Review collection - International perspectives 

206 reviews


Liang HJ, Xiong Q, Remawi BN, Preston N. Taiwanese family members' bereavement experience following an expected death: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. BMC Palliat Care. 2024;23(1):14.

Pedraza EC, Vokinger AK, Cleves D, Michel G, Wrigley J, Baker JN, et al. Grief and bereavement support for parents in low- or middle-income countries: A systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2024 Jan 18.

Piracha NZ, Nickel LB, Quryshi A, Salah R, Padela AI. Muslims and end-of-life healthcare in non-muslim majority nations: A systematic literature review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2024 Jan 11.


Awunti M, DeRemer DL, Rogers S, Scarton L, Adkins L, Wilkie DJ, Allen JM. A Scoping Review on the Relationship between Race/Ethnicity and the Receipt of Supportive Care Medications during Cancer Treatment: Implications for the Clinical Pharmacist. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2022 Dec;5(12):1284-1296. doi: 10.1002/jac5.1727. Epub 2022 Nov 3.

Beresford CJ, Gelling L, Baron S, Thompson L. The experiences of people with liver disease of palliative and end-of-life care in the United Kingdom-A systematic literature review and metasynthesis. Health Expect. 2023 Oct 19.

Chandra A, Debnath A, Nongkynrih B. Palliative care need in India: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Indian J Palliat Care. 2023;29(4):375-387.

Cheng G, Chen C. End-of-Life Needs of Dying Patients and Their Families in Mainland China: A Systematic Review. Omega (Westport). 2023 Feb;86(3):1019-1045. doi: 10.1177/0030222821997340. Epub 2021 Feb 24.

Donkor A, Ayitey JA, Adotey PN, Ofori EO, Kitson-Mills D, Vanderpuye V, et al. Mobile-based application interventions to enhance cancer control and care in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review. Int J Public Health. 2023;68:1606413.

Fasolino T, Koci A, Huggins J, Lindell K. A rapid review of uses and outcomes of telehealth care in rural and remote regions in the United States. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2023 Aug 1. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000964. Epub ahead of print.

Heitner R, Rogers M, Chambers B, Pinotti R, Silvers A, Meier DE, Bowman B, Johnson KS. The experience of black patients with serious illness in the United States: A scoping review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 Jul 11:S0885-3924(23)00579-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2023.07.002. Epub ahead of print.

Jones R, Dale J, MacArtney J. Challenges experienced by general practitioners when providing palliative care in the UK: a systematic qualitative literature review. BJGP Open. 2023 Feb 27:BJGPO.2022.0159. doi: 10.3399/BJGPO.2022.0159. Epub ahead of print.

Kenneson SA, Hughes-Visentin A, Wrigley J, Gujral P, Lodhi S, Phadke S, Rayala S, Gentica X, Malipeddi D, Sarvode S, Kaye EC, Doherty M. Pediatric Palliative Care Program Implementation in LMICs: A Systematic Review using SWOT Analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 Jul 4:S0885-3924(23)00577-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2023.06.032. Epub ahead of print.

Kono M, Arai N, Takimoto Y. Identifying practical clinical problems in active euthanasia: A systematic literature review of the findings in countries where euthanasia is legal. Palliat Support Care. 2023 Aug;21(4):705-713. doi: 10.1017/S1478951522001699.

Kristanti MS, Agastiya IMC, Kurianto E. The Implementation of Palliative Home Care in Southeast Asian Countries: An Integrative Review. Home Health Care Manage Pract. 2023;35(1):48-56. doi: 10.1177/10848223221113858.

Laabar TD, Saunders C, Auret K, Johnson CE. Socially, Culturally and Spiritually Sensitive Public Health Palliative Care Models in the Lower-income Countries: An Integrative Literature Review. Indian J Palliat Care. 2023 Jan-Mar;29(1):15-27. doi: 10.25259/IJPC_92_2022. Epub 2022 Sep 21.

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.

Martin T, Freeman S, Lalani N, Banner D. Qualities of the dying experience of persons who access medical assistance in dying: A scoping review. Death Stud. 2023;47(9):1033-1043. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2022.2160033. Epub 2022 Dec 29.

Matsuda Y, Tanimukai H, Inoue S, Hirayama T, Kanno Y, Kitaura Y, Inada S, Sugano K, Yoshimura M, Harashima S, Wada S, Hasegawa T, Okamoto Y, Dotani C, Takeuchi M, Kako J, Sadahiro R, Kishi Y, Uchida M, Ogawa A, Inagaki M, Okuyama T. A revision of JPOS/JASCC clinical guidelines for delirium in adult cancer patients: a summary of recommendation statements. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2023 May 15:hyad042. doi: 10.1093/jjco/hyad042. Epub ahead of print.

Nankundwa E, Mukeshimana M, Kanazayire C, Margaret F. Experiences of patients with advanced chronic disease transitioning to palliative care in low-and middle-income countries: A scoping review. Rwanda J Med Health Sci. 2023;6(3):411-422.

Tomczyk M, Jaques C, Jox RJ. Clinical Practice Guidelines on Palliative Sedation Around the World: A Systematic Review. J Palliat Care. 2022 Nov 28:8258597221138674. doi: 10.1177/08258597221138674. Epub ahead of print.

Turnbull M, Yu C, Wu XI. Practitioner accounts of end-of-life communication in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan: A systematic review. Patient Educ Couns. 2023 Jan;106:31-41. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2022.10.007. Epub 2022 Oct 13.

Xu S, Fang Y, Chen H, Sun K, Zhang C, Liu Y. A systematic review of instruments measuring the quality of dying and death in Asian countries. Qual Life Res. 2022 Nov 28. doi: 10.1007/s11136-022-03307-8. Epub ahead of print.

Zhang Y, Long W, Wang L, Yang L, Zhong J. Obstacles and Facilitating Factors in Decision-Making of Elderly Patients' Living Will in the Chinese Context-A Literature Review. Risk Manag Healthc Policy. 2022 Nov 23;15:2177-2186. doi: 10.2147/RMHP.S386488.


