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Call for Papers: End of Life Ethics in Oncology Practice Special Series

The Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) is now accepting manuscripts to become part of a thematic issue on “End of Life (EOL) Care and Ethics” in adult and pediatric oncology.

Original work including original research papers (of up to 3,000 words), commentaries, narratives, point/counterpoint companion pieces on controversial topics (of 1,500-1,800) will be considered in all areas of oncology practice.

Suggested topics include: 
•Collaboration between oncologists, intensivists, and other specialties caring for cancer patients in the ICU  
•Use of multidisciplinary teams and models for best practices
•Moral distress and clinical burnout among oncologists
•Advance care planning
•Role of clinical ethicists in care planning and management
•Legal barriers to good end of life care for cancer patients
•Working with physician/medical orders for life sustaining treatment (P/MOLST)
•Difficulties in prognostication, treatment decision making and goal setting
•Palliative care to include palliative chemotherapy and radiotherapy
•Cultural narratives about death and dying from cancer
•Communication between patients, families and care team
•Setting and re-setting expectations: balancing hope and reality during the patient’s care journey
•Physician aid in dying
•Costs of futile care and why do we do it
•New Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines for reimbursement of EOL planning

Manuscripts written by patients and/or families will also be considered.

Guest Editors for Special Series will include Jamie Von Roenn, MD, FASCO, Nneka Sederstrom, PhD, MPH, and Tom LeBlanc, MD, MA. 

Please submit your “End of Life Care and Ethics in Oncology” manuscript (including abstract) to the Journal of Oncology Practice by January 10, 2017.

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