaver, and Timothy G. Willett p. 244

N.B. Note Well p. 247

Abstracts

  • Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference: Navigating Safe Pathways to Quality Hospice Palliative Care p. 249

 


Summer 2011 (27:2)

Editorial p. 67

Articles

  • Sleeping with One Eye Open: The sleep experience of family members providing palliative care at home
    Brenda Hearson, Susan Mcclement, Diana E. Mcmillan, and Michael Harlos p. 69
  • Resource Use and Costs of End-of-Life/Palliative Care: Ontario adult cancer patients dying during 2002 and 2003
    Hugh Walker, Mark Anderson, Farah Farahati, Doris Howell, S. Lawrence Librach, Amna Husain, Jonathan Sussman, Raymond Viola, Rinku Sutradhar,and Lisa Barbera p. 79
  • Prognosticating in Palliative Care: A survey of Canadian palliative care physicians
    Mark Corkum, Raymond Viola, Chris Veenema, Dan Kruszelnicki, and Joshua Shadd p. 89
  • Identifying Population Groups with Low Palliative Care Program Enrolment Using Classification and Regression Tree Analysis
    Jun Gao, Grace M. Johnston, M. Ruth Lavergne, and Paul Mcintyre p. 98
  • Exploring the Extent of Communication Surrounding Transitions to Palliative Care in Heart Failure: The perspectives of health care professionals
    Emilie Green, Clare Gardiner, Merryn Gott, and Christine Ingleton p. 107
  • Crisis in Caregiving: When home-based end-of-life care is no longer possible
    Deborah P. Waldrop and Mary Ann Meeker p. 117
  • Comparing the Cost of Alternative Models of End-of-Life Care
    Tom Mcbride, Alec Morton, Andy Nichols, and Christian Van Stolk p. 126
  • Hospice Residents' Interest in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) at End-of-Life: A pilot study in hospice residences in British Columbia
    Sherin Rahim-Jamal, Ann Sarte, Jean Kozak, Kathy Bodell, Maria Christina Barroetavena, Romayne Gallagher, and Anne Leis p. 134
  • Neuroleptic Prescription Pattern for Delirium in Patients with Advanced Cancer
    Eduardo Bruera p. 141

Forum

  • No One Dies of "Old Age": Implications of this omission for research, practice, and policy
    Adonna M. Wilson, Joachim Cohen, Stephen Birch, Rod Macleod, Deepthi Mohankumar, Paul Armstrong, Katherine Froggatt, Anneke L. Francke, Gail Low, Brendan Mccormack, Vivien Hollis, and Allison Williams p. 148

Global Exchange

  • Attitude of Doctors in an Asian Oncology Centre Towards Referral to Palliative Care
    Ching-Ye Hong, Guat Ngoo Ng, Jissy Poulose, Nelson Lianli Lin, and Cynthia Ruth Goh p. 157
  • Association of The Karnofsky Performance Scale with the Quality of Life of Brazilian Women Undergoing Palliative Care
    Carlos Henrique Debenedito Silva, Sirlei Sianni Morais, and Sophie F.M. Derchain p. 164
  • Sikh Perspectives Towards Death and End-of-Life Care
    Shanil Ebrahim, Sheena Bance, and Kerry W. Bowman p. 164

Frontline Dispatch

  • Designing a Canadian Pediatric Palliative Care Residency Program
    Jana Pilkey, Mike Harlos, and Christopher Hohl p. 175

Book Reviews p. 181

N.B. Note Well p. 183

 


Spring 2011 (27:1)

Editorial

Editorial / Words for Hard Truths: A meditation / David J. Roy p.3

Guest Editorial

Marketing Our Message / Sean R. Morrison p.5

Articles

  • Patients' Perspectives on End-of-Life Issues and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
    Patricia H. Strachan, Sandra L. Carroll, Sonya de Laat, Lisa Schwartz, and Heather M. Arthur p. 6
  • Specialist Physician Approaches to Discussing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Frail Older Adults: A qualitative study
    Laurie Mallery, Ruth E. Hubbard, Paige Moorhouse, Katalin Koller, and Eamonn M.P. Eeles p. 12

Current Review

  • Integrating Palliative Care with Chronic Liver Disease Care
    Aluko A. Hope and R. Sean Morrison p. 20

Frontline Dispatch

  • Developing a Breathlessness Intervention Service for Patients with Palliative and Supportive Care Needs, Irrespective of Diagnosis
    Sara Booth, Catherine Moffat, Morag Farquhar, Irene J. Higginson, and Julie Burkin p. 28
  • Palliative Care for People with Chronic Heart Failure: When is it time?
    Miriam J. Johnson and Amy Gadoud p. 37

