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  1. Planned, multidisciplinary teams’ discussions of cases are common in cancer care, but their impact on patients’ outcome is not always clear. Palliative care (PC) needs might emerge long before the last weeks o...

    Authors: Tanzi Silvia, Martucci Gianfranco, Autelitano Cristina, Alquati Sara, Peruselli Carlo and Artioli Giovanna
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:90
  2. An innovative patient-centred interprofessional communication concept with advanced lung cancer patients (Heidelberg Milestone Communication Approach, MCA) has been developed and implemented. Role changes and ...

    Authors: Katja Krug, Jasmin Bossert, Sophia Möllinger, Nicole Deis, Laura Unsöld, Anja Siegle, Matthias Villalobos, Laura Hagelskamp, Corinna Jung, Michael Thomas and Michel Wensing
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:89
  3. The care of palliative patients takes place as non-specialized and specialized care, in outpatient and inpatient settings. However, palliative care is largely provided as General Outpatient Palliative Care (GO...

    Authors: Kilson Moon, Laura Rehner, Wolfgang Hoffmann and Neeltje van den Berg
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:88
  4. This study examined care needs and utilisation of psychosocial support services among parents of children who had received specialist paediatric palliative care, as well as the relationship between need fulfil...

    Authors: Annika Bronsema, Tabea Theißen, Karin Oechsle, Julia Wikert, Gabriele Escherich, Stefan Rutkowski, Carsten Bokemeyer and Anneke Ullrich
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:87
  5. Bispectral index (BIS) monitoring uses electroencephalographic data as an indicator of patients’ consciousness level. This technology might be a useful adjunct to clinical observation when titrating sedative m...

    Authors: Anna-Maria Krooupa, Patrick Stone, Stephen McKeever, Kathy Seddon, Sarah Davis, Elizabeth L. Sampson, Adrian Tookman, Jonathan Martin, Vinnie Nambisan and Bella Vivat
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:86
  6. Voluntary stopping of eating and drinking as an option to end life prematurely is gaining international attention, and health care professionals are increasingly confronted with the wish to die through volunta...

    Authors: Sabrina Stängle and André Fringer
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:85
  7. Advanced cancer patients often experience multiple symptoms at a same time. This might lead to polypharmacy and increase adverse events representing major threats to the quality of health care, especially in p...

    Authors: Guillaume Economos, Marine Alexandre, Elise Perceau-Chambard, Laurent Villeneuve, Fabien Subtil, Julie Haesebaert and Olivier Glehen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:84
  8. A nurse’s role in caring for the dying is fraught with ethical, professional, and psychosocial challenges that impact how they perceive their roles as professionals. When unsupported, nurses caring for the dyi...

    Authors: Chong Yao Ho, Nicole-Ann Lim, Yun Ting Ong, Alexia Sze Inn Lee, Min Chiam, Gillian Phua Li Gek, Shiva Sarraf-Yazdi, Stephen Mason and Lalit Krishna
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:83
  9. Psychological distress is prevalent among adolescents and young adults (AYAs) receiving hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). The Promoting Resilience in Stress Management (PRISM) intervention is a resilie...

    Authors: Kaitlyn M. Fladeboe, Samantha Scott, Liam Comiskey, Chuan Zhou, Joyce P. Yi-Frazier and Abby R. Rosenberg
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:82
  10. Inflammation and malnutrition are common in patients with advanced lung cancer undergoing palliative care, and their survival time is limited. In this study, we created a prognostic model using the Inflam-Nutr...

    Authors: Changyan Feng, Huiqing Yu, Haike Lei, Haoyang Cao, Mengting Chen and Shihong Liu
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:81
  11. Severe brain hemorrhage/infarction and cardiac arrest constitute the most critical situations leading to poor neurological prognosis. Characterization of these patients is required to offer successful end-of-l...

