Implementation of the milestones communication approach for patients with limited prognosis: evaluation of intervention fidelity
Despite improvements in diagnostics and therapy, the majority of lung tumours are diagnosed at advanced stage IV with a poor prognosis. Due to the nature of an incurable disease, patients need to engage in sha... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - February 18, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Jasmin Bossert, Michel Wensing, Michael Thomas, Matthias Villalobos, Corinna Jung, Anja Siegle, Laura Hagelskamp, Nicole Deis, Jana J ünger and Katja Krug Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Limited knowledge and access to palliative care among women with cervical cancer: an opportunity for integrating oncology and palliative care in Zimbabwe
This study was aimed at investigating palli... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - February 13, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: O. Tapera and A. M. Nyakabau Tags: Research article Source Type: research

IDentification of patients in need of general and specialised PALLiative care (ID-PALL ©): item generation, content and face validity of a new interprofessional screening instrument
Early identification of patients requiring palliative care is a major public health concern. A growing number of instruments exist to help professionals to identify these patients, however, thus far, none have... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - February 12, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Fabienne Teike L üthi, Mathieu Bernard, Michel Beauverd, Claudia Gamondi, Anne-Sylvie Ramelet and Gian Domenico Borasio Tags: Technical advance Source Type: research

Who needs and continues to need paediatric palliative care? An evaluation of utility and feasibility of the Paediatric Palliative Screening scale (PaPaS)
While the populations of children who can benefit from paediatric palliative care (PPC) have been broadly defined, identifying individual patients to receive PPC has been problematic in practice. The Paediatri... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - February 10, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Poh Heng Chong, Janice Soo, Zhi Zheng Yeo, Raymond Qishun Ang and Celene Ting Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Shared decision making with oncologists and palliative care specialists effectively increases the documentation of the preferences for do not resuscitate and artificial nutrition and hydration in patients with advanced cancer: a model testing study
Communication in do not resuscitate (DNR) and artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH) at the end of life is a key component of advance care planning (ACP) which is essential for patients with advanced cancer ... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - February 4, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Hsien-Liang Huang, Jaw-Shiun Tsai, Chien-An Yao, Shao-Yi Cheng, Wen-Yu Hu and Tai-Yuan Chiu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

International palliative care research priorities: A systematic review
There has been increasing evidence and debate on palliative care research priorities and the international research agenda. To date, however, there is a lack of synthesis of this evidence, examining commonalit... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - February 3, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Felicity Hasson, Emma Nicholson, Deborah Muldrew, Olufikayo Bamidele, Sheila Payne and Sonja McIlfatrick Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anticancer therapy within the last 30  days of life: results of an audit and re-audit cycle from an Australian regional cancer centre
The therapeutic landscape in medical oncology continues to expand significantly. Newer therapies, especially immunotherapy, offer the hope of profound and durable responses with more tolerable side effect prof... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 27, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Mike Nguyen, Sean Ng Ying Kin, Evonne Shum, Alysson Wann, Babak Tamjid, Arvind Sahu and Javier Torres Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: An online international comparison of thresholds for triggering a negative response to the “Surprise Question”: a study protocol
Following publication of the original article [1], an error in reference 18 was reported. (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 27, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Nicola White, Linda Oostendorp, Victoria Vickerstaff, Christina Gerlach, Yvonne Engels, Maud Maessen, Christopher Tomlinson, Johan Wens, Bert Leysen, Guido Biasco, Sofia Zambrano, Steffen Eychm üller, Christina Avgerinou, Rabih Chattat, Giovanni Ottoboni Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Current status of integrating oncology and palliative care in Japan: a nationwide survey
Palliative care (PC) is increasingly recognized as essential for oncology care, and several academic societies strongly recommend integrating oncology and palliative care (IOP) in daily practice. Similarly, th... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 24, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Y. Uneno, K. Sato, T. Morita, M. Nishimura, S. Ito, M. Mori, C. Shimizu, Y. Horie, M. Hirakawa, T. E. Nakajima, S. Tsuneto and M. Muto Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Unmet needs of patients with cancer in their last year of life as described by caregivers in a developing world setting: a qualitative study
Palliative care is in its infancy in most of the developing world. We set out to explore the lived experiences of families and caregivers of recently deceased cancer patients in Trinidad and Tobago and to dete... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 24, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Karen Cox-Seignoret and Rohan G. Maharaj Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Health-related quality of life and its socio-economic and cultural predictors among advanced cancer patients: evidence from the APPROACH cross-sectional survey in Hyderabad-India
Following publication of the original article [1], the corresponding author reported an error on the name of the fourth author. (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 23, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Jean Jacob, Gayatri Palat, Naina Verghese, Priya Kumari, Vineela Rapelli, Sanjeeva Kumari, Chetna Malhotra, Irene Teo, Eric Finkelstein and Semra Ozdemir Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Variation in the implementation of PaTz: a method to improve palliative care in general practice - a prospective observational study
PaTz (palliative care at home) is a method to improve palliative care in the primary care setting in the Netherlands. PaTz has three basic principles: (1) local GPs and DNs meet at least six times per year to ... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 16, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Ian Koper, H. Roeline W. Pasman, Bart P. M. Schweitzer, Greet van der Zweep, Gon Uyttewaal and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

