Journal Club

Journal Club Activity is coordinated by Mdm Joan Chee,  MS, RN, AOCN (USA), Volunteer Nurse of PPCS. It is held monthly, usually last Wednesday of the month. If you want to attend, please let us know, we can send you the article by email, so that you have an opportunity to read it before the session. The details are as follows:


Tentative topics for journal club discussion:

April – Oral Care
June – Pain
July – Wound/Skin care management
Sept –  ?Palliative Massage?
Oct. – ?Breathing ?
Nov –  ? sleep/wake disturbance?
Dec – ?Advanced care planning?


DATE: 26 Feb 2014

TIME: 8.00-9.00 am

TOPIC: Constipation

ARTICLE: Constipation in Palliative Care: Treatment Options and considerations for individual patient Management, 2013. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, vol 19, no 6. Pp 266-273.


DATE: 22 January 2014

TIME: 8.00-9.00 am

TOPIC: Communication

ARTICLE: Geoffery Dunn, 2010. “Dealing with difficult families:  Lessons from Palliative Care.” Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, 95(5) May, 2010, pp.16-19.


DATE: Dec 18th
TIME: 8.00-9.00 am

TOPIC: Dyspnea

ARTICLE: Palliative Care and Dyspnea by Erica Corcoran, MSN, RN, OCN ®, AOCNS® August 2013 • Volume 17, Number 4 •  Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing


DATE: Nov 20th
TIME: 8.00-9.00 am
TOPIC: Fatigue
ARTICLE: Management of Cancer-Related Fatigue
JournalClinical Journal of Oncology NursingPublisherOncology Nursing SocietyISSN1092-1095 (Print)
1538-067X (Online)IssueVolume 12, Supplement, October 2008CategoryArticlePages21-25DOI10.1188/08.CJON.S2.21-25Online DateTuesday, October 07, 2008


TIME: Oct 23rd
DATE: 8.00-9.00 am
TOPIC: Sexuality
ARTICLE: The Sexuality Discussion: Tools for the Oncology Nurse
…sexual health status of their patients and to intervene to sensitively. address sexuality issues. Having this discussion can be uncomfortable for both nurses and patients…
PDF (203.9 KB)HTMLCategorySupportive CareDOI10.1188/11.CJON.15-17JournalClinical Journal of Oncology NursingIssueVolume 15, Number 1 / February 2011AuthorsMarcelle Kaplan, RN, MS, AOCN®, CBCN® and Rita Pacelli, MS, RN, OCN®


DATE: Sept 25th
TIME: 8.00-9.00 am
TOPIC: Depression
Volume 10, Number 2, 2007
© Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2006.0099
Recognizing Depression in Palliative Care Patients




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