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  1. Advanced cancer patients face various symptoms, which can cause physical and psychological distress. As a multidimensional construct, spiritual well-being (SWB) may be an inner resource for dealing with these...

    Authors: Yilong Yang, Xinxin Zhao, Meng Cui and Yumei Wang
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:137
  2. There is a workforce shortage in the children’s hospice sector, but there has been little research on the specific challenges of working in this setting and on how these challenges might be alleviated. To iden...

    Authors: Andrew Papworth, Andre Bedendo, Jo Taylor, Bryony Beresford, Suzanne Mukherjee, Lorna K Fraser and Lucy Ziegler
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:136
  3. Palliative care (PC) can reduce symptom distress and improve quality of life for patients and their families experiencing life-threatening illness. While the need for PC in Kenya is high, PC service delivery a...

    Authors: K. B. Cartmell, E. A. Doherty, N. Gikaara, Z. Ali, S. Qanungo, E. S. Melikam and R. A. Powell
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:135
  4. Despite physicians’ vital role in advance care planning, a limited number of physicians practice it. This study assessed factors associated with physicians’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding advanc...

    Authors: Ayaka Sakamoto, Ryota Inokuchi, Masao Iwagami, Kyoko Hanari and Nanako Tamiya
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:134
  5. Improvement of psychosocial-spiritual well-being in patients with life-threatening or life-limiting illness is desirable. Resilience and mindfulness are considered to be helpful for enhancing psychosocial-spir...

    Authors: Polycarpe Bagereka, Rezvan Ameli, Ninet Sinaii, Marcelli Cristine Vocci and Ann Berger
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:133
  6. Care aides provide up to 70–90% of the direct care for residents in long-term care (LTC) and thus hold great potential in improving residents’ quality of life and end-of-life (EoL) care experiences. Although t...

    Authors: Laura Booi, Judith Sixsmith, Habib Chaudhury, Deborah O’connor, Claire Surr, Melanie Young and Andrew Sixsmith
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:132
  7. Patients with cancer in the disease’s end-stage with poor performance represent a challenging clinical scenario, as they have high chance of a fatal outcome due to clinical conditions, oncological emergencies,...

    Authors: Milena Brachmans Mascarenhas Neves, Yuri Costa Sarno Neves, Juliana Vieira Biason Bomonetto, Priscila Prais Carneiro Matos, Auro Del Giglio and Daniel de Iracema Gomes Cubero
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:131
  8. One of the frequent issues that lowers elderly people's quality of life is chronic heart failure, a progressive and life-limiting disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of home-based pa...

    Authors: Mohammad Hossein Khajehpoor, Parvin Mangolian shahrbabaki and Esmat Nouhi
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:130
  9. The Emergency Department (ED) is not always the optimal place for people with palliative care needs but is the most common route for treatment when urgent care is sought. The aim of this study,’’REasons for Pa...

    Authors: Jane Sausman, Azra Arif, Annie Young, John MacArtney, Cara Bailey, Jaimini Rajani and Rebecca Burt
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:129
  10. The diversity of the population is associated with different needs and expectations towards palliative and hospice care. Current approaches available in Germany generally fall short in addressing the role of d...

    Authors: Fabian Erdsiek, Yüce Yılmaz-Aslan and Patrick Brzoska
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:128
  11. According to a phenomenology of contemporary religion, the analysis of religious experiences finds that they are part of an individual’s search for something powerful that overcomes him seeking not only a need...

    Authors: Hellen Luiza Meireles Silva, Pedro Henrique Martins Valério, Cristiano Roque Antunes Barreira and Fernanda Maris Peria
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:127
  12. The use of sedative drugs and intentional sedation in end-of-life care is associated with clinical, ethical and legal challenges. In view of these and of the issue’s great importance to patients undergoing int...

    Authors: Christoph Ostgathe, Claudia Bausewein, Eva Schildmann, Jeremias Bazata, Violet Handtke, Maria Heckel, Carsten Klein, Alexander Kremling, Sandra Kurkowski, Sophie Meesters, Andreas Seifert, Jorge Luis Torres Cavazos, Kerstin Ziegler, Christian Jäger and Jan Schildmann
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:126
  13. Research studies demonstrate that palliative care can improve patient outcomes such as quality of life, symptom burden and patient satisfaction with care (Gomes B, et al. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness o...

