Review collection - Multicultural

112 reviews


Glyn-Blanco MB, Lucchetti G, Badanta B. How do cultural factors influence the provision of end-of-life care? A narrative review. Appl Nurs Res. 2023:151720.

Hancox JA, McKiernan CF, Martin AL, Tomas J, MacArtney JI. The emotional effects on professional interpreters of interpreting palliative care conversations for adult patients: A rapid review. Palliat Med. 2023 Apr 24:2692163231169318. doi: 10.1177/02692163231169318. Epub ahead of print.

Johnston B, Dönmez CF, Julião M. Effectiveness of dignity therapy in the context of culturally competent care in people with palliative care needs: a systematic review of systematic reviews. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2023 Sep 1;17(3):186-192. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000664. Epub 2023 Jul 10.

Suntai Z, Noh H, Jeong H. Racial and ethnic differences in retrospective end-of-Life outcomes: A systematic review. Death Stud. 2023;47(9):1006-1024. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2022.2155888. Epub 2022 Dec 19.

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.


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.

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.

Clarke G, Chapman E, Crooks J, Koffman J, Ahmed S, Bennett MI. Does ethnicity affect pain management for people with advanced disease? A mixed methods cross-national systematic review of 'very high' Human Development Index English-speaking countries. BMC Palliat Care. 2022 Apr 6;21(1):46. doi: 10.1186/s12904-022-00923-6.

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.

Estrada L, Agarwal M, Stone P. Health Inequities in Nursing Home Palliative and End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2022 May;63(5):862-863. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.02.049.

Kara M, Foster S, Cantrell K. Racial Disparities in the Provision of Pediatric Psychosocial End-of-Life Services: A Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2022 May 18. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2021.0476. Epub ahead of print.

Karumathil AA, Tripathi R. Culture and Attitudes Towards Euthanasia: An Integrative Review. Omega (Westport). 2022 Dec;86(2):688-720. doi: 10.1177/0030222820984655. Epub 2020 Dec 30.

Nayfeh A, Conn LG, Dale C, Kratina S, Hales B, Das Gupta T, Chakraborty A, Taggar R, Fowler R. The effect of end-of-life decision-making tools on patient and family-related outcomes of care among ethnocultural minorities: A systematic review. PLoS One. 2022 Aug 4;17(8):e0272436. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0272436.

Racine L, Fowler-Kerry S, Aiyer H.
Integrative review of the needs and challenges of indigenous palliative care in rural and remote settings. J Adv Nurs. 2022 Sep;78(9):2693-2712. doi: 10.1111/jan.15287. Epub 2022 May 16.

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.

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.


Balante J, van den Broek D, White K. Mixed-methods systematic review: Cultural attitudes, beliefs and practices of internationally educated nurses towards end-of-life care in the context of cancer. J Adv Nurs. 2021 Sep;77(9):3618-3629. doi: 10.1111/jan.14814. Epub 2021 Feb 21.

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.

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.

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.

Li J, Lowres N, Koo FK, Gallagher R. A systematic review of quantitative and qualitative literature on health professionals' experiences communicating with Chinese immigrants. Int J Nurs Pract. 2021 May 19:e12960. doi: 10.1111/ijn.12960. Epub ahead of print.

Liu VL, Lin SC, Harding R. Conceptual Models and Mechanisms of Action that Underpin End-of-Life Care Interventions to Improve Spiritual Well-Being. J Palliat Med. 2021 Aug 25. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2021.0223. Epub ahead of print.

Mayland CR, Powell RA, Clarke GC, Ebenso B, Allsop MJ. Bereavement care for ethnic minority communities: A systematic review of access to, models of, outcomes from, and satisfaction with, service provision. PLoS One. 2021 Jun 30;16(6):e0252188. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0252188.

