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Palliative care in other conditions

Section edited by Claudia Bausewein

This broad section considers submissions relevant to pain and symptom management in human disorders, including studies related to rehabilitation, quality of life, and end of life care. We will consider quantitative and qualitative research, including clinical trials of pain or symptom control therapies, and health services studies evaluating the outcomes of diverse therapeutic models.

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  1. The interest in physiotherapy programs for individuals in hospice is increasing. The aim of our study was to assess the impact of a multi-component, individualized physiotherapy program on the functional and e...

    Authors: Agnieszka Ćwirlej-Sozańska, Agnieszka Wójcicka, Edyta Kluska, Anna Stachoń and Anna Żmuda

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:101

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  2. While many Aotearoa/New Zealanders are receiving excellent palliative care the Pacific populations have limited access to available hospice and palliative care services. Little research has been conducted to i...

    Authors: Sunia Foliaki, Veisinia Pulu, Hayley Denison, Mark Weatherall and Jeroen Douwes

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:100

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  3. The 3 Wishes Project (3WP) is an end-of-life program that honors the dignity of dying patients by fostering meaningful connections among patients, families, and clinicians. Since 2013, it has become embedded i...

    Authors: Meredith Vanstone, Thanh H. Neville, Marilyn E. Swinton, Marina Sadik, France J. Clarke, Allana LeBlanc, Benjamin Tam, Alyson Takaoka, Neala Hoad, Jennifer Hancock, Sarah McMullen, Brenda Reeve, William Dechert, Orla M. Smith, Gyan Sandhu, Julie Lockington…

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:93

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  4. The association between palliative care and life-sustaining treatment following emergency department (ED) resuscitation is unclear. This study aims to analyze the usage of palliative care and life-sustaining t...

    Authors: Chih-Yuan Lin and Yue-Chune Lee

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:87

    Content type: Research article

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  5. It is important to understand the total burden of COPD and thereby be able to identify patients who need more intensive palliative care to avoid deteriorated quality of life. The aim of this study was to descr...

    Authors: D. G. Bove, M. Lavesen and B. Lindegaard

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:84

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  6. Spirituality can give meaning to life, providing support and guidance in complex situations. Despite its importance in palliative care, the role of spirituality for family caregivers of patients under exclusiv...

    Authors: Paula Menis Vigna, Isac de Castro and Renata Rego Lins Fumis

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:77

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  7. Symptom assessment is essential in palliative care, but holds challenges concerning implementation and relevance. This study aims to evaluate patients’ main symptoms and problems at admission to a specialist i...

    Authors: Anja Coym, Anneke Ullrich, Lisa Kathrin Hackspiel, Mareike Ahrenholz, Carsten Bokemeyer and Karin Oechsle

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:75

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The purpose of this paper is to describe how end-of-life care is managed when life-support limitation is decided in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and to analyze the influence of the further development of th...

    Authors: Sara Bobillo-Perez, Susana Segura, Monica Girona-Alarcon, Aida Felipe, Monica Balaguer, Lluisa Hernandez-Platero, Anna Sole-Ribalta, Carmina Guitart, Iolanda Jordan and Francisco Jose Cambra

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:74

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Family caregivers play an important role supporting their relatives with advanced progressive disease to live at home. There is limited research to understand family caregiver needs over time, particularly out...

    Authors: Maria João Cardoso Teixeira, Wilson Abreu, Nilza Costa and Matthew Maddocks

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:73

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The management of medicines towards the end of life can place increasing burdens and responsibilities on patients and families. This has received little attention yet it can be a source of great difficulty and...

    Authors: Eleanor Wilson, Glenys Caswell, Asam Latif, Claire Anderson, Christina Faull and Kristian Pollock

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:66

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  11. Chronic breathlessness is a recognized clinical syndrome that severely impacts patients and carers, who become increasingly restricted in their daily activities. Often, patients become reliant on their carers,...

    Authors: Diana H. Ferreira, Slavica Kochovska, Aaron Honson, Jane L. Phillips and David C. Currow

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:64

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Pain is a prevalent symptom at the end of life and negatively impacts quality of life. Despite this, little population level data exist that describe pain frequency and associated factors at the end of life. T...

    Authors: A. Meaghen Hagarty, Shirley H. Bush, Robert Talarico, Julie Lapenskie and Peter Tanuseputro

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:60

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  13. Despite a broad consensus and recommendations, numerous international reports or studies have shown the difficulties of implementing palliative care within healthcare services. The objective of this study was ...

