Review collection - Advance care planning

209 reviews


Golmohammadi M, Ebadi A, Ashrafizadeh H, Rassouli M, Barasteh S. Factors related to advance directives completion among cancer patients: A systematic review. BMC Palliat Care. 2024;23(1):3.

Kirkpatrick H, Buccheri RK, Sharifi C. Advance care planning engagement strategies for primary care providers seeing diverse patient populations: A scoping review. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2024;26(1):E20-e29.


Barber-Fleming V, Mann M, Mead G, Gleeson A. The effectiveness of advance care planning (ACP) training for care home staff: An updated systematic review. J Long Term Care. 2023;2023:273-287.

Brean SJ, Recoche K, William L, Lakhani A, Zhong Y, Shimoinaba K. Advance care plans for vulnerable and disadvantaged adults: systematic review and narrative synthesis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2023 Jun 28:spcare-2023-004162. doi: 10.1136/spcare-2023-004162. Epub ahead of print.

Burks CE, Salaami O, Cantrell SE, Sharda NK, Yanamadala M. A systematic review of the effects of advance care planning interventions in nursing homes. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2023;24(12):1809-1809.

Crooks J, Trotter S; Patient Public Involvement Consortium; Clarke G. How does ethnicity affect presence of advance care planning in care records for individuals with advanced disease? A mixed-methods systematic review. BMC Palliat Care. 2023 Apr 17;22(1):43. doi: 10.1186/s12904-023-01168-7.

Gomes Souza L, Bouba DA, Corôa RC, Dofara SG, Robitaille V, Blanchette V, et al. The impact of advance care planning on healthcare professionals' well-being: A systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 Oct 11:S0885-3924(23)00714-5.

Goswami P. Impact of advance care planning and end-of-life conversations on patients with cancer: An integrative review of literature. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2023 Jan;55(1):272-290. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12804. Epub 2022 Aug 10.

Guccione L, Fullerton S, Gough K, Hyatt A, Tew M, Aranda S, Francis J. Why is advance care planning underused in oncology settings? A systematic overview of reviews to identify the benefits, barriers, enablers, and interventions to improve uptake. Front Oncol. 2023 Apr 28;13:1040589. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2023.1040589.

Kang JA, Tark A, Estrada LV, Dhingra L, Stone PW. Timing of goals of care discussions in nursing homes: A systematic review. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2023.

Levoy K, Sullivan SS, Chittams J, Myers RL, Hickman SE, Meghani SH. Don't Throw the Baby Out With the Bathwater: Meta-Analysis of Advance Care Planning and End-of-life Cancer Care. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 Jun;65(6):e715-e743. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2023.02.003. Epub 2023 Feb 9.

Li Z, Beck ER, McIlfatrick S, Hasson F. Chinese Diaspora Communities' Knowledge of and Engagement with Advance Care Planning: A Systematic Integrative Review. J Palliat Care. 2023 Feb 27:8258597231158321. doi: 10.1177/08258597231158321. Epub ahead of print.

Liu X, Wang T, Cheung DST, Chau PH, Ho MH, Han Y, et al. Dyadic advance care planning: systematic review of patient-caregiver interventions and effects. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2023 Oct 19:spcare-2023-004430.

Lusney N, van Breemen C, Lim E, Pawliuk C, Hussein Z. Pediatric advance care planning: A scoping review. Children (Basel). 2023 Jul 7;10(7):1179. doi: 10.3390/children10071179.

Rosca A, Karzig-Roduner I, Kasper J, Rogger N, Drewniak D, Krones T. Shared decision making and advance care planning: a systematic literature review and novel decision-making model. BMC Med Ethics. 2023 Aug 14;24(1):64. doi: 10.1186/s12910-023-00944-7.

Sakamoto A, Inokuchi R, Iwagami M, Sun Y, Tamiya N. Association between advanced care planning and emergency department visits: A systematic review. Am J Emerg Med. 2023 Mar 13;68:84-91. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2023.03.004. Epub ahead of print.

Tang JMS, Cher BXBB, Lim SF, Siah CJR. A meta-synthesis on the older adults' perspective of advance care planning. J Clin Nurs. 2023 Jul;32(13-14):4176-4194. doi: 10.1111/jocn.16629. Epub 2023 Jan 29.

Wang T, Ho MH, Xu X, Choi HR, Lin CC. Motivational interviewing to enhance advance care planning in older adults: Systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2023 Sep 14:spcare-2023-004424.

Wang X, Huang XL, Wang WJ, Liao L. Advance care planning for frail elderly: are we missing a golden opportunity? A mixed-method systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2023 May 29;13(5):e068130. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-068130.

Zhu T, Martina D, Heide AV, Korfage IJ, Rietjens JA. The role of acculturation in the process of advance care planning among Chinese immigrants: A narrative systematic review. Palliat Med. 2023 Sep;37(8):1063-1078. doi: 10.1177/02692163231179255. Epub 2023 Jun 13.

Zhu T, Martina D, Heide AV, Korfage IJ, Rietjens JA. The role of acculturation in the process of advance care planning among Chinese immigrants: A narrative systematic review. Palliat Med. 2023 Sep;37(8):1063-1078. doi: 10.1177/02692163231179255. Epub 2023 Jun 13.


Belar A, Arantzamendi M, Menten J, Payne S, Hasselaar J, Centeno C. The Decision-Making Process for Palliative Sedation for Patients with Advanced Cancer-Analysis from a Systematic Review of Prospective Studies. Cancers (Basel). 2022 Jan 8;14(2):301. doi: 10.3390/cancers14020301.

Bennett HE, Duke S, Richardson A. Paediatric advance care planning in life-limiting conditions: scoping review of parent experiences. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2022 Jun 3. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2022-003544.

Brunetta J, Fahner J, Legemaat M, van den Bergh E, Krommenhoek K, Prinsze K, Kars M, Michiels E. Age-Appropriate Advance Care Planning in Children Diagnosed with a Life-Limiting Condition: A Systematic Review. Children (Basel). 2022 Jun 3;9(6):830. doi: 10.3390/children9060830.

Chen PJ, Smits L, Miranda R, Liao JY, Petersen I, Van den Block L, Sampson EL. Impact of home healthcare on end-of-life outcomes for people with dementia: a systematic review. BMC Geriatr. 2022 Jan 27;22(1):80. doi: 10.1186/s12877-022-02768-3.