Sharif Nia H, Lehto RH, Pahlevan Sharif S, Mashrouteh M, Goudarzian AH, Rahmatpour P, Torkmandi H, Yaghoobzadeh A.
A Cross-Cultural Evaluation of the Construct Validity of Templer's Death Anxiety Scale: A Systematic Review. Omega (Westport). 2021 Sep;83(4):760-776. doi: 10.1177/0030222819865407. Epub 2019 Jul 31.

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.

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.


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.

Clancy M, Taylor J, Bradbury-Jones C, Phillimore J. A systematic review exploring palliative care for families who are forced migrants. J Adv Nurs. 2020 Aug 31. doi: 10.1111/jan.14509. Epub ahead of print.

Fernández-Basanta S, Coronado C, Movilla-Fernández MJ. Multicultural coping experiences of parents following perinatal loss: A meta-ethnographic synthesis. J Adv Nurs. 2020 Jan;76(1):9-21. doi: 10.1111/jan.14211. Epub 2019 Oct 2.

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.

Kwok HHY, Low J, Devakumar D, Candy B. Experience and perspectives on palliative or end-of-life care of Chinese people and their families as immigrants to high-income countries: a systematic review and thematic synthesis. BMJ Glob Health. 2020 Dec;5(12):e003232. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-003232.

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.

Ludwick A, Corey K, Meghani S. Racial and Socioeconomic Factors Associated with the Use of Complementary and Alternative Modalities for Pain in Cancer Outpatients: An Integrative Review. Pain Manag Nurs. 2020 Jan 9;S1524-9042(18)30294-7. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2019.08.005. [Epub ahead of print].

Mohiuddin A, Suleman M, Rasheed S, Padela AI. When can Muslims withdraw or withhold life support? A narrative review of Islamic juridical rulings. Glob Bioeth. 2020 Mar 22;31(1):29-46. doi: 10.1080/11287462.2020.1736243.

Terpstra J, Lehto R, Wyatt G. Spirituality, Quality of Life, and End of Life Among Indigenous Peoples: A Scoping Review. J Transcult Nurs. 2020 Aug 27:1043659620952524. doi: 10.1177/1043659620952524. Epub ahead of print.

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]

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]

Johnston K, Preston R, Strivens E, Qaloewai S, Larkins S. Understandings of dementia in low and middle income countries and amongst indigenous peoples: a systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis. Aging Ment Health. 2019 May 10:1-13. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2019.1606891. [Epub ahead of print]

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]

Komalasari R, Chang HCR, Traynor V. A review of the Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale. Dementia (London). 2019 Jan 3:1471301218820228. doi: 10.1177/1471301218820228. [Epub ahead of print]

Rahemi Z, Williams CL. Does ethnicity matter-Cultural factors underlying older adults' end-of-life care preferences: A systematic review. Geriatr Nurs. 2019 Jul 15. pii: S0197-4572(19)30175-2. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2019.07.001. [Epub ahead of print]

Shabnam J, Timm H, Nielsen DS, Raunkiaer M. Palliative care for older South Asian migrants: a systematic review. Palliat Support Care. 2019 Jul 8:1-13. doi: 10.1017/S1478951519000397. [Epub ahead of print]

Sotoudeh S, Mahdavi H, Tahmasebi M. Crises in Caring for Dying Patients Regarding Cancer Within Iranian Cultural Backgrounds: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies. Int J Cancer Manag. 2019 Feb;12(2). doi: 10.5812/ijcm.87245.


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.

Brooke J, Cronin C, Stiell M, Ojo O. The intersection of culture in the provision of dementia care: A systematic review. J Clin Nurs. 2018 Sep;27(17-18):3241-3253. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13999. Epub 2017 Sep 29.

