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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

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)

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.