Evaluating the integration of palliative care in national health systems: an indicator rating process with EAPC task force members to measure advanced palliative care development
Palliative care (PC) development cannot only be assessed from a specialized provision perspective. Recently, PC integration into other health systems has been identified as a component of specialized developme... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - February 24, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Natalia Arias-Casais, Eduardo Garralda, Miguel Antonio S ánchez-Cárdenas, John Y. Rhee and Carlos Centeno Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Systematic adaptation of the Thai version of the supportive and palliative care indicators tool for low-income setting (SPICT-LIS)
Identification of patients who might benefit from palliative care among countries with different socioeconomic and medical contexts is challenging. The Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool for a Low-... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - February 19, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Supakorn Sripaew, Orapan Fumaneeshoat and Thammasin Ingviya Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparing two models of outpatient specialised palliative care
Ideally, patients with life-threatening illness who are suffering from multiple symptoms and reduced quality of life should receive palliative care that addresses their specific needs. The many well-defined cl... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - February 18, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Elizabeth Rosted, Birgit Aabom, Bibi H ølge-Hazelton and Mette Raunkiær Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Palliative care nurse champions ’ views on their role and impact: a qualitative interview study among hospital and home care nurses
One of the strategies to promote the quality of palliative care in non-specialised settings is the appointment of palliative care nurse champions. It is unclear what the most effective model to implement the c... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - February 18, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Marijanne Engel, Lia van Zuylen, Andr ée van der Ark and Agnes van der Heide Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of the nurse-specific end-of-life professional caregiver survey: a cross-sectional study
Nurses ’ palliative and hospice care-specific education is associated with the quality of palliative and hospice care that influences health outcomes of patients with life-limiting illnesses and their caregiver... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - February 16, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Zhijie Zou, Jinbing Bai, Yaohua Gu, Qihua Zou, Canhua Xiao, Jiong Yang, Qing Zhang and Mark Lazenby Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Access to and adequacy of psychological services for adult patients in UK hospices: a national, cross-sectional survey
Providing psychological support to people living with terminal illness is a fundamental part of hospice care. Recent research on delivery of psychological services in hospices in the United Kingdom (UK) on a n... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - February 10, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Daisy McInnerney, Bridget Candy, Patrick Stone, Nicola Atkin, Joana Johnson, Syd Hiskey and Nuriye Kupeli Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

A meaning-centered spiritual care training program for hospice palliative care teams in South Korea: development and preliminary evaluation
Spirituality is a fundamental, intrinsic aspect of human beings and should be a core component of quality palliative care. There is an urgent need to train hospice palliative care teams (HPCTs) to enhance thei... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - February 9, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Kyung-Ah Kang, Shin-Jeong Kim, Do-Bong Kim, Myung-Hee Park, Soo-Jin Yoon, Sung-Eun Choi, Young-Sim Choi and Su-Jin Koh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Valuing end-of-life care: translation and content validation of the ICECAP-SCM measure
The evaluation of care strategies at the end of life is particularly important due to the globally increasing proportion of very old people in need of care. The ICECAP-Supportive Care Measure is a self-complet... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - February 8, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Uta G ühne, Marie Dorow, Jessica Grothe, Janine Stein, Margrit Löbner, Judith Dams, Joanna Coast, Philip Kinghorn, Hans-Helmut König and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Palliative treatment of endometrial cancer: what is the role of anastrozole in elderly women?
