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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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

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  13. 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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  14. 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

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  15. 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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  16. 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

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  17. 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

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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

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  21. 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

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  22. 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

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  23. 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

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  24. 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

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  25. 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

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  26. 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

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  27. 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

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  28. 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

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  29. 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

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  30. 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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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

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  33. 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

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  34. 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

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  35. 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

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  36. 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

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  37. 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

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  38. 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

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  39. 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

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  40. 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

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  41. 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

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  42. 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

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  43. 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

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  44. 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

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