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  1. The use of music as therapy in multidisciplinary end-of-life care dates back to the 1970s and nowadays music therapy (MT) is one of the most frequently used complementary therapy in in-patient palliative care ...

    Authors: W. Schmid, J. H. Rosland, S. von Hofacker, I. Hunskår and F. Bruvik

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:32

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Advances in medicine have helped many to live longer lives and to be able to meet health challenges. However death rates are anticipated to increase given the ageing population and chronic disease progression....

    Authors: Jennifer Tieman, Lauren Miller-Lewis, Deb Rawlings, Deborah Parker and Christine Sanderson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:31

    Content type: Research article

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  3. A desire to die (DD) is frequent in palliative care (PC). However, uncertainty remains as to the appropriate therapeutic response. (Proactive) discussion of DD is not usually part of standard care. To support ...

    Authors: Kerstin Kremeike, Maren Galushko, Gerrit Frerich, Vanessa Romotzky, Stefanie Hamacher, Gary Rodin, Holger Pfaff and Raymond Voltz

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:30

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. Family members are important companions of severely ill patients with cancer. However, studies about the desirability and difficulties of integrating relatives in the decision-making process are rare in oncolo...

    Authors: Katsiaryna Laryionava, Timo A. Pfeil, Mareike Dietrich, Stella Reiter-Theil, Wolfgang Hiddemann and Eva C. Winkler

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:29

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Heart failure is an emerging challenge for Sub Saharan Africa. However, research on patients’ needs and experiences of care is scarce with little evidence available to support and develop services. We aimed to...

    Authors: Kellen N. Kimani, Scott A. Murray and Liz Grant

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:28

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators tool (SPICT) supports the identification of patients with potential palliative care (PC) needs. An Austrian-German expert group translated SPICT into German (SPICT...

    Authors: Kambiz Afshar, Angelika Feichtner, Kirsty Boyd, Scott Murray, Saskia Jünger, Birgitt Wiese, Nils Schneider and Gabriele Müller-Mundt

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:27

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The well lauded community-based palliative care programme of Kerala, India provides medical and social support, through home-based care, for patients with terminal illness and diseases requiring long-term supp...

    Authors: Rekha Rachel Philip, Sairu Philip, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Abdulla Manima and Emilie Venables

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:26

    Content type: Research article

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  8. People dying with dementia have significant healthcare needs, and palliative care, with its focus on comfort and quality of life, should be made available to these patients. The aim of this study was to explor...

    Authors: May Helen Midtbust, Rigmor Einang Alnes, Eva Gjengedal and Else Lykkeslet

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:25

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Cervical cancer is a very common disease among women in Ghana and in the world as a whole. However, there is a dearth of information on the mechanisms cervical cancer patients adopt to cope with the condition ...

    Authors: Charity Binka, Samuel Harrenson Nyarko, Kofi Awusabo-Asare and David Teye Doku

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:24

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Over the last decade, paediatric palliative care teams (PPCTs) have been introduced to support children with life-limiting diseases and their families and to ensure continuity, coordination and quality of paed...

    Authors: Lisa M. Verberne, Marijke C. Kars, Sasja A. Schepers, Antoinette Y. N. Schouten-van Meeteren, Martha A. Grootenhuis and Johannes J. M. van Delden

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:23

    Content type: Research article

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  11. When receiving palliative care, patients and their families experience altered life situations in which they must negotiate challenges in daily life, increased care and new roles. With limited time, they also ...

    Authors: André Fringer, Mareike Hechinger and Wilfried Schnepp

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:22

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The focus of this project is on improving the provision of primary palliative care (PC) by general practitioners (GPs). While approximately 10–15% of the incurable, seriously ill or dying people will be in nee...

    Authors: Helen Ewertowski, Fabian Tetzlaff, Stephanie Stiel, Nils Schneider and Saskia Jünger

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:21

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. A growing body of studies indicate benefits of physiotherapy for patients in palliative care, for symptom relief and wellbeing. Though physiotherapists are increasingly acknowledged as important members of pal...