Brooks LA, Bloomer MJ, Manias E. Culturally sensitive communication at the end-of-life in the intensive care unit: A systematic review. Aust Crit Care. 2018 Sep 17. pii: S1036-7314(18)30057-2. doi: 10.1016/j.aucc.2018.07.003. [Epub ahead of print]

Gustafson C, Lazenby M. Assessing the Unique Experiences and Needs of Muslim Oncology Patients Receiving Palliative and End-of-Life Care: An Integrative Review. J Palliat Care. 2018 Sep 20:825859718800496. doi: 10.1177/0825859718800496. [Epub ahead of print]

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.

Hossain M, Crossland J, Stores R, Dewey A, Hakak Y. Awareness and understanding of dementia in South Asians: A synthesis of qualitative evidence. Dementia (London). 2018 Oct 8:1471301218800641. doi: 10.1177/1471301218800641. [Epub ahead of print]

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.

Madi F, Ismail H, Fouad FM, Kerbage H, Zaman S, Jayawickrama J, Sibai AM. Death, Dying, and End-of-Life Experiences Among Refugees: A Scoping Review. J Palliat Care. 2018 Nov 21:825859718812770. doi: 10.1177/0825859718812770. [Epub ahead of print]

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]

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.

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]

Xu X, Luckett T, Wang AY, Lovell M, Phillips JL. Cancer pain management needs and perspectives of patients from Chinese backgrounds: a systematic review of the Chinese and English literature. Palliat Support Care. 2018 Jan 17:1-15. doi: 10.1017/S1478951517001171. [Epub ahead of print]


Mendieta M, Buckingham RW. A Review of Palliative and Hospice Care in the Context of Islam: Dying with Faith and Family. J Palliat Med. 2017 Nov;20(11):1284-1290. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0340. Epub 2017 Aug 11.


Fang ML, Sixsmith J, Sinclair S, Horst G. A knowledge synthesis of culturally- and spiritually-sensitive end-of-life care: findings from a scoping review. BMC Geriatr. 2016 May 18;16:107. doi: 10.1186/s12877-016-0282-6.

Hyde MK, Chambers SK, Shum D, Ip D, Dunn J. Psycho-oncology assessment in Chinese populations: A systematic review of quality of life and psychosocial measures. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2016 Sep;25(5):691-718. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12367. Epub 2015 Aug 20.

LoPresti MA, Dement F, Gold HT. End-of-Life Care for People With Cancer From Ethnic Minority Groups: A Systematic Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2016 Apr;33(3):291-305. Epub 2014 Dec 29.

Silva MD, Genoff M, Zaballa A, Jewell S, Stabler S, Gany FM, Diamond LC. Interpreting at the End of Life: A Systematic Review of the Impact of Interpreters on the Delivery of Palliative Care Services to Cancer Patients With Limited English Proficiency. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Mar;51(3):569-80. Epub 2015 Nov 5.

van Eechoud IJ, Grypdonck M, Beeckman D, Van Lancker A, Van Hecke A, Verhaeghe S. Oncology health workers' views and experiences on caring for ethnic minority patients: A mixed method systematic review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2016 Jan;53:379-98. Epub 2015 Sep 15.


Bray Y, Goodyear-Smith F, Gott M. Transnationals' Experience of Dying in their Adopted Country: A Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2015 Jan;18(1):76-81.


Adames HY, Chavez-Dueñas NY, Fuentes MA, Salas SP, Perez-Chavez JG. Integration of Latino/a cultural values into palliative health care: a culture centered model. Palliat Support Care. 2014 Apr;12(2):149-57. Epub 2013 Jun 17.

Cruz-Oliver DM1, 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. Epub 2013 Mar 15.

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].


Andrew EV, Cohen J, Evans N, Meñaca A, Harding R, Higginson I, Pool R, Gysels M; PRISMA. Social-cultural factors in end-of-life care in Belgium: a scoping of the research literature. Palliat Med. 2013 Feb;27(2):131-43. Epub 2011 Dec 5.

Brisset C, Leanza Y, Laforest K. Working with interpreters in health care: a systematic review and meta-ethnography of qualitative studies. Patient Educ Couns. 2013 May;91(2):131-40.