    Authors: Haruaki Wakatake, Koichi Hayashi, Yuka Kitano, Hsiang-Chin Hsu, Toru Yoshida, Yoshihiro Masui, Yasuhiko Taira and Shigeki Fujitani
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:79
  12. Children and young people are usually given liquid morphine by mouth for breakthrough pain, which can take thirty minutes to work. A faster-acting, quickly absorbed, needle-free pain medicine, that is easy to ...

    Authors: Liz Jamieson, Emily Harrop, Christina Liossi, Katherine Boyce, Lorraine Mitchell, Margaret Johnson, Yogini Jani, Victoria Akinyooye, Simon S. Skene, Ian C. K. Wong, Richard F. Howard and Kate Oulton
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:78
  13. To support family caregivers of people with dementia in end-of-life decision making, a family booklet on comfort care has been adapted and adopted by several European jurisdictions since the original publicat...

    Authors: Laura Bavelaar, Adrienne McCann, Nicola Cornally, Irene Hartigan, Sharon Kaasalainen, Hana Vankova, Paola Di Giulio, Ladislav Volicer, Marcel Arcand, Jenny T. van der Steen and Kevin Brazil
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:76
  14. Cachexia is a prevalent muscle wasting syndrome among people with advanced cancer that profoundly impacts patient quality of life (QoL) and physical function. Exercise can improve QoL, physical function, and o...

    Authors: Kelcey A. Bland, Meinir Krishnasamy, Evelyn B. Parr, Stella Mulder, Peter Martin, Luc J. C. van Loon, Prue Cormie, Natasha Michael and Eva M. Zopf
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:75
  15. Delivering high quality, patient- and family-centered care depends upon high quality end-of-life and palliative care (EOLPC) research. Engaging patients and families as advisors, partners, or co-investigators ...

    Authors: Matthew DeCamp, Ahmed Alasmar, Stacy Fischer and Jean S. Kutner
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:74
  16. Many patients with a solid metastatic cancer are treated aggressively during their last month of life. Using data from a large prospective cohort study of patients with an advanced cancer, we aimed to assess t...

    Authors: Chetna Malhotra, Filipinas Bundoc, Isha Chaudhry, Irene Teo, Semra Ozdemir and Eric Finkelstein
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:73
  17. Although several studies assessing the needs of advanced cancer patients have been conducted globally, most have focused on a specific type of cancer such as lung or breast cancer. The variation across studies...

    Authors: Hammoda Abu-Odah, Alex Molassiotis and Justina Yat Wa Liu
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:72
  18. Chronic illnesses and multi-morbidity can threaten competence and independence, particularly in old age. Autonomy becomes increasingly important in the context of sedation, as in this case medication leads to ...

    Authors: Kurkowski Sandra, Heckel Maria, Pfaller Larissa, Peters Joachim, Bazata Jeremias, Schildmann Eva and Ostgathe Christoph
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:71
  19. Of the approximately 4.7 million people in Germany caring for a relative, many live at a geographical distance from their loved one. The provision of remote care to a terminally ill patient is associated with ...

    Authors: Franziska A. Herbst, Nils Schneider and Stephanie Stiel
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:69
  20. Hospitals are globally an important place of care for dying people and the most frequent place of death in Germany (47%), but at the same time, the least preferred one – for both patients and their relatives. ...

    Authors: Kerstin Kremeike, Anneke Ullrich, Holger Schulz, Carolin Rosendahl, Kathleen Boström, Sukhvir Kaur, Nikolas Oubaid, Christina Plathe-Ignatz, Christin Leminski, Kira Hower, Holger Pfaff, Martin Hellmich, Karin Oechsle and Raymond Voltz
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:67
  21. Paediatric Palliative Care (PPC) focuses on ensuring the best possible quality of life for the child and his/her family by extending beyond the physical domain into psychosocial and spiritual wellbeing. A deep...

    Authors: Karin Zimmermann, Katrin Marfurt-Russenberger, Eva Cignacco and Eva Bergstraesser
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:66
  22. Symptomatic control is essential in palliative care, particularly in end-of-life, in which the pathophysiological changes that characterize this last phase of life strengthen the need to carry out an early the...

