Palliative References

This page lists publications that have been referenced by our Specialists during a session.


1) Barriers to limiting the practice of feeding tube placement in advanced dementia. Shega JW, Hougham GW, Stocking CB, Cox-Hayley D, Sachs GA. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2003 Dec;6(6):885-93.

2) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on Television — Miracles and Misinformation. Susan J. Diem, John D. Lantos, James A. Tulsky. New England Journal of Medicine. 1996; 334:1578-1582.

3) Comparing Hospice and Nonhospice Patient Survival Among Patients Who Die Within a Three-Year Window. Stephen R. Connor, Bruce Pyenson, Kathryn Fitch, Carol Spence, Kosuke Iwasaki. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2007;
(33)3:238-246.

4) Factors Influencing Referral for Palliative Radiotherapy. Fairchild, A, Ghosh, S, Baker, J. Canadian Family Physician. 2012; 58(2):e113–e122.

5) First documented rhythm and clinical outcome from in-hospital cardiac arrest among children and adults. Nadkarni VM. Larkin GL. Peberdy MA. Carey SM. Kaye W. Mancini ME. Nichol G. Lane-Truitt T. Potts J. Ornato JP. Berg RA. National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Investigators. JAMA. 2006; 295(1):50-7.

6) Patient-physician disagreement regarding performance status is associated with worse survivorship in patients with advanced cancer. Schnadig ID. Fromme EK. Loprinzi CL. Sloan JA. Mori M. Li H. Beer TM. Cancer. 2008; 113(8):2205-14.

7) Physicians' expectations of benefit from tube feeding. Hanson LC, Garrett JM, Lewis C, Phifer N, Jackman A, Carey TS. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2008 Oct;11(8):1130-4.

8) Use of the Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) for end-of-life prognostication in a palliative medicine consultation service. Lau F. Maida V. Downing M. Lesperance M. Karlson N. Kuziemsky C. Journal of Pain & Symptom Management. 2009; 37(6):965-72.