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Ethics, organization and policy

Section edited by Jan Schildmann

This section considers submissions that focus on the development, outcomes or discussion of ethical issues and policies within the practice of palliative care and medicine.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Only limited data are available concerning the diseases managed before death and hospital palliative care (HPC) use according to place of death in France. We therefore conducted an observational study based on...

    Authors: Claire Poulalhon, Laureen Rotelli-Bihet, Sébastien Moine, Anne Fagot-Campagna, Régis Aubry and Philippe Tuppin

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:75

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Health service administrators make decisions regarding how to best use limited resources to have the most significant impact. Service siting models are tools that can help in this capacity. Here we build on ou...

    Authors: V. A. Crooks, M. Giesbrecht, H. Castleden, N. Schuurman, M. Skinner and A. Williams

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:59

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Hospital costs and cost drivers in palliative care are poorly analysed. It remains unknown whether current German Diagnosis-Related Groups, mainly relying on main diagnosis or procedure, reproduce costs adequa...

    Authors: Matthias Vogl, Eva Schildmann, Reiner Leidl, Farina Hodiamont, Helen Kalies, Bernd Oliver Maier, Marcus Schlemmer, Susanne Roller and Claudia Bausewein

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:58

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  4. Content type: Research article

    On February 6th, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that competent adults suffering intolerably from a grievous and irremediable medical condition have the right to the assistance of a physician in ending...

    Authors: Patricia Hizo-Abes, Lauren Siegel and Gil Schreier

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:56

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Family carers manage a wide range of responsibilities in the lives and care of patients receiving palliative care. They fulfil multiple roles and perform activities within different settings. This has immediat...

    Authors: Gülay Ateş, Anne Frederieke Ebenau, Csilla Busa, Ágnes Csikos, Jeroen Hasselaar, Birgit Jaspers, Johan Menten, Sheila Payne, Karen Van Beek, Sandra Varey, Marieke Groot and Lukas Radbruch

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:39

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Family members are important companions of severely ill patients with cancer. However, studies about the desirability and difficulties of integrating relatives in the decision-making process are rare in oncolo...

    Authors: Katsiaryna Laryionava, Timo A. Pfeil, Mareike Dietrich, Stella Reiter-Theil, Wolfgang Hiddemann and Eva C. Winkler

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:29

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    The focus of this project is on improving the provision of primary palliative care (PC) by general practitioners (GPs). While approximately 10–15% of the incurable, seriously ill or dying people will be in nee...

    Authors: Helen Ewertowski, Fabian Tetzlaff, Stephanie Stiel, Nils Schneider and Saskia Jünger

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:21

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In France, advance directives are favourably perceived by most of the population, although the drafting rate is low. This ambivalence is challenging because advance directives are meant to promote the autonomy...

    Authors: S. Trarieux-Signol, D. Bordessoule, J. Ceccaldi, S. Malak, A. Polomeni, J. B. Fargeas, N. Signol, H. Pauliat and S. Moreau

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:10

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  9. Content type: Debate

    Healthcare legislation in European countries is similar in many respects. Most importantly, the framework of informed consent determines that physicians have the duty to provide detailed information about avai...

    Authors: Christian Weber, Barbara Fijalkowska, Katarzyna Ciecwierska, Anna Lindblad, Gisela Badura-Lotter, Peter M. Andersen, Magdalena Kuźma-Kozakiewicz, Albert C. Ludolph, Dorothée Lulé, Tomasz Pasierski and Niels Lynöe

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:80

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the combination of person- and organization- related conditions and the relationships with patients’ perspectives of care quality. Such a combination could contribute knowledge reflecting...

    Authors: Tuva Sandsdalen, Sevald Høye, Ingrid Rystedt, Vigdis Abrahamsen Grøndahl, Reidun Hov and Bodil Wilde-Larsson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:66

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Law purports to regulate end-of-life care but its role in decision-making by doctors is not clear. This paper, which is part of a three-year study into the role of law in medical practice at the end of life, i...

    Authors: Ben P. White, Lindy Willmott, Colleen Cartwright, Malcolm Parker, Gail Williams and Juliet Davis

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:63

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Effective integration between hospices, palliative care services and other local health care services to support patients with palliative care needs is an important international priority. A previous model sug...

    Authors: Sheila Payne, Rachael Eastham, Sean Hughes, Sandra Varey, Jeroen Hasselaar and Nancy Preston

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:64

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  13. Content type: Research article

    There are limited respite services for palliative care patients and their families in the Northern Territory (NT). The high prevalence of complex chronic diseases, limited access to primary care services, and ...

    Authors: Timothy A. Carey, Mick Arundell, Kellie Schouten, John S. Humphreys, Fred Miegel, Simon Murphy and John Wakerman

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:54

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Completion of Advance Directives (ADs), being financial and healthcare proxy or instructional documents, is relatively uncommon in Australia. Efforts to increase completion rates include online education and p...

    Authors: Sandra L. Bradley, Jennifer J. Tieman, Richard J. Woodman and Paddy A. Phillips

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:43

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    The objective of the Balearic Islands Palliative Care (PC) Program is to improve the quality of PC through a shared model consisting of primary health care professionals, home-based PC teams, and PC units in h...

    Authors: Joan Llobera, Noemí Sansó, Amador Ruiz, Merce Llagostera, Estefania Serratusell, Carlos Serrano, María Luisa Martín Roselló, Enric Benito, Eusebio J. Castaño and Alfonso Leiva

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:4

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

  16. Content type: Research article

    There is limited population-level research on end-of-life care in Australia that considers health care use and costs across hospital and community sectors. The aim of this study was to quantify health care use...

    Authors: Rebecca Reeve, Preeyaporn Srasuebkul, Julia M. Langton, Marion Haas, Rosalie Viney and Sallie-Anne Pearson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:1

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

  17. Content type: Research article

    Hospital-based Palliative Care Consultation Teams (PCCTs) have a consulting role to specialist services at their request. Referral of patients is often late. Early palliative care in oncology has shown its eff...

    Authors: Pascale Vinant, Ingrid Joffin, Laure Serresse, Sophie Grabar, Hélène Jaulmes, Malika Daoud, Gabriel Abitbol, Pascale Fouassier, Isabelle Triol, Sylvie Rostaing, Marie-Dominique Brette and Isabelle Colombet

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:36

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2016 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.602 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.036 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.979 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.852 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    1003.0 Usage Factor

    Social Media Impact
    161 Mentions