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  1. Erratum

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

    Published on: 10 October 2017

    The original article was published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:9

    The original article was published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:7

    The original article was published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:8

    The original article was published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:6

    The original article was published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:4

    The original article was published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:5

    The original article was published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:3

    The original article was published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:2

    The original article was published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:1

  2. Research article

    Animal-assisted therapy at a University Centre for Palliative Medicine – a qualitative content analysis of patient records

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a therapeutic concept, which has only recently been explored in more detail within the palliative care setting. A programme of AAT was begun in June 2014 at the Interdisciplina...

    Andrea Schmitz, Melanie Beermann, Colin R. MacKenzie, Katharina Fetz and Christian Schulz-Quach

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:50

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  3. Research article

    Translation and cultural adaptation of the Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale including cognitive interviewing with patients and staff

    To expand our clinical and scientific knowledge about holistic outcomes within palliative care, there is a need for agreed-upon patient-reported outcome measures. These patient-reported outcome measures then r...

    Ingela Beck, Ulrika Olsson Möller, Marlene Malmström, Anna Klarare, Henrik Samuelsson, Carina Lundh Hagelin, Birgit Rasmussen and Carl Johan Fürst

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:49

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  4. Research article

    What are families most grateful for after receiving palliative care? Content analysis of written documents received: a chance to improve the quality of care

    Family members are involved in the care of palliative patients at home and therefore, should be viewed as important sources of information to help clinicians better understand the quality palliative care servi...

    María Aparicio, Carlos Centeno, José Miguel Carrasco, Antonio Barbosa and María Arantzamendi

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:47

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  5. Research article

    Honoring the voices of bereaved caregivers: a Metasummary of qualitative research

    Family caregiving in the context of advanced disease in particular, can be physically and emotionally taxing. Caregivers can subsequently face bereavement exhausted with few supports, limited resources and a s...

    Lorraine Holtslander, Sharon Baxter, Kelly Mills, Sarah Bocking, Tina Dadgostari, Wendy Duggleby, Vicky Duncan, Peter Hudson, Agatha Ogunkorode and Shelley Peacock

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:48

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  6. Research article

    Can digital stories go where palliative care research has never gone before? A descriptive qualitative study exploring the application of an emerging public health research method in an indigenous palliative care context

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for global approaches to palliative care development. Yet it is questionable whether one-size-fits-all solutions can accommodate international disparities in pall...

    Lisa Williams, Merryn Gott, Tess Moeke-Maxwell, Stella Black, Shuchi Kothari, Sarina Pearson, Tessa Morgan, Matua Rawiri Wharemate and Whaea Whio Hansen

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:46

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  7. Research article

    Engaging patients and families to create a feasible clinical trial integrating palliative and heart failure care: results of the ENABLE CHF-PC pilot clinical trial

    Early palliative care (EPC) is recommended but rarely integrated with advanced heart failure (HF) care. We engaged patients and family caregivers to study the feasibility and site differences in a two-site EPC...

    Marie Bakitas, J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Salpy V. Pamboukian, Jose Tallaj, Elizabeth Kvale, Keith M. Swetz, Jennifer Frost, Rachel Wells, Andres Azuero, Konda Keebler, Imatullah Akyar, Deborah Ejem, Karen Steinhauser, Tasha Smith, Raegan Durant and Alan T. Kono

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:45

    Published on: 31 August 2017

  8. Research article

    Which online format is most effective for assisting Baby Boomers to complete advance directives? A randomised controlled trial of email prompting versus online education module

    Completion of Advance Directives (ADs), being financial and healthcare proxy or instructional documents, is relatively uncommon in Australia. Efforts to increase completion rates include online education and p...

    Sandra L. Bradley, Jennifer J. Tieman, Richard J. Woodman and Paddy A. Phillips

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:43

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  9. Research article

    Path modeling of knowledge, attitude and practice toward palliative care consultation service among Taiwanese nursing staff: a cross-sectional study

    The Taiwanese government has promoted palliative care consultation services (PCCS) to support terminally ill patients in acute ward settings to receive palliative care since 2005. Such an intervention can enha...

    Hsueh-Hsing Pan, Hsiu-Ling Shih, Li-Fen Wu, Yu-Chun Hung, Chi-Ming Chu and Kwua-Yun Wang

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:42

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  10. Research article

    Relatives’ perceived quality of palliative care: comparisons between care settings in which patients die

    Dying in the preferred setting is an indicator of good palliative care quality. Most people prefer to die at home. But does the quality of care as perceived by their relatives vary depending on the care settin...

    Dolf de Boer, Jolien M. Hofstede, Anke J. E. de Veer, Natasja J. H. Raijmakers and Anneke L. Francke

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:41

    Published on: 16 August 2017

  11. Research article

    Ward social workers’ views of what facilitates or hinders collaboration with specialist palliative care team social workers: A grounded theory

    Inpatient, generalist social workers in discharge planning roles work alongside specialist palliative care social workers to care for patients, often resulting in two social workers being concurrently involved...