    Authors: U. Olsson Möller, K. Stigmar, I. Beck, M. Malmström and B. H. Rasmussen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:20

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The Scottish Government set out its 5-year vision to improve palliative care in its Strategic Framework for Action 2016–2021. This includes a commitment to strengthening research and evidence based knowledge e...

    Authors: Anne M. Finucane, Emma Carduff, Jean Lugton, Stephen Fenning, Bridget Johnston, Marie Fallon, David Clark, Juliet A. Spiller and Scott A. Murray

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:19

    Content type: Research article

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  15. In 2009, the Taiwanese national health insurance system substantially expanded hospice coverage for terminal cancer patients to include patients with end-stage brain, dementia, heart, lung, liver, and kidney d...

    Authors: Tzu-Chien Shih, Hsiao-Ting Chang, Ming-Hwai Lin, Chun-Ku Chen, Tzeng-Ji Chen and Shinn-Jang Hwang

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:18

    Content type: Research article

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  16. With improvement in hospice palliative care services and long-term care, Republic of Korea (hereafter South Korea) has recorded significant changes in places of death (e.g., hospital, home), especially among o...

    Authors: Tran Thi Xuan Mai, Eunsook Lee, Hyunsoon Cho and Yoon Jung Chang

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:16

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Palliative thoracic radiotherapy (PTR) can relieve symptoms originating from intra-thoracic disease. The optimal timing and fractionation of PTR is unknown. Time to effect is 2 months. The primary aim of this ...

    Authors: Malene Støchkel Frank, Dorte Schou Nørøxe, Lotte Nygård and Gitte Fredberg Persson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:15

    Content type: Research article

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  18. In 2007, the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC) provided a comprehensive set of recommendations and standards for the provision of adequate pediatric palliative care. A number of studies have shown...

    Authors: Lisa-R. Ulrich, Dania Gruber, Michaela Hach, Stefan Boesner, Joerg Haasenritter, Katrin Kuss, Hannah Seipp, Ferdinand M. Gerlach and Antje Erler

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:14

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. Palliative sedation (PS) is an intervention to treat refractory symptoms and to relieve suffering at the end of life. Its prevalence and practice patterns vary widely worldwide. The aim of our study was to eva...

    Authors: Bernard Lobato Prado, Diogo Bugano Diniz Gomes, Pedro Luiz Serrano Usón Júnior, Patricia Taranto, Monique Sedlmaier França, Daniel Eiger, Rodrigo Coutinho Mariano, David Hui and Auro Del Giglio

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:13

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Complex need for patients with a terminal illness distinguishes those who would benefit from specialist palliative care from those who could be cared for by non-specialists. However, the nature of this complex...

    Authors: Emma Carduff, Sarah Johnston, Catherine Winstanley, Jamie Morrish, Scott A. Murray, Juliet Spiller and Anne Finucane

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:12

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Around the world, different models of paediatric palliative care have responded to the unique needs of children with life shortening conditions. However, research confirming their utility and impact is still l...

    Authors: P. H. Chong, J. A. De Castro Molina, K. Teo and W. S. Tan

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:11

    Content type: Research article

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  22. In France, advance directives are favourably perceived by most of the population, although the drafting rate is low. This ambivalence is challenging because advance directives are meant to promote the autonomy...

    Authors: S. Trarieux-Signol, D. Bordessoule, J. Ceccaldi, S. Malak, A. Polomeni, J. B. Fargeas, N. Signol, H. Pauliat and S. Moreau

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2018 17:10

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Healthcare legislation in European countries is similar in many respects. Most importantly, the framework of informed consent determines that physicians have the duty to provide detailed information about avai...

    Authors: Christian Weber, Barbara Fijalkowska, Katarzyna Ciecwierska, Anna Lindblad, Gisela Badura-Lotter, Peter M. Andersen, Magdalena Kuźma-Kozakiewicz, Albert C. Ludolph, Dorothée Lulé, Tomasz Pasierski and Niels Lynöe

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:80

    Content type: Debate

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  24. International guidance for advance care planning (ACP) supports the integration of spiritual and religious aspects of care within the planning process. Religious leaders’ perspectives could improve how ACP pro...