Type I endometrial cancer is the most common gynaecological tumour in developed countries and its incidence is increasing also because of population aging. The aim of this work is to test the feasibility and s... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - February 5, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Barbara Gardella, Mattia Dominoni, Stefano Bogliolo, Chiara Cassani, Giulia Vittoria Carletti, Annalisa De Silvestri and Arsenio Spinillo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Dignity of informal caregivers of migrant patients in the last phase of life: a qualitative study
A key aim of palliative care is to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. To help ensure quality of life for the families of patients with migrant backgrounds, this study sought insights i... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - February 4, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: X. de Voogd, D. L. Willems, M. Torensma, B. D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen and J. L. Suurmond Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The relationship between proxy agency and the medical decisions concerning pediatric patients in palliative care: a qualitative study
The children ’s agency and that exercised by parents and health professionals in palliative care, along with structural limitations imposed by the conditions of inequality, will provide a new perspective from m... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - February 4, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Martina Fay, Jessica Guadarrama, Tirsa Colmenares-Roa, Ira ís Moreno-Licona, Ana Gabriela Cruz-Martin and Ingris Peláez-Ballestas Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The pattern of change in opioid and adjuvant prescriptions for cancer pain before and after referral to a comprehensive program in the Palliative Care Center in Kuwait
Cancer-related pain is a complicated symptom that often coincides with fatigue, depression, and anxiety. Although many safe treatments are available, inadequate control of Cancer-related pain continues to lead... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - February 3, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Ameena Mohammed Al-Ansari, Wafaa Mostafa Abd-El-Gawad, Sobhi Mostafa AboSerea, Eman El Sayed ElShereafy, Fatma Abdel Shakor Ali and Mohammed Abd Elaziz ElSayed Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Home hospitalization for palliative cancer care: factors associated with unplanned hospital admissions and death in hospital
Home hospitalization at the end of life can sometimes be perturbed by unplanned hospital admissions (UHAs, defined as any admission that is not part of a preplanned care procedure), which increase the likeliho... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 26, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Vincent Gamblin, Chlo é Prod’homme, Adrien Lecoeuvre, André -Michel Bimbai, Joël Luu, Pierre-Alexandre Hazard, Arlette Da Silva, Stéphanie Villet, Marie-Cécile Le Deley and Nicolas Penel Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Using natural language processing to explore heterogeneity in moral terminology in palliative care consultations
High quality serious illness communication requires good understanding of patients ’ values and beliefs for their treatment at end of life. Natural Language Processing (NLP) offers a reliable and scalable metho... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 25, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, Robert Gramling, Kelly Gothard, Maarten Kroesen and Caspar Chorus Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Health care needs of elderly patients with lung, liver, or colon cancer in Taiwan
Globally, different age groups in the elderly population have experienced major shifts over time. Human life expectancy doubled from the 19th to the twentieth century and has increased to 80  years in the twent... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 23, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tzu-Yin Lee, Henny Dwi Susanti, Kuo-Chen Hung, Su-Yueh Yang, Hui-Fen Fang, Jia-Ruey Tsai, Jeng-Fong Chiou and Min-Huey Chung Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Quality of online self-management resources for adults living with primary brain cancer, and their carers: a systematic environmental scan
A primary brain cancer diagnosis is a distressing, life changing event. It adversely affects the quality of life for the person living with brain cancer and their families ( ‘carers’). Timely access to evidence... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 23, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Isabelle Schaefer, Nicole Heneka, Tim Luckett, Meera R. Agar, Suzanne K. Chambers, David C. Currow, Georgia Halkett, Domenica Disalvo, Ingrid Amgarth-Duff, Cleola Anderiesz and Jane L. Phillips Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Development of a managed clinical network for children ’s palliative care – a qualitative evaluation
This study explored the perspectives of health profession... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 22, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Andrew Papworth, Lorna Fraser and Jo Taylor Tags: Research article Source Type: research

What should we report? Lessons learnt from the development and implementation of serious adverse event reporting procedures in non-pharmacological trials in palliative care
Serious adverse event reporting guidelines have largely been developed for pharmaceutical trials. There is evidence that serious adverse events, such as psychological distress, can also occur in non-pharmaceut... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 20, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Lesley Dunleavy, Danni Collingridge Moore, Ida Korfage, Sheila Payne, Catherine Walshe and Nancy Preston Tags: Review Source Type: research

What makes palliative care needs “complex”? A multisite sequential explanatory mixed methods study of patients referred for specialist palliative care