Diegelmann S, Bidmon S, Terlutter R. Promoting advance care planning via mediated health resources: A systematic mixed studies review. Patient Educ Couns. 2022 Jan;105(1):15-29. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2021.06.008. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Dupont C, Smets T, Monnet F, Pivodic L, De Vleminck A, Van Audenhove C, Van den Block L. Publicly Available, Interactive Web-Based Tools to Support Advance Care Planning: Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res. 2022 Apr 20;24(4):e33320. doi: 10.2196/33320.

Houlihan MCK, Mayahara M, Swanson B, Fogg L. A review of clinical trials of advance care planning interventions adapted for limited health literacy. Palliat Support Care. 2022 Aug;20(4):593-599. doi: 10.1017/S1478951521001152.

Kim C, Kim S, Lee K, Choi J, Kim S. Palliative Care for Patients With Heart Failure: An Integrative Review. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2022 Mar 31. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000869. Epub ahead of print.

Kishino M, Ellis-Smith C, Afolabi O, Koffman J. Family involvement in advance care planning for people living with advanced cancer: A systematic mixed-methods review. Palliat Med. 2022 Jan 6:2692163211068282. doi: 10.1177/02692163211068282. Epub ahead of print.

Langley J, Jelicic N, Hill TG, Kervin E, Pesut B, Duggleby W, et al. Intersectoral communication amongst healthcare providers regarding care plans: a scoping review. Palliat Care Soc Pract. 2022 Apr 21;16:26323524221092457. doi: 10.1177/26323524221092457.

Malhotra C, Huynh VA, Shafiq M, Batcagan-Abueg APM. Advance care planning and caregiver outcomes: intervention efficacy - systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2022 Jul 4:bmjspcare-2021-003488. doi: 10.1136/spcare-2021-003488. Epub ahead of print.

Malhotra C, Shafiq M, Batcagan-Abueg APM. What is the evidence for efficacy of advance care planning in improving patient outcomes? A systematic review of randomised controlled trials. BMJ Open 2022;12:e060201. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-060201.

Ng AYM, Takemura N, Xu X, Smith R, Kwok JY, Cheung DST, Lin CC. The effects of advance care planning intervention on nursing home residents: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Int J Nurs Stud. 2022 Aug;132:104276. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2022.104276. Epub 2022 Apr 30.

Pimsen A, Kao CY, Hsu ST, Shu BC. The Effect of Advance Care Planning Intervention on Hospitalization Among Nursing Home Residents: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2022 Aug 11:S1525-8610(22)00558-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2022.07.017. Epub ahead of print.

Pun JKH. Communication About Advance Directives and Advance Care Planning in an East Asian Cultural Context: A Systematic Review. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2022 Jan 1;49(1):58-70. doi: 10.1188/22.ONF.58-70.

Sethi A, Everett E, Mehta A, Besbris J, Burke C, Pedowitz E, Kilpatrick M, Foster L, Maiser S. The Role of Specialty Palliative Care for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2022 Jul;39(7):865-873. doi: 10.1177/10499091211049386. Epub 2021 Sep 28.

Stefan MS, Knee AB, Ready A, Rastegar V, Burgher Seaman J, Gunn B, Shaw E, Bannuru RR. Efficacy of models of palliative care delivered beyond the traditional physician-led, subspecialty consultation service model: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2022 Apr 19:bmjspcare-2021-003507. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003507. Epub ahead of print.

van Lummel EV, Ietswaard L, Zuithoff NP, Tjan DH, van Delden JJ. The utility of the surprise question: A useful tool for identifying patients nearing the last phase of life? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Palliat Med. 2022 Jul;36(7):1023-1046. doi: 10.1177/02692163221099116.

Visser M, Smaling HJA, Parker D, van der Steen JT. How Do We Talk With People Living With Dementia About Future Care: A Scoping Review. Front Psychol. 2022 Apr 12;13:849100. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.849100.

Zhou Y, Wang A, Ellis-Smith C, Braybrook D, Harding R. Mechanisms and contextual influences on the implementation of advance care planning for older people in long-term care facilities: A realist review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2022 Apr 30;133:104277. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2022.104277. Epub ahead of print.


Battista V, Baker DJ, Trimarchi T, Sabri B, Wright R, D'Aoust RF. Advance Directives for Adolescents and Young Adults Living With Neuromuscular Disease: An Integrative Review of the Literature. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2021 Oct 1;23(5):492-498. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000786.

Cerulus M, Bossuyt I, Vanderhaeghen B. An integrative literature review of the implementation of advance care planning in hospital settings. J Clin Nurs. 2021 May 19. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15835. Epub ahead of print.

Chikada A, Takenouchi S, Nin K, Mori M. Definition and recommended cultural considerations for advance care planning in Japan: A systematic review. Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2021;8:628-38.

Cooper A, Dains JE. Advanced Care Planning and End-of-life Outcomes in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Aug;38(8):995-1003. doi: 10.1177/1049909120971566. Epub 2020 Nov 9.

Ellis-Smith C, Tunnard I, Dawkins M, Gao W, Higginson IJ, Evans CJ; SPACE. Managing clinical uncertainty in older people towards the end of life: a systematic review of person-centred tools. BMC Palliat Care. 2021 Oct 22;20(1):168. doi: 10.1186/s12904-021-00845-9.

Estrada LV, Agarwal M, Stone PW. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Nursing Home End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Review. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021 Feb;22(2):279-290.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2020.12.005. Epub 2021 Jan 9.

Genuis SK, Luth W, Campbell S, Bubela T, Johnston WS. Communication About End of Life for Patients Living With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Scoping Review of the Empirical Evidence. Front Neurol. 2021 Aug 4;12:683197. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.683197.

George LS, Matsoukas K, McFarland DC, Bowers JM, Doherty MJ, Kwon YS, Atkinson TM, Kozlov E, Saraiya B, Prigerson HG, Breitbart W. Interventions to Improve Prognostic Understanding in Advanced Stages of Life-Limiting Illness: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Sep 8:S0885-3924(21)00524-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.09.002. Epub ahead of print.

Jones T, Luth EA, Lin SY, Brody AA. Advance Care Planning, Palliative Care, and End-of-life Care Interventions for Racial and Ethnic Underrepresented Groups: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Sep;62(3):e248-e260. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.04.025. Epub 2021 May 11.

Kelly EP, Myers B, Henderson B, Sprik P, White KB, Pawlik TM. The Influence of Patient and Provider Religious and Spiritual Beliefs on Treatment Decision Making in the Cancer Care Context. Med Decis Making. 2021 Jul 1:272989X211022246. doi: 10.1177/0272989X211022246. Epub ahead of print.

Kim H, Cho J, Park WS, Kim SS. Characteristics of Advance Care Planning Interventions Across Dementia Stages: A Systematic Review. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2021 Jan 21. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12624. Epub ahead of print.

