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  1. Content type: Research article

    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

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  2. Content type: Research article

    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

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    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

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  4. Content type: Research article

    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

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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

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  6. Content type: Research article

    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

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In Ethiopia, there were greater than 2000 adult and 200 pediatric cancer patients annually in 2010, but the estimated number of cancer patients were increasing. Oncologic rehabilitation treatment may result in...

    Authors: Teshager Worku, Zuriash Mengistu, Agumasie Semahegn and Gezahegn Tesfaye

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:53

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Patients with severe stroke often do not have the capacity to participate in discussions on treatment restrictions because of a reduced level of consciousness, aphasia, or another cognitive disorder. We assess...

    Authors: Floor A. S. de Kort, Marjolein Geurts, Paul L. M. de Kort, Julia H. van Tuijl, Ghislaine J. M. W. van Thiel, L. Jaap Kappelle and H. Bart van der Worp

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:52

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  11. Content type: Erratum

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a therapeutic concept, which has only recently been explored in more detail within the palliative care setting. A programme of AAT was begun in June 2014 at the Interdisciplina...

    Authors: Andrea Schmitz, Melanie Beermann, Colin R. MacKenzie, Katharina Fetz and Christian Schulz-Quach

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:50

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  13. Content type: Research article

    To expand our clinical and scientific knowledge about holistic outcomes within palliative care, there is a need for agreed-upon patient-reported outcome measures. These patient-reported outcome measures then r...

    Authors: Ingela Beck, Ulrika Olsson Möller, Marlene Malmström, Anna Klarare, Henrik Samuelsson, Carina Lundh Hagelin, Birgit Rasmussen and Carl Johan Fürst

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:49

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Family members are involved in the care of palliative patients at home and therefore, should be viewed as important sources of information to help clinicians better understand the quality palliative care servi...

    Authors: María Aparicio, Carlos Centeno, José Miguel Carrasco, Antonio Barbosa and María Arantzamendi

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:47

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Family caregiving in the context of advanced disease in particular, can be physically and emotionally taxing. Caregivers can subsequently face bereavement exhausted with few supports, limited resources and a s...

    Authors: Lorraine Holtslander, Sharon Baxter, Kelly Mills, Sarah Bocking, Tina Dadgostari, Wendy Duggleby, Vicky Duncan, Peter Hudson, Agatha Ogunkorode and Shelley Peacock

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:48

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for global approaches to palliative care development. Yet it is questionable whether one-size-fits-all solutions can accommodate international disparities in pall...

    Authors: Lisa Williams, Merryn Gott, Tess Moeke-Maxwell, Stella Black, Shuchi Kothari, Sarina Pearson, Tessa Morgan, Matua Rawiri Wharemate and Whaea Whio Hansen

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:46

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Early palliative care (EPC) is recommended but rarely integrated with advanced heart failure (HF) care. We engaged patients and family caregivers to study the feasibility and site differences in a two-site EPC...

    Authors: Marie Bakitas, J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Salpy V. Pamboukian, Jose Tallaj, Elizabeth Kvale, Keith M. Swetz, Jennifer Frost, Rachel Wells, Andres Azuero, Konda Keebler, Imatullah Akyar, Deborah Ejem, Karen Steinhauser, Tasha Smith, Raegan Durant and Alan T. Kono

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:45

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Measuring the care experience at end-of-life (EOL) to inform quality improvement is a priority in many countries. We validated the CaregiverVoice survey, a modified version of the VOICES questionnaire, complet...

    Authors: Hsien Seow, Daryl Bainbridge, Melissa Brouwers, Gregory Pond and John Cairney

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:44

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Completion of Advance Directives (ADs), being financial and healthcare proxy or instructional documents, is relatively uncommon in Australia. Efforts to increase completion rates include online education and p...

    Authors: Sandra L. Bradley, Jennifer J. Tieman, Richard J. Woodman and Paddy A. Phillips

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:43

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The Taiwanese government has promoted palliative care consultation services (PCCS) to support terminally ill patients in acute ward settings to receive palliative care since 2005. Such an intervention can enha...

    Authors: Hsueh-Hsing Pan, Hsiu-Ling Shih, Li-Fen Wu, Yu-Chun Hung, Chi-Ming Chu and Kwua-Yun Wang

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:42

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Dying in the preferred setting is an indicator of good palliative care quality. Most people prefer to die at home. But does the quality of care as perceived by their relatives vary depending on the care settin...

    Authors: Dolf de Boer, Jolien M. Hofstede, Anke J. E. de Veer, Natasja J. H. Raijmakers and Anneke L. Francke

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:41

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  22. Content type: Research article

    End-of-life communication becomes increasingly difficult in terminal cancer, which inevitably entails conversations around dying and death. In resource-limited areas, the context of end-of-life communication i...

    Authors: Jennifer Nyawira Githaiga and Leslie Swartz

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:40

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The death of a parent is a highly stressful life event for bereaved children. Several studies have shown an increased risk of mental ill-health and psychosocial problems among affected children. The aims of th...

    Authors: Ann-Sofie Bergman, Ulf Axberg and Elizabeth Hanson

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:39

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Inpatient, generalist social workers in discharge planning roles work alongside specialist palliative care social workers to care for patients, often resulting in two social workers being concurrently involved...

    Authors: Janice Firn, Nancy Preston and Catherine Walshe

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:7

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

  25. Content type: Debate

    Dementia is the most common neurological disorder worldwide and is a life-limiting condition, but very often is not recognised as such. People with dementia, and their carers, have been shown to have palliativ...

    Authors: Siobhán Fox, Carol FitzGerald, Karen Harrison Dening, Kate Irving, W. George Kernohan, Adrian Treloar, David Oliver, Suzanne Guerin and Suzanne Timmons

    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:9

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2017 16:51

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