Bowers SP, Chin M, O'Riordan M, Carduff E. The end of life experiences of people living with socio-economic deprivation in the developed world: an integrative review. BMC Palliat Care. 2022 Nov 5;21(1):193. doi: 10.1186/s12904-022-01080-6.

Butler C, Wilson P, Abrahamson V, Mikelyte R, Gage H, Williams P, Brigden C, Swash B, Rees-Roberts M, Silsbury G, Goodwin M, Greene K, Wee B, Barclay S. Optimum models of hospice at home services for end-of-life care in England: a realist-informed mixed-methods evaluation. Southampton (UK): National Institute for Health and Care Research; 2022 Aug.

Cardenas V, Fennell G, Enguidanos S. Hispanics and Hospice: A Systematic Literature Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2022 Jul 18:10499091221116068. doi: 10.1177/10499091221116068. Epub ahead of print.

Chan S, Wilson DM, Santos Salas A. Examining the value and roles of palliative care nurse practitioners: A scoping review. Prog Palliat Care. 2022 Sep 19. doi: 10.1080/09699260.2022.2120725

Chuang E, Yu S, Georgia A, Nymeyer J, Williams J. A Decade of Studying Drivers of Disparities in End-of-Life Care for Black Americans: Using the NIMHD Framework for Health Disparities Research to Map the Path Ahead. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2022 Apr 4:S0885-3924(22)00485-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.03.017. Epub ahead of print.

Chyr LC, DeGroot L, Waldfogel JM, Hannum SM, Sloan DH, Cotter VT, Zhang A, Heughan JA, Wilson RF, Robinson KA, Dy SM. Implementation and Effectiveness of Integrating Palliative Care Into Ambulatory Care of Noncancer Serious Chronic Illness: Mixed Methods Review and Meta-Analysis. Ann Fam Med. 2022 Jan-Feb;20(1):77-83. doi: 10.1370/afm.2754.

Dholakia SY, Bagheri A, Simpson A. Emotional impact on healthcare providers involved in medical assistance in dying (MAiD): a systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis. BMJ Open. 2022 Jul 15;12(7):e058523. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058523.

Fereidouni A, Rassouli M, Kianian T, Elahikhah M, Souri H, Azizi S, Barasteh S. Factors related to good death in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: a systematic review. East Mediterr Health J. 2022 Aug 31;27(8):601-609. doi: 10.26719/emhj.22.069.

Ghazanfari MJ, Karkhah S, Shahroudi P, Mollaei A, Niksolat M, Foolady Azarnaminy A, Emami Zeydi A. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Attitudes of Iranian Nurses and Related Factors Towards End-Of-Life Care. Omega (Westport). 2022 Oct 18:302228221133496. doi: 10.1177/00302228221133496. Epub ahead of print.

Green L, Stewart-Lord A, Baillie L. End-of-life and immediate postdeath acute hospital interventions: scoping review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2022 Jul 27:bmjspcare-2021-003511. doi: 10.1136/spcare-2021-003511. Epub ahead of print.

Kaushik S, Currin-McCulloch J. Dying for a change: a systematic review of compassionate release policies. Int J Prison Health. 2022 Jun 28;ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print). doi: 10.1108/IJPH-11-2021-0110.

Leon Perilla MV, Torkomian Joaquim, RHV. Conceptual Insights on Palliative Care at the end of Life: A Systematic Review. Revista Ciencias de la Salud. 2022;20(1):1-15. doi: 10.12804/

Majumder M, Bowers B, Pollock K, Goodman C, Kuhn I, Barclay S. End of life care in UK care homes - controlled drugs: systematic review and narrative synthesis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2022 Jun 29:bmjspcare-2021-003470. doi: 10.1136/spcare-2021-003470. Epub ahead of print.

Maniago JD, Ngaya-An FV. Implementation Science of Paediatric Palliative Care in Lower-Middle-Income Countries in Southeast Asia: An Integrative Review. Indian J Palliat Care. 2022 Jan-Mar;28(1):80-87. doi: 10.25259/IJPC_410_20. Epub 2022 Mar 3.

Mwase C, Nkhoma K, Allsop MJ. The role of digital health in palliative care for people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review. Digit Health. 2022 Nov 22;8:20552076221133707. doi: 10.1177/20552076221133707.

Nilsson S, Gibson J, Paterson C, Crookes P. Evidence informed generalist palliative care content for undergraduate nursing curriculum: An integrative review. Nurse Educ Pract. 2022 Oct;64:103447. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2022.103447. Epub 2022 Sep 7.

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.

Quintiens B, D'Eer L, Deliens L, Van den Block L, Chambaere K, De Donder L, Cohen J, Smets T. Area-Based Compassionate Communities: A systematic integrative review of existing initiatives worldwide. Palliat Med. 2022 Mar;36(3):422-442. doi: 10.1177/02692163211067363.

Rao SR, Salins N, Joshi U, Patel J, Remawi BN, Simha S, Preston N, Walshe C. Palliative and end-of-life care in intensive care units in low- and middle-income countries: A systematically constructed scoping review. J Crit Care. 2022 Jul 27;71:154115. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2022.154115. Epub ahead of print.

Roikjaer SG, Gärtner HS, Timm H. Use of narrative methods in rehabilitation and palliative care in Scandinavian countries: A scoping review. Scand J Caring Sci. 2022 Jun;36(2):346-381. doi: 10.1111/scs.13050. Epub 2021 Dec 9.

Schuster-Wallace CJ, Nouvet E, Rigby I, Krishnaraj G, de Laat S, Schwartz L, Hunt M. Culturally sensitive palliative care in humanitarian action: Lessons from a critical interpretive synthesis of culture in palliative care literature. Palliat Support Care. 2022 Aug;20(4):582-592. doi: 10.1017/S1478951521000894.

Shabnam J, Timm HU, Nielsen DS, Raunkiaer M. Palliative Care Utilization Among Non-Western Migrants in Europe: A Systematic Review. J Immigr Minor Health. 2022 Feb;24(1):237-255. doi: 10.1007/s10903-021-01302-8. Epub 2021 Oct 28.

