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  1. Palliative care is an effective model of care focused on maximizing quality of life and relieving the suffering of people with serious illnesses, including dementia. Evidence shows that many people receiving c...

    Authors: Kathleen T. Unroe, Mary Ersek, Wanzhu Tu, Alexander Floyd, Todd Becker, Jessica Trimmer, Jodi Lamie and John Cagle
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:105
  2. Communication about patients’ values, goals, and prognosis in serious illness (serious illness communication) is a cornerstone of person-centered care yet difficult to implement in practice. As part of Serious...

    Authors: Joanna Paladino, Justin J. Sanders, Erik K. Fromme, Susan Block, Juliet C. Jacobsen, Vicki A. Jackson, Christine S. Ritchie and Suzanne Mitchell
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:104
  3. Providing care for ageing and vulnerable people with intellectual disability (ID) is challenging, and professionals working in ID care often have limited experience in palliative care. The current study provid...

    Authors: Hille Voss, Anneke L. Francke and Anke J.E. de Veer
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:103
  4. In Palliative Care, actors from different professional backgrounds work together and exchange case-specific and expert knowledge and information. Since Palliative Care is traditionally distant from digitalizat...

    Authors: Sandra Grimminger, Maria Heckel, Moritz Markgraf, Sarah Peuten, Moritz Wöhl, Henner Gimpel, Carsten Klein, Christoph Ostgathe, Tobias Steigleder and Werner Schneider
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:102
  5. In November 2021, assisted dying (AD) became lawful in Aotearoa New Zealand. A terminally ill person may now request, and receive, pharmacological assistance (self-administered or provided by a medical practit...

    Authors: Jeanne Snelling, Jessica Young, Sophie Beaumont, Kate Diesfeld, Ben White, Lindy Willmott, Jacqualine Robinson and Tess Moeke-Maxwell
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:101
  6. The number of palliative care patients with complex needs is increasing in developed countries. In addition to physical aspects and symptom control, psychosocial aspects are of great importance for palliative ...

    Authors: Cathrin Michel, Hannah Seipp, Katrin Kuss, Michaela Hach, Andrea Kussin, Jorge Riera-Knorrenschild and Stefan Bösner
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:100
  7. Over the last few years, the presence of physiotherapists in Palliative Care Units (PCU) has considerably grown based on evidence from studies supporting the use of non-pharmacological measures as part of Pall...

    Authors: A Navarro-Meléndez, MJ Gimenez, Y Robledo-Donascimento, A Río-González and A Lendínez-Mesa
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:99
  8. Most people living with a terminal illness and approaching death will need the assistance of a non-professional carer such as a family member, friend, or neighbour to provide physical, emotional, and practical...

    Authors: Jennifer Tieman, Peter Hudson, Kristina Thomas, Di Saward and Deborah Parker
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:98
  9. To combine the benefits of hospice and palliative care, the integration of both seems self-evident. Aim of this study was to explore clinical staff’s and volunteers’ expectations and concerns of the first univ...

    Authors: Kim Dillen, Thomas Montag, Birgit Weihrauch, Heidrun Golla, Raymond Voltz and Julia Strupp
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:96
  10. Pain is a significant problem for many people with advanced disease or a serious illness. Culture and ethnicity can affect the experience and management of pain. However, there is limited research in South Asi...

    Authors: Gemma Clarke, Jodie Crooks, Michael I. Bennett, Zarina Mirza, Ruby Bhatti OBE, Wali Nazar, Rahila Mughal and Shenaz Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:90
  11. To improve cancer patients’ quality of life, palliative care is necessary. The growth of palliative care, along with the assistance of the government and the collaboration of specialists, also relies on the kn...

    Authors: Sajjad Bagheri and Maasoumeh Barkhordari-Sharifabad
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:95
  12. Within Germany, there is a heterogeneous range of training and continuing education in palliative care for different professional groups. The German Society for Palliative Medicine (DGP), together with the Ger...

    Authors: Kevin Marciniak, Alexandra Scherg, Piret Paal, Stephen Mason and Frank Elsner
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:94
  13. There is growing evidence that conversations between healthcare professionals and patients with serious illness can improve the quality of end-of-life cancer care. Yet, there is lack of insight into how differ...

    Authors: Cæcilie Borregaard Myrhøj, Dorte Toudal Viftrup, Mary Jarden and Stine Novrup Clemmensen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:93
  14. Cultural factors, including religious or cultural beliefs, shape patients’ death and dying experiences, including palliative and end-of-life (EOL) care preferences. Allied health providers must understand thei...

    Authors: Hardeep Singh, Arta Taghavi Haghayegh, Riya Shah, Lovisa Cheung, Sachindri Wijekoon, Kevin Reel and Ruheena Sangrar
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:92
  15. Studies indicated that patients with advance directives (ADs) have a generally better quality of life near death. Yet, the concept of ADs is relatively new in East Asian countries. This study examined the asso...

    Authors: Duan-Rung Chen and Hui-Ching Weng
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:91
  16. Psychological distress is common in patients with cancer; interfering with physical and psychological wellbeing, and hindering management of physical symptoms. Our aim was to systematically review published ev...

    Authors: Carole A. Paley, Jason W. Boland, Martina Santarelli, Fliss E. M. Murtagh, Lucy Ziegler and Emma J. Chapman
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:88
  17. 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
  18. The Chochinov Dignity Model was developed based on a cohort of adult patients with advanced cancer, but its role among dying children is not clear. This study aims to develop a model of dignity for children re...

    Authors: Siyu Cai, Qiaohong Guo, Junyi Lin, Chanjuan Deng, Huijun Li and Xuan Zhou
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2023 22:86
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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

  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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

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