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Of particular interest in this week's issue of Media Watch (copy attached):
Do we know what we mean? An examination of the use of the phrase “goals of care” in the literature
How and how much is spirituality discussed in palliative care consultations for advanced cancer patients with and without a question prompt list?
From the lay press
Children’s hospices “to shut if National Health Surface does not increase funding”
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Organizing psychologists, behavioral scientists, and allied professionals: Formation of the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Palliative Care Special Interest Group
Virtual reality: Endless potential in pediatric palliative care
Which outcome domains are important in palliative care and when? An international expert consensus workshop, using the nominal group technique
The association between quality measures of medical university press releases and their corresponding news stories. Important information missing
Life Café. A co-designed method of engagement
That was then, this is now: Using palliative care principles to guide opioid prescribing
Hospice philosophy in practice: Toward an authentic death
Impact of informational and relational continuity for people with palliative care needs: A mixed methods rapid review
When and how to use data from randomised trials to develop or validate prognostic models
Implementation of a clinical pharmacist service in the hospice setting: Financial and clinical impacts
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Can artificial intelligence predict the end of Life … and do we really want to know?
Global palliative care: From need to action
Doctors’ perceptions of how resource limitations relate to futility in end-of-life decision making: A qualitative analysis
Identifying palliative care champions to promote high‐quality care to those with serious illness
A survey of hospice professionals regarding medical cannabis practices
Goals‐of‐care discussions for adult patients nearing end of life in emergency departments: A systematic review
Compassionate use of unauthorized drugs: Legal regulations and ethical challenges
Awareness of palliative care among a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults
The right to grieve
Perspectives on volunteer-professional collaboration in palliative care: A qualitative study among volunteers, patients, family carers and healthcare professionals
Special Issue on medical cannabis use in palliative care
Attached is this week's issue (#610):
Of particular interest:
Supporting families involved in court cases about life‐sustaining treatment: Working as academics, advocates and activists
Better guidance for surrogates
Feeling like a burden to others and the wish to hasten death in patients with advanced illness: A systematic review
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and the “five stages” model in a sampling of recent textbooks published in 10 countries outside the U.S
What do family caregivers know about palliative care? Results from a national survey [in the U.S.]
Attached is this week's issue (#609).
Compelling results that a problem‐solving intervention improves hospice family caregiver outcomes
The myth of “no place like home” when it comes to end of life
Attached is this week's issue (#608).
Preventive drugs in the last year of life of older adults with cancer: Is there room for deprescribing?
Appropriate frameworks for economic evaluation of end-of-life care: A qualitative investigation with stakeholders
Patient-provider care goal concordance: Implications for palliative care decisions
Attached is this week's issue (#607).
Withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment: Ethically equivalent?
The limits of “life-limiting”
Making and measuring an impact in a digital world: The role of social media and the medical journal
Attached is this week's issue (#606).
How to talk about attitudes toward the end of life: A qualitative study
Let’s talk with children about life-threatening diseases
“So isolation comes in, discrimination and you find many people dying quietly without any family support”: Accessing palliative care for key populations – an in-depth qualitative study
Attached is this week's issue (#605).
Helping the demand find the supply: Messaging the value of specialty palliative care directly to those with serious illnesses
Do mention the D word
The deteriorating patient representative on a palliative care quality committee: Ethical and practical considerations
Attached is the current issue of Media Watch (#604).
The ethics of prioritizing access to palliative care: A qualitative study
Changing perceptions is more important than changing names
Patients’ views on care and their association with outcomes in palliative care
Attached is the current issue of Media Watch (#603).
Serious choices: A systematic environmental scan of decision aids and their use for seriously ill people near death
Palliative care and public health: An asymmetrical relationship?
Attached is the current issue of Media Watch (#602).
Breaking silence: A survey of barriers to goals-of-care discussions from the perspective of oncology practitioners
A practical approach to assessing and mitigating loneliness and isolation in older adults
Has the National Health Service Long Term Plan forgotten we are all going to die?
Attached is the current issue of Media Watch (#601).
The ageing and deinstitutionalisation of death: Evidence from England and Wales
Emergency department-based palliative interventions: A novel approach to palliative care in the emergency department
Representations of palliative care, euthanasia and assisted dying within advocacy declarations
Attached is the current issue of Media Watch (#600).
Unpacking “the cloud”: A framework for implementing public health approaches to palliative care
Cancer and opioids: Patient Experiences with Stigma (COPES)
The clinical evaluation of the wish to hasten death is not upsetting for advanced cancer patients: A cross-sectional study
Attached is the current issue of Media Watch (#599).
Public policy: An analgesia for opioid diversion
Can Death Cafés resuscitate morale in hospitals?
Early palliative care: Pro, but please be precise!
Attached is the current issue of Media Watch (#598).
“This condition isn’t going to get any better so I can’t see why we’re prolonging it”: Risks and benefits of using empirical research to inform normative decisions concerning end-of-life care
Top ten tips palliative care clinicians should know about medical cannabis
Reducing the role of the courts in treatment withdrawal
Attached is the current issue of Media Watch (#597).
New definition of palliative care
Spiritual uncertainty among hospice providers – “there were tensions”
Understanding the barriers to introducing early palliative care for patients with advanced cancer: A qualitative study
Attached is the current issue of Media Watch (#596).
Visualizing end-of-life care
Caring for dying patients: Visual narratives from the intensive care unit
What does the word “treatable” mean? Implications for communication and decision-making in critical illness
Predatory open-access publishing in palliative and supportive care