Wake AD. Knowledge and associated factors towards palliative care among nurses in Ethiopia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. SAGE Open Med. 2022 Apr 28;10:20503121221092338. doi: 10.1177/20503121221092338.

Yun K, Jo M, Lee Y. Understanding Cultural Beliefs of a Good Death by Older People in South Korea: An Integrative Review of the Literature. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2022 Jul 26. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000899. Epub ahead of print.


Afolabi OA, Nkhoma K, Maddocks M, Harding R. What constitutes a palliative care need in people with serious illnesses across Africa? A mixed-methods systematic review of the concept and evidence. Palliat Med. 2021 Apr 16:2692163211008784. doi: 10.1177/02692163211008784. Epub ahead of print.

Amroud MS, Raeissi P, Hashemi SM, Reisi N, Ahmadi SA. Investigating the challenges and barriers of palliative care delivery in Iran and the World: A systematic review study. J Educ Health Promot. 2021 Jul 30;10:246. doi: 10.4103/jehp.jehp_1325_20.

Boje J, Madsen JK, Finderup J. Palliative care needs experienced by Danish patients with end-stage kidney disease. J Ren Care. 2021 Sep;47(3):169-183. doi: 10.1111/jorc.12347. Epub 2020 Aug 31.

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.

Chung H, Harding R, Guo P. Palliative Care in the Greater China Region: A Systematic Review of Needs, Models, and Outcomes. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Mar;61(3):585-612. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.08.040. Epub 2020 Sep 8.

Dakessian Sailian S, Salifu Y, Saad R, Preston N. Dignity of patients with palliative needs in the Middle East: an integrative review. BMC Palliat Care. 2021 Jul 16;20(1):112. doi: 10.1186/s12904-021-00791-6.

de Boer M, Coghlan RJ, Russell B, Philip JAM. The underrepresentation of palliative care in global guidelines for responding to infectious disease outbreaks: a systematic narrative review. Int Health. 2021 Nov 9:ihab075. doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihab075. Epub ahead of print.

Dittborn M, Turrillas P, Maddocks M, Leniz J. Attitudes and preferences towards palliative and end of life care in patients with advanced illness and their family caregivers in Latin America: A mixed studies systematic review. Palliat Med. 2021 Aug 2:2692163211029514. doi: 10.1177/02692163211029514. Epub ahead of print.

Dixon KC, Ferris R, Kuhn I, Spathis A, Barclay S. Gypsy, Traveller and Roma experiences, views and needs in palliative and end of life care: a systematic literature review and narrative synthesis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021 Feb 22:bmjspcare-2020-002676. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002676. Epub ahead of print.

Edwards RL, Patrician PA, Bakitas M, Markaki A. Palliative care integration: a critical review of nurse migration effect in Jamaica. BMC Palliat Care. 2021 Oct 13;20(1):155. doi: 10.1186/s12904-021-00863-7.

French M, Keegan T, Anestis E, Preston N. Exploring socioeconomic inequities in access to palliative and end-of-life care in the UK: a narrative synthesis. BMC Palliat Care. 2021 Nov 21;20(1):179. doi: 10.1186/s12904-021-00878-0.

Getie A, Wondmieneh A, Bimerew M, Gedefaw G, Demis A. Knowledge on Palliative Care and Associated Factors among Nurses in Ethiopia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Pain Res Manag. 2021 Apr 24;2021:5557947. doi: 10.1155/2021/5557947.

Jin S, Liu S, Li J, Ning X, Liu X. Stumbling and Growing: A Bibliometric Study of Academic Publications of Palliative Care in Mainland China for 2010-2020. J Palliat Care. 2021 Nov 8:8258597211039056. doi: 10.1177/08258597211039056. 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.

Khalvati M, Babakhanian M, Khalvati M, Nafei A, Khalvati M, Ghafuri R. Death Anxiety in the Elderly in Iran: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Iran J Ageing. 2021;16(2):152-71.

Kutluk T, Ahmed F, Cemaloğlu M, Aydın B, Şengelen M, Kirazli M, Yurduşen S, Sullivan R, Harding R. Progress in palliative care for cancer in Turkey: a review of the literature. Ecancermedicalscience. 2021 Nov 25;15:1321. doi: 10.3332/ecancer.2021.1321.

Lin Y, Long-Sutehall T, Myall M. Transferring home to die from critical care units: A scoping review of international practices. J Crit Care. 2021 Jul 5;65:205-215. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2021.06.012. Epub ahead of print.

Liu APADMF, Ho MH, Montayre SLJ, Wang DY, Lin HAPC. Palliative care development in Asia Pacific region: A review of assessment indicators. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Apr 29:S0885-3924(21)00317-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.04.017. 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.

Stocklassa S, Zhang S, Mason S, Elsner F. Cultural implications for disclosure of diagnosis and prognosis toward terminally ill cancer patients in China: A literature review. Palliat Support Care. 2021 May 5:1-7. doi: 10.1017/S1478951521000535. Epub ahead of print.

Stoelen KMS, Raunkiaer M, Winther K, Grubert MV, Bøgeskov BO. Palliative care volunteer roles in Nordic countries: qualitative studies-systematic review and thematic synthesis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021 Dec 30:bmjspcare-2021-003330. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003330. Epub ahead of print.

Willemsen AM, Mason S, Zhang S, Elsner F. Status of palliative care education in Mainland China: A systematic review. Palliat Support Care. 2021 Apr;19(2):235-245. doi: 10.1017/S1478951520000814.

Yemoh V, Olayemi LO, Abraham JA. Preferences of quality delivery of palliative care among cancer patients in low- and middle-income countries: A review. Palliat Support Care. 2021 May 6:1-8. doi: 10.1017/S1478951521000456. Epub ahead of print.

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.