Kmetec S, Fekonja Z, Kolarič JČ, Reljić NM, McCormack B, Sigurðardóttir ÁK, Lorber M. Components for providing person-centred palliative healthcare: An umbrella review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2021 Oct 17;125:104111. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2021.104111. Epub ahead of print.

Liu L, Zhao YY, Yang C, Chan HY. Gamification for promoting advance care planning: A mixed-method systematic review and meta-analysis. Palliat Med. 2021 Mar 29:2692163211005343. doi: 10.1177/02692163211005343. Epub ahead of print.

Maqsood MH, Khan MS, Warraich HJ. Association of Palliative Care Intervention With Health Care Use, Symptom Burden and Advance Care Planning in Adults With Heart Failure and Other Noncancer Chronic Illness. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Feb 22:S0885-3924(21)00206-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.02.017. Epub ahead of print.

Martina D, Geerse OP, Lin CP, Kristanti MS, Bramer WM, Mori M, Korfage IJ, van der Heide A, Rietjens JA, van der Rijt CC. Asian patients' perspectives on advance care planning: A mixed-method systematic review and conceptual framework. Palliat Med. 2021 Sep 6:2692163211042530. doi: 10.1177/02692163211042530. Epub ahead of print.

Martina D, Lin CP, Kristanti MS, Bramer WM, Mori M, Korfage IJ, van der Heide A, van der Rijt CCD, Rietjens JAC. Advance Care Planning in Asia: A Systematic Narrative Review of Healthcare Professionals' Knowledge, Attitude, and Experience. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021 Feb;22(2):349.e1-349.e28. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2020.12.018. Epub 2021 Jan 7.

Ora L, Mannix J, Morgan L, Gregory L, Luck L, Wilkes L. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and advance care planning: A synthesis of qualitative literature on patients' experiences. Chronic Illn. 2021 Feb 11:1742395321990109. doi: 10.1177/1742395321990109. Epub ahead of print.

Park EJ, Jo M, Park M, Kang SJ. Advance care planning for older adults in community-based settings: An umbrella review. Int J Older People Nurs. 2021 Jul 3:e12397. doi: 10.1111/opn.12397. Epub ahead of print.

Pearse W, Saxon R, Plowman G, Hyde M, Oprescu F. Continuing Education Outcomes for Advance Care Planning: A Systematic Review of the Literature. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2021 Jan 8;Publish Ahead of Print. doi: 10.1097/CEH.0000000000000323. Epub ahead of print.

Poveda-Moral S, Falcó-Pegueroles A, Ballesteros-Silva MP, Bosch-Alcaraz A. Barriers to Advance Care Planning Implementation in Health care: An Umbrella Review with Implications for Evidence-Based Practice. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2021 Oct;18(5):254-263. doi: 10.1111/wvn.12530. Epub 2021 Sep 10.

Schichtel M, Wee B, Perera R, Onakpoya I, Albury C. Effect of Behavior Change Techniques Targeting Clinicians to Improve Advance Care Planning in Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Ann Behav Med. 2021 May 6;55(5):383-398. doi: 10.1093/abm/kaaa075.

Silies KT, Köpke S, Schnakenberg R. Informal caregivers and advance care planning: systematic review with qualitative meta-synthesis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021 May 5:bmjspcare-2021-003095. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003095. Epub ahead of print.

Sloan DH, Hannum SM, DeGroot L, Dy SM, Waldfogel J, Chyr LC, Heughan JA, Zhang A, Wilson RF, Yuan CT, Wu DS, Robinson KA, Cotter VT. Advance Care Planning Shared Decision-Making Tools for Non-Cancer Chronic Serious Illness: A Mixed Method Systematic Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Feb 15:1049909121995416. doi: 10.1177/1049909121995416. Epub ahead of print.

Suk S, Kozachik SL, Cotter VT. Integrating Culturally Competent Advance Care Planning for Korean Immigrants: An Integrative Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Jun;38(6):678-687. doi: 10.1177/1049909120933856. Epub 2020 Jun 19.

Tark A, Song J, Parajuli J, Chae S, Stone PW. Are We Getting What We Really Want? A Systematic Review of Concordance Between Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Documentation and Subsequent Care Delivered at End-of-Life. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Sep;38(9):1142-1158. doi: 10.1177/1049909120976319. Epub 2020 Nov 28.

Whitehead P, Frechman E, Johnstone-Petty M, Kates J, Tay DL, DeSanto K, Fink RM. A scoping review of nurse-led advance care planning. Nurs Outlook. 2021 Oct 6:S0029-6554(21)00200-1. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2021.08.002. Epub ahead of print.

Wu A, Colón GR, Aslakson R Pollom E, Patel CB. Palliative Care Service Utilization and Advance Care Planning for Adult Glioblastoma Patients: A Systematic Review. Cancers. 2021 Jun 8;13(12):2867. doi:10.3390/cancers13122867

Zhang X, Jeong SY, Chan S. Advance care planning for older people in mainland China: An integrative literature review. Int J Older People Nurs. 2021 Jul 21:e12409. doi: 10.1111/opn.12409. Epub ahead of print.


Carr K, Hasson F, McIlfatrick S, Downing J. Factors associated with health professionals decision to initiate paediatric advance care planning: A systematic integrative review. Palliat Med. 2020 Dec 29:269216320983197. doi: 10.1177/0269216320983197. Epub ahead of print.

Catlett L, Campbell C. Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care Literacy Initiatives in African American Faith Communities: A Systematic Integrative Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Dec 10:1049909120979164. doi: 10.1177/1049909120979164. Epub ahead of print.

Cottrell L, Economos G, Evans C, Silber E, Burman R, Nicholas R, Farsides B, Ashford S, Koffman JS. A realist review of advance care planning for people with multiple sclerosis and their families. PLoS One. 2020 Oct 16;15(10):e0240815. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0240815.

Craig DP, Ray R, Harvey D, Shircore M. Factors Which Influence Hospital Doctors' Advance Care Plan Adherence. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Dec 14;S0885-3924(19)30711-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.12.008. [Epub ahead of print].

Frechman E, Dietrich MS, Walden RL, Maxwell CA. Exploring the Uptake of Advance Care Planning in Older Adults: An Integrative Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Jul 6:S0885-3924(20)30588-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.06.043. Epub ahead of print.

Hopkins SA, Bentley A, Phillips V, Barclay S. Advance care plans and hospitalized frail older adults: a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Apr 2:bmjspcare-2019-002093. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-002093. Epub ahead of print.