    Authors: Tatiana Peralta, Maria Margarida Castel-Branco, Paulo Reis-Pina, Isabel Vitória Figueiredo and Marília Dourado
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:65
  23. The role of the resource nurse aims at bridging the gap between the specialist nurses and the nurses who work in non-specialist wards. The role is established internationally and used in a wide area of clinica...

    Authors: Håkon Johansen, Vigdis Abrahamsen Grøndahl and Ann Karin Helgesen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:64
  24. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has presented major challenges to the health system. Despite high acute case numbers, patients without Covid-19 still need to be cared for. Due to the severity of the disease and a poss...

    Authors: Manuela Schallenburger, Marie Christine Reuters, Jacqueline Schwartz, Marius Fischer, Carmen Roch, Liane Werner, Claudia Bausewein, Steffen T. Simon, Birgitt van Oorschot and Martin Neukirchen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:63
  25. Although the majority of German patients in a palliative state prefer to die at home, the actual place of death is most often a hospital. Unplanned hospital readmissions (UHA) not only contradict most patients...

    Authors: Leopold Hentschel, André Wellesen, Luisa Christin Krause, Maria von Havranek, Michael Kramer, Beate Hornemann, Martin Bornhäuser, Ulrich Schuler and Katharina Schütte
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:62
  26. Spending time at home and dying at home is advocated to be a desirable outcome in palliative care (PC). In Norway, home deaths among cancer patients are rare compared to other European countries. Advance care ...

    Authors: Bardo Driller, Bente Talseth-Palmer, Torstein Hole, Kjell Erik Strømskag and Anne-Tove Brenne
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:61
  27. The use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) and caregiver-reported outcome measures can raise the patient centeredness of treatment and improve the quality of palliative care. Nevertheless, the everyda...

    Authors: Hannah Seipp, Jörg Haasenritter, Michaela Hach, Dorothée Becker, Dania Schütze, Jennifer Engler, Cornelia Ploeger, Stefan Bösner and Katrin Kuss
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:60
  28. Narrative e-Writing Intervention (NeW-I) is a novel psycho-socio-spiritual intervention which aims to bridge gaps in paediatric palliative care by providing anticipatory grief support to parent-caregivers who ...

    Authors: Oindrila Dutta, Geraldine Tan-Ho, Xinyi Casuarine Low, Toh Hsiang Benny Tan, Sashikumar Ganapathy, Josip Car, Ringo Moon-Ho Ho, Chun Yan Miao and Andy Hau Yan Ho
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:59
  29. The perception of being closer to death can be experienced due to old age or life-limiting diseases, and can pose profound existential challenges. Actively confronting death-related issues and existential ques...

    Authors: Helena Kukla, Angélique Herrler, Julia Strupp and Raymond Voltz
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:58
  30. Most nurses in China have not been trained to take care of end-of-life patients appropriately due to lack of educational resources and insufficient training. A palliative care program was launched by the Jiang...

    Authors: Xian Chen, Yuxi Zhang, Anne Arber, Xiaorong Huo, Jin Liu, Cuihua Sun, Ling Yuan, Xuemei Wang, Dan Wang, Jinfeng Wu and Junjie Du
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:56
  31. The first and most recent nationwide audit of palliative care services in Uganda was conducted in 2009. Since then, Uganda has made great strides in palliative care development, including policy, education, an...

    Authors: Ainur Kagarmanova, Mark Donald Mwesiga, Matthew L. Sisk, Cynthia Kabagambe, Sheba Nyakaisiki, Tom Marentette and Lacey N. Ahern
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:55
  32. There have been several reports of patients with cancer visiting the Emergency Department (ED) rather than the outpatient department of their oncologist. In this study, we aimed to analyze the chief complaints...

    Authors: Min Hyun Son and Han Sol Chung
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:54
  33. Due to developing demographic changes, including an aging society and the increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases, Palliative Care is increasingly highlighted as a universal healthcare need. The nee...

    Authors: Carolin Hagedorn, Artashes Tadevosyan, Stephen Mason and Frank Elsner
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:53
  34. Palliative radiotherapy for gastric cancer bleeding has been reported to be a safe and effective treatment, but predictive factors for achievement of hemostasis and overall survival have not been established.