Zhu S, Zhu H, Zhang X, Liu K, Chen Z, Yang X, Sun C, Xie W, Xu Q, Li W, Pang D, Cui Y, Wang H. Care needs of dying patients and their family caregivers in hospice and palliative care in mainland China: a meta-synthesis of qualitative and quantitative studies. BMJ Open. 2021 Nov 5;11(11):e051717. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051717.


Abdullah R, Guo P, Harding R. Preferences and experiences of Muslim patients and their families in Muslim-majority countries for end-of-life care: a systematic review and thematic analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Jul 10:S0885-3924(20)30576-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.06.032. Epub ahead of print.

Abu-Odah H, Molassiotis A, Liu J. Challenges on the provision of palliative care for patients with cancer in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review of reviews. BMC Palliat Care. 2020 Apr 22;19(1):55. doi: 10.1186/s12904-020-00558-5.

Alexander SA. Intensive Care Unit Nursing Priorities in the United States. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2021 Mar;33(1):1-20. doi: 10.1016/j.cnc.2020.10.001. Epub 2020 Dec 24.

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.

Coca SM, Abeldaño Zuñiga RA. Instruments for pain assessment in patients with advanced dementia: A systematic review of the evidence for Latin America. Palliat Support Care. 2020 Jan 10;1-7. doi: 10.1017/S147895151900107X. [Epub ahead of print].

Collins RN, Kishita N. Prevalence of depression and burden among informal care-givers of people with dementia: a meta-analysis. Ageing Soc. 2020 Nov;40(11):2355-2392. doi:

Court L, Olivier J. Approaches to integrating palliative care into African health systems: a qualitative systematic review. Health Policy Plan. 2020 Jun 8:czaa026. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czaa026. Epub ahead of print.

Gayatri D, Efremov L, Kantelhardt EJ, Mikolajczyk R. Quality of life of cancer patients at palliative care units in developing countries: systematic review of the published literature. Qual Life Res. 2020 Sep 18. doi: 10.1007/s11136-020-02633-z. Epub ahead of print.

Hasson F, Nicholson E, Muldrew D, Bamidele O, Payne S, McIlfatrick S. International palliative care research priorities: A systematic review. BMC Palliat Care. 2020 Feb 3;19(1):16. doi: 10.1186/s12904-020-0520-8.

Jordan RI, Allsop MJ, ElMokhallalati Y, Jackson CE, Edwards HL, Chapman EJ, Deliens L, Bennett MI. Duration of palliative care before death in international routine practice: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Med. 2020 Nov 26;18(1):368. doi: 10.1186/s12916-020-01829-x.

La IS, Lee MC, Hinderer KA, Chi I, Liu R, Liu M, Fu Y. Palliative Care for the Asian American Adult Population: A Scoping Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Jun 3:1049909120928063. doi: 10.1177/1049909120928063. Epub ahead of print.

MacRae MC, Fazal O, O'Donovan J. Community health workers in palliative care provision in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic scoping review of the literature. BMJ Glob Health. 2020 May;5(5):e002368. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002368.

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.

Moosavi S, Borhani F, Akbari ME, Sanee N, Rohani C. Recommendations for spiritual care in cancer patients: a clinical practice guideline for oncology nurses in Iran. Support Care Cancer. 2020 Mar 6. doi: 10.1007/s00520-020-05390-4. Epub ahead of print.

Ortiz-Dowling EM, Crist JD, Shea K, Phillips LR. Gender Differences in End-of-Life Care in Older Mexican American Adults. J Palliat Care. 2020 Feb 24:825859720907419. doi: 10.1177/0825859720907419. Epub ahead of print.

Parajuli J, Hupcey J. A Systematic Review on Oncology Nurses' Knowledge on Palliative Care. Cancer Nurs. 2020 Mar 24. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000817. Epub ahead of print.

Prompahakul C, Epstein EG. Moral distress experienced by non-Western nurses: An integrative review. Nurs Ethics. 2020 May;27(3):778-795. doi: 10.1177/0969733019880241. Epub 2019 Nov 21.

Wu VS, Smith AB, Girgis A. The unmet supportive care needs of Chinese patients and caregivers affected by cancer: A systematic review. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2020 Jun 3:e13269. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13269. Epub ahead of print.


Akarsu NE, Prince M, Lawrence V, Das-Munshi J. Depression in carers of people with dementia from a minority ethnic background: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised-controlled trials of psychosocial interventions. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 Feb 4. doi: 10.1002/gps.5070. [Epub ahead of print]

Arias N, Garralda E, De Lima L, Rhee JY, Centeno C. Global Palliative Care and Cross-National Comparison: How Is Palliative Care Development Assessed? J Palliat Med. 2019 Jan 7. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0510. [Epub ahead of print]

Bennett RA, LeBaron VT. Parental perspectives on roles in end-of-life decision making in the pediatric intensive care unit: An integrative review. J Pediatr Nurs. 2019 Mar 1;46:18-25. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2019.02.029. [Epub ahead of print]

Boyd AD, Song X, Furgal CM. A Systematic Literature Review of Cancer Communication with Indigenous Populations in Canada and the United States. J Cancer Educ. 2019 Oct 22. doi: 10.1007/s13187-019-01630-2. [Epub ahead of print]

Edwards Z, Ziegler L, Craigs C, Blenkinsopp A, Bennett MI. Pharmacist educational interventions for cancer pain management: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Pharm Pract. 2019 Feb 1. doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12516. [Epub ahead of print]

Gijsberts MHE, Liefbroer AI, Otten R, Olsman E. Spiritual Care in Palliative Care: A Systematic Review of the Recent European Literature. Med Sci (Basel). 2019 Feb 7;7(2). pii: E25. doi: 10.3390/medsci7020025.

Horrill TC, Linton J, Lavoie JG, Martin D, Wiens A, Schultz ASH. Access to cancer care among Indigenous peoples in Canada: A scoping review. Soc Sci Med. 2019 Oct;238:112495. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112495. Epub 2019 Aug 20.

