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Section edited by Nancy Preston

This section considers submissions that focus on psychosocial, spiritual, existential, philosophical, and psychological well being of patients and their family/carers in a palliative care setting.

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  1. Parents of seriously ill children participate in making difficult medical decisions for their child. In some cases, parents face situations where their initial goals, such as curing the condition, may have bec...

    Authors: Douglas L Hill, Victoria Miller, Jennifer K Walter, Karen W Carroll, Wynne E Morrison, David A Munson, Tammy I Kang, Pamela S Hinds and Chris Feudtner

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2014 13:9

    Content type: Debate

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  2. The World Health Organisation recognises palliative care as a global public health issue and this is reflected at strategic level. Despite this, palliative care may not be universally welcomed. Surveys over th...

    Authors: Sonja McIlfatrick, Felicity Hasson, Dorry McLaughlin, Gail Johnston, Audrey Roulston, Lesley Rutherford, Helen Noble, Sheila Kelly, Avril Craig and W George Kernohan

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2013 12:34

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The United Kingdom has led the world in the development of children’s palliative care. Over the past two decades, the illness trajectories of children with life-limiting conditions have extended with new treat...

    Authors: Jane Noyes, Richard P Hastings, Mary Lewis, Richard Hain, Virginia Bennett, Lucie Hobson and Llinos Haf Spencer

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2013 12:5

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Our aim was to obtain a clearer picture of the relevant care experiences and care perceptions of incurably ill Turkish and Moroccan patients, their relatives and professional care providers, as well as of comm...

    Authors: Fuusje M de Graaff, Patriek Mistiaen, Walter LJM Devillé and Anneke L Francke

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:17

    Content type: Research article

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    83 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    57 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    203 days from submission to acceptance
    14 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    2.015 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.65 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.407 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.056 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    1,681 Altmetric mentions