Highlights of the April Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Below are the editor’s picks for the most recent issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (JPSM).

To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM).

Communication Disparity Between the Bereaved and Others: What Hurts Them and What Is Unhelpful? A Nationwide Study of the Cancer Bereaved
Mayumi Ishida, Hideki Onishi, Tatsuya Morita, Yosuke Uchitomi, Megumi Shimizu, Satoru Tsuneto, Yasuo Shima, and Mitsunori Miyashita

Accurate Prognostic Awareness Facilitates, Whereas Better Quality of Life and More Anxiety Symptoms Hinder End-of-Life Care Discussions: A Longitudinal Survey Study in Terminally Ill Cancer Patients’ Last Six Months of Life
Siew Tzuh Tang, Chen Hsiu Chen, Fur-Hsing Wen, Jen-Shi Chen, Wen-Cheng Chang, Chia-Hsun Hsieh, Wen-Chi Chou, and Ming-Mo Hou

Advance Care Planning in Community-Dwelling Patients With Dementia
Jane L. Givens, Rebecca L. Sudore, Gad A. Marshall, Alyssa B. Dufour, Ilona Kopits, and Susan L. Mitchell

Submitted by David Casarett, MD MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM

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