Review collection - Patients

249 reviews


Abu-Odah H, Su JJ, Wang M, Sheffield D, Molassiotis A. Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of expressive writing disclosure on cancer and palliative care patients’ health-related outcomes. Support Care Cancer. 2024;32(1):1-31.


Batista S, Sapeta P. The care process between informal caregivers and patients with palliative care needs at home: Meta-synthesis. Rev Enf Ref. 2023 Jun 20;6(2):1-10. doi: 10.12707/RVI22074

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.

Cappucci SP, Smith WS, Schwartzstein R, White DB, Mitchell SL, Fehnel CR. End-Of-Life Care in the Potential Donor after Circulatory Death: A Systematic Review. Neurohospitalist. 2023 Jan;13(1):61-68. doi: 10.1177/19418744221123194. Epub 2022 Oct 9.

Chan LML, Yan OY, Lee JJJ, Lam WWT, Lin CC, Auyeung M, Bloem BR, Kwok JYY. Effects of Palliative Care for Progressive Neurologic Diseases: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2023 Feb;24(2):171-184. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2022.11.001. Epub 2022 Dec 5.

Chen Y, Qiao C, Zhang X, Li W, Yang H. The Effect of Tele-palliative Care on Patient and Caregiver Outcomes: A Systematic Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2023 Aug;40(8):907-925. doi: 10.1177/10499091221123566. Epub 2022 Sep 14.

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.

da Silva MAP, Corradi-Perini C. The mapping of influencing factors in the decision-making of end-of-life care patients: A systematic scoping review. Indian J Palliat Care. 2023 Jul-Sep;29(3):234-242.

Daudt HM, Spargo EL. Challenges and facilitators for psychosocial support when aging and dying in place: A rapid review of the literature. Can J Aging. 2023 Mar;42(1):135-153. doi: 10.1017/S071498082200023X. Epub 2022 Jun 28.

de Vries S, Verhoef MJ, Vervoort SCJM, van der Linden YM, Teunissen SCCM, de Graaf E. Barriers and facilitators that hospital clinicians perceive to discuss the personal values, wishes, and needs of patients in palliative care: A mixed-methods systematic review. Palliat Care Soc Pract. 2023;17.

Edwards M, Holland-Hart D, Mann M, Seddon K, Buckle P, Longo M, Byrne A, Nelson A. Understanding how shared decision-making approaches and patient aids influence patients with advanced cancer when deciding on palliative treatments and care: A realist review. Health Expect. 2023 Jul 13. doi: 10.1111/hex.13822. Epub ahead of print.

Hammond L, Chakraborty A, Thorpe C, O'Loughlin M, Allcroft P, Phelan C. Relieving perception of thirst and Xerostomia in patients with palliative and end-of-life care needs: A rapid review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 Jul;66(1):e45-e68. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2023.02.315. Epub 2023 Feb 23.

Hayes Bauer E, Schultz A, Brandt F, Smith AC, Bollig G, Dieperink KB. Patient and families' perspectives on telepalliative care: A systematic integrative review. Palliat Med. 2023:2692163231217146.

Ho KHM, Yang C, Ng MSN, Tao A, Chan HYL. Loneliness at end-of-life: A scoping review. J Clin Nurs. 2023 May 6. doi: 10.1111/jocn.16748. Epub ahead of print.

Joost K, Washington K, Faurot M, Alexander RL, Craig KW, Tuller ER. Identifying the palliative care needs of patients and families in gynecologic surgical oncology: A scoping review. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2023 Feb 8:1-12. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2023.2174474. Epub ahead of print.

Madiraca J, Lindell K, Coyne P, Miller S. Palliative care interventions in Advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: An integrative review. J Palliat Med. 2023 Mar 1. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2022.0356. Epub ahead of print.

Masoud B, Imane B, Naiire S. Patient awareness of palliative care: systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2023 Jun;13(2):136-142. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003072. Epub 2021 Oct 11.

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.

Perea-Bello AH, Trapero-Bertran M, Dürsteler C. Palliative care costs in different ambulatory-based settings: A systematic review. Pharmacoeconomics. 2023 Dec 27.

Quah ELY, Chua KZY, Lin CKR, Vijayan AV, Abdul Hamid NAB, Owyong JLJ, et al. The role of patients' stories in medicine: A systematic scoping review. BMC Palliat Care. 2023;22(1).

Quah ELY, Chua KZY, Lua JK, Wan DWJ, Chong CS, Lim YX, Krishna L. A systematic review of stakeholder perspectives of dignity and assisted dying. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 Feb;65(2):e123-e136. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.10.004. Epub 2022 Oct 14.

