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  1. While advance care planning (ACP) has been shown to improve the quality of end-of-life (EOL) communication and palliative care, it is rarely practiced in long term care (LTC) homes, where staff time to support...

    Authors: Tamara Sussman, Sharon Kaasalainen, Jack Lawrence, Paulette V. Hunter, Valerie Bourgeois-Guerin and Michelle Howard

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:121

    Content type: Research

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  2. Moving palliative care from a solely clinical focus to a more population based and community orientated approach is the hallmark of a much advocated public health approach to palliative care. Young adults are ...

    Authors: Anita Mallon, Felicity Hasson, Karen Casson, Paul Slater and Sonja McIlfatrick

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:120

    Content type: Research

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  3. Physicians’ decision-making for seriously ill patients with advanced dementia is of high importance, especially as the prevalence of dementia is rising rapidly, and includes many challenging ethical, medical a...

    Authors: Saila Haapasalmi, Reetta P. Piili, Riina Metsänoja, Pirkko-Liisa I. Kellokumpu-Lehtinen and Juho T. Lehto

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:119

    Content type: Research

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  4. Improving quality of palliative and end of life care in older people’s care homes is essential. Increasing numbers of people die in these settings, yet access to high quality palliative care is not routinely p...

    Authors: Jane Koerner, Nikki Johnston, Juliane Samara, Wai-Man Liu, Michael Chapman and Liz Forbat

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:118

    Content type: Research

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  5. The legal criteria for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) for adults with a grievous and irremediable medical condition were established in Canada in 2016. There has been concern that potentially reversible st...

    Authors: Madeline Li, Gilla K. Shapiro, Roberta Klein, Anne Barbeau, Anne Rydall, Jennifer A. H. Bell, Rinat Nissim, Sarah Hales, Camilla Zimmermann, Rebecca K. S. Wong and Gary Rodin

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:117

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. Understanding public attitudes towards death and dying is important to inform public policies around End of Life Care (EoLC). We studied the public attitudes towards death and dying in Wales.

    Authors: Ishrat Islam, Annmarie Nelson, Mirella Longo and Anthony Byrne

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:116

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Patients approaching the end of their life do not experience their existential and spiritual needs being sufficiently met by the healthcare professionals responsible for their care. Research suggest that this ...

    Authors: Wafie Hussein Chahrour, Niels Christian Hvidt, Elisabeth Assing Hvidt and Dorte Toudal Viftrup

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:115

    Content type: Research

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  8. An upstream approach to palliative care in the last 12 months of life delivered by primary care practices is often referred to as Primary Palliative Care (PPC). Implementing case management functions can suppo...

    Authors: Grace Warner, Lisa Garland Baird, Brendan McCormack, Robin Urquhart, Beverley Lawson, Cheryl Tschupruk, Erin Christian, Lori Weeks, Kothai Kumanan and Tara Sampalli

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:114

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Decisions regarding continuation or cessation of anticoagulation for patients with mechanical heart valves nearing the end of life represent a difficult balance of risks. The risk of suffering and disability t...

    Authors: Jonathan Raby, Victoria Bradley and Nikant Sabharwal

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:113

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Caring for individuals and their families with a life-limiting, symptomatic illness and those who are dying has long been an integral role of palliative care nurses. Yet, over the last two decades, the special...

    Authors: Sue Moran, Maria Bailey and Owen Doody

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:111

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Antithrombotics are frequently prescribed for patients with a limited life expectancy. In the last phase of life, when treatment is primarily focused on optimizing patients’ quality of life, the use of antithr...

    Authors: Bregje A.A. Huisman, Eric C.T. Geijteman, Jimmy J. Arevalo, Marianne K. Dees, Lia van Zuylen, Karolina M. Szadek, Agnes van der Heide and Monique A.H. Steegers

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:110

    Content type: Research

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  12. There is a growing interest among the developing countries on advance care planning (ACP) due to the reported benefits of planning ahead in the developed countries. Validated instruments in various languages h...