    Authors: Agnès Oude Engberink, Maryse Mailly, Valerie Marco, Daniele Bourrie, Jean-Pierre Benezech, Josyane Chevallier, Sandrine Vanderhoeven, Remy Crosnier, Gérard Bourrel and Béatrice Lognos

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:34

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  14. To improve the quality of advance care planning (ACP) in primary care, it is important to understand the frequency of and topics involved in the ACP discussion between patients and their family physicians (FPs).

    Authors: Jun Hamano, Ai Oishi, Tatsuya Morita and Yoshiyuki Kizawa

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:32

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  15. Nursing home residents with early-onset neurodegenerative diseases are often younger in comparison with other residents, and need different, often more complex care. Accordingly, the measurements currently use...

    Authors: Joyce C. F. Heffels, Irma H. J. Everink, Mayke Oosterloo, Raymund A. C. Roos and Jos M. G. A. Schols

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:25

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  16. While the populations of children who can benefit from paediatric palliative care (PPC) have been broadly defined, identifying individual patients to receive PPC has been problematic in practice. The Paediatri...

    Authors: Poh Heng Chong, Janice Soo, Zhi Zheng Yeo, Raymond Qishun Ang and Celene Ting

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:18

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  17. There is little information about how healthcare professionals feel about providing palliative care for patients with a substance use disorder (SUD). Therefore, this study aims to explore: 1) the problems and ...

    Authors: Anne Ebenau, Boukje Dijkstra, Chantal ter Huurne, Jeroen Hasselaar, Kris Vissers and Marieke Groot

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:8

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  18. As palliative care increasingly takes place in patients’ homes, perceptions of security among patients in the late palliative phase and their relatives are important.

    Authors: Reidun Hov, Bente Bjørsland, Bente Ødegård Kjøs and Bodil Wilde-Larsson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:7

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  19. Research has highlighted the need for improving the implementation of advance care planning (ACP) in nursing homes. We developed a theory-based multicomponent ACP intervention (the ACP+ programme) aimed at sup...

    Authors: Joni Gilissen, Lara Pivodic, Annelien Wendrich-van Dael, Chris Gastmans, Robert Vander Stichele, Yvonne Engels, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, Luc Deliens and Lieve Van den Block

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:5

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  20. Austria has recently been embroiled in the complex debate on the legalization of measures to end life prematurely. Empirical data on end-of-life decisions made by Austrian physicians barely exists. This study ...

    Authors: D. Jahn-Kuch, A. Domke, S. Bitsche, H. Stöger, A. Avian, K. Jeitler, N. Posch and A. Siebenhofer

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:4

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  21. Nursing homes are becoming more important for end-of-life care. Within the industrialised world, Germany is among the countries with the most end-of-life hospitalizations in nursing home residents. To improve ...

    Authors: Anke Strautmann, Katharina Allers, Alexander Maximilian Fassmer and Falk Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:2

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  22. Heart failure (HF) afflicts 6.5 million Americans with devastating consequences to patients and their family caregivers. Families are rarely prepared for worsening HF and are not informed about end-of-life and...

    Authors: Ubolrat Piamjariyakul, Trisha Petitte, Angel Smothers, Sijin Wen, Elizabeth Morrissey, Stephanie Young, George Sokos, Alvin H. Moss and Carol E. Smith

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:119

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  23. Early identification of palliative patients is challenging. The Surprise Question (SQ1; Would I be surprised if this patient were to die within 12 months?) is widely used to identify palliative patients. Howev...

    Authors: C. M. M. Veldhoven, N. Nutma, W. De Graaf, H. Schers, C. A. H. H. V. M. Verhagen, K. C. P. Vissers and Y. Engels

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:118

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  24. Barriers to palliative care still exist in long-term care settings for older people, which can mean that people with advanced dementia may not receive of adequate palliative care in the last days of their life...

    Authors: Franco Toscani, Silvia Finetti, Fabrizio Giunco, Ines Basso, Debora Rosa, Francesca Pettenati, Alessandro Bussotti, Daniele Villani, Simona Gentile, Lorenzo Boncinelli, Massimo Monti, Sandro Spinsanti, Massimo Piazza, Lorena Charrier and Paola Di Giulio

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:117

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  25. Effective communication is integral to the delivery of goal-concordant care for older adults and their family caregivers, and yet, it is uncommon in people with serious illness. This study explores the challen...