Orienteering

  • Exploring the Lived Experience of Having a Terminal Illness
    David Kuhl p. 43
  • Integrating Palliative Care for Patients with Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease: Recent advances, remaining challenges
    Sara N. Davison p. 53

Book Reviews

  • Remember, Remember
    Reviewed by Deanna Hutchings p. 62

N.B. Note Well p. 63

 


Winter 2010 (26:4)

Editorial

And Pain Shall Have No Dominion? David J. Roy p. 259

Articles

  • A Pilot Study on the Effectiveness of Anticipatory Grief Therapy for Elderly Facing the End of Life
    Joanna Oi-Yue Cheng, Raymond Lo, Faye Chan, and Jean Woo p. 261
  • How End-of-Life Home Care Services Are Used from Admission to Death: A population-based cohort study
    Hsien Seow, Lisa Barbera, Doris Howell, and Sydney M. Dy p. 270
  • Determinants of Place of Death for Recipients of Home-Based Palliative Care
    Lisa Masucci, Denise N. Guerriere, Richard Cheng, and Peter C. Coyte p. 279
  • Learning to Work with the "Unsolvable": Building capacity for working with refractory suffering
    Margaret Mary Hegarty, Katrina Margaret Breaden, Catherine Margaret Swetenham, and Carol Grbich p. 287

Forum

  • Using Critical Reflection to Support Health Promotion Goals in Palliative Care
    Jan Fook and Allan Kellehear p. 295

Frontline Dispatch

  • Dying under a Cloud
    Deborah Hansen p. 303

Global Exchange

  • Palliative Care Activity in the Field of Oncology in Turkey
    Hanife Ozcelik, Cicek Fadiloglu, Bulent Karabulut, and Meltem Uyar p. 305

Case Report

  • Successful Treatment of a Seizure Disorder with Chronic High Dose Chloral Hydrate: A pediatric case report
    Régis Vaillancourt, Michael Collins, Chris Vadeboncoeur, Pierre Jacob, Nancy Graham, Donna Foster, and William Splinter p. 311

Book Reviews

  • Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care
    Reviewed by Iris Cohen Fineberg p. 314
  • Clinician's Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy in Late Life: Helping Cognitively Impaired or Depressed Elders and Their Caregivers
    Reviewed by Hildegard Brack p. 315
  • The Study of Dying: From Autonomy to Transformation
    Reviewed by Arthur Frank p. 316

N.B. Note Well p. 317

  • A Word of Gratitude p. 320

 


Automn 2010 (26:3)

Editorial

Sad They Are... So Sad! And We? David J. Roy 139

Articles

  • Using a Quality Framework to Assess Rural Palliative Care.
    Donna Goodridge and Wendy Duggleby 141
  • What Really Matters in Pain Management for Terminally Ill Cancer Patients in Taiwan
    Siew Tzuh Tang, Woung-Ru Tang, Tsang-Wu Liu, Che-Pin Lin, and Jen-Shi Chen 151
  • La Belle Mort en Milieu Rural: A report of an ethnographic study of the good death for Quebec rural francophones
    Anne-Marie Veillette, Lise Fillion, Donna M. Wilson, Roger Thomas, and Serge Dumont 159
  • Letters from Relatives: A source of information providing rich insight into the experience of the family in palliative care
    Carlos Centeno, María Arantzamendi, Belén Rodríguez. and Miguel Tavares 167
  • The Effectiveness and Adverse Effects Profile of "Burst" Ketamine in Refractory Cancer Pain: The VCOG PM 1-00 study
    Kate Jackson, Michael Ashby, Deb Howell, Jennifer Petersen, David Brumley, Phillip Good, Maria Pisasale, Simon Wein, and Roger Woodruff 176
  • Family Caregivers of Palliative Cancer Patients at Home: The puzzle of pain management
    Anita Mehta, S. Robin Cohen, Franco A. Carnevale, Hélène Ezer, and Francine Ducharme 184

Global Exchange

  • Scaling up a Community-Based Palliative Care Program among Faith-Based Hospitals in Tanzania
    Kristopher N. Hartwig, Kari A. Hartwig, Phil DiSorbo, Berit Hofgren, Lisa Motz-Storey, Paul Mmbando, Mellow Msurri, Faith Mwangi-Powell, Richard A. Powell, Shelley Smith, and Mark Jacobson 194