Kim S, Savage TA, Hershberger PE, Kavanaugh K. End-of-Life Care in Neonatal Intensive Care Units from an Asian Perspective: An Integrative Review of the Research Literature. J Palliat Med. 2019 Jan 11. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0304. [Epub ahead of print]

McPherson K, Carlos WG 3rd, Emmett TW, Slaven JE, Torke AM. Limitation of Life-Sustaining Care in the Critically Ill: A Systematic Review of the Literature. J Hosp Med. 2019 May;14(5):303-310. doi: 10.12788/jhm.3137.

Neergaard MA, Brunoe AH, Skorstengaard MH, Nielsen MK. What socio-economic factors determine place of death for people with life-limiting illness? A systematic review and appraisal of methodological rigour. Palliat Med. 2019 Jun 12:269216319847089. doi: 10.1177/0269216319847089. [Epub ahead of print]

Rehman AU, Ahmad Hassali MA, Muhammad SA, Shah S, Abbas S, Hyder Ali IAB, Salman A. The economic burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the USA, Europe, and Asia: results from a systematic review of the literature. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2019 Oct 18:1-12. doi: 10.1080/14737167.2020.1678385. [Epub ahead of print]

Roest B, Trappenburg M, Leget C. The involvement of family in the Dutch practice of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide: a systematic mixed studies review. BMC Med Ethics. 2019 Apr 5;20(1):23. doi: 10.1186/s12910-019-0361-2.

Suva G, Penney T, McPherson CJ. Medical Assistance in Dying: A Scoping Review to Inform Nurses' Practice. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2019 Feb;21(1):46-53. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000486.

Turner V, Flemming K. Socioeconomic factors affecting access to preferred place of death: A qualitative evidence synthesis. Palliat Med. 2019 Mar 8:269216319835146. doi: 10.1177/0269216319835146. [Epub ahead of print]

van Jaarsveld MF, Gwyther L. A systematic review of literature to evaluate the burden of physical and psychological symptoms and palliative care in patients diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Afr J Thorac Crit Care Med. 2019 Apr 12;25(1):10.7196/AJTCCM.2019.v25i1.231. doi: 10.7196/AJTCCM.2019.v25i1.231.

Wang YQ, Jia RX, Liang JH, Li J, Qian S, Li JY, Xu Y. Dementia in China (2015-2050) estimated using the 1% population sampling survey in 2015. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2019 Nov;19(11):1096-1100. doi: 10.1111/ggi.13778. Epub 2019 Sep 18.


Allsop MJ, Powell RA, Namisango E. The state of mHealth development and use by palliative care services in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review of the literature. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2018 Jun;8(2):155-163. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-001034. Epub 2016 May 20.

Bouya S, Balouchi A, Maleknejad A, Koochakzai M, AlKhasawneh E, Abdollahimohammad A. Cancer Pain Management Among Oncology Nurses: Knowledge, Attitude, Related Factors, and Clinical Recommendations: a Systematic Review. J Cancer Educ. 2018 Oct 12. doi: 10.1007/s13187-018-1433-6. [Epub ahead of print]

Blakemore A, Kenning C, Mirza N, Daker-White G, Panagioti M, Waheed W. Dementia in UK South Asians: a scoping review of the literature. BMJ Open. 2018 Apr 12;8(4):e020290. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020290.

Cheong WL, Mohan D, Warren N, Reidpath DD. Palliative Care Research in the Asia Pacific Region: A Systematic Review and Bibliometric Analysis of Peer-Reviewed Publications. J Palliat Med. 2018 Dec 20. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0447. [Epub ahead of print]

Clark J, Gardiner C, Barnes A. International palliative care research in the context of global development: a systematic mapping review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2018 Mar;8(1):7-18. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-001008. Epub 2016 Aug 2.

Clarkson P, Hughes J, Roe B, Giebel CM, Jolley D, Poland F, Abendstern M, Chester H, Challis D; Members of the HoSt-D (Home Support in Dementia) Programme Management Group. Systematic review: Effective home support in dementia care, components and impacts - Stage 2, effectiveness of home support interventions. J Adv Nurs. 2018 Mar;74(3):507-527. doi: 10.1111/jan.13460. Epub 2017 Nov 17.

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]

Donkor A, Luckett T, Aranda S, Phillips J. Barriers and facilitators to implementation of cancer treatment and palliative care strategies in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review. Int J Public Health. 2018 Jul 5. doi: 10.1007/s00038-018-1142-2. [Epub ahead of print]

​Elk R, Felder TM, Cayir E, Samuel CA. Social Inequalities in Palliative Care for Cancer Patients in the US: A Structured Review. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2018 Aug 23. pii: S0749-2081(18)30045-7. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2018.06.011. [Epub ahead of print]

Fang B, Yan E. Abuse of Older Persons With Dementia: A Review of the Literature. Trauma Violence Abuse. 2018 Apr;19(2):127-147. doi: 10.1177/1524838016650185. Epub 2016 May 31.

Finucane AM, Carduff E, Lugton J, Fenning S, Johnston B, Fallon M, Clark D, Spiller JA, Murray SA. Palliative and end-of-life care research in Scotland 2006-2015: a systematic scoping review. 2018 Jan 26;17(1):19. doi: 10.1186/s12904-017-0266-0.

Fringer A, Hechinger M, Schnepp W. Transitions as experienced by persons in palliative care circumstances and their families - a qualitative meta-synthesis. BMC Palliat Care. 2018 Feb 5;17(1):22. doi: 10.1186/s12904-018-0275-7.

Gardiner C, Ryan T, Gott M. What is the cost of palliative care in the UK? A systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2018 Apr 13. pii: bmjspcare-2018-001519. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001519. [Epub ahead of print]

Gardner DS, Doherty M, Bates G, Koplow A, Johnson S. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Palliative Care: A Systematic Scoping Review. Families in Society. 2018 Dec;99(4):301-316.

Gilmore-Bykovskyi A, Johnson R, Walljasper L, Block L, Werner N. Underreporting of Gender and Race/Ethnicity Differences in NIH-Funded Dementia Caregiver Support Interventions. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2018 May;33(3):145-152. doi: 10.1177/1533317517749465. Epub 2017 Dec 27.

