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  1. A socioculturally appropriate appreciation of dignity is pivotal to the effective provision of care for dying patients. Yet concepts of dignity remain poorly defined. To address this gap in understanding and e...

    Authors: Keith Zi Yuan Chua, Elaine Li Ying Quah, Yun Xue Lim, Chloe Keyi Goh, Jieyu Lim, Darius Wei Jun Wan, Simone Meiqi Ong, Chi Sum Chong, Kennan Zhi Guang Yeo, Laura Shih Hui Goh, Ray Meng See, Alexia Sze Inn Lee, Yun Ting Ong, Min Chiam, Eng Koon Ong, Jamie Xuelian Zhou…
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:118
  2. Blogging can help to maximise the impact of one’s work in academia and beyond by making research findings accessible for multiple knowledge users, such as healthcare professionals and the public, as well as ot...

    Authors: Aphie Rukundo, Siobhan Fox, Suzanne Guerin, George Kernohan, Jonathan Drennan, Niamh O’Connor and Suzanne Timmons
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:117
  3. The Serious Illness Care Program (SICP) increases quality of documentation about patients’ values and priorities, but it is not known whether patient characteristics and goals of care are associated with the e...

    Authors: Seema King, Maureen Douglas, Sidra Javed, Jocelyn Semenchuk, Sunita Ghosh, Fiona Dunne, Aliza Moledina, Konrad Fassbender and Jessica Simon
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:116
  4. The characteristics and outcomes of palliative patients who visited the Emergency Department (ED) in Thailand, a country in which no standard palliative care system existed, have not been comprehensively studi...

    Authors: Apichaya Monsomboon, Trisuchon Chongwatcharasatit, Pratamaporn Chanthong, Tipa Chakorn, Nattakarn Prapruetkit, Usapan Surabenjawong, Chok Limsuwat, Wansiri Chaisirin and Onlak Ruangsomboon
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:115
  5. The importance of advance care planning for people with dementia has increased during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. However, family caregivers may have concerns about having conversations regarding ad...

    Authors: Miharu Nakanishi, Taeko Nakashima, Yuki Miyamoto, Syudo Yamasaki and Atsushi Nishida
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:114
  6. With paediatric patients, deciding whether to withhold/withdraw life-sustaining treatments (LST) at the end of life is difficult and ethically sensitive. Little is understood about how and why physicians decid...

    Authors: Yajing Zhong, Alice Cavolo, Veerle Labarque and Chris Gastmans
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:113
  7. Palliative care for persons experiencing homelessness who reside in social service facilities is often late or lacking. A threefold intervention was implemented to improve palliative care for this population b...

    Authors: Hanna T. Klop, Anke J. E. de Veer, Jaap R. G. Gootjes, Dike van de Mheen, Igor R. van Laere, Marcel T. Slockers and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:112
  8. Demographic trends show an increasing number of elderly people and thus a growing need for palliative care (PC). Such care is increasingly being provided by long-term care (LTC) facilities. The present study a...

    Authors: Wenke Walther, Gabriele Müller-Mundt, Birgitt Wiese, Nils Schneider and Stephanie Stiel
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:111
  9. Most studies on advance care planning in Asia originate in high-income Asian countries. Indonesia is a middle-income Asian country characterized by its religious devoutness and strong family ties. This study a...

    Authors: Diah Martina, Christina Yeni Kustanti, Rahajeng Dewantari, Noorwati Sutandyo, Rudi Putranto, Hamzah Shatri, Christantie Effendy, Agnes van der Heide, Judith A. C. Rietjens and Carin van der Rijt
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:110
  10. Inequity in access to palliative care and symptom relief is one of the greatest disparities in global health care. A public health approach to palliative care is underpinned by the social view of health that p...

    Authors: Sara Javanparast, Julia Anaf and Jennifer Tieman
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:109
  11. In Ghana, prostate cancer is more prevalent than all other cancers, with a mortality rate of 75% partly due to late presentation to the health care facilities. Limited health services provision across the coun...

