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New Content ItemQuality of life in childhood advanced cancer: from conceptualization to assessment with the Advance QoL tool

This study identifies the domains of patients’ QoL by combining the perspectives of patients and parents with previously collected reports in professionals and develops a simple QoL assessment tool to be used in the childhood advanced cancer population.

New Content ItemCaregiver’s burden at the end of life of their loved one: insights from a longitudinal qualitative study among working family caregivers

This study describes trajectories in burden of working family caregivers who care for patients with a life-threatening illness, and identifies factors in work and care that are related to changes in burden over time.

New Content ItemPerspectives, perceived self-efficacy, and preparedness of newly qualified physicians’ in practising palliative care—a qualitative study

This study offers valuable insights into the perceived self-efficacy and preparedness of newly qualified physicians and reveals the influence of socio-cultural and socio-economic variables in Nigeria.

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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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  • Citation Impact
    3.113 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.917 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.562 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.960 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) 

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