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  1. Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) bereaved by the death of a parent or sibling from cancer report unique psychosocial needs and can have difficulty adjusting to their loss. Unaddressed, this can result in po...

    Authors: Pandora Patterson, Fiona E. J. McDonald, Elizabeth Kelly-Dalgety, Bianca Lavorgna, Barbara L. Jones, Anna E. Sidis and Thomasin Powell

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:64

    Content type: Research

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  2. Cancer is a leading cause of death in Korea. To protect the autonomy and dignity of terminally ill patients, the Life-Sustaining Treatment Decision-Making Act (LST-Act) came into full effect in Korea in Februa...

    Authors: Hyeyeong Kim, Hyeon-Su Im, Kyong Og Lee, Young Joo Min, Jae-Cheol Jo, Yunsuk Choi, Yoo Jin Lee, Daseul Kang, Changyoung Kim, Su-Jin Koh and Jaekyung Cheon

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:63

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  3. Team-based and timely integrated palliative care is a gold standard of care in oncology, but issues concerning its optimal organization remain. Palliative Care in Day-Hospital (PCDH) could be one of the most e...

    Authors: Laura Thery, Amélie Anota, Lorraine Waechter, Celine Laouisset, Timothee Marchal, Alexis Burnod, Elisabeth Angellier, Oum El Kheir Djoumakh, Clemence Thebaut, Anne Brédart, Sylvie Dolbeault, Jean-Christophe Mino and Carole Bouleuc

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:61

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. Inequities in the provision of palliative care for people with cardiac disease have been well documented in the literature. Despite experiencing significant palliative care needs, those with cardiac disease ar...

    Authors: Jackie Robinson, Caitlin Pilbeam, Hetty Goodwin, Deborah Raphael, Susan Waterworth and Merryn Gott

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:60

    Content type: Research Article

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  5. The goal of palliative care is to prevent and alleviate a suffering of incurable ill patients. A continuous intersectoral palliative care is important. The aim of this study is to analyse the continuity of pal...

    Authors: Laura Rehner, Kilson Moon, Wolfgang Hoffmann and Neeltje van den Berg

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:59

    Content type: Research

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  6. It has recently been emphasized that the unmet needs of cancer patients should be evaluated more holistically, for example, by exploring caregivers’ perspectives and cross cultural differences. This study expl...

    Authors: Jeehee Pyo, Minsu Ock, Mina Lee, Juhee Kim, Jaekyung Cheon, Juhee Cho, Jung Hye Kwon, Hyeyeoung Kim, Hyeon-Su Im, Young Joo Min and Su-Jin Koh

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:58

    Content type: Research Article

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  7. Hospital admissions for end-of-life care are increasing exponentially across the world. Significant numbers of health professionals are now required to provide end-of-life care with minimal training. Many heal...

    Authors: Deidre D Morgan, Caroline Litster, Megan Winsall, Kim Devery and Deb Rawlings

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:57

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Dealing with the spiritual needs of patients has been recognized as one of the principles of holistic care in nursing. Therefore, it is necessary for nurses to deal with the spiritual issues of patients. Also,...

    Authors: Fatemeh Merati-Fashi, Behnam Khaledi-Paveh, Hadis Mosafer and Abbas Ebadi

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:56

    Content type: Research Article

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  9. Rapid implementation of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) across care settings has challenged providers and organizations, including hospices, to develop and implement new modes of practice. The aim of this s...

    Authors: Shannon Freeman, Davina Banner and Valerie Ward

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:55

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The denial of death in Western society deprives young people of the tools to derive meaning from experiences of death and dying. Literature shows that death education may allow them to become familiar with thi...

    Authors: Ines Testoni, Lorenza Palazzo, Lucia Ronconi, Stefania Donna, Paolo Francesco Cottone and Michael Alexander Wieser

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:54

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Health-related quality of life is recognized as a key outcome in chronic disease management, including kidney disease. With no national healthcare coverage for hemodialysis, Ugandan patients struggle to pay fo...

    Authors: Peace Bagasha, Elizabeth Namukwaya, Mhoira Leng, Robert Kalyesubula, Edrisa Mutebi, Ronald Naitala, Elly Katabira and Mila Petrova

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:52

    Content type: Research article

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  12. In many countries, nurses are ill-prepared to provide care to patients with terminal illnesses. Limited education and training affect their ability to deliver proper palliative care. Only a few studies have ex...