Jia Z, Leiter RE, Yeh IM, Tulsky JA, Sanders JJ. Toward Culturally Tailored Advance Care Planning for the Chinese Diaspora: An Integrative Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2020 Sep 29. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0330. Epub ahead of print.

Kapnadak SG, Dimango E, Hadjiliadis D, Hempstead SE, Tallarico E, Pilewski JM, Faro A, Albright J, Benden C, Blair S, Dellon EP, Gochenour D, Michelson P, Moshiree B, Neuringer I, Riedy C, Schindler T, Singer LG, Young D, Vignola L, Zukosky J, Simon RH. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation consensus guidelines for the care of individuals with advanced cystic fibrosis lung disease. J Cyst Fibros. 2020 Feb 27:S1569-1993(20)30064-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2020.02.015. Epub ahead of print.

Keijzer-van Laarhoven AJ, Touwen DP, Tilburgs B, van Tilborg-den Boeft M, Pees C, Achterberg WP, van der Steen JT. Which moral barriers and facilitators do physicians encounter in advance care planning conversations about the end of life of persons with dementia? A meta-review of systematic reviews and primary studies. BMJ Open. 2020 Nov 12;10(11):e038528. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-038528.

Kim P, Daly JM, Berry-Stoelzle MA, Schmidt ME, Michaels LC, Dorr DA, Levy BT. Prognostic Indices for Advance Care Planning in Primary Care: A Scoping Review. J Am Board Fam Med. 2020 Mar-Apr;33(2):322-338. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2020.02.190173.

Koffler S, Mintzker Y, Shai A. Association between palliative care and the rate of advanced care planning: A systematic review. Palliat Support Care. 2020 Oct;18(5):589-601. doi: 10.1017/S1478951519001068.

Kuusisto A, Santavirta J, Saranto K, Korhonen P, Haavisto E. Advance care planning for patients with cancer in palliative care: A scoping review from a professional perspective. J Clin Nurs. 2020 Feb 11. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15216. Epub ahead of print.

Macleod A, Nair D, Ilbahar E, Sellars M, Nolte L. Identifying barriers and facilitators to implementing advance care planning in prisons: a rapid literature review. Health Justice. 2020 Sep 21;8(1):22. doi: 10.1186/s40352-020-00123-5.

Marchi LPES, Santos Neto MFD, Moraes JP, Paiva CE, Paiva BSR. Influence of advance directives on reducing aggressive measures during end-of-life cancer care: A systematic review. Palliat Support Care. 2020 Aug 28:1-7. doi: 10.1017/S1478951520000838. Epub ahead of print.

Mataqi M, Aslanpour Z. Factors influencing palliative care in advanced dementia: a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Jun;10(2):145-156. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001692. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

McDonnell J, Idler E. Promoting advance care planning in African American faith communities: literature review and assessment of church-based programs. Palliat Care Soc Pract. 2020 Dec 7;14:2632352420975780. doi: 10.1177/2632352420975780.

McMahan RD, Tellez I, Sudore RL. Deconstructing the Complexities of Advance Care Planning Outcomes: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go? A Scoping Review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Sep 7. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16801. Epub ahead of print.

Nimmons D, Hatter L, Davies N, Sampson EL, Walters K, Schrag A. Experiences of advance care planning in Parkinson's disease and atypical Parkinsonian disorders: a mixed methods systematic review. Eur J Neurol. 2020 Jun 30. doi: 10.1111/ene.14424. Epub ahead of print.

Nishikawa Y, Hiroyama N, Fukahori H, Ota E, Mizuno A, Miyashita M, Yoneoka D, Kwong JS. Advance care planning for adults with heart failure. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Feb 27;2(2):CD013022. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD013022.pub2.

Williams MT, Kozachik SL, Karlekar M, Wright R. Advance Care Planning in Chronically Ill Persons Diagnosed With Heart Failure or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: An Integrative Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Mar 13:1049909120909518. doi: 10.1177/1049909120909518. Epub ahead of print.


Abedini NC, Hechtman RK, Singh AD, Khateeb R, Mann J, Townsend W, Chopra V. Interventions to reduce aggressive care at end of life among patients with cancer: a systematic review. Lancet Oncol. 2019 Nov;20(11):e627-e636. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(19)30496-6.

Barwise A, Balls-Berry J, Soleimani J, Karki B, Barrett B, Castillo K, Kreps S, Kunkel H, Vega B, Erwin P, Espinoza Suarez N, Wilson ME. Interventions for End of Life Decision Making for Patients with Limited English Proficiency. J Immigr Minor Health. 2019 Nov 20. doi: 10.1007/s10903-019-00947-w. [Epub ahead of print]

Batchelor F, Hwang K, Haralambous B, Fearn M, Mackell P, Nolte L, Detering K. Facilitators and barriers to advance care planning implementation in Australian aged care settings: A systematic review and thematic analysis. Australas J Ageing. 2019 Mar 14. doi: 10.1111/ajag.12639. [Epub ahead of print]

Bigger S, Haddad L. Advance Care Planning in Home Health: A Review of the Literature. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2019 Dec;21(6):518-523. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000591.

Blackwood DH, Walker D, Mythen MG, Taylor RM, Vindrola-Padros C. Barriers to advance care planning with patients as perceived by nurses and other healthcare professionals: A systematic review. J Clin Nurs. 2019 Dec;28(23-24):4276-4297. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15049. Epub 2019 Oct 3.

Chan CWH, Ng NHY, Chan HYL, Wong MMH, Chow KM. A systematic review of the effects of advance care planning facilitators training programs. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Jun 7;19(1):362. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-4192-0.

Combes S, Nicholson CJ, Gillett K, Norton C. Implementing advance care planning with community-dwelling frail elders requires a system-wide approach: An integrative review applying a behaviour change model. Palliat Med. 2019 May 6:269216319845804. doi: 10.1177/0269216319845804. [Epub ahead of print]

Geshell L, Kwak J, Radhakrishnan K. Perspectives and Experiences of Persons With Dementia With Advance Care Planning: An Integrative Literature Review. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2019 Jun 12:891988719853040. doi: 10.1177/0891988719853040. [Epub ahead of print]

Gleeson A, Noble S, Mann M. Advance care planning for home health staff: a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2019 Feb 26. pii: bmjspcare-2018-001680. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001680. [Epub ahead of print]

Hall A, Rowland C, Grande G. How Should End-of-Life Advance Care Planning Discussions Be Implemented According to Patients and Informal Carers? A Qualitative Review of Reviews. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Apr 18. pii: S0885-3924(19)30181-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.04.013. [Epub ahead of print]

