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  1. Palliative care remains key in assisting patients who have life-threatening conditions. In most low- and middle-income countries, it is often offered through a centralized system with limitations, including Ma...

    Authors: Atupere S. Phiri, Manuel Mulwafu, Haules Robbins Zaniku, Moses Banda Aron, Judith Kanyema, Stellar Chibvunde, Enoch Ndarama, Grace Momba, Fabien Munyaneza, Lameck Thambo, Chiyembekezo Kachimanga and Beatrice Matanje
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:132
  2. The COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey and around the world has had a profound impact on the families of terminally ill patients. In this challenging period, investigating the spiritual care perceptions and religious...

    Authors: Zuhal Cetın and Betul Ozen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:131
  3. Globally, children with cancer often experience delays in palliative care referral or are infrequently referred. Therefore, we conducted a qualitative study to gain insight from paediatric oncologists into wha...

    Authors: Naveen Salins, Krithika Rao, Anuja Damani, Sean Hughes and Nancy Preston
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:130
  4. To better understand the type of care offered to Italian patients with advanced breast cancer at the End-of-Life (EoL), we conducted a retrospective observational study. EoL was defined as the period of six mo...

    Authors: Irene Giannubilo, Linda Battistuzzi, Eva Blondeaux, Tommaso Ruelle, Francesca Benedetta Poggio, Giulia Buzzatti, Alessia D’Alonzo, Federica Della Rovere, Maria Maddalena Latocca, Chiara Molinelli, Maria Grazia Razeti, Simone Nardin, Luca Arecco, Marta Perachino, Diletta Favero, Roberto Borea…
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:129
  5. Values are broadly understood to have implications for how individuals make decisions and cope with serious illness stressors, yet it remains uncertain how patients and their family and friend caregivers discu...

    Authors: Avery C. Bechthold, Colleen K. McIlvennan, Daniel D. Matlock, Deborah B. Ejem, Rachel D. Wells, Jesse LeJeune, Marie A. Bakitas and J. Nicholas Odom
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:128
  6. Pediatric palliative care supports children and young adults with life-limiting conditions and their families, seeking to minimize suffering and enhance quality of life. This study evaluates the impact of spec...

    Authors: Cho Hee Kim, Jung Lee, Ji Weon Lee and Min Sun Kim
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:127
  7. Nursing homes and other long-term care services account for a disparate share of COVID-19 cases and casualties worldwide. During COVID-19 there is a distinct need to preserve a holistic view of the wellbeing o...

    Authors: Owen Doody, John Lombard, Tara Delamere and Mary Rabbitte
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:126
  8. Ex-ante identification of the last year in life facilitates a proactive palliative approach. Machine learning models trained on electronic health records (EHR) demonstrate promising performance in cancer progn...

    Authors: Qingyuan Zhuang, Alwin Yaoxian Zhang, Ryan Shea Tan Ying Cong, Grace Meijuan Yang, Patricia Soek Hui Neo, Daniel SW Tan, Melvin LK Chua, Iain Beehuat Tan, Fuh Yong Wong, Marcus Eng Hock Ong, Sean Shao Wei Lam and Nan Liu
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:124
  9. Advance care planning (ACP) describes the process of supporting individuals at any age or stage of health to consider and share their personal values, life goals, and preferences regarding future health care. ...

    Authors: Ashfaq Chauhan, Upma Chitkara, Ramya Walsan, Ursula M. Sansom-Daly, Elizabeth Manias, Davinia Seah, Angie Dalli, Nadine El-Kabbout, Thit Tieu, Mashreka Sarwar, Misbah Faiz, Nancy Huang, Vitor Moraes Rocha, Abhijit Pal and Reema Harrison
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:123
  10. Annually, approximately five per cent of dependent children — aged under eighteen years — in the United Kingdom (UK), experience parental death. Nurses and social workers caring for parents with life-limiting ...

