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Featured article: Supporting caregivers by evaluating risks and needs

Patients in palliative care receive an important support by caregivers. Their role is often demanding and there is therefore the necessity of providing an appropriate support. Assessment of risks and needs of caregivers led to the development of a targeted support plan that showed acceptability and usefulness in palliative care setting.


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BMC Palliative Care is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in the clinical, scientific, ethical and policy issues, local and international, regarding all aspects of hospice and palliative care for the dying and for those with profound suffering related to chronic illness.

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  • Linda Gummlich, BioMed Central, UK

Assistant Editor

  • Stephen Madamba, BioMed Central, USA

Section Editors

  • Jan Schildmann, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg​​​​​​​, Germany​​​​​​​
  • Nancy Preston, Lancaster University, UK

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2018 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.922 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.141 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.347 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.195 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


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