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  1. Neurosurgical ablative procedures, such as cordotomy and cingulotomy, are often considered irreversible and destructive but can provide an effective and individualized solution for cancer-related refractory pa...

    Authors: Morsi khashan, Ido Strauss, Yehonathan Hochberg, Silviu Brill, Rotem Tellem, Haggai Sharon and Uri Hochberg
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:181
  2. Paediatric palliative and hospice care aims to improve the quality of life of children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families. The number of these patients has risen significantl...

    Authors: Martin Wallner, Daniela Haselmayer, Martin Nagl-Cupal, Jasmin Eppel-Meichlinger and Hanna Mayer
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:180
  3. Parenteral fluid (PF) therapy of patients in end-of-life (EOL) is controversial. The purpose of this study was to assess associations between PF, quality of the EOL care process and symptom burden in dying can...

    Authors: Magnus Lindskog, Hanna Mogensen, Björn Tavelin, Johanna Eknert, Staffan Lundström and Peter Strang
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:178
  4. Improving palliative care for inpatients is urgently needed. Data from patient-reported experience measures (PREM) can assist in identifying areas for focused improvement. This study aimed to describe patient ...

    Authors: Gursharan K. Singh, Alison Mudge, Robyn Matthews, Patsy Yates, Jane L. Phillips and Claudia Virdun
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:177
  5. Ethnic differences influence end-of-life health behaviours and use of palliative care services. Use of formal Advance care planning is not common in minority ethnic heritage communities. Older adults expect an...

    Authors: Joanna De Souza, Karen Gillett, Yakubu Salifu and Catherine Walshe
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:176
  6. Terminal illness is an irreversible illness that, without life-sustaining procedures, usually results in death or permanent disability from which recovery is unlikely. When involved, family caregivers are beli...

    Authors: Antoinette Biney, Jacob Owusu Sarfo, Collins Atta Poku, David Atsu Deegbe, Fidelis Atibila, Gilbert Ti-enkawol Nachinab, Emmanuel Anaba, Gladys Dzansi and Priscilla Yeye Adumoah Attafuah
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:175
  7. Cervical cancer is one of the causes of female deaths worldwide. Cervical cancer incidence is rising with almost three thousand (2797) women in Ghana being diagnosed with the condition each year, with almost t...

    Authors: Jennifer Oware, Merri Iddrisu, Kennedy Dodam Konlan and Gladys Dzansi
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:174
  8. Therapeutic ceiling of care is the maximum level of care deemed appropiate to offer to a patient based on their clinical profile and therefore their potential to derive benefit, within the context of the avail...

    Authors: N Pallarès, H Inouzhe, S Straw, N Safdar, D Fernández, J Cortés, L Rodríguez, S Videla, I Barrio, KK Witte, J Carratalà and C Tebé
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:173
  9. Patients receiving palliative care are often on complex medication regimes to manage their symptoms and comorbidities and at high risk of medication-related problems. The aim of this cross-sectional study was ...

    Authors: Lorna M Chess-Williams, Andrew M Broadbent and Laetitia Hattingh
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:172
  10. Despite pain control being a top priority in end-of-life care, pain continues to be a troublesome symptom and comprehensive data on pain prevalence and pain relief in patients with different diagnoses are scarce.

    Authors: Christel Hedman, Per Fürst, Peter Strang, Maria E.C. Schelin, Staffan Lundström and Lisa Martinsson
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:171
  11. The generalist-plus-specialist palliative care model is endorsed worldwide. In the Netherlands, the competencies and profile of the generalist provider of palliative care has been described on all professional...

    Authors: Fleur Godrie, Ingrid van Zuilekom, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Harmieke van Os-Medendorp, Linda Schoonmade and Suzanne Metselaar
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:170
  12. Despite the availability of guidance for the provision of good end-of-life care, there are significant variations across the UK in its delivery. This study sought to identify the influences on end-of-life trea...