Specialist palliative care (SPC) providers tend to use the term ‘complex’ to refer to the needs of patients who require SPC. However, little is known about complex needs on first referral to a SPC service. We ... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 15, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Anne M. Finucane, Connie Swenson, John I. MacArtney, Rachel Perry, Hazel Lamberton, Lucy Hetherington, Lisa Graham-Wisener, Scott A. Murray and Emma Carduff Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of a specialised palliative care intervention in patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma – a single-centre retrospective analysis
Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) account for less than 1% of all malignancies. Approximately 50% of the patients develop metastases with limited survival in the course of their disease. For those patients, palliativ... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 14, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: F. Brandes, J. K. Striefler, A. D örr, M. Schmiester, S. Märdian, G. Koulaxouzidis, D. Kaul, A. Behzadi, P. Thuss-Patience, J. Ahn, U. Pelzer, L. Bullinger and A. Flörcken Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Developing a family-reported measure of experiences with home-based pediatric palliative and hospice care: a multi-method, multi-stakeholder approach
Many children with serious illnesses are receiving palliative and end-of-life care from pediatric palliative and hospice care teams at home (PPHC@Home). Despite the growth in PPHC@Home, no standardized measure... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 14, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Jackelyn Y. Boyden, Chris Feudtner, Janet A. Deatrick, Kimberley Widger, Gwenn LaRagione, Blyth Lord and Mary Ersek Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Communication of Pharmacogenomic test results and treatment plans in pediatric oncology: deliberative stakeholder consultations with parents
Effective communication in support of clinical decision-making is central to the pediatric cancer care experience for families. A new laboratory derived pharmacogenetic test (LDT) that can diagnose difficult-t... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 12, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Cristina Longo, Vasiliki Rahimzadeh and Gillian Bartlett Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Challenges for palliative care day services: a focus group study
Palliative care day services provide a safe environment for people with palliative care needs, enabling them to access a range of services while acting as a respite services for family caregivers. Viewed as ma... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 12, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Felicity Hasson, Joanne Jordan, Laurie McKibben, Lisa Graham-Wisener, Anne Finucane, Kathy Armour, Shazia Zafar, Alistair Hewison, Kevin Brazil and W. George Kernohan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Gaining insight into the views of outpatients with Huntington ’s disease regarding their future and the way they deal with their poor prognosis: a qualitative study
Huntington ’s disease (HD) has a poor prognosis. Decision-making capacity and communication ability may become lost as the disease progresses. Therefore, HD patients are encouraged to engage in advance care pla... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 12, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Marina R. Ekkel, Marja F. I. A. Depla, Els M. L. Verschuur, Ruth B. Veenhuizen, Cees M. P. M. Hertogh and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

To hydrate or not to hydrate? The effect of hydration on survival, symptoms and quality of dying among terminally ill cancer patients
Artificial nutrition and hydration do not prolong survival or improve clinical symptoms of terminally ill cancer patients. Nonetheless, little is known about the effect of artificial hydration (AH) alone on pa... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 12, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Chien-Yi Wu, Ping-Jen Chen, Tzu-Lin Ho, Wen-Yuan Lin and Shao-Yi Cheng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Chinese medical teachers ’ cultural attitudes influence palliative care education: a qualitative study
China holds one fifth of the world ’s population and faces a rapidly aging society. In its ambition to reach a health care standard comparable to developed countries by 2030, the implementation of palliative ca... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 12, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Antonia M. Willemsen, Piret Paal, Silja Zhang, Stephen Mason and Frank Elsner Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Advanced care planning during the COVID-19 pandemic: ceiling of care decisions and their implications for observational data
Observational studies investigating risk factors in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have not considered the confounding effects of advanced care planning, such that a valid picture of risk for elderly, fra... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 11, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Sam Straw, Melanie McGinlay, Michael Drozd, Thomas A. Slater, Alice Cowley, Stephe Kamalathasan, Nicholas Maxwell, Rory A. Bird, Aaron O. Koshy, Milos Prica, Peysh A. Patel, Samuel D. Relton, John Gierula, Richard M. Cubbon, Mark T. Kearney and Klaus K. W Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Spiritual care practices in hospices in the Western cape, South Africa: the challenge of diversity
South Africa is a very diverse middle-income country, still deeply divided by the legacy of its colonial and apartheid past. As part of a larger study, this article explored the experiences and views of repres... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 10, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Ronita Mahilall and Leslie Swartz Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Palliative care needs among patients with advanced illnesses in Bhutan
Palliative care improves the quality of lives of patients and families affected by advanced illnesses through the prevention and relief of suffering. While palliative care is well established in developed coun... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 9, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tara Devi Laabar, Christobel Saunders, Kirsten Auret and Claire E. Johnson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A qualitative study of bereaved family caregivers: feeling of security, facilitators and barriers for rural home care and death for persons with advanced cancer