Rajeswaran T, Wong HCY, Zhang E, Kennedy SKF, Gojsevic M, Soliman H, et al. Quality of life issues in patients with bone metastases: A systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2023;32(1):18.

Sikhosana N, Whitehead D, Moxham L, Karacsony S, Namasivayam P, Fernandez R. Voice of persons with a life-limiting illness in conversation with healthcare professionals: systematic review and meta-synthesis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2023 May 17:spcare-2022-003855. doi: 10.1136/spcare-2022-003855. Epub ahead of print.

Toohey K, Chapman M, Rushby AM, Urban K, Ingham G, Singh B. The effects of physical exercise in the palliative care phase for people with advanced cancer: a systematic review with meta-analysis. J Cancer Surviv. 2023 Apr;17(2):399-415. doi: 10.1007/s11764-021-01153-0. Epub 2022 Jan 18.

Velić S, Qama E, Diviani N, Rubinelli S. Patients' perception of hope in palliative care: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Patient Educ Couns. 2023 Jun 30;115:107879. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2023.107879. Epub ahead of print.

Virdun C, Garcia M, Phillips JL, Luckett T. Description of patient reported experience measures (PREMs) for hospitalised patients with palliative care needs and their families, and how these map to noted areas of importance for quality care: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2023 Apr 24:2692163231169319. doi: 10.1177/02692163231169319. Epub ahead of print.

Walker W, Efstathiou N, Jones J, Collins P, Jennens H. Family experiences of in-hospital end-of-life care for adults: A systematic review of qualitative evidence. J Clin Nurs. 2023 May;32(9-10):2252-2269. doi: 10.1111/jocn.16268. Epub 2022 Mar 24.

Wang G, Xiao J, Chen Z, Huang C, Deng Y, Tang S. Good death from cancer-the patient view: systematic review of qualitative studies. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2023 Jun 23:spcare-2022-004146. doi: 10.1136/spcare-2022-004146. Epub ahead of print.


Alnaeem MM, Bawadi HA. Systematic Review and Meta-Synthesis about Patients with Hematological Malignancy and Palliative Care. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2022 Sep 1;23(9):2881-2890. doi: 10.31557/APJCP.2022.23.9.2881.

Araujo MCR, da Silva DA, Wilson AMMM. Nursing interventions in palliative care in the intensive care unit: A systematic review. Enferm. Intensiva. 2022 Aug 2. doi: 10.1016/j.enfi.2022.04.001.

Baddeley E, Mann M, Bravington A, Johnson MJ, Currow D, Murtagh FEM, Boland EG, Obita G, Oliver A, Seddon K, Nelson A, Boland JW, Noble SIR. Symptom burden and lived experiences of patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals on the management of malignant bowel obstruction: A qualitative systematic review. Palliat Med. 2022 Mar 8:2692163221081331. doi: 10.1177/02692163221081331. Epub ahead of print.

Barbosa MG, Garcia GT, Sarin LM, Jackowski AP. Efficacy and safety of ketamine for the treatment of depressive symptoms in palliative care: A systematic review. Braz J Psychiatry. 2022 Dec 27. doi: 10.47626/1516-4446-2022-2876. Epub ahead of print.

Battat MMK, Marie M. Rehabilitation interventions for depression symptoms among cancer patients in Palestine: A systematic review. Front Rehabil Sci. 2022 Dec 5;3:978844. doi: 10.3389/fresc.2022.978844.

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.

Bolton LE, Seymour J, Gardiner C. Existential suffering in the day to day lives of those living with palliative care needs arising from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): A systematic integrative literature review. Palliat Med. 2022 Feb 17:2692163221074539. doi: 10.1177/02692163221074539. Epub ahead of print.

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.

Candy B, Jones L, Vickerstaff V, Larkin PJ, Stone P. Mu-opioid antagonists for opioid-induced bowel dysfunction in people with cancer and people receiving palliative care. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2022 Sep 15;9(9):CD006332. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006332.pub4.

Chyr LC, Sauers EG, Dy SM, Waldfogel JM. The Application of Minimal Clinically Important Differences in Palliative Research: Interpretation of Results of a Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2022 Aug 21:S0885-3924(22)00861-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.08.008. Epub ahead of print.

Carmont H, McIlfatrick S. Using virtual reality in palliative care: a systematic integrative review. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2022 Mar 2;28(3):132-144. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2022.28.3.132.

Coffey M, Edwards D, Anstey S, Gill P, Mann M, Meudell A, Hannigan B. End-of-life care for people with severe mental illness: mixed methods systematic review and thematic synthesis of published case studies (the MENLOC study). BMJ Open. 2022 Feb 22;12(2):e053223. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-053223.

