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Original Article

PROutine: a feasibility study assessing surveillance of electronic patient reported outcomes and adherence via smartphone app in advanced cancer
Gesine Benze, Friedemann Nauck, Bernd Alt-Epping, Giuseppe Gianni, Thomas Bauknecht, Johannes Ettl, Anna Munte, Luisa Kretzschmar, Jan Gaertner
Questionnaires measuring quality of life and satisfaction of patients and their relatives in a palliative care setting—German translation of FAMCARE-2 and the palliative care subscale of FACIT-Pal
Corinna Sewtz, Wiebke Muscheites, Ursula Kriesen, Christina Grosse-Thie, Brigitte Kragl, Jens Panse, Samar Aoun, David Cella, Christian Junghanss
The Portuguese versions of the This Is ME Questionnaire and the Patient Dignity Question: tools for understanding and supporting personhood in clinical care
Miguel Julião, Carla Courelas, Manuel João Costa, Nadine Correia Santos, Filipa Fareleira, Bárbara Antunes, Susana Magalhães, Paulo Faria de Sousa, Harvey Max Chochinov
Prevalence and intensity of dyspnea, pain, and agitation among people dying with late stage dementia compared with people dying with advanced cancer: a single-center preliminary study in Brazil
Luiz Guilherme L. Soares, André M. Japiassu, Lúcia C. Gomes, Rogéria Pereira, Carla Peçanha, Tatiana Goldgaber
The effect of early versus delayed radiation therapy on length of hospital stay in the palliative setting
Taylor R. Cushman, Shervin Shirvani, Mohamed Khan, Rachit Kumar
Perception of bedside teaching within the palliative care setting— views from patients, students and staff members
Ursula Kriesen, Attila Altiner, Brigitte Müller-Hilke
Evaluation of the 3-day recall period for the Functional Life Index- Emesis (FLIE)
Bo Angela Wan, Leah Drost, Vithusha Ganesh, Liying Zhang, Caitlin Yee, May Tsao, Elizabeth Barnes, Mark Pasetka, Carlo DeAngelis, Edward Chow
Radiotherapy for patients with unresected locally advanced breast cancer
Caitlin Yee, Yasir Alayed, Leah Drost, Irene Karam, Danny Vesprini, Claire McCann, Hany Soliman, Liying Zhang, Edward Chow, Stephanie Chan, Justin Lee
Strengthening palliative care delivery in developing countries: a training workshop model in Botswana
Anna W. LaVigne, Babe Gaolebale, Goitseone Maifale-Mburu, Eberechi Nwogu-Onyemkpa, Miriam Sebego, Sebathu P. Chiyapo, Erin McMenamin, Surbhi Grover
Communicating prognosis of patients with advanced cancer between health care providers: a tertiary cancer center review of written correspondence
Anis A. Hamid, Francis J. Ha, Oindrila Das, Andrew J. Weickhardt
Outcome measurement in paediatric palliative care: lessons from the past and future developments
Julia Downing, Eve Namisango, Richard Harding
Management of radiation-induced nausea and vomiting with palonosetron in patients with pre-existing emesis: a pilot study
Vithusha Ganesh, Stephanie Chan, Liying Zhang, Leah Drost, Carlo DeAngelis, Bo Angela Wan, Mark Pasetka, May Tsao, Elizabeth Barnes, Natalie Pulenzas, Hans Chung, Pearl Zaki, Caitlin Yee, Edward Chow
Predictors of dyspnea in patients with advanced cancer
Erin McKenzie, Matthew K. Hwang, Stephanie Chan, Liying Zhang, Pearl Zaki, May Tsao, Elizabeth Barnes, Yasmeen Razvi, Leah Drost, Caitlin Yee, Edward Chow
What are the main palliative care symptoms and concerns of older people with multimorbidity?—a comparative cross-sectional study using routinely collected Phase of Illness, Australia-modified Karnofsky Performance Status and Integrated Palliative Care Outcome Scale data
Caroline Nicholson, Joanna M. Davies, Rob George, Blake Smith, Victor Pace, Laura Harris, Joy Ross, Jan Noble, Penny Hansford, Fliss. E. M. Murtagh
Effects of relaxing therapies on patient’s pain during percutaneous interventional radiology procedures
Anne-Sophie Bertrand, Antoine Iannessi, Sandrine Buteau, Xiong-Ying Jiang, Hubert Beaumont, Benoit Grondin, Guillaume Baudin
The need for training in palliative care for physicians in other specialties: Brazilian nephrologists empowerment (or appropriation) on renal supportive care
Alze Pereira dos Santos Tavares, Carmen Tzanno-Matins, Marcio J. C. Arruda, Bárbara Antunes
Palliative care in Botswana: current state and challenges to further development
Anna W. LaVigne, Babe Gaolebale, Goitseone Maifale-Mburu, Surbhi Grover
The use of Do-Not-Resuscitate-Order equivalents in pediatric palliative care medicine in Germany
Anja Waske, Caspar D. Kühnöl, Christof M. Kramm
Re-analysis of symptom clusters in advanced cancer patients attending a palliative outpatient radiotherapy clinic
Erin McKenzie, Liying Zhang, Pearl Zaki, Stephanie Chan, Vithusha Ganesh, Yasmeen Razvi, May Tsao, Elizabeth Barnes, Matthew K. Hwang, Carlo DeAngelis, Edward Chow
Perspectives of patients, family caregivers and health professionals on the use of outcome measures in palliative care and lessons for implementation: a multi-method qualitative study
Cathryn Pinto, Katherine Bristowe, Jana Witt, Joanna M. Davies, Susanne de Wolf-Linder, Marsha Dawkins, Ping Guo, Irene J. Higginson, Barbara Daveson, Fliss E. M. Murtagh

