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  1. Variation persists in the quality of end-of-life-care (EOLC) for people with cancer. This study aims to describe the characteristics of, and examine factors associated with, indicators of potentially burdensom...

    Authors: Rebecca J Mitchell, Geoffrey P Delaney, Gaston Arnolda, Winston Liauw, Jane L Phillips, Reidar P Lystad, Reema Harrison and Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:32
  2. In 2020, the Global Cancer Observatory reported 280,000 cases of childhood cancer worldwide, with a higher burden of disease and mortality rates in low- and middle-income countries. In 2022, the National Insti...

    Authors: María Isabel Cuervo-Suarez, Daniela Cleves, Natalia Duque-Nieto, Angélica Claros-Hulbert, Karen Molina-Gómez, Jhon Edwar Bolaños-Lopez, María Elena Tello-Cajiao, Justin N Baker, Michael J. McNeil and Ximena García-Quintero
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:31
  3. Improving palliative and end-of-life care for people with dementia is a growing priority globally. This study aimed to integrate multiple perspectives on end-of-life care for people with dementia and carers, t...

    Authors: Zoi Triandafilidis, Sally Carr, Daneill Davis, Sarah Yeun-Sim Jeong, Jacinta Hensby, Daniel Wong, John Attia and Nicholas Goodwin
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:30
  4. Specialist palliative care is often provided late in the patient’s disease trajectory in response to uncontrolled symptoms. Shifting from this reactionary illness-stress paradigm to a proactive health-wellness...

    Authors: Yu Ke, Yin Bun Cheung, Marie Bakitas, J. Nicholas Odom, Elaine Lum, Daniel Shao Weng Tan, Tira J. Tan, Eric Finkelstein, Hong Choon Oh, Siqin Zhou and Grace Meijuan Yang
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:29
  5. Access to palliative care is often limited for challenging and vulnerable groups, including persons with substance use disorders. However, with optimized healthcare options and liberal substitution policies, t...

    Authors: Laura Marti, Ellen Hünerwadel, Bigna Hut, Sebastian M. Christ, Fabienne Däster, Markus Schettle, Annina Seiler, David Blum and Caroline Hertler
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:28
  6. Patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could have palliative care (PC) needs because of unmet needs such as dyspnoea. This may lead to anxiety and may have an impact on patients’ abi...

    Authors: Simen A. Steindal, Kristin Hofsø, Hanne Aagaard, Kari L. Mariussen, Brith Andresen, Vivi L. Christensen, Kristin Heggdal, Marte-Marie Wallander Karlsen, Monica E. Kvande, Nina M. Kynø, Anne Kathrine Langerud, Mari Oma Ohnstad, Kari Sørensen and Marie Hamilton Larsen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:27
  7. Clinical practice guidelines emphasize shared decision-making for kidney replacement treatment, yet little is known about the influence of cultural differences on that process. We undertook a retrospective cha...

    Authors: Abigail L. Lebovitz, Steven A. Schwab, Michelle M. Richardson, Klemens B. Meyer, Benjamin Sweigart and Tamara Vesel
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:25
  8. While palliative care for patients with heart failure has gained global attention, in Iran most palliative care interventions have focused only on cancer patients. The purpose of this study is to determine the...

    Authors: Arvin Mirshahi, Marie Bakitas, Meysam Khoshavi, Ali Khanipour-Kencha, Seyed Mohammad Riahi, Rachel Wells, J. Nicholas Odom, Shahrzad Ghiyasvandian and Masoumeh Zakerimoghadam
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:22
  9. This study aimed to assess the impact of the Nursing Spiritual Care Module on the competence of nurses in providing spiritual care in the context of Malaysia.

    Authors: Ali H. Abusafia, Adam Mahmoud Salameh Khraisat, Ola K. Tableb, Khalid Al-Mugheed, Amany Anwar Alabdullah and Sally Mohammed Farghaly Abdelaliem
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:21
  10. The aim of the study was to demonstrate whether the care burden of caregivers of bedridden patients, who experience feeding difficulties, decreases according to the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)...

