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Knowledge, education and training

This section considers submissions that focus on the development, outcomes or discussion of guidelines, developments and training programmes for improving knowledge and clinical practice in the palliative care of patients with far advanced disease

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  1. Palliative care is a patient-centred, integrated approach for improving quality of life for both patients facing life-threatening illnesses and for their families. Although there has been increased interest in...

    Authors: Sanghee Kim, Kyunghwa Lee and Sookyung Kim

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:105

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Evaluation of palliative care services is crucial in order to ensure high quality care and to plan future services in light of growing demand. There is also an acknowledgement of the need to better understand ...

    Authors: Lynn Sudbury-Riley, Philippa Hunter-Jones and Ahmed Al-Abdin

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:104

    Content type: Technical advance

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  3. Continuous subcutaneous infusions (CSCIs) are commonly used in the United Kingdom as a way of administering medication to patients requiring symptom control when the oral route is compromised. These infusions ...

    Authors: J. Baker, A. Dickman, S. Mason, M. Bickerstaff, R. Jackson, A. McArdle, I. Lawrence, F. Stephenson, N. Paton, J. Kirk, B. Waters and J. Ellershaw

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:99

    Content type: Research article

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  4. In the last years of life, burden of disease and disability and need of health- and social care often increase. Social, functional and psychological factors may be important in regard to social- and health car...

    Authors: Jenny Hallgren, Linda Johansson, Christina Lannering, Marie Ernsth Bravell and Catharina Gillsjö

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:90

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Despite 50 years of modern palliative care (PC), a misunderstanding of its purpose persists. The original message that PC is focused on total care, helping to live until the person dies, is being replaced and ...

    Authors: Carla Reigada, Maria Arantzamendi and Carlos Centeno

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:88

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The aim of this study was to analyse the buffering effect of individual, social and organisational resources on health and intention to leave the profession in the context of burden due to quantitative job dem...

    Authors: Elisabeth Diehl, Sandra Rieger, Stephan Letzel, Anja Schablon, Albert Nienhaus, Luis Carlos Escobar Pinzon and Pavel Dietz

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:83

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Advance care planning (ACP) facilitates identification and documentation of patients’ treatment preferences. Its goal aligns with that of palliative care – optimizing quality of life of seriously ill patients....

    Authors: Johnny T. K. Cheung, Doreen Au, Anthony H. F. Ip, Jenny Chan, Kenway Ng, Lok Cheung, Jacqueline Yuen, Elsie Hui, Jenny Lee, Raymond Lo and Jean Woo

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:80

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Difficulties in identifying patients at risk of clinical deterioration or death represent one of the main barriers to Palliative Care (PC) development in the community. Currently, no specific Italian tools aim...

    Authors: Giuseppe Casale, Caterina Magnani, Renato Fanelli, Laura Surdo, Mauro Goletti, Kirsty Boyd, Daniela D’Angelo and Chiara Mastroianni

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:79

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Informal caregivers represent the foundation of the palliative care workforce and are the main providers of end of life care. Financial pressures are among the most serious concerns for many carers and the fin...

    Authors: Clare Gardiner, Jackie Robinson, Michael Connolly, Claire Hulme, Kristy Kang, Christine Rowland, Phil Larkin, David Meads, Tessa Morgan and Merryn Gott

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:71

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Early integration of palliative care concurrently to standard cancer care is associated with several benefits for patients and their caregivers. However, communication barriers on part of the caring physicians...

    Authors: Nele Harnischfeger, Hilke M. Rath, Anneke Ullrich, Bernd Alt-Epping, Anne Letsch, Peter Thuss-Patience, Carsten Bokemeyer, Karin Oechsle and Corinna Bergelt

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:67

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. Although statements on the competencies required from physicians working within palliative care exist, these requirements have not been described within different levels of palliative care provision by multi-p...

    Authors: Hanna-Leena Melender, Minna Hökkä, Tiina Saarto and Juho T. Lehto

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:65

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Nurses are involved in providing end-of-life care for end stage individuals and their self-efficacy is one of the key factors bearing on such care. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of pall...

    Authors: Fatemeh Dehghani, Maasoumeh Barkhordari-Sharifabad, Maryam Sedaghati-kasbakhi and Hossein Fallahzadeh

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:63

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The working group for palliative medicine within the Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) network funded by the German Cancer Aid in Germany has developed and published 14 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for...

    Authors: Sarah Lödel, Christoph Ostgathe, Maria Heckel, Karin Oechsle and Susanne Gahr

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:62

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire - Expanded (MQOL-E) and the Quality of Life in Life-Threatening Illness-Family Carer/Caregiver version (QOLLTI-F) are developed for use with patients facing the end of ...

    Authors: Lena Axelsson, Anette Alvariza, Nina Carlsson, S. Robin Cohen, Richard Sawatzky and Kristofer Årestedt

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:40

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Providing end of life care (EoLC) is an important aspect of primary care, which reduces the risk of hospital admission for most patients. However, general practitioners (GPs) seem to have low confidence in the...

