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  1. Authors: Kouessi Anthelme Agbodande, Freddy Gnangnon, Mickael Assogba, Josué Avakoudjo, Angèle Azon Kouanou, Lisette Odoulamy, Jean Daho, Djimon Marcel Zannou, Sourakatou Salifou, Ali Imorou Bah Chabi, Raoul Saizonou, Issimouha Dille Mahamadou, Fernanda Bastos, Eduardo Garralda, Carlos Centeno and Vilma Adriana Tripodoro
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:168

    The original article was published in BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:141

  2. Advance Care Planning (ACP), as a process for expressing and recording patients' preferences about end-of-life care, has received increasing attention in recent years. However, implementing ACP has been challe...

    Authors: Ali Askari, Hosein Mohammadi Roshan, Nasim Abbaszadeh, Mahmood Salesi, Seyed Morteza Hosseini, Mobina Golmohammadi, Salman Barasteh, Omid Nademi, Razieh Mashayekh and Mohammad Hossein Sadeghi
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:167
  3. The economic assessment of health care models in palliative care promotes their global development. The purpose of the study is to assess the cost-effectiveness of a palliative care program (named Contigo) wit...

    Authors: Luisa Rodríguez-Campos, Paul Andres Rodriguez-Lesmes, Analhi Palomino Cancino, Iris del Valle Díaz, Luis Fernando Gamboa, Andrea Castillo Niuman, Juan Sebastián Salas, Gabriela Sarmiento, Jorge Martínez-Bernal and Abel E. González-Vélez
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:165
  4. National palliative care plans depend upon stakeholder engagement to succeed. Assessing the capability, interest, and knowledge of stakeholders is a crucial step in the implementation of public health initiati...

    Authors: Miguel Antonio Sánchez-Cárdenas, Marta Ximena León-Delgado, Lina María Vargas-Escobar, Sofia Elizabeth Muñoz Medina, Paula Milena Buitrago Florian, David Andrade Fonseca and Juan Esteban Correa-Morales
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:163
  5. People with dementia and their family caregivers often encounter challenges in engaging in advance care planning (ACP), such as a lack of information and difficulties in engaging in ACP conversations. Using a ...

    Authors: Fanny Monnet, Lara Pivodic, Charlèss Dupont, Tinne Smets, Aline De Vleminck, Chantal Van Audenhove and Lieve Van den Block
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:162
  6. This study aimed to investigate the trends of aggressive care at the end-of-life (EoL) for patients with advanced cancer in Korea and to identify factors affecting such care analyzing nationwide data between 2...

    Authors: Sara Kwon, Kyuwoong Kim, Bohyun Park, So-Jung Park, Hyun Jung Jho and Jin Young Choi
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:160
  7. Palliative care provision should be driven by high quality research evidence. However, there are barriers to conducting research. Most research attention focuses on potential patient barriers; staff and organi...

    Authors: Catherine Walshe, Lesley Dunleavy, Nancy Preston, Sheila Payne, John Ellershaw, Vanessa Taylor, Stephen Mason, Amara Callistus Nwosu, Amy Gadoud, Ruth Board, Brooke Swash, Seamus Coyle, Andrew Dickman, Andrea Partridge, Jaime Halvorsen and Nick Hulbert-Williams
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:159
  8. Advance care planning is a way of facilitating conversations with patients about future health care, values, and preferences at end of life. Nursing home physicians have the medical responsibility and the main...

    Authors: Liv Ødbehr, Reidun Hov, Harald Sanaker, Åsa Serholt Jensen, Aina Korup and Tuva Sandsdalen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:158
  9. Cancer is a disease that transcends what is purely medical, profoundly affecting the day-to-day life of both patients and family members. Previous research has shown that the consequences of cancer are greatly...

    Authors: Mario López-Salas, Antonio Yanes-Roldán, Ana Fernández, Ainhoa Marín, Ana I. Martínez, Ana Monroy, José M. Navarro, Marta Pino, Raquel Gómez, Saray Rodríguez, Sergio Garrido, Sonia Cousillas, Tatiana Navas, Víctor Lapeña and Belén Fernández
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:157
  10. Patients who have benefited from specialist intervention during periods of acute/complex palliative care needs often transition from specialist-to-primary care once such needs have been controlled. Effective c...

