Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care

Open journal

ISSN 2377-8393

Review of Melatonin and Results of Students

Original Research

2022 Apr

Taylor Nelson, Bisrat Hailemeskel* and Fekadu Fullas
A Community Engagement Model to Drive

Original Research

2021 Sep

Kristin L. Hines, Elyse Taylor, Emily Hollingsworth, Shana Rhodes and James S. Powers*
Population-Based Projections of Place of Death for Northern Ireland by 2040

Retrospective Study

2020 Dec

Clare McKeaveney, Tracey McConnell, Craig Harrison, Victoria Stone and Joanne Reid*

Original Research

2020 Aug

Darío I. Radosta*, Socorro Ham, Cynthia Alvarado, Irupé Fernández and Isabel Pincemín

Original Research

2019 Aug

Joanne Reid*, Aminah Jatoi, Elisa Enriquez-Hesles and Samuel Porter

Original Research

2019 Jul

Irina AngelKirsten Davis*, Joanne Davidson, Alison Fraser and Helena Daudt


2019 Feb

Ron Sabar, Glynis Katz and Michael Silbermann*


2018 Mar

Ibtisam K. Ghrayeb and Michael Silbermann*


2018 Mar

Joaquín T. Limonero*, María Antonia Lacasta Reverte, María José Gómez-Romero and Francisco Gil-Moncayo
Enhancing Advance Care Planning

Original Research

2018 Feb

Catherine F. Xie and James S. Powers*

Research Study

2017 Sep

Rosalynde P. Johnstone*, Marlise Poolman, Kay Ryan, Penny Schofield and Bethany Watt

Research Study

2017 Aug

Helen E. Mitchell, Marlise Poolman and Rosalynde P. Johnstone*

Original Research

2017 Jun

Miguel Sebastian Egoavil*, Daniel Flavio Condor, Miguel Alonso Pinazo-Vidal, Juan Manuel Quezada, Boris Manuel Fazio, Juan Carlos Bueno, Luis Enrique Pe√Īa, Jaime Farf√°n, Jose Gaspar De la Puente, Cesar Arce, Bregy Malpartida, Anthony Arostegui and Jose Enrique P√©rez-Lu

Letter to the Editor

2017 Jun

Filipa Tavares Carreiro*, Rita Abril and Isabel Galriça Neto

Mini Review

2017 Jun

Priscilla Cunningham*, Joanne Reid, Helen Noble, Helen McAneney, Claire Carswell, Susan McClement, Billiejoan Rice, Andrew Spence, Ian Walsh and Claire Lewis


2017 Apr

Cecile N. Yancu* and Deborah F. Farmer

Letter to the Editor

2017 Mar

Inés Llamas-Ramos* and Rocío Llamas-Ramos


2016 Nov

Joanne Reid*, Helen R. Noble, Adrian Slee, Andrew Davenport, Ken Farrington, Denis Fouque, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Sam Porter, David Seres, Miles D. Witham and Alexander P. Maxwell

Original Research

2016 Nov

Koji Amano*, Isseki Maeda, Hiroto Ishiki, Tatsuya Morita, Teruaki Uno, Hirofumi Katayama and Ryohei Tatara


2016 Oct

Anuradha Patel and Rakesh Garg*

Mini Review

2016 Oct

Kalpajit Dutta and Rakesh Garg*


2016 Sep

Bok Yae Chung and Eun Hee Oh*


2016 May

Pedro E. Perez-Cruz*, Alfredo Rodr√≠guez-N√ļ√Īez, Mhoira Leng and Flavio Nervi Oddole


2016 Mar

Neha Kapoor, Rakesh Garg* and Ihab Tewfik

Original Research

2015 Oct

Tang Wing-Hang, Ma Hon-Ming, Lee Jenny SW, Hui Elsie, Woo Jean and Kwan Joseph SK*

Mini Review

2015 Aug

Oliver G.S. Ayling, Russell Goldman and Mark Bernstein*
Clinical Management of Cancer-Related Cachexia