Review Article

Anxiety and psychosomatic symptoms in palliative care: from neuro-psychobiological response to stress, to symptoms’ management with clinical hypnosis and meditative states
Anirudh Kumar Satsangi, Maria Paola Brugnoli
Models of non-hospice palliative care: a review
Amy Beasley, Marie A. Bakitas, Rebecca Edwards, Dio Kavalieratos
Palliative care services in pediatric oncology
Jessica L. Spruit, Maryjo Prince-Paul
A hunger for hunger: a review of palliative therapies for cancer- associated anorexia
Daniel S. Childs, Aminah Jatoi
Improving patient outcomes through palliative care integration in other specialised health services: what we have learned so far and how can we improve?
David Oliver
Pediatric palliative care nursing
Terrah Foster Akard, Verna L. Hendricks-Ferguson, Mary Jo Gilmer
Ethical challenges of outcome measurement in palliative care clinical practice: a systematic review of systematic reviews
Sandra Martins Pereira, Pablo Hernández-Marrero
Outcome measurement—a scoping review of the literature and future developments in palliative care clinical practice
Bárbara Antunes, Pedro Pereira Rodrigues, Irene J. Higginson, Pedro Lopes Ferreira
The palliative APRN leader
Constance Dahlin, Patrick Coyne
Anti-cytokines in the treatment of cancer cachexia
Bernard Lobato Prado, Yu Qian
Immunotherapy and radiotherapy for metastatic cancers
Andrew Bang, Jonathan D. Schoenfeld
Combination therapy in cachexia
Egidio Del Fabbro
Health-related quality of life across cancer cachexia stages
Popi Kasvis, MariaLuisa Vigano, Antonio Vigano
Measuring cachexia—diagnostic criteria
Rony Dev
Sarcopenia associated with chemotherapy and targeted agents for cancer therapy
Mellar P. Davis, Rajiv Panikkar


Radiation therapy and delayed emesis
Richard J. Gralla

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Public health approaches to palliative care
Charles B. Simone II


Cannabis in palliative care: current challenges and practical recommendations
Claude Cyr, Maria Fernanda Arboleda, Sunil Kumar Aggarwal, Lynda G. Balneaves, Paul Daeninck, Andrée Néron, Erin Prosk, Antonio Vigano

Letter to the Editor

Gender, age and diagnosis effect on self-perceived pain in hematological patients: retrospective analysis of two case series
Andrea Tendas, Luigi Malandruccolo, Daniela Venditti, Adriana Costa, Laura Volta, Ombretta Annibali, Francesco Marchesi, Debora Saltarelli, Paolo de Fabritiis, William Arcese, Francesco Bondanini, Pasquale Niscola, Roberto Palumbo
Perinatal palliative care: is palliative care really available to everyone?
Francesca Rusalen, Maria Elena Cavicchiolo, Paola Lago, Sabrina Salvadori, Franca Benini

Psalm of Life

Slowing down
Marie Sok Hui Lim

Brief Report

Starting from scratch: implementing outcome measurement in clinical practice
Claudia Bausewein, Eva Schildmann, Johannes Rosenbruch, Birgit Haberland, Susanne Tänzler, Christina Ramsenthaler