    Authors: Amanda Pereira-Salgado, Patrick Mader, Clare O’Callaghan, Leanne Boyd and Margaret Staples

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:79

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The evaluation of the effectiveness of undergraduate palliative care education (UPCE) programs is an essential foundation to providing high-quality UPCE programs. Therefore, the implementation of valid evaluat...

    Authors: Katharina Fetz, Ursula Wenzel-Meyburg and Christian Schulz-Quach

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:78

    Content type: Research article

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  26. One ambition regarding palliative care is that it should be more accessible to patients and families regardless of care setting. Previous studies show many difficulties and shortcomings in the care of patients...

    Authors: Pia Hahne, Staffan Lundström, Helena Leveälahti, Janet Winnhed and Joakim Öhlén

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:77

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Understanding end of life preferences amongst the oldest old is crucial to informing appropriate palliative and end of life care internationally. However, little has been reported in the academic literature ab...

    Authors: Merryn Gott, Rosemary Frey, Janine Wiles, Anna Rolleston, Ruth Teh, Tess Moeke-Maxwell and Ngaire Kerse

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:76

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an incurable neurodegenerative disease that dramatically affects patients’ quality of life (QoL) and dignity of life (DoL). We aimed to study the impact of ALS on QoL and...

    Authors: Yolanda Martínez-Campo, Christian Homedes, Ana Lazaro, Raquel Alarcón, David Campo, Mariona Riera, Raúl Domínguez, Mónica Povedano and Carlos Casasnovas

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:75

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Major obstacles exist in the care of patients at the end of life: lack of time, poor or inadequate communication, and lack of knowledge in providing care. Three possible nursing roles in care decision-making w...

    Authors: Aurelija Blaževičienė, Jamesetta A. Newland, Vilija Čivinskienė and Renea L. Beckstrand

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:74

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Children’s hospices are a key provider of palliative care for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. However, despite recent policy attention to the provision of paediatr...

    Authors: Johanna Taylor and Jan Aldridge

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:73

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Anxiety adversely affects quality of life and is common in adults with advanced life-limiting disease. There are no UK-wide guidelines on the assessment and management of anxiety in this specific population an...

    Authors: N. Atkin, V. Vickerstaff and B. Candy

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:69

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Mesothelioma is an aggressive thoracic tumour with a poor prognosis. The only treatment that extends survival is chemotherapy. However, in the UK, up to 50% of patients who are suitable for chemotherapy choose...

    Authors: Anna C. Bibby, Duneesha De Fonseka, Anna J. Morley, Emma Keenan, Alfredo Addeo, Sarah Smith, Anthony J. Edey and Nick A. Maskell

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:71

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Music therapy is increasingly used as an adjunct therapy to support symptom management in palliative care. However, studies to date have paid little attention to the processes that lead to changes in patient o...

    Authors: Sam Porter, Tracey McConnell, Mike Clarke, Jenny Kirkwood, Naomi Hughes, Lisa Graham-Wisener, Joan Regan, Miriam McKeown, Kerry McGrillen and Joanne Reid

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:70

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Community-based palliative care is associated with reduced hospital costs for people dying from cancer. It is unknown if reduced hospital costs are universal across multiple life-limiting conditions amenable t...

    Authors: Katrina Spilsbury and Lorna Rosenwax

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:68

    Content type: Research article

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  35. When patients are facing the ends of their lives, spiritual concerns often become more important. It is argued that effective, integrated palliative care should include addressing patients’ spiritual wellbeing...

    Authors: Renske Kruizinga, Michael Scherer-Rath, Johannes B. A. M. Schilderman, Mariëtte Weterman, Teresa Young and Hanneke W. M. van Laarhoven

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:67

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Little is known about the combination of person- and organization- related conditions and the relationships with patients’ perspectives of care quality. Such a combination could contribute knowledge reflecting...