Hemsley B, Meredith J, Bryant L, Wilson NJ, Higgins I, Georgiou A, Hill S, Balandin S, McCarthy S. An integrative review of stakeholder views on Advance Care Directives (ACD): Barriers and facilitators to initiation, documentation, storage, and implementation. Patient Educ Couns. 2019 Jan 11. pii: S0738-3991(18)30810-3. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2019.01.007. [Epub ahead of print]

Houska A, Loučka M. Patients' Autonomy at the End of Life: A Critical Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Jan 3. pii: S0885-3924(18)31487-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.12.339. [Epub ahead of print]

Kelly AJ, Luckett T, Clayton JM, Gabb L, Kochovska S, Agar M. Advance care planning in different settings for people with dementia: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Palliat Support Care. 2019 Jun 10:1-13. doi: 10.1017/S1478951519000257. [Epub ahead of print]

Lai M, Jeon YH, McKenzie H. The key factors for the engagement of primary stakeholders in decision-making for the future care of people with dementia living in the community: a systematic integrative review. Int Psychogeriatr. 2019 Feb 14:1-16. doi: 10.1017/S104161021900005X. [Epub ahead of print]

Lemoyne SE, Herbots HH, De Blick D, Remmen R, Monsieurs KG, Van Bogaert P. Appropriateness of transferring nursing home residents to emergency departments: a systematic review. BMC Geriatr. 2019 Jan 21;19(1):17. doi: 10.1186/s12877-019-1028-z.

Leniz J, Weil A, Higginson IJ, Sleeman KE. Electronic palliative care coordination systems (EPaCCS): a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2019 May 8. pii: bmjspcare-2018-001689. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001689. [Epub ahead of print]

Levoy K, Salani DA, Buck H. A Systematic Review and Gap Analysis of Advance Care Planning Intervention Components and Outcomes Among Cancer Patients Using the Transtheoretical Model of Health Behavior Change. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Jan;57(1):118-139.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.10.502. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Ludmir J, Steiner JM, Wong HN, Kloosterboer A, Leong J, Aslakson RA. Palliative Care Opportunities Among Adults With Congenital Heart Disease-A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Nov;58(5):891-898. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.07.025. Epub 2019 Aug 9.

Marmor M, Jonas A, Mirza A, Rad E, Wong H, Aslakson RA. Opportunities to Improve Utilization of Palliative Care Among Adults With Cystic Fibrosis: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Dec;58(6):1100-1112.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.08.017. Epub 2019 Aug 19.

Pearse W, Oprescu F, Endacott J, Goodman S, Hyde M, O'Neill M. Advance care planning in the context of clinical deterioration: a systematic review of the literature. Palliat Care. 2019 Jan 19;12:1178224218823509. doi: 10.1177/1178224218823509. eCollection 2019.

Schichtel M, Wee B, MacArtney JI, Collins S. Clinician barriers and facilitators to heart failure advance care plans: a systematic literature review and qualitative evidence synthesis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2019 Jul 22. pii: bmjspcare-2018-001747. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001747. [Epub ahead of print]

Schichtel M, Wee B, Perera R, Onakpoya I. The Effect of Advance Care Planning on Heart Failure: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Nov 12. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05482-w. [Epub ahead of print]

Schichtel M, Wee B, Perera R, Onakpoya I, Albury C, Barber S. Clinician-targeted interventions to improve advance care planning in heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart. 2019 May 22. pii: heartjnl-2019-314758. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-314758. [Epub ahead of print]

Sellars M, Simpson J, Kelly H, Chung O, Nolte L, Tran J, Detering K. Volunteer Involvement in Advance Care Planning: A Scoping Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Mar 8. pii: S0885-3924(19)30110-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.02.031. [Epub ahead of print]

Spelten ER, Geerse O, van Vuuren J, Timmis J, Blanch B, Duijts S, MacDermott S. Factors influencing the engagement of cancer patients with advance care planning: A scoping review. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2019 May;28(3):e13091. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13091. Epub 2019 May 9.

Starr LT, Ulrich CM, Corey KL, Meghani SH. Associations Among End-of-Life Discussions, Health-Care Utilization, and Costs in Persons With Advanced Cancer: A Systematic Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2019 May 9:1049909119848148. doi: 10.1177/1049909119848148. [Epub ahead of print]

Wilson ME, Mittal A, Karki B, Dobler CC, Wahab A, Curtis JR, Erwin PJ, Majzoub AM, Montori VM, Gajic O, Murad MH. Do-not-intubate orders in patients with acute respiratory failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Intensive Care Med. 2019 Oct 28. doi: 10.1007/s00134-019-05828-2. [Epub ahead of print]


Bryant J, Turon H, Waller A, Freund M, Mansfield E, Sanson-Fisher R. Effectiveness of interventions to increase participation in advance care planning for people with a diagnosis of dementia: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2018 Sep 27:269216318801750. doi: 10.1177/0269216318801750. [Epub ahead of print]

Crist JD, Ortiz-Dowling EM, Shea KD, Phillips LR. Knowledge Gaps About End-of-Life Decision Making Among Mexican American Older Adults and Their Family Caregivers: An Integrative Review. J Transcult Nurs. 2018 Nov 22:1043659618812949. doi: 10.1177/1043659618812949. [Epub ahead of print]

Delmaczynska E, Newham R. To explore the prevalence and outcomes of advance care planning for patients with left ventricular assist devices: A review. J Clin Nurs. 2018 Dec 15. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14748. [Epub ahead of print]

Dixon J, Karagiannidou M, Knapp M. The Effectiveness of Advance Care Planning in Improving End-of-Life Outcomes for People With Dementia and Their Carers: A Systematic Review and Critical Discussion. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Jan;55(1):132-150.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.04.009. Epub 2017 Aug 5.

Fahner JC, Beunders AJM, van der Heide A, Rietjens JAC, Vanderschuren MM, van Delden JJM, Kars MC. Interventions Guiding Advance Care Planning Conversations: A Systematic Review. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Nov 22. pii: S1525-8610(18)30505-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.09.014. [Epub ahead of print]

Higel T, Alaoui A, Bouton C, Fournier JP. Effect of Living Wills on End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Jan;67(1):164-171. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15630. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Hong M, Yi EH, Johnson KJ, Adamek ME. Facilitators and Barriers for Advance Care Planning Among Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U.S.: A Systematic Review of the Current Literature. J Immigr Minor Health. 2018 Oct;20(5):1277-1287. doi: 10.1007/s10903-017-0670-9.