    Authors: Katharine Weetman, John I. MacArtney, Catherine Grimley, Cara Bailey and Jeremy Dale
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:156
  11. Explore the feasibility of a mobile health(mHealth) and virtual reality (VR) based nutrition-exercise-psychology integrated rehabilitation model in Chinese cancer patients.

    Authors: Yuan Qi, Mengjie Wang, Ya Xue, Jingyan Yue, Chunjian Qi, Weihu Shang, Weifen Meng, Wenyu Zhu, Xiaolin Pu, Dongqing Li and Hua Jiang
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:155
  12. The practice of palliative sedation continues to raise ethical questions among people, which in turn leads to its varied acceptance and practice across regions. As part of the Palliative Sedation European Unio...

    Authors: Éva Pozsgai, Eduardo Garralda, Csilla Busa, Sheila Payne, Jeroen Hasselaar, Daniela Mosoiu, Séverine M. Surges, Michaël Van der Elst, Sebastiano Mercadante, Carlos Centeno and Ágnes Csikós
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:154
  13. Older adults experiencing homelessness (OAEH) age quickly and die earlier than their housed counterparts. Illness-related decisions are best guided by patients’ values, but healthcare and homelessness service ...

    Authors: Abigail Latimer, Natalie D. Pope, Chin-Yen Lin, JungHee Kang, Olivia Sasdi, Jia-Rong Wu, Debra K. Moser and Terry Lennie
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:153
  14. Only four centers in Egypt provide Palliative Care (PC) for adult cancer patients and one provides care for pediatric cancer patients. While PC is not widely utilized in Egypt, this study aims to assess patien...

    Authors: Atiat Osman, Savannah Gail Horvick and Nancy Dias
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:152
  15. The Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care is a national framework for local action in England co-produced by over 30 partners; little research has been conducted on how the Framework is received and us...

    Authors: Erica Borgstrom, Joanne Jordan, Una St Ledger and Claire Henry
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:151
  16. Clinical evidence for the rapidity and effectiveness of fentanyl buccal soluble film (FBSF) in reducing pain intensity of breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) remains inadequate. This study aimed to evaluate the ef...

    Authors: Yi-Hao Chiang, Ching-Ting Lien, Wen-Hao Su, Tsung-Yu Yen, Yu-Jen Chen, Yuen-Liang Lai, Ken-Hong Lim, Kun-Yao Dai, Hsin-Pei Chung, Chia-Yen Hung and Yi-Shing Leu
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:150
  17. The number of people suffering from chronic diseases requiring palliative care (PC) is increasing rapidly. Therefore, PC teaching in undergraduate health science programs is necessary to improve primary PC bas...

    Authors: Miguel Antonio Sánchez-Cárdenas, Camila Andrea Navarro Tibaquirá, Nidia Mantilla-Manosalva, David Andrade Fonseca, Alexandra Marin Morales and Martha Ximena León Delgado
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:149
  18. Surrogate decision-making by family caregivers for patients with severe brain injury is influenced by the availability and understanding of relevant information and expectations for future rehabilitation. We a...

    Authors: Yifan Yan, Meiqi Li, Jitka Annen, Wangshan Huang, Tiantian Cai, Xueying Wang, Xiaohua Hu, Steven Laureys and Haibo Di
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:148
  19. In 2021, the National Institute of Public Health (INSPQ) (Quebec, Canada), published an update of the palliative and end-of-life care (PEoLC) indicators. Using these updated indicators, this qualitative study ...

    Authors: Emilie Allard, Sarah Dumaine, Martin Sasseville, Morgane Gabet and Arnaud Duhoux
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:146
  20. Patient safety is crucial for quality of care. Preventable adverse events (AEs) occur in 1 of 20 patients in the hospital, but it is unknown whether this is different for patients with a condition relevant for...

    Authors: B. Schouten, S. M. van Schoten, F. M. Bijnsdorp, H. Merten, P. W.B. Nanayakkara, A. K.L. Reyners, A. L. Francke and C. Wagner
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:145
  21. Most nursing home residents have complex care needs, require palliative care and eventually die in these facilities. Timely recognition of changes in a resident’s condition is crucial for providing appropriate...

