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  1. Decision-making in palliative care can be complex due to the uncertain prognosis and general fear surrounding decisions. Decision-making in palliative care may be influenced by spiritual and cultural beliefs o...

    Authors: Francisca Rego, Florbela Gonçalves, Susana Moutinho, Luísa Castro and Rui Nunes

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:22

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Despite improvements in diagnostics and therapy, the majority of lung tumours are diagnosed at advanced stage IV with a poor prognosis. Due to the nature of an incurable disease, patients need to engage in sha...

    Authors: Jasmin Bossert, Michel Wensing, Michael Thomas, Matthias Villalobos, Corinna Jung, Anja Siegle, Laura Hagelskamp, Nicole Deis, Jana Jünger and Katja Krug

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:21

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Cervical cancer is mostly diagnosed at advanced stages among the majority of women in low-income settings, with palliative care being the only feasible form of care. This study was aimed at investigating palli...

    Authors: O. Tapera and A. M. Nyakabau

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:20

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Communication in do not resuscitate (DNR) and artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH) at the end of life is a key component of advance care planning (ACP) which is essential for patients with advanced cancer ...

    Authors: Hsien-Liang Huang, Jaw-Shiun Tsai, Chien-An Yao, Shao-Yi Cheng, Wen-Yu Hu and Tai-Yuan Chiu

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:17

    Content type: Research article

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  7. There has been increasing evidence and debate on palliative care research priorities and the international research agenda. To date, however, there is a lack of synthesis of this evidence, examining commonalit...

    Authors: Felicity Hasson, Emma Nicholson, Deborah Muldrew, Olufikayo Bamidele, Sheila Payne and Sonja McIlfatrick

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:16

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Following publication of the original article [1], an error in reference 18 was reported.

    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 2020 19:15

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:36

  9. The therapeutic landscape in medical oncology continues to expand significantly. Newer therapies, especially immunotherapy, offer the hope of profound and durable responses with more tolerable side effect prof...

    Authors: Mike Nguyen, Sean Ng Ying Kin, Evonne Shum, Alysson Wann, Babak Tamjid, Arvind Sahu and Javier Torres

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:14

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Palliative care is in its infancy in most of the developing world. We set out to explore the lived experiences of families and caregivers of recently deceased cancer patients in Trinidad and Tobago and to dete...

    Authors: Karen Cox-Seignoret and Rohan G. Maharaj

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:13

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Palliative care (PC) is increasingly recognized as essential for oncology care, and several academic societies strongly recommend integrating oncology and palliative care (IOP) in daily practice. Similarly, th...

    Authors: Y. Uneno, K. Sato, T. Morita, M. Nishimura, S. Ito, M. Mori, C. Shimizu, Y. Horie, M. Hirakawa, T. E. Nakajima, S. Tsuneto and M. Muto

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:12

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Following publication of the original article [1], the corresponding author reported an error on the name of the fourth author.

    Authors: Jean Jacob, Gayatri Palat, Naina Verghese, Priya Kumari, Vineela Rapelli, Sanjeeva Kumari, Chetna Malhotra, Irene Teo, Eric Finkelstein and Semra Ozdemir

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:11

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:94

  13. PaTz (palliative care at home) is a method to improve palliative care in the primary care setting in the Netherlands. PaTz has three basic principles: (1) local GPs and DNs meet at least six times per year to ...

    Authors: Ian Koper, H. Roeline W. Pasman, Bart P. M. Schweitzer, Greet van der Zweep, Gon Uyttewaal and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:10

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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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  17. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The role of oxygen therapy in end-of-life care for patients with advanced cancer is incompletely understood. We aimed to evaluate the association between oxygen use and survival in patients with advanced cance...

    Authors: Hiroshi Igarashi, Motoharu Fukushi and Naoki Nago

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:3

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Patients in palliative care need rapid-acting pharmacological options for psychological distress. N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonist ketamine is known to have a fast onset of anti-depressant and anxiolytic action...

    Authors: Eduard Falk, Daniel Schlieper, Patrick van Caster, Matthias J. Lutterbeck, Jacqueline Schwartz, Joachim Cordes, Ina Grau, Peter Kienbaum and Martin Neukirchen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:1

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Malnutrition is a problem in advanced cancer, particularly ovarian cancer where malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) is a frequent complication. Parenteral nutrition is the only way these patients can received ad...