    Authors: Yanping Hao, Lixuan Zhan, Meiling Huang, Xianying Cui, Ying Zhou and En Xu

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:50

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Our objective was to perform the translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and validation of the Quality Care Questionnaire-Palliative Care (QCQ-PC) into Brazilian Portuguese for cancer patients in palliative ca...

    Authors: Vinício dos Santos Barros, Daniela Bassi-Dibai, André Pontes-Silva, Laíla Silva Linhares Barros, Adriana Sousa Rêgo, Cid André Fidelis-de-Paula-Gomes and Almir Vieira Dibai-Filho

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:49

    Content type: Research Article

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  14. Due to the ageing population in Hong Kong, the importance and need of palliative care and end-of-life (EOL) care are coming under the spotlight. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the attitudes of e...

    Authors: Kwun Hang Wong, Li Chuan Marc Yang, Kam Wing Raymond Woo, Oi Fung Wong, Wing Yan Kwong, Choi Fung Tse, Shing Kit Tommy Lam, Hing Man Ma, Chau Hung Albert Lit, Hiu Fai Ho and Yau Ngai Shih

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:48

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Legal issues are common in chronic illness. These include matters of daily life, such as problems with employment, finances and housing, where rights or entitlements are prescribed by law. They also include pl...

    Authors: Helen Close, Kamal Sidhu, Hazel Genn, Jonathan Ling and Colette Hawkins

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:47

    Content type: Research Article

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  16. Current consensus recognizes the benefits of early intervention in palliative care consultation teams (PCCTs). As consultants, we should now attempt to improve the quality of our teams by utilizing a method ma...

    Authors: Noriyuki Kawabata and Mikio Nin

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:46

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Radiation-induced mucositis (RIM) pain confers substantial morbidity for head and neck cancer (HNC) patients undergoing radiotherapy alone (RT) or chemoradiotherapy (CRT), often reducing treatment compliance. ...

    Authors: Sondos Zayed, Pencilla Lang, Lucas C. Mendez, Nancy Read, Jinka Sathya, Varagur Venkatesan, Dwight E. Moulin, Andrew Warner and David A. Palma

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:45

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. Palliative care is recognised as a public health issue with the need for earlier integration in the wider healthcare system. However, research indicates that it continues to be accessed late in the course of a...

    Authors: Sonja McIlfatrick, Paul Slater, Esther Beck, Olufikayo Bamidele, Sharon McCloskey, Karen Carr, Deborah Muldrew, Lisa Hanna-Trainor and Felicity Hasson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:44

    Content type: Research article

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  19. An important aspect of end-of-life care is the place of death. A majority of cancer patients prefer home death to hospital death. At the same time, the actual location of death is often against patient’s last-...

    Authors: Jonas Nilsson, Georg Holgersson, Gustav Ullenhag, Malin Holmgren, Bertil Axelsson, Tobias Carlsson, Michael Bergqvist and Stefan Bergström

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:43

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Dyspnea is a common trigger of emergency department visits among terminally ill and cancer patients. Frequent emergency department (ED) visits at the end of life are an indicator of poor-quality care. We exami...

    Authors: Hua-Shui Hsu, Tai-Hsien Wu, Chin-Yu Lin, Ching-Chun Lin, Tsung-Po Chen and Wen-Yuan Lin

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:42

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Written clinical communication regarding patients’ disease understanding and values may facilitate goal-concordant care, yet little is known about the quality of electronic health record (EHR) documentation. W...

    Authors: Natalie C. Ernecoff, Kathryn L. Wessell, William A. Wood, Gary S. Winzelberg, Frances A. Collichio and Laura C. Hanson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:41

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Measurement of patient-centred outcomes enables clinicians to focus on patient and family priorities and enables quality of palliative care to be assessed.

    Authors: Victoria Jane En Long, Yin Bun Cheung, Debra Qu, Katherine Lim, Guozhang Lee, Alethea C. P. Yee, Ping Guo, Richard Harding and Grace Meijuan Yang

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:40

    Content type: Research

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  23. ‘PACE Steps to Success’ is a multicomponent training program aiming to integrate generalist and non-disease-specific palliative care in nursing homes. This program did not improve residents’ comfort in the las...

