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  1. Research evidence suggests that a lack of engagement with palliative care and advance care planning could be attributed to a lack of knowledge, presence of misconceptions and stigma within the general public. ...

    Authors: Rachel Black, Felicity Hasson, Paul Slater, Esther Beck and Sonja McIlfatrick
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:98
  2. Existing literature suggests multiple potential roles for community health volunteers (CHVs) in the provision of palliative care (PC) in low- and middle-income countries. In Kenya the role of CHV in the provis...

    Authors: Hussein Elias, Evelyne Kisembe, Sarah Nyariki, Ivan Kiplimo, James Amisi, Juli Boit, Allison Tarus, Naseem Mohamed and Kenneth Cornetta
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:97
  3. Palliative care lower medical expenses and enhances quality of life, but misconception with euthanasia delays timely care and makes inappropriate patient management.

    Authors: Lalita Chutarattanakul, Viriya Jarusukthavorn, Nisachol Dejkriengkraikul, Myo Zin Oo, Soe Sandi Tint, Chaisiri Angkurawaranon and Nutchar Wiwatkunupakarn
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:96
  4. Informal caregivers are key support for patients with progressive incurable diseases. However, their own needs often remain unmet. Therefore, we developed, manualised and implemented the intervention “Being an...

    Authors: Tabea Theißen, Anneke Ullrich, Karin Oechsle, Julia Wikert, Carsten Bokemeyer and Aneta Schieferdecker
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:95
  5. Our aim was to assess temporal trends and compare quality indicators related to Palliative and End-of-Life Care (PEoLC) experienced by people dying of cancer (trajectory I), organ-failure (Trajectory II), and ...

    Authors: Arnaud Duhoux, Emilie Allard, Denis Hamel, Martin Sasseville, Sarah Dumaine, Morgane Gabet and Marie-Hélène Guertin
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:93
  6. Pediatric palliative care (PPC) seeks to enhance the quality of life (QoL) for both children and their families. While most studies within PPC have focused on the ill child’s QoL, less is known about parents’ ...

    Authors: Trine Brun Kittelsen, Vibeke Bruun Lorentsen, Charlotte Castor, Anja Lee, Lisbeth Gravdal Kvarme and Anette Winger
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:92
  7. The need for primary care physicians to be heavily involved in the provision of palliative care is growing. International agencies and practice standards advocate for early palliative care and the use of speci...

    Authors: Tabitha Gyanewaa Quaidoo, Barbara Adu, Merri Iddrisu, Frema Osei-Tutu, Candace Baaba, Yekua Quiadoo and Collins Atta Poku
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:90
  8. A standardized national approach to routinely assessing palliative care patients helps improve patient outcomes. However, a quality improvement program-based on person centered outcomes within palliative care ...

    Authors: Yunyun Dai, Claire E Johnson, Jinfeng Ding, Yongyi Chen, Alanna Connolly, Lianjun Wang and Barbara A Daveson
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:89
  9. End-of-life (EoL) care volunteers in hospitals are a novel approach to support patients and their close ones. The iLIVE Volunteer Study supported hospital volunteer coordinators from five European countries to...

    Authors: Berivan Yildiz, Agnes van der Heide, Misa Bakan, Grethe Skorpen Iversen, Dagny Faksvåg Haugen, Tamsin McGlinchey, Ruthmarijke Smeding, John Ellershaw, Claudia Fischer, Judit Simon, Eva Vibora-Martin, Inmaculada Ruiz-Torreras and Anne Goossensen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:88
  10. As many patients are spending their last days in critical care units, it is essential that they receive appropriate end-of -life care. However, cultural differences, ethical dilemmas and preference practices c...

    Authors: Nabat Almalki, Breidge Boyle and Peter O’Halloran
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:87
  11. Harmful use of illicit drugs and/or alcohol is linked to life-limiting illness and complex health and social care needs, but people who use substances and have complex needs do not receive timely palliative ca...

    Authors: Lucy Webb, Gemma Yarwood, Gary Witham, Sam Wright and Sarah Galvani
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:86
  12. There is a severe shortage of corneas for donation, globally, for transplantation and research purposes. One group of individuals who could potentially be donors are those who die within the inpatient palliati...