Frontline Dispatch

  • Re-examining the Definition of Location of Death in Health Services Research
    Beverley J. Lawson and Frederick I. Burge 202

Book Review

  • The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, 4th ed.
    Reviewed by Bernard Lapointe, Dawn Allen, and Vasiliki Bitzas 207

N.B. Note Well 209

  • Abstracts
  • 18th International Congress on Palliative Care 210
  • Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference: Changing the National Perspective on Hospice Palliative Care 252

 


Summer 2010 (26:2)

Editorial

Editorial /Transcendence in Care of the Dying? DAVID J. ROY P. 75

Guest Editorial

Whole-Person Care Research: A team approach p.77

Articles

  • Family Caregivers of Palliative Cancer Patients at Home: The puzzle of pain management ANITA MEHTA, S. ROBIN COHEN, FRANCO A. CARNEVALE, HÉLÈNE EZER, and FRANCINE DUCHARME P.78
  • Quality of Life in Terminally Ill Cancer Patients: Contributors and content validity of instruments JAVAD SHAHIDI, NADINE BERNIER, and S. ROBIN COHEN P.88
  • Quality of Life and Symptom Burden in Cancer Patients Admitted to an Acute Palliative Care Unit JENNIFER M. JONES, S. ROBIN COHEN, CAMILLA ZIMMERMANN, and GARY RODIN P.94
  • It Takes a Whole Community: The contribution of rural hospice volunteers to whole-person palliative care MARGARET MCKEE, MARY LOU KELLEY, MANAL GUIRGUIS-YOUNGER, MICHAEL MACLEAN, and SHEVAUN NADIN P.103
  • Skills Training to Support Patients Considering Place of End-of-Life Care: A randomized control trial MARY ANN MURRAY, DAWN STACEY, KEITH G. WILSON, and ANNETTE M. O'CONNOR P.112
  • Care Provider Perspectives on End-of-life Care in Long-Term-Care Homes: Implications for whole-person and palliative care JOANIE SIMS-GOULD, ELAINE WIERSMA, LISE ARSENEAU, MARY LOU KELLEY, JEAN KOZAK, SONJA HABJAN, and MICHAEL MACLEAN P.122

Reflections from the Bedside

  • Preliminary Outcomes of "The Dementia Difference" Workshop at The Lodge at Broadmead, Victoria, BC NANCY GNAEDINGER, JANICE ROBINSON, AND KATHERINE MURRAY P.130

Reflections on a Book

  • The Limits of Hope: The cost to Sontag of being true to herself FRANK BRENNAN P.133

Letter to the Editor

  • Re: A New Zealand Perspective on Palliative Care for Mãori MERE KÊPA P.135

 


Spring 2010 (26:1)

Editorial

Editorial / Samantha, Claire, Thérèse: Three in one? p.3
Guest Editorial / An Indigenous Issue: Why now? p.5

Articles

  • Completing the Circle: Elders speak about end-of-life care with Aboriginal families in Canada / Mary Hampton, Angelina Baydala, Carrie Bourassa, Kim McKay-McNabb, Cheryl Placsko, Ken Goodwill, Betty McKenna, Pat McNabb, and Roxanne Boekelder p.6
  • Adaptation, Dissemination, and Evaluation of a Cancer Palliative Care Curriculum for the Indian Health System / Cheryl Arenella, Bruce Finke, Timothy Domer, Judith S. Kaur, Melanie P. Merriman, and Anita Ousley p.15
  • Gathering Information to Develop Palliative Care Programs for Alaska's Aboriginal Peoples / Christine A. DeCourtney, P. Kay Branch, and Karen M. Morgan p.22

Case Report

  • A Rainbow Named Samantha (Gentle Waters) / Darlene Grantham p.32

Forum

  • Finding a Balanced Approach: Incorporating medicine wheel teachings in the care of Aboriginal people at the end of life / Velna Clarke and Lorraine F. Holtslander p.34
  • Working with Elders and Advisers in Aboriginal Palliative Care: A story from the Canadian Pallium Project / Gaye Hanson p.37

Orienteering

  • Translating Research into Practice: Developing cross-cultural First Nations palliative care / Natalie St. Pierre-Hansen, Len Kelly, Barb Linkewich, Helen Cromarty, and Roger Walker p.41
  • An Integrative Framework for Conducting Palliative Care Research with First Nations Communities / Holly Prince and Mary Lou Kelley p.47

