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JPSM Call for Papers on Quality Improvement: Submission Deadline is April 15! The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (JPSM) is seeking papers that report the results of quality improvement initiatives in palliative care. Submissions should describe: • The specific quality improvement projects, such as efforts to increase pain screening, encourage goals discussions, promote palliative care consults, encourage earlier hospice referrals, or support staff well-being; and • The impact of the intervention, either in terms of change over time or relative to a comparator. Submissions should include: • A structured abstract with five headings (Background, Measures, Intervention, Outcomes, Conclusions/ Lessons Learned), not to exceed 150 words. • Five sections (Background, Measures, Intervention, Outcomes, and Conclusions/ Lessons learned), not to exceed 1,250 words. • No more than 10 references and two graphs or tables. (References/tables/graphs are not included in the word count.) • A cover letter specifying that the paper (i.e. Brief Report) is being submitted in response to this Call for Papers. Email submissions to JPSM by April 15, 2011. About Evaluation and Acceptance: Papers that fulfill the length and formatting requirements will undergo preliminary review by the editors, and some will undergo external peer review. Acceptance for publication will depend on evaluation of the problem addressed, innovation, quality of the description, and clinical relevance of the intervention and outcomes. Questions: Questions about the format or content of potential manuscripts should be directed to Dr. David Casarett ( continued on next page NewsLine 21

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Newsline - March 2011
NHPCO’s New Staffing Guidelines
A Message From Don
Recruiting Problems? HMR (display ad)
Hospice in the Continuum: PACE at Midland Care
Capitol Hill Day 2011
Short Takes
Feedback from NHPCO’s Education Needs Assessment
2011 Reaching Out Grant Recipients
National Healthcare Decisions Day Website
JPSM Call for Papers
CE/CME Training Through NHPCO Webinars
Social Work Resource Recommendations
New Volunteer Outreach Materials Now Online
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The Voice of NCHPP
A Nurse and Chaplain Connect
NCHPP QAPI Section Monthly Chats
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Education Opportunities through NFDA (display ad)
Members in the News
Hospice Executive Scholarship Program (display ad)
Upcoming Educational Offerings

Newsline - March 2011