    Authors: Chirag Patel, Mitchell Nicmanis, Anna Chur-Hansen and Gregory B. Crawford
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:85
  13. The interdisciplinary realm of medical humanities explores narratives and experiences that can enhance medical education for physicians through perspective-taking and reflective practice. However, there is a g...

    Authors: Eng-Koon Ong, U-Tong Emily Tan, Min Chiam and Wen Shan Sim
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:84
  14. Due to limited numbers of palliative care specialists and/or resources, accessing palliative care remains limited in many low and middle-income countries. Data science methods, such as rule-based algorithms an...

    Authors: Pawita Limsomwong, Thammasin Ingviya and Orapan Fumaneeshoat
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:83
  15. So far, there have been many studies on end-of-life nursing care education around the world, and in many cases, according to the cultural, social, and spiritual contexts of each country, the results have been ...

    Authors: Zahra Taheri-Ezbarami, Fateme Jafaraghaee, Ali Karimian Sighlani and Seyed Kazem Mousavi
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:82
  16. Volunteers have always been integral to hospice and palliative care. However, their roles have been left relatively undefined and broad.

    Authors: Armin Nassehi, Irmhild Saake, Christof Breitsameter, Anna Bauer, Niklas Barth and Isabell Reis
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:81
  17. Men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) have an incurable disease. Along with prolonging life, symptom management is one of the main goals with treatment. This is also important from a...

    Authors: Ulrika Rönningås, Maja Holm, Per Fransson, Lars Beckman and Agneta Wennman-Larsen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:80
  18. The World Health Organization identifies pharmacists as a key resource in palliative care. However, the roles of these professionals in end-of-life care at home remain poorly understood, and community pharmaci...

    Authors: Isabelle Cuchet, Michael Dambrun, Sabrina Bedhomme, Chantal Savanovitch, Hélène Vaillant Roussel and Axelle Maneval
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:79
  19. Discomfort and distressing symptoms are common at the end of life, while people in this stage are often no longer able to express themselves. Technologies may aid clinicians in detecting and treating these sym...

    Authors: Jingyuan Xu, Hanneke J. A. Smaling, Jan W. Schoones, Wilco P. Achterberg and Jenny T. van der Steen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:78
  20. Advance Care Planning interventions should be evaluated as broadly as possible to gain a holistic understanding of the Advance Care Planning process. However, validated early stage outcome instruments are lack...

    Authors: Julia Jaschke, Rieke Schnakenberg, Katharina Silies, Almuth Berg, Änne Kirchner, Falk Hoffmann, Gabriele Meyer, Sascha Köpke and Juliane Köberlein-Neu
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:77
  21. Palliative care addresses multiple unmet needs of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or interstitial lung diseases (ILD) and their family and/or friend caregivers, but it remains highly u...

    Authors: M. Aurora Mendes, Daisy J. A. Janssen and Alda Marques
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:76
  22. Symptom assessment is key to effective symptom management and palliative care for patients with advanced cancer. Symptom prevalence and severity estimates vary widely, possibly dependent on the assessment tool...

    Authors: Ragnhild Elisabeth Monsen, Anners Lerdal, Hilde Nordgarden, Caryl L. Gay and Bente Brokstad Herlofson
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:75
  23. Palliative care and oncology generate a risk of burnout and psychological distress in professionals. The purpose of this study is to identify both psychopathological and positive factors related to mental heal...

    Authors: Anne-Catherine Delafontaine, Royce Anders, Bernard Mathieu, Cornelia Rolli Salathé and Benjamin Putois
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:74
  24. This study extended the original Dignity Therapy (DT) intervention by including partners and family caregivers (FCs) of terminally-ill cancer patients with the overall aim of evaluating whether DT can mitigate...

