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  1. The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with the severity of cancer related fatigue (CRF) and predictors of improvement of CRF at the first follow-up visit in patients with advanced cancer re...

    Authors: Sriram Yennu, Diana L Urbauer and Eduardo Bruera

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:16

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Homeless populations have complex and diverse end-of-life care needs. However, they typically die outside of the end-of-life care system. To date, few studies have explored barriers to the end-of-life care sys...

    Authors: Ryan McNeil, Manal Guirguis-Younger and Laura B Dilley

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:14

    Content type: Research article

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  3. To maintain patients’ quality of life is one of the major goals in palliative home care provided by general practitioners (GPs). GPs need adequate training to care for palliative patients. The paper seeks to e...

    Authors: Katja Hermann, Peter Engeser, Joachim Szecsenyi and Antje Miksch

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:13

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Unbearable suffering most frequently is reported in end-of-life cancer patients in primary care. However, research seldom addresses unbearable suffering. The aim of this study was to comprehensively investigat...

    Authors: Cees DM Ruijs, Ad JFM Kerkhof, Gerrit van der Wal and Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:12

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Patients in sub-Saharan Africa commonly experience pain, which often is un-assessed and undertreated. One hindrance to routine pain assessment in these settings is the lack of a single-item pain rating scale v...

    Authors: Kristin TL Huang, Claudio Owino, Rachel C Vreeman, Mildred Hagembe, Festus Njuguna, R Matthew Strother and Gregory P Gramelspacher

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:5

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Medicine has long acknowledged the role of chaplains in healthcare, but there is little research on the relationship between chaplaincy care and health outcomes. The present study examines the association betw...

    Authors: Kevin J Flannelly, Linda L Emanuel, George F Handzo, Kathleen Galek, Nava R Silton and Melissa Carlson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:10

    Content type: Research article

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  7. We describe the development of a new training programme on GP-patient communication in palliative care, and the applicability to GPs and GP Trainees. This ‘ACA training programme’ focuses on  A  vailability of th...

    Authors: Willemjan Slort, Annette H Blankenstein, Bernardina S Wanrooij, Henriëtte E van der Horst and Luc Deliens

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:9

    Content type: Correspondence

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  8. People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) require significant care and support; however, most care needs are still unmet. To our knowledge, no studies have described the activities and challenges of care services in...

    Authors: Taddese Alemu Zerfu, Yaliso Yaya, Selamawit Dagne, Kebede Deribe, Horacio Ruiseñor-Escudero and Sibhatu Biadgilign

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:8

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Typically, dementia involves progressive cognitive and functional deterioration, leading to death. A palliative approach recognizes the inevitable health decline, focusing on quality of life. The approach is h...

    Authors: Christine Toye, Andrew L Robinson, Moyez Jiwa, Sharon Andrews, Fran McInerney, Barbara Horner, Kristi Holloway and Brigit Stratton

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:4

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. The results of a small number of studies of autonomic function in patients with advanced cancer suggest that autonomic dysfunction (AD) is common. In other disease-specific groups this is associated with decre...

    Authors: Carol A Stone, Rose Anne Kenny, Brid Nolan and Peter G Lawlor

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:3

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Disseminating palliative care is a critical task throughout the world. Several outcome studies explored the effects of regional palliative care programs on a variety of end-points, and some qualitative studies...

    Authors: Tatsuya Morita, Mitsunori Miyashita, Akemi Yamagishi, Nobuya Akizuki, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Yutaka Shirahige, Miki Akiyama, Kei Hirai, Motohiro Matoba, Masako Yamada, Taketoshi Matsumoto, Takuhiro Yamaguchi and Kenji Eguchi

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:2

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. End-of-life care research across Africa is under-resourced and under-developed. A central issue in research in end-of-life care is the measurement of effects and outcomes of care on patients and families. Litt...

    Authors: Julia Downing, Steffen T Simon, Faith N Mwangi-Powell, Hamid Benalia, Barbara A Daveson, Irene J Higginson, Richard Harding and Claudia Bausewein

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:1

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Previous studies have found that cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy can effectively manage their own symptoms when given tailored advice. This approach, however, may challenge patients with poor performan...

    Authors: Maria J Silveira, Charles W Given, Kemp B Cease, Alla Sikorskii, Barbara Given, Laurel L Northouse and John D Piette

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:21

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. Public involvement in research on sensitive subjects, such as death and dying, can help to ensure that questions are framed to reflect the interests of their peers, develop a shared understanding of issues rai...

