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  1. Loss of appetite is a common nutrition symptom in patients with cancer. Understanding the trajectory of appetite could be of clinical use for prognostication in palliative cancer care. Our primary aim was to e...

    Authors: Charlotte Goodrose-Flores, Stephanie E. Bonn, Caritha Klasson, Maria Helde Frankling, Ylva Trolle Lagerros and Linda Björkhem-Bergman
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:159
  2. Healthcare professionals in palliative care are found to be confronted with moral challenges on a frequent basis. CURA is a low-threshold instrument for dialogical ethical reflection that was developed to deal...

    Authors: Malene van Schaik, Charlotte Kröger, Lisa Zuidema, Margreet Stolper, Guy Widdershoven, H. Roeline Pasman and Suzanne Metselaar
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:158
  3. Evidence-based palliative care requires comprehensive assessment and documentation. However, palliative care is not always systemically documented – this can have implications for team communication and patien...

    Authors: Ann Dadich, Martyna Gliniecka, Michelle Cull and Kerrie Womsley
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:157
  4. Palliative care is limited in Ethiopia, particularly in rural areas, where more than 78% of the population live. Current initiatives and research are focused on urban settings and are primarily donor dependent...

    Authors: Atsede Aregay, Margaret O’Connor, Jill Stow, Nicola Ayers and Susan Lee
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:156
  5. Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families who are facing challenges associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of sufferin...

    Authors: Florbela Gonçalves and Margarida Gaudêncio
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:155
  6. The Measure of Moral Distress for Health Care Professionals (MMD-HP) scale corresponds to the update of the globally recognized Moral Distress Scale–Revised (MDS-R). Its purpose is to measure moral distress, w...

    Authors: Julianna Rodrigues Beltrão, Marianna Rodrigues Beltrão, Rafaella Stradiotto Bernardelli, Renato Soleiman Franco, Elizabeth G. Epstein and Carla Corradi-Perini
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:154
  7. Specialist palliative care (SPC) includes care for incurably ill patients and their family caregivers at home or on a palliative care ward until the very end of life. However, in the last days of life, patient...

    Authors: Anneke Ullrich, Sven Goldbach, Wiebke Hollburg, Bettina Wagener, Annette Rommel, Marten Müller, Denise Kirsch, Katrin Kopplin-Foertsch, Holger Schulz, Carsten Bokemeyer and Karin Oechsle
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:153
  8. Effective cooperation between a pediatric palliative care team (PPCT), primary treating specialists, patients and families is crucial for high quality care of children with complex life-limiting conditions. Se...

    Authors: Lucie Hrdlickova, Kristyna Polakova and Martin Loucka
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:152
  9. There is an increasing demand for universal, high-quality access to palliative care in Austria. To ensure this, the implementation of palliative care in the medical studies curriculum is essential. This is the...

    Authors: Véronique Toussaint, Piret Paal, Rainer Simader and Frank Elsner
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:151
  10. Although oncological palliative care is increasingly being offered by multidisciplinary teams, there is still a lack of data about some symptoms handled by these teams, such as dysphagia, in patients with adva...

    Authors: Danielle Nunes Moura Silva, Laélia Cristina Caseiro Vicente, Vanessa Laís Pontes Glória and Amélia Augusta de Lima Friche
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:150
  11. Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life of people with life-limiting illness and their families by addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual suffering. Allied Health and Social Care ...

    Authors: Cindy V. Mendieta, Esther de Vries, Maria Elizabeth Gomez-Neva, Angela Maria Muñoz-Escudero, Jose Andrés Calvache and Tracey McConnell
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:149
  12. Measuring outcomes facilitates evaluation of palliative services for children, adolescents, and young adults (CAYAs) with life-limiting and/or life-threatening (LL/LT) conditions. Implementation of patient-rep...

    Authors: Heidi Holmen, Anette Winger, Simen A. Steindal, Kirsti Riiser, Charlotte Castor, Lisbeth Gravdal Kvarme, Kari L. Mariussen and Anja Lee
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:148
  13. Universal access to palliative care remains a distant goal in many low resource settings, despite the growing evidence of its benefits. The unmet need for palliative care is evident in Africa, but great stride...

    Authors: Natalie Palumbo, Alyssa Tilly, Eve Namisango, Christian Ntizimira, Lameck Thambo, Maria Chikasema and Gary Rodin
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:146
  14. One of the most important and ethically challenging decisions made for children with life-limiting conditions is withholding/withdrawing life-sustaining treatments (LST). As important (co-)decision-makers in t...

    Authors: Yajing Zhong, Alice Cavolo, Veerle Labarque and Chris Gastmans
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:145
  15. This nationwide survey studied the level of palliative care (PC) access for Chinese patients with cancer among cancer care providers either in tertiary general hospitals or cancer hospitals in China.

    Authors: Xiaomei Li, Xin Shelley Wang, Haili Huang, Miao Liu, Yinan Wu, Jiaojiao Qiu, Boran Zhang, Linhong Cui and David Hui
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:144
  16. CAPACITI is a virtual education program that teaches primary care teams how to provide an early palliative approach to care. After piloting its implementation, we conducted an in-depth qualitative study with C...

    Authors: Midori Matthew, Daryl Bainbridge, Valerie Bishop, Christina Sinding, Samantha Winemaker, Frances Kilbertus, Katherine Kortes-Miller and Hsien Seow
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:143
  17. Interventions such as advance care planning (ACP), technology, or access to euthanasia may increase the sense of control over the end of life. In people with advanced dementia, the loss of cognitive and physic...

    Authors: Hanneke J.A. Smaling, Xu Jingyuan, Miharu Nakanishi, Shiri Shinan-Altman, David R. Mehr, Lukas Radbruch, Jan Gaertner, Perla Werner, Wilco P. Achterberg and Jenny T. van der Steen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:142
  18. Paediatric palliative care is needed now more than ever. Medical and technological advances mean that children with complex chronic conditions are surviving longer, necessitating longitudinal support from comm...

    Authors: Laure Dombrecht, Ana Lacerda, Joanne Wolfe and Jennifer Snaman
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:141
  19. Women with advanced uterine cervical cancer suffer from a combination of moderate to severe physical, psychological, social, and spiritual distress due to their disease and are in need of palliative care to im...

    Authors: Francis Ooko, Tebogo Mothiba, Peter Van Bogaert and Johan Wens
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:140
  20. There are persistent racial and ethnic health disparities in end-of-life health outcomes in the United States. African American patients are less likely than White patients to access palliative care, enroll in...

    Authors: Amn Siddiqi, Olivia Monton, Alison Woods, Taleaa Masroor, Shannon Fuller, Jill Owczarzak, Gayane Yenokyan, Lisa A. Cooper, Karen M. Freund, Thomas J. Smith, Jean S. Kutner, Kathryn L. Colborn, Robert Joyner, Ronit Elk and Fabian M. Johnston
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:139
  21. Previous studies of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) or do-not-intubate (DNI) orders in stroke patients have primarily been conducted in North America or Europe. However, characteristics associated with DNR/DNI orders...

    Authors: Hsu-Ling Yeh, Fang-I Hsieh, Li-Ming Lien, Wen-Hua Kuo, Jiann-Shing Jeng, Yu Sun, Cheng-Yu Wei, Po-Yen Yeh, Hei-Tung Yip, Cheng-Li Lin, Nicole Huang and Kai-Cheng Hsu
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:138
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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

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