    Authors: Tuva Sandsdalen, Sevald Høye, Ingrid Rystedt, Vigdis Abrahamsen Grøndahl, Reidun Hov and Bodil Wilde-Larsson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:66

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Effective integration between hospices, palliative care services and other local health care services to support patients with palliative care needs is an important international priority. A previous model sug...

    Authors: Sheila Payne, Rachael Eastham, Sean Hughes, Sandra Varey, Jeroen Hasselaar and Nancy Preston

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:64

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Law purports to regulate end-of-life care but its role in decision-making by doctors is not clear. This paper, which is part of a three-year study into the role of law in medical practice at the end of life, i...

    Authors: Ben P. White, Lindy Willmott, Colleen Cartwright, Malcolm Parker, Gail Williams and Juliet Davis

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:63

    Content type: Research article

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  39. There is a notable inequity in access to palliative care (PC) services between cancer and Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)/Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients which also translates into discrepanc...

    Authors: Naouma Siouta, Karen Van Beek, Sheila Payne, Lukas Radbruch, Nancy Preston, Jeroen Hasselaar, Carlos Centeno and Johan Menten

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:62

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive neurological disorder with many intractable consequences for patients and their family caregivers. Little is known about the possibilities that palliative car...

    Authors: Herma Lennaerts, Marieke Groot, Maxime Steppe, Jenny T. van der Steen, Marieke Van den Brand, Dorian van Amelsvoort, Kris Vissers, Marten Munneke and Bastiaan R. Bloem

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:61

    Content type: Study protocol

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  41. Ninety-eight percent of children needing palliative care live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and almost half of them live in Africa. In contrast to the abundance of data on populations in high in...

    Authors: Hatoko Sasaki, Marie-Charlotte Bouesseau, Joan Marston and Rintaro Mori

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:60

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The aims of this study were to gain a better understanding of how bereaved family members perceive the quality of EOL care by comparing their satisfaction with quality of end-of-life care across four different...

    Authors: Kelli Stajduhar, Richard Sawatzky, S. Robin Cohen, Daren K. Heyland, Diane Allan, Darcee Bidgood, Leah Norgrove and Anne M. Gadermann

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:59

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Although the Japanese government has expanded its ‘Elderly Housing with Care Services’ (EHCS) to ensure sufficient places of death for the elderly, resident deaths have occurred in less than 30% of the facilit...

    Authors: Kentaro Sugimoto, Yasuko Ogata, Masayo Kashiwagi, Haruka Ueno, Yoshie Yumoto and Yuki Yonekura

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:58

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Little is known about ICU physicians’ self-confidence and knowledge related to palliative care. Our objective was to investigate self-confidence and knowledge of German ICU physicians related to palliative car...

    Authors: Veronika Krautheim, Andrea Schmitz, Gesine Benze, Thomas Standl, Christine Schiessl, Wolfgang Waldeyer, Alexander Hapfelmeier, Eberhard F. Kochs, Gerhard Schneider, Klaus J. Wagner and Christian M. Schulz

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:57

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Although advance care planning (ACP) is fairly well understood, significant barriers to patient participation remain. As a result, tools to assess patient behaviour are required. The objective of this study wa...

    Authors: Aliya Kassam, Maureen L. Douglas, Jessica Simon, Shannon Cunningham, Konrad Fassbender, Marta Shaw and Sara N. Davison

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:56

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Self-management by patients and informal caregivers confronted with advanced cancer is not self-evident. Therefore they might need self-management support from nurses. This article reports on nurses’ perspecti...

    Authors: Vina N. Slev, H. Roeline W. Pasman, Corien M. Eeltink, Cornelia F. van Uden-Kraan, Irma M. Verdonck-de Leeuw and Anneke L. Francke

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:55

    Content type: Research article

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  47. There are limited respite services for palliative care patients and their families in the Northern Territory (NT). The high prevalence of complex chronic diseases, limited access to primary care services, and ...

    Authors: Timothy A. Carey, Mick Arundell, Kellie Schouten, John S. Humphreys, Fred Miegel, Simon Murphy and John Wakerman

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:54

    Content type: Research article

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