Huber MT, Highland JD, Krishnamoorthi VR, Tang JW. Utilizing the Electronic Health Record to Improve Advance Care Planning: A Systematic Review. 2018 Mar;35(3):532-541. doi: 10.1177/1049909117715217. Epub 2017 Jun 19.

Hughes B, O'Brien MR, Flynn A, Knighting K. The engagement of young people in their own advance care planning process: A systematic narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2018 Jul;32(7):1147-1166. doi: 10.1177/0269216318772749. Epub 2018 May 3.

Igai Y. A narrative literature review of palliative care regarding patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Nurs Open. 2018 Jun 3;5(4):536-545. doi: 10.1002/nop2.163. eCollection 2018 Oct.

Jabbarian LJ, Zwakman M, van der Heide A, Kars MC, Janssen DJA, van Delden JJ, Rietjens JAC, Korfage IJ. Advance care planning for patients with chronic respiratory diseases: a systematic review of preferences and practices. Thorax. 2018 Mar;73(3):222-230. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209806. Epub 2017 Nov 6.

Jimenez G, Tan WS, Virk AK, Low CK, Car J, Ho AHY. State of advance care planning research: A descriptive overview of systematic reviews. Palliat Support Care. 2018 Jul 30:1-11. doi: 10.1017/S1478951518000500. [Epub ahead of print]

Jimenez G, Tan WS, Virk AK, Low CK, Car J, Yan Ho AH. Overview of Systematic Reviews of Advance Care Planning: Summary of Evidence and Global Lessons. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 May 25. pii: S0885-3924(18)30283-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.05.016. [Epub ahead of print]

Johnson CE, McVey P, Rhee JJ, Senior H, Monterosso L, Williams B, Fallon-Ferguson J, Grant M, Nwachukwu H, Aubin M, Yates P, Mitchell G. General practice palliative care: patient and carer expectations, advance care plans and place of death-a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2018 Jul 25. pii: bmjspcare-2018-001549. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001549. [Epub ahead of print]

Kernick LA, Hogg KJ, Millerick Y, Murtagh FEM, Djahit A, Johnson M. Does advance care planning in addition to usual care reduce hospitalisation for patients with advanced heart failure: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2018 Sep 20:269216318801162. doi: 10.1177/0269216318801162. [Epub ahead of print]

Laury ER, MacKenzie-Greenle M, Meghani S. Advance Care Planning Outcomes in African Americans: An Empirical Look at the Trust Variable. J Palliat Med. 2018 Dec 26. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0312. [Epub ahead of print]

Lehto RH. Miller SEL, Flanigan M, Wyatt G. Mental health in patients with advanced cancer at the end of life: evaluation of evidence and future directions. Expert Rev Qual Life Cancer Care. 2018;3(2-3):79-94.

Lin CP, Evans CJ, Koffman J, Armes J, Murtagh FEM, Harding R. The conceptual models and mechanisms of action that underpin advance care planning for cancer patients: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Palliat Med. 2018 Oct 26:269216318809582. doi: 10.1177/0269216318809582. [Epub ahead of print]

MacKenzie MA, Smith-Howell E, Bomba PA, Meghani SH. Respecting Choices and Related Models of Advance Care Planning: A Systematic Review of Published Evidence. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Jun;35(6):897-907. doi: 10.1177/1049909117745789. Epub 2017 Dec 18.

McDermott E, Selman LE. Cultural factors influencing Advance Care Planning in progressive, incurable disease: A systematic review with narrative synthesis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Jul 16. pii: S0885-3924(18)30345-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.07.006. [Epub ahead of print]

Myers J, Cosby R, Gzik D, Harle I, Harrold D, Incardona N, Walton T. Provider Tools for Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Discussions: A Systematic Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Jan 1:1049909118760303. doi: 10.1177/1049909118760303. [Epub ahead of print]

O'Halloran P, Noble H, Norwood K, Maxwell P, Shields J, Fogarty D, Murtagh F, Morton R, Brazil K. Advance care planning with patients who have end-stage kidney disease: a systematic realist review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Jul 16. pii: S0885-3924(18)30347-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.07.008. [Epub ahead of print]

Sellars M, Chung O, Nolte L, Tong A, Pond D, Fetherstonhaugh D, McInerney F, Sinclair C, Detering KM. Perspectives of people with dementia and carers on advance care planning and end-of-life care: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies. Palliat Med. 2018 Nov 8:269216318809571. doi: 10.1177/0269216318809571. [Epub ahead of print]

Somes E, Dukes J, Brungardt A, Jordan S, DeSanto K, Jones CD, Sanghvi UJ, Breathett K, Jones J, Lum HD. Perceptions of trained laypersons in end-of-life or advance care planning conversations: a qualitative meta-synthesis. BMC Palliat Care. 2018 Aug 6;17(1):98. doi: 10.1186/s12904-018-0354-9.

Spacey A, Scammell J, Board M, Porter S. End-of-life care in UK care homes: a systematic review of the literature. J Res Nurs. 2018 May;23(2-3):180-200.

Tilburgs B, Vernooij-Dassen M, Koopmans R, van Gennip H, Engels Y, Perry M. Barriers and facilitators for GPs in dementia advance care planning: A systematic integrative review. PLoS One. 2018 Jun 20;13(6):e0198535. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198535. eCollection 2018.​

Vanderhaeghen B, Van Beek K, De Pril M, Bossuyt I, Menten J, Rober P. What do hospitalists experience as barriers and helpful factors for having ACP conversations? A systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. Perspect Public Health. 2018 Jul 1:1757913918786524. doi: 10.1177/1757913918786524. [Epub ahead of print]

Zwakman M, Jabbarian LJ, van Delden J, van der Heide A, Korfage IJ, Pollock K, Rietjens J, Seymour J, Kars MC. Advance care planning: A systematic review about experiences of patients with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness. Palliat Med. 2018 Sep;32(8):1305-1321. doi: 10.1177/0269216318784474. Epub 2018 Jun 29.


Folarinde BY, Alexander GL. An Integrated Review of Research Using Clinical Decision Support to Improve Advance Directive Documentation. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2017 Aug;19(4):332-8.

Gilissen J, Pivodic L, Smets T, Gastmans C, Vander Stichele R, Deliens L, Van den Block L. Preconditions for successful advance care planning in nursing homes: A systematic review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2017 Jan;66:47-59. Epub 2016 Dec 8.

Hiscock A, Kuhn I, Barclay S. Advance care discussions with young people affected by life-limiting neuromuscular diseases: A systematic literature review and narrative synthesis. Neuromuscul Disord. 2017 Feb;27(2):115-119. doi: Epub 2016 Nov 21.

