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  1. Content type: Research article

    The Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale (IPOS) was developed for evaluating essential outcomes for palliative care patients. Our objectives here are to describe the process of a six-phase cross-cultural a...

    Authors: Anca-Cristina Sterie and Mathieu Bernard

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:38

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    Person-centred palliative care poses high demands on professionals and patients regarding appropriate and effective communication and informed decision-making. This is even more so for patients with limited he...

    Authors: Janneke Noordman, Liesbeth van Vliet, Menno Kaunang, Maria van den Muijsenbergh, Gudule Boland and Sandra van Dulmen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:37

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    The Surprise Question (SQ) “would I be surprised if this patient were to die in the next 12 months?” has been suggested to help clinicians, and especially General Practitioners (GPs), identify people who might...

    Authors: Nicola White, Linda Oostendorp, Victoria Vickerstaff, Christina Gerlach, Yvonne Engels, Maud Maessen, Christopher Tomlinson, Johan Wens, Bert Leysen, Guido Biasco, Sofia Zambrano, Steffen Eychmüller, Christina Avgerinou, Rabih Chattat, Giovanni Ottoboni, Carel Veldhoven…

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:36

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Accessible indicators of aggressiveness of care at the end-of-life are useful to monitor implementation of early integrated palliative care practice. To determine the intensity of end-of-life care from exhaust...

    Authors: Isabelle Colombet, Carole Bouleuc, Alain Piolot, Aurélie Vilfaillot, Hélène Jaulmes, Sabine Voisin-Saltiel, François Goldwasser and Pascale Vinant

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:35

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Newer models of palliative and supportive cancer care view the person as an active agent in managing physical and psychosocial challenges. Therefore, personal efficacy is an integral part of this model. Due to...

    Authors: Samantha Serpentini, Paola Del Bianco, Andrea Chirico, Thomas V. Merluzzi, Rosalba Martino, Fabio Lucidi, Gian Luca De Salvo, Leonardo Trentin and Eleonora Capovilla

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:34

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) endorses integrated palliative care which has a significant impact on quality of life and satisfaction with care. Effective integration between hospices, palliative care ser...

    Authors: Sheila Payne, Sean Hughes, Joann Wilkinson, Jeroen Hasselaar and Nancy Preston

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:32

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Opioids are prescribed in over 40% of patients with advanced cancer, but side effects occur frequently. In this study we evaluated the development and treatment of opioid induced constipation (OIC), and OIC re...

    Authors: Elisabeth C. W. Neefjes, Hanneke van der Wijngaart, Maurice J. D. L. van der Vorst, Diederik ten Oever, Hans J. van der Vliet, Aart Beeker, Christiaan A. Rhodius, Hendrik P. van den Berg, Johannes Berkhof and Henk M. W. Verheul

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:31

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  8. Content type: Research article

    There is a dearth of literature that investigates life transitions of young adults (YAs) with life-limiting conditions, families and professionals. The scant literature that is available has methodological lim...

    Authors: Divya Jindal-Snape, Bridget Johnston, Jan Pringle, Timothy B. Kelly, Rosalind Scott, Libby Gold and Raymond Dempsey

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:30

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  9. Content type: Research article

    A significant proportion of patients with advanced cancer undergo palliative radiotherapy (RT) within their last 30 days of life. This study characterizes palliative RT at our institution and aims to identify ...

    Authors: Susan Y. Wu, Lisa Singer, Lauren Boreta, Michael A. Garcia, Shannon E. Fogh and Steve E. Braunstein

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:29

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Spiritual care competencies are among the primary professional skills that enable best practices in nursing. Assessing these competencies and identifying those that are insufficient are important tasks. The tr...

    Authors: Yanli Hu, Fan Li and Jeng-Fong Chiou

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:27

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Advance care planning (ACP) can offer benefits to patients and their families, especially when delivered in outpatient settings, but uptake remains low. Common barriers for health professionals include a perce...

    Authors: Hilary Miller, Janice Tan, Josephine M. Clayton, Anne Meller, Oshana Hermiz, Nicholas Zwar and Joel Rhee

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:25

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Little is known of how to organize non-malign palliative care, and existing knowledge show that patients with COPD live with unmet palliative needs and low quality of life. With the intent to improve palliativ...

    Authors: D. G. Bove, M. O. Jellington, M. Lavesen, K. Marså and S. F. Herling

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:24

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Currently available indicators of quality pediatric palliative care tend to focus on care provided during the end-of-life period rather than care provided throughout the disease trajectory. We adapted a previo...

    Authors: Kimberley Widger, Sarah Brennenstuhl, Jacqueline Duc, Ann Tourangeau and Adam Rapoport

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:23

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Chronic lung diseases, such as COPD, are a growing health concern within the veteran population. Palliative care programs have mainly focused on the needs of people with malignant disease in the past, however ...

    Authors: Clare Mc Veigh, Joanne Reid and Paula Carvalho

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:22

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Indicators for the quality of palliative care are a priority of caregivers and managers to allow improvement of various care settings and their comparison. The involvement of patients and families is of paramo...

