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  1. Palliative care involves an approach aimed at improving the quality of life of patients and their families, who are forced to cope with the problems associated with life-threatening diseases. This definition i...

    Authors: Nataliya Kasimovskaya, Natalia Geraskina, Elena Fomina, Svetlana Ivleva, Maria Krivetskaya, Nina Ulianova and Marina Zhosan
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:87
  2. Clinical trial participation for patients with non-curative cancer is unlikely to present personal clinical benefit, which raises the bar for informed consent. Previous work demonstrates that decisions by pati...

    Authors: Mary Murphy, Eilís McCaughan, Gareth Thompson, Matthew A Carson, Jeffrey R Hanna, Monica Donovan, Richard H Wilson and Donna Fitzsimons
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:85
  3. The influence of demographic factors on the completion and knowledge of the Portuguese Advance Directives (PAD) and the Health Care Proxy’s (HCP) role is still not clear.

    Authors: Catarina Sampaio Martins and Rui Nunes
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:84
  4. The majority of Chinese people who are nearing the end of their lives prefer to receive home-based palliative care. Telehealth, as a new service model, has the potential to meet the increasing demand for this ...

    Authors: Junchen Guo, Yunyun Dai, Youwen Gong, Xianghua Xu and Yongyi Chen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:82
  5. Palliative care is a form of medical care designed to enhance the quality of life of patients with life-threatening conditions. This study was conducted to compare the accuracy of predicted survival the 1 and ...

    Authors: Siripan Koyavatin, Shan Woo Liu and Jiraporn Sri-on
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:81
  6. To describe the process of delivery of pediatric palliative care from the perspective of a pediatric interdisciplinary team and the children’s parents.

    Authors: Patricia Rico-Mena, Javier Güeita-Rodríguez, Ricardo Martino-Alba, Lourdes Chocarro-Gonzalez, Ismael Sanz-Esteban and Domingo Palacios-Ceña
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:80
  7. Older patients are increasingly showing multi-comorbidities, including advanced chronic diseases. When admitted to the emergency department (ED), the decision to pursue life-prolonging treatments or to initiat...

    Authors: Delphine Bourmorck, Marie de Saint-Hubert, Marianne Desmedt, Ruth Piers, Julien Flament and Isabelle De Brauwer
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:79
  8. The role of death doula has emerged in recent years, arguably as a result of overwhelming demands on carers, healthcare professionals and service providers in end-of-life care. Death doulas work independently ...

    Authors: Deb Rawlings, Lauren Miller-Lewis, Jennifer Tieman and Kate Swetenham
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:78
  9. In order to improve the provision of palliative care by nurses, it is necessary to have a tool that measures different dimensions of palliative care and the knowledge and performance of nurses in this field. T...

    Authors: Mohajer Abdoli, Katharina Fetz, Shahram Molavynejad, Hamid Sharif-Nia and Marziyeh Asadizaker
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:77
  10. Patients with terminal diseases may benefit physically and psychosocially from an outpatient palliative care visit. Palliative care services are limited in Pakistan. An improved understanding of the symptom cl...

    Authors: Wardah Rafaqat, Abbas Raza Syed, Ibrahim Munaf Ahmed, Shiraz Hashmi, Ismat Jabeen, Samina Rajwani, Uqba Qamar and Muhammad Atif Waqar
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:75
  11. Terror management theory (TMT) posits that people manage death-related anxiety through the meaning provided by their cultural world-views and the sense of personal value provided by self-esteem. While a large ...

    Authors: Mark Svet, Laura B. Portalupi, Tom Pyszczynski, Daniel D. Matlock and Larry A. Allen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:74
  12. Given the inevitable relentless progressing nature of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), it is essential to identify factors influencing patients’ wellbeing. The study aimed to prospectively assess factors i...

    Authors: Katarzyna Ciećwierska, Dorothée Lulé, Maksymilian Bielecki, Olga Helczyk, Anna Maksymowicz-Śliwińska, Julia Finsel, Krzysztof Nieporęcki, Peter M. Andersen, Albert C. Ludolph and Magdalena Kuźma-Kozakiewicz
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:72
  13. To evaluate the clinical effect of a multidisciplinary collaboration team combined with a palliative care model in patients with terminal cancer.