    Authors: Kazuya Takeda, Toru Sakayauchi, Masaki Kubozono, Yu Katagiri, Rei Umezawa, Takaya Yamamoto, Yojiro Ishikawa, Noriyoshi Takahashi, Yu Suzuki, Keita Kishida and Keiichi Jingu
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:52
  35. A high percentage of people dying at home, and a low percentage of people being admitted to hospital and dying there are regarded as indicators of appropriate care at the end of life. However, performance stan...

    Authors: Mariska G. Oosterveld-Vlug, Marianne J. Heins, Manon S. A. Boddaert, Yvonne Engels, Agnes van der Heide, Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Anna K. L. Reyners and Anneke L. Francke
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:51
  36. The concept of pediatric palliative care (PPC) is applied differently within the healthcare system and among healthcare professionals (HCPs). To our knowledge, no studies have investigated how multidisciplinar...

    Authors: Anette Winger, Elena Albertini Früh, Heidi Holmen, Lisbeth Gravdal Kvarme, Anja Lee, Vibeke Bruun Lorentsen, Nina Misvær, Kirsti Riiser and Simen A. Steindal
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:50
  37. The wish to be cared for and to die at home is common among people with end-stage cancer in the western world. However, home deaths are declining in many countries. The aim of this study was to explore the pre...

    Authors: Toril Merete Nysæter, Cecilia Olsson, Tuva Sandsdalen, Bodil Wilde-Larsson, Reidun Hov and Maria Larsson
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:49
  38. One challenge for healthcare professionals when delivering palliative care can be their lack of confidence. The Self-efficacy in Palliative Care Scale (SEPC) is considered a valid and reliable assessment scale...

    Authors: Lisa Granat, Sofia Andersson, Emina Hadziabdic, Margareta Brännström and Anna Sandgren
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:48
  39. Advance Care Planning including living wills and durable powers of attorney for healthcare is a highly relevant topic aiming to increase patient autonomy and reduce medical overtreatment. Data from patients wi...

    Authors: Moritz Allner, Magdalena Gostian, Matthias Balk, Robin Rupp, Clarissa Allner, Konstantinos Mantsopoulos, Christoph Ostgathe, Heinrich Iro, Markus Hecht and Antoniu-Oreste Gostian
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:47
  40. Racial disparities in pain management have been observed in the USA since the 1990s in settings such as the emergency department and oncology. However, the palliative care context is not well described, and li...

    Authors: Gemma Clarke, Emma Chapman, Jodie Crooks, Jonathan Koffman, Shenaz Ahmed and Michael I. Bennett
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:46
  41. A better understanding of how the care of acute leukemia patients is managed in the last days of life would help clinicians and health policy makers improve the quality of end-of-life care. This study aimed: (...

    Authors: Sébastien Salas, Vanessa Pauly, Margaux Damge, Veronica Orleans, Guillaume Fond, Régis Costello, Laurent Boyer and Karine Baumstarck
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:45
  42. Despite increasing recognition of the role played by palliative care (PC) services, the priorities of policymakers in supporting PC remain unclear and have sometimes engendered controversy. There are few studi...

    Authors: Hammoda Abu-Odah, Alex Molassiotis and Justina Yat Wa Liu
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:43
  43. Subcutaneous infusion (SC) or hypodermoclysis is an old perfusion technique that is often used off-label although it has been shown to be effective. Acetaminophen (paracetamol) subcutaneous injection is perfor...

    Authors: Joe El Khoury, Sani Hlais, Mariana Helou, Marie-Claire Mouhawej, Serge Barmo, Patricia Fadel and Aline Tohme
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:42
  44. Early identification of patients who require palliative and supportive care at the general palliative care level is challenging. The Supportive & Palliative Care Indicators Tool (SPICT™) might provide a helpfu...

    Authors: Heidi Bergenholtz, Anna Weibull and Mette Raunkiær
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:41

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