    Authors: Anne Marie Sowerbutts, Simon Lal, Jana Sremanakova, Andrew R. Clamp, Gordon C. Jayson, Antje Teubner, Lisa Hardy, Chris Todd, Anne-Marie Raftery, Eileen Sutton, Robert D. Morgan, Alexander J. Vickers and Sorrel Burden

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:120

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Global annual deaths are rising. It is essential to examine where future deaths may occur to facilitate decisions regarding future service provision and resource allocation.

    Authors: Anne M. Finucane, Anna E. Bone, Catherine J. Evans, Barbara Gomes, Richard Meade, Irene J. Higginson and Scott A. Murray

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:112

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. Despite improvements in medical care, patients with advanced cancer still experience substantial symptom distress. There is increasing interest in the use of medicinal cannabinoids, but there is little high qu...

    Authors: Phillip Good, Alison Haywood, Gauri Gogna, Jennifer Martin, Patsy Yates, Ristan Greer and Janet Hardy

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:110

    Content type: Study protocol

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  31. Malignant Ascites (MA) is a therapeutic dilemma significantly impairing patients’ quality of life (QoL). The Sequana Medical alfapump System (AP), a subcutaneous, externally rechargeable, implantable device, c...

    Authors: Christina Fotopoulou, Thomas Berg, Annekristin Hausen, René Hennig, Rajiv Jalan, Massimo Malagó, Jeroen Capel, Andrea De Gottardi and Guido Stirnimann

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:109

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  33. 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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  34. Patients with advanced cancer for whom standard systemic treatment is no longer available may be offered participation in early phase clinical trials. In the decision making process, both medical-technical inf...

    Authors: Liza G. G. van Lent, Nicole K. Stoel, Julia C. M. van Weert, Jelle van Gurp, Maja J. A. de Jonge, Martijn P. Lolkema, Eelke H. Gort, Saskia M. Pulleman, Esther Oomen-de Hoop, Jeroen Hasselaar and Carin C. D. van der Rijt

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:106

    Content type: Study protocol

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. This study prospectively evaluated distress, depressive and anxiety symptoms as well as associated factors in family caregivers (FC) of advanced cancer patients at initiation of specialist inpatient palliative...

    Authors: Karin Oechsle, Anneke Ullrich, Gabriella Marx, Gesine Benze, Julia Heine, Lisa-Marie Dickel, Youyou Zhang, Feline Wowretzko, Kim Nikola Wendt, Friedemann Nauck, Carsten Bokemeyer and Corinna Bergelt

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:102

    Content type: Research article

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  41. 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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  42. Spiritual care is an important aspect of palliative care. In the Netherlands, general practitioners and district nurses play a leading role in palliative care in the primary care setting. When they are unable ...

    Authors: Ian Koper, H. Roeline W. Pasman, Bart P. M. Schweitzer, Annemieke Kuin and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:98

    Content type: Research article

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  44. In the Netherlands, general practitioners (GPs) and community nurses play a central role in the palliative care for home-dwelling patients with advanced cancer and their relatives. To optimize the palliative c...

    Authors: M. G. Oosterveld-Vlug, B. Custers, J. Hofstede, G. A. Donker, P. M. Rijken, J. C. Korevaar and A. L. Francke

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:96

    Content type: Research article

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  45. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Patients with advanced cancer often experience poor health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) due to cancer and treatment-related side-effects. With India’s palliative care landscape in its infancy, there is a co...

    Authors: Jean Jacob, Gayatri Palat, Naina Verghese, Priya Chandran, Vineela Rapelli, Sanjeeva Kumari, Chetna Malhotra, Irene Teo, Eric Finkelstein and Semra Ozdemir

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:94

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:11

  47. In-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is one of undesirable situations. We tried to identify and characterize a potentially avoidable CPR in cancer patients who were hospitalized in hematology and on...

    Authors: Yeonjoo Choi, Jin Won Kim, Koung Jin Suh, Yoo-Joo Lim, Ji Yun Lee, Beo-Deul Kang, Ji-Won Kim, Se-Hyun Kim, Jeong-Ok Lee, Yu Jung Kim, Keun-Wook Lee, Jee Hyun Kim, Soo-Mee Bang and Jong Seok Lee

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2019 18:93

    Content type: Research article

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