    Authors: Simon Schwill, Dorothee Reith, Tobias Walter, Peter Engeser, Michel Wensing, Elisabeth Flum, Joachim Szecsenyi and Katja Krug

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:36

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Since people with advanced dementia are usually not able to make complex decisions, it is usually the family caregivers, as proxies, who have to decide on treatments and their termination. However, these decis...

    Authors: Lina Riedl, Manuela Bertok, Julia Hartmann, Julia Fischer, Carola Rossmeier, Andreas Dinkel, Marion Ortner and Janine Diehl-Schmid

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:30

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The availability of interventions for bereaved parents have increased. However, most are practice based. To enhance the implementation of bereavement care for parents, an overview of interventions which are re...

    Authors: Eline M. Kochen, Floor Jenken, Paul A. Boelen, Laura M. A. Deben, Jurrianne C. Fahner, Agnes van den Hoogen, Saskia C. C. M. Teunissen, Karin Geleijns and Marijke C. Kars

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:28

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Early identification of patients requiring palliative care is a major public health concern. A growing number of instruments exist to help professionals to identify these patients, however, thus far, none have...

    Authors: Fabienne Teike Lüthi, Mathieu Bernard, Michel Beauverd, Claudia Gamondi, Anne-Sylvie Ramelet and Gian Domenico Borasio

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:19

    Content type: Technical advance

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  19. Palliative care trials have higher rates of attrition. The MORECare guidance recommends applying classifications of attrition to report attrition to help interpret trial results. The guidance separates attriti...

    Authors: Anna Oriani, Lesley Dunleavy, Paul Sharples, Guillermo Perez Algorta and Nancy J. Preston

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:6

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Despite evidence that referral to pediatric palliative care reduces suffering and improves quality of life for patients and families, many clinicians delay referral until the end of life. The purpose of this a...

    Authors: Jennifer K. Walter, Douglas L. Hill, Concetta DiDomenico, Shefali Parikh and Chris Feudtner

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:116

    Content type: Debate

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  21. The growing number of people living with life-limiting illness is a global health concern. This study therefore aimed to explore the involvement of pharmacists in selected tertiary hospitals in Nigeria in pall...

    Authors: Rasaq ADISA and Aderonke Tolulope ANIFOWOSE

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:107

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Although spiritual care is a basic element of holistic nursing, nurses’ spiritual care knowledge and abilities are often unable to satisfy patients’ spiritual care needs. Therefore, nurses are in urgent need o...

    Authors: Yanli Hu, Miaorui Jiao and Fan Li

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:104

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Older people in long-term care facilities are at a greater risk of receiving care at the end of life that does not adequately meet their needs, yet staff in long-term care are often unprepared to provide palli...

    Authors: Rosemary Frey, Deborah Balmer, Michal Boyd, Jackie Robinson and Merryn Gott

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:103

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Despite the documented and well known patient benefits of ACP, the completion of ACP, only a minority of patients, during the advanced or EOL stage of their illnesses, receive such care. The misconceptions abo...

    Authors: Chiu-Chu Hsieh, Hsiang-Ping Huang, Tao-Hsin Tung, I-Chien Chen, Randal D. Beaton and Sui-Whi Jane

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:99

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Domains other than those commonly measured (physical, psychological, social, and sometimes existential/spiritual) are important to the quality of life of people with life-threatening illness. The McGill Quality o...

    Authors: S. Robin Cohen, Lara B. Russell, Anne Leis, Javad Shahidi, Pat Porterfield, David R. Kuhl, Anne M. Gadermann and Richard Sawatzky

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:92

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Despite the great advances in the concept of palliative care (PC) and its benefits, its application seems to be delayed, leaving unfulfilled the many needs of patients and family members. One way to overcome t...

    Authors: Giovanna Artioli, Gabriele Bedini, Elisabetta Bertocchi, Luca Ghirotto, Silvio Cavuto, Massimo Costantini and Silvia Tanzi

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:88

    Content type: Research article

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  27. European migrant populations are aging and will increasingly be in need of palliative and end of life care. However, migrant patients are often underrepresented in palliative care research populations. This po...

    Authors: M. Torensma, B. D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, K. L. Strackee, M. G. Oosterveld-Vlug, X. de Voogd, D. L. Willems and J. L. Suurmond

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:83

    Content type: Research article

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  28. With increased demand for palliative care (PC), the World Health Organisation (WHO) have called for PC teaching to be made routine. However, medical students report feeling unprepared in dealing with end-of-li...

    Authors: Amrita Rai and Stephen Mason

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:76

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Many people receiving palliative care wish to die at home. Often, support from family or friends is key to ensuring that this wish is fulfilled. However, carers report feeling underprepared to undertake this r...

    Authors: David Scott, Peter Hudson, Karen Charnley, Cathy Payne and Gareth Westcott

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:74

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The need for palliative care is increasing. Since almost every junior doctor will come across palliative care patients, it is important to include palliative care in the undergraduate curriculum. The objective...