An EAPC white paper on multi-disciplinary education for spiritual care in palliative care
The EAPC White Paper addresses the issue of spiritual care education for all palliative care professionals. It is to guide health care professionals involved in teaching or training of palliative care and spir... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 15, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Megan Best, Carlo Leget, Andrew Goodhead and Piret Paal Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Palliative care for patients with substance use disorder and multiple problems: a qualitative study on experiences of healthcare professionals, volunteers and experts-by-experience
There is little information about how healthcare professionals feel about providing palliative care for patients with a substance use disorder (SUD). Therefore, this study aims to explore: 1) the problems and ... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 14, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Anne Ebenau, Boukje Dijkstra, Chantal ter Huurne, Jeroen Hasselaar, Kris Vissers and Marieke Groot Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A sense of security in palliative homecare in a Norwegian municipality; dyadic comparisons of the perceptions of patients and relatives - a quantitative study
As palliative care increasingly takes place in patients ’ homes, perceptions of security among patients in the late palliative phase and their relatives are important. (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 11, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Reidun Hov, Bente Bj ørsland, Bente Ødegård Kjøs and Bodil Wilde-Larsson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Are the MORECare guidelines on reporting of attrition in palliative care research populations appropriate? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
Palliative care trials have higher rates of attrition. The MORECare guidance recommends applying classifications of attrition to report attrition to help interpret trial results. The guidance separates attriti... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 9, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Anna Oriani, Lesley Dunleavy, Paul Sharples, Guillermo Perez Algorta and Nancy J. Preston Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Implementing the theory-based advance care planning ACP+ programme for nursing homes: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial and process evaluation
Research has highlighted the need for improving the implementation of advance care planning (ACP) in nursing homes. We developed a theory-based multicomponent ACP intervention (the ACP+ programme) aimed at sup... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 8, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Joni Gilissen, Lara Pivodic, Annelien Wendrich-van Dael, Chris Gastmans, Robert Vander Stichele, Yvonne Engels, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, Luc Deliens and Lieve Van den Block Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

