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  1. Global annual deaths are rising. It is essential to examine where future deaths may occur to facilitate decisions regarding future service provision and resource allocation.

    Authors: Anne M. Finucane, Anna E. Bone, Catherine J. Evans, Barbara Gomes, Richard Meade, Irene J. Higginson and Scott A. Murray

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:112

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  2. Grieving relatives can suffer from numerous consequences like anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, and prolonged grief. This study aims to assess the psychological consequences ...

    Authors: Maité Garrouste-Orgeas, Cécile Flahault, Edith Poulain, Adrien Evin, Frédéric Guirimand, Virginie Fossez-Diaz, Ségolène Perruchio, Catherine Verlaine, Anne Vanbésien, Willeme Kaczmarek, Laurence Birkui de Francqueville, Emmanuel De Larivière, Guillaume Bouquet, Laure Copel, Virginie Verliac, Véronique Marché…

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:111

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  3. Despite improvements in medical care, patients with advanced cancer still experience substantial symptom distress. There is increasing interest in the use of medicinal cannabinoids, but there is little high qu...

    Authors: Phillip Good, Alison Haywood, Gauri Gogna, Jennifer Martin, Patsy Yates, Ristan Greer and Janet Hardy

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:110

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  4. Malignant Ascites (MA) is a therapeutic dilemma significantly impairing patients’ quality of life (QoL). The Sequana Medical alfapump System (AP), a subcutaneous, externally rechargeable, implantable device, c...

    Authors: Christina Fotopoulou, Thomas Berg, Annekristin Hausen, René Hennig, Rajiv Jalan, Massimo Malagó, Jeroen Capel, Andrea De Gottardi and Guido Stirnimann

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:109

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  5. Limited access to, understanding of, and trust in paper-based patient information is a key factor influencing paramedic decisions to transfer patients nearing end-of-life to hospital. Practical solutions to th...

    Authors: Rebecca Patterson, Holly Standing, Mark Lee, Sonia Dalkin, Monique Lhussier, Catherine Exley and Katie Brittain

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:108

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  6. The growing number of people living with life-limiting illness is a global health concern. This study therefore aimed to explore the involvement of pharmacists in selected tertiary hospitals in Nigeria in pall...

    Authors: Rasaq ADISA and Aderonke Tolulope ANIFOWOSE

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:107

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  7. Patients with advanced cancer for whom standard systemic treatment is no longer available may be offered participation in early phase clinical trials. In the decision making process, both medical-technical inf...

    Authors: Liza G. G. van Lent, Nicole K. Stoel, Julia C. M. van Weert, Jelle van Gurp, Maja J. A. de Jonge, Martijn P. Lolkema, Eelke H. Gort, Saskia M. Pulleman, Esther Oomen-de Hoop, Jeroen Hasselaar and Carin C. D. van der Rijt

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:106

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  8. The burden of caring for People with Dementia (PWD) is heavy; identifying incentives that motivate them in providing care is essential in facilitating and optimizing care. This study aims to explore and descri...

    Authors: Shakiba Zahed, Maryam Emami, Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi, Ahmad Ali Eslami, Majid Barekatain and Fereshteh Zamani-Alavijeh

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:105

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Although spiritual care is a basic element of holistic nursing, nurses’ spiritual care knowledge and abilities are often unable to satisfy patients’ spiritual care needs. Therefore, nurses are in urgent need o...

    Authors: Yanli Hu, Miaorui Jiao and Fan Li

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:104

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  10. Older people in long-term care facilities are at a greater risk of receiving care at the end of life that does not adequately meet their needs, yet staff in long-term care are often unprepared to provide palli...

    Authors: Rosemary Frey, Deborah Balmer, Michal Boyd, Jackie Robinson and Merryn Gott

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:103

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  11. This study prospectively evaluated distress, depressive and anxiety symptoms as well as associated factors in family caregivers (FC) of advanced cancer patients at initiation of specialist inpatient palliative...

    Authors: Karin Oechsle, Anneke Ullrich, Gabriella Marx, Gesine Benze, Julia Heine, Lisa-Marie Dickel, Youyou Zhang, Feline Wowretzko, Kim Nikola Wendt, Friedemann Nauck, Carsten Bokemeyer and Corinna Bergelt

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:102

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  12. Timely identification of people who are at risk of dying is an important first component of end-of-life care. Clinicians often fail to identify such patients, thus trigger tools have been developed to assist i...

