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  1. Patients often experience changes or transitions in where and by whom they are cared for at the end of life. These cause stress for both patients and families. Although not all transitions during the end of li...

    Authors: Beverley Lawson, Frederick I Burge, Patrick Critchley and Paul McIntyre
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2006 5:4
  2. HIV/AIDS treatment programs are currently being mounted in many developing nations that include palliative care services. While measures of palliative care have been developed and validated for resource rich s...

    Authors: Gregory Pappas, R Cameron Wolf, Guy Morineau and Richard Harding
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2006 5:3
  3. Several surveys in Japan have indicated that most terminally ill Japanese patients would prefer to die at home or in a homelike setting. However, there is a great disparity between this stated preference and t...

    Authors: Limin Yang, Naoko Sakamoto and Eiji Marui
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2006 5:2
  4. Home based care of HIV/AIDS patients is a health need recommended but not often available in Africa. Population based assessment helps to identify unmet health needs to plan services. Careful assessment and fo...

    Authors: Cameron Bowie, Linda Kalilane, Paul Cleary and Claire Bowie
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2006 5:1
  5. The Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) is a gold standard scale. The Thorne-modified KPS (TKPS) focuses on community-based care and has been shown to be more relevant to palliative care settings than the origi...

    Authors: Amy P Abernethy, Tania Shelby-James, Belinda S Fazekas, David Woods and David C Currow
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2005 4:7
  6. Dyspnea, or shortness of breath, is a common symptom in patients with advanced cancer. Pharmacologic management is of proven benefit, but it does not help all patients. Preliminary data suggest that acupunctur...

    Authors: Andrew J Vickers, Marc B Feinstein, Gary E Deng and Barrie R Cassileth
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2005 4:5
  7. Transitions in the location of care and in who provides such care can be extremely stressful for individuals facing death and for those close to them. The objective of this study was to describe the distributi...

    Authors: Frederick I Burge, Beverley Lawson, Patrick Critchley and David Maxwell
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2005 4:3
  8. Research indicating that people increasingly prefer to die at home suggests that palliative care is likely to play a more prominent role in the future of Canada's health care system. Unfortunately, at a time w...

    Authors: Diane E Allan, Kelli I Stajduhar and R Colin Reid
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2005 4:2
  9. With a growing trend for those with advanced cancer to die at home, there is a corresponding increase in need for primary medical care in that setting. Yet those with lower incomes and in rural regions are oft...

    Authors: Frederick I Burge, Beverley Lawson and Grace Johnston
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2005 4:1
  10. Advanced ovarian cancer is the leading non-breast gynaecologic cause of malignant pleural effusion. Aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of mitoxantrone sclerotherapy as a palliative treatment of malig...

    Authors: Nikolaos Barbetakis, Michalis Vassiliadis, Konstantinos Kaplanis, Rosalia Valeri and Christodoulos Tsilikas
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2004 3:4
  11. Prior studies attempting to improve end-of-life care have focused on specific outcomes deemed important to healthcare providers, with disappointing results. Improvement may be best achieved by identifying conc...

    Authors: Jeff Powis, Edward Etchells, Douglas K Martin, Susan K MacRae and Peter A Singer
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2004 3:2
  12. Although guidelines for the care of the dying patient exist the evidence base to support the guidelines is poor. Some of the factors contributing to this include failure to recruit to trials, protective health...

    Authors: Andrew Fowell, Ian Russell, Ros Johnstone, Ilora Finlay and Daphne Russell
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2004 3:1
  13. How physicians approach decision-making when caring for critically ill patients is poorly understood. This study aims to explore how residents think about prognosis and approach care decisions when caring for ...

    Authors: Daniel C Johnson, Jean S Kutner and John D Armstrong II
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2003 2:1
  14. Palliative medicine is assuming an increasingly important role in patient care. The Education for Physicians in End-of-life Care (EPEC) Project is an ambitious program to increase core palliative care skills f...

    Authors: Frank D Ferris, Charles F von Gunten and Linda L Emanuel
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2002 1:5
  15. Quality of life is an important concept which is subjective and personal; what is an acceptable quality of life to one may be 'worse than death' to another. The objective of this study was to develop and valid...

    Authors: Kyriaki Mystakidou, Efi Parpa, Eleni Tsilika, Ourania Kalaidopoulou and Lambros Vlahos
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2002 1:3

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