    Authors: Frédéric Guirimand, Patricia Martel-Samb, Christian Guy-Coichard, Stéphane Picard, Bernard Devalois, Laure Copel, Anne Abel and Véronique Ghadi

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:19

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  16. Content type: Research article

    It is not known which attributes of care are valued the most by those who experience hospice services. Such knowledge is integral to service development as it facilitates opportunities for continuous improveme...

    Authors: Nicole Marie Hughes, Jane Noyes, Lindsay Eckley and Trystan Pritchard

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:18

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Home-based palliative care is an essential resource for many communities. We conducted a qualitative study to explore perceptions of a home-based palliative care programme in Kerala, India, from the perspectiv...

    Authors: Rekha Rachel Philip, Emilie Venables, Abdulla Manima, Jaya Prasad Tripathy and Sairu Philip

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:16

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Compassion has been identified as important for therapeutic relationships in clinical medicine however there have been few empirical studies looking at how compassion is expressed different contexts. The purpo...

    Authors: A. L. Roze des Ordons, L. MacIsaac, J. Everson, J. Hui and R. H. Ellaway

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:15

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Although patients in palliative care commonly report high emotional and spiritual needs, effective psychosocial treatments based on high quality studies are rare. First research provides evidence for benefits ...

    Authors: Marco Warth, Friederike Koehler, Martin Weber, Hubert J. Bardenheuer, Beate Ditzen and Jens Kessler

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:14

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Pancreatic cancer is noted for its late presentation at diagnosis, limited prognosis and physical and psychosocial symptom burden. This study examined associations between timing of palliative care referral (P...

    Authors: Natasha Michael, Greta Beale, Clare O’Callaghan, Adelaide Melia, William DeSilva, Daniel Costa, David Kissane, Jeremy Shapiro and Richard Hiscock

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:13

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Since 2007, the German statutory health insurance covers Specialized Outpatient Palliative Care (SAPV). SAPV offers team-based home care for patients with advanced and progressive disease, complex symptoms and...

    Authors: Antje Freytag, Markus Krause, Anna Bauer, Bianka Ditscheid, Maximiliane Jansky, Sabine Krauss, Thomas Lehmann, Ursula Marschall, Friedemann Nauck, Werner Schneider, Kathleen Stichling, Horst Christian Vollmar, Ulrich Wedding and Winfried Meißner

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:12

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Despite access to quality care at the end-of-life (EOL) being considered a human right, it is not equitable, with many facing significant barriers. Most research examines access to EOL care for homogenous ‘nor...

    Authors: K. I. Stajduhar, A. Mollison, M. Giesbrecht, R. McNeil, B. Pauly, S. Reimer-Kirkham, N. Dosani, B. Wallace, G. Showler, C. Meagher, K. Kvakic, D. Gleave, T. Teal, C. Rose, C. Showler and K. Rounds

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:11

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  23. Content type: Research article

    An essential aspect of palliative care nursing is to conserve the dignity of the patient. A Dignity Care Intervention (DCI) has been developed in Scotland to facilitate this role for nurses. The DCI is now bei...

    Authors: Ulrika Östlund, Karin Blomberg, Annika Söderman and Carina Werkander Harstäde

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:10

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Lay family caregivers of patients receiving palliative care often confront stressful situations in the care of their loved ones. This is particularly true for families in the home-based palliative care setting...

    Authors: Michael Galatsch, Holly G. Prigerson, Wilfried Schnepp, Friederike zu Sayn-Wittgenstein and Jian Li

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:9

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Migrants seem to be underrepresented in palliative care in Germany. Access barriers and challenges in care remain unclear. We aimed to provide a comprehensive insight into palliative care for migrants, using e...

    Authors: Maximiliane Jansky, Sonja Owusu-Boakye and Friedemann Nauck

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:8

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The Advanced Lung Disease Service is a unique, new model of integrated respiratory and palliative care, which aims to address the unmet needs of patients with advanced, non-malignant, respiratory diseases. Thi...

    Authors: Natasha Smallwood, Thomas Moran, Michelle Thompson, Peter Eastman, Brian Le and Jennifer Philip

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:7

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  27. Content type: Research article

    There is considerable uncertainty surrounding the medications used to delay the progression of dementia, especially their long-term efficacy and when to withdraw treatment with these agents. Current research r...

    Authors: Carole Parsons and Sarah Gamble

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:6

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Palliative care was a priority issue in the Cancer Control Act enacted in 2007 in Japan, and this has resulted in efforts being made toward educational goals in clinical settings. An investigation of how descr...

    Authors: Miwa Hinata, Kikuko Miyazaki, Natsuko Kanazawa, Kumiko Kito, Sachiko Kiyoto, Manako Konda, Akira Kuriyama, Hiroko Mori, Sachiko Nakaoka, Akiko Okumura, Hironobu Tokumasu and Takeo Nakayama

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:5

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was to assess four evidence-based assessments utilising exercise challenges that induce breathlessness, each with progressively less demanding levels of exertion, which can be tailored to ...