    Authors: Mun Kit Lim, Pauline Siew Mei Lai, Pei Se Wong, Sajaratulnisah Othman and Fadzilah Hanum Mohd Mydin

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:109

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Access to high-quality palliative care is inadequate for most people living and dying with serious illness. Policies aimed at optimising delivery of palliative and end of life care are an important mechanism t...

    Authors: Katherine E. Sleeman, Anna Timms, Juliet Gillam, Janet E. Anderson, Richard Harding, Elizabeth L. Sampson and Catherine J. Evans

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:108

    Content type: Article

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  14. This commentary describes the unusual self-portrait contributed by a 26-year-old receiving treatment for relapsing medulloblastoma to a photography project undertaken by a group of patients as part of the Yout...

    Authors: Andrea Ferrari, Alice Patriccioli, Matteo Silva, Matteo Davide Bonvicini and Maura Massimino

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:107

    Content type: Correspondence

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  15. The modern hospice movement is often recognised as a social movement. However, such understanding is primarily based on historic reflection and this approach has lacked theoretical exploration. There is a lack...

    Authors: Kuai In Tam, Elaine Haycock-Stuart and Sarah J. Rhynas

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:105

    Content type: Research

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  16. There is very limited evidence on the existence of cancer-related perceived stigma and self-blame among patients with advanced cancer in Asia, and how they are associated with psychosocial outcomes. This study...

    Authors: Nguyen Tuong Pham, Jia Jia Lee, Nhu Hiep Pham, Thi Do Quyen Phan, Khoa Tran, Hoai Bao Dang, Irene Teo, Chetna Malhotra, Eric A. Finkelstein and Semra Ozdemir

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:104

    Content type: Research article

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  17. End-stage cardiac and respiratory diseases are common in the UK. People with these end-stage conditions experience similar, or even worse, symptomatic suffering to cancer patients but are less likely to receiv...

    Authors: Hannah J. Fairlamb and Fliss E. M. Murtagh

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:103

    Content type: Research

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  18. At the time of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden, little was known about how effective our regular end-of-life care strategies would be for patients dying from COVID-19 in hospitals. The aim of...

    Authors: Lisa Martinsson, Jonas Bergström, Christel Hedman, Peter Strang and Staffan Lundström

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:102

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The extension of palliative care services to meet the needs of patients with chronic non-malignant life-limiting conditions faces misconceptions amongst healthcare professionals. A study of prevailing percepti...

    Authors: Jason Tay, Scott Compton, Gillian Phua, Qingyuan Zhuang, Shirlyn Neo, Guozhang Lee, Limin Wijaya, Min Chiam, Natalie Woong and Lalit Krishna

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:101

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Patients with cancer commonly experience pain and suffering at the end of life days. Community-based palliative care can improve the quality of life of terminally-ill cancer patients and provide them with a me...

    Authors: Suzanne Hojjat-Assari, Maryam Rassouli, Maxwell Madani and Heshmatolah Heydari

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:100

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Nursing homes are likely to become increasingly important as end-of-life care facilities. Previous studies indicate that individuals residing in these facilities have a high prevalence of end-of-life symptoms ...

    Authors: Emilio Mota-Romero, Ana Alejandra Esteban-Burgos, Daniel Puente-Fernández, María Paz García-Caro, Cesar Hueso-Montoro, Raquel Mercedes Herrero-Hahn and Rafael Montoya-Juárez

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:98

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Advance care planning (ACP), a process of communication about patients’ preferences for future medical care, should be initiated in a timely manner. Ideally situated for this initiation is the general practiti...

    Authors: Julie Stevens, Peter Pype, Kim Eecloo, Luc Deliens, Koen Pardon and Aline De Vleminck

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:97

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. Transitioning into palliative care is psychologically demanding for people with advanced cancer, and there is a need for acceptable and effective interventions to support this. We aimed to develop and pilot te...