    Authors: Gökmen Özceylan and İnahet Findik
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:20
  11. Currently, a conclusive experience on the uniform implementation and benefits of day hospice structures and interventions is lacking in Germany. The following questions should be clarified: (1) Which structura...

    Authors: Ulrich Kaiser, Ursula Vehling-Kaiser, Ana Hoffmann, Moritz Fiedler, Alexandra Hofbauer, Michael Rechenmacher, Anne Benning, Michael Koller and Florian Kaiser
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:18
  12. Fewer than 1 in 20 people on the African continent in need of palliative care receive it. Malawi is a low-income country in sub-Saharan Africa that has yet to achieve advanced palliative care integration accom...

    Authors: Fatia Kiyange, Mackuline Atieno, Emmanuel B. K. Luyirika, Zipporah Ali, Helena Musau, Lameck Thambo, John Y. Rhee, Eve Namisango and William E. Rosa
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:17
  13. Despite being driven by a strong sense of duty and familial obligation, providing care for patients nearing the end of life poses challenges for family caregivers. Telemedicine has rapidly gained traction as a...

    Authors: Junchen Guo, Xianghua Xu, Chaoyi Liu, Ying Wang and Yongyi Chen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:16
  14. Family caregivers are essential in end-of-life care for cancer patients who wish to die at home. The knowledge is still limited regarding family caregivers needs and preferences for support and whether the pre...

    Authors: Toril Merete Nysaeter, Cecilia Olsson, Tuva Sandsdalen, Reidun Hov and Maria Larsson
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:15
  15. Bereavement experience is shaped by cultural and social contexts. No systematically constructed reviews were identified to explore the bereavement experience for people who are influenced by Chinese culture va...

    Authors: Hui-Ju Liang, Qian Xiong, Bader Nael Remawi and Nancy Preston
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:14
  16. In this study, we aimed to assess the clinical characteristics, reasons for referral, and outcomes of patients with brain metastases (BM) referred to the supportive care center.

    Authors: Rebecca A. Harrison, Michael Tang, Kaoswi Karina Shih, Maria Khan, Lily Pham, Aline Rozman De Moraes, Barbara J. O’Brien, Roland Bassett and Eduardo Bruera
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:13
  17. One measure of quality in palliative care involves ensuring people approaching the end of life are able to receive care, and ultimately die, in the places they choose. Canadian palliative care policy directive...

    Authors: Kelli I. Stajduhar, Melissa Giesbrecht, Ashley Mollison, Kara Whitlock, Piotr Burek, Fraser Black, Jill Gerke, Naheed Dosani and Simon Colgan
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:12
  18. Palliative care focuses on the ability of medical students to use their expanded experiences and knowledge; however, basic medical education does not provide adequate knowledge and skills regarding palliative ...

    Authors: Wejdan Y. Younis and Ayman M. Hamdan-Mansour
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:9
  19. Intranasal (i.n.) drug application is a widely known and low-invasive route of administration that may be able to achieve rapid symptom control in terminally ill patients. According to the German S3 guideline ...

    Authors: Hanna Hirschinger, Evelyn Jaeger, Stefanie Nittka, Svetlana Hetjens, Christine Lorenz, Constanze Remi, Susanne Saussele, Wolf-K. Hofmann, Deniz Gencer and Tobias Boch
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:8
  20. Pain management is a necessary component of palliative care as most patients suffer from pain during the final phase of life. Due to the complex causation of pain in the last phase of life, it is important to ...

    Authors: Christian Volberg, Henning Schmidt-Semisch, Julian Maul, Jens Nadig and Martin Gschnell
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:7
  21. Polypharmacy is common among patients with a limited life expectancy, even shortly before death. This is partly inevitable, because these patients often have multiple symptoms which need to be alleviated. Howe...

    Authors: M.A.M. van Hylckama Vlieg, I.E. Pot, H.P.J. Visser, M.A.C. Jong, M.J.D.L. van der Vorst, B.J. van Mastrigt, J.N.A. Kiers, P.P.P.H. van den Homberg, M.F. Thijs-Visser, E. Oomen-de Hoop, A. van der Heide, P.H.M. van der Kuy, C.C.D. van der Rijt and E.C.T. Geijteman
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:6
  22. Specialty palliative care interdisciplinary teams (IDT) can play an important role in supporting patients and family members during acute care decision-making. Despite guidelines and evidence emphasizing decis...