Cook O, Doran J, Crosbie K, Sweeney P, Millard I, O'Connor M. Palliative care needs and models of care for people who use drugs and/or alcohol: A mixed methods systematic review. Palliat Med. 2022 Feb 20:2692163211061994. doi: 10.1177/02692163211061994. Epub ahead of print.

Chua KZY, Quah ELY, Lim YX, Goh CK, Lim J, Wan DWJ, Ong SM, Chong CS, Yeo KZG, Goh LSH, See RM, Lee ASI, Ong YT, Chiam M, Ong EK, Zhou JX, Lim C, Ong SYK, Krishna L. A systematic scoping review on patients' perceptions of dignity. BMC Palliat Care. 2022 Jul 4;21(1):118. doi: 10.1186/s12904-022-01004-4.

Davies H, Waduud MA, Laloo R, Wyld L, Wallace T, de Siqueira JR, Bennett MI, Scott DJA. Palliative Care Interventions for Peripheral Artery Disease: A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis. J Palliat Med. 2022 Feb;25(2):319-326. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2021.0393. Epub 2021 Dec 2.

Dhaliwal JS, Talip T, Rajam DT, Dhaliwal SKS, Murang ZR, Ming LC, Venkatasalu MR. A systematic review of interventional studies on oral care of palliative patients. Ann Palliat Med. 2022 Sep;11(9):2980-3000. doi: 10.21037/apm-22-215. Epub 2022 Aug 31.

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.

Dos Santos FC, Macieira TGR, Yao Y, Hunter S, Madandola OO, Cho H, Bjarnadottir RI, Dunn Lopez K, Wilkie DJ, Keenan GM. Spiritual Interventions Delivered by Nurses to Address Patients' Needs in Hospitals or Long-Term Care Facilities: A Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2022 Jan 26. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2021.0578. Epub ahead of print.

Fernandes Pedro J, Reis-Pina P. Palliative Care in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure: A Systematic Review. Acta Med Port. 2022 Feb 1;35(2):111-118. doi: 10.20344/amp.15963. Epub 2022 Feb 1.

Gagnon Mailhot M, Léonard G, Gadoury-Sansfaçon GP, Stout D, Ellefsen É. A Scoping Review on the Experience of Participating in Dignity Therapy for Adults at the End of Life. J Palliat Med. 2022 Jul;25(7):1143-1150. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2021.0498. Epub 2022 May 20.

García-Sanjuán S, Fernández-Alcántara M, Clement-Carbonell V, Campos-Calderón CP, Orts-Beneito N, Cabañero-Martínez MJ. Levels and Determinants of Place-Of-Death Congruence in Palliative Patients: A Systematic Review. Front Psychol. 2022 Jan 13;12:807869. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.807869.

Gomes-Ferraz CA, Rezende G, Fagundes AA, De Carlo MMRDP. Assessment of total pain in people in oncologic palliative care: integrative literature review. Palliat Care Soc Pract. 2022 Sep 22;16:26323524221125244. doi: 10.1177/26323524221125244.

Hasdenteufel M, Quintard B. Dyadic Experiences and Psychosocial Management of Couples Facing Advanced Cancer: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Front Psychol. 2022 Jun 8;13:827947. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.827947.

Hession A, Luckett T, Chang S, Currow D, Barbato M. End-of-life dreams and visions: A systematic integrative review. Palliat Support Care. 2022 Aug 1:1-10. doi: 10.1017/S1478951522000876. Epub ahead of print.

Hicks S, Davidson M, Efstathiou N, Guo P. Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of palliative care interventions in people with chronic heart failure and their caregivers: a systematic review. BMC Palliat Care. 2022 Nov 23;21(1):205. doi: 10.1186/s12904-022-01092-2.

Hoomani Majdabadi F, Ashktorab T, Ilkhani M. Impact of palliative care on quality of life in advanced cancer: A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2022 Jul 13:e13647. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13647. Epub ahead of print.

Hosokawa M, Ito M, Kyota A, Hirai K, Yamakawa M, Miyashita M. Non-pharmacological interventions for cancer-related fatigue in terminal cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Palliat Med. 2022 Nov 10:apm-22-655. doi: 10.21037/apm-22-655. Epub ahead of print.

Hu SQ, Tang W, Zhang WQ, Chen HL, Shen WQ. Incidence of Death Anxiety in Palliative Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Omega (Westport). 2022 May 24:302228221104298. doi: 10.1177/00302228221104298. Epub ahead of print.

Huo B, Song Y, Chang L, Tan B. Effects of early palliative care on patients with incurable cancer: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2022 May 25:e13620. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13620. Epub ahead of print.