    Authors: Annina Seiler, Manuel Amann, Caroline Hertler, Sebastian M. Christ, Markus Schettle, Barbara Meier Kaeppeli, Judith Jung-Amstutz, Christel Nigg, Bernhard C. Pestalozzi, Patrick Imesch, Reinhard Dummer, David Blum and Josef Jenewein
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:73
  25. Children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions can experience high levels of suffering due to multiple distressing symptoms that result in poor quality of life and increase risk of long-term distr...

    Authors: Kim C. van Teunenbroek, Renée L. Mulder, Inge M. L. Ahout, Karen G. C. B. Bindels-de Heus, Catharina M. Delsman-van Gelder, Annemie F. S. Galimont-Collen, Marinka A. R. de Groot, Katja M. J. Heitink-Polle, Jeffry Looijestijn, Maarten O. Mensink, Selma Mulder, Jolanda H. Schieving, Antoinette Y. N. Schouten-van Meeteren, Johannes M. A. Verheijden, Hester Rippen, Brigitt C. M. Borggreve…
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:72
  26. Understanding cancer patients’ unmet needs for chemotherapy-related symptom management will assist clinicians in developing tailored intervention programs. Little is known about the association between perceiv...

    Authors: Kai Zeng, Yaping Zhong, Xiaofang Chen and Lili Zhang
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:71
  27. As the proportion of older persons in society increases, there is a growing trend towards providing end-of-life care in their homes. Palliative care is a complex and knowledge-demanding form of care, and nurse...

    Authors: Magdalena Annersten Gershater, Josefin Brenner, Malin Nordberg and Ami Hommel
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:70
  28. Several studies deal with the question of what constitutes a "satisfactory death". A smaller number of studies deal with unsatisfactory dying processes. And only a few shed light on unsatisfactory deaths that ...

    Authors: Christof Breitsameter
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:69
  29. Palliative care significantly improves the distressing symptoms of patients, especially those with cancer, heart disease, renal disease, and liver disease. The need for palliative care is increasing worldwide ...

    Authors: Addisu Getie, Manay Ayalneh, Tigabu Munye Aytenew, Melaku Bimerew and Adam Wondmieneh
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:67
  30. Parent-reported experience measures are part of pediatric Quality of Care (QoC) assessments. However, existing measures were not developed for use across multiple healthcare settings or throughout the illness ...

    Authors: Felicia Jia Ler Ang, Mihir Gandhi, Truls Ostbye, Chetna Malhotra, Rahul Malhotra, Poh Heng Chong, Zubair Amin, Cristelle Chu-Tian Chow, Teresa Shu Zhen Tan, Komal Tewani and Eric Andrew Finkelstein
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:66
  31. Bereaved relatives of intensive care unit (ICU) patients are at increased risk of psychological complaints. Aftercare might help them cope with processing the ICU admission and their loved one’s death. There i...

    Authors: Sophie C. Renckens, Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Zina Jorna, Hanna T. Klop, Chantal du Perron, Lia van Zuylen, Monique A.H. Steegers, Birkitt L. ten Tusscher, Margo M.C. van Mol, Wouter de Ruijter and H. Roeline Pasman
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:65
  32. In the last decade, there has been a growing concern to make palliative care more culturally sensitive and contextually appropriate. This concern is also relevant in Indonesia, where the progress of palliative...

    Authors: Raditya Bagas Wicaksono, Amalia Muhaimin, Dick L. Willems and Jeannette Pols
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:63
  33. Breakthrough cancer pain (BTCP) is primarily managed at home and can stem from physical exertion and emotional distress triggers. Beyond these triggers, the impact of ambient environment on pain occurrence and...

    Authors: Nutta Homdee, John Lach, Leslie Blackhall and Virginia LeBaron
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:62
  34. This case report from Scotland, UK illustrates how unresolved traumatic experiences across the life course can affect a patient’s engagement with palliative care and offers insights into the flexibility and ad...

    Authors: Sam Quinn, Libby Ferguson, Derek Read and Naomi Richards
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:61
  35. Several studies emerging from developed countries have highlighted a significant number of potentially avoidable emergency department (ED) visits by cancer patients during the end-of-life period. However, ther...

