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Table 4 Top 5 Recommendations across all levels (MACRO, MESO and MICRO)

From: Disseminating research findings using a massive online open course for maximising impact and developing recommendations for practice

No.RecommendationMeanSD
6National palliative care regulations and policies should be extended to apply to all patients with palliative care needs, not just those with cancer/ Palliative care regulations and policies should be extended to apply to non-cancer patients as well (for example COPD, heart failure and dementia).8.59/
8.52
0.94/
1.11
25Integrated palliative care should encompass different dimensions of care including physical, psychological and spiritual aspects.8.580.95
26Integrated palliative care should involve assessments which are regularly updated and shared with other healthcare professionals within the care team.8.450.97
13Palliative care should be integrated into mandatory education for undergraduate medical, health and social care professionals.8.421.21
22Access to readily available and affordable essential medicines are necessary for integrated palliative care.8.421.2