Gok Metin Z, Ejem D, Dionne-Odom JN, Turkman Y, Salvador C, Pamboukian S, Bakitas M. Mind-Body Interventions for Individuals With Heart Failure: A Systematic Review of Randomized Trials. J Card Fail. 2018 Mar;24(3):186-201. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2017.09.008. Epub 2017 Sep 20.

Greenwood N, Menzies-Gow E, Nilsson D, Aubrey D, Emery CL, Richardson A. Experiences of older people dying in nursing homes: a narrative systematic review of qualitative studies. BMJ Open. 2018 Jun 4;8(6):e021285. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021285.

Greenwood N, Mezey G, Smith R. Social exclusion in adult informal carers: A systematic narrative review of the experiences of informal carers of people with dementia and mental illness. Maturitas. 2018 Jun;112:39-45. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2018.03.011. Epub 2018 Mar 29.

Groebe B, Strupp J, Eisenmann Y, Schmidt H, Schlomann A, Rietz C, Voltz R. Measuring attitudes towards the dying process: A systematic review of tools. Palliat Med. 2018 Jan 1:269216317748889. doi: 10.1177/0269216317748889. [Epub ahead of print]

Haines ER, Frost AC, Kane HL, Rokoske FS. Barriers to accessing palliative care for pediatric patients with cancer: A review of the literature. Cancer. 2018 Jun 1;124(11):2278-2288. doi: 10.1002/cncr.31265. Epub 2018 Feb 16.

Hokanson L, Quinn MG, Schüz N, de Salas K, Scott J. A systematic review of Indigenous caregiver functioning and interventions. Qual Life Res. 2018 Aug;27(8):2007-2017. doi: 10.1007/s11136-018-1836-1. Epub 2018 Mar 21.

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.

Isaacson MJ, Lynch AR. Culturally Relevant Palliative and End-of-Life Care for U.S. Indigenous Populations: An Integrative Review. J Transcult Nurs. 2018 Mar;29(2):180-191. doi: 10.1177/1043659617720980. Epub 2017 Jul 22.

Jennings N, Chambaere K, Macpherson CC, Deliens L, Cohen J. Main themes, barriers, and solutions to palliative and end-of-life care in the English-speaking Caribbean: a scoping review. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2018;42:e15.

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]

Johnson S, Bacsu J. Understanding complex care for older adults within Canadian home care: a systematic literature review. Home Health Care Serv Q. 2018 Jul-Sep;37(3):232-246. doi: 10.1080/01621424.2018.1456996. Epub 2018 Apr 18.

Johnson S, Bacsu J, Abeykoon H, McIntosh T, Jeffery B, Novik N. No Place Like Home: A Systematic Review of Home Care for Older Adults in Canada. Can J Aging. 2018 Sep 4:1-20. doi: 10.1017/S0714980818000375. [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]

Li LX, Deng K, Qu Y. Acupuncture Treatment for Post-Stroke Dysphagia: An Update Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Chin J Integr Med. 2018 Jul 18. doi: 10.1007/s11655-018-3005-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Liu JT, Kovar-Gough I, Farabi N, Animikwam F, Weers SB, Phillips J. The Role of Primary Care Physicians in Providing End-of-Life Care. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Oct 24:1049909118808232. doi: 10.1177/1049909118808232. [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]

McIlfatrick S, Muldrew DHL, Hasson F, Payne S. Examining palliative and end of life care research in Ireland within a global context: a systematic mapping review of the evidence. BMC Palliat Care. 2018 Sep 27;17(1):109. doi: 10.1186/s12904-018-0364-7.

McLain, H. Improving Care Transitions in Patients with Heart Failure: An Integrative Literature Review [PhD thesis]. Minneapolis, MN: Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies. Walden University; 2018.

Montgomery W, Ueda K, Jorgensen M, Stathis S, Cheng Y, Nakamura T. Epidemiology, associated burden, and current clinical practice for the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease in Japan. Clinicoecon Outcomes Res. 2017 Dec 28;10:13-28. doi: 10.2147/CEOR.S146788. eCollection 2018.

Park HY, Hendrix C. A literature review on end-of-life care among Korean Americans. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2018 Sep 2;24(9):452-461. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2018.24.9.452.

Potts M, Cartmell KB, Nemeth L, Bhattacharjee G, Qanungo S. A Systematic Review of Palliative Care Intervention Outcomes and Outcome Measures in Low-Resource Countries. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Jan 3. pii: S0885-3924(17)31283-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.12.487. [Epub ahead of print]

Ramasamy Venkatasalu M, Sirala Jagadeesh N, Elavally S, Pappas Y, Mhlanga F, Pallipalayam Varatharajan R. Public, patient and carers' views on palliative and end-of-life care in India. Int Nurs Rev. 2018 Jun;65(2):292-301. doi: 10.1111/inr.12403. Epub 2017 Aug 30.

Reid EA, Kovalerchik O, Jubanyik K, Brown S, Hersey D, Grant L. Is palliative care cost-effective in low-income and middle-income countries? A mixed-methods systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2018 Oct 1. pii: bmjspcare-2018-001499. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001499. [Epub ahead of print]

Ruggiano N, Brown EL, Li J, Scaccianoce M. Rural Dementia Caregivers and Technology: What Is the Evidence? Res Gerontol Nurs. 2018 Jul 1;11(4):216-224. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20180628-04.

Sekse RJT, Hunskar I, Ellingsen S. The nurse's role in palliative care: A qualitative meta-synthesis. J Clin Nurs. 2018 Jan;27(1-2):e21-e38. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13912. Epub 2017 Jul 11.

