The UBC Division of Palliative Medicine Journal Club meets between 8.00 – 9.00 a.m on the second Wednesday of every month. The cycle runs from September to June of the following year. People can either attend in person at the The Radiation Oncology Seminar Room (#4480) at BCCA or phone in. The phone number is 1 877 385 4099, there is also a local 604 899 2339. Participant Access Code #9501765.
This is approved for Mainpro 1- 1 credit (or equivalent for the Royal College).
The journal club is currently organized by Dr. Jyothi Jayaraman. Those who are interested in presenting articles for the next season (September 2014- June 2015) please contact Ms Inman (email@example.com) so that Dr.Jayaraman can contact you.
Please click here to view Journal Articles that were discussed in 2013.
2014 Journal Articles:
The Effects of a Palliative Care Program on Antidepressant Use and Continuing Maintenance Medications in Near End-of-Life Oncology Patients (the HEALED study)
- Impact of Timing and Setting of Palliative Care Referral on Quality of End-of-Life Care in Cancer Patients
- Associations Between Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Cancer Patients with Brain Metastases
- Changes in the Quality of Life of People with Dementia Living in Care Homes
- Palliative Sedation – a Complex Clinical Issue
- Practice and documentation of palliative sedation: a quality improvement initiative
2015 Journal Articles:
- ASPEN Ethics Position Paper
- Total parenteral nutrition for patients with advanced life-limiting cancer: decision-making in the face of conflicting evidence
- If Every Fifth Physician is Affected by Burnout, What About the Other Four? Resilience Strategies of Experienced Physicians
- Physician Resilience: What it Means, Why it Matters, and How to Promote It
- Self-care of Physicians Caring for Patients at the End of Life
- Turning Toward Dissonance: Lessons from Art, Music, and Literature
- Why Does Children’s Pain get Short Shrift?
- Reported practice variation in pediatric pain management: a survey of Canadian pediatric emergency physicians
- Benefits of Early Versus Delayed Palliative Care to Informal Family Caregivers of Patients with Advanced Cancer: Outcomes from the ENABLE III Randomized Controlled Trial
- Palliative Care: If it Makes a Difference, Why Wait?