    Authors: Jennifer Im, Susanna Mak, Ross Upshur, Leah Steinberg and Kerry Kuluski

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:113

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  26. Grieving relatives can suffer from numerous consequences like anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, and prolonged grief. This study aims to assess the psychological consequences ...

    Authors: Maité Garrouste-Orgeas, Cécile Flahault, Edith Poulain, Adrien Evin, Frédéric Guirimand, Virginie Fossez-Diaz, Ségolène Perruchio, Catherine Verlaine, Anne Vanbésien, Willeme Kaczmarek, Laurence Birkui de Francqueville, Emmanuel De Larivière, Guillaume Bouquet, Laure Copel, Virginie Verliac, Véronique Marché…

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:111

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  27. Limited access to, understanding of, and trust in paper-based patient information is a key factor influencing paramedic decisions to transfer patients nearing end-of-life to hospital. Practical solutions to th...

    Authors: Rebecca Patterson, Holly Standing, Mark Lee, Sonia Dalkin, Monique Lhussier, Catherine Exley and Katie Brittain

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:108

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  28. The burden of caring for People with Dementia (PWD) is heavy; identifying incentives that motivate them in providing care is essential in facilitating and optimizing care. This study aims to explore and descri...

    Authors: Shakiba Zahed, Maryam Emami, Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi, Ahmad Ali Eslami, Majid Barekatain and Fereshteh Zamani-Alavijeh

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:105

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  29. Timely identification of people who are at risk of dying is an important first component of end-of-life care. Clinicians often fail to identify such patients, thus trigger tools have been developed to assist i...

    Authors: Peter J. Raubenheimer, Cascia Day, Faried Abdullah, Katherine Manning, Clint Cupido and Jonny Peter

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:101

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  30. Hospice care is designed for persons in the final phase of a terminal illness. However, hospice care is not used appropriately. Some persons who do not meet the hospice eligibility receive hospice care, while ...

    Authors: Beibei Xiong, Shannon Freeman, Davina Banner and Lina Spirgiene

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:100

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  31. Patients with palliative care needs, require support with their physical needs, but also with their emotional, spiritual and social needs. Patient-Centred Care (PCC) may help organizations to support these pat...

    Authors: Milanne M. J. Galekop, Hanna M. van Dijk, Job van Exel and Jane M. Cramm

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:97

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  32. Research in Taiwan has indicated that advance care planning is rarely undertaken in long-term care facilities. The purpose of this study was to develop an advance care planning interview guideline and care mod...

    Authors: Hsin-Tzu Sophie Lee, Ting-Ru Chen, Chia-Ling Yang, Tai-Yuan Chiu and Wen-Yu Hu

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:95

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  33. Internationally there is an increasing concern about the quality of end-of-life care (EoLC) provided in acute hospitals. More people are cared for at end of life and die in acute hospitals than in any other he...

    Authors: Diarmuid Ó Coimín, Geraldine Prizeman, Bettina Korn, Sarah Donnelly and Geralyn Hynes

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:91

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  34. General Practitioners (GPs) often play an important role in caring for people at the end of life. While some international studies suggest that GPs experience a number of barriers to providing palliative care,...

    Authors: Anne Herrmann, Mariko L. Carey, Alison C. Zucca, Lucy A. P. Boyd and Bernadette J. Roberts

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:90

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  35. Despite complex illness trajectories and a high symptom burden, palliative care has been sub-optimal for patients with end-stage kidney disease and hemodialysis treatment who have a high rate of hospitalizatio...

    Authors: Lena Axelsson, Eva Benzein, Jenny Lindberg and Carina Persson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:89

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  36. Keeping people living with advanced dementia in their usual place of residence is becoming a key governmental goal but to achieve this, family carers and health care professionals must negotiate how to provide...

    Authors: Nuriye Kupeli, Elizabeth L. Sampson, Gerard Leavey, Jane Harrington, Sarah Davis, Bridget Candy, Michael King, Irwin Nazareth, Louise Jones and Kirsten Moore

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:87

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  37. Many people with advanced dementia live in residential aged care homes. Care home staff need the knowledge and skills to provide high-quality end-of-life (EOL) dementia care. However, several studies have foun...

    Authors: Joanne Tropea, Christina E. Johnson, Debra Nestel, Sanjoy K. Paul, Caroline A. Brand, Anastasia F. Hutchinson, Ross Bicknell and Wen Kwang Lim

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:86

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  38. Cachexia is a complex and multifactorial syndrome defined as severe weight loss and muscle wasting which frequently goes unrecognised in clinical practice [1]. It is a debilitating syndrome, resulting in patients...