    Authors: Peter J. Raubenheimer, Cascia Day, Faried Abdullah, Katherine Manning, Clint Cupido and Jonny Peter

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:101

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  13. Hospice care is designed for persons in the final phase of a terminal illness. However, hospice care is not used appropriately. Some persons who do not meet the hospice eligibility receive hospice care, while ...

    Authors: Beibei Xiong, Shannon Freeman, Davina Banner and Lina Spirgiene

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:100

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  14. Despite the documented and well known patient benefits of ACP, the completion of ACP, only a minority of patients, during the advanced or EOL stage of their illnesses, receive such care. The misconceptions abo...

    Authors: Chiu-Chu Hsieh, Hsiang-Ping Huang, Tao-Hsin Tung, I-Chien Chen, Randal D. Beaton and Sui-Whi Jane

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:99

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  15. Spiritual care is an important aspect of palliative care. In the Netherlands, general practitioners and district nurses play a leading role in palliative care in the primary care setting. When they are unable ...

    Authors: Ian Koper, H. Roeline W. Pasman, Bart P. M. Schweitzer, Annemieke Kuin and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:98

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  16. Patients with palliative care needs, require support with their physical needs, but also with their emotional, spiritual and social needs. Patient-Centred Care (PCC) may help organizations to support these pat...

    Authors: Milanne M. J. Galekop, Hanna M. van Dijk, Job van Exel and Jane M. Cramm

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:97

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  17. In the Netherlands, general practitioners (GPs) and community nurses play a central role in the palliative care for home-dwelling patients with advanced cancer and their relatives. To optimize the palliative c...

    Authors: M. G. Oosterveld-Vlug, B. Custers, J. Hofstede, G. A. Donker, P. M. Rijken, J. C. Korevaar and A. L. Francke

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:96

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  18. Research in Taiwan has indicated that advance care planning is rarely undertaken in long-term care facilities. The purpose of this study was to develop an advance care planning interview guideline and care mod...

    Authors: Hsin-Tzu Sophie Lee, Ting-Ru Chen, Chia-Ling Yang, Tai-Yuan Chiu and Wen-Yu Hu

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:95

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  19. Patients with advanced cancer often experience poor health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) due to cancer and treatment-related side-effects. With India’s palliative care landscape in its infancy, there is a co...

    Authors: Jean Jacob, Gayatri Palat, Naina Verghese, Priya Chandran, Vineela Rapelli, Sanjeeva Kumari, Chetna Malhotra, Irene Teo, Eric Finkelstein and Semra Ozdemir

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:94

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  20. In-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is one of undesirable situations. We tried to identify and characterize a potentially avoidable CPR in cancer patients who were hospitalized in hematology and on...

    Authors: Yeonjoo Choi, Jin Won Kim, Koung Jin Suh, Yoo-Joo Lim, Ji Yun Lee, Beo-Deul Kang, Ji-Won Kim, Se-Hyun Kim, Jeong-Ok Lee, Yu Jung Kim, Keun-Wook Lee, Jee Hyun Kim, Soo-Mee Bang and Jong Seok Lee

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:93

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  21. Domains other than those commonly measured (physical, psychological, social, and sometimes existential/spiritual) are important to the quality of life of people with life-threatening illness. The McGill Quality o...

    Authors: S. Robin Cohen, Lara B. Russell, Anne Leis, Javad Shahidi, Pat Porterfield, David R. Kuhl, Anne M. Gadermann and Richard Sawatzky

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:92

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  22. Internationally there is an increasing concern about the quality of end-of-life care (EoLC) provided in acute hospitals. More people are cared for at end of life and die in acute hospitals than in any other he...

    Authors: Diarmuid Ó Coimín, Geraldine Prizeman, Bettina Korn, Sarah Donnelly and Geralyn Hynes

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:91

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  23. General Practitioners (GPs) often play an important role in caring for people at the end of life. While some international studies suggest that GPs experience a number of barriers to providing palliative care,...

    Authors: Anne Herrmann, Mariko L. Carey, Alison C. Zucca, Lucy A. P. Boyd and Bernadette J. Roberts

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:90

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  24. Despite complex illness trajectories and a high symptom burden, palliative care has been sub-optimal for patients with end-stage kidney disease and hemodialysis treatment who have a high rate of hospitalizatio...

    Authors: Lena Axelsson, Eva Benzein, Jenny Lindberg and Carina Persson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:89

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  25. Despite the great advances in the concept of palliative care (PC) and its benefits, its application seems to be delayed, leaving unfulfilled the many needs of patients and family members. One way to overcome t...

