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  1. Since the establishment of a hospice in the year 2000 and the development of a palliative care ward in 2019, there is no study examining public’s knowledge of palliative care, nor preference of end of life car...

    Authors: Kuai In Tam, Sok Leng Che, Mingxia Zhu and Sok Man Leong

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:87

    Content type: Research

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  2. ENABLE (Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends) is a nurse coach-led, early palliative care model for patients with advanced cancer and their family caregivers. Content covered includes problem-solving, ad...

    Authors: Grace Meijuan Yang, J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Yi Han Foo, Ariel Hui Mei Chung, Nur Haidah Ahmad Kamal, Laurence Tan, Chou Chuen Yu, Le Mai Khanh, Audrey Rui Xuan Koh, Irene Teo, Sungwon Yoon and Marie Bakitas

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:86

    Content type: Research

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  3. Assessing the quality of structure and process of end-of-life care can help improve outcomes. There was currently no valid tool for this purpose in Mainland China. The aim of this study is to validate the Chin...

    Authors: Juanjuan Zhao, Liming You, Hongmei Tao and Frances Kam Yuet Wong

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:85

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Palliative care education has been carried out in some hospitals and palliative care has gradually developed in mainland China. However, the clinical research is sparse and whether primary palliative care educ...

    Authors: Qian Liu, Mingzhao Qin, Jian Zhou, Hui Zheng, Weiping Liu and Qi Shen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:84

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Studies in the West have demonstrated that appropriate informational support is a vital component of cancer care, with positive effects on both patients and their informal caregivers. Since little is known abo...

    Authors: Tao Wang, Alex Molassiotis, Betty Pui Man Chung, Si-Lin Zheng, Hou-Qiang Huang and Jing-Yu (Benjamin) Tan

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:83

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  6. Adult patients with hematologic malignancies are less likely to receive palliative care and more likely to accept intensive anti-cancer treatments until end-of-life than those with solid tumors, but limited da...

    Authors: Nobuyuki Yotani, Daisuke Shinjo, Motohiro Kato, Kimikazu Matsumoto, Kiyohide Fushimi and Yoshiyuki Kizawa

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:82

    Content type: Research article

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  7. In the Netherlands, healthcare professionals attending patients in the last phase of life, can consult an expert palliative care team (PCT) in case of complex problems. There are two types of PCTs: regional PC...

    Authors: Marijanne Engel, Arianne Stoppelenburg, Andrée van der Ark, Floor M. Bols, Johannis Bruggeman, Ellen C.J. Janssens-van Vliet, Johanna H. Kleingeld-van der Windt, Ingrid E. Pladdet, Angelique E.M.J. To-Baert, Lia van Zuylen and Agnes van der Heide

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:81

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Patients with advanced disease may not be invited to participate in research based on the assumption that participation would be too burdensome for them. The aim of this study was to explore how patients with ...

    Authors: Karolina Vlckova, Kristyna Polakova, Anna Tuckova, Adam Houska and Martin Loucka

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:80

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Based on the case of palliative care and euthanasia in the Netherlands, this paper presents an analysis of frames and counter-frames used in the ongoing public debate about these two intertwined topics. Each (...

    Authors: Baldwin Van Gorp, Gert Olthuis, Anneleen Vandekeybus and Jelle van Gurp

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:79

    Content type: Research

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  10. In recent years, spiritual well-being has gradually gained the attention of health care providers in China, especially those in oncology departments, who have recognized the importance of improving spiritual w...

    Authors: Yue Feng, Xingcan Liu, Tangwei Lin, Biru Luo, Qianqian Mou, Jianhua Ren and Jing Chen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:78

    Content type: Research

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  11. Advance care planning (ACP) enables persons to identify preferences for future treatment and care, and to discuss, record and review these preferences. However, the uptake of ACP among patients with chronic di...

    Authors: Doris van der Smissen, Judith A. C. Rietjens, Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen, Sandra van Dulmen, Agnes van der Heide and Ida J. Korfage

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:77

    Content type: Research

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  12. In Colombia, recent legislation regarding end-of-life decisions includes palliative sedation, advance directives and euthanasia. We analysed which aspects influence health professionals´ decisions regarding en...