2015 Mar

Elisa C. P. Mascarenhas and Gustavo dos Santos Fernandes*
Palliative Care for Nephropathic Patients


2015 Feb

Gianluca Villa*, Sara Samoni, Paola Di Maggio, Alessandra Spinelli, Silvia De Rosa, Fabio O. Tartaglia, Iacopo Lanini, Claudio Ronco and A. Raffaele De Gaudio

Special Editions

Tips to Aspiring Authors

Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care – Open Journal [ISSN 2377-8393]: Illuminating the Path to Patient-Centered Palliative and Hospice Care

Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care – Open Journal (PMHCOJ) is a peer-reviewed open access journal dedicated to the advancement of palliative and hospice care. We delve into the intricacies of palliative and hospice care, shedding light on cutting-edge research and illuminating practical resources for clinicians, researchers, and everyone passionate about patient comfort.


  • Groundbreaking research on pain management,¬†symptom control,¬†and psychosocial support.
  • Real-world insights from insightful case reports and practical clinical guidelines.
  • Diverse perspectives on ethical considerations,¬†cultural sensitivities,¬†and spiritual care.
  • A vibrant community where you can share your voice,¬†fuel progress,¬†and shape the future of palliative and hospice care.


Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Capacity (DEIAC)

At Openventio, we are committed to promoting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Capacity (DEIAC) in all aspects of our publication. We believe that DEIAC is essential for advancing scientific knowledge and improving health outcomes for all. We strive to create a publication environment that is open, fair, respectful, and representative of the diversity of the scholarly community and society at large. We adhere to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practices in Scholarly Publishing and follow the guidance and recommendations from various resources on DEIAC in scholarly publishing. We welcome and support the participation and contribution of authors, editors, reviewers, and readers from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We also monitor and evaluate the impact and effectiveness of our DEIAC policies and practices, and seek to continuously improve them.

Join the Journey

Submit your research, engage in discussions, and be part of the solution for a more dignified and compassionate end-of-life experience. Every breath, every breakthrough, together.


MICHAEL SILBERMANN is an Editor-in-Chief of Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care ‚Äď Open Journal at Openventio Publishers.

Michael Silbermann, DMD, PhD

Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC)

Associate editors

JOHN WERU is an Associate Editor of Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care ‚Äď Open Journal at Openventio Publishers.

John Weru, MBChB, MPC

Department of Palliative Care, The Aga Khan University
KARIS KIN‚ÄźFONG CHENG is an Associate Editor of Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care ‚Äď Open Journal at Openventio Publishers.

Karis Kin‚ÄźFong Cheng, RN, PhD

The University of Tokyo
NATHANIA BUSH is an Associate Editor of Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care ‚Äď Open Journal at Openventio Publishers.

Nathania Bush, DNP, APRN, BC

Department of Nursing, Morehead State University


Kye Y. Kim, MD

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech


Tonja Hartjes, DNP, ACNP

Department of Adult and Elderly Nursing, University of Florida


Joseph S. K. Kwan, MD

Department of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London


Gudrun Kreye, MD

Department of Internal Medicine 2, University Hospital Krems


Kimon Volikas, MD, PhD

Department of Social Sciences, 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

Department of 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

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

John Weru-PMHCOJ

Aga Khan University Hospital ‚ÄĒ 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.

Saraswathy Battar, MD, is an author at Openventio Publishers.

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.

Nasur Buyinza, MSc, HSM, and MPH, is an author at Openventio Publishers.

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.

Mohammed A. Naseer, MD, is an author at Openventio Publishers.

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.

Andrew Saunderson, RSW is an author at Openventio Publishers



Working collaboratively with Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care ‚Äď 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.

Darío I. Radosta, BS is an author at Openventio Publishers

Hospice San Camilo - PMHCOJ


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

James S. Powers, MD is an author at Openventio Publishers

Vanderbilt Medical Center - PMHCOJ


Keep up the good work.

Khaled Khader, RN, PhD

Taif University ‚Äď PMHCOJ


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

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