Wang J, Kearney JA. The experience of Chinese American parents of children with life-limiting illness: a comprehensive review. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2013 Jul;19(7):347-54.


Chen CH, Tang ST, Chen CH. Meta-analysis of cultural differences in Western and Asian patient-perceived barriers to managing cancer pain. Palliat Med. 2012 Apr;26(3):206-21.

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.

de Graaff FM, Mistiaen P, Devillé WL, Francke AL. Perspectives on care and communication involving incurably ill Turkish and Moroccan patients, relatives and professionals: a systematic literature review. BMC Palliat Care. 2012 Sep 18;11(1):17.

Dillon P, Roscoe L., Jacob Jenkins J. African Americans and decisions about hospice care: Implications for health message design. The Howard J Comms 2012;23:175-93.

Evans N, Meñaca A, Andrew EV, Koffman J, Harding R, Higginson IJ, Pool R, Gysels M; PRISMA. Systematic Review of the Primary Research on Minority Ethnic Groups and End-of-Life Care From the United Kingdom. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Feb;43(2):261-86. Epub 2011 Oct 17.

Evans N, Meñaca A, Koffman J, Harding R, Higginson IJ, Pool R, Gysels M; PRISMA. Cultural competence in end-of-life care: terms, definitions, and conceptual models from the British literature. J Palliat Med. 2012 Jul;15(7):812-20. Epub 2012 Jun 4.

Kayser K, Acquati C, Tran TV. No patients left behind: a systematic review of the cultural equivalence of distress screening instruments. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2012 Nov;30(6):679-93.

Ramey SJ, Chin SH. Disparity in hospice utilization by African American patients with cancer. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2012 Aug;29(5):346-54. Epub 2011 Oct 23.

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


Abdulhameed HE, Hammami MM, Mohamed EA. Disclosure of terminal illness to patients and families: diversity of governing codes in 14 Islamic countries. J Med Ethics. 2011 Aug;37(8):472-5. Epub 2011 Mar 23.

Abu-Raiya H, Pargament KI. Empirically based psychology of Islam: Summary and critique of the literature. Ment Health Relig Cult. 2011 Feb;14(2):93-115.

Lloyd Liz, White Kate, Sutton Eileen. Researching the end-of-life in old age: cultural, ethical and methodological issues. Ageing & Society, 2011 Apr;31(Part 3):386-407. [No abstract available]

McCormick AJ. Self-determination, the right to die, and culture: a literature review. Soc Work. 2011 Apr;56(2):119-28.

Selman L, Harding R, Gysels M, Speck P, Higginson IJ. The measurement of spirituality in palliative care and the content of tools validated cross-culturally: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Apr;41(4):728-53.

Selman L, Siegert R, Harding R, Gysels M, Speck P, Higginson IJ. A psychometric evaluation of measures of spirituality validated in culturally diverse palliative care populations. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Oct;42(4):604-22.

Zager BS, Yancy M. A call to improve practice concerning cultural sensitivity in advance directives:a review of the literature. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2011 Dec;8(4):202-11. Epub 2011 Jun 13.


Hall-Lipsy EA, Chisholm-Burns MA. Pharmacotherapeutic disparities: racial, ethnic, and sex variations in medication treatment. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2010 Mar 15;67(6):462-8.

Napoles AM, Chadiha L, Eversley R, Moreno-John G. Reviews: developing culturally sensitive dementia caregiver interventions: are we there yet? Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2010;25(5):389-406. Epub 2010 May 27.

Shavers VL, Bakos A, Sheppard VB. Race, ethnicity, and pain among the U.S. adult population. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2010 Feb;21(1):177-220.


Anderson KO, Green CR, Payne R. Racial and ethnic disparities in pain: causes and consequences of unequal care. J Pain. 2009 Dec;10(12):1187-204.

