If your topic of interest is not available as a Palliative Care PubMed Search via Quick Search, use the instructions provided to create your own search. Your specific topic search (e.g. hiccups) can then be combined with the CareSearch palliative care filter to limit the search results to the palliative care context. 

Follow the instructions below to create your own search.


Let's use the example of 'hiccups' in the palliative care context.


Step 1: Click on this link: Run the palliative care filter in PubMed now
Step 2: Click on the Advanced link below the search box
Step 3: Type your topic search, i.e. hiccups, into the top box and press the Search button
Step 4: Click on the Advanced link again
Step 5: Your searches are now listed in the ‘History and Search Details’ box
Step 6: Click on three dots (…) in the 'Actions' column of your chosen searches to add the search terms to the builder.
Step 7: You can choose whether they are connected by AND, OR, NOT. To find literature with both these topics use ‘AND’. Now press the Search button.

Results will include references that are about hiccups, restricted to the palliative care context. Substitute your own search terms in Step 3 to create your own PubMed Search.

Having trouble?

Make sure that you type your search terms in the PubMed 'search' box, and not the CareSearch 'search' box. This mistake could happen if you forget to click on 'Run the palliative care filter in PubMed now' step in these instructions.

CareSearch has received two reports that home Internet providers restricted their access to PubMed. If PubMed is not behaving as it should, or if you receive an unusual message such as 'access denied', please contact your supplier to enable access.

Last updated 19 October 2021