    Authors: Meredith MacMartin, Jingyi Zhang and Amber Barnato
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:5
  23. Palliative care requires a multidisciplinary team to assist patients and their families to obtain good quality care at the end of life. Typically, community pharmacists have fewer opportunities to provide serv...

    Authors: Chien-Yi Wu, Yu-Hsuan Wu, Yi-Hui Chang, Min-Shiow Tsay, Hung-Cheng Chen, Yu-Ling Kuo and Hui-Ya Hsieh
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:4
  24. Advance directives (ADs) has recently been considered as an important component of palliative care for patients with advanced cancer and is a legally binding directive regarding a person’s future medical care....

    Authors: Mobina Golmohammadi, Abbas Ebadi, Hadis Ashrafizadeh, Maryam Rassouli and Salman Barasteh
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:3
  25. This study aimed to assess the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) (physical, functional, emotional, social, spiritual) and psychological (anxiety and depression) well-being and their associations with pati...

    Authors: Rubayat Rahman, Lubna Mariam, Rebecca Su, Chetna Malhotra and Semra Ozdemir
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:2
  26. Standardised use of patient-centred outcome measures (PCOMs) improves aspects of quality of care. Normalization Process Theory (NPT) considers the social (inter-)actions of implementation processes operational...

    Authors: Eva Lehmann-Emele, Maximiliane Jansky, Sabina Clapham, Susanne de Wolf-Linder, Claudia Bausewein and Farina Hodiamont
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:1
  27. Cancer disparities are a major public health concern in Canada, affecting racialized communities of Latin American and African descent, among others. This is evident in lower screening rates, lower access to c...

    Authors: Anna Santos Salas, Sharon M. Watanabe, Aynharan Sinnarajah, Nahyeni Bassah, Fleur Huang, Jill Turner, Jacqueline Alcalde Castro, Hannah M. O’Rourke, Pilar Camargo-Plazas, Bukola Salami, María Santana, Katy Campbell, Omar Abdel-Rahman, Tracy Wildeman, Lisa Vaughn, Harkeert Judge…
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:204
  28. Neonatal death is the leading category of death in children under the age of 5 in the UK. Many babies die following decisions between parents and the neonatal team; when a baby is critically unwell, with the s...

    Authors: Katie Gallagher, Kathy Chant, Alex Mancini, Myra Bluebond-Langner and Neil Marlow
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:203
  29. The diagnosis of a life-limiting condition of a child in the perinatal or neonatal period is a threat to parental hopes. Hope is an interactional and multidimensional construct, and in palliative care, it is a...

    Authors: Aline Oliveira Silveira, Monika Wernet, Larissa Fernandes Franco, Patrícia Luciana Moreira Dias and Zaida Charepe
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:202
  30. Hemodialysis holds the highest incidence and prevalence rate in Taiwan globally. However, the implementation of advance care planning (ACP), advance directives (AD), and patient self-determination acts (PSDA) ...

    Authors: Shang-Feng Tsai, Ching-Yi Chang, Jia-Yi Yang, Yu-Ying Ho, Ching-Ching Hsiao, Shu-Chuan Hsu, Shih-Yun Chen, Huan-Yi Lin, Te-Feng Yeh and Cheng-Hsu Chen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:201
  31. A randomised clinical trial titled the Carer End of Life Planning Intervention (CELPI) in people dying with dementia evaluated the effect of carer education and support about palliative care on care recipient out...

    Authors: Janice Du Preez, Antonio Celenza, Christopher Etherton-Beer, Paula Moffat, Elissa Campbell and Glenn Arendts
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:200

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:26

  32. Patients’ stories provide Palliative Care physicians with a glimpse into the former’s lives and their psycho-emotional, sociocultural, and contextual considerations. Yet, few physicians are trained to interpre...

