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  1. In the rapidly developing specialty of palliative care, literature reviews have become increasingly important to inform and improve the field. When applying widely used methods for literature reviews developed...

    Authors: Marieke Zwakman, Lisa M. Verberne, Marijke C. Kars, Lotty Hooft, Johannes J. M. van Delden and René Spijker

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:82

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  2. Breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) is defined according to its principal characteristics: high intensity, short time interval between onset and peak intensity, short duration, potential recurrence over 24 h and n...

    Authors: Jaume Canal-Sotelo, Javier Trujillano-Cabello, Philip Larkin, Núria Arraràs-Torrelles, Ramona González-Rubió, Mariona Rocaspana-Garcia and Eva Barallat-Gimeno

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:81

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Due to increasing life expectancy, more and more older people are suffering from dementia and comorbidities. To date, little information is available on place of death for dementia patients in Germany. In addi...

    Authors: Burkhard Dasch, Claudia Bausewein and Berend Feddersen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:80

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Advance Care Planning (ACP) and its documentation, accessible to healthcare professionals regardless of where patients are staying, can improve palliative care. ACP is usually performed by trained facilitators...

    Authors: Maaike Kok, Gertruud F. M. van der Werff, Jenske I. Geerling, Jaap Ruivenkamp, Wies Groothoff, Annette W. G. van der Velden, Monique Thoma, Jaap Talsma, Louk G. P. Costongs, Reinold O. B. Gans, Pauline de Graeff and Anna K. L. Reyners

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:79

    Content type: Research article

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  5. ACP involving a facilitated conversation with a health or care professional is more effective than document completion alone. In policy, there is an expectation that health and care professionals will provide ...

    Authors: Josie Dixon and Martin Knapp

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:78

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Although continuity of care in paediatric palliative care (PPC) is considered to be an essential element of quality of care, it’s implementation is challenging. In Belgium, five paediatric liaison teams (PLTs)...

    Authors: Marie Friedel, Bénédicte Brichard, Christine Fonteyne, Marleen Renard, Jean-Paul Misson, Els Vandecruys, Corinne Tonon, Françoise Verfaillie, Georgette Hendrijckx, Nathalie Andersson, Ilse Ruysseveldt, Katrien Moens, Jean-Marie Degryse and Isabelle Aujoulat

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:77

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Neonatal deaths are often associated with the complex decision to limit or withdraw life-sustaining interventions (LSIs) rather than therapeutic impasses. Despite the existence of a law, significant disparitie...

    Authors: G. Sorin, R. Vialet and B. Tosello

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:76

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Only limited data are available concerning the diseases managed before death and hospital palliative care (HPC) use according to place of death in France. We therefore conducted an observational study based on...

    Authors: Claire Poulalhon, Laureen Rotelli-Bihet, Sébastien Moine, Anne Fagot-Campagna, Régis Aubry and Philippe Tuppin

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:75

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Shared decision-making (SDM) in the management of metastatic breast cancer care is associated with positive patient outcomes. In daily clinical practice, however, SDM is not fully integrated yet. Initiatives t...

    Authors: Inge Spronk, Jako S. Burgers, François G. Schellevis, Liesbeth M. van Vliet and Joke C. Korevaar

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:74

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Dignity Therapy (DT) is a short-term intervention to reduce psychological suffering in end-of-life care. Its strength lies in evidenced-based development and investigation. The aim of the present study is to i...

    Authors: Sandra Stephanie Mai, Swantje Goebel, Elisabeth Jentschke, Birgitt van Oorschot, Karl-Heinz Renner and Martin Weber

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:73

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Indigenous peoples in developed countries have reduced life expectancies, particularly from chronic diseases. The lack of access to and take up of palliative care services of Indigenous peoples is an ongoing c...

    Authors: Shaouli Shahid, Emma V. Taylor, Shelley Cheetham, John A. Woods, Samar M. Aoun and Sandra C. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:72

    Content type: Research article

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  12. It is known that information regarding the quality of life of a patient is central to pediatric palliative care. This information allows professionals to adapt the care and support provided to children and the...