    Authors: Suparna Qanungo, Kathleen B. Cartmell, Martina Mueller, Melissa Butcher, Saswati Sarkar, Tyler-Gail Carlson, Mohan Madisetti and Gaurav Kumar
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:125
  14. Residential aged care facilities is one of the most common places to deliver of end of life care. A lack of evidence regarding preferred place for end of life care for residents of aged care facilities impacts...

    Authors: Moberley Sarah, Hewitt Jacqui, Attia John, Cole Janean, Bevington Joelle, Oldmeadow Christopher, Howard Zach and Hughes Rachel
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:124
  15. Home health care (HHC) is a leading source of care support for older adults with serious illness, particularly patients living with dementia (PLWD). Demand for HHC is expected to continue to grow, driven by an...

    Authors: Connie S. Cole, Ashley Dafoe, Caroline K. Tietbohl, Sarah R. Jordan, Amy G. Huebschmann, Hillary D. Lum and Christine D. Jones
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:122
  16. Patients suffering from chronic and life-threatening diseases receive inadequate palliative care in low-income countries, eventually leading to poor quality of life for these patients. Little is known about th...

    Authors: Evans Osei Appiah, Awube Menlah, Jiayun Xu, Awuku Adomaa Susana, Boateng Susana Agyekum, Isabella Garti, Pascal Kob and Joyce Kumah
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:121
  17. Despite its prevalent and impactful nature, dry mouth remains an underexposed and undertreated symptom in patients with a life-limiting condition or frailty. The main contributing factors are a lack of awarene...

    Authors: Annelot I. van der Meulen, Evelien P. J. G. Neis, Ellen J. M. de Nijs, Bénédicte J. E. G. Coenegracht, Arianne Stoppelenburg, Marieke H. J. van den Beuken-van Everdingen and Yvette M. van der Linden
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:120
  18. Most patients in specialized palliative care units need nursing support to perform activities of daily living (ADL), such as using a toilet or transferring out of a bed or chair. To deliver high-quality ADL su...

    Authors: Heidrun Gattinger, Stefan Ott, Carola Maurer, Brigitte Marty-Teuber, Virpi Hantikainen and André Fringer
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:119
  19. According to § 27 and § 87 1b of the German Social Code, Book V, general outpatient palliative care (GOPC) aims to promote, maintain, and improve the quality of life and self-determination of seriously ill peo...

    Authors: Sven H. Loosen, Jacqueline Schwartz, Steven Grewe, Sarah Krieg, Andreas Krieg, Tom Luedde, Yann-Nicolas Batzler, Karel Kostev, Martin Neukirchen and Christoph Roderburg
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:118
  20. Provision of and access to paediatric end-of-life care is inequitable, but previous research on this area has focused on perspectives of health professionals in specific settings or children with specific cond...

    Authors: Andrew Papworth, Julia Hackett, Bryony Beresford, Fliss Murtagh, Helen Weatherly, Sebastian Hinde, Andre Bedendo, Gabriella Walker, Jane Noyes, Sam Oddie, Chakrapani Vasudevan, Richard G. Feltbower, Bob Phillips, Richard Hain, Gayathri Subramanian, Andrew Haynes…
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:117
  21. This study aimed to evaluate the risk and protective factors associated with anxiety and depression symptoms in cancer patients at an advanced stage of cancer.

    Authors: Gustavo Souza Gontijo Garcia, Karina Cardoso Meira, Alessandra Hubner de Souza and Nathalia Sernizon Guimarães
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:116
  22. Patients with heart failure have significant palliative care needs, but few are offered palliative care. Understanding the experiences of delivering and receiving palliative care from different perspectives ca...

    Authors: Bader Nael Remawi, Amy Gadoud and Nancy Preston
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:115
  23. The place of last care carries importance for patients at the end of life. It is influenced by the realities of the social welfare and healthcare systems, cultural aspects, and symptom burden. This study aims ...