    Authors: Elaine Li Ying Quah, Keith Zi Yuan Chua, Casper Keegan Ronggui Lin, Andrew Vimal Vijayan, Nur Amira Binte Abdul Hamid, Jasmine Lerk Juan Owyong, Neeta Satku, Natalie Woong, Crystal Lim, Gillian Li Gek Phua, Eng Koon Ong, Warren Fong and Lalit Kumar Radha Krishna
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:199
  33. The aims of the study were first to explore the adaptive leisure activities of classified nursing model from the perspective of nurse-patient interactive care, and to explore its impact on the physical and men...

    Authors: Yun-Zhao Lin, Po Chen, Meng-Meng Lin, Jia-Li Chen, Min-Min Shi and Feng Guo
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:198

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:10

  34. Hospice and Palliative Care (HPC) is in high demand in China; however, the country is facing the shortage of qualified HPC nurses. A well-suited competence framework is needed to promote HPC human resource dev...

    Authors: Wei-Ying Li, Ying Fang, Yi-qing Liang, Shu-qin Zhu, Ling Yuan, Qin Xu, Yue Li, Yin-long Chen, Chang-xian Sun, Xiao-xu Zhi, Xiao-yan Li, Rong Zhou and Mai Du
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:197
  35. Most Chinese patients chose to die at home, therefore there is a reliance on the family caregivers to be involved in their palliative care. The needs and coping strategies of family caregivers in home-based pa...

    Authors: Xiaotian Zhang, Tianmeng Xu, Yuan Qin, Minghui Wang, Zhaoyu Li, Jingyu Song, Qianqian Tang, Zidan Wang, Lijie Xu, Lingling Wu and Peng Yue
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:196
  36. Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs) are clinical settings where patient loss is frequently experienced. A sense of professional grief and posttraumatic growth in nurses who have experienced patient loss has...

    Authors: Meral Turgut and Hatice Yıldız
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:195
  37. The meaning of dying and death are underexplored concepts for Canadian children. Subsequently, it is unclear how children and stakeholders make meaning of children’s holistic health needs at the end of life.

    Authors: Christina M. Lamb, Kianna Ramer, Oluwakemi Amodu and Kelsey Groenenboom
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:194
  38. Provision of paediatric palliative care for children with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions and their families is often complex. Guidelines can support professionals to deliver high quality care. St...

    Authors: Kim C. van Teunenbroek, Leontien C. M. Kremer, A. A. Eduard Verhagen, Johannes M. A. Verheijden, Hester Rippen, Brigitt C. M. Borggreve, Erna M. C. Michiels and Renée L. Mulder
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:193
  39. The pandemic Era has forced palliative care professionals to use a dignity-in-care approach in different settings from the classic ones of palliative care: acute and intensive care. We explored the meanings of di...

    Authors: Loredana Buonaccorso, Ludovica De Panfilis, Harvey Max Chochinov, Gianfranco Martucci, Marco Massari, Monica Cocchi, Maria Chiara Bassi and Silvia Tanzi
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:192
  40. Staying at home during the dying process is important for many patients; and palliative care units (PCUs) can help facilitate home death. This study compared patient survival between those who were discharged ...

    Authors: Nozomu Murakami, Shinya Kajiura, Kouichi Tanabe, Kenichiro Tsukada, Kazuhiko Shibata, Yoshio Minabe, Tatsuya Morita and Ryuji Hayashi
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:191
  41. Pediatric shared decision-making (SDM) is a fundamental part of family-centered care. Pediatric palliative care (PPC) is one of the more difficult fields for healthcare providers when choosing to utilize SDM. ...

    Authors: Siyu Cai, Lei Cheng, Ruixin Wang, Xuan Zhou and Xiaoxia Peng
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:190

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

  42. Access to palliative care is recognised as a human right, yet clear disparities exist. There have been recent appeals to examine people’s contexts and interactions with social systems which for many, adversely...

    Authors: Helen Butler, Merryn Gott, Doctor Kate Prebble, Doctor Sarah Fortune and Doctor Jackie Robinson
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:189
  43. Several studies have characterized the experiences of family members caring for patients undergoing chemotherapy; however, information about the experiences of older spousal caregivers with intensive caregivin...

    Authors: Kengo Hirayama, Tomoki Kuribara and Miho Oshikiri
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:188

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