Update in palliative care - 2011

Patricia F. Harris, Robert M. Arnold, Ursula K. Braun, Erik Fromme, Rahwa Ghermay, Stephanie Harman, Robert L. Jayes, Anne M. Walling

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    Abstract

    INTRODUCTION : The aim of this update is to summarize scientifically rigorous articles published in 2010 that serve to advance the field of palliative medicine and have an impact on clinical practice. METHOD: We conducted two separate literature searches for articles published between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010. We reviewed title pages from the Annals of Internal Medicine, British Medical Journal, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, JAMA, Journal of Clinical Oncology, JGIM, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Journal of Palliative Medicine, Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, PC-FACS (Fast Article Critical Summaries for Clinicians in Palliative Care). We also conducted a Medline search with the key words "palliative," "hospice," and "terminal" care. Each author presented approximately 20 abstracts to the group. All authors reviewed these abstracts, and when needed, full text publications. We focused on articles relevant to general internists. We rated the articles individually, eliminating by consensus those that were not deemed of highest priority, and discussed the final choices as a group. RESULTS: We first identified 126 articles with potential relevance. We presented 20 at the annual SGIM update session, and discuss 11 in this paper.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)582-587
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of general internal medicine
    Volume27
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - May 2012

    Keywords

    • Communication
    • End-of-life
    • Pain
    • Palliative

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Internal Medicine

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    Harris, P. F., Arnold, R. M., Braun, U. K., Fromme, E., Ghermay, R., Harman, S., Jayes, R. L., & Walling, A. M. (2012). Update in palliative care - 2011. Journal of general internal medicine, 27(5), 582-587. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-011-1929-9