    Authors: Frances M. Wu, Robert Pralat, Clare Leong, Victoria Carter, Zoë Fritz and Graham Martin
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:169
  13. Authors: Kouessi Anthelme Agbodande, Freddy Gnangnon, Mickael Assogba, Josué Avakoudjo, Angèle Azon Kouanou, Lisette Odoulamy, Jean Daho, Djimon Marcel Zannou, Sourakatou Salifou, Ali Imorou Bah Chabi, Raoul Saizonou, Issimouha Dille Mahamadou, Fernanda Bastos, Eduardo Garralda, Carlos Centeno and Vilma Adriana Tripodoro
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:168

    The original article was published in BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:141

  14. Advance Care Planning (ACP), as a process for expressing and recording patients' preferences about end-of-life care, has received increasing attention in recent years. However, implementing ACP has been challe...

    Authors: Ali Askari, Hosein Mohammadi Roshan, Nasim Abbaszadeh, Mahmood Salesi, Seyed Morteza Hosseini, Mobina Golmohammadi, Salman Barasteh, Omid Nademi, Razieh Mashayekh and Mohammad Hossein Sadeghi
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:167
  15. The economic assessment of health care models in palliative care promotes their global development. The purpose of the study is to assess the cost-effectiveness of a palliative care program (named Contigo) wit...

    Authors: Luisa Rodríguez-Campos, Paul Andres Rodriguez-Lesmes, Analhi Palomino Cancino, Iris del Valle Díaz, Luis Fernando Gamboa, Andrea Castillo Niuman, Juan Sebastián Salas, Gabriela Sarmiento, Jorge Martínez-Bernal and Abel E. González-Vélez
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:165
  16. National palliative care plans depend upon stakeholder engagement to succeed. Assessing the capability, interest, and knowledge of stakeholders is a crucial step in the implementation of public health initiati...

    Authors: Miguel Antonio Sánchez-Cárdenas, Marta Ximena León-Delgado, Lina María Vargas-Escobar, Sofia Elizabeth Muñoz Medina, Paula Milena Buitrago Florian, David Andrade Fonseca and Juan Esteban Correa-Morales
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:163
  17. People with dementia and their family caregivers often encounter challenges in engaging in advance care planning (ACP), such as a lack of information and difficulties in engaging in ACP conversations. Using a ...

    Authors: Fanny Monnet, Lara Pivodic, Charlèss Dupont, Tinne Smets, Aline De Vleminck, Chantal Van Audenhove and Lieve Van den Block
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:162
  18. This study aimed to investigate the trends of aggressive care at the end-of-life (EoL) for patients with advanced cancer in Korea and to identify factors affecting such care analyzing nationwide data between 2...

    Authors: Sara Kwon, Kyuwoong Kim, Bohyun Park, So-Jung Park, Hyun Jung Jho and Jin Young Choi
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:160
  19. Palliative care provision should be driven by high quality research evidence. However, there are barriers to conducting research. Most research attention focuses on potential patient barriers; staff and organi...

    Authors: Catherine Walshe, Lesley Dunleavy, Nancy Preston, Sheila Payne, John Ellershaw, Vanessa Taylor, Stephen Mason, Amara Callistus Nwosu, Amy Gadoud, Ruth Board, Brooke Swash, Seamus Coyle, Andrew Dickman, Andrea Partridge, Jaime Halvorsen and Nick Hulbert-Williams
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:159
  20. Advance care planning is a way of facilitating conversations with patients about future health care, values, and preferences at end of life. Nursing home physicians have the medical responsibility and the main...

    Authors: Liv Ødbehr, Reidun Hov, Harald Sanaker, Åsa Serholt Jensen, Aina Korup and Tuva Sandsdalen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:158
  21. Cancer is a disease that transcends what is purely medical, profoundly affecting the day-to-day life of both patients and family members. Previous research has shown that the consequences of cancer are greatly...

    Authors: Mario López-Salas, Antonio Yanes-Roldán, Ana Fernández, Ainhoa Marín, Ana I. Martínez, Ana Monroy, José M. Navarro, Marta Pino, Raquel Gómez, Saray Rodríguez, Sergio Garrido, Sonia Cousillas, Tatiana Navas, Víctor Lapeña and Belén Fernández
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:157
  22. Patients who have benefited from specialist intervention during periods of acute/complex palliative care needs often transition from specialist-to-primary care once such needs have been controlled. Effective c...