End-of-life decision making by Austrian physicians - a cross-sectional study
This study ... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 4, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: D. Jahn-Kuch, A. Domke, S. Bitsche, H. St öger, A. Avian, K. Jeitler, N. Posch and A. Siebenhofer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A rapid positive influence of S-ketamine on the anxiety of patients in palliative care: a retrospective pilot study
Patients in palliative care need rapid-acting pharmacological options for psychological distress. N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonist ketamine is known to have a fast onset of anti-depressant and anxiolytic action... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 3, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Eduard Falk, Daniel Schlieper, Patrick van Caster, Matthias J. Lutterbeck, Jacqueline Schwartz, Joachim Cordes, Ina Grau, Peter Kienbaum and Martin Neukirchen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Nursing home staff ’s perspective on end-of-life care of German nursing home residents: a cross-sectional survey
Nursing homes are becoming more important for end-of-life care. Within the industrialised world, Germany is among the countries with the most end-of-life hospitalizations in nursing home residents. To improve ... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 3, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Anke Strautmann, Katharina Allers, Alexander Maximilian Fassmer and Falk Hoffmann Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Oxygen use and survival in patients with advanced cancer and low oxygen saturation in home care: a preliminary retrospective cohort study
The role of oxygen therapy in end-of-life care for patients with advanced cancer is incompletely understood. We aimed to evaluate the association between oxygen use and survival in patients with advanced cance... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 3, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Hiroshi Igarashi, Motoharu Fukushi and Naoki Nago Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Study protocol of coaching end-of-life palliative care for advanced heart failure patients and their family caregivers in rural appalachia: a randomized controlled trial
Heart failure (HF) afflicts 6.5 million Americans with devastating consequences to patients and their family caregivers. Families are rarely prepared for worsening HF and are not informed about end-of-life and... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - December 29, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Ubolrat Piamjariyakul, Trisha Petitte, Angel Smothers, Sijin Wen, Elizabeth Morrissey, Stephanie Young, George Sokos, Alvin H. Moss and Carol E. Smith Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Palliative home parenteral nutrition in patients with ovarian cancer and malignant bowel obstruction: experiences of women and family caregivers
Malnutrition is a problem in advanced cancer, particularly ovarian cancer where malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) is a frequent complication. Parenteral nutrition is the only way these patients can received ad... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - December 29, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Anne Marie Sowerbutts, Simon Lal, Jana Sremanakova, Andrew R. Clamp, Gordon C. Jayson, Antje Teubner, Lisa Hardy, Chris Todd, Anne-Marie Raftery, Eileen Sutton, Robert D. Morgan, Alexander J. Vickers and Sorrel Burden Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The last week of life of nursing home residents with advanced dementia: a retrospective study
Barriers to palliative care still exist in long-term care settings for older people, which can mean that people with advanced dementia may not receive of adequate palliative care in the last days of their life... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - December 27, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Franco Toscani, Silvia Finetti, Fabrizio Giunco, Ines Basso, Debora Rosa, Francesca Pettenati, Alessandro Bussotti, Daniele Villani, Simona Gentile, Lorenzo Boncinelli, Massimo Monti, Sandro Spinsanti, Massimo Piazza, Lorena Charrier and Paola Di Giulio Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Screening with the double surprise question to predict deterioration and death: an explorative study
Early identification of palliative patients is challenging. The Surprise Question (SQ1; Would I be surprised if this patient were to die within 12  months?) is widely used to identify palliative patients. Howev... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - December 27, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: C. M. M. Veldhoven, N. Nutma, W. De Graaf, H. Schers, C. A. H. H. V. M. Verhagen, K. C. P. Vissers and Y. Engels Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A conceptual model of barriers and facilitators to primary clinical teams requesting pediatric palliative care consultation based upon a narrative review
Despite evidence that referral to pediatric palliative care reduces suffering and improves quality of life for patients and families, many clinicians delay referral until the end of life. The purpose of this a... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - December 21, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Jennifer K. Walter, Douglas L. Hill, Concetta DiDomenico, Shefali Parikh and Chris Feudtner Tags: Debate Source Type: research

An examination of home-based end-of-life care for cancer patients: a qualitative study
This study explores how home-based end-of-life care is delivered in community... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - December 16, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Xiao Bin Lai, Li Qun Chen, Shu Hui Chen and Hai Ou Xia Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Telehealth in palliative care is being described but not evaluated: a systematic review
Telehealth is growing and its application in palliative care is seen as a solution to pressures on palliative care services. A 2010 UK review reported growing awareness of telehealth in palliative care but a l... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - December 13, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Sophie Hancock, Nancy Preston, Helen Jones and Amy Gadoud Tags: Research article Source Type: research