    Authors: Yu-Jing Liu, Li-Ping Wu, Hong Wang, Qing Han, Shu-Na Wang and Jing Zhang
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:71
  14. The COVID-19 pandemic and its containment measures have drastically impacted end-of-life and grief experiences globally, including those related to medical assistance in dying (MAiD). No known qualitative stud...

    Authors: Eryn Tong, Rinat Nissim, Debbie Selby, Sally Bean, Elie Isenberg-Grzeda, Tharshika Thangarasa, Gary Rodin, Madeline Li and Sarah Hales
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:70
  15. Palliative care is increasingly important in the prison setting, but information about the quality and accessibility of this care is extremely limited. Developing and implementing standardised quality indicato...

    Authors: Isabelle Schaefer, Nicole Heneka, Michelle DiGiacomo, Stacey Panozzo and Jane L. Phillips
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:69

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:89

  16. The World Health Organisation defines paediatric palliative care (PPC) as caring for the child’s body, mind, and spirit, and giving support to the family. In life-limiting conditions it is important that palli...

    Authors: Villa Watch, Gwenda Anga, Cornelia Kilalang, Francis Pulsan, John D Vince and Trevor Duke
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:68
  17. Palliative care has become a key medical field worldwide. Although research relating to adult palliative care is well-established, less is known about children’s palliative care (CPC). Therefore, this study in...

    Authors: Lihui Zhu, Na Zhang, Yaojia Hu, Yi Xu, Tingwei Luo, Yuqiong Xiang, Sishan Jiang, Zhiqiang Zhang, Muhua Chen and Yuee Xiong
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:67
  18. In our article ?Methadone switching for refractory cancer pain’ (BMC palliative care, 2022) we explore the efficacy, safety and economics of methadone in treatment of patients with refractory cancer pain in Ch...

    Authors: Haiying Ding, Yu Song, Wenxiu Xin, Jiao Sun, Like Zhong, Qinfei Zhou, Chaoneng He, Liyan Gong and Luo Fang
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:66

    The original article was published in BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:65

  19. In a recent study methadone has been reported more effective witha 3-day switch (3DS) was more effective than the stop and go strategy (SAG). Many shorcomings, however, are of concerns. The poor selection fo p...

    Authors: Sebastiano Mercadante
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:65

    The Matters Arising to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:66

  20. Survival prediction is important in cancer patients receiving hospice care. Palliative prognostic index (PPI) and palliative prognostic (PaP) scores have been used to predict survival in cancer patients. Howev...

    Authors: Kun-Siang Huang, Yun-Hwa Huang, Chao-Tung Chen, Chia-Pei Chou, Bo-Lin Pan and Chih-Hung Lee
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:62
  21. Cancer remains an escalating and challenging public health issue. The management, especially palliative care (PC), is disintegrated and out of reach of in need patients. The overall aim of the project is to de...

    Authors: Mayank Gupta, Ankita Kankaria, Soumya Swaroop Sahoo, Sushma Bhatnagar, Rakesh Kakkar, Anju Grewal, Gegal Pruthi and Lajya Devi Goyal
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:61
  22. Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer are at high risk of poor psychosocial outcomes, and evidence-based interventions designed to meet their psychosocial and communication needs are lacking. The mai...

    Authors: Alison O’Daffer, Liam Comiskey, Samantha R. Scott, Chuan Zhou, Miranda C. Bradford, Joyce P. Yi-Frazier and Abby R. Rosenberg
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:60
  23. Early access to specialty palliative care is associated with better quality of life, less intensive end-of-life treatment and improved outcomes for patients with advanced cancer. However, significant variation...