Shakespeare C, Merriel A, Bakhbakhi D, Baneszova R, Barnard K, Lynch M, Storey C, Blencowe H, Boyle F, Flenady V, Gold K, Horey D, Mills T, Siassakos D. Parents’ and healthcare professionals’ experiences of care after stillbirth in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-summary. BJOG. 2018 Aug 12. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.15430. [Epub ahead of print]

Shaw J, Pearce A, Lopez AL, Price MA. Clinical anxiety disorders in the context of cancer: A scoping review of impact on resource use and healthcare costs. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2018 Jul 17:e12893. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12893. [Epub ahead of print]

Sin J, Henderson C, Spain D, Cornelius V, Chen T, Gillard S. eHealth interventions for family carers of people with long term illness: A promising approach? Clin Psychol Rev. 2018 Mar;60:109-125. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2018.01.008. Epub 2018 Feb 2.

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.

Sulis G, Amadasi S, Odone A, Penazzato M, Matteelli A. Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV-Infected Children With Tuberculosis: A Systematic Review. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 May;37(5):e117-e125. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001784.

Suwanabol PA, Kanters AE, Reichstein AC, Wancata LM, Dossett LA, Rivet EB, Silveira MJ, Morris AM. Characterizing the Role of U.S. Surgeons in the Provision of Palliative Care: A Systematic Review and Mixed-Methods Meta-Synthesis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Apr;55(4):1196-1215.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.11.031. Epub 2017 Dec 6.

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]

Wahid AS, Sayma M, Jamshaid S, Kerwat D, Oyewole F, Saleh D, Ahmed A, Cox B, Perry C, Payne S. Barriers and facilitators influencing death at home: A meta-ethnography. Palliat Med. 2018 Feb;32(2):314-328. doi: 10.1177/0269216317713427. Epub 2017 Jun 12.​

Wallace CL, Adorno G, Stewart DB. End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes: A Qualitative Interpretive Meta-Synthesis. J Palliat Med. 2018 Apr;21(4):503-512. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0211. Epub 2017 Dec 6.

Webb WA, Mitchell T, Snelling P, Nyatanga B. The spiritual concerns of people experiencing homelessness at the end of life. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2018 Sep 2;24(9):428-435. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2018.24.9.428.

Wu B, Petrovsky DV, Wang J, Xu H, Zhu Z, Mcconnell ES, Corrazzini KN. Dementia Caregiver Interventions in Chinese Population: A Systematic Review. J Adv Nurs. 2018 Sep 27. doi: 10.1111/jan.13865. [Epub ahead of print]


Chakraborty R, El-Jawahri AR, Litzow MR, Syrjala KL, Parnes AD, Hashmi SK. A systematic review of religious beliefs about major end-of-life issues in the five major world religions. Palliat Support Care. 2017 Oct;15(5):609-622. doi: 10.1017/S1478951516001061.

Emuk Y, Naz I. The current situation of palliative care in Turkey. J Cancer Policy. 2017 Sep;13:33-7.

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.

Holst A, Skär L. Formal caregivers' experiences of aggressive behaviour in older people living with dementia in nursing homes: A systematic review. Int J Older People Nurs. 2017 Dec;12(4). doi: 10.1111/opn.12158. Epub 2017 Jun 30.

Jo M, Yoo YS, Knafl G, Van Riper M, Beeber L, Song MK. Family-Clinician Communication About End-of-Life Care in Korea: A Narrative Review. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2017 Dec;19(6):597-601.

Kuo SC, Sun JL, Tang ST. Trajectories of depressive symptoms for bereaved family members of chronically ill patients: a systematic review. J Clin Nurs. 2017 Dec;26(23-24):3784-3799. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13720. Epub 2017 Feb 23.

Lam M, Lam HR, Agarwal A, Lam H, Chow R, Chow S, Chan S, Zaki P, Chow E. Barriers to home death for canadian cancer patients: A literature review. J Pain Manage. 2017;10(1):107-16. [No Abstract Available].

Lin Y, Myall M, Jarrett N. Uncovering the decision-making work of transferring dying patients home from critical care units: An integrative review. J Adv Nurs. 2017 Dec;73(12):2864-2876. doi: 10.1111/jan.13368. Epub 2017 Jul 17.

Mojen LK, Rassouli M, Eshghi P, Sari AA, Karimooi MH. Palliative Care for Children with Cancer in the Middle East: A Comparative Study. Indian J Palliat Care. 2017 Oct-Dec;23(4):379-386. doi: 10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_69_17.

Moon H, Dilworth-Anderson P, Gräske J. The effects of placement on dementia care recipients’ and family caregivers’ quality of life: a literature review. Qual Ageing Older Adults. 2017;18(1):44-57.

Rhee JY, Garralda E, Torrado C, Blanco S, Ayala I, Namisango E, Luyirika E, de Lima L, Powell RA, Centeno C. Palliative care in Africa: a scoping review from 2005-16. Lancet Oncol. 2017 Sep;18(9):e522-e531. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(17)30420-5.

Sasaki H, Bouesseau MC, Marston J, Mori R. A scoping review of palliative care for children in low- and middle-income countries. BMC Palliat Care. 2017 Nov 25;16(1):60. doi: 10.1186/s12904-017-0242-8.

Sengupta J, Chatterjee SC. Dying in intensive care units of India: Commentaries on policies and position papers on palliative and end-of-life care. J Crit Care. 2017 Jun;39:11-17. Epub 2016 Dec 24.


Busolo DS, Woodgate RL. Using a supportive care framework to understand and improve palliative care among cancer patients in Africa. Palliat Support Care. 2016 Jun;14(3):284-301. doi: 10.1017/S1478951515000796. Epub 2015 Jun 15.

Chao YS, Boivin A, Marcoux I, Garnon G, Mays N, Lehoux P, Prémont MC, van Leeuwen E, Pineault R. International changes in end-of-life practices over time: a systematic review. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Oct 3;16:539.

Garralda E, Hasselaar J, Carrasco JM, Van Beek K, Siouta N, Csikos A, Menten J, Centeno C. Integrated palliative care in the Spanish context: a systematic review of the literature. BMC Palliat Care. 2016 May 13;15(1):49.

Gebauer S, Knox Morley S, Haozous EA, Finlay E, Camarata C, Fahy B, FitzGerald E, Harlow K, Marr L. Palliative Care for American Indians and Alaska Natives: A Review of the Literature. J Palliat Med. 2016 Dec;19(12):1331-1340.Epub 2016 Nov 9.