    Authors: Claire Goodman, Elspeth Mathie, Marion Cowe, Alex Mendoza, Daphne Westwood, Diane Munday, Patricia M Wilson, Clare Crang, Katherine Froggatt, Steve Iliffe, Jill Manthorpe, Heather Gage and Stephen Barclay

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:20

    Content type: Research article

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  15. To care for terminally ill and dying patients requires a thorough medical education, encompassing skills, knowledge, and attitudes in the field of palliative care. Undergraduate medical students in Germany wil...

    Authors: Martin Weber, Sven Schmiedel, Friedemann Nauck and Bernd Alt-Epping

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:19

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Over the past ten years there has been an increasing focus on the need for improving the experience of end of life care. A number of policy initiatives have been introduced to develop approaches to discussing ...

    Authors: Karen Cox, Nima Moghaddam, Kathryn Almack, Kristian Pollock and Jane Seymour

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:18

    Content type: Research article

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  17. We aimed to clarify the factors affecting outcomes of home care for patients with malignant diseases.

    Authors: Yuko Kodama, Tomoko Matsumura, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Morihito Takita, Shohei Kawagoe, Yukihiro Kimura, Satoshi Hirahara, Hiroshi Suzuki, Hideki Ohta, Shigeru Onozawa, Tadashi Wada, Yukiyasu Nakamura, Kazushi Nakano, Masahiro Kami and Koichiro Yuji

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:17

    Content type: Research article

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  18. While the home is the most common setting for the provision of palliative care in Australia, a common problem encountered here is the inability of patient/carers to manage medications, which can lead to misadv...

    Authors: Safeera Y Hussainy, Margaret Box and Sandy Scholes

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:16

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Breathlessness is one of the core symptoms, particularly persistent and frequent, towards the end of life. There is no evidence of how the experience of breathlessness differs across conditions. This paper com...

    Authors: Marjolein H Gysels and Irene J Higginson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:15

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Overuse of anti-cancer therapy is an important quality-of-care issue. An aggressive approach to treatment can have negative effects on quality of life and cost, but its effect on survival is not well-defined.

    Authors: Akiko M Saito, Mary Beth Landrum, Bridget A Neville, John Z Ayanian and Craig C Earle

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:14

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Due to the growing number of elderly with advanced chronic conditions, healthcare services will come under increasing pressure. Teleconsultation is an innovative approach to deliver quality of care for palliat...

    Authors: Froukje Duursma, Henk J Schers, Kris CP Vissers and Jeroen Hasselaar

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:13

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. Clinical depression is highly prevalent yet under-detected and under-treated in palliative care settings and is associated with a number of adverse medical and psychological outcomes for patients and their fam...

    Authors: David J Hallford, Marita P McCabe, David Mellor, Tanya E Davison, Denisa L Goldhammer, Kuruvilla George and Shane Storer

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:11

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. Bereavement is a condition which most people experience several times during their lives. A small but noteworthy proportion of bereaved individuals experience a syndrome of prolonged psychological distress in ...

    Authors: Mai-Britt Guldin, Maja O'Connor, Ineta Sokolowski, Anders B Jensen and Peter Vedsted

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:9

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Many people live and die in pain in Africa. We set out to describe patient, family and local community perspectives on the impact of three community based palliative care interventions in sub-Saharan Africa.

    Authors: Liz Grant, Judith Brown, Mhoira Leng, Nadia Bettega and Scott A Murray

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:8

    Content type: Research article

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  25. This study explores the experience of palliative patients and their family members of a family meeting model, utilised as an instrument for the provision of spiritual and psychosocial care. In doing so the stu...

    Authors: Heather M Tan, Anne Wilson, Ian Olver and Christopher Barton

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:7

    Content type: Research article

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  26. End of life (EoL) care in sub-Saharan Africa still lacks the sound evidence-base needed for the development of effective, appropriate service provision. It is essential to make evidence from all types of resea...

    Authors: Marjolein Gysels, Christopher Pell, Lianne Straus and Robert Pool

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:6

    Content type: Research article

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  27. A significant minority of dying people experience refractory symptoms or extreme distress unresponsive to conventional therapies. In such circumstances, sedation may be used to decrease or remove consciousness...

    Authors: Jane Seymour, Judith Rietjens, Jayne Brown, Agnes van der Heide, Sigrid Sterckx and Luc Deliens

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:5

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. End stage dementia is a particularly difficult aspect of care for patients with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. In care institutions, caregivers and family are concerned by treatment decision-making...

