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  1. Content type: Research article

    Individuals with HIV have a high prevalence of physical and psychological symptoms throughout their disease course. Despite the clinical and public health implications of unresolved pain and symptoms, little i...

    Authors: Katie Wakeham, Richard Harding, Jonathan Levin, Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi, Anatoli Kamali and David G Lalloo

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:8

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

  2. Content type: Research article

    Previous research and key guidelines have suggested potential models of palliative care for patients with COPD and interstitial lung disease. However, these recommendations are often not effectively implemente...

    Authors: Clare Mc Veigh, Joanne Reid, Philip Larkin, Sam Porter and Peter Hudson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:6

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

  3. Content type: Research article

    Advance care planning is a process of discussion that enables competent adults to express their wishes about end-of-life care through periods of decisional incapacity. Although a number of studies have documen...

    Authors: Chong-Wen Wang, Cecilia L. W. Chan and Amy Y. M. Chow

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:5

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

  4. Content type: Study protocol

    The objective of the Balearic Islands Palliative Care (PC) Program is to improve the quality of PC through a shared model consisting of primary health care professionals, home-based PC teams, and PC units in h...

    Authors: Joan Llobera, Noemí Sansó, Amador Ruiz, Merce Llagostera, Estefania Serratusell, Carlos Serrano, María Luisa Martín Roselló, Enric Benito, Eusebio J. Castaño and Alfonso Leiva

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:4

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

  5. Content type: Research article

    Maintaining a sense of self-care while providing patient centered care, can be difficult for practitioners in palliative medicine. We aimed to pilot an “on the job” mindfulness and compassion-oriented meditati...

    Authors: Claudia L. Orellana-Rios, Lukas Radbruch, Martina Kern, Yesche U. Regel, Andreas Anton, Shane Sinclair and Stefan Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:3

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

  6. Content type: Research article

    A compassionate community approach to palliative care provides important rationale for building community-based hospice volunteer capacity. In this project, we piloted one such capacity-building model in which...

    Authors: Barbara Pesut, Wendy Duggleby, Grace Warner, Konrad Fassbender, Elisabeth Antifeau, Brenda Hooper, Madeleine Greig and Kelli Sullivan

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:2

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

  7. Content type: Research article

    There is limited population-level research on end-of-life care in Australia that considers health care use and costs across hospital and community sectors. The aim of this study was to quantify health care use...

    Authors: Rebecca Reeve, Preeyaporn Srasuebkul, Julia M. Langton, Marion Haas, Rosalie Viney and Sallie-Anne Pearson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:1

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

  8. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to examine the status of undergraduate palliative care education among Japanese medical students using data from a survey conducted in 2015.

    Authors: Yoichi Nakamura, Yusuke Takamiya, Mari Saito, Koichi Kuroko, Tatsuko Shiratsuchi, Kenzaburo Oshima, Yuko Ito and Satoshi Miyake

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:38

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Few services are available to support rural older adults living at home with advancing chronic illness. The objective of this project was to pilot a nurse-led navigation service to provide early palliative sup...

    Authors: Barbara Pesut, Brenda Hooper, Marnie Jacobsen, Barbara Nielsen, Miranda Falk and Brian P. O ‘Connor

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:37

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Hospital-based Palliative Care Consultation Teams (PCCTs) have a consulting role to specialist services at their request. Referral of patients is often late. Early palliative care in oncology has shown its eff...

    Authors: Pascale Vinant, Ingrid Joffin, Laure Serresse, Sophie Grabar, Hélène Jaulmes, Malika Daoud, Gabriel Abitbol, Pascale Fouassier, Isabelle Triol, Sylvie Rostaing, Marie-Dominique Brette and Isabelle Colombet

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:36

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Dyspnoea is a disabling symptom in patients admitted with heart failure (HF) and respiratory diseases (RD). The main aim of this study is to evaluate its intensity at admission and discharge and the relation w...

    Authors: Lourdes Vicent, Juan Manuel Nuñez Olarte, Luis Puente-Maestu, Alicia Oliva, Juan Carlos López, Andrea Postigo, Irene Martín, Raquel Luna, Francisco Fernández-Avilés and Manuel Martínez-Sellés

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:35

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  12. Content type: Research article

    As in other areas of health delivery, there is a need to ensure that end-of-life care is guided by patient centred research. A systematic review was undertaken to examine the quantity and quality of data-based...

