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  1. Legal issues are common in chronic illness. These include matters of daily life, such as problems with employment, finances and housing, where rights or entitlements are prescribed by law. They also include pl...

    Authors: Helen Close, Kamal Sidhu, Hazel Genn, Jonathan Ling and Colette Hawkins

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:47

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. Current consensus recognizes the benefits of early intervention in palliative care consultation teams (PCCTs). As consultants, we should now attempt to improve the quality of our teams by utilizing a method ma...

    Authors: Noriyuki Kawabata and Mikio Nin

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:46

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Radiation-induced mucositis (RIM) pain confers substantial morbidity for head and neck cancer (HNC) patients undergoing radiotherapy alone (RT) or chemoradiotherapy (CRT), often reducing treatment compliance. ...

    Authors: Sondos Zayed, Pencilla Lang, Lucas C. Mendez, Nancy Read, Jinka Sathya, Varagur Venkatesan, Dwight E. Moulin, Andrew Warner and David A. Palma

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:45

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. Palliative care is recognised as a public health issue with the need for earlier integration in the wider healthcare system. However, research indicates that it continues to be accessed late in the course of a...

    Authors: Sonja McIlfatrick, Paul Slater, Esther Beck, Olufikayo Bamidele, Sharon McCloskey, Karen Carr, Deborah Muldrew, Lisa Hanna-Trainor and Felicity Hasson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:44

    Content type: Research article

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  5. An important aspect of end-of-life care is the place of death. A majority of cancer patients prefer home death to hospital death. At the same time, the actual location of death is often against patient’s last-...

    Authors: Jonas Nilsson, Georg Holgersson, Gustav Ullenhag, Malin Holmgren, Bertil Axelsson, Tobias Carlsson, Michael Bergqvist and Stefan Bergström

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:43

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Dyspnea is a common trigger of emergency department visits among terminally ill and cancer patients. Frequent emergency department (ED) visits at the end of life are an indicator of poor-quality care. We exami...

    Authors: Hua-Shui Hsu, Tai-Hsien Wu, Chin-Yu Lin, Ching-Chun Lin, Tsung-Po Chen and Wen-Yuan Lin

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:42

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Written clinical communication regarding patients’ disease understanding and values may facilitate goal-concordant care, yet little is known about the quality of electronic health record (EHR) documentation. W...

    Authors: Natalie C. Ernecoff, Kathryn L. Wessell, William A. Wood, Gary S. Winzelberg, Frances A. Collichio and Laura C. Hanson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:41

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Measurement of patient-centred outcomes enables clinicians to focus on patient and family priorities and enables quality of palliative care to be assessed.

    Authors: Victoria Jane En Long, Yin Bun Cheung, Debra Qu, Katherine Lim, Guozhang Lee, Alethea C. P. Yee, Ping Guo, Richard Harding and Grace Meijuan Yang

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:40

    Content type: Research

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  9. ‘PACE Steps to Success’ is a multicomponent training program aiming to integrate generalist and non-disease-specific palliative care in nursing homes. This program did not improve residents’ comfort in the las...

    Authors: Rose Miranda, Tinne Smets, Nele Van Den Noortgate, Jenny T. van der Steen, Luc Deliens, Sheila Payne, Katarzyna Szczerbińska, Sophie Pautex, Liesbeth Van Humbeeck, Giovanni Gambassi, Marika Kylänen and Lieve Van den Block

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:39

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Patient-centered care is one of the main components in providing palliative care for cancer patients. This issue has been the subject of numerous studies and practices in nursing for many years. Few studies, h...

    Authors: Mir Hossein Aghaei, Zohreh Vanaki and Eesa Mohammadi

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:38

    Content type: Research article

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  11. When discussing treatment options and future care, it is important to understand the expectations of patients and family caregivers related to palliative chemotherapy and to identify patterns in patients’ qual...

    Authors: Tine Ikander, Stefan Starup Jeppesen, Olfred Hansen, Mette Raunkiær and Karin Brochstedt Dieperink

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:37

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Palliative care (PC) development cannot only be assessed from a specialized provision perspective. Recently, PC integration into other health systems has been identified as a component of specialized developme...

    Authors: Natalia Arias-Casais, Eduardo Garralda, Miguel Antonio Sánchez-Cárdenas, John Y. Rhee and Carlos Centeno

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:36

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Identification of patients who might benefit from palliative care among countries with different socioeconomic and medical contexts is challenging. The Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool for a Low-...