Gielen J, Bhatnagar S, Chaturvedi SK. Spirituality as an ethical challenge in Indian palliative care: A systematic review. Palliat Support Care. 2016 Oct;14(5):561-82. Epub 2015 Oct 29.

Goldberg RE, Short SE. What do we know about children living with HIV-infected or AIDS-ill adults in Sub-Saharan Africa? A systematic review of the literature. AIDS Care. 2016 Mar;28 Suppl 2:130-41. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1176684.

Henoch I, Carlander I, Holm M, James I, Sarenmalm EK, Hagelin CL, Lind S, Sandgren A, Öhlén J. Palliative Care Research--A Systematic Review of foci, designs and methods of research conducted in Sweden between 2007 and 2012. Scand J Caring Sci. 2016 Mar;30(1):5-25.Epub 2015 Jul 17.

Maharaj S, Harding R. The needs, models of care, interventions and outcomes of palliative care in the Caribbean: a systematic review of the evidence. BMC Palliat Care. 2016 Jan 22;15:9.

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.

Siouta N, Van Beek K, van der Eerden ME, Preston N, Hasselaar JG, Hughes S, Garralda E, Centeno C, Csikos A, Groot M, Radbruch L, Payne S, Menten J. Integrated palliative care in Europe: a qualitative systematic literature review of empirically-tested models in cancer and chronic disease. BMC Palliat Care. 2016 Jul 8;15:56.


Duggleby W, Kuchera S, MacLeod R, Holyoke P, Scott T, Holtslander L, Letendre A, Moeke-Maxwell T, Burhansstipanov L, Chambers T. Indigenous people's experiences at the end of life. Palliat Support Care. 2015 Dec;13(6):1721-33. Epub 2015 Jun 15.

Granek L, Peleg-Sagy T. Representations of African Americans in the Grief and Mourning Literature from 1998 to 2014: A Systematic Review. Death Stud. 2015;39(10):605-32. Epub 2015 May 27.

Methley AM, Chew-Graham C, Campbell S, Cheraghi-Sohi S. Experiences of UK health-care services for people with Multiple Sclerosis: a systematic narrative review. Health Expect. 2015 Dec;18(6):1844-55. Epub 2014 Jul 2.

Singh T, Harding R. Palliative care in South Asia: a systematic review of the evidence for care models, interventions, and outcomes. BMC Res Notes. 2015 Apr 30;8:172.

Wang CW, Chan CL. End-of-life care research in Hong Kong: A systematic review of peer-reviewed publications. Palliat Support Care. 2015 Dec;13(6):1711-20.


Caruso Brown AE, Howard SC, Baker JN, Ribeiro RC, Lam CG. Reported availability and gaps of pediatric palliative care in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review of published data. J Palliat Med. 2014 Dec;17(12):1369-83.

Cruz-Oliver DM, Talamantes M, Sanchez-Reilly S. What evidence is available on end-of-life (EOL) care and Latino elders? A literature review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2014 Feb;31(1):87-97. doi: 10.1177/1049909113480841. Epub 2013 Mar 15.

Moss KO, Williams IC. End-of-life preferences in Afro-Caribbean older adults: a systematic literature review. Omega (Westport). 2014;69(3):271-82.


McIlfatrick SJ, Murphy T. Palliative care research on the island of Ireland over the last decade: a systematic review and thematic analysis of peer reviewed publications. BMC Palliat Care. 2013 Sep 4;12(1):33.


Evans N, Bausewein C, Meñaca A, Andrew EV, Higginson IJ, Harding R, Pool R, Gysels M; project PRISMA. A critical review of advance directives in Germany: attitudes, use and healthcare professionals' compliance. Patient Educ Couns. 2012 Jun;87(3):277-88. Epub 2011 Nov 23.

Gillan C, Briggs K, Goytisolo Pazos A, Maurus M, Harnett N, Catton P, Wiljer D. Barriers to accessing radiation therapy in Canada: a systematic review. Radiat Oncol. 2012 Oct 12;7:167.

Pastrana T, De Lima L, Eisenchlas J, Wenk R. Palliative care research in Latin America and the Caribbean: from the beginning to the Declaration of Venice and beyond. J Palliat Med. 2012 Mar;15(3):352-8.

Payne S, Chan N, Davies A, Poon E, Connor S, Goh C. Supportive, palliative, and end-of-life care for patients with cancer in Asia: resource-stratified guidelines from the Asian Oncology Summit 2012. Lancet Oncol. 2012 Nov;13(11):e492-500.


Gysels M, Pell C, Straus L, Pool R. End of life care in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review of the qualitative literature. BMC Palliat Care. 2011 Mar 9;10:6.

Lewis JM, DiGiacomo M, Currow DC, Davidson PM. Dying in the margins: understanding palliative care and socioeconomic deprivation in the developed world. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Jul;42(1):105-18. Epub 2011 Mar 12.

Lloyd L, White K, Sutton E. Researching the end-of-life in old age: cultural,ethical and methodological issues. Ageing Soc. 2011 Apr;31(3):386-407.

Knapp C, Woodworth L, Wright M, Downing J, Drake R, Fowler-Kerry S, Hain R, Marston J. Pediatric palliative care provision around the world: A systematic review. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Mar 17. doi: 10.1002/pbc.23100. [Epub ahead of print]


Mercadante S, Vitrano V. Palliative care in Italy: problem areas emerging from the literature. Minerva Anestesiol. 2010 Dec;76(12):1060-71. Epub 2010 Jul 8.


Gruneir A, Mor V, Weitzen S, Truchil R, Teno J, Roy J. Where people die: a multilevel approach to understanding influences on site of death in America. Med Care Res Rev. 2007 Aug;64(4):351-78.


Harding R, Higginson IJ. Palliative care in sub-Saharan Africa. Lancet. 2005;365(9475):1971-7.

Last updated 05 February 2024