    Authors: Giovanna Artioli, Gabriele Bedini, Elisabetta Bertocchi, Luca Ghirotto, Silvio Cavuto, Massimo Costantini and Silvia Tanzi

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:88

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  26. Keeping people living with advanced dementia in their usual place of residence is becoming a key governmental goal but to achieve this, family carers and health care professionals must negotiate how to provide...

    Authors: Nuriye Kupeli, Elizabeth L. Sampson, Gerard Leavey, Jane Harrington, Sarah Davis, Bridget Candy, Michael King, Irwin Nazareth, Louise Jones and Kirsten Moore

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:87

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  27. Many people with advanced dementia live in residential aged care homes. Care home staff need the knowledge and skills to provide high-quality end-of-life (EOL) dementia care. However, several studies have foun...

    Authors: Joanne Tropea, Christina E. Johnson, Debra Nestel, Sanjoy K. Paul, Caroline A. Brand, Anastasia F. Hutchinson, Ross Bicknell and Wen Kwang Lim

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:86

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  28. Patients with incurable cancer have to deal with a wide range of symptoms due to their disease and treatment, influencing their quality of life. Nowadays, patients are expected to adopt an active role in manag...

    Authors: Anouk S. Schuit, Karen Holtmaat, Nienke Hooghiemstra, Femke Jansen, Birgit I. Lissenberg-Witte, Veerle M. H. Coupé, Myra E. van Linde, Annemarie Becker-Commissaris, Jaap C. Reijneveld, Josée M. Zijlstra, Dirkje W. Sommeijer, Simone E. J. Eerenstein and Irma M. Verdonck-de Leeuw

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:85

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  29. “End of life” is a difficult topic of conversation in East Asian cultures, even among patients and doctors who share a good rapport. In 2016, the Hospice, Palliative Care, and Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisio...

    Authors: Ju Won Kim, Jung Yoon Choi, Won Jin Jang, Yoon Ji Choi, Youn Seon Choi, Sang Won Shin, Yeul Hong Kim and Kyong Hwa Park

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:84

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  30. European migrant populations are aging and will increasingly be in need of palliative and end of life care. However, migrant patients are often underrepresented in palliative care research populations. This po...

    Authors: M. Torensma, B. D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, K. L. Strackee, M. G. Oosterveld-Vlug, X. de Voogd, D. L. Willems and J. L. Suurmond

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:83

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  31. Cachexia is a complex and multifactorial syndrome defined as severe weight loss and muscle wasting which frequently goes unrecognised in clinical practice [1]. It is a debilitating syndrome, resulting in patients...

    Authors: Matthew A. Carson, Joanne Reid, Loreena Hill, Lana Dixon, Patrick Donnelly, Paul Slater, Alyson Hill and Donna Fitzsimons

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:82

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  32. The distress of patients suffering from a terminal illness can lead to a state of despair and requests for euthanasia and assisted suicide. It is a major challenge for palliative care workers. The Distress The...

    Authors: A. Van Lander, A. Tarot, C. Savanovitch, B. Pereira, B. Vennat and V. Guastella

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:81

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  33. A decision to refrain from cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the case of cardiac arrest is recommended in terminally ill patients to avoid unnecessary suffering at time of death. The aim of this study was...

    Authors: Bogdan Sterpu, Pia Lindman and Linda Björkhem-Bergman

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:80

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  34. Increasing the quality of life with short interventions for vulnerable patients is one of the objectives of palliative care. Biographical approaches are used in a range of different interventions which may req...

    Authors: Michaela Hesse, Simon Forstmeier, Henning Cuhls and Lukas Radbruch

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:79

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  35. The palliative care unit is an emotionally challenging place where patients and their families may feel at loss. Art can allow the expression of complex feelings. We aimed to examine how cancer patients hospit...

    Authors: Sandrine Pommeret, Jan Chrusciel, Catherine Verlaine, Marilene Filbet, Colombe Tricou, Stephane Sanchez and Louise Hannetel

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:78

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  36. Half of nursing home residents (NHR) suffer from dementia. End-of-life hospitalizations are often burdensome in residents with dementia. A systematic review was conducted to study the occurrence of hospitaliza...

    Authors: Falk Hoffmann, Anke Strautmann and Katharina Allers

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:77

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  37. With increased demand for palliative care (PC), the World Health Organisation (WHO) have called for PC teaching to be made routine. However, medical students report feeling unprepared in dealing with end-of-li...