    Authors: Karen E. Schifferdecker, Rebecca L. Butcher, Genevra F. Murray, Kristin E. Knutzen, Nirav S. Kapadia, Gabriel A. Brooks, Garrett T. Wasp, Susan Eggly, Laura C. Hanson, Gabrielle B. Rocque, Amanda N. Perry and Amber E. Barnato
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:59
  24. Neonatal death is often preceded by end-of-life medical decisions. This study aimed to determine whether the context of death − after a decision of withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining treatment (WWLST) ...

    Authors: Gilles Cambonie, Chloé Desage, Pénélope Thaller, Anne Lemaitre, Karine Bertran de Balanda, Clémentine Combes and Arthur Gavotto
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:58
  25. Annually 57 million people across the globe require palliative care, 76% are from low- and-middle income countries. Continuity of palliative care contributes to a decline in emergency room visits., decreased h...

    Authors: Yonas Abate, Kalkidan Solomon, Yoseph Mamo Azmera, Marlieke de Fouw and Mirgissa Kaba
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:57
  26. Life-limited patients may lose decision-making abilities during disease progression. Advance care planning can be used as a discussion method for healthcare professionals to understand patients’ future care pr...

    Authors: Nanxi Zhu, Liu Yang, Xianlin Wang, Jinmei Tuo, Liuliu Chen, Renli Deng and Rick Yiu Cho Kwan
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:55
  27. As Huntington’s disease (HD) is a progressive disease for which there is no cure yet, patients in the advanced stage of HD may benefit from palliative care.

    Authors: Dorine J. Boersema-Wijma, Erik van Duijn, Anne-Wil Heemskerk, Jenny T. van der Steen and Wilco P. Achterberg
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:54

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:63

  28. A significant number of critically ill neonates face potentially adverse prognoses and outcomes, with some of them fulfilling the criteria for perinatal palliative care. When counselling parents about the crit...

    Authors: Regula Limacher, Jean-Claude Fauchère, Deborah Gubler and Manya Jerina Hendriks
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:53
  29. Psychological research examining the nature and workings of gratitude has burgeoned over the past two decades. However, few studies have considered gratitude in the palliative care context. Based on an explora...

    Authors: Mathieu Bernard, Emmanuelle Poncin, Emilie Bovet, Emmanuel Tamches, Boris Cantin, Josiane Pralong and Gian Domenico Borasio
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:52
  30. The accuracy of prognostication has important implications for patients, families, and health services since it may be linked to clinical decision-making, patient experience and outcomes and resource allocatio...

    Authors: M. Orlovic, J. Droney, V. Vickerstaff, J. Rosling, A. Bearne, M. Powell, J. Riley, P. McFarlane, J. Koffman and P. Stone
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:51
  31. Palliative care is an integral part of health care, which in term has become increasingly technologized in recent decades. Lately, innovative smart sensors combined with artificial intelligence promise better ...

    Authors: Tabea Ott, Maria Heckel, Natalie Öhl, Tobias Steigleder, Nils C. Albrecht, Christoph Ostgathe and Peter Dabrock
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:50
  32. Hospice and palliative care nursing (HPCN) in China is mainly available at public primary care institutions, where nursing homes (NHs) are rarely involved. Nursing assistants (NAs) play an essential role in HP...

    Authors: Zhuojun Ye, Limei Jing, Haoyu Zhang, Yongfa Qin, Hangqi Chen, Jiying Yang, Ruize Zhu, Jingrong Wang, Huiwen Zhang, Yifan Xu and Tianshu Chu
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:49
  33. In Colombia, cancer incidence is increasing, as is the demand for end-of-life care. Understanding how patients who die from cancer experience this phase will allow the identification of factors associated with...

    Authors: Angélica Arango-Gutiérrez, Socorro Moreno, Martín Rondón, Lucía I Arroyo, Liliana Ardila, Fabián Alexander Leal Arenas, José A Calvache and Esther de Vries
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:48
  34. The need to spread the culture of palliative care and to train health care professionals from undergraduate courses is recognised internationally. The article presents the outcomes of a project devoted to pall...