For cancer patients and their family, an important factor that determines the choice to die at home is the caregivers ’ feeling of security when caring for the patient at home. Support to caregivers from health... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 8, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Anne S æle Barlund, Beate André, Kari Sand and Anne-Tove Brenne Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The role of research in improving responsiveness of palliative care to migrants and other underserved populations in the Netherlands: a qualitative interview study
The aging of migrant populations across Europe challenges researchers in palliative care to produce knowledge that can be used to respond to the needs of the growing group of patients with a migration backgrou... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 6, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: M. Torensma, B. D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, X. de Voogd, D. L. Willems and J. L. Suurmond Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patient participation and associated factors in the discussions on do-not-attempt-resuscitation and end-of-life disclosure: a retrospective chart review study
Patient participation is a key foundation of advance care planning (ACP). However, a patient himself/herself may be left out from sensitive conversations such as end-of-life (EOL) care discussions. The objecti... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 6, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Akiko Abe, Masato Kobayashi, Takashi Kohno, Mari Takeuchi, Saori Hashiguchi, Masaru Mimura and Daisuke Fujisawa Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluating a multidimensional strategy to improve the professional self-care of occupational therapists working with people with life limiting illness
The term ‘life limiting conditions’ refers to premature death following decline from chronic conditions, which is a common circumstance in which occupational therapists work with people at the end of life. The... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 4, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Courtney Apostol, Kathryn Cranwell and Danielle Hitch Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Health-related expectations of the chronically critically ill: a multi-perspective qualitative study
Those who survive critical illness only to become chronically critically ill (CCI) experience a high symptom burden, repeat episodes of illness exacerbation, communication barriers, and poor health outcomes. Y... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 4, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: A. Fuchsia Howard, Sarah Crowe, Laura Choroszewski, Joe Kovatch, Adrianne Jansen Haynes, Joan Ford, Scott Beck and Gregory J. Haljan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Stakeholder perspectives and requirements to guide the development of digital technology for palliative cancer services: a multi-country, cross-sectional, qualitative study in Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe
Coverage of palliative care in low and middle-income countries is very limited, and global projections suggest large increases in need. Novel approaches are needed to achieve the palliative care goals of Unive... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 4, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Kennedy Bashan Nkhoma, Bassey Ebenso, David Akeju, Samuel Adejoh, Michael Bennett, Mike Chirenje, Adlight Dandadzi, Elizabeth Nabirye, Elizabeth Namukwaya, Eve Namisango, Kehinde Okunade, Omolola Salako, Richard Harding and Matthew J. Allsop Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Delphi consensus on strategies in the management of opioid-induced constipation in cancer patients
Opioid-induced constipation (OIC) is a frequent and bothersome adverse event related with opioid therapy in cancer patients. Despite the high prevalence, medical management of OIC is often uncertain. The curre... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 2, 2021 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Regina Giron és Sarrió, Agnès Calsina-Berna, Adoración Gozalvo García, José Miguel Esparza-Miñana, Esther Falcó Ferrer and Josep Porta-Sales Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hospice care self-efficacy among clinical medical staff working in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) isolation wards of designated hospitals: a cross –sectional study
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more than 462,417 deaths worldwide. A large number of patients with severe COVID-19 face death in hospital. Hospice care is truly a philosophy of care that delivers patient-cen... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - December 10, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Ze-hong Zheng, Zhong-chen Luo, You Zhang, Wallace Chi Ho Chan, Jian-qiong Li, Jin Pang, Yu-ling Jia and Jiao Tang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Caregiver burden among informal caregivers in the largest specialized palliative care unit in Malaysia: a cross sectional study
This study aims to reveal the estimated proportion of caregiver burden, psychological manifestations and factors... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - December 8, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Zati Sabrina Ahmad Zubaidi, Farnaza Ariffin, Cindy Teoh Cy Oun and Diana Katiman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Quality indicators for the evaluation of end-of-life care in Germany – a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of statutory health insurance data
This study aims to evaluate EoLC in Germany on t... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - December 8, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Katharina van Baal, Sophie Schrader, Nils Schneider, Birgitt Wiese, Jona Theodor Stahmeyer, Sveja Eberhard, Siegfried Geyer, Stephanie Stiel and Kambiz Afshar Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A non-lab nomogram of survival prediction in home hospice care patients with gastrointestinal cancer