    Authors: Penny Franklin, Anne Arber and Emma Ream
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:122
  11. Indigenous palliative persons and their families often have different values, spiritual traditions, and practices from Western culture and Canadian health systems. Additionally, many healthcare policies and pr...

    Authors: Russell Dawe, Jack Penashue, Mary Pia Benuen, Anastasia Qupee, Andrea Pike, Melanie van Soeren, Carolyn Sturge Sparkes, Mercy Winsor, Kristin Harris Walsh, Hiliary Hasan and Nathaniel Pollock
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:121
  12. In the Netherlands, palliative care is provided by generalist healthcare professionals (HCPs) if possible and by palliative care specialists if necessary. However, it still needs to be clarified what specialis...

    Authors: Ingrid van Zuilekom, Suzanne Metselaar, Fleur Godrie, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen and Harmieke van Os-Medendorp
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:120
  13. In order to mitigate the distress associated with life limiting conditions it is essential for all health professionals not just palliative care specialists to identify people with deteriorating health and unm...

    Authors: Melanie Mahura, Brigitte Karle, Louise Sayers, Felicity Dick-Smith and Rosalind Elliott
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:119
  14. To strengthen palliative care for children in the Nordic countries, an updated status of current needs, resources, clinical services, education, and research is necessary to align and consolidate future resear...

    Authors: Anette Winger, Heidi Holmen, Dröfn Birgisdóttir, Camilla Lykke, Malin Lövgren, Mette Asbjoern Neergaard, Marika Grönroos, Johanna Kero, Oddný Kristinsdóttir, Ásta Bjarney Pétursdóttir and Charlotte Castor
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:118
  15. The integral model of Palliative Care recognizes the community as essential element in improving quality of life of patients and families. It is necessary to find a formula that allows the community to have a ...

    Authors: Pilar Barnestein-Fonseca, Alicia Nebro-Gil, Virginia P. Aguiar-Leiva, Eva Víbora-Martín, Inmaculada Ruiz-Torreras and Maria Luisa Martín-Rosello
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:117
  16. Needs-based, patient-oriented palliative care includes palliative day care clinics as a specialized semi-inpatient care offer. However, the establishment and development of these facilities has been unsystemat...

    Authors: Stephanie Stiel, Alexandra Ernst, Beate Apolinarski, Hanna A. A. Röwer, Lea de Jong, Birte Burger, Sabrina Schütte, Nils Schneider, Kathrin Damm, Jona T. Stahmeyer and Franziska A. Herbst
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:116
  17. Motor Neurone Disease (MND) leads to muscle weakening, affecting movement, speech, and breathing. Home mechanical ventilation, particularly non-invasive ventilation (NIV), is used to alleviate symptoms and sup...

    Authors: Eleanor Wilson, Jonathan Palmer, Alison Armstrong, Ben Messer, Edward Presswood and Christina Faull
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:115
  18. Despite a large burden of life-limitingillness, there exists a dearth of services of palliative care in Pakistan. International guidelines have questionable applicability in Pakistan due to the socioeconomic d...

    Authors: Syeda Amrah Hashmi, Russell Seth Martins, Annum Ishtiaq, Nashia Ali Rizvi, Mohsin Ali Mustafa, Alina Pervez, Ayra Siddiqui, Syeda Fatima Shariq, Sarah Nadeem, Adil H. Haider and Muhammad Atif Waqar
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:112
  19. In response to the rapid aging population and increasing number of cancer patients, discussions on dignified end-of-life (EoL) decisions are active around the world. Therefore, this study aimed to identify the...

    Authors: Il Yun, Eun-Cheol Park, Chung Mo Nam, Jaeyong Shin, Suk-Yong Jang and Sung-In Jang
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:111
  20. Many associations have recently recommended early integration of oncology and palliative care for more standard cancer care and better quality of life. We aimed to create a questionnaire to assess the opinion ...