    Authors: Ines Testoni, Lucia Ronconi, Hod Orkibi, Gianmarco Biancalani, Melania Raccichini, Luca Franchini, Shoshi Keisari, Mihaela Bucuta, Krzysztof Cieplinski, Michael Wieser and Silvia Varani
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:47
  35. The message of palliative care can be promoted using creative thinking and gamification. It can be an innovative strategy to promote changes in behaviour, promote thinking, and work on skills such as empathy.

    Authors: Carla Reigada, Anna Sandgren, Sonia Rivas, Ana Carvajal, Santiago Hermida-Romero, Edgar Benítez, Guillem Ripoll, Inés Olza, Carlos Centeno and Beatriz Gómez
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:46
  36. There has been a growing interest in studying the value of physical exercise in children with disabilities or chronic health conditions because of evidence of improvement in quality of life, social acceptance,...

    Authors: Irene Avagnina, Anna Santini, Irene Maghini, Eleonora Salamon, Simonetta Papa, Luca Giacomelli, Giorgio Perilongo, Caterina Agosto and Franca Benini
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:45
  37. Dying at home accompanied by loved-ones is regarded favorably and brings good luck in Taiwan. This study aimed to examine the relevant factors affecting whether an individual dies at home or not in a group of ...

    Authors: Pei-Jung Chang, Cheng-Fu Lin, Ya-Huei Juang, Jui-Yu Chiu, Lung-Chun Lee, Shih-Yi Lin and Yu-Hui Huang
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:44
  38. Advance care planning (ACP) is the process supporting individuals with life-limiting illness to make informed decisions about their future healthcare. Ethnic disparities in ACP have been widely highlighted, bu...

    Authors: Jodie Crooks, Sophie Trotter and Gemma Clarke
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:43
  39. A third of patients with advanced cancer and bone metastasis suffer from cancer induced bone pain (CIBP), impeding quality of life, psychological distress, depression and anxiety. This study will evaluate the ...

    Authors: Natasha Michael, Merlina Sulistio, Robert Wojnar and Alexandra Gorelik
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:42
  40. Nurturing effective physician-patient relationships is essential to the provision of patient-centred care. Palliative care physicians may apply boundary-crossings or breaches in professional standards to nurtu...

    Authors: Chong Yao Ho, Nicole-Ann Lim, Nur Diana Abdul Rahman, Min Chiam, Jamie Xuelian Zhou, Gillian Li Gek Phua, Eng Koon Ong, Crystal Lim, Anupama Roy Chowdhury and Lalit Kumar Radha Krishna
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:41
  41. New Zealand recently introduced law permitting terminally ill people to request and receive assisted dying (AD) in specified circumstances. Given the nature and complexity of this new health service, research ...

    Authors: Jessica Young, Jeanne Snelling, Sophie Beaumont, Kate Diesfeld, Ben White, Lindy Willmott, Jacqualine Robinson, Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll, Gary Cheung, Aida Dehkhoda, Richard Egan, James Jap, Te Hurinui Karaka-Clarke, Leanne Manson, Cam McLaren and Janine Winters
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:40
  42. Palliative care (PC) improves Quality of life and reduces the symptom burden. Aggressive treatments at end of life (EOL) postpone PC. The aim of this single-center retrospective study was to evaluate the timin...

    Authors: Nelli-Sofia Nåhls, Riikka-Leena Leskelä, Tiina Saarto, Outi Hirvonen and Anu Anttonen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:39
  43. Dementia leads to multiple issues including difficulty in communication and increased need for care and support. Discussions about the future often happen late or never, partly due to reluctance or fear. In a ...

    Authors: Danielle Nimmons, Jill Manthorpe, Emily West, Greta Rait, Elizabeth L Sampson, Steve Iliffe and Nathan Davies
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:38
  44. Palliative care teams work under challenging conditions in a sensitive setting with difficult tasks. The multi-professional team can play an important role. Mindfulness and compassion-based practices are used ...

    Authors: Franziska Lautwein, Manuela Schallenburger, Alexandra Scherg, Daniel Schlieper, André Karger, Yesche Udo Regel, Jacqueline Schwartz and Martin Neukirchen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:37

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