    Authors: Supakorn Sripaew, Orapan Fumaneeshoat and Thammasin Ingviya

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:35

    Content type: Research article

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  14. One of the strategies to promote the quality of palliative care in non-specialised settings is the appointment of palliative care nurse champions. It is unclear what the most effective model to implement the c...

    Authors: Marijanne Engel, Lia van Zuylen, Andrée van der Ark and Agnes van der Heide

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:34

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Ideally, patients with life-threatening illness who are suffering from multiple symptoms and reduced quality of life should receive palliative care that addresses their specific needs. The many well-defined cl...

    Authors: Elizabeth Rosted, Birgit Aabom, Bibi Hølge-Hazelton and Mette Raunkiær

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:33

    Content type: Research Article

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  16. Nurses’ palliative and hospice care-specific education is associated with the quality of palliative and hospice care that influences health outcomes of patients with life-limiting illnesses and their caregiver...

    Authors: Zhijie Zou, Jinbing Bai, Yaohua Gu, Qihua Zou, Canhua Xiao, Jiong Yang, Qing Zhang and Mark Lazenby

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:32

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Providing psychological support to people living with terminal illness is a fundamental part of hospice care. Recent research on delivery of psychological services in hospices in the United Kingdom (UK) on a n...

    Authors: Daisy McInnerney, Bridget Candy, Patrick Stone, Nicola Atkin, Joana Johnson, Syd Hiskey and Nuriye Kupeli

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:31

    Content type: Research Article

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  18. Spirituality is a fundamental, intrinsic aspect of human beings and should be a core component of quality palliative care. There is an urgent need to train hospice palliative care teams (HPCTs) to enhance thei...

    Authors: Kyung-Ah Kang, Shin-Jeong Kim, Do-Bong Kim, Myung-Hee Park, Soo-Jin Yoon, Sung-Eun Choi, Young-Sim Choi and Su-Jin Koh

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:30

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:65

  19. The evaluation of care strategies at the end of life is particularly important due to the globally increasing proportion of very old people in need of care. The ICECAP-Supportive Care Measure is a self-complet...

    Authors: Uta Gühne, Marie Dorow, Jessica Grothe, Janine Stein, Margrit Löbner, Judith Dams, Joanna Coast, Philip Kinghorn, Hans-Helmut König and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:29

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Type I endometrial cancer is the most common gynaecological tumour in developed countries and its incidence is increasing also because of population aging. The aim of this work is to test the feasibility and s...

    Authors: Barbara Gardella, Mattia Dominoni, Stefano Bogliolo, Chiara Cassani, Giulia Vittoria Carletti, Annalisa De Silvestri and Arsenio Spinillo

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:28

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The children’s agency and that exercised by parents and health professionals in palliative care, along with structural limitations imposed by the conditions of inequality, will provide a new perspective from m...

    Authors: Martina Fay, Jessica Guadarrama, Tirsa Colmenares-Roa, Iraís Moreno-Licona, Ana Gabriela Cruz-Martin and Ingris Peláez-Ballestas

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:27

    Content type: Research article

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  22. A key aim of palliative care is to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. To help ensure quality of life for the families of patients with migrant backgrounds, this study sought insights i...

    Authors: X. de Voogd, D. L. Willems, M. Torensma, B. D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen and J. L. Suurmond

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:26

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Cancer-related pain is a complicated symptom that often coincides with fatigue, depression, and anxiety. Although many safe treatments are available, inadequate control of Cancer-related pain continues to lead...

    Authors: Ameena Mohammed Al-Ansari, Wafaa Mostafa Abd-El-Gawad, Sobhi Mostafa AboSerea, Eman El Sayed ElShereafy, Fatma Abdel Shakor Ali and Mohammed Abd Elaziz ElSayed

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:25

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Home hospitalization at the end of life can sometimes be perturbed by unplanned hospital admissions (UHAs, defined as any admission that is not part of a preplanned care procedure), which increase the likeliho...

    Authors: Vincent Gamblin, Chloé Prod’homme, Adrien Lecoeuvre, André -Michel Bimbai, Joël Luu, Pierre-Alexandre Hazard, Arlette Da Silva, Stéphanie Villet, Marie-Cécile Le Deley and Nicolas Penel

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:24

    Content type: Research article

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  25. High quality serious illness communication requires good understanding of patients’ values and beliefs for their treatment at end of life. Natural Language Processing (NLP) offers a reliable and scalable metho...