    Authors: Matthew A. Carson, Joanne Reid, Loreena Hill, Lana Dixon, Patrick Donnelly, Paul Slater, Alyson Hill and Donna Fitzsimons

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:82

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  39. Increasing the quality of life with short interventions for vulnerable patients is one of the objectives of palliative care. Biographical approaches are used in a range of different interventions which may req...

    Authors: Michaela Hesse, Simon Forstmeier, Henning Cuhls and Lukas Radbruch

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:79

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  40. Half of nursing home residents (NHR) suffer from dementia. End-of-life hospitalizations are often burdensome in residents with dementia. A systematic review was conducted to study the occurrence of hospitaliza...

    Authors: Falk Hoffmann, Anke Strautmann and Katharina Allers

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:77

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  41. In long-term care facilities often many care providers are involved, which could make it difficult to reach consensus in care. This may harm the relation between care providers and can complicate care. This st...

    Authors: M. ten Koppel, H. R. W. Pasman, J. T. van der Steen, H. P. J. van Hout, M. Kylänen, L. Van den Block, T. Smets, L. Deliens, G. Gambassi, K. Froggatt, K. Szczerbińska and B. D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:73

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  42. Caring for someone with dementia can be physically and emotionally difficult. Acting as a caregiver can make it difficult to access sources of support, particularly in the later stages of dementia. This paper ...

    Authors: Nathan Davies, Jenny Hopwood, Nina Walker, Jamie Ross, Steve Iliffe, Kate Walters and Greta Rait

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:71

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  43. Patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) on hemodialysis have limited life expectancy, yet their palliative care needs often go unmet. The aim of this study was to identify barriers and facilitators for i...

    Authors: Sarah L. Goff, Mark L. Unruh, Jamie Klingensmith, Nwamaka D. Eneanya, Casey Garvey, Michael J. Germain and Lewis M. Cohen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:64

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  44. Systematic research into palliative care (PC) for people with substance use disorder (SUD) and multiple problems is scarce. The existing literature shows problems in the organizational structure of this care, ...

    Authors: Anne Ebenau, Boukje Dijkstra, Chantal ter Huurne, Jeroen Hasselaar, Kris Vissers and Marieke Groot

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:56

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  45. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic and neurodegenerative disease associated with a wide variety of symptoms. The risk of complications increases with progression of the disease. These complications have a t...

    Authors: Herma Lennaerts, Maxime Steppe, Marten Munneke, Marjan J. Meinders, Jenny T. van der Steen, Marieke Van den Brand, Dorian van Amelsvoort, Kris Vissers, Bastiaan R. Bloem and Marieke Groot

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:53

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  46. Unregulated care providers (UCPs) are at the forefront of direct client care in the community. Their services are required to meet the demand for home-based palliative care from a growing older population, yet...

    Authors: Christine J. McPherson, Judy Etele, Viviane Chou-Yin Ta and Angelina Raghubir

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:52

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  47. There is increasing awareness of the need for an integrated palliative care approach in chronic progressive neurological diseases. Advance care planning (ACP) is an integral part of this approach. As a systema...

    Authors: Antje A. Seeber, A. Jeannette Pols, Albert Hijdra, Hepke F. Grupstra, Dick L. Willems and Marianne de Visser

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:50

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  48. The needs of care based on palliative principles are stressed for all people with progressive and/or life-limiting conditions, regardless of age and the place in which care is provided. Person-centred palliati...

    Authors: Christina Bökberg, Lina Behm, Birgitta Wallerstedt and Gerd Ahlström

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:44

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  49. Home-based care networks differ in size and composition, but little is known about the characteristics of care networks for those nearing the end of their lives. This study aimed to identify different types of...

    Authors: Femmy M. Bijnsdorp, H. Roeline W. Pasman, Anneke L. Francke, Natalie Evans, Carel F. W. Peeters and Marjolein I. Broese van Groenou

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:41

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  50. Internationally, it is widely accepted that holistic care is as an integral part of the care for people with motor neurone disease (MND), and their informal carers. However the optimal role of generalist and s...

    Authors: Clare Mc Veigh, Colette Donaghy, Briege Mc Laughlin, Alison Dick, Kiran Kaur, John Mc Conville and Max Watson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:39

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