    Authors: Nicholas J. Hulbert-Williams, Sabrina F. Norwood, David Gillanders, Anne M. Finucane, Juliet Spiller, Jenny Strachan, Susan Millington, Joseph Kreft and Brooke Swash

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:96

    Content type: Research

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  24. Views on advance care planning (ACP) has shifted from a focus solely on treatment decisions at the end-of-life and medically orientated advanced directives to encouraging conversations on personal values and l...

    Authors: Natasha Michael, Clare O’Callaghan, Ekavi Georgousopoulou, Adelaide Melia, Merlina Sulistio and David Kissane

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:95

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. To date, the establishment and development of palliative day-care clinics and day hospices in Germany have been completely unsystematic. Research is needed to gain insight into these services and to ensure the...

    Authors: Franziska A. Herbst, Stephanie Stiel, Kathrin Damm, Lea de Jong, Jona T. Stahmeyer and Nils Schneider

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:94

    Content type: Study protocol

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  26. Population ageing, an emphasis on home-based care of palliative patients and policies aimed at prolonging participation in the labour market are placing a growing demand on working family caregivers. This stud...

    Authors: Femmy M. Bijnsdorp, Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Cécile R.L. Boot, Allard J. van der Beek, Hanna T. Klop and H. Roeline W. Pasman

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:93

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Palliative care focuses on identifying, from a holistic perspective, the needs of those experiencing problems associated with life-threatening illnesses. As older people approach the end of their lives, they c...

    Authors: M. Sjöberg, A.-K. Edberg, B. H. Rasmussen and I. Beck

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:91

    Content type: Research

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  28. End-of-life care preferences may be highly individual, heterogenic, and variable according to culture and belief. This study aimed to explore preferences and factors associated with end-of-life care among Thai...

    Authors: Jarurin Pitanupong and Sahawit Janmanee

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:90

    Content type: Research

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  29. As the demand for palliative care increases, more information is needed on how efficient different types of palliative care models are for providing care to dying patients and their caregivers. Evidence on the...

    Authors: Xhyljeta Luta, Baptiste Ottino, Peter Hall, Joanna Bowden, Bee Wee, Joanne Droney, Julia Riley and Joachim Marti

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:89

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Palliative care can be demanding and stressful for providers. There is increasing recognition in the literature of the impact of caregiving in palliative care settings, including compassion fatigue and compass...

    Authors: Manal Hassan Baqeas, Jenny Davis and Beverley Copnell

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:88

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Since the establishment of a hospice in the year 2000 and the development of a palliative care ward in 2019, there is no study examining public’s knowledge of palliative care, nor preference of end of life car...

    Authors: Kuai In Tam, Sok Leng Che, Mingxia Zhu and Sok Man Leong

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:87

    Content type: Research

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  32. ENABLE (Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends) is a nurse coach-led, early palliative care model for patients with advanced cancer and their family caregivers. Content covered includes problem-solving, ad...

    Authors: Grace Meijuan Yang, J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Yi Han Foo, Ariel Hui Mei Chung, Nur Haidah Ahmad Kamal, Laurence Tan, Chou Chuen Yu, Le Mai Khanh, Audrey Rui Xuan Koh, Irene Teo, Sungwon Yoon and Marie Bakitas

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:86

    Content type: Research

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  33. Assessing the quality of structure and process of end-of-life care can help improve outcomes. There was currently no valid tool for this purpose in Mainland China. The aim of this study is to validate the Chin...

    Authors: Juanjuan Zhao, Liming You, Hongmei Tao and Frances Kam Yuet Wong

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:85

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Palliative care education has been carried out in some hospitals and palliative care has gradually developed in mainland China. However, the clinical research is sparse and whether primary palliative care educ...

    Authors: Qian Liu, Mingzhao Qin, Jian Zhou, Hui Zheng, Weiping Liu and Qi Shen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:84

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Studies in the West have demonstrated that appropriate informational support is a vital component of cancer care, with positive effects on both patients and their informal caregivers. Since little is known abo...

    Authors: Tao Wang, Alex Molassiotis, Betty Pui Man Chung, Si-Lin Zheng, Hou-Qiang Huang and Jing-Yu (Benjamin) Tan

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:83

    Content type: Article

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  36. Adult patients with hematologic malignancies are less likely to receive palliative care and more likely to accept intensive anti-cancer treatments until end-of-life than those with solid tumors, but limited da...