Global Exchange

  • A New Zealand Perspective on Palliative Care for Maori / Wendy Margaret Muircroft, Judy McKimm, Leeroy William, and Roderick Duncan MacLeod p.54
  • The Living Model: An Australian model for Aboriginal palliative care service delivery with international implications / Pam McGrath 59

Reflections

  • Lars's Story / Christine DeCourtney p.65
  • Eleanor McMullen's Story / Christine DeCourtney, P. Kay Branch, and Karen M. Morgan p.67

Book Reviews

  • Grief in Young Children: A Handbook for Adults / Reviewed by Caprice Knapp p.68
  • Grief in Children: A Handbook for Adults (2nd edition) / Reviewed by Caprice Knapp p.68
  • Talking with Bereaved People: An Approach for Structured and Sensitive Communication / Reviewed by Joan Beder p.70
  • Life in a Hospice: Reflections on Caring for the Dying / Reviewed by Stephen Claxton-Oldfield p.70
  • Ethical Issues in Home Health Care (2nd edition) / Reviewed by Constance Dahlin p.71

 


Winter 2010 (25:4)

Editorial

Ambiguity in Palliative Care? / David J. Roy p.243

Articles

  • Satisfaction with End-of-Life Care: A longitudinal study of patients and their family caregivers in the last months of life / Daren K. Heyland, Christopher Frank, Joan Tranmer, Nancy Paul, Deborah Pichora, Xuran Jiang, and Andrew Day p.245
  • Chronic Palliative Care: Specific practices for Alzheimer?s disease sufferers / Jean-Christophe Mino and Marie-Odile Frattini p.257
  • Involvement of Nurses in the Euthanasia Care Process in Flanders (Belgium): An exploration of two perspectives / Yvonne Denier, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé, Nele De Bal, and Chris Gastmans p.264
  • Understanding the Provision of Palliative Care in the Context of Primary Health Care: Qualitative research findings from a pilot study in a community setting in Chile / Brenda L. Cameron and Anna Santos Salas p.275
  • The Israeli Terminally Ill Patient Law of 2005 / Alan B. Jotkowitz and Shimon Glick p.284

Forum

  • Home Hospice Care for the Lung Cancer Patient Living Alone: A case report from Japan / Izumi Kawagoe, Mioko Ito, Shinobu Matsuura, and Koh Kawagoe p.289

From the Bedside

  • Cradled between Heaven and Earth. A reply to my patient?s family: Why I couldn?t offer active euthanasia when you asked for it / Beverley Smith p.294
  • The Fire Hall / Anonymous p.297

Book Review

  • Right to Die / Reviewed by Frank Brennan p.299

 


Autumn 2009 (25:3)

Editorial

The Very Old? They reveal all of us / David J. Roy p155

Articles

  • Experiences and Needs of Bereaved Carers during Palliative and End-of-Life Care for People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease /Felicity Hasson, Allison Spence, Mary Waldron, George Kernohan, Dorry McLaughlin, Barbara Watson, and Barbara Cochrane p157
  • Delirium in Advanced Cancer Leading to Distress in Patients and Family Caregivers /Marlene Z. Cohen, Ellen A. Pace, Guddi Kaur, and Eduardo Bruera p164
  • Transdermal Fentanyl as a Front-Line Approach to Moderate-Severe Pain: A meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials /Davide Tassinari, Sergio Sartori, Emiliano Tamburini, Emanuela Scarpi, Paola Tombesi, Carlotta Santelmo, and Marco Maltoni p172
  • Defence Mechanisms and Coping Strategies among Caregivers in Palliative Care Units /Marie Timmermann, Despina Naziri, and Anne-Marie Etienne p181
  • Bad News for the Patient and the Family? The worst part of being a health care professional / Jacqueline Schmidt Rio-Valle, Mari Paz García Caro, Rafael Montoya Juarez, Diego Prados Peña, Antonio Muñoz Vinuesa, Athanasios Pappous, and Francisco Cruz Quintana p191
  • Dealing with Palliative Care Patients? Incomplete Music Therapy Legacies: Reflexive group supervision research / Clare O?Callaghan, Helen Petering, Amy Thomas, and Rebecca Crappsley p197
  • The Long-Term Effect of a Population-Based Educational Intervention Focusing on End-of-Life Home Care, Life-Prolongation Treatment, and Knowledge about Palliative Care / Kazuki Sato, Mitsunori Miyashita, Tatsuya Morita, and Masao Suzuki p206