    Authors: Hagir Salama, Mohamed H. Omer, Areez Shafqat, Ahmed Binahmed, Ghadah Muhammed Alghamdi, Mohammed Saeed, Mohamed Madani Alfagi, Bayan Saeed Alqahtany, Feda Alshoshan, Dalia Salih, Ahmed Hashim, Mohammad Alkaiyat and Abdullah Algarni
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:60
  36. There is currently a high demand for bereavement support coupled with inconclusive findings as to the efficacy of existing approaches. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) aims to improve human functioning ...

    Authors: Nikolaus Willi, Anna Pancoast, Ioanna Drikaki, Xueying Gu, David Gillanders and Anne Finucane
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:59
  37. Recent exercise intervention studies have shown promising results in improving quality of life (QoL) and physical function (PF) in diverse chronic disease and advanced cancer patients. However, the effects of ...

    Authors: Inken Schwonke, Nils Freitag, Paula Aschendorf, Kerstin Wucharz, Johanna Thieme, Iris Appelmann, Moritz Schumann and Frank Elsner
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:58
  38. Music therapy interventions with informal carers of individuals with life-threatening illness at pre- and post-bereavement is an increasingly important clinical area. This systematic review is the first to syn...

    Authors: K. Gillespie, T. McConnell, A. Roulston, N. Potvin, C. Ghiglieri, I. Gadde, M. Anderson, J. Kirkwood, D. Thomas, L. Roche, M. O.’Sullivan, A. McCullagh and L. Graham-Wisener
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:55
  39. The experience of Wish to Die is common in patients living with Advanced Disease. It has been studied worldwide and qualitative studies have contributed to the understanding of the complexity of the phenomenon...

    Authors: Alazne Belar, Maria Arantzamendi, Philip Larkin, Iñaki Saralegui, Yolanda Santesteban, Nerea Alonso, Marina Martínez and Carlos Centeno
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:57
  40. People living with severe mental illness (SMI) face significant health inequalities, including in palliative care. Advance Care Planning (ACP) is widely recommended by palliative care experts and could reduce ...

    Authors: Rea Kaur Gill, Joanne Droney, Gareth Owen, Julia Riley and Lucy Stephenson
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:56
  41. Patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) enter the palliative phase when cure is no longer possible or when they refuse curative treatment. The mean survival is five months, with a range of ...

    Authors: Arta Hoesseini, Aniel Sewnaik, Boyd N. van den Besselaar, Jang Zhang, Nikki van Leeuwen, Jose A. Hardillo, Robert Jan Baatenburg de Jong and Marinella P. J. Offerman
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:54
  42. Although there is growing demand for hospice care in China due to its aging population and increasing cancer rates, the sector remains slow to expand. Oncology nurses are the primary providers of hospice care,...

    Authors: Jing Zhao, Yu Wang, Binbin Xiao, Fucheng Ye, Jianfei Chen, Yingjuan Huang, Ting Li, Xiaoli Chen, Hongmei Ma, Qing Zhang and Zhijie Zou
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:53
  43. Actigraphy offers a promising way to objectively assess pediatric sleep. Aim of the study was investigating the extent to which actigraphy used in children and adolescents with life-limiting conditions is cons...

    Authors: Larissa Alice Kubek, Benedikt Claus, Boris Zernikow and Julia Wager
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:52
  44. Predicting mortality in the emergency department (ED) is imperative to guide palliative care and end-of-life decisions. However, the clinical usefulness of utilizing the existing screening tools still leaves s...

    Authors: Yu-Jing Wang, Chen-Yang Hsu, Amy Ming-Fang Yen, Hsiu-Hsi Chen and Chao-Chih Lai
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:51
  45. Numerous previous research have established the need for spiritual care among patients with cancer globally. Nevertheless, there was limited research, primarily qualitative, on the spiritual care needs of Chin...

    Authors: Zhangyi Wang, Xiaochun Tang, Liping Li, Huifang Zhou, Yue Zhu, Lamei Chen, Tao Su, Mengru Liu, Xiaoli Pang, Xiaoke Yi, Li Liu, Jingjing Liu and Mengsu Liu
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:50

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