    Authors: Benedicta Owoo, Jerry Paul Ninnoni, Evelyn Asamoah Ampofo and Abdul-Aziz Seidu
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:108
  12. Persons with advanced cancer and their relatives experience physical, emotional, and psychosocial consequences of the illness. Most of the time, they must deal with these themselves. While peer self-management...

    Authors: K. L. Luu, F. E. Witkamp, D. Nieboer, E. M. Bakker, L. W. Kranenburg, C. C. D. van der Rijt, K. Lorig, A. van der Heide and J. A. C. Rietjens
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:107
  13. Research on the nature of a “good death” has mostly focused on dying with cancer and other life-limiting diseases, but less so on dementia. Conceptualizing common cross-cultural themes regarding a good end of ...

    Authors: Mayumi Nishimura, Karen Harrison Dening, Elizabeth L. Sampson, Edison Iglesias de Oliveira Vidal, Wilson Correia de Abreu, Sharon Kaasalainen, Yvonne Eisenmann, Laura Dempsey, Kirsten J. Moore, Nathan Davies, Sascha R. Bolt, Judith M. M. Meijers, Natashe Lemos Dekker, Mitsunori Miyashita, Miharu Nakanishi, Takeo Nakayama…
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:106
  14. High-quality end-of-life (EOL) care requires both comfort care and the maintenance of dignity. However, delivering EOL in the emergency department (ED) is often challenging. Therefore, we aimed to investigate ...

    Authors: Jung Sun Kim, Sun Young Lee, Min Sung Lee, Shin Hye Yoo, Jeongmi Shin, Wonho Choi, Yejin Kim, Hyung Sook Han, Jinui Hong, Bhumsuk Keam and Dae Seog Heo
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:105
  15. Caring for children living with life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses can be challenging. Parents’ roles as the main caregivers can be complex with extensive responsibilities. The experiences of family ...

    Authors: Christantie Effendy, Deby Kristiani Uligraff, Selvia Harum Sari, Fany Angraini and Lynna Chandra
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:104
  16. Approximately 60% of outpatients with advanced cancer experience pain; therefore, self-management of opioid use is important for appropriate pain relief. To date, no studies have clearly described the concept ...

    Authors: Shiori Yoshida, Fumiko Sato, Keita Tagami, Rie Sasaki, Chikako Takahashi, Konosuke Sasaki and Shin Takahashi
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:102
  17. There is a significant lack of palliative care access and service delivery in the Indian cancer institutes. In this paper, we describe the development, implementation, and evaluation of a palliative care capac...

    Authors: Seema Rajesh Rao, Naveen Salins, Cynthia Ruth Goh and Sushma Bhatnagar
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:101
  18. Cancer impacts both patients and their family caregivers. This study aimed to explore the interdependence between depression and intimacy in lung cancer patients and their family caregivers, providing the basi...

    Authors: Chuanzhen Li, Juan Yuan, Xiaoxiao Huang, Siwen Zhang, Yutong Hong and Jiudi Zhong
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:99
  19. This protocol is based on home health care (HHC) best practice evidence showing the value of coupling timely post-acute care visits by registered nurses and early outpatient provider follow-up for sepsis survi...

    Authors: Melissa O’Connor, Erin E. Kennedy, Karen B. Hirschman, Mark E. Mikkelsen, Partha Deb, Miriam Ryvicker, Nancy A. Hodgson, Yolanda Barrón, Michael A. Stawnychy, Patrik A. Garren and Kathryn H. Bowles
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:98
  20. In the context of life-threatening illness, loss of control is argued as a source of suffering and loss of perceived dignity, whereas having control over the dying process has been seen as a way of maintaining...

    Authors: Andrea Rodríguez-Prat, Denise Pergolizzi, Iris Crespo, Albert Balaguer, Josep Porta-Sales and Cristina Monforte-Royo
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:97
  21. Authors: Silvia Tanzi, Gianfranco Martucci, Cristina Autelitano, Sara Alquati, Carlo Peruselli and Giovanna Artioli
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:95

    The original article was published in BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:90

  22. Globally COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the provision of healthcare, including palliative care. However, there is little evidence about the impact of COVID-19 on delivery of out-of-hours specialist pall...