“Whatever happens, happens” challenges of end-of-life communication from the perspective of older adults and family caregivers: a Qualitative study
This study explores the challen... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - December 12, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Jennifer Im, Susanna Mak, Ross Upshur, Leah Steinberg and Kerry Kuluski Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The impact of population ageing on end-of-life care in Scotland: projections of place of death and recommendations for future service provision
Global annual deaths are rising. It is essential to examine where future deaths may occur to facilitate decisions regarding future service provision and resource allocation. (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - December 12, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Anne M. Finucane, Anna E. Bone, Catherine J. Evans, Barbara Gomes, Richard Meade, Irene J. Higginson and Scott A. Murray Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The Fami-life study: protocol of a prospective observational multicenter mixed study of psychological consequences of grieving relatives in French palliative care units on behalf of the family research in palliative care (F.R.I.P.C research network)
This study aims to assess the psychological consequences ... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - December 9, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Mait é Garrouste-Orgeas, Cécile Flahault, Edith Poulain, Adrien Evin, Frédéric Guirimand, Virginie Fossez-Diaz, Ségolène Perruchio, Catherine Verlaine, Anne Vanbésien, Willeme Kaczmarek, Laurence Birkui de Francqueville, Emmanuel De Larivière, Gui Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Oral medicinal cannabinoids to relieve symptom burden in the palliative care of patients with advanced cancer: a double-blind, placebo controlled, randomised clinical trial of efficacy and safety of cannabidiol (CBD)
Despite improvements in medical care, patients with advanced cancer still experience substantial symptom distress. There is increasing interest in the use of medicinal cannabinoids, but there is little high qu... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - December 6, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Phillip Good, Alison Haywood, Gauri Gogna, Jennifer Martin, Patsy Yates, Ristan Greer and Janet Hardy Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Paramedic information needs in end-of-life care: a qualitative interview study exploring access to a shared electronic record as a potential solution
Limited access to, understanding of, and trust in paper-based patient information is a key factor influencing paramedic decisions to transfer patients nearing end-of-life to hospital. Practical solutions to th... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - December 5, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Rebecca Patterson, Holly Standing, Mark Lee, Sonia Dalkin, Monique Lhussier, Catherine Exley and Katie Brittain Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Continuous low flow ascites drainage through the urinary bladder via the Alfapump system in palliative patients with malignant ascites
Malignant Ascites (MA) is a therapeutic dilemma significantly impairing patients ’ quality of life (QoL). The Sequana Medical alfapump System (AP), a subcutaneous, externally rechargeable, implantable device, c... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - December 5, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Christina Fotopoulou, Thomas Berg, Annekristin Hausen, Ren é Hennig, Rajiv Jalan, Massimo Malagó, Jeroen Capel, Andrea De Gottardi and Guido Stirnimann Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Realizing better doctor-patient dialogue about choices in palliative care and early phase clinical trial participation: towards an online value clarification tool (OnVaCT)
Patients with advanced cancer for whom standard systemic treatment is no longer available may be offered participation in early phase clinical trials. In the decision making process, both medical-technical inf... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 29, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Liza G. G. van Lent, Nicole K. Stoel, Julia C. M. van Weert, Jelle van Gurp, Maja J. A. de Jonge, Martijn P. Lolkema, Eelke H. Gort, Saskia M. Pulleman, Esther Oomen-de Hoop, Jeroen Hasselaar and Carin C. D. van der Rijt Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Pharmacists ’ knowledge, attitude and involvement in palliative care in selected tertiary hospitals in southwestern Nigeria
This study therefore aimed to explore the involvement of pharmacists in selected tertiary hospitals in Nigeria in pall... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 29, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Rasaq ADISA and Aderonke Tolulope ANIFOWOSE Tags: Research article Source Type: research