    Authors: Angela Luna-Meza, Natalia Godoy-Casasbuenas, José Andrés Calvache, Eduardo Díaz-Amado, Fritz E. Gempeler Rueda, Olga Morales, Fabian Leal, Carlos Gómez-Restrepo and Esther de Vries

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:76

    Content type: Research

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  13. Previous research shows that many cancer-bereaved youths report unresolved grief several years after the death of a parent. Grief work hypothesis suggests that, in order to heal, the bereaved needs to process ...

    Authors: Tove Bylund-Grenklo, Dröfn Birgisdóttir, Kim Beenaert, Tommy Nyberg, Viktor Skokic, Jimmie Kristensson, Gunnar Steineck, Carl Johan Fürst and Ulrika Kreicbergs

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:75

    Content type: Research

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  14. Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) has been frequently used to estimate the survival time of palliative care patients. The objective was to determine the associations between the PPS and survival time among ca...

    Authors: Patcharaporn Prompantakorn, Chaisiri Angkurawaranon, Kanokporn Pinyopornpanish, Lalita Chutarattanakul, Chanchanok Aramrat, Chanapat Pateekhum and Nisachol Dejkriengkraikul

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:74

    Content type: Research

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  15. Although the importance of palliative care in pediatric patients has been emphasized, many health care providers have difficulty determining when patients should be referred to the palliative care team. The Pa...

    Authors: In Gyu Song, Seung Yeon Kwon, Yoon Jung Chang, Min Sun Kim, Sung Hoon Jeong, Seung Min Hahn, Kyu Tae Han, So-Jung Park and Jin Young Choi

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:73

    Content type: Research

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  16. Family caregivers need to be supported in caring for patients at the end of life, but practical tools to assess their support needs have been missing in China. So this study aimed to culturally adapt and valid...

    Authors: Sijia Zhou, Qianqian Zhao, Huimin Weng, Ning Wang, Xia Wu, Xinxin Li and Lili Zhang

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:71

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Palliative care has proven over time that it can help prolong life spans with the use of hospices. The literature reports that most patients with cancer are diagnosed in the later stages and since there is no ...

    Authors: Maria Wajid, Eslavath Rajkumar, J. Romate, Allen Joshua George, R. Lakshmi and Srinagesh Simha

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:70

    Content type: Research

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  18. Quality of life and patient self-determination are key elements in successful palliative care. To achieve these goals, a robust prediction of the remaining survival time is useful as it can provide patients an...

    Authors: Johannes Just, Marie-Therese Schmitz, Ulrich Grabenhorst, Thomas Joist, Kirsten Horn, Bettina Engel and Klaus Weckbecker

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:69

    Content type: Research

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  19. Deciding to withdraw non-invasive ventilation (NIV) at end-of-life (EOL) in patients with chronic respiratory failure is a challenge. The European Association for Palliative Care recommends not maintaining art...

    Authors: V. Guastella, G. Piwko, A. Greil, C. Lambert and A. Lautrette

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:68

    Content type: Research

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  20. According to the European Association for Palliative Care, decisions regarding palliative sedation should not be made in response to requests for assisted dying, such as euthanasia or assisted suicide. However...

    Authors: Martyna Tomczyk, Nathalie Dieudonné-Rahm and Ralf J. Jox

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:67

    Content type: Research

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  21. Informal caregivers of critically ill patients in intensive care unit (ICUs) experience negative psychological sequelae that worsen after death. We synthesized outcomes reported from ICU bereavement interventi...

    Authors: Stephana J. Moss, Krista Wollny, Therese G. Poulin, Deborah J. Cook, Henry T. Stelfox, Amanda Roze des Ordons and Kirsten M. Fiest

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:66

    Content type: Research

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  22. Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) bereaved by the death of a parent or sibling from cancer report unique psychosocial needs and can have difficulty adjusting to their loss. Unaddressed, this can result in po...

    Authors: Pandora Patterson, Fiona E. J. McDonald, Elizabeth Kelly-Dalgety, Bianca Lavorgna, Barbara L. Jones, Anna E. Sidis and Thomasin Powell

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:64

    Content type: Research

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  23. Cancer is a leading cause of death in Korea. To protect the autonomy and dignity of terminally ill patients, the Life-Sustaining Treatment Decision-Making Act (LST-Act) came into full effect in Korea in Februa...