    Authors: Jolien Pieters, Diana H. J. M. Dolmans, Daniëlle M. L. Verstegen, Franca C. Warmenhoven, Annemie M. Courtens and Marieke H. J. van den Beuken-van Everdingen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:72

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Providing quality palliative care in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) (aged care homes) is a high priority for ageing populations worldwide. Older people admitted to these facilities have palliative ca...

    Authors: Sara Karacsony, Anthony Good, Esther Chang, Amanda Johnson and Michel Edenborough

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:61

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Few studies have specifically assessed the scope, nature and challenges of palliative and end-of-life care in rural general practice. These knowledge gaps limit the development of evidence-based policies and s...

    Authors: Jinfeng Ding, Christobel Saunders, Angus Cook and Claire E. Johnson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:51

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Over the past five decades, palliative care has changed from helping patients at the end of life into a highly dedicated service focused on delivering supportive care to patients with life-limiting illnesses t...

    Authors: Ameena Mohammed Al-Ansari, Saleem Nawaf Suroor, Sobhi Mostafa AboSerea and Wafaa Mostafa Abd-El-Gawad

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:49

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale (IPOS) was developed for evaluating essential outcomes for palliative care patients. Our objectives here are to describe the process of a six-phase cross-cultural a...

    Authors: Anca-Cristina Sterie and Mathieu Bernard

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:38

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Person-centred palliative care poses high demands on professionals and patients regarding appropriate and effective communication and informed decision-making. This is even more so for patients with limited he...

    Authors: Janneke Noordman, Liesbeth van Vliet, Menno Kaunang, Maria van den Muijsenbergh, Gudule Boland and Sandra van Dulmen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:37

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The Surprise Question (SQ) “would I be surprised if this patient were to die in the next 12 months?” has been suggested to help clinicians, and especially General Practitioners (GPs), identify people who might...

    Authors: Nicola White, Linda Oostendorp, Victoria Vickerstaff, Christina Gerlach, Yvonne Engels, Maud Maessen, Christopher Tomlinson, Johan Wens, Bert Leysen, Guido Biasco, Sofia Zambrano, Steffen Eychmüller, Christina Avgerinou, Rabih Chattat, Giovanni Ottoboni, Carel Veldhoven…

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:36

    Content type: Study protocol

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:15

  37. The World Health Organisation (WHO) endorses integrated palliative care which has a significant impact on quality of life and satisfaction with care. Effective integration between hospices, palliative care ser...

    Authors: Sheila Payne, Sean Hughes, Joann Wilkinson, Jeroen Hasselaar and Nancy Preston

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:32

    Content type: Research article

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  38. There is a dearth of literature that investigates life transitions of young adults (YAs) with life-limiting conditions, families and professionals. The scant literature that is available has methodological lim...

    Authors: Divya Jindal-Snape, Bridget Johnston, Jan Pringle, Timothy B. Kelly, Rosalind Scott, Libby Gold and Raymond Dempsey

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:30

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Spiritual care competencies are among the primary professional skills that enable best practices in nursing. Assessing these competencies and identifying those that are insufficient are important tasks. The tr...

    Authors: Yanli Hu, Fan Li and Jeng-Fong Chiou

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:27

    Content type: Research article

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  40. It is not known which attributes of care are valued the most by those who experience hospice services. Such knowledge is integral to service development as it facilitates opportunities for continuous improveme...

    Authors: Nicole Marie Hughes, Jane Noyes, Lindsay Eckley and Trystan Pritchard

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:18

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Compassion has been identified as important for therapeutic relationships in clinical medicine however there have been few empirical studies looking at how compassion is expressed different contexts. The purpo...

    Authors: A. L. Roze des Ordons, L. MacIsaac, J. Everson, J. Hui and R. H. Ellaway

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:15

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The aim of the study was to assess four evidence-based assessments utilising exercise challenges that induce breathlessness, each with progressively less demanding levels of exertion, which can be tailored to ...

    Authors: Kahren M. White, Meera R. Agar and David C. Currow

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:4

    Content type: Research article

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  43. End-of-life conversations are rarely initiated by care staff in long-term care facilities. A possible explanation is care staff’s lack of self-efficacy in such conversations. Research into the determinants of ...

    Authors: Kirsten Evenblij, Maud ten Koppel, Tinne Smets, Guy A. M. Widdershoven, Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen and H. Roeline W. Pasman

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:1

    Content type: Research article

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  44. An understanding of how to implement person-centred interventions in palliative and end of life care is lacking, particularly for supporting family carers. To address this gap, we investigated components relat...

    Authors: J. Diffin, G. Ewing, G. Harvey and G. Grande

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:129

    Content type: Research article

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  45. As understandings of the impacts of end-of-life experiences on parents’ grief and bereavement increase, so too does the inclusion of bereaved parents into research studies exploring these experiences. However,...

    Authors: Ashleigh E. Butler, Helen Hall and Beverley Copnell

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:122

    Content type: Research article

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