Ke LS, Huang X, Hu WY, O'Connor M, Lee S. Experiences and perspectives of older people regarding advance care planning: A meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. Palliat Med. 2017 May;31(5):394-405. Epub 2016 Aug 11.

Kermel-Schiffman I, Werner P. Knowledge regarding advance care planning: A systematic review. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2017 Jul 27;73:133-142.

Kim H, Deatrick JA, Ulrich CM. Ethical frameworks for surrogates' end-of-life planning experiences. Nurs Ethics. 2017 Feb;24(1):46-69. Epub 2016 Aug 3.

Mignani V, Ingravallo F, Mariani E, Chattat R. Perspectives of older people living in long-term care facilities and of their family members toward advance care planning discussions: a systematic review and thematic synthesis. Clin Interv Aging. 2017 Mar 3;12:475-484. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S128937. eCollection 2017.

O'Caoimh R, Cornally N, O'Sullivan R, Hally R, Weathers E, Lavan AH, Kearns T, Coffey A, McGlade C, Molloy DW. Advance care planning within survivorship care plans for older cancer survivors: A systematic review. Maturitas. 2017 Nov;105:52-57. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2017.06.027. Epub 2017 Jun 23.

Sumalinog R, Harrington K, Dosani N, Hwang SW. Advance care planning, palliative care, and end-of-life care interventions for homeless people: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2017 Feb;31(2):109-119. doi: 10.1177/0269216316649334. Epub 2016 Jul 10.

Voss H, Vogel A, Wagemans AMA, Francke AL, Metsemakers JFM, Courtens AM, de Veer AJE. Advance Care Planning in Palliative Care for People With Intellectual Disabilities: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Aug 8. pii: S0885-3924(17)30347-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.04.016. [Epub ahead of print]

Wang CW, Chan CLW, Chow AYM. Social workers' involvement in advance care planning: A systematic narrative review. BMC Palliat Care. 2017 Jul 10;17(1):5. doi: 10.1186/s12904-017-0218-8.


Biondo PD, Lee LD, Davison SN, Simon JE; Advance Care Planning Collaborative Research and Innovation Opportunities Program (ACP CRIO). How healthcare systems evaluate their advance care planning initiatives: Results from a systematic review. Palliat Med. 2016 Sep;30(8):720-9. Epub 2016 Feb 23.

Flo E, Husebo BS, Bruusgaard P, Gjerberg E, Thoresen L, Lillemoen L, Pedersen R. A review of the implementation and research strategies of advance care planning in nursing homes. BMC Geriatr. 2016 Jan 21;16:24.

Johnson S, Butow P, Kerridge I, Tattersall M. Advance care planning for cancer patients: a systematic review of perceptions and experiences of patients, families, and healthcare providers. Psychooncology. 2016 Apr;25(4):362-86. Epub 2015 Sep 20.

Klingler C, In der Schmitten J, Marckmann G. Does facilitated Advance Care Planning reduce the costs of care near the end of life? Systematic review and ethical considerations. Palliat Med. 2016 May;30(5):423-33. epub 2015 Aug 20.

Lim CE, Ng RW, Cheng NC, Cigolini M, Kwok C, Brennan F. Advance care planning for haemodialysis patients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Jul 26;7:CD010737. CD010737.pub2.

Martin RS, Hayes B, Gregorevic K, Lim WK. The Effects of Advance Care Planning Interventions on Nursing Home Residents: A Systematic Review. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2016 Apr 1;17(4):284-93. Epub 2016 Feb 6.

Murray L, Butow PN. Advance care planning in motor neuron disease: A systematic review. Palliat Support Care. 2016 Aug;14(4):411-32. Epub 2015 Oct 14.

Sanders JJ, Robinson MT, Block SD. Factors Impacting Advance Care Planning among African Americans: Results of a Systematic Integrated Review. J Palliat Med. 2016 Feb;19(2):202-27. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2015.0325.

Song K, Amatya B, Voutier C, Khan F. Advance Care Planning in Patients with Primary Malignant Brain Tumors: A Systematic Review. Front Oncol. 2016 Oct 24;6:223. eCollection 2016.

Weathers E, O'Caoimh R, Cornally N, Fitzgerald C, Kearns T, Coffey A, Daly E, O'Sullivan R, McGlade C, Molloy DW. Advance care planning: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials conducted with older adults. Maturitas. 2016 Sep;91:101-9. Epub 2016 Jun 23.


Dixon J, Matosevic T, Knapp M. The economic evidence for advance care planning: Systematic review of evidence. Palliat Med. 2015 Dec;29(10):869-84. Epub 2015 Jun 9.

Glaudemans JJ, Moll van Charante EP, Willems DL. Advance care planning in primary care, only for severely ill patients? A structured review. Fam Pract. 2015 Feb;32(1):16-26. Epub 2014 Nov 7.

Hickman SE, Keevern E, Hammes BJ. Use of the physician orders for life-sustaining treatment program in the clinical setting: a systematic review of the literature. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Feb;63(2):341-50.

Jain A, Corriveau S, Quinn K, Gardhouse A, Vegas DB, You JJ. Video decision aids to assist with advance care planning: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2015 Jun 24;5(6):e007491.

Ke LS, Huang X, O'Connor M, Lee S. Nurses' views regarding implementing advance care planning for older people: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies. J Clin Nurs. 2015 Aug;24(15-16):2057-73.

Khandelwal N, Kross EK, Engelberg RA, Coe NB, Long AC, Curtis JR. Estimating the effect of palliative care interventions and advance care planning on ICU utilization: a systematic review. Crit Care Med. 2015 May;43(5):1102-11.

Luckett T, Bhattarai P, Phillips J, Agar M, Currow D, Krastev Y, Davidson PM. Advance care planning in 21st century Australia: a systematic review and appraisal of online advance care directive templates against national framework criteria. Aust Health Rev. 2015 Nov;39(5):552-60.

Lund S, Richardson A, May C. Barriers to advance care planning at the end of life: an explanatory systematic review of implementation studies. PLoS One. 2015 Feb 13;10(2):e0116629.

Sangarlangkarn A.; Merlin J.S.; Tucker R.O.; Kelley A.S.  Advance care planning and HIV infection in the era of antiretroviral therapy: A review.  Topics in Antiviral Medicine. 23 (5) (pp 174-180), 2015. [No abstract available]


Auriemma CL, Nguyen CA, Bronheim R, Kent S, Nadiger S, Pardo D, Halpern SD. Stability of End-of-Life Preferences: A Systematic Review of the Evidence. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jul 1;174(7):1085-92.