    Janice Firn, Nancy Preston and Catherine Walshe

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:7

    Published on: 14 July 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

  12. Debate

    Better palliative care for people with a dementia: summary of interdisciplinary workshop highlighting current gaps and recommendations for future research

    Dementia is the most common neurological disorder worldwide and is a life-limiting condition, but very often is not recognised as such. People with dementia, and their carers, have been shown to have palliativ...

    Siobhán Fox, Carol FitzGerald, Karen Harrison Dening, Kate Irving, W. George Kernohan, Adrian Treloar, David Oliver, Suzanne Guerin and Suzanne Timmons

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:9

    Published on: 14 July 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

  13. Research article

    The impact of antiretroviral therapy on symptom burden among HIV outpatients with low CD4 count in rural Uganda: nested longitudinal cohort study

    Individuals with HIV have a high prevalence of physical and psychological symptoms throughout their disease course. Despite the clinical and public health implications of unresolved pain and symptoms, little i...

    Katie Wakeham, Richard Harding, Jonathan Levin, Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi, Anatoli Kamali and David G Lalloo

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:8

    Published on: 13 July 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

  14. Research article

    The provision of generalist and specialist palliative care for patients with non-malignant respiratory disease in the North and Republic of Ireland: a qualitative study

    Previous research and key guidelines have suggested potential models of palliative care for patients with COPD and interstitial lung disease. However, these recommendations are often not effectively implemente...

    Clare Mc Veigh, Joanne Reid, Philip Larkin, Sam Porter and Peter Hudson

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:6

    Published on: 11 July 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

  15. Research article

    Social workers’ involvement in advance care planning: a systematic narrative review

    Advance care planning is a process of discussion that enables competent adults to express their wishes about end-of-life care through periods of decisional incapacity. Although a number of studies have documen...

    Chong-Wen Wang, Cecilia L. W. Chan and Amy Y. M. Chow

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:5

    Published on: 10 July 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

  16. Study protocol

    Strengthening primary health care teams with palliative care leaders: protocol for a cluster randomized clinical trial

    The objective of the Balearic Islands Palliative Care (PC) Program is to improve the quality of PC through a shared model consisting of primary health care professionals, home-based PC teams, and PC units in h...

    Joan Llobera, Noemí Sansó, Amador Ruiz, Merce Llagostera, Estefania Serratusell, Carlos Serrano, María Luisa Martín Roselló, Enric Benito, Eusebio J. Castaño and Alfonso Leiva

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:4

    Published on: 10 July 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

  17. Research article

    Mindfulness and compassion-oriented practices at work reduce distress and enhance self-care of palliative care teams: a mixed-method evaluation of an “on the job“ program

    Maintaining a sense of self-care while providing patient centered care, can be difficult for practitioners in palliative medicine. We aimed to pilot an “on the job” mindfulness and compassion-oriented meditati...

    Claudia L. Orellana-Rios, Lukas Radbruch, Martina Kern, Yesche U. Regel, Andreas Anton, Shane Sinclair and Stefan Schmidt

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:3

    Published on: 6 July 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

  18. Research article

    Volunteer navigation partnerships: Piloting a compassionate community approach to early palliative care

    A compassionate community approach to palliative care provides important rationale for building community-based hospice volunteer capacity. In this project, we piloted one such capacity-building model in which...

    Barbara Pesut, Wendy Duggleby, Grace Warner, Konrad Fassbender, Elisabeth Antifeau, Brenda Hooper, Madeleine Greig and Kelli Sullivan

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:2

    Published on: 3 July 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

  19. Research article

    Health care use and costs at the end of life: a comparison of elderly Australian decedents with and without a cancer history

    There is limited population-level research on end-of-life care in Australia that considers health care use and costs across hospital and community sectors. The aim of this study was to quantify health care use...

    Rebecca Reeve, Preeyaporn Srasuebkul, Julia M. Langton, Marion Haas, Rosalie Viney and Sallie-Anne Pearson

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:1

    Published on: 21 June 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

  20. Research article

    Nurse-led navigation to provide early palliative care in rural areas: a pilot study

    Few services are available to support rural older adults living at home with advancing chronic illness. The objective of this project was to pilot a nurse-led navigation service to provide early palliative sup...

    Barbara Pesut, Brenda Hooper, Marnie Jacobsen, Barbara Nielsen, Miranda Falk and Brian P. O ‘Connor

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:37

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  21. Research article

    Integration and activity of hospital-based palliative care consultation teams: the INSIGHT multicentric cohort study

    Hospital-based Palliative Care Consultation Teams (PCCTs) have a consulting role to specialist services at their request. Referral of patients is often late. Early palliative care in oncology has shown its eff...

    Pascale Vinant, Ingrid Joffin, Laure Serresse, Sophie Grabar, Hélène Jaulmes, Malika Daoud, Gabriel Abitbol, Pascale Fouassier, Isabelle Triol, Sylvie Rostaing, Marie-Dominique Brette and Isabelle Colombet

    BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:36

    Published on: 30 May 2017

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