    Authors: Lionel Pazart, Chrystelle Vidal, Didier Faivre Chalon, Sophie Gauthier, Florent Schepens, Elodie Cretin, Jean-Louis Beal, Pierre Pfitzenmeyer and Régis Aubry

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:4

    Content type: Study protocol

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  29. The combined effects of the patient's and the family's preferences for death at home have in determining the actual site of death has not been fully investigated. We explored this issue on patients who had bee...

    Authors: Sumie Ikezaki and Naoki Ikegami

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:3

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Hospital care plays a major role at the end-of-life. But little is known about the overall size and characteristics of the palliative inpatient population. The aim of our study was to analyse these aspects.

    Authors: Marianne S Desmedt, Yolande L de la Kethulle, Myriam I Deveugele, Emmanuel A Keirse, Dominique J Paulus, Johan J Menten, Steven R Simoens, Paul J vanden Berghe and Claire M Beguin

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:2

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Pain is still one of the most frequently occurring symptoms at the end of life, although it can be treated satisfactorily in most cases if the physician has adequate knowledge. In the Netherlands, almost 60% o...

    Authors: Mette L Rurup, Christiaan A Rhodius, Sander D Borgsteede, Manon SA Boddaert, Astrid GM Keijser, H Roeline W Pasman and Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2010 9:23

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Breathlessness is common and distressing in advanced disease. This phase II study aimed to determine the use and acceptance of a hand-held fan (HHF) to relieve breathlessness, to test the effectiveness of the ...

    Authors: Claudia Bausewein, Sara Booth, Marjolein Gysels, Robert Kühnbach and Irene J Higginson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2010 9:22

    Content type: Research article

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  33. 'Dignity Therapy' (DT) is a brief, flexible intervention, which allows patients to complete an interview and create a document regarding their life, identity and what they want to leave in writing for their lov....

    Authors: Lise J Houmann, Susan Rydahl-Hansen, Harvey M Chochinov, Linda J Kristjanson and Mogens Groenvold

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2010 9:21

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The aim of this paper is to critically discuss some of the ethically controversial issues regarding continuous deep palliative sedation at the end of life that are addressed in the EAPC recommended framework f...

    Authors: Niklas Juth, Anna Lindblad, Niels Lynöe, Manne Sjöstrand and Gert Helgesson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2010 9:20

    Content type: Debate

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  35. Palliative cancer care aims to improve quality of life and ultimately quality of dying, while prolonging life is not an objective anymore when death nears. The question is, however, whether these perspectives ...

    Authors: Fuusje M de Graaff, Anneke L Francke, Maria ETC van den Muijsenbergh and Sjaak van der Geest

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2010 9:19

    Content type: Research article

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  36. In order to tackle the deficits in the provision of palliative home care, profound structural changes in the outpatient sector were introduced by law in Germany in 2007. The EPACS study was carried out (Resear...

    Authors: Luis Carlos Escobar Pinzón, Eva Münster, Sabine Fischbeck, Michael Unrath, Matthias Claus, Tanja Martini and Martin Weber

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2010 9:16

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Morphinofobia among the general population (GP) and among health care professionals (HP) is not without danger for the patients: it may lead to the inappropriate management of debilitating pain. The aim of our...

    Authors: Henk Verloo, Emmanuel K Mpinga, Maria Ferreira, Charles-Henri Rapin and Philippe Chastonay

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2010 9:15

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Continual collaboration between physicians and hospital-based palliative care teams represents a very important contributor to focusing on patients' symptoms and maintaining their quality of life during all st...

    Authors: Nanako Tamiya, Mikako Okuno, Masayo Kashiwakgi, Mariko Nishikitani and Etsuko Aruga

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2010 9:13

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Models of palliative care delivery develop within a social, cultural, and political context. This paper describes the 30-year history of the National Tumor Association (ANT), a palliative care organization fou...

    Authors: Marina Casadio, Guido Biasco, Amy Abernethy, Valeria Bonazzi, Raffaella Pannuti and Franco Pannuti

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2010 9:12

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Non-specialist palliative care, as it is delivered by general practitioners, is a basic component of a comprehensive palliative care infrastructure for adult patients with progressive and far advanced disease....

    Authors: Saskia Jünger, Andrea E Vedder, Sigurd Milde, Thomas Fischbach, Boris Zernikow and Lukas Radbruch

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2010 9:11

    Content type: Research article

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  41. In North-Rhine Westphalia (Germany) a pilot project for an extensive service provision of palliative care for children and adolescents has been implemented. Accompanying research was undertaken with the aim to...

    Authors: Saskia Jünger, Tania Pastrana, Martina Pestinger, Martina Kern, Boris Zernikow and Lukas Radbruch

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2010 9:10

    Content type: Research article

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