Brinkman-Stoppelenburg A, Rietjens JA, van der Heide A. The effects of advance care planning on end-of-life care: a systematic review. Palliat Med. 2014 Sep;28(8):1000-25. Epub 2014 Mar 20.

Butler M, Ratner E, McCreedy E, Shippee N, Kane RL. Decision aids for advance care planning: an overview of the state of the science. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Sep 16;161(6):408-18.

Houben CH, Spruit MA, Groenen MT, Wouters EF, Janssen DJ. Efficacy of advance care planning: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2014 Jul;15(7):477-89. Epub 2014 Mar 2.

Lovell A, Yates P. Advance Care Planning in palliative care: a systematic literature review of the contextual factors influencing its uptake 2008-2012. Palliat Med. 2014 Sep;28(8):1026-35.Epub 2014 May 12.

Luckett T, Sellars M, Tieman J, Pollock CA, Silvester W, Butow PN, Detering KM, Brennan F, Clayton JM. Advance care planning for adults with CKD: a systematic integrative review. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 May;63(5):761-70. Epub 2014 Jan 14.

Mei Ching Lee; Hinderer, Katherine A.; Kehl, Karen A. A Systematic Review of Advance Directives and Advance Care Planning in Chinese People From Eastern and Western Cultures. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 2014 Apr; 16 (2): 75-85. [no abstract available].

van der Steen JT, van Soest-Poortvliet MC, Hallie-Heierman M, Onwuteaka-Philipsen BD, Deliens L, de Boer ME, Van den Block L, van Uden N, Hertogh CM, de Vet HC. Factors associated with initiation of advance care planning in dementia: a systematic review. J Alzheimers Dis. 2014;40(3):743-57. doi: 10.3233/JAD-131967.


De Vleminck A, Houttekier D, Pardon K, Deschepper R, Van Audenhove C, Vander Stichele R, Deliens L. Barriers and facilitators for general practitioners to engage in advance care planning: a systematic review. Scand J Prim Health Care. 2013 Dec;31(4):215-26.

Lotz JD, Jox RJ, Borasio GD, Führer M. Pediatric advance care planning: a systematic review. Pediatrics. 2013 Mar;131(3):e873-80. Epub 2013 Feb 11.

Sharp T, Moran E, Kuhn I, Barclay S Do the elderly have a voice? Advance care planning discussions with frail and older individuals: a systematic literature review and narrative synthesis. Br J Gen Pract. 2013 Oct;63(615):e657-68.


Connolly A, Sampson EL, Purandare N. End-of-life care for people with dementia from ethnic minority groups: a systematic review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Feb;60(2):351-60.

Robinson L, Dickinson C, Rousseau N, Beyer F, Clark A, Hughes J, Howel D, Exley C. A systematic review of the effectiveness of advance care planning interventions for people with cognitive impairment and dementia. Age Ageing. 2012 Mar;41(2):263-9. Epub 2011 Dec 8.

Waldrop DP, Meeker MA. Communication and advanced care planning in palliative and end-of-life care. Nurs Outlook. 2012 Nov-Dec;60(6):365-9.

Wicher CP, Meeker MA. What Influences African American End-of-life Preferences? J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012;23(1):28-58.


Castillo LS, Williams BA, Hooper SM, Sabatino CP, Weithorn LA, Sudore RL. Lost in translation: the unintended consequences of advance directive law on clinical care. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Jan 18;154(2):121-8.

Dening KH, Jones L, Sampson EL. Advance care planning for people with dementia: a review. Int Psychogeriatr. 2011 Dec;23(10):1535-51. Epub 2011 Aug 26.

Wendler D, Rid A. Systematic review: the effect on surrogates of making treatment decisions for others. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Mar 1;154(5):336-46.


Westenhaver TF, Krassa TJ, Bonner GJ, Wilkie DJ. Advance care plans for CPR or mechanical ventilation in patients with dementia. Nurse Pract. 2010 Dec;35(12):38-42.


Frank RK. Shared decision making and its role in end of life care. Br J Nurs. 2009 May 28;18(10):612-8.

Kaldjian LC, Curtis AE, Shinkunas LA, Cannon KT. Goals of care toward the end of life: a structured literature review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2008 Dec-2009 Jan;25(6):501-11.

Shah SG, Farrow A, Robinson I. The representation of healthcare end users' perspectives by surrogates in healthcare decisions: a literature review. Scand J Caring Sci. 2009 Sep 9. [Epub ahead of print]


Lorenz KA, Lynn J, Dy SM, Shugarman LR, Wilkinson A, Mularski RA, Morton SC, Hughes RG, Hilton LK, Maglione M, Rhodes SL, Rolon C, Sun VC, Shekelle PG. Evidence for improving palliative care at the end of life: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Jan 15;148(2):147-59.

Qaseem A, Snow V, Shekelle P, Casey DE, Jr., Cross JT, Jr., Owens DK, Clinical Efficacy Assessment Subcommittee of the American College of Physicians, Dallas P, Dolan NC, Forciea MA, Halasyamani L, Hopkins RH Jr, Shekelle P. Evidence-based interventions to improve the palliative care of pain, dyspnea, and depression at the end of life: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Jan 15;148(2):141-6.

Walling A, Lorenz KA, Dy SM, Naeim A, Sanati H, Asch SM, Wenger NS. Evidence-based recommendations for information and care planning in cancer care. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Aug 10;26(23):3896-902.


Atmore C, Naksook C. Respecting patient choices: literature review. Bundoora (VIC): La Trobe University, Health Issues Centre; 2007.


Giacomini M, Cook D, DeJean D, Shaw R, Gedge E. Decision tools for life support: a review and policy analysis. Crit Care Med. 2006 Mar;34(3):864-70.

Lorenz KA, Lynn J, Dy S, Wilkinson A, Mularski RA, Shugarman LR, Hughes R, Asch SM, Rolon C, Rastegar A, Shekelle PG. Quality measures for symptoms and advance care planning in cancer: a systematic review. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Oct 20;24(30):4933-8.

Moselli NM, Debernardi F, Piovano F. Forgoing life sustaining treatments: differences and similarities between North America and Europe. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2006 Nov;50(10):1177-86.

Schofield P, Carey M, Love A, Nehill C, Wein S. 'Would you like to talk about your future treatment options'? Discussing the transition from curative cancer treatment to palliative care. Palliat Med. 2006 Jun;20(4):397-406.

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Gorman TE, Ahern SP, Wiseman J, Skrobik Y. Residents' end-of-life decision making with adult hospitalized patients: a review of the literature. Acad Med. 2005 Jul;80(7):622-33.

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