    Authors: Sebastian M. Christ, Ellen Hünerwadel, Bigna Hut, Maiwand Ahmadsei, Oliver Matthes, Annina Seiler, Markus Schettle, David Blum and Caroline Hertler
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:114
  24. The role of palliative care for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients have been proven in some developed countries, but it is still unclear in the mainland of China. In fact, patients with ESRD experience ma...

    Authors: Xuefei Wang, Yongzhen Mo, Yingying Yuan, Yi Zhou, Yan Chen, Juan Sheng and Jing Liu
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:113
  25. The evaluation of spiritual requirements in patients can facilitate the delivery of spiritual care as an essential element of holistic healthcare. The objective of this research was to develop and evaluate the...

    Authors: Fahimeh Alsadat Hosseini, Marzieh Momennasab, Joan Guàrdia-Olmos, Shahrzad Yektatalab, Maryam Shaygan and Armin Zareiyan
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:112
  26. Patient-reported outcomes in palliative care enable early monitoring and management of symptoms that most impact patients’ daily lives; however, there are several barriers to adopting electronic Patient-report...

    Authors: Letteria Consolo, Stella Colombo, Ilaria Basile, Daniele Rusconi, Tiziana Campa, Augusto Caraceni and Maura Lusignani
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:111
  27. To improve transmural palliative care for older adults acutely admitted to hospital, the PalliSupport intervention, comprising an educational programme and transmural palliative care pathway, was developed. Th...

    Authors: Iris van Doorne, Marike A. de Meij, Juliette L. Parlevliet, Vera M. W. van Schie, Dick L. Willems, Bianca M. Buurman and Marjon van Rijn
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:110
  28. To identify the processes of cancer-related pain relief and exacerbation faced by outpatients in an acute care hospital and to examine the support needed for outpatient pain control.

    Authors: Miwa Hinata, Kikuko Miyazaki, Takeo Nakayama, Megumi Tokunaga, Toru Watanabe and Shuichi Nawata
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:109
  29. In palliative care, registered nurses provide advanced nursing care to relieve patients’ symptoms and increase their quality of life based on physical, mental, social and existential dimensions. Conversations,...

    Authors: Tove Stenman, Ulla Näppä, Ylva Rönngren and Christina Melin-Johansson
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:108
  30. Stroke is a prevalent neurological disease that can have a profound impact on women’s physical, psychosocial, and spiritual well-being. In many cases, women living with stroke may have marginalized palliative ...

    Authors: Marwa Nayef Alhalabi, Inaam Abdulla Khalaf, Ruqayya Sayed Zeilani, Hala Ahmad Bawadi, Ahmad S. Musa and Abdulqadir J. Nashwan
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:106
  31. Palliative care is an effective model of care focused on maximizing quality of life and relieving the suffering of people with serious illnesses, including dementia. Evidence shows that many people receiving c...

    Authors: Kathleen T. Unroe, Mary Ersek, Wanzhu Tu, Alexander Floyd, Todd Becker, Jessica Trimmer, Jodi Lamie and John Cagle
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:105
  32. Communication about patients’ values, goals, and prognosis in serious illness (serious illness communication) is a cornerstone of person-centered care yet difficult to implement in practice. As part of Serious...

    Authors: Joanna Paladino, Justin J. Sanders, Erik K. Fromme, Susan Block, Juliet C. Jacobsen, Vicki A. Jackson, Christine S. Ritchie and Suzanne Mitchell
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:104
  33. Providing care for ageing and vulnerable people with intellectual disability (ID) is challenging, and professionals working in ID care often have limited experience in palliative care. The current study provid...

    Authors: Hille Voss, Anneke L. Francke and Anke J.E. de Veer
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:103
  34. In Palliative Care, actors from different professional backgrounds work together and exchange case-specific and expert knowledge and information. Since Palliative Care is traditionally distant from digitalizat...

