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NOTE: Some listings include a link to a related Promoting Excellence demonstration project.

Also see:
* Integrating Cancer Care and Palliative Care
* Living and Dying Well with Cancer

Bakitas M., Stevens M, Ahles TA, Kirn M, Skalla K, Kane N and Greenberg ER (for Project ENABLE staff). “Project ENABLE: A Palliative Care Demonstration Project for Advanced Cancer Patients in 3 Settings: One Project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's "Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care.” Journal of Palliative Medicine, 7(2): 363-372, 2004.
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center)

Baltic T, Whedon MB, Ahles TA, Fanciullo G. “Improving Pain Management in a Rural Area.” Cancer Practice, 10(1): S39-S44, 2002.
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center)

“Bringing Palliative Care Home to Patients Engaged in Clinical Trials: An Interview with Joan Blais.” Innovations in End-of-Life Care 5(4): 2003.
(University of California – Davis School of Medicine)

Byock I and Miles S. “Hospice Benefits and Phase I Cancer Trials.” Annals of Internal
, 138(4): 335 – 337, 2003.

Esper PS, et al. “A new concept in cancer care: The supportive care program.” American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 16: 713-722, 1999.
(University of Michigan)

Esper PS, Hampton JN, Smith DC, Pienta KJ. “Quality of life evaluation in patients receiving treatment for advanced prostate cancer.” Oncology of Nursing Forum, 26: 107-112, 1999.
(University of Michigan)

Pace JC and Stables JL. “Correlates of Spiritual Well-Being in Terminally Ill Persons with AIDS and Terminally Ill Persons with Cancer.” Journal of the Association of Nurses
8: 31-42, 1997.

Palliative Care Workgroup. ”Office of Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care: Report from the Field: Validated Outcome Measures of Quality of Life and Symptom Control for Cancer Patients Potentially Applicable to the Palliative Population.” Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS), 197(4): 673, 2003.

Pitorak EF, Armour MB and Sivec HD. “Project Safe Conduct Integrates Palliative Goals into Comprehensive Cancer Care.” Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6(4): 645-655, 2003.

Whedon MB. “Revisiting The Road Not Taken: Integrating Palliative Care into Oncology Nursing.” Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 6(1): 27-33, 2000.
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center)


Rabow MW. “A 73-year-old Woman with Ovarian Cancer Who Asks ‘Why Me?” In Palliative and End-of-Life Pearls, Heffner J and Byock I (eds.). Philadelphia, PA: Hanley and Belfus, 2002.


Alaska Natives & Cancer. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. June, 2004
(Bristol Bay) (also see Cancer Monograph)

Improving Palliative Care for Cancer. Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2000.
(Ireland Cancer Center)


With Open Eyes - series in association with Bill Moyers’ “On Our Own Terms.” KQED-TV, San Francisco, CA. 2000.
(University of California - Davis)

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Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families.