    Authors: Katharine Weetman, John I. MacArtney, Catherine Grimley, Cara Bailey and Jeremy Dale
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:156
  23. Explore the feasibility of a mobile health(mHealth) and virtual reality (VR) based nutrition-exercise-psychology integrated rehabilitation model in Chinese cancer patients.

    Authors: Yuan Qi, Mengjie Wang, Ya Xue, Jingyan Yue, Chunjian Qi, Weihu Shang, Weifen Meng, Wenyu Zhu, Xiaolin Pu, Dongqing Li and Hua Jiang
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:155
  24. The practice of palliative sedation continues to raise ethical questions among people, which in turn leads to its varied acceptance and practice across regions. As part of the Palliative Sedation European Unio...

    Authors: Éva Pozsgai, Eduardo Garralda, Csilla Busa, Sheila Payne, Jeroen Hasselaar, Daniela Mosoiu, Séverine M. Surges, Michaël Van der Elst, Sebastiano Mercadante, Carlos Centeno and Ágnes Csikós
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:154
  25. Older adults experiencing homelessness (OAEH) age quickly and die earlier than their housed counterparts. Illness-related decisions are best guided by patients’ values, but healthcare and homelessness service ...

    Authors: Abigail Latimer, Natalie D. Pope, Chin-Yen Lin, JungHee Kang, Olivia Sasdi, Jia-Rong Wu, Debra K. Moser and Terry Lennie
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:153
  26. Only four centers in Egypt provide Palliative Care (PC) for adult cancer patients and one provides care for pediatric cancer patients. While PC is not widely utilized in Egypt, this study aims to assess patien...

    Authors: Atiat Osman, Savannah Gail Horvick and Nancy Dias
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:152
  27. The Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care is a national framework for local action in England co-produced by over 30 partners; little research has been conducted on how the Framework is received and us...

    Authors: Erica Borgstrom, Joanne Jordan, Una St Ledger and Claire Henry
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:151
  28. Clinical evidence for the rapidity and effectiveness of fentanyl buccal soluble film (FBSF) in reducing pain intensity of breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) remains inadequate. This study aimed to evaluate the ef...

    Authors: Yi-Hao Chiang, Ching-Ting Lien, Wen-Hao Su, Tsung-Yu Yen, Yu-Jen Chen, Yuen-Liang Lai, Ken-Hong Lim, Kun-Yao Dai, Hsin-Pei Chung, Chia-Yen Hung and Yi-Shing Leu
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:150
  29. The number of people suffering from chronic diseases requiring palliative care (PC) is increasing rapidly. Therefore, PC teaching in undergraduate health science programs is necessary to improve primary PC bas...

    Authors: Miguel Antonio Sánchez-Cárdenas, Camila Andrea Navarro Tibaquirá, Nidia Mantilla-Manosalva, David Andrade Fonseca, Alexandra Marin Morales and Martha Ximena León Delgado
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:149
  30. Surrogate decision-making by family caregivers for patients with severe brain injury is influenced by the availability and understanding of relevant information and expectations for future rehabilitation. We a...

    Authors: Yifan Yan, Meiqi Li, Jitka Annen, Wangshan Huang, Tiantian Cai, Xueying Wang, Xiaohua Hu, Steven Laureys and Haibo Di
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:148
  31. In 2021, the National Institute of Public Health (INSPQ) (Quebec, Canada), published an update of the palliative and end-of-life care (PEoLC) indicators. Using these updated indicators, this qualitative study ...

    Authors: Emilie Allard, Sarah Dumaine, Martin Sasseville, Morgane Gabet and Arnaud Duhoux
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:146
  32. Patient safety is crucial for quality of care. Preventable adverse events (AEs) occur in 1 of 20 patients in the hospital, but it is unknown whether this is different for patients with a condition relevant for...