    Authors: Rose Miranda, Tinne Smets, Nele Van Den Noortgate, Jenny T. van der Steen, Luc Deliens, Sheila Payne, Katarzyna Szczerbińska, Sophie Pautex, Liesbeth Van Humbeeck, Giovanni Gambassi, Marika Kylänen and Lieve Van den Block

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:39

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Patient-centered care is one of the main components in providing palliative care for cancer patients. This issue has been the subject of numerous studies and practices in nursing for many years. Few studies, h...

    Authors: Mir Hossein Aghaei, Zohreh Vanaki and Eesa Mohammadi

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:38

    Content type: Research article

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  25. When discussing treatment options and future care, it is important to understand the expectations of patients and family caregivers related to palliative chemotherapy and to identify patterns in patients’ qual...

    Authors: Tine Ikander, Stefan Starup Jeppesen, Olfred Hansen, Mette Raunkiær and Karin Brochstedt Dieperink

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:37

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Palliative care (PC) development cannot only be assessed from a specialized provision perspective. Recently, PC integration into other health systems has been identified as a component of specialized developme...

    Authors: Natalia Arias-Casais, Eduardo Garralda, Miguel Antonio Sánchez-Cárdenas, John Y. Rhee and Carlos Centeno

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:36

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Identification of patients who might benefit from palliative care among countries with different socioeconomic and medical contexts is challenging. The Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool for a Low-...

    Authors: Supakorn Sripaew, Orapan Fumaneeshoat and Thammasin Ingviya

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:35

    Content type: Research article

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  28. One of the strategies to promote the quality of palliative care in non-specialised settings is the appointment of palliative care nurse champions. It is unclear what the most effective model to implement the c...

    Authors: Marijanne Engel, Lia van Zuylen, Andrée van der Ark and Agnes van der Heide

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:34

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Ideally, patients with life-threatening illness who are suffering from multiple symptoms and reduced quality of life should receive palliative care that addresses their specific needs. The many well-defined cl...

    Authors: Elizabeth Rosted, Birgit Aabom, Bibi Hølge-Hazelton and Mette Raunkiær

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:33

    Content type: Research Article

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  30. Nurses’ palliative and hospice care-specific education is associated with the quality of palliative and hospice care that influences health outcomes of patients with life-limiting illnesses and their caregiver...

    Authors: Zhijie Zou, Jinbing Bai, Yaohua Gu, Qihua Zou, Canhua Xiao, Jiong Yang, Qing Zhang and Mark Lazenby

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:32

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Providing psychological support to people living with terminal illness is a fundamental part of hospice care. Recent research on delivery of psychological services in hospices in the United Kingdom (UK) on a n...

    Authors: Daisy McInnerney, Bridget Candy, Patrick Stone, Nicola Atkin, Joana Johnson, Syd Hiskey and Nuriye Kupeli

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:31

    Content type: Research Article

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  32. Spirituality is a fundamental, intrinsic aspect of human beings and should be a core component of quality palliative care. There is an urgent need to train hospice palliative care teams (HPCTs) to enhance thei...

    Authors: Kyung-Ah Kang, Shin-Jeong Kim, Do-Bong Kim, Myung-Hee Park, Soo-Jin Yoon, Sung-Eun Choi, Young-Sim Choi and Su-Jin Koh

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:30

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The evaluation of care strategies at the end of life is particularly important due to the globally increasing proportion of very old people in need of care. The ICECAP-Supportive Care Measure is a self-complet...

    Authors: Uta Gühne, Marie Dorow, Jessica Grothe, Janine Stein, Margrit Löbner, Judith Dams, Joanna Coast, Philip Kinghorn, Hans-Helmut König and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:29

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Type I endometrial cancer is the most common gynaecological tumour in developed countries and its incidence is increasing also because of population aging. The aim of this work is to test the feasibility and s...

    Authors: Barbara Gardella, Mattia Dominoni, Stefano Bogliolo, Chiara Cassani, Giulia Vittoria Carletti, Annalisa De Silvestri and Arsenio Spinillo

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:28

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The children’s agency and that exercised by parents and health professionals in palliative care, along with structural limitations imposed by the conditions of inequality, will provide a new perspective from m...

    Authors: Martina Fay, Jessica Guadarrama, Tirsa Colmenares-Roa, Iraís Moreno-Licona, Ana Gabriela Cruz-Martin and Ingris Peláez-Ballestas

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:27

    Content type: Research article

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  36. A key aim of palliative care is to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. To help ensure quality of life for the families of patients with migrant backgrounds, this study sought insights i...