    Authors: Kahren M. White, Meera R. Agar and David C. Currow

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:4

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Currently, there are no formalized measures for the quality of home based palliative care in Ontario. This study developed a set of potential quality indicators for seriously ill home care clients using a stan...

    Authors: Lisa E. Harman, Dawn M. Guthrie, Joachim Cohen, Anja Declercq, Kathryn Fisher, Donna Goodridge, John P. Hirdes and Hsien Seow

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:3

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  31. Content type: Case report

    For the year 2018, the French government plans a revision of bioethics laws, including certainly the recent Claeys-Leonetti law introducing the right to deep and continuous sedation at the request of palliativ...

    Authors: Claire Vitale, Alexandre de Nonneville, Marie Fichaux and Sebastien Salas

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:2

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  32. Content type: Research article

    End-of-life conversations are rarely initiated by care staff in long-term care facilities. A possible explanation is care staff’s lack of self-efficacy in such conversations. Research into the determinants of ...

    Authors: Kirsten Evenblij, Maud ten Koppel, Tinne Smets, Guy A. M. Widdershoven, Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen and H. Roeline W. Pasman

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:1

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Sleep disturbance is a significant issue, particularly for patients with advanced terminal illness. Currently, there are no practice-based recommended approaches for managing sleep and circadian disruptions in...

    Authors: Rana Sagha Zadeh, Elizabeth Capezuti, Paul Eshelman, Nicole Woody, Jennifer Tiffany and Ana C. Krieger

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:131

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Rapid effective responsiveness to patient needs is pivotal to high quality palliative care. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) people are susceptible to life-limiting illnesses at younger ages ...

    Authors: John A. Woods, Claire E. Johnson, Hanh T. Ngo, Judith M. Katzenellenbogen, Kevin Murray and Sandra C. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:130

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  35. Content type: Research article

    An understanding of how to implement person-centred interventions in palliative and end of life care is lacking, particularly for supporting family carers. To address this gap, we investigated components relat...

    Authors: J. Diffin, G. Ewing, G. Harvey and G. Grande

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:129

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Until recently, palliative care (PC) resources in Finland have been sparse. To meet the increasing need for PC an end-of-life (EOL) care project has been ongoing in South Western Finland since 2012, and in 201...

    Authors: Outi M. Hirvonen, Jenni E. Alalahti, Kari J. Syrjänen and Sirkku M. Jyrkkiö

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:128

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Patients who engage in Advance Care Planning (ACP) are more likely to get care consistent with their values. We sought to determine the barriers and facilitators to ACP engagement after discharge from hospital.

    Authors: Vanessa Peck, Sabira Valiani, Peter Tanuseputro, Sunita Mulpuru, Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, Edward Fitzgibbon, Alan Forster and Daniel Kobewka

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:127

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Quality of Life (QoL) is the most important outcome for patients in palliative care along with symptom alleviation. Metastatic prostate cancer (mPC) is a life-threatening illness, and hence, a palliative care ...

    Authors: Maja Holm, Sandra Doveson, Olav Lindqvist, Agneta Wennman-Larsen and Per Fransson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:126

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Evidence about the effectiveness of music therapy for improving the quality of life of palliative care patients is positive but weak in terms of risk of bias.

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

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:125

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Anticipatory grief (AG) among caregivers of people with dementia is common and has been found to be related to negative health outcomes. Previous studies showed different patterns of AG between spousal and adu...

    Authors: Daphne Sze Ki Cheung, Ken Hok Man Ho, Tsz Fung Cheung, Simon Ching Lam and Mimi Mun Yee Tse

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:124

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Many terminally ill patients in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) fail to receive needed medical attention and social support. In 2016 a primary healthcare centreer (PHCC) in Doboj (BiH) requested the methodological an...

    Authors: S. Aebischer Perone, R. Nikolic, R. Lazic, E. Dropic, T. Vogel, B. Lab, S. Lachat, P. Hudelson, C. Matis, S. Pautex and F. Chappuis

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:123

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  42. Content type: Research article

    As understandings of the impacts of end-of-life experiences on parents’ grief and bereavement increase, so too does the inclusion of bereaved parents into research studies exploring these experiences. However,...

    Authors: Ashleigh E. Butler, Helen Hall and Beverley Copnell

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:122

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  43. Content type: Correction

    After publication, the authors noticed some minor errors in “Nested qualitative sub-study” section, first paragraph of the section, page 7 of the published article.

    Authors: Anastasia K. Kalpakidou, Chris Todd, Vaughan Keeley, Jane Griffiths, Karen Spencer, Victoria Vickerstaff, Rumana Z. Omar and Patrick Stone

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:121

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    The original article was published in BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:101

  44. Content type: Research article

    The treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis represents one of the most significant challenges to global health. Despite guidance on improving treatment outcomes, there is little focus on how to support i...

    Authors: Joseph M. Sawyer, Rahul Asgr, Florence N. Todd Fordham and John D.H. Porter

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:120

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