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New Content ItemHow blogs support the transfer of knowledge into practice in the field of dementia palliative care: a survey of facilitators and barriers

Through a web-based survey Rukundo et al., show that creating concise, relevant, and credible blogs, and suitably promoting them, could increase the impact and reach of healthcare research, such as in the emerging field of dementia palliative care, and thus promote translation of research findings into practice.

New Content ItemImplementing Advance Care Planning for dialysis patients: HIGHway project

Rodriguez de Sosa et al., present the study protocol for the HIGHway Project aimed at training social workers or nurses in dialysis center in advance care planning (ACP) to engage in ACP conversations with patients at their dialysis center regarding their preferences for end-of-life care.

New Content ItemContribution of Eastern Mediterranean Region countries to palliative care journals from 1991 to 2020 and its relationship to the development of palliative care

In this research article Alsirafy et al., show that there is a slow steady progress in the contribution of Eastern Mediterranean Region countries to Palliative Care journals, which corresponds to the level of Palliative Care development and its progress in the region. 

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