    Authors: Hyeyeong Kim, Hyeon-Su Im, Kyong Og Lee, Young Joo Min, Jae-Cheol Jo, Yunsuk Choi, Yoo Jin Lee, Daseul Kang, Changyoung Kim, Su-Jin Koh and Jaekyung Cheon

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:63

    Content type: Article

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  24. Team-based and timely integrated palliative care is a gold standard of care in oncology, but issues concerning its optimal organization remain. Palliative Care in Day-Hospital (PCDH) could be one of the most e...

    Authors: Laura Thery, Amélie Anota, Lorraine Waechter, Celine Laouisset, Timothee Marchal, Alexis Burnod, Elisabeth Angellier, Oum El Kheir Djoumakh, Clemence Thebaut, Anne Brédart, Sylvie Dolbeault, Jean-Christophe Mino and Carole Bouleuc

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:61

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. Inequities in the provision of palliative care for people with cardiac disease have been well documented in the literature. Despite experiencing significant palliative care needs, those with cardiac disease ar...

    Authors: Jackie Robinson, Caitlin Pilbeam, Hetty Goodwin, Deborah Raphael, Susan Waterworth and Merryn Gott

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:60

    Content type: Research Article

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  26. The goal of palliative care is to prevent and alleviate a suffering of incurable ill patients. A continuous intersectoral palliative care is important. The aim of this study is to analyse the continuity of pal...

    Authors: Laura Rehner, Kilson Moon, Wolfgang Hoffmann and Neeltje van den Berg

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:59

    Content type: Research

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  27. It has recently been emphasized that the unmet needs of cancer patients should be evaluated more holistically, for example, by exploring caregivers’ perspectives and cross cultural differences. This study expl...

    Authors: Jeehee Pyo, Minsu Ock, Mina Lee, Juhee Kim, Jaekyung Cheon, Juhee Cho, Jung Hye Kwon, Hyeyeoung Kim, Hyeon-Su Im, Young Joo Min and Su-Jin Koh

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:58

    Content type: Research Article

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  28. Hospital admissions for end-of-life care are increasing exponentially across the world. Significant numbers of health professionals are now required to provide end-of-life care with minimal training. Many heal...

    Authors: Deidre D Morgan, Caroline Litster, Megan Winsall, Kim Devery and Deb Rawlings

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:57

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Dealing with the spiritual needs of patients has been recognized as one of the principles of holistic care in nursing. Therefore, it is necessary for nurses to deal with the spiritual issues of patients. Also,...

    Authors: Fatemeh Merati-Fashi, Behnam Khaledi-Paveh, Hadis Mosafer and Abbas Ebadi

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:56

    Content type: Research Article

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  30. Rapid implementation of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) across care settings has challenged providers and organizations, including hospices, to develop and implement new modes of practice. The aim of this s...

    Authors: Shannon Freeman, Davina Banner and Valerie Ward

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:55

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The denial of death in Western society deprives young people of the tools to derive meaning from experiences of death and dying. Literature shows that death education may allow them to become familiar with thi...

    Authors: Ines Testoni, Lorenza Palazzo, Lucia Ronconi, Stefania Donna, Paolo Francesco Cottone and Michael Alexander Wieser

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:54

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Health-related quality of life is recognized as a key outcome in chronic disease management, including kidney disease. With no national healthcare coverage for hemodialysis, Ugandan patients struggle to pay fo...

    Authors: Peace Bagasha, Elizabeth Namukwaya, Mhoira Leng, Robert Kalyesubula, Edrisa Mutebi, Ronald Naitala, Elly Katabira and Mila Petrova

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:52

    Content type: Research article

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  33. In many countries, nurses are ill-prepared to provide care to patients with terminal illnesses. Limited education and training affect their ability to deliver proper palliative care. Only a few studies have ex...

    Authors: Yanping Hao, Lixuan Zhan, Meiling Huang, Xianying Cui, Ying Zhou and En Xu

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:50

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Our objective was to perform the translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and validation of the Quality Care Questionnaire-Palliative Care (QCQ-PC) into Brazilian Portuguese for cancer patients in palliative ca...

    Authors: Vinício dos Santos Barros, Daniela Bassi-Dibai, André Pontes-Silva, Laíla Silva Linhares Barros, Adriana Sousa Rêgo, Cid André Fidelis-de-Paula-Gomes and Almir Vieira Dibai-Filho

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:49

    Content type: Research Article

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  35. Due to the ageing population in Hong Kong, the importance and need of palliative care and end-of-life (EOL) care are coming under the spotlight. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the attitudes of e...