    Authors: Abdulrahman Abdulaziz Abdullah, Wafaa Mostafa Abd-El-Gawad, Sobhi Mostafa AboSerea, Fatma AbdelShakor Ali and Saima Ali
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:109
  21. Medications are commonly used for symptom control in cancer patients at the end of life. This study aimed to evaluate medication utilization among home care palliative patients with cancer at the end of life a...

    Authors: Amani El Mughrabi, Sewar S. Salmany, Batool Aljarrat, Ala’a Dabbous and Haya Ayyalawwad
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:108
  22. Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) was legalized in Canada in 2016 and amended in 2021. At the time that this study was conducted, the federal government was considering expanding the eligibility criteria to i...

    Authors: Monique Sedgwick, Julia Brassolotto and Alessandro Manduca-Barone
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:107
  23. As pediatricians play a vital role in pediatric palliative care (PPC), understanding their perspectives toward PPC is important. PPC is established for a long time in Belgium, but has a shorter tradition in Ch...

    Authors: Yajing Zhong, Alice Cavolo, Veerle Labarque, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé and Chris Gastmans
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:106
  24. The Hospice and Palliative Care Act of 2015 aimed at developing and regulating the provision of palliative care (PC) services in Germany. As a result of the legal changes, people with incurable diseases should...

    Authors: Katharina van Baal, Melissa Hemmerling, Jona Theodor Stahmeyer, Stephanie Stiel and Kambiz Afshar
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:105
  25. The practice of continuous palliative sedation until death is the subject of much medical and ethical debate, which is reflected in the inconsistency that persists in the literature regarding the definition an...

    Authors: Alexandra Guité-Verret, Jessica Boivin, Andrew M. R. Hanna, James Downar, Shirley H. Bush, Isabelle Marcoux, Diane Guay, Diane Tapp, Julie Lapenskie and Bruno Gagnon
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:104
  26. Chronic lung disease affects nearly 37 million Americans and often results in significant quality of life impairment and healthcare burden. Despite guidelines calling for palliative care (PC) integration into ...

    Authors: Jeannette Kates, Carrie Tompkins Stricker, Kristin L. Rising, Alexzandra T. Gentsch, Ellen Solomon, Victoria Powers, Venise J. Salcedo and Brooke Worster
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:103
  27. Advanced cancer patients with good Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (score 0–1) are underrepresented in current qualitative reports compared with their dying counterparts.

    Authors: Ping Chen, Mingfu Ding, Changlin Li, Yujuan Long, Deng Pan, Li Ma, Taiguo Liu and Cheng Yi
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:102
  28. This study addresses the issue of shared decision-making (SDM) in a Norwegian home-based palliative care setting. The significance of patient involvement in SDM is widely acknowledged, and many patients want t...

    Authors: Sandra Jahr Svendsen, Ellen Karine Grov and Katrine Staats
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:101
  29. Breathlessness is a prevalent symptom affecting the quality of life (QOL) of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) patients. This systematic review explored the interventions for controlling breathlessness in AL...

    Authors: Catarina Bico Filipe, Nuno Reis Carreira and Paulo Reis-Pina
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:100
  30. Research evidence suggests that a lack of engagement with palliative care and advance care planning could be attributed to a lack of knowledge, presence of misconceptions and stigma within the general public. ...

    Authors: Rachel Black, Felicity Hasson, Paul Slater, Esther Beck and Sonja McIlfatrick
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:98
  31. Existing literature suggests multiple potential roles for community health volunteers (CHVs) in the provision of palliative care (PC) in low- and middle-income countries. In Kenya the role of CHV in the provis...

    Authors: Hussein Elias, Evelyne Kisembe, Sarah Nyariki, Ivan Kiplimo, James Amisi, Juli Boit, Allison Tarus, Naseem Mohamed and Kenneth Cornetta
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:97
  32. Palliative care lower medical expenses and enhances quality of life, but misconception with euthanasia delays timely care and makes inappropriate patient management.