This study aimed to develop a ... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - December 7, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Muqing Wang, Xubin Jing, Weihua Cao, Yicheng Zeng, Chaofen Wu, Weilong Zeng, Wenxia Chen, Xi Hu, Yanna Zhou and Xianbin Cai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Experiences with the Liverpool care pathway for the dying patient in nursing home residents: a mixed-method study to assess physicians ’ and nurse practitioners’ perceptions
The Liverpool care pathway for the dying patient (LCP) is a multidisciplinary tool developed for the dying phase for use in palliative care settings. The literature reports divergent experiences with its appli... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 30, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Maartje S. Klapwijk, Natashe Lemos Dekker, Monique A. A. Caljouw, Wilco P. Achterberg and Jenny T. van der Steen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Development of an international Core Outcome Set (COS) for best care for the dying person: study protocol
In contrast to typical measures employed to assess outcomes in healthcare such as mortality or recovery rates, it is difficult to define which specific outcomes of care are the most important in caring for dyi... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 30, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Sofia C. Zambrano, Dagny Faksv åg Haugen, Agnes van der Heide, Vilma A. Tripodoro, John Ellershaw, Carl Johan Fürst, Raymond Voltz, Stephen Mason, María L. Daud, Gustavo De Simone, Kerstin Kremeike, Svandis Iris Halfdanardottir, Valgerdur Sigurdardotti Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

“No thanks, I don’t want to see snakes again”: a qualitative study of pain management versus preservation of cognition in palliative care patients
Towards the end of life, use of opioid analgesics becomes more common in patients to control pain and improve quality of life. While pain medication may help manage pain, unwanted cognitive side effects are fr... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 29, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Pete Wegier, Jaymie Varenbut, Mark Bernstein, Peter G. Lawlor and Sarina R. Isenberg Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Professional oral care in end-of-life patients with advanced cancers in a hospice ward: improvement of oral conditions
In end-of-life patients with advanced cancers, oral examination, oral care, and oral re-examination are crucial. Although oral symptoms are among the major complaints of end-of-life patients, few studies have ... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 27, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Ting-Ying Wu, Hsiu-Yueh Liu, Chien-Yi Wu, Hung-Cheng Chen, Shun-Te Huang and Ping-Ho Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Exploration of the acceptability and usability of advance care planning tools in long term care homes
Despite known benefits, advance care planning (ACP) is rarely a component of usual practice in long-term care (LTC). A series of tools and workbooks have been developed to support ACP uptake amongst the genera... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 26, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tamara Sussman, Sharon Kaasalainen, Rennie Bimman, Harveer Punia, Nathaniel Edsell and Jess Sussman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Perceptions, knowledge and attitudes towards the concept and approach of palliative care amongst caregivers: a cross-sectional survey in Karachi, Pakistan
Limited comprehension of the concept of palliative care and misconceptions about it are barriers to meaningful utilisation of palliative care programs. As caregivers play an integral role for patients with ter... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 26, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Sameena Shah, Faizan Qaisar, Iqbal Azam and Khairunnisa Mansoor Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Physicians ’ clinical prediction of survival in head and neck cancer patients in the palliative phase
The prognosis of patients with incurable head and neck cancer (HNC) is a relevant topic. The mean survival of these patients is 5 months but may vary from weeks to more than 3 years. Discussing the prognosis e... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 24, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Arta Hoesseini, Marinella P. J. Offerman, Bojou J. van de Wall-Neecke, Aniel Sewnaik, Marjan H. Wieringa and Robert J. Baatenburg de Jong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patient-centered care during the last year of life: adaptation and validation of the German PACIC short form for bereaved persons as proxies (PACIC-S9-proxy)
Providing patient-centered care (PCC) during the last year of life (LYOL) can be challenging due to the complexity of the patients ’ medical, social and psychological needs, especially in case of chronic illnes... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 24, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Vera Vennedey, Gloria Dust, Nicolas Schippel, Arim Shukri, Julia Strupp, Christian Rietz, Raymond Voltz and Stephanie Stock Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Validation and cultural adaptation of the Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale (IPOS) for the Portuguese population
To culturally adapt and validate the Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale to European Portuguese. (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 24, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: B árbara Antunes and Pedro Lopes Ferreira Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Is early integration of palliative home care in oncology treatment feasible and acceptable for advanced cancer patients and their health care providers? A phase 2 mixed-methods study
To support the early integration of palliative home care (PHC) in cancer treatment, we developed the EPHECT intervention and pilot tested it with 30 advanced cancer patients in Belgium using a pre post design ... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 23, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Naomi Dhollander, Tinne Smets, Aline De Vleminck, Lore Lapeire, Koen Pardon and Luc Deliens Tags: Research article Source Type: research