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  1. Content type: Research article

    With improvement in hospice palliative care services and long-term care, Republic of Korea (hereafter South Korea) has recorded significant changes in places of death (e.g., hospital, home), especially among o...

    Authors: Tran Thi Xuan Mai, Eunsook Lee, Hyunsoon Cho and Yoon Jung Chang

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:16

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    Palliative thoracic radiotherapy (PTR) can relieve symptoms originating from intra-thoracic disease. The optimal timing and fractionation of PTR is unknown. Time to effect is 2 months. The primary aim of this ...

    Authors: Malene Støchkel Frank, Dorte Schou Nørøxe, Lotte Nygård and Gitte Fredberg Persson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:15

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    In 2007, the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC) provided a comprehensive set of recommendations and standards for the provision of adequate pediatric palliative care. A number of studies have shown...

    Authors: Lisa-R. Ulrich, Dania Gruber, Michaela Hach, Stefan Boesner, Joerg Haasenritter, Katrin Kuss, Hannah Seipp, Ferdinand M. Gerlach and Antje Erler

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:14

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Palliative sedation (PS) is an intervention to treat refractory symptoms and to relieve suffering at the end of life. Its prevalence and practice patterns vary widely worldwide. The aim of our study was to eva...

    Authors: Bernard Lobato Prado, Diogo Bugano Diniz Gomes, Pedro Luiz Serrano Usón Júnior, Patricia Taranto, Monique Sedlmaier França, Daniel Eiger, Rodrigo Coutinho Mariano, David Hui and Auro Del Giglio

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:13

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Complex need for patients with a terminal illness distinguishes those who would benefit from specialist palliative care from those who could be cared for by non-specialists. However, the nature of this complex...

    Authors: Emma Carduff, Sarah Johnston, Catherine Winstanley, Jamie Morrish, Scott A. Murray, Juliet Spiller and Anne Finucane

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:12

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Around the world, different models of paediatric palliative care have responded to the unique needs of children with life shortening conditions. However, research confirming their utility and impact is still l...

    Authors: P. H. Chong, J. A. De Castro Molina, K. Teo and W. S. Tan

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:11

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  7. Content type: Research article

    In France, advance directives are favourably perceived by most of the population, although the drafting rate is low. This ambivalence is challenging because advance directives are meant to promote the autonomy...

    Authors: S. Trarieux-Signol, D. Bordessoule, J. Ceccaldi, S. Malak, A. Polomeni, J. B. Fargeas, N. Signol, H. Pauliat and S. Moreau

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:10

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  8. Content type: Research article

    International guidance for advance care planning (ACP) supports the integration of spiritual and religious aspects of care within the planning process. Religious leaders’ perspectives could improve how ACP pro...

    Authors: Amanda Pereira-Salgado, Patrick Mader, Clare O’Callaghan, Leanne Boyd and Margaret Staples

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:79

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  9. Content type: Research article

    One ambition regarding palliative care is that it should be more accessible to patients and families regardless of care setting. Previous studies show many difficulties and shortcomings in the care of patients...

    Authors: Pia Hahne, Staffan Lundström, Helena Leveälahti, Janet Winnhed and Joakim Öhlén

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:77

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  10. Content type: Debate

    Healthcare legislation in European countries is similar in many respects. Most importantly, the framework of informed consent determines that physicians have the duty to provide detailed information about avai...

    Authors: Christian Weber, Barbara Fijalkowska, Katarzyna Ciecwierska, Anna Lindblad, Gisela Badura-Lotter, Peter M. Andersen, Magdalena Kuźma-Kozakiewicz, Albert C. Ludolph, Dorothée Lulé, Tomasz Pasierski and Niels Lynöe

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:80

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The evaluation of the effectiveness of undergraduate palliative care education (UPCE) programs is an essential foundation to providing high-quality UPCE programs. Therefore, the implementation of valid evaluat...

    Authors: Katharina Fetz, Ursula Wenzel-Meyburg and Christian Schulz-Quach

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:78

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Understanding end of life preferences amongst the oldest old is crucial to informing appropriate palliative and end of life care internationally. However, little has been reported in the academic literature ab...

    Authors: Merryn Gott, Rosemary Frey, Janine Wiles, Anna Rolleston, Ruth Teh, Tess Moeke-Maxwell and Ngaire Kerse

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:76

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an incurable neurodegenerative disease that dramatically affects patients’ quality of life (QoL) and dignity of life (DoL). We aimed to study the impact of ALS on QoL and...

    Authors: Yolanda Martínez-Campo, Christian Homedes, Ana Lazaro, Raquel Alarcón, David Campo, Mariona Riera, Raúl Domínguez, Mónica Povedano and Carlos Casasnovas

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:75

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Major obstacles exist in the care of patients at the end of life: lack of time, poor or inadequate communication, and lack of knowledge in providing care. Three possible nursing roles in care decision-making w...

    Authors: Aurelija Blaževičienė, Jamesetta A. Newland, Vilija Čivinskienė and Renea L. Beckstrand

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:74

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Children’s hospices are a key provider of palliative care for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. However, despite recent policy attention to the provision of paediatr...

    Authors: Johanna Taylor and Jan Aldridge

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:73

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Anxiety adversely affects quality of life and is common in adults with advanced life-limiting disease. There are no UK-wide guidelines on the assessment and management of anxiety in this specific population an...

    Authors: N. Atkin, V. Vickerstaff and B. Candy

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:69

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Music therapy is increasingly used as an adjunct therapy to support symptom management in palliative care. However, studies to date have paid little attention to the processes that lead to changes in patient o...

    Authors: Sam Porter, Tracey McConnell, Mike Clarke, Jenny Kirkwood, Naomi Hughes, Lisa Graham-Wisener, Joan Regan, Miriam McKeown, Kerry McGrillen and Joanne Reid

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:70

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Community-based palliative care is associated with reduced hospital costs for people dying from cancer. It is unknown if reduced hospital costs are universal across multiple life-limiting conditions amenable t...

    Authors: Katrina Spilsbury and Lorna Rosenwax

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:68

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Mesothelioma is an aggressive thoracic tumour with a poor prognosis. The only treatment that extends survival is chemotherapy. However, in the UK, up to 50% of patients who are suitable for chemotherapy choose...

    Authors: Anna C. Bibby, Duneesha De Fonseka, Anna J. Morley, Emma Keenan, Alfredo Addeo, Sarah Smith, Anthony J. Edey and Nick A. Maskell

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:71

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  20. Content type: Research article

    When patients are facing the ends of their lives, spiritual concerns often become more important. It is argued that effective, integrated palliative care should include addressing patients’ spiritual wellbeing...

    Authors: Renske Kruizinga, Michael Scherer-Rath, Johannes B. A. M. Schilderman, Mariëtte Weterman, Teresa Young and Hanneke W. M. van Laarhoven

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:67

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the combination of person- and organization- related conditions and the relationships with patients’ perspectives of care quality. Such a combination could contribute knowledge reflecting...

    Authors: Tuva Sandsdalen, Sevald Høye, Ingrid Rystedt, Vigdis Abrahamsen Grøndahl, Reidun Hov and Bodil Wilde-Larsson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:66

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  22. Content type: Research article

    There is a notable inequity in access to palliative care (PC) services between cancer and Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)/Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients which also translates into discrepanc...

    Authors: Naouma Siouta, Karen Van Beek, Sheila Payne, Lukas Radbruch, Nancy Preston, Jeroen Hasselaar, Carlos Centeno and Johan Menten

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:62

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