What motivates informal caregivers of people with dementia (PWD): a qualitative study
This study aims to explore and descri... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 28, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Shakiba Zahed, Maryam Emami, Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi, Ahmad Ali Eslami, Majid Barekatain and Fereshteh Zamani-Alavijeh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of spiritual care training to enhance spiritual health and spiritual care competency among oncology nurses
Although spiritual care is a basic element of holistic nursing, nurses ’ spiritual care knowledge and abilities are often unable to satisfy patients’ spiritual care needs. Therefore, nurses are in urgent need o... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 26, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Yanli Hu, Miaorui Jiao and Fan Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Palliative care nurse specialists ’ reflections on a palliative care educational intervention in long-term care: an inductive content analysis
Older people in long-term care facilities are at a greater risk of receiving care at the end of life that does not adequately meet their needs, yet staff in long-term care are often unprepared to provide palli... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 19, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Rosemary Frey, Deborah Balmer, Michal Boyd, Jackie Robinson and Merryn Gott Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Psychological burden in family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer at initiation of specialist inpatient palliative care
This study prospectively evaluated distress, depressive and anxiety symptoms as well as associated factors in family caregivers (FC) of advanced cancer patients at initiation of specialist inpatient palliative... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 18, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Karin Oechsle, Anneke Ullrich, Gabriella Marx, Gesine Benze, Julia Heine, Lisa-Marie Dickel, Youyou Zhang, Feline Wowretzko, Kim Nikola Wendt, Friedemann Nauck, Carsten Bokemeyer and Corinna Bergelt Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The utility of a shortened palliative care screening tool to predict death within 12  months – a prospective observational study in two south African hospitals with a high HIV burden
Timely identification of people who are at risk of dying is an important first component of end-of-life care. Clinicians often fail to identify such patients, thus trigger tools have been developed to assist i... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 13, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Peter J. Raubenheimer, Cascia Day, Faried Abdullah, Katherine Manning, Clint Cupido and Jonny Peter Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hospice use and one-year survivorship of residents in long-term care facilities in Canada: a cohort study
Hospice care is designed for persons in the final phase of a terminal illness. However, hospice care is not used appropriately. Some persons who do not meet the hospice eligibility receive hospice care, while ... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 12, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Beibei Xiong, Shannon Freeman, Davina Banner and Lina Spirgiene Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The exploration of the knowledge, attitudes and practice behaviors of advanced care planning and its related predictors among Taiwanese nurses
Despite the documented and well known patient benefits of ACP, the completion of ACP, only a minority of patients, during the advanced or EOL stage of their illnesses, receive such care. The misconceptions abo... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 11, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Chiu-Chu Hsieh, Hsiang-Ping Huang, Tao-Hsin Tung, I-Chien Chen, Randal D. Beaton and Sui-Whi Jane Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Spiritual care at the end of life in the primary care setting: experiences from spiritual caregivers - a mixed methods study
Spiritual care is an important aspect of palliative care. In the Netherlands, general practitioners and district nurses play a leading role in palliative care in the primary care setting. When they are unable ... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 9, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Ian Koper, H. Roeline W. Pasman, Bart P. M. Schweitzer, Annemieke Kuin and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Views of professionals and volunteers in palliative care on patient-centred care: a Q-methodology study in the Netherlands
Patients with palliative care needs, require support with their physical needs, but also with their emotional, spiritual and social needs. Patient-Centred Care (PCC) may help organizations to support these pat... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 8, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Milanne M. J. Galekop, Hanna M. van Dijk, Job van Exel and Jane M. Cramm Tags: Research article Source Type: research

What are essential elements of high-quality palliative care at home? An interview study among patients and relatives faced with advanced cancer
In the Netherlands, general practitioners (GPs) and community nurses play a central role in the palliative care for home-dwelling patients with advanced cancer and their relatives. To optimize the palliative c... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 6, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: M. G. Oosterveld-Vlug, B. Custers, J. Hofstede, G. A. Donker, P. M. Rijken, J. C. Korevaar and A. L. Francke Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Health-related quality of life and its socio-economic and cultural predictors among advanced cancer patients: evidence from the APPROACH cross-sectional survey in Hyderabad-India
Patients with advanced cancer often experience poor health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) due to cancer and treatment-related side-effects. With India ’s palliative care landscape in its infancy, there is a co... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 5, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Jean Jacob, Gayatri Palat, Naina Verghese, Priya Chandran, Vineela Rapelli, Sanjeeva Kumari, Chetna Malhotra, Irene Teo, Eric Finkelstein and Semra Ozdemir Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Action research study on advance care planning for residents and their families in the long-term care facility
Research in Taiwan has indicated that advance care planning is rarely undertaken in long-term care facilities. The purpose of this study was to develop an advance care planning interview guideline and care mod... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 5, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Hsin-Tzu Sophie Lee, Ting-Ru Chen, Chia-Ling Yang, Tai-Yuan Chiu and Wen-Yu Hu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Identification of a potentially avoidable cardiopulmonary resuscitation in hematology and oncology wards
In-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is one of undesirable situations. We tried to identify and characterize a potentially avoidable CPR in cancer patients who were hospitalized in hematology and on... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 4, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Yeonjoo Choi, Jin Won Kim, Koung Jin Suh, Yoo-Joo Lim, Ji Yun Lee, Beo-Deul Kang, Ji-Won Kim, Se-Hyun Kim, Jeong-Ok Lee, Yu Jung Kim, Keun-Wook Lee, Jee Hyun Kim, Soo-Mee Bang and Jong Seok Lee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Australian GPs ’ perceptions of barriers and enablers to best practice palliative care: a qualitative study
General Practitioners (GPs) often play an important role in caring for people at the end of life. While some international studies suggest that GPs experience a number of barriers to providing palliative care,... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - October 31, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Anne Herrmann, Mariko L. Carey, Alison C. Zucca, Lucy A. P. Boyd and Bernadette J. Roberts Tags: Research article Source Type: research