    Authors: Josianne Avoine-Blondin, Véronique Parent, Léonor Fasse, Clémentine Lopez, Nago Humbert, Michel Duval and Serge Sultan

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:71

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Several studies have demonstrated the benefits of early initiation of end-of-life care, particularly homecare nursing services. However, there is little research on variations in the timing of when end-of-life...

    Authors: Hsien Seow, Danial Qureshi, Lisa Barbera, Kim McGrail, Beverley Lawson, Fred Burge and Rinku Sutradhar

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:70

    Content type: Research article

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  14. There is little research on number of planned home deaths. We need information about factors associated with home deaths, but also differences between planned and unplanned home deaths to improve end-of-life-c...

    Authors: Camilla Kjellstadli, Bettina Sandgathe Husebø, Hogne Sandvik, Elisabeth Flo and Steinar Hunskaar

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:69

    Content type: Research article

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  15. A considerable number of terminally-ill adult children are outlived by at least one parent and receive palliative care prior to their death. At the same time, adult children continue to be confronted with thei...

    Authors: Stephanie Stiel, Eva-Maria Stelzer, Nils Schneider and Franziska A. Herbst

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:68

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. Homeless people often suffer from complex and chronic comorbidities, have high rates of morbidity and die at much younger ages than the general population. Due to a complex combination of physical, psychosocia...

    Authors: Hanna T. Klop, Anke J.E. de Veer, Sophie I. van Dongen, Anneke L. Francke, Judith A.C. Rietjens and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:67

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Constant evaluation is important for maintaining and improving the quality of end-of-life care. We therefore conduct the fourth Japan Hospice and Palliative Evaluation Study (J-HOPE4) as a continuous evaluatio...

    Authors: Kento Masukawa, Maho Aoyama, Tatsuya Morita, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Satoru Tsuneto, Yasuo Shima and Mitsunori Miyashita

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:66

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. According to the Quality of Death Index, Hong Kong is lagging behind many other Western and Asian countries in the category of palliative and healthcare. To ensure the provision of high-quality palliative care...

    Authors: Johnny T. K. Cheung, Doreen W. H. Au, Wallace C. H. Chan, Jenny H. Y. Chan, Kenway Ng and Jean Woo

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:65

    Content type: Research article

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  19. In our aging society, palliative care should be a standard component of health care. However, currently it is only provided to a small proportion of patients, mostly to those with cancer, and restricted to the...

    Authors: F. Weijers, C. Veldhoven, C. Verhagen, K. Vissers and Y. Engels

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:64

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Self-care practice within the palliative care workforce is often discussed, yet seemingly under-researched. While palliative care professionals are required to implement and maintain effective self-care strate...

    Authors: Jason Mills, Timothy Wand and Jennifer A. Fraser

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:63

    Content type: Research article

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  21. In case of untreatable suffering at the end of life, palliative sedation may be chosen to assure comfort by reducing the patient’s level of consciousness. An important question here is whether such sedated pat...

    Authors: Stefaan Six, Steven Laureys, Jan Poelaert, Johan Bilsen, Peter Theuns and Reginald Deschepper

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:62

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. In many countries, GPs and home care nurses are involved in care for patients with advanced cancer. Given the varied and complex needs of these patients, providing satisfactory care is a major challenge for th...

    Authors: Marianne Heins, Jolien Hofstede, Mieke Rijken, Joke Korevaar, Gé Donker and Anneke Francke

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:61

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Symptom management is an essential aspect of palliative and end-of-life care, but evidence suggests that patients’ symptoms may not always be relieved, causing significant harm to patients and magnifying their...

    Authors: Jessica Baillie, Despina Anagnostou, Stephanie Sivell, Jordan Van Godwin, Anthony Byrne and Annmarie Nelson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:60

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Health service administrators make decisions regarding how to best use limited resources to have the most significant impact. Service siting models are tools that can help in this capacity. Here we build on ou...

