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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. A national Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation policy was rolled out for the National Health Service in Wales in 2015. A national steering group led on producing information videos and a website for p...

    Authors: Mark Taubert, James Norris, Sioned Edwards, Veronica Snow and Ilora Gillian Finlay

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:118

    Content type: Technical advance

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  24. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) guidelines recommend early access to palliative care together with optimal, disease-directed therapy for people with advanced disease, however, this occurs infreque...

    Authors: Natasha Smallwood, David Currow, Sara Booth, Anna Spathis, Louis Irving and Jennifer Philip

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:115

    Content type: Research article

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  25. There is a pressing need to improve end-of-life care in acute settings. This requires meeting the learning needs of all acute care healthcare professionals to develop broader clinical expertise and bring about...

    Authors: Christy Noble, Laurie Grealish, Andrew Teodorczuk, Brenton Shanahan, Balaji Hiremagular, Jodie Morris and Sarah Yardley

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:100

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Characteristics of the physician influence the essential decision-making in end-of-life care. However, the effect of special education in palliative medicine on different aspects of decision-making in end-of-l...

    Authors: Reetta P. Piili, Juho T. Lehto, Tiina Luukkaala, Heikki Hinkka and Pirkko-Liisa I. Kellokumpu-Lehtinen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:94

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Education sessions about palliative care among teenagers are uncommon in developed countries. However, very little is known either about the impact of this type of intervention or about how this age-group perc...

    Authors: Sandra Martins Pereira, Joana Araújo and Pablo Hernández-Marrero

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:89

    Content type: Research article

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  28. In the rapidly developing specialty of palliative care, literature reviews have become increasingly important to inform and improve the field. When applying widely used methods for literature reviews developed...

    Authors: Marieke Zwakman, Lisa M. Verberne, Marijke C. Kars, Lotty Hooft, Johannes J. M. van Delden and René Spijker

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:82

    Content type: Technical advance

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  29. According to the Quality of Death Index, Hong Kong is lagging behind many other Western and Asian countries in the category of palliative and healthcare. To ensure the provision of high-quality palliative care...

    Authors: Johnny T. K. Cheung, Doreen W. H. Au, Wallace C. H. Chan, Jenny H. Y. Chan, Kenway Ng and Jean Woo

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:65

    Content type: Research article

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  30. In our aging society, palliative care should be a standard component of health care. However, currently it is only provided to a small proportion of patients, mostly to those with cancer, and restricted to the...

    Authors: F. Weijers, C. Veldhoven, C. Verhagen, K. Vissers and Y. Engels

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:64

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The transition from life-prolonging to palliative care (PC) can be challenging often characterized by psychical, physiological, social and existential changes. Knowledge of how to support the patient and famil...

    Authors: Ulrika Hilding, Renée Allvin and Karin Blomberg

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:55

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Advance care planning (ACP) aids can help prepare patients, family members, and physicians for in-the-moment medical decision-making. We wished to describe the content and approach of paper-based ACP aids in o...

    Authors: John F. P. Bridges, Thomas Lynch, Anne L. R. Schuster, Norah L. Crossnohere, Katherine Clegg Smith and Rebecca A. Aslakson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:54

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The demography of the world is changing as the population is ageing. Because of this change to a higher proportion of older people, the WHO has called for improved palliative care for older persons. A large nu...

    Authors: Gerd Ahlström, Per Nilsen, Eva Benzein, Lina Behm, Birgitta Wallerstedt, Magnus Persson and Anna Sandgren

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:52

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. Advances in medicine have helped many to live longer lives and to be able to meet health challenges. However death rates are anticipated to increase given the ageing population and chronic disease progression....

    Authors: Jennifer Tieman, Lauren Miller-Lewis, Deb Rawlings, Deborah Parker and Christine Sanderson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:31

    Content type: Research article

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  35. A desire to die (DD) is frequent in palliative care (PC). However, uncertainty remains as to the appropriate therapeutic response. (Proactive) discussion of DD is not usually part of standard care. To support ...