Haour-Knipe M. Families, children, migration and AIDS. AIDS Care. 2009 Aug;21(Supp 1):43-8.

Mitchell BL, Mitchell LC. Review of the literature on cultural competence and end-of-life treatment decisions: the role of the hospitalist. J Natl Med Assoc. 2009 Sep;101(9):920-6.

Shahid S, Thompson SC. An overview of cancer and beliefs about the disease in Indigenous people of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2009 Apr;33(2):109-18.

Shimoinaba K, O'Connor M, Lee S, Greaves J. Staff grief and support systems for Japanese health care professionals working in palliative care. Palliat Support Care. 2009 Jun;7(2):245-52.


Cohen LL. Racial/ethnic disparities in hospice care: a systematic review. J Palliat Med. 2008 Jun;11(5):763-8.

Lewis LM. Spiritual assessment in African-Americans: a review of measures of spirituality used in health research. J Relig Health. 2008 Dec;47(4):458-75.

Redman J, Higginbottom G, Massey M. Critical review of literature on ethnicity and health in relation to cancer and palliative care in the United Kingdom. Divers Health Soc Care. 2008 Jun;5(2):137-50.

Washington KT, Bickel-Swenson D, Stephens N. Barriers to hospice use among African Americans: a systematic review. Health Soc Work. 2008 Nov;33(4):267-74.


Elkan R, Avis M, Cox K, Wilson E, Patel S, Miller S, Deepak N, Edwards C, Staniszewska S, Kai J. The reported views and experiences of cancer service users from minority ethnic groups: a critical review of the literature. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2007 Mar;16(2):109-21.

Scott NW, Fayers PM, Aaronson NK, Bottomley A, de Graeff A, Groenvold M, Koller M, Petersen MA, Sprangers MA; EORTC and the Quality of Life Cross-Cultural Meta-Analysis Group. The use of differential item functioning analyses to identify cultural differences in responses to the EORTC QLQ-C30. Qual Life Res. 2007 Feb;16(1):115-29. Epub 2006 Nov 16.


Cintron A, Morrison RS. Pain and ethnicity in the United States: a systematic review. J Palliat Med. 2006 Dec;9(6):1454-73.

Cox CL, Cole E, Reynolds T, Wandrag M, Breckenridge S, Dingle M. Implications of cultural diversity in do not attempt resuscitation (DNAR) decision-making. J Multicult Nurs Health. 2006 Winter-Spring;12(1):20-8. No Abstract Available.


Harding R, Higginson IJ. Palliative care in sub-Saharan Africa. Lancet. 2005 Jun 4-10;365(9475):1971-7.

Hsu CY, Lee S, O'Connor M. Issues affecting access to palliative care services for older Chinese people in Australia. J Community Nurses. 2005 Dec;10(3):9-11.

Johnson K, Elbert-Avila K, Tulsky J. The influence of spiritual beliefs and practices on the treatment preferences of African Americans: a review of the literature. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Apr;53(4):711-9.

Jones K. Diversities in approach to end-of-life: a view from Britain of the qualitative literature. J Res Nurs. 2005 Jul;10(4):431-54.

Mystakidou K, Tsilika E, Parpa E, Katsouda E, Vlahos L. Patterns and barriers in information disclosure between health care professionals and relatives with cancer patients in Greek society. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2005 May;14(2):175-81.

Payne S, Chapman A, Holloway M, Seymour JE, Chau R. Chinese community views: Promoting cultural competence in palliative care. J Palliat Care. 2005 Summer;21(2):111-6. [No abstract available]


Payne R, Medina E, Hampton JW. Quality of life concerns in patients with breast cancer: evidence for disparity of outcomes and experiences in pain management and palliative care among African-American women. Cancer. 2003 Jan 1;97(1 Suppl):311-7.


Krakauer EL, Crenner C, Fox K. Barriers to optimum end-of-life care for minority patients. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2002 Jan;50(1):182-90.

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