Journal Club

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 ( 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?