    Authors: Lalita Chutarattanakul, Viriya Jarusukthavorn, Nisachol Dejkriengkraikul, Myo Zin Oo, Soe Sandi Tint, Chaisiri Angkurawaranon and Nutchar Wiwatkunupakarn
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:96
  33. Informal caregivers are key support for patients with progressive incurable diseases. However, their own needs often remain unmet. Therefore, we developed, manualised and implemented the intervention “Being an...

    Authors: Tabea Theißen, Anneke Ullrich, Karin Oechsle, Julia Wikert, Carsten Bokemeyer and Aneta Schieferdecker
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:95

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  34. Our aim was to assess temporal trends and compare quality indicators related to Palliative and End-of-Life Care (PEoLC) experienced by people dying of cancer (trajectory I), organ-failure (Trajectory II), and ...

    Authors: Arnaud Duhoux, Emilie Allard, Denis Hamel, Martin Sasseville, Sarah Dumaine, Morgane Gabet and Marie-Hélène Guertin
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:93
  35. Pediatric palliative care (PPC) seeks to enhance the quality of life (QoL) for both children and their families. While most studies within PPC have focused on the ill child’s QoL, less is known about parents’ ...

    Authors: Trine Brun Kittelsen, Vibeke Bruun Lorentsen, Charlotte Castor, Anja Lee, Lisbeth Gravdal Kvarme and Anette Winger
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:92
  36. The need for primary care physicians to be heavily involved in the provision of palliative care is growing. International agencies and practice standards advocate for early palliative care and the use of speci...

    Authors: Tabitha Gyanewaa Quaidoo, Barbara Adu, Merri Iddrisu, Frema Osei-Tutu, Candace Baaba, Yekua Quiadoo and Collins Atta Poku
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:90
  37. A standardized national approach to routinely assessing palliative care patients helps improve patient outcomes. However, a quality improvement program-based on person centered outcomes within palliative care ...

    Authors: Yunyun Dai, Claire E Johnson, Jinfeng Ding, Yongyi Chen, Alanna Connolly, Lianjun Wang and Barbara A Daveson
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:89
  38. End-of-life (EoL) care volunteers in hospitals are a novel approach to support patients and their close ones. The iLIVE Volunteer Study supported hospital volunteer coordinators from five European countries to...

    Authors: Berivan Yildiz, Agnes van der Heide, Misa Bakan, Grethe Skorpen Iversen, Dagny Faksvåg Haugen, Tamsin McGlinchey, Ruthmarijke Smeding, John Ellershaw, Claudia Fischer, Judit Simon, Eva Vibora-Martin, Inmaculada Ruiz-Torreras and Anne Goossensen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:88
  39. As many patients are spending their last days in critical care units, it is essential that they receive appropriate end-of -life care. However, cultural differences, ethical dilemmas and preference practices c...

    Authors: Nabat Almalki, Breidge Boyle and Peter O’Halloran
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:87
  40. Harmful use of illicit drugs and/or alcohol is linked to life-limiting illness and complex health and social care needs, but people who use substances and have complex needs do not receive timely palliative ca...

    Authors: Lucy Webb, Gemma Yarwood, Gary Witham, Sam Wright and Sarah Galvani
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:86
  41. There is a severe shortage of corneas for donation, globally, for transplantation and research purposes. One group of individuals who could potentially be donors are those who die within the inpatient palliati...

    Authors: Chirag Patel, Mitchell Nicmanis, Anna Chur-Hansen and Gregory B. Crawford
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:85
  42. The interdisciplinary realm of medical humanities explores narratives and experiences that can enhance medical education for physicians through perspective-taking and reflective practice. However, there is a g...

    Authors: Eng-Koon Ong, U-Tong Emily Tan, Min Chiam and Wen Shan Sim
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:84
  43. Due to limited numbers of palliative care specialists and/or resources, accessing palliative care remains limited in many low and middle-income countries. Data science methods, such as rule-based algorithms an...

    Authors: Pawita Limsomwong, Thammasin Ingviya and Orapan Fumaneeshoat
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:83

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