    Authors: Sandra Grimminger, Maria Heckel, Moritz Markgraf, Sarah Peuten, Moritz Wöhl, Henner Gimpel, Carsten Klein, Christoph Ostgathe, Tobias Steigleder and Werner Schneider
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:102
  35. In November 2021, assisted dying (AD) became lawful in Aotearoa New Zealand. A terminally ill person may now request, and receive, pharmacological assistance (self-administered or provided by a medical practit...

    Authors: Jeanne Snelling, Jessica Young, Sophie Beaumont, Kate Diesfeld, Ben White, Lindy Willmott, Jacqualine Robinson and Tess Moeke-Maxwell
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:101
  36. The number of palliative care patients with complex needs is increasing in developed countries. In addition to physical aspects and symptom control, psychosocial aspects are of great importance for palliative ...

    Authors: Cathrin Michel, Hannah Seipp, Katrin Kuss, Michaela Hach, Andrea Kussin, Jorge Riera-Knorrenschild and Stefan Bösner
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:100
  37. Over the last few years, the presence of physiotherapists in Palliative Care Units (PCU) has considerably grown based on evidence from studies supporting the use of non-pharmacological measures as part of Pall...

    Authors: A Navarro-Meléndez, MJ Gimenez, Y Robledo-Donascimento, A Río-González and A Lendínez-Mesa
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:99
  38. Most people living with a terminal illness and approaching death will need the assistance of a non-professional carer such as a family member, friend, or neighbour to provide physical, emotional, and practical...

    Authors: Jennifer Tieman, Peter Hudson, Kristina Thomas, Di Saward and Deborah Parker
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:98
  39. To combine the benefits of hospice and palliative care, the integration of both seems self-evident. Aim of this study was to explore clinical staff’s and volunteers’ expectations and concerns of the first univ...

    Authors: Kim Dillen, Thomas Montag, Birgit Weihrauch, Heidrun Golla, Raymond Voltz and Julia Strupp
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:96
  40. Pain is a significant problem for many people with advanced disease or a serious illness. Culture and ethnicity can affect the experience and management of pain. However, there is limited research in South Asi...

    Authors: Gemma Clarke, Jodie Crooks, Michael I. Bennett, Zarina Mirza, Ruby Bhatti OBE, Wali Nazar, Rahila Mughal and Shenaz Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:90
  41. To improve cancer patients’ quality of life, palliative care is necessary. The growth of palliative care, along with the assistance of the government and the collaboration of specialists, also relies on the kn...

    Authors: Sajjad Bagheri and Maasoumeh Barkhordari-Sharifabad
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:95
  42. Within Germany, there is a heterogeneous range of training and continuing education in palliative care for different professional groups. The German Society for Palliative Medicine (DGP), together with the Ger...

    Authors: Kevin Marciniak, Alexandra Scherg, Piret Paal, Stephen Mason and Frank Elsner
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:94
  43. There is growing evidence that conversations between healthcare professionals and patients with serious illness can improve the quality of end-of-life cancer care. Yet, there is lack of insight into how differ...

    Authors: Cæcilie Borregaard Myrhøj, Dorte Toudal Viftrup, Mary Jarden and Stine Novrup Clemmensen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:93
  44. Cultural factors, including religious or cultural beliefs, shape patients’ death and dying experiences, including palliative and end-of-life (EOL) care preferences. Allied health providers must understand thei...

    Authors: Hardeep Singh, Arta Taghavi Haghayegh, Riya Shah, Lovisa Cheung, Sachindri Wijekoon, Kevin Reel and Ruheena Sangrar
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:92
  45. Studies indicated that patients with advance directives (ADs) have a generally better quality of life near death. Yet, the concept of ADs is relatively new in East Asian countries. This study examined the asso...

    Authors: Duan-Rung Chen and Hui-Ching Weng
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:91
  46. Psychological distress is common in patients with cancer; interfering with physical and psychological wellbeing, and hindering management of physical symptoms. Our aim was to systematically review published ev...

    Authors: Carole A. Paley, Jason W. Boland, Martina Santarelli, Fliss E. M. Murtagh, Lucy Ziegler and Emma J. Chapman
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:88

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