Frontline Dispatch

  • Pediatric Enteral Feeding Intolerance: A new prognosticator for children with life-limiting illness? / Harold Siden, Tara Tucker, Sarah Derman, Kelly Cox, Gordon S. Soon, Carol Hartnett, and Lynn Straatman p213

Global Exchange

  • Improving Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Older People in Ireland: A new model and framework for institutional care / Sheila Payne, Katherine Froggatt, Eamon O?Shea, Kathy Murphy, Philip Larkin, Dympna Casey,and Aine Ní Léime p218

Case Report

  • Hypomania and Terminal Illness /François Sirois p227

Abstracts

  • Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference: Voyages in Care and Understanding p233

 


Summer 2009 (25 :2)

Editorial

  • Where Are the Falconers? A meditation on leadership / David J. Roy

Articles

  • Living with Advanced Cancer and Short Life Expectancy: Patients' experiences with managing medication / Anne Marit Sand, Janet Harris, Jan Henrik Rosland
  • Referrals of Cancer versus Non-cancer Patients to a Palliative Care Consult Team: Do they differ? / Boris Cantin, Laura E. Rothuisen, Thierry Buclin, José Pereira, Claudia Mazzocato
  • Might Massage or Guided Meditation Provide "Means to a Better End"? Primary outcomes from an efficacy trial with patients at the end of life / Lois Downey, Paula Diehr, Leanna J. Standish, Donald L. Patrick, Leila Kozak, Douglass Fisher, Sean Congdon, William E. Lafferty

Forum

  • Lessons in Death and Dying / Katherine Arnup
  • Using Philosophy to Help Manage the Fear of Death / Stephen Buetow, Carol McAllum, Ross Upshur
  • Moving Culture beyond Ethnicity: Examining dying in hospital through a cultural lens / Lisa S. Chan, Mary Ellen Macdonald, S. Robin Cohen

Front Line Dispatch

  • Enhancing Interprofessional Education in End-of-life Care: An interdisciplinary exploration of death and dying in literature / Susan Brajtman, Pippa Hall, Peter Barnes

Global Exchange

  • Innovative Pediatric Palliative Care Programs in Four Countries / Caprice Knapp, Vanessa Madden, Joan Marston, Rosemary Midson, Andrea Murphy, Elizabeth Shenkman
  • East Meets West. Spirituality Training in Palliative Care: A Taiwanese-Australian partnership / Douglas T. Bridge, Ming-Liang Lai

Case Report

  • Treatment of Medication Intolerance with Lactase in a Complex Palliative Care Patient / Regis Vaillancourt, Rabiah Siddiqui, Chris Vadeboncoeur, Marion Rattray, Doris Lariviere

Reflections from the Bedside

  • A Final Toast / Alex MacLean

Book Reviews

  • Palliative Care in the European Union / reviewed by Henk Ten Have
  • Validation Techniques for Dementia Care / reviewed by Barbara M. Usher
  • Effective Grief and Bereavement Support / reviewed by Barbara Brown
  • The Creative Arts in Palliative Care / reviewed by Elizabeth Hall

 


Spring 2009 (25:1)

Editorial

  • The Dying Can Teach Us? / David J. Roy 

Articles

  • Palliative Sedation at Home / Ora S. Rosengarten, Yonat Lamed, Timna Zisling, Ayelet Feigin, Jeremy M. Jacobs
  • Patients' Experiences of Physical Therapy / Ylva Dahlin, Susanne Heiwe
  • The "Good" Rural Death: A report of an ethnographic study in Alberta, Canada / Donna M. Wilson, Lise Fillion, Roger Thomas, Christopher Justice, Paramjit P. Bhardwah, Anne-Marie Veillette
  • Volunteers in Palliative Care Make a Difference / Katrien G. Luijkx, Jos M.G.A. Schols
  • A Quality End of Life from a Palliative Care Patient's Perspective / Iris Gourdji, Lynne McVey, Margaret Purden
  • A Palliative Care Intervention in Forgiveness Therapy for Elderly Terminally Ill Cancer Patients / Mary J. Hansen, Robert D. Enright, Thomas W. Baskin, John Klatt
  • What is a Good Death? Stories from Palliative Care / Jennifer D de Jong, Linda E. Clarke

Forum

  • Caregiver Empowerment and Music Therapy: Through the eyes of bereaved caregivers of advanced cancer patients / Lucanne Magill

Book Reviews

  • Freedom to Choose: How to make end-of-life decisions on your own terms
  • Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care
  • Final Conversations: Helping the living and the dying talk to each other