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

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:

Promoting Evidence in Practice

The Role of Methylphenidate in Cancer-Related Fatigue. Commentary on Mitchell et al.
Eduardo Bruera

Improving Hospice Care Through a Proactive Telephone-Based Quality Improvement Intervention: Commentary on Davis et al.
Janet Bull

Original Articles

The Effect of Methylphenidate on Fatigue in Advanced Cancer: An Aggregated N-of-1 Trial
Geoffrey K. Mitchell, Janet R. Hardy, Catherine J. Nikles, Sue-Ann S. Carmont, Hugh E. Senior, Philip J. Schluter, Phillip Good, and David C. Currow

Does Continuous Hospice Care Help Patients Remain at Home?
David Casarett, Joan Harrold, Pamela S. Harris, Laura Bender, Sue Farrington, Eugenia Smither, Kevin Ache, and Joan Teno

Improving Adherence to Cancer Treatment by Addressing Quality of Life in Patients with Advanced Gastrointestinal Cancers
Andrea L. Cheville, Steven R. Alberts, Teresa A. Rummans, Jeffrey R. Basford, Maria I. Lapid, Jeff A. Sloan, Daniel V. Satele, and Matthew M. Clark

Brief Quality Improvement Report

A Model for Effective and Efficient Hospice Care: Proactive Telephone-Based Enhancement of Life through Excellent Caring, “TeleCaring” in Advanced Illness
Malene S. Davis, Krista L. Harrison, Jams F. Rice, Alanna Logan, Barry Hess, Perry G. Fine, and J. Cameron Muir

To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). For further information on the Academy, call 847.375.4712 or visit aahpm.org.

Submitted by: David J. Casarett, MD, MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM

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