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

See also:
· Completing the Continuum of ALS Care, Appendix B ( PDF 835 KB / 62 pages)
· Bereavement, Spirituality, Caregivers and Quality of Life


Articles
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)

Weisbord SD, Carmody SS, Bruns FJ, Rotondi AJ, Cohen LM, Zeidel ML, Arnold RM. “Symptom Burden, Quality-of-Life, and Advance Care Planning in Highly Comorbid Hemodialysis Patients: Is There a Role for Palliative Care?” Nephrol Dialysis Transplant, 18: 1345-1352, 2003.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Chapters
Toce SS. “DNR, Futility, and Quality of Life: Decisions Regarding Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment.” In Children’s International Project on Palliative/Hospice Services (CHIPPS), Compendium of Pediatric Palliative Care, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, 2000.
(SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital)

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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.