    Authors: B. Schouten, S. M. van Schoten, F. M. Bijnsdorp, H. Merten, P. W.B. Nanayakkara, A. K.L. Reyners, A. L. Francke and C. Wagner
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:145
  33. Most nursing home residents have complex care needs, require palliative care and eventually die in these facilities. Timely recognition of changes in a resident’s condition is crucial for providing appropriate...

    Authors: C. Bagchus, M. S. Zee, J. T van der Steen, M. S. Klapwijk, N. Lemos Dekker, B. D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen and H. R. W. Pasman
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:144
  34. Racial and ethnic inequities in palliative care are well-established. The way researchers design and interpret studies investigating race- and ethnicity-based disparities has future implications on the interve...

    Authors: Kavita Algu, Joshua Wales, Michael Anderson, Mariam Omilabu, Thandi Briggs and Allison M. Kurahashi
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:143
  35. Palliative care (PC) in most African countries remains under-assessed. Benin has piloted the implementation of a set of indicators proposed by the WHO to measure PC development.

    Authors: Kouessi Anthelme Agbodande, Freddy Gnangnon, Mickael Assogba, Josué Avakoudjo, Angèle Azon Kouanou, Lisette Odoulamy, Jean Daho, Djimon Marcel Zannou, Sourakatou Salifou, Ali Imorou Bah Chabi, Raoul Saizonou, Issimouha Dille Mahamadou, Fernanda Bastos, Eduardo Garralda, Carlos Centeno and Vilma Adriana Tripodoro
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:141

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:168

  36. Palliative care and the integration of health and social care have gradually become the key direction of development to address the aging of the population and the growing burden of multimorbidity at the end o...

    Authors: Chunyan Wang, Shaojie Bi, Yanxia Lu, Yuli Li, Bing Han, Min Xu, Guiyue Meng and Qingbo Zhou
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:140
  37. The role of family caregivers in the management of cerebrovascular accident survivors is invaluable. So far, there is a strong evidence affirming the effectiveness of family support for cerebrovascular acciden...

    Authors: Fortune Selasi Atsu, Nkosi Nkosi Botha, Cynthia Esinam Segbedzi, Mary Aku Ogum, Daniel Apaak, Ivy Selorm Tsedze, Lucy Adjanor Akoto and Edward Wilson Ansah
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:138
  38. In the context of pediatric palliative care, where the quality of life of children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions is of utmost importance, the integration of health technology must support t...

    Authors: Judith Schröder, Kirsti Riiser and Heidi Holmen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:137
  39. An accurate perception of death risk is a prerequisite for advanced cancer patients to make informed end-of-life care decisions. However, there is to date no suitable scale to measure death risk perception. Th...

    Authors: Guojuan Chen, Xiaoling Zhang, Zhangxian Chen, Shangwang Yang, Jianwei Zheng and Huimin Xiao
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:136

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:161

  40. WHO stated the environment is an important factor affecting the development of hospice care. The environment is the sum of factors affecting behavior besides the individual factors. Currently, a scale to compr...

    Authors: Junping Zhong, Wei Zhang, Rong Xu, Huifen Wang, Jing Zhao, Yingjuan Huang, Yanlin Chen, Xiaoli Chen, Jianfei Chen, Qing Zhang, Zhijie Zou and Yingzi Zhang
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:135
  41. The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on care at the end-of-life due to restrictions and other circumstances such as high workload and uncertainty about the disease. The objective of this study is to ...

    Authors: Masha S. Zee, Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Erica Witkamp, Benthe Heessels, Anne Goossensen, Ida J. Korfage, Yvonne N. Becqué, Corine Nierop-van Baalen, Agnes van der Heide and H. Roeline Pasman
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:134
  42. Palliative care remains key in assisting patients who have life-threatening conditions. In most low- and middle-income countries, it is often offered through a centralized system with limitations, including Ma...

    Authors: Atupere S. Phiri, Manuel Mulwafu, Haules Robbins Zaniku, Moses Banda Aron, Judith Kanyema, Stellar Chibvunde, Enoch Ndarama, Grace Momba, Fabien Munyaneza, Lameck Thambo, Chiyembekezo Kachimanga and Beatrice Matanje
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2024 23:132

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