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Table 5 Comparison of core themes between reviews of research in Ireland

From: Examining palliative and end of life care research in Ireland within a global context: a systematic mapping review of the evidence

2002–2012 Themes 2012–2017 Themes
Specific groups/populations Specific groups, services, and settings
Services and settings
Management of symptoms Symptom management
Bereavement End of life care and bereavement
Death and dying
Communication and education Identification, communication and education
Complementary and alternative medicine/intervention Experiences, perceptions, and needs
Spirituality Methodology and Evaluation