    Authors: V. A. Crooks, M. Giesbrecht, H. Castleden, N. Schuurman, M. Skinner and A. Williams

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:59

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Hospital costs and cost drivers in palliative care are poorly analysed. It remains unknown whether current German Diagnosis-Related Groups, mainly relying on main diagnosis or procedure, reproduce costs adequa...

    Authors: Matthias Vogl, Eva Schildmann, Reiner Leidl, Farina Hodiamont, Helen Kalies, Bernd Oliver Maier, Marcus Schlemmer, Susanne Roller and Claudia Bausewein

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:58

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing global problem affecting around 10% of many countries’ populations. Providing appropriate palliative care services (PCS) to those with advanced kidney disease is becom...

    Authors: Shirley Chambers, Helen Healy, Wendy E. Hoy, Adrian Kark, Sharad Ratanjee, Geoffrey Mitchell, Carol Douglas, Patsy Yates and Ann Bonner

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:57

    Content type: Research article

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  27. On February 6th, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that competent adults suffering intolerably from a grievous and irremediable medical condition have the right to the assistance of a physician in ending...

    Authors: Patricia Hizo-Abes, Lauren Siegel and Gil Schreier

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:56

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The transition from life-prolonging to palliative care (PC) can be challenging often characterized by psychical, physiological, social and existential changes. Knowledge of how to support the patient and famil...

    Authors: Ulrika Hilding, Renée Allvin and Karin Blomberg

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:55

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Advance care planning (ACP) aids can help prepare patients, family members, and physicians for in-the-moment medical decision-making. We wished to describe the content and approach of paper-based ACP aids in o...

    Authors: John F. P. Bridges, Thomas Lynch, Anne L. R. Schuster, Norah L. Crossnohere, Katherine Clegg Smith and Rebecca A. Aslakson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:54

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  30. People with schizophrenia are at risk of receiving poorer end of life care than other patients. They are often undertreated, avoid treatment and are about half as likely to access palliative care. There are li...

    Authors: Beverley McNamara, Anne Same, Lorna Rosenwax and Brian Kelly

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:53

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The demography of the world is changing as the population is ageing. Because of this change to a higher proportion of older people, the WHO has called for improved palliative care for older persons. A large nu...

    Authors: Gerd Ahlström, Per Nilsen, Eva Benzein, Lina Behm, Birgitta Wallerstedt, Magnus Persson and Anna Sandgren

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:52

    Content type: Study protocol

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  32. Malnutrition is frequent in patients with cancer, particularly those in advanced stages of the disease. The aim of the present study was to test the feasibility of a family-centred nutritional intervention, ba...

    Authors: Alex Molassiotis, Shelley Roberts, Hui Lin Cheng, Henry K. F. To, Po Shan Ko, Wang Lam, Yuk Fong Lam, Jessica Abbott, Deborah Kiefer, Jasotha Sanmugarajah and Andrea P. Marshall

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:50

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Clinical practice of Palliative Sedation (PS) varies between institutions worldwide and sometimes includes problematic practices. Little available research points at different definitions and frameworks which ...

    Authors: Stephanie Stiel, Mareike Nurnus, Christoph Ostgathe and Carsten Klein

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:48

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Several studies have highlighted the need for improvement in palliative care delivered to older people long-term care facilities. However, the available evidence on how to improve palliative care in these sett...

    Authors: Tinne Smets, Bregje B. D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Rose Miranda, Lara Pivodic, Marc Tanghe, Hein van Hout, Roeline H. R. W. Pasman, Mariska Oosterveld-Vlug, Ruth Piers, Nele Van Den Noortgate, Anne B. Wichmann, Yvonne Engels, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, Jo Hockley, Katherine Froggatt, Sheila Payne…

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:47

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  35. For patients receiving palliative home care, the need to visit the emergency department is considered to be an indicator of poor quality care. The situation can be particularly distressing when it occurs outsi...