    Authors: Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, Robert Gramling, Kelly Gothard, Maarten Kroesen and Caspar Chorus

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:23

    Content type: Research article

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  26. A primary brain cancer diagnosis is a distressing, life changing event. It adversely affects the quality of life for the person living with brain cancer and their families (‘carers’). Timely access to evidence...

    Authors: Isabelle Schaefer, Nicole Heneka, Tim Luckett, Meera R. Agar, Suzanne K. Chambers, David C. Currow, Georgia Halkett, Domenica Disalvo, Ingrid Amgarth-Duff, Cleola Anderiesz and Jane L. Phillips

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:22

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Globally, different age groups in the elderly population have experienced major shifts over time. Human life expectancy doubled from the 19th to the twentieth century and has increased to 80 years in the twent...

    Authors: Tzu-Yin Lee, Henny Dwi Susanti, Kuo-Chen Hung, Su-Yueh Yang, Hui-Fen Fang, Jia-Ruey Tsai, Jeng-Fong Chiou and Min-Huey Chung

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:21

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Serious adverse event reporting guidelines have largely been developed for pharmaceutical trials. There is evidence that serious adverse events, such as psychological distress, can also occur in non-pharmaceut...

    Authors: Lesley Dunleavy, Danni Collingridge Moore, Ida Korfage, Sheila Payne, Catherine Walshe and Nancy Preston

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:19

    Content type: Review

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  29. Specialist palliative care (SPC) providers tend to use the term ‘complex’ to refer to the needs of patients who require SPC. However, little is known about complex needs on first referral to a SPC service. We ...

    Authors: Anne M. Finucane, Connie Swenson, John I. MacArtney, Rachel Perry, Hazel Lamberton, Lucy Hetherington, Lisa Graham-Wisener, Scott A. Murray and Emma Carduff

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:18

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Many children with serious illnesses are receiving palliative and end-of-life care from pediatric palliative and hospice care teams at home (PPHC@Home). Despite the growth in PPHC@Home, no standardized measure...

    Authors: Jackelyn Y. Boyden, Chris Feudtner, Janet A. Deatrick, Kimberley Widger, Gwenn LaRagione, Blyth Lord and Mary Ersek

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:17

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) account for less than 1% of all malignancies. Approximately 50% of the patients develop metastases with limited survival in the course of their disease. For those patients, palliativ...

    Authors: F. Brandes, J. K. Striefler, A. Dörr, M. Schmiester, S. Märdian, G. Koulaxouzidis, D. Kaul, A. Behzadi, P. Thuss-Patience, J. Ahn, U. Pelzer, L. Bullinger and A. Flörcken

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:16

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Effective communication in support of clinical decision-making is central to the pediatric cancer care experience for families. A new laboratory derived pharmacogenetic test (LDT) that can diagnose difficult-t...

    Authors: Cristina Longo, Vasiliki Rahimzadeh and Gillian Bartlett

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:15

    Content type: Research article

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  33. China holds one fifth of the world’s population and faces a rapidly aging society. In its ambition to reach a health care standard comparable to developed countries by 2030, the implementation of palliative ca...

    Authors: Antonia M. Willemsen, Piret Paal, Silja Zhang, Stephen Mason and Frank Elsner

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:14

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Artificial nutrition and hydration do not prolong survival or improve clinical symptoms of terminally ill cancer patients. Nonetheless, little is known about the effect of artificial hydration (AH) alone on pa...

    Authors: Chien-Yi Wu, Ping-Jen Chen, Tzu-Lin Ho, Wen-Yuan Lin and Shao-Yi Cheng

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:13

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Huntington’s disease (HD) has a poor prognosis. Decision-making capacity and communication ability may become lost as the disease progresses. Therefore, HD patients are encouraged to engage in advance care pla...

    Authors: Marina R. Ekkel, Marja F. I. A. Depla, Els M. L. Verschuur, Ruth B. Veenhuizen, Cees M. P. M. Hertogh and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:12

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Palliative care day services provide a safe environment for people with palliative care needs, enabling them to access a range of services while acting as a respite services for family caregivers. Viewed as ma...

    Authors: Felicity Hasson, Joanne Jordan, Laurie McKibben, Lisa Graham-Wisener, Anne Finucane, Kathy Armour, Shazia Zafar, Alistair Hewison, Kevin Brazil and W. George Kernohan

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:11

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Observational studies investigating risk factors in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have not considered the confounding effects of advanced care planning, such that a valid picture of risk for elderly, fra...