Jones JA, Chavarri-Guerra Y, Corrêa LBC, Dean DR, Epstein JB, Fregnani ER, Lee J, Matsuda Y, Mercadante V, Monsen RE, Rajimakers NJH, Saunders D, Soto-Perez-de-Celis E, Sousa MS, Tonkaboni A, Vissink A, Yeoh KS, Davies AN. MASCC/ISOO expert opinion on the management of oral problems in patients with advanced cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2022 Jun 18. doi: 10.1007/s00520-022-07211-2. Epub ahead of print.

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.

Kirkland SW, Yang EH, Garrido Clua M, Kruhlak M, Campbell S, Villa-Roel C, Rowe BH. Screening tools to identify patients with unmet palliative care needs in the emergency department: a systematic review. Acad Emerg Med. 2022 Mar 28. doi: 10.1111/acem.14492. Epub ahead of print.

Koekkoek JAF, van der Meer PB, Pace A, Hertler C, Harrison R, Leeper HE, Forst DA, Jalali R, Oliver K, Philip J, Taphoorn MJB, Dirven L, Walbert T. Palliative care and end-of-life care in adults with malignant brain tumors. Neuro Oncol. 2022 Oct 22:noac216. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/noac216. Epub ahead of print.

Kopecky K, Monton O, Rosman L, Johnston F. Palliative interventions for patients with advanced gastric cancer: a systematic review. Chin Clin Oncol. 2022 Dec;11(6):47. doi: 10.21037/cco-22-102.

Llop-Medina L, Fu Y, Garcés-Ferrer J, Doñate-Martínez A. Palliative Care in Older People with Multimorbidities: A Scoping Review on the Palliative Care Needs of Patients, Carers, and Health Professionals. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Mar 8;19(6):3195. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19063195.

Lo UC, Musa H, Li J, Gaon J, Hibbs DE, Ong JA. Patient beliefs associated with medication hesitancy in palliative care: A systematic review using the theory of planned behavior. Palliat Support Care. 2022 Dec 12:1-13. doi: 10.1017/S1478951522001547. Epub ahead of print.

Louise Forrow H, Lhussier M, Scott J, Atkinson J. Why patients in specialist palliative care in-patient settings are at high risk of falls and falls-related harm: A realist synthesis. Palliat Med. 2022 Nov 2:2692163221127808. doi: 10.1177/02692163221127808. Epub ahead of print.

Low C, Namasivayam P, Barnett T. Co-designing Community Out-of-hours Palliative Care Services: A systematic literature search and review. Palliat Med. 2022 Nov 9:2692163221132089. doi: 10.1177/02692163221132089. Epub ahead of print.

Miller EM, Porter JE, Barbagallo MS. The Physical Hospital Environment and Its Effects on Palliative Patients and Their Families: A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis. HERD. 2022 Jan;15(1):268-291. doi: 10.1177/19375867211032931. Epub 2021 Aug 6.

Mulcahy Symmons S, Ryan K, Aoun SM, Selman LE, Davies AN, Cornally N, Lombard J, McQuilllan R, Guerin S, O'Leary N, Connolly M, Rabbitte M, Mockler D, Foley G. Decision-making in palliative care: patient and family caregiver concordance and discordance-systematic review and narrative synthesis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2022 Mar 22:bmjspcare-2022-003525. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2022-003525. Epub ahead of print.

Narvaez RA, Canaria A, Nifras SR, Listones N, Topacio R, Baua ME. The role of telehealth on quality of life of palliative care patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: an integrative review. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2022 Dec 2;28(12):583-589. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2022.28.12.583.

O'Brien J, Dingle M. A dual realist review: Compression for leg swelling at the end of life has potential quality of life benefit. J Adv Nurs. 2022 Dec;78(12):4003-4018. doi: 10.1111/jan.15458. Epub 2022 Oct 13.

O'Connor T, Paterson C, Gibson J, Strickland K. The conscious state of the dying patient: An integrative review. Palliat Support Care. 2022 Oct;20(5):731-45. doi: 10.1017/S1478951521001541.

Ohinata H, Aoyama M, Miyashita M. Complexity in the context of palliative care: a systematic review. Ann Palliat Med. 2022 Sep 30:apm-22-623. doi: 10.21037/apm-22-623. Epub ahead of print.

Paolucci A, Nielssen I, Tang KL, Sinnarajah A, Simon JE, Santana MJ. The impacts of partnering with cancer patients in palliative care research: a systematic review and meta-synthesis. Palliat Care Soc Pract. 2022 Oct 18;16:26323524221131581. doi: 10.1177/26323524221131581.

Patinadan PV, Tan-Ho G, Choo PY, Ho AHY. Resolving anticipatory grief and enhancing dignity at the end-of life: A systematic review of palliative interventions. Death Stud. 2022;46(2):337-350. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2