    Authors: Nobuyuki Yotani, Daisuke Shinjo, Motohiro Kato, Kimikazu Matsumoto, Kiyohide Fushimi and Yoshiyuki Kizawa

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:82

    Content type: Research article

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  37. In the Netherlands, healthcare professionals attending patients in the last phase of life, can consult an expert palliative care team (PCT) in case of complex problems. There are two types of PCTs: regional PC...

    Authors: Marijanne Engel, Arianne Stoppelenburg, Andrée van der Ark, Floor M. Bols, Johannis Bruggeman, Ellen C.J. Janssens-van Vliet, Johanna H. Kleingeld-van der Windt, Ingrid E. Pladdet, Angelique E.M.J. To-Baert, Lia van Zuylen and Agnes van der Heide

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:81

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Patients with advanced disease may not be invited to participate in research based on the assumption that participation would be too burdensome for them. The aim of this study was to explore how patients with ...

    Authors: Karolina Vlckova, Kristyna Polakova, Anna Tuckova, Adam Houska and Martin Loucka

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:80

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Based on the case of palliative care and euthanasia in the Netherlands, this paper presents an analysis of frames and counter-frames used in the ongoing public debate about these two intertwined topics. Each (...

    Authors: Baldwin Van Gorp, Gert Olthuis, Anneleen Vandekeybus and Jelle van Gurp

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:79

    Content type: Research

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  40. In recent years, spiritual well-being has gradually gained the attention of health care providers in China, especially those in oncology departments, who have recognized the importance of improving spiritual w...

    Authors: Yue Feng, Xingcan Liu, Tangwei Lin, Biru Luo, Qianqian Mou, Jianhua Ren and Jing Chen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:78

    Content type: Research

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  41. Advance care planning (ACP) enables persons to identify preferences for future treatment and care, and to discuss, record and review these preferences. However, the uptake of ACP among patients with chronic di...

    Authors: Doris van der Smissen, Judith A. C. Rietjens, Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen, Sandra van Dulmen, Agnes van der Heide and Ida J. Korfage

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:77

    Content type: Research

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  42. In Colombia, recent legislation regarding end-of-life decisions includes palliative sedation, advance directives and euthanasia. We analysed which aspects influence health professionals´ decisions regarding en...

    Authors: Angela Luna-Meza, Natalia Godoy-Casasbuenas, José Andrés Calvache, Eduardo Díaz-Amado, Fritz E. Gempeler Rueda, Olga Morales, Fabian Leal, Carlos Gómez-Restrepo and Esther de Vries

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:76

    Content type: Research

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  43. Previous research shows that many cancer-bereaved youths report unresolved grief several years after the death of a parent. Grief work hypothesis suggests that, in order to heal, the bereaved needs to process ...

    Authors: Tove Bylund-Grenklo, Dröfn Birgisdóttir, Kim Beernaert, Tommy Nyberg, Viktor Skokic, Jimmie Kristensson, Gunnar Steineck, Carl Johan Fürst and Ulrika Kreicbergs

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:75

    Content type: Research

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  44. Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) has been frequently used to estimate the survival time of palliative care patients. The objective was to determine the associations between the PPS and survival time among ca...

    Authors: Patcharaporn Prompantakorn, Chaisiri Angkurawaranon, Kanokporn Pinyopornpanish, Lalita Chutarattanakul, Chanchanok Aramrat, Chanapat Pateekhum and Nisachol Dejkriengkraikul

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:74

    Content type: Research

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  45. Although the importance of palliative care in pediatric patients has been emphasized, many health care providers have difficulty determining when patients should be referred to the palliative care team. The Pa...

    Authors: In Gyu Song, Seung Yeon Kwon, Yoon Jung Chang, Min Sun Kim, Sung Hoon Jeong, Seung Min Hahn, Kyu Tae Han, So-Jung Park and Jin Young Choi

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:73

    Content type: Research

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