    Authors: Felicity Hasson, Paul Slater, Anne Fee, Tracey McConnell, Sheila Payne, Dori-Anne Finlay and Sonja McIlfatrick
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:94
  23. Bereavement research has mainly explored potential risk factors associated with adverse outcomes, and the role of protective factors has received less attention. More knowledge is needed about factors related ...

    Authors: Omid Rasouli, Unni Karin Moksnes, Trude Reinfjell, Odin Hjemdal and Mary-Elizabeth Bradley Eilertsen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:93
  24. Authors: Sandra Kurkowski, Maria Heckel, Larissa Pfaller, Joachim Peters, Jeremias Bazata, Eva Schildmann and Christoph Ostgathe
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:92

    The original article was published in BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:71

  25. Planned, multidisciplinary teams’ discussions of cases are common in cancer care, but their impact on patients’ outcome is not always clear. Palliative care (PC) needs might emerge long before the last weeks o...

    Authors: Silvia Tanzi, Gianfranco Martucci, Cristina Autelitano, Sara Alquati, Carlo Peruselli and Giovanna Artioli
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:90

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:95

  26. An innovative patient-centred interprofessional communication concept with advanced lung cancer patients (Heidelberg Milestone Communication Approach, MCA) has been developed and implemented. Role changes and ...

    Authors: Katja Krug, Jasmin Bossert, Sophia Möllinger, Nicole Deis, Laura Unsöld, Anja Siegle, Matthias Villalobos, Laura Hagelskamp, Corinna Jung, Michael Thomas and Michel Wensing
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:89
  27. The care of palliative patients takes place as non-specialized and specialized care, in outpatient and inpatient settings. However, palliative care is largely provided as General Outpatient Palliative Care (GO...

    Authors: Kilson Moon, Laura Rehner, Wolfgang Hoffmann and Neeltje van den Berg
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:88
  28. This study examined care needs and utilisation of psychosocial support services among parents of children who had received specialist paediatric palliative care, as well as the relationship between need fulfil...

    Authors: Annika Bronsema, Tabea Theißen, Karin Oechsle, Julia Wikert, Gabriele Escherich, Stefan Rutkowski, Carsten Bokemeyer and Anneke Ullrich
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:87
  29. Bispectral index (BIS) monitoring uses electroencephalographic data as an indicator of patients’ consciousness level. This technology might be a useful adjunct to clinical observation when titrating sedative m...

    Authors: Anna-Maria Krooupa, Patrick Stone, Stephen McKeever, Kathy Seddon, Sarah Davis, Elizabeth L. Sampson, Adrian Tookman, Jonathan Martin, Vinnie Nambisan and Bella Vivat
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:86
  30. Voluntary stopping of eating and drinking as an option to end life prematurely is gaining international attention, and health care professionals are increasingly confronted with the wish to die through volunta...

    Authors: Sabrina Stängle and André Fringer
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:85
  31. Advanced cancer patients often experience multiple symptoms at a same time. This might lead to polypharmacy and increase adverse events representing major threats to the quality of health care, especially in p...

    Authors: Guillaume Economos, Marine Alexandre, Elise Perceau-Chambard, Laurent Villeneuve, Fabien Subtil, Julie Haesebaert and Olivier Glehen
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:84
  32. A nurse’s role in caring for the dying is fraught with ethical, professional, and psychosocial challenges that impact how they perceive their roles as professionals. When unsupported, nurses caring for the dyi...

    Authors: Chong Yao Ho, Nicole-Ann Lim, Yun Ting Ong, Alexia Sze Inn Lee, Min Chiam, Gillian Phua Li Gek, Shiva Sarraf-Yazdi, Stephen Mason and Lalit Krishna
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:83
  33. Psychological distress is prevalent among adolescents and young adults (AYAs) receiving hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). The Promoting Resilience in Stress Management (PRISM) intervention is a resilie...