    Authors: C. Bagchus, M. S. Zee, J. T van der Steen, M. S. Klapwijk, N. Lemos Dekker, B. D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen and H. R. W. Pasman
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:144
  22. Racial and ethnic inequities in palliative care are well-established. The way researchers design and interpret studies investigating race- and ethnicity-based disparities has future implications on the interve...

    Authors: Kavita Algu, Joshua Wales, Michael Anderson, Mariam Omilabu, Thandi Briggs and Allison M. Kurahashi
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:143
  23. Palliative care (PC) in most African countries remains under-assessed. Benin has piloted the implementation of a set of indicators proposed by the WHO to measure PC development.

    Authors: Kouessi Anthelme Agbodande, Freddy Gnangnon, Mickael Assogba, Josué Avakoudjo, Angèle Azon Kouanou, Lisette Odoulamy, Jean Daho, Djimon Marcel Zannou, Sourakatou Salifou, Ali Imorou Bah Chabi, Raoul Saizonou, Issimouha Dille Mahamadou, Fernanda Bastos, Eduardo Garralda, Carlos Centeno and Vilma Adriana Tripodoro
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:141

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:168

  24. Palliative care and the integration of health and social care have gradually become the key direction of development to address the aging of the population and the growing burden of multimorbidity at the end o...

    Authors: Chunyan Wang, Shaojie Bi, Yanxia Lu, Yuli Li, Bing Han, Min Xu, Guiyue Meng and Qingbo Zhou
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:140
  25. The role of family caregivers in the management of cerebrovascular accident survivors is invaluable. So far, there is a strong evidence affirming the effectiveness of family support for cerebrovascular acciden...

    Authors: Fortune Selasi Atsu, Nkosi Nkosi Botha, Cynthia Esinam Segbedzi, Mary Aku Ogum, Daniel Apaak, Ivy Selorm Tsedze, Lucy Adjanor Akoto and Edward Wilson Ansah
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:138
  26. In the context of pediatric palliative care, where the quality of life of children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions is of utmost importance, the integration of health technology must support t...

    Authors: Judith Schröder, Kirsti Riiser and Heidi Holmen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:137
  27. An accurate perception of death risk is a prerequisite for advanced cancer patients to make informed end-of-life care decisions. However, there is to date no suitable scale to measure death risk perception. Th...

    Authors: Guojuan Chen, Xiaoling Zhang, Zhangxian Chen, Shangwang Yang, Jianwei Zheng and Huimin Xiao
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:136

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:161

  28. WHO stated the environment is an important factor affecting the development of hospice care. The environment is the sum of factors affecting behavior besides the individual factors. Currently, a scale to compr...

    Authors: Junping Zhong, Wei Zhang, Rong Xu, Huifen Wang, Jing Zhao, Yingjuan Huang, Yanlin Chen, Xiaoli Chen, Jianfei Chen, Qing Zhang, Zhijie Zou and Yingzi Zhang
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:135
  29. The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on care at the end-of-life due to restrictions and other circumstances such as high workload and uncertainty about the disease. The objective of this study is to ...

    Authors: Masha S. Zee, Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Erica Witkamp, Benthe Heessels, Anne Goossensen, Ida J. Korfage, Yvonne N. Becqué, Corine Nierop-van Baalen, Agnes van der Heide and H. Roeline Pasman
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:134
  30. Palliative care remains key in assisting patients who have life-threatening conditions. In most low- and middle-income countries, it is often offered through a centralized system with limitations, including Ma...

    Authors: Atupere S. Phiri, Manuel Mulwafu, Haules Robbins Zaniku, Moses Banda Aron, Judith Kanyema, Stellar Chibvunde, Enoch Ndarama, Grace Momba, Fabien Munyaneza, Lameck Thambo, Chiyembekezo Kachimanga and Beatrice Matanje
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:132
  31. The COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey and around the world has had a profound impact on the families of terminally ill patients. In this challenging period, investigating the spiritual care perceptions and religious...

    Authors: Zuhal Cetın and Betul Ozen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:131
  32. Globally, children with cancer often experience delays in palliative care referral or are infrequently referred. Therefore, we conducted a qualitative study to gain insight from paediatric oncologists into wha...

