Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care

Open journal

ISSN 2377-8393

Special Editions

Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care – Open Journal (PMHCOJ) publishes advances in palliative care and medicine with the goal of improving patients’ quality of life (QoL) and assisting them in better physical, physiological, and emotional recovery.

A distinction is made between hospice and palliative care, with hospice requiring two physicians to certify that the patient will not live more than six months to participate in this programme.

However, Openventio’s open journal aims to disseminate all detailed matters related to palliative and hospice research and treatment to the scientific community for the benefit of patients.


Michael Silbermann, DMD, PhD

Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC)

Associate editors

John Weru, MBChB, MPC

Department of Palliative Care, The Aga Khan University, Medical College, East Africa

Karis Kin‐Fong Cheng, RN, PhD

Graduate School of Medicine Global Nursing, The University of Tokyo

Nathania Bush, DNP, APRN, BC

Department of Nursing, Morehead State University


Kye Y. Kim, MD

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Tonja Hartjes, DNP, ACNP

College of Nursing (Adult and Elderly Nursing), University of Florida

Joseph S. K. Kwan, MD

Department of Brain Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London

Gudrun Kreye, MD

Division of Palliative Care, Department of Internal Medicine 2, University Hospital Krems

Kimon Volikas, MD, PhD

St George's, University of London Medical School at University of Nicosia

Jennifer Needle, MD, MPH

Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota

Antonio Rozzi, MD

Cancérologie - Oncologie, Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Compiègne-Noyon

Kavita V. Dharmarajan, MD

Radiation Oncology, Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Shobha S. Rao, MD

Department of Palliative Medicine, Methodist Health System

Joanne Reid, PhD

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University Belfast

Deborah Mazhindu, DPhil, RN

The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, (IIQM)

Joaquín T. Limonero, PhD

Stress and Health Research Group (GIES), Department of Basic Psychology, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Egidio Del Fabbro, MD

Department of Medicine - Palliative Care, Augusta University


Jie Lin, RN

Suzhou Health College, China

Tara Schapmire, PhD

University of Louisville, USA

Naga M. Vutukuri, MD

LSU Medical Health Sciences Center, USA

Maryam Rassouli, PhD

Shahid Beheshti University, Iran

Xiaoli Gu, MD

Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, China

Alfredo I Urdaneta, MD

VCU School of Medicine, USA

Alejandro Vargas-Bermudez, MD

Palliative Care and Pain Management Center, Costa Rica

Feedback Corner

Aga Khan University Hospital — PMHCOJ


I have found PMHCOJ to be a very resourceful journal. The publications are classic and contextualised thus giving the reader a feel of the practice setting which is a critical consideration in provision of quality palliative care. The feedback and review processes are timely.

Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine - PMHCOJ


I am grateful and feel encouraged to submit more articles, to encourage professional colleagues to explore this platform to share their writings. I am very impressed with the professionalism, promptness, ease and convenience of working together. I especially appreciated the feedback from the editors.

Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa - PMHCOJ


I am very grateful to the whole editorial team for their support throughout the process. Special thanks go out to the reviewers for their constructive feedback which led to great improvements in my work.

Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) - PMHCOJ


I highly appreciate your efforts and support for publishing our case report in your journal. The entire process was faster and easily traceable and you were very cooperative. I acknowledge the support from Sreevani P without her effort this case report would not have been printed.



Working collaboratively with Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care – Open Journal in the publishing of my article was a very positive and seamless experience. The peer-reviewed feedback was valuable and communication was clear and timely.

Hospice San Camilo - PMHCOJ


Excellent work and professional. It was an enriching experience for me and all the research team.

Vanderbilt Medical Center - PMHCOJ


Keep up the good work.

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Taif University – PMHCOJ


Most comments are helpful. Quick review and reply Our expectation were met. Good experience.

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