    Authors: Sam Straw, Melanie McGinlay, Michael Drozd, Thomas A. Slater, Alice Cowley, Stephe Kamalathasan, Nicholas Maxwell, Rory A. Bird, Aaron O. Koshy, Milos Prica, Peysh A. Patel, Samuel D. Relton, John Gierula, Richard M. Cubbon, Mark T. Kearney and Klaus K. Witte

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:10

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Palliative care improves the quality of lives of patients and families affected by advanced illnesses through the prevention and relief of suffering. While palliative care is well established in developed coun...

    Authors: Tara Devi Laabar, Christobel Saunders, Kirsten Auret and Claire E. Johnson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:8

    Content type: Research article

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  39. For cancer patients and their family, an important factor that determines the choice to die at home is the caregivers’ feeling of security when caring for the patient at home. Support to caregivers from health...

    Authors: Anne Sæle Barlund, Beate André, Kari Sand and Anne-Tove Brenne

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:7

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Patient participation is a key foundation of advance care planning (ACP). However, a patient himself/herself may be left out from sensitive conversations such as end-of-life (EOL) care discussions. The objecti...

    Authors: Akiko Abe, Masato Kobayashi, Takashi Kohno, Mari Takeuchi, Saori Hashiguchi, Masaru Mimura and Daisuke Fujisawa

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:6

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The aging of migrant populations across Europe challenges researchers in palliative care to produce knowledge that can be used to respond to the needs of the growing group of patients with a migration backgrou...

    Authors: M. Torensma, B. D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, X. de Voogd, D. L. Willems and J. L. Suurmond

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:5

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Coverage of palliative care in low and middle-income countries is very limited, and global projections suggest large increases in need. Novel approaches are needed to achieve the palliative care goals of Unive...

    Authors: Kennedy Bashan Nkhoma, Bassey Ebenso, David Akeju, Samuel Adejoh, Michael Bennett, Mike Chirenje, Adlight Dandadzi, Elizabeth Nabirye, Elizabeth Namukwaya, Eve Namisango, Kehinde Okunade, Omolola Salako, Richard Harding and Matthew J. Allsop

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:4

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Those who survive critical illness only to become chronically critically ill (CCI) experience a high symptom burden, repeat episodes of illness exacerbation, communication barriers, and poor health outcomes. Y...

    Authors: A. Fuchsia Howard, Sarah Crowe, Laura Choroszewski, Joe Kovatch, Adrianne Jansen Haynes, Joan Ford, Scott Beck and Gregory J. Haljan

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:3

    Content type: Research article

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  44. The term ‘life limiting conditions’ refers to premature death following decline from chronic conditions, which is a common circumstance in which occupational therapists work with people at the end of life. The...

    Authors: Courtney Apostol, Kathryn Cranwell and Danielle Hitch

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:2

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Opioid-induced constipation (OIC) is a frequent and bothersome adverse event related with opioid therapy in cancer patients. Despite the high prevalence, medical management of OIC is often uncertain. The curre...

    Authors: Regina Gironés Sarrió, Agnès Calsina-Berna, Adoración Gozalvo García, José Miguel Esparza-Miñana, Esther Falcó Ferrer and Josep Porta-Sales

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:1

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Despite known benefits, advance care planning (ACP) is rarely a component of usual practice in long-term care (LTC). A series of tools and workbooks have been developed to support ACP uptake amongst the genera...

    Authors: Tamara Sussman, Sharon Kaasalainen, Rennie Bimman, Harveer Punia, Nathaniel Edsell and Jess Sussman

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:179

    Content type: Research article

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  47. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more than 462,417 deaths worldwide. A large number of patients with severe COVID-19 face death in hospital. Hospice care is truly a philosophy of care that delivers patient-cen...

    Authors: Ze-hong Zheng, Zhong-chen Luo, You Zhang, Wallace Chi Ho Chan, Jian-qiong Li, Jin Pang, Yu-ling Jia and Jiao Tang

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:188

    Content type: Research article

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  48. The provision and quality of end-of-life care (EoLC) in Germany is inconsistent. Therefore, an evaluation of current EoLC based on quality indicators is needed. This study aims to evaluate EoLC in Germany on t...

    Authors: Katharina van Baal, Sophie Schrader, Nils Schneider, Birgitt Wiese, Jona Theodor Stahmeyer, Sveja Eberhard, Siegfried Geyer, Stephanie Stiel and Kambiz Afshar

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2020 19:187

    Content type: Research article

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