    Authors: X. de Voogd, D. L. Willems, M. Torensma, B. D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen and J. L. Suurmond

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:26

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Cancer-related pain is a complicated symptom that often coincides with fatigue, depression, and anxiety. Although many safe treatments are available, inadequate control of Cancer-related pain continues to lead...

    Authors: Ameena Mohammed Al-Ansari, Wafaa Mostafa Abd-El-Gawad, Sobhi Mostafa AboSerea, Eman El Sayed ElShereafy, Fatma Abdel Shakor Ali and Mohammed Abd Elaziz ElSayed

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:25

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Home hospitalization at the end of life can sometimes be perturbed by unplanned hospital admissions (UHAs, defined as any admission that is not part of a preplanned care procedure), which increase the likeliho...

    Authors: Vincent Gamblin, Chloé Prod’homme, Adrien Lecoeuvre, André -Michel Bimbai, Joël Luu, Pierre-Alexandre Hazard, Arlette Da Silva, Stéphanie Villet, Marie-Cécile Le Deley and Nicolas Penel

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:24

    Content type: Research article

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  39. High quality serious illness communication requires good understanding of patients’ values and beliefs for their treatment at end of life. Natural Language Processing (NLP) offers a reliable and scalable metho...

    Authors: Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, Robert Gramling, Kelly Gothard, Maarten Kroesen and Caspar Chorus

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:23

    Content type: Research article

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  40. A primary brain cancer diagnosis is a distressing, life changing event. It adversely affects the quality of life for the person living with brain cancer and their families (‘carers’). Timely access to evidence...

    Authors: Isabelle Schaefer, Nicole Heneka, Tim Luckett, Meera R. Agar, Suzanne K. Chambers, David C. Currow, Georgia Halkett, Domenica Disalvo, Ingrid Amgarth-Duff, Cleola Anderiesz and Jane L. Phillips

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:22

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Globally, different age groups in the elderly population have experienced major shifts over time. Human life expectancy doubled from the 19th to the twentieth century and has increased to 80 years in the twent...

    Authors: Tzu-Yin Lee, Henny Dwi Susanti, Kuo-Chen Hung, Su-Yueh Yang, Hui-Fen Fang, Jia-Ruey Tsai, Jeng-Fong Chiou and Min-Huey Chung

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:21

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Serious adverse event reporting guidelines have largely been developed for pharmaceutical trials. There is evidence that serious adverse events, such as psychological distress, can also occur in non-pharmaceut...

    Authors: Lesley Dunleavy, Danni Collingridge Moore, Ida Korfage, Sheila Payne, Catherine Walshe and Nancy Preston

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:19

    Content type: Review

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  43. Specialist palliative care (SPC) providers tend to use the term ‘complex’ to refer to the needs of patients who require SPC. However, little is known about complex needs on first referral to a SPC service. We ...

    Authors: Anne M. Finucane, Connie Swenson, John I. MacArtney, Rachel Perry, Hazel Lamberton, Lucy Hetherington, Lisa Graham-Wisener, Scott A. Murray and Emma Carduff

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:18

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Many children with serious illnesses are receiving palliative and end-of-life care from pediatric palliative and hospice care teams at home (PPHC@Home). Despite the growth in PPHC@Home, no standardized measure...

    Authors: Jackelyn Y. Boyden, Chris Feudtner, Janet A. Deatrick, Kimberley Widger, Gwenn LaRagione, Blyth Lord and Mary Ersek

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:17

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) account for less than 1% of all malignancies. Approximately 50% of the patients develop metastases with limited survival in the course of their disease. For those patients, palliativ...

    Authors: F. Brandes, J. K. Striefler, A. Dörr, M. Schmiester, S. Märdian, G. Koulaxouzidis, D. Kaul, A. Behzadi, P. Thuss-Patience, J. Ahn, U. Pelzer, L. Bullinger and A. Flörcken

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:16

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Effective communication in support of clinical decision-making is central to the pediatric cancer care experience for families. A new laboratory derived pharmacogenetic test (LDT) that can diagnose difficult-t...

    Authors: Cristina Longo, Vasiliki Rahimzadeh and Gillian Bartlett

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:15

    Content type: Research article

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