    Authors: Kaitlyn M. Fladeboe, Samantha Scott, Liam Comiskey, Chuan Zhou, Joyce P. Yi-Frazier and Abby R. Rosenberg
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:82
  34. Inflammation and malnutrition are common in patients with advanced lung cancer undergoing palliative care, and their survival time is limited. In this study, we created a prognostic model using the Inflam-Nutr...

    Authors: Changyan Feng, Huiqing Yu, Haike Lei, Haoyang Cao, Mengting Chen and Shihong Liu
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:81
  35. Severe brain hemorrhage/infarction and cardiac arrest constitute the most critical situations leading to poor neurological prognosis. Characterization of these patients is required to offer successful end-of-l...

    Authors: Haruaki Wakatake, Koichi Hayashi, Yuka Kitano, Hsiang-Chin Hsu, Toru Yoshida, Yoshihiro Masui, Yasuhiko Taira and Shigeki Fujitani
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:79
  36. Children and young people are usually given liquid morphine by mouth for breakthrough pain, which can take thirty minutes to work. A faster-acting, quickly absorbed, needle-free pain medicine, that is easy to ...

    Authors: Liz Jamieson, Emily Harrop, Christina Liossi, Katherine Boyce, Lorraine Mitchell, Margaret Johnson, Yogini Jani, Victoria Akinyooye, Simon S. Skene, Ian C. K. Wong, Richard F. Howard and Kate Oulton
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:78
  37. To support family caregivers of people with dementia in end-of-life decision making, a family booklet on comfort care has been adapted and adopted by several European jurisdictions since the original publicat...

    Authors: Laura Bavelaar, Adrienne McCann, Nicola Cornally, Irene Hartigan, Sharon Kaasalainen, Hana Vankova, Paola Di Giulio, Ladislav Volicer, Marcel Arcand, Jenny T. van der Steen and Kevin Brazil
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:76
  38. Cachexia is a prevalent muscle wasting syndrome among people with advanced cancer that profoundly impacts patient quality of life (QoL) and physical function. Exercise can improve QoL, physical function, and o...

    Authors: Kelcey A. Bland, Meinir Krishnasamy, Evelyn B. Parr, Stella Mulder, Peter Martin, Luc J. C. van Loon, Prue Cormie, Natasha Michael and Eva M. Zopf
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:75
  39. Delivering high quality, patient- and family-centered care depends upon high quality end-of-life and palliative care (EOLPC) research. Engaging patients and families as advisors, partners, or co-investigators ...

    Authors: Matthew DeCamp, Ahmed Alasmar, Stacy Fischer and Jean S. Kutner
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:74
  40. Many patients with a solid metastatic cancer are treated aggressively during their last month of life. Using data from a large prospective cohort study of patients with an advanced cancer, we aimed to assess t...

    Authors: Chetna Malhotra, Filipinas Bundoc, Isha Chaudhry, Irene Teo, Semra Ozdemir and Eric Finkelstein
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:73
  41. Although several studies assessing the needs of advanced cancer patients have been conducted globally, most have focused on a specific type of cancer such as lung or breast cancer. The variation across studies...

    Authors: Hammoda Abu-Odah, Alex Molassiotis and Justina Yat Wa Liu
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:72
  42. Chronic illnesses and multi-morbidity can threaten competence and independence, particularly in old age. Autonomy becomes increasingly important in the context of sedation, as in this case medication leads to ...

    Authors: Sandra Kurkowski, Maria Heckel, Larissa Pfaller, Joachim Peters, Jeremias Bazata, Eva Schildmann and Christoph Ostgathe
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:71

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:92

  43. Of the approximately 4.7 million people in Germany caring for a relative, many live at a geographical distance from their loved one. The provision of remote care to a terminally ill patient is associated with ...

    Authors: Franziska A. Herbst, Nils Schneider and Stephanie Stiel
    Citation: BMC Palliative Care 2022 21:69

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