APM Annual Report (2015)

Published: 2016-02-25

Dear all,

I am glad to present you the 2015 Annual Report of the journal.

In 2015, APM has achieved many progresses with joint efforts of you. The most significant step is that APM was indexed by PubMed/MEDLINE, which will help improving the exposure of APM. Regarding the content, APM has established two new columns “Pain Management” led by Dr. Salahadin Abdi and “Surgical Palliaticve Column” led by Dr. Geoffrey P. Dunn and Dr. Anne C. Mosenthal with five articles published in 2015. Plus, A special issue “Early Palliative Care 1” was published with leading experts sharing the development and experience of different countries. The second part focusing on education and training of early palliative care will come soon.

The above progress could not be achieved without the great efforts made by you. On behalf of the editorial team, I would like to thank you for your support and look forward to working closely with you in 2016.

Best regards,

Silvia Zhou
Senior Editor, Annals of Palliative Medicine,
Editorial Office, AME Publishing Company, Guangzhou 510220, China.

Note: APM was launched in April 2012.
All issues could be reach here

V4N1Surgery, palliative care, and the American College of SurgeonsGeoffrey P. Dunn
V4N1Lessons learned from New York’s community approach to advance care planning and MOLSTPatricia A. Bomba et al.
V4N1Integrating palliative care and oncology: towards a common
Jan Gaertner et al.
V4N2A values-based conceptual framework for surgical appropriateness:an illustrative case reportZara Cooper et al.
V4N2Whole brain radiotherapy for patients with poor prognosis:
possibilities for the impact of the QUARTZ trial
Joshua A. Jones et al.
V4N3Nursing perspectives on palliative care 2015Margaret I. Fitch et al.
V4N3Early integration of palliative care into oncology: evidence,
challenges and barriers
Thomas J. Smith et al.
V4N3Models of integration of oncology and palliative careDavid Hui et al.
V4N3A review of the trials which examine early integration of outpatient and home palliative care for patients with serious illnessesMellar P. Davis et al.
V4N3Resource allocation issues concerning early palliative careJan Gaertner et al.

Palliative Radiotherapy Column

edited by Edward L.W. Chow and Stephen Lutz

1. Integrating palliative care and oncology: towards
common understanding

2. Whole brain radiotherapy for patients with poor prognosis:
possibilities for the impact of the QUARTZ trial

3. Debate: Single-fraction treatment should be standard in
the retreatment of uncomplicated bone metastases

4. Re-irradiation for painful bone metastases: evidence-based

5. Radiotherapy for neuropathic pain due to bone metastases

Surgical Palliative Care Column
edited by Geoffrey P. Dunn and Anne C. Mosenthal

1. Surgery, palliative care, and the American College of 

2. Surgical palliation for malignant disease requiring 
locoregional control

3. A values-based conceptual framework for surgical 
appropriateness: an illustrative case report

4. Utilization of palliative care consultation service by surgical 

5. American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality
Improvement Program as a quality-measurement tool for
advanced cancer patients