    Authors: Kwun Hang Wong, Li Chuan Marc Yang, Kam Wing Raymond Woo, Oi Fung Wong, Wing Yan Kwong, Choi Fung Tse, Shing Kit Tommy Lam, Hing Man Ma, Chau Hung Albert Lit, Hiu Fai Ho and Yau Ngai Shih

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:48

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Legal issues are common in chronic illness. These include matters of daily life, such as problems with employment, finances and housing, where rights or entitlements are prescribed by law. They also include pl...

    Authors: Helen Close, Kamal Sidhu, Hazel Genn, Jonathan Ling and Colette Hawkins

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:47

    Content type: Research Article

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  37. Current consensus recognizes the benefits of early intervention in palliative care consultation teams (PCCTs). As consultants, we should now attempt to improve the quality of our teams by utilizing a method ma...

    Authors: Noriyuki Kawabata and Mikio Nin

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:46

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Radiation-induced mucositis (RIM) pain confers substantial morbidity for head and neck cancer (HNC) patients undergoing radiotherapy alone (RT) or chemoradiotherapy (CRT), often reducing treatment compliance. ...

    Authors: Sondos Zayed, Pencilla Lang, Lucas C. Mendez, Nancy Read, Jinka Sathya, Varagur Venkatesan, Dwight E. Moulin, Andrew Warner and David A. Palma

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:45

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. Palliative care is recognised as a public health issue with the need for earlier integration in the wider healthcare system. However, research indicates that it continues to be accessed late in the course of a...

    Authors: Sonja McIlfatrick, Paul Slater, Esther Beck, Olufikayo Bamidele, Sharon McCloskey, Karen Carr, Deborah Muldrew, Lisa Hanna-Trainor and Felicity Hasson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:44

    Content type: Research article

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  40. An important aspect of end-of-life care is the place of death. A majority of cancer patients prefer home death to hospital death. At the same time, the actual location of death is often against patient’s last-...

    Authors: Jonas Nilsson, Georg Holgersson, Gustav Ullenhag, Malin Holmgren, Bertil Axelsson, Tobias Carlsson, Michael Bergqvist and Stefan Bergström

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:43

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Dyspnea is a common trigger of emergency department visits among terminally ill and cancer patients. Frequent emergency department (ED) visits at the end of life are an indicator of poor-quality care. We exami...

    Authors: Hua-Shui Hsu, Tai-Hsien Wu, Chin-Yu Lin, Ching-Chun Lin, Tsung-Po Chen and Wen-Yuan Lin

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:42

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Written clinical communication regarding patients’ disease understanding and values may facilitate goal-concordant care, yet little is known about the quality of electronic health record (EHR) documentation. W...

    Authors: Natalie C. Ernecoff, Kathryn L. Wessell, William A. Wood, Gary S. Winzelberg, Frances A. Collichio and Laura C. Hanson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:41

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Measurement of patient-centred outcomes enables clinicians to focus on patient and family priorities and enables quality of palliative care to be assessed.

    Authors: Victoria Jane En Long, Yin Bun Cheung, Debra Qu, Katherine Lim, Guozhang Lee, Alethea C. P. Yee, Ping Guo, Richard Harding and Grace Meijuan Yang

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:40

    Content type: Research

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  44. ‘PACE Steps to Success’ is a multicomponent training program aiming to integrate generalist and non-disease-specific palliative care in nursing homes. This program did not improve residents’ comfort in the las...

    Authors: Rose Miranda, Tinne Smets, Nele Van Den Noortgate, Jenny T. van der Steen, Luc Deliens, Sheila Payne, Katarzyna Szczerbińska, Sophie Pautex, Liesbeth Van Humbeeck, Giovanni Gambassi, Marika Kylänen and Lieve Van den Block

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:39

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Patient-centered care is one of the main components in providing palliative care for cancer patients. This issue has been the subject of numerous studies and practices in nursing for many years. Few studies, h...

    Authors: Mir Hossein Aghaei, Zohreh Vanaki and Eesa Mohammadi

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2021 20:38

    Content type: Research article

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