    Authors: Kerstin Kremeike, Maren Galushko, Gerrit Frerich, Vanessa Romotzky, Stefanie Hamacher, Gary Rodin, Holger Pfaff and Raymond Voltz

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:30

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. Over the last decade, paediatric palliative care teams (PPCTs) have been introduced to support children with life-limiting diseases and their families and to ensure continuity, coordination and quality of paed...

    Authors: Lisa M. Verberne, Marijke C. Kars, Sasja A. Schepers, Antoinette Y. N. Schouten-van Meeteren, Martha A. Grootenhuis and Johannes J. M. van Delden

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:23

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The Scottish Government set out its 5-year vision to improve palliative care in its Strategic Framework for Action 2016–2021. This includes a commitment to strengthening research and evidence based knowledge e...

    Authors: Anne M. Finucane, Emma Carduff, Jean Lugton, Stephen Fenning, Bridget Johnston, Marie Fallon, David Clark, Juliet A. Spiller and Scott A. Murray

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:19

    Content type: Research article

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  38. With improvement in hospice palliative care services and long-term care, Republic of Korea (hereafter South Korea) has recorded significant changes in places of death (e.g., hospital, home), especially among o...

    Authors: Tran Thi Xuan Mai, Eunsook Lee, Hyunsoon Cho and Yoon Jung Chang

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:16

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Complex need for patients with a terminal illness distinguishes those who would benefit from specialist palliative care from those who could be cared for by non-specialists. However, the nature of this complex...

    Authors: Emma Carduff, Sarah Johnston, Catherine Winstanley, Jamie Morrish, Scott A. Murray, Juliet Spiller and Anne Finucane

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:12

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The evaluation of the effectiveness of undergraduate palliative care education (UPCE) programs is an essential foundation to providing high-quality UPCE programs. Therefore, the implementation of valid evaluat...

    Authors: Katharina Fetz, Ursula Wenzel-Meyburg and Christian Schulz-Quach

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:78

    Content type: Research article

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  41. One ambition regarding palliative care is that it should be more accessible to patients and families regardless of care setting. Previous studies show many difficulties and shortcomings in the care of patients...

    Authors: Pia Hahne, Staffan Lundström, Helena Leveälahti, Janet Winnhed and Joakim Öhlén

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:77

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Major obstacles exist in the care of patients at the end of life: lack of time, poor or inadequate communication, and lack of knowledge in providing care. Three possible nursing roles in care decision-making w...

    Authors: Aurelija Blaževičienė, Jamesetta A. Newland, Vilija Čivinskienė and Renea L. Beckstrand

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:74

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Children’s hospices are a key provider of palliative care for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. However, despite recent policy attention to the provision of paediatr...

    Authors: Johanna Taylor and Jan Aldridge

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:73

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Little is known about ICU physicians’ self-confidence and knowledge related to palliative care. Our objective was to investigate self-confidence and knowledge of German ICU physicians related to palliative car...

    Authors: Veronika Krautheim, Andrea Schmitz, Gesine Benze, Thomas Standl, Christine Schiessl, Wolfgang Waldeyer, Alexander Hapfelmeier, Eberhard F. Kochs, Gerhard Schneider, Klaus J. Wagner and Christian M. Schulz

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:57

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  45. Although advance care planning (ACP) is fairly well understood, significant barriers to patient participation remain. As a result, tools to assess patient behaviour are required. The objective of this study wa...

    Authors: Aliya Kassam, Maureen L. Douglas, Jessica Simon, Shannon Cunningham, Konrad Fassbender, Marta Shaw and Sara N. Davison

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:56

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Measuring the care experience at end-of-life (EOL) to inform quality improvement is a priority in many countries. We validated the CaregiverVoice survey, a modified version of the VOICES questionnaire, complet...

    Authors: Hsien Seow, Daryl Bainbridge, Melissa Brouwers, Gregory Pond and John Cairney

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:44

    Content type: Research article

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  47. The Taiwanese government has promoted palliative care consultation services (PCCS) to support terminally ill patients in acute ward settings to receive palliative care since 2005. Such an intervention can enha...

    Authors: Hsueh-Hsing Pan, Hsiu-Ling Shih, Li-Fen Wu, Yu-Chun Hung, Chi-Ming Chu and Kwua-Yun Wang

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:42

    Content type: Research article

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    2.922 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.141 - 5-year Impact Factor
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