    Authors: Naveen Salins, Krithika Rao, Anuja Damani, Sean Hughes and Nancy Preston
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:130

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:133

  33. To better understand the type of care offered to Italian patients with advanced breast cancer at the End-of-Life (EoL), we conducted a retrospective observational study. EoL was defined as the period of six mo...

    Authors: Irene Giannubilo, Linda Battistuzzi, Eva Blondeaux, Tommaso Ruelle, Francesca Benedetta Poggio, Giulia Buzzatti, Alessia D’Alonzo, Federica Della Rovere, Maria Maddalena Latocca, Chiara Molinelli, Maria Grazia Razeti, Simone Nardin, Luca Arecco, Marta Perachino, Diletta Favero, Roberto Borea…
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:129
  34. Values are broadly understood to have implications for how individuals make decisions and cope with serious illness stressors, yet it remains uncertain how patients and their family and friend caregivers discu...

    Authors: Avery C. Bechthold, Colleen K. McIlvennan, Daniel D. Matlock, Deborah B. Ejem, Rachel D. Wells, Jesse LeJeune, Marie A. Bakitas and J. Nicholas Odom
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:128
  35. Pediatric palliative care supports children and young adults with life-limiting conditions and their families, seeking to minimize suffering and enhance quality of life. This study evaluates the impact of spec...

    Authors: Cho Hee Kim, Jung Lee, Ji Weon Lee and Min Sun Kim
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:127
  36. Nursing homes and other long-term care services account for a disparate share of COVID-19 cases and casualties worldwide. During COVID-19 there is a distinct need to preserve a holistic view of the wellbeing o...

    Authors: Owen Doody, John Lombard, Tara Delamere and Mary Rabbitte
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:126
  37. Ex-ante identification of the last year in life facilitates a proactive palliative approach. Machine learning models trained on electronic health records (EHR) demonstrate promising performance in cancer progn...

    Authors: Qingyuan Zhuang, Alwin Yaoxian Zhang, Ryan Shea Tan Ying Cong, Grace Meijuan Yang, Patricia Soek Hui Neo, Daniel SW Tan, Melvin LK Chua, Iain Beehuat Tan, Fuh Yong Wong, Marcus Eng Hock Ong, Sean Shao Wei Lam and Nan Liu
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:124
  38. Advance care planning (ACP) describes the process of supporting individuals at any age or stage of health to consider and share their personal values, life goals, and preferences regarding future health care. ...

    Authors: Ashfaq Chauhan, Upma Chitkara, Ramya Walsan, Ursula M. Sansom-Daly, Elizabeth Manias, Davinia Seah, Angie Dalli, Nadine El-Kabbout, Thit Tieu, Mashreka Sarwar, Misbah Faiz, Nancy Huang, Vitor Moraes Rocha, Abhijit Pal and Reema Harrison
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:123
  39. Annually, approximately five per cent of dependent children — aged under eighteen years — in the United Kingdom (UK), experience parental death. Nurses and social workers caring for parents with life-limiting ...

    Authors: Penny Franklin, Anne Arber and Emma Ream
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:122
  40. Indigenous palliative persons and their families often have different values, spiritual traditions, and practices from Western culture and Canadian health systems. Additionally, many healthcare policies and pr...

    Authors: Russell Dawe, Jack Penashue, Mary Pia Benuen, Anastasia Qupee, Andrea Pike, Melanie van Soeren, Carolyn Sturge Sparkes, Mercy Winsor, Kristin Harris Walsh, Hiliary Hasan and Nathaniel Pollock
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:121
  41. In the Netherlands, palliative care is provided by generalist healthcare professionals (HCPs) if possible and by palliative care specialists if necessary. However, it still needs to be clarified what specialis...

    Authors: Ingrid van Zuilekom, Suzanne Metselaar, Fleur Godrie, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen and Harmieke van Os-Medendorp
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:120
  42. In order to mitigate the distress associated with life limiting conditions it is essential for all health professionals not just palliative care specialists to identify people with deteriorating health and unm...

    Authors: Melanie Mahura, Brigitte Karle, Louise Sayers, Felicity Dick-Smith and Rosalind Elliott
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:119

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