    Authors: Yee-Hsin Kao, Yao-Ting Liu, Malcolm Koo and Jui-Kun Chiang

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:46

    Content type: Research article

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  36. This study investigates the effects of a new medical insurance payment system for hospice patients in palliative care programs and analyzes length of survival (LoS) determinants.

    Authors: Youngin Lee, Seung Hun Lee, Yun Jin Kim, Sang Yeoup Lee, Jeong Gyu Lee, Dong Wook Jeong, Yu Hyeon Yi, Young Jin Tak, Hye Rim Hwang and Mieun Gwon

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:45

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The aim of palliative care is to improve the quality of life of patients and families through the prevention and relief of suffering. Frequently, patients may choose to receive palliative care in the home. The...

    Authors: Mark Hofmeister, Ally Memedovich, Laura E. Dowsett, Laura Sevick, Tamara McCarron, Eldon Spackman, Tania Stafinski, Devidas Menon, Tom Noseworthy and Fiona Clement

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:41

    Content type: Research article

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  38. In this study, we aimed to develop and validate an instrument that could be used by patients with cancer to evaluate their quality of palliative care.

    Authors: Young Ho Yun, Eun Kyo Kang, Jihye Lee, Jiyeon Choo, Hyewon Ryu, Hye-min Yun, Jung Hun Kang, Tae You Kim, Jin-Ah Sim and Yaeji Kim

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:40

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Family carers manage a wide range of responsibilities in the lives and care of patients receiving palliative care. They fulfil multiple roles and perform activities within different settings. This has immediat...

    Authors: Gülay Ateş, Anne Frederieke Ebenau, Csilla Busa, Ágnes Csikos, Jeroen Hasselaar, Birgit Jaspers, Johan Menten, Sheila Payne, Karen Van Beek, Sandra Varey, Marieke Groot and Lukas Radbruch

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:39

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Without explicit prognostic information, patients may overestimate their life expectancy and make poor choices at the end of life. We sought to design the Japanese version of an information aid (IA) to provide...

    Authors: Kikuo Nakano, Yoshihiro Kitahara, Mineyo Mito, Misato Seno and Shoji Sunada

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:38

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Analysing linked, routinely collected data may be useful to identify characteristics of patients with suspected lung cancer who could benefit from early assessment for palliative care. The aim of this study wa...

    Authors: Maria Kelly, Katie M. O’Brien, Michael Lucey, Kerri Clough-Gorr and Ailish Hannigan

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:37

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The Midhurst Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care at Home Service was founded in 2006 to improve community-based palliative care provision. Principal components include; early referral; home-based clinical int...

    Authors: Bridget Johnston, Anne Patterson, Lydia Bird, Eleanor Wilson, Kathryn Almack, Gillian Mathews and Jane Seymour

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:36

    Content type: Research article

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  43. In palliative care contexts, support programs for families with a severely ill parent and minor children are few, and even fewer have been evaluated scientifically. The aims of this study are to examine feasib...

    Authors: Rakel Eklund, Ulrika Kreicbergs, Anette Alvariza and Malin Lövgren

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:35

    Content type: Study protocol

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  44. In palliative care, administration of opioids is often indispensable for pain treatment. Pain assessment may help recognize pain and guide treatment in non-communicative patients. In the Netherlands the Rotter...

    Authors: Anniek D. Masman, Monique van Dijk, Joost van Rosmalen, Frans P. M. Baar, Dick Tibboel and Anneke A. Boerlage

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:34

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Haematological malignancies (leukaemias, lymphomas and myeloma) are complex cancers that are relatively common, affect all ages and have divergent outcomes. Although the symptom burden of these diseases is com...

    Authors: Dorothy McCaughan, Eve Roman, Alexandra G. Smith, Anne C. Garry, Miriam J. Johnson, Russell D. Patmore, Martin R. Howard and Debra A. Howell

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:33

    Content type: Research article

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