    Authors: Amy Waller, Natalie Dodd, Martin H. N. Tattersall, Balakrishnan Nair and Rob Sanson-Fisher

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:34

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to compare the differences across occupational groups related to their end-of-life care-specific educational needs and reported intensity of interprofessional collaboration in lon...

    Authors: S. Kaasalainen, T. Sussman, M. Bui, N. Akhtar-Danesh, R. D. Laporte, L. McCleary, A. Wickson Griffiths, K. Brazil, D. Parker, V. Dal Bello-Haas, A. Papaioannou and J. O’Leary

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:33

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Neonatology has made significant advances in the last 30 years. Despite the advances in treatments, not all neonates survive and a palliative care model is required within the neonatal context. Previous resear...

    Authors: Meegan Kilcullen and Susan Ireland

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:32

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  15. Content type: Research article

    This pilot study aimed to investigate quality of life, psychological burden, unmet needs, and care satisfaction in family caregivers of advanced cancer patients (FCs) during specialized inpatient palliative ca...

    Authors: Anneke Ullrich, Lilian Ascherfeld, Gabriella Marx, Carsten Bokemeyer, Corinna Bergelt and Karin Oechsle

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:31

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The practice of continuous deep sedation is a challenging clinical intervention with demanding clinical and ethical decision-making. Though current research indicates that healthcare professionals’ involvement...

    Authors: Sarah Ziegler, Hannes Merker, Margareta Schmid and Milo A. Puhan

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:30

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Confinement to an in-patient hospital ward impairs patients’ sense of social support and connectedness. Providing the means, through communication technology, for patients to maintain contact with friends and ...

    Authors: Qiaohong Guo, Beverley Cann, Susan McClement, Genevieve Thompson and Harvey Max Chochinov

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:29

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  18. Content type: Research article

    When entering the dying phase, the nature of physical, psychosocial and spiritual care needs of people with dementia and their families may change. Our objective was to understand what needs to be in place to ...

    Authors: Jenny T. van der Steen, Natashe Lemos Dekker, Marie-José H. E. Gijsberts, Laura H. Vermeulen, Margje M. Mahler and B. Anne-Mei The

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:28

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    It is estimated that 19 to 83% of people with dementia suffer from pain that is inadequately treated in the last months of life. A large number of healthcare workers who care for these people in nursing homes ...

    Authors: Andrea Koppitz, Georg Bosshard, Geneviève Blanc, Hannele Hediger, Sheila Payne and Thomas Volken

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:27

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Bereavement support is part of palliative care. Sending out bereavement anniversary cards is one intervention of follow-up support for the bereaved. This study evaluated the suitability of bereavement annivers...

    Authors: Swantje Goebel, Sandra Stephanie Mai, Christina Gerlach, Ulrike Windschmitt, Karl-Heinz Feldmann and Martin Weber

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:26

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Despite recent advances in palliative medicine, sedating a terminally ill patient is regarded as an indispensable treatment to manage unbearable suffering. With the prospect of widespread use of palliative sed...

    Authors: Danièle Leboul, Régis Aubry, Jean-Michel Peter, Victor Royer, Jean-François Richard and Frédéric Guirimand

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:25

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Caregiving is strenuous and it may be associated with adverse psychological outcomes. During the palliative care trajectory, there are unique opportunities for providing support and preventing poor bereavement...

    Authors: Kia Toft Thomsen, Mai-Britt Guldin, Mette Kjærgaard Nielsen, Chaitali Laura Ollars and Anders Bonde Jensen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:23

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Specialised palliative care (SPC) takes place in specialised services for patients with complex symptoms and problems. Little is known about what determines the admission of patients to SPC and whether there a...

    Authors: Mathilde Adsersen, Lau Caspar Thygesen, Anders Bonde Jensen, Mette Asbjoern Neergaard, Per Sjøgren and Mogens Groenvold

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:21

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  24. Content type: Research article

    A continuous subcutaneous infusion (CSCI) delivered via syringe pump is a method of drug administration used to maintain symptom control when a patient is no longer able to tolerate oral medication. Several cl...

    Authors: Andrew Dickman, Matthew Bickerstaff, Richard Jackson, Jennifer Schneider, Stephen Mason and John Ellershaw

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:22

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