    Authors: Amrita Rai and Stephen Mason

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:76

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  38. Laws allowing assisted suicide and euthanasia have been implemented in many locations around the world but some individuals suffering with terminal illness receiving palliative care services are hastening deat...

    Authors: Sheri Mila Gerson, Amanda Bingley, Nancy Preston and Anne Grinyer

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:75

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  39. Many people receiving palliative care wish to die at home. Often, support from family or friends is key to ensuring that this wish is fulfilled. However, carers report feeling underprepared to undertake this r...

    Authors: David Scott, Peter Hudson, Karen Charnley, Cathy Payne and Gareth Westcott

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:74

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  40. In long-term care facilities often many care providers are involved, which could make it difficult to reach consensus in care. This may harm the relation between care providers and can complicate care. This st...

    Authors: M. ten Koppel, H. R. W. Pasman, J. T. van der Steen, H. P. J. van Hout, M. Kylänen, L. Van den Block, T. Smets, L. Deliens, G. Gambassi, K. Froggatt, K. Szczerbińska and B. D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:73

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  41. The need for palliative care is increasing. Since almost every junior doctor will come across palliative care patients, it is important to include palliative care in the undergraduate curriculum. The objective...

    Authors: Jolien Pieters, Diana H. J. M. Dolmans, Daniëlle M. L. Verstegen, Franca C. Warmenhoven, Annemie M. Courtens and Marieke H. J. van den Beuken-van Everdingen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:72

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  42. Caring for someone with dementia can be physically and emotionally difficult. Acting as a caregiver can make it difficult to access sources of support, particularly in the later stages of dementia. This paper ...

    Authors: Nathan Davies, Jenny Hopwood, Nina Walker, Jamie Ross, Steve Iliffe, Kate Walters and Greta Rait

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:71

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  43. Recognising and knowing how to manage ethical issues and moral dilemmas can be considered an ethical skill. In this study, ethics of care is used as a theoretical framework and as a regulatory criterion in the...

    Authors: Ludovica De Panfilis, Silvia Di Leo, Carlo Peruselli, Luca Ghirotto and Silvia Tanzi

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:70

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  44. Pain is one of the most common symptoms that has a severe impact on quality of life and is associated with numerous psychosocial issues in cancer patients. Palliative care, which is a recent development in Chi...

    Authors: Xin-Xin Zhao, Meng Cui, Yi-Hang Geng and Yi-Long Yang

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:69

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  45. To determine the validity, reliability and acceptability of the Mandarin Chinese version of the Problems and Needs in Palliative Care questionnaire-short version (PNPC-sv) for measuring problems and palliative...

    Authors: Tao Wang, Alex Molassiotis, Betty Pui Man Chung and Jing-Yu Tan

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:68

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  46. Palliative patients generally present with symptoms of dyspnea, easy fatigability, lethargy and feeling of being unwell which can broadly be attributed to one root cause: cancer-related anemia. So, packed red ...

    Authors: Sameer Timilsina, Sirisa Karki, Santosh Timalsina, Aajeevan Gautam and Sabitri Sharma

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:67

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  47. According to the World Health Organization, palliative care is one of the main components of healthcare. As the incidence of cancer is increasing in the world, home-based palliative care can be beneficial for ...

    Authors: Heshmatolah Heydari, Suzanne Hojjat-Assari, Mohammad Almasian and Pooneh Pirjani

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:66

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  48. Expressive writing involves writing about stressful or traumatic experiences. Despite trials in people with advanced disease, no systematic review to date has critiqued the evidence on expressive writing in th...

    Authors: N. Kupeli, G. Chatzitheodorou, N. A. Troop, D. McInnerney, P. Stone and B. Candy

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:65

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  49. Patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) on hemodialysis have limited life expectancy, yet their palliative care needs often go unmet. The aim of this study was to identify barriers and facilitators for i...

    Authors: Sarah L. Goff, Mark L. Unruh, Jamie Klingensmith, Nwamaka D. Eneanya, Casey Garvey, Michael J. Germain and Lewis M. Cohen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:64

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  50. End-of-life (EOL) conversations in hospital should serve to give patients the opportunity to consider future treatment options and help them clarify their values and wishes before it becomes relevant to make d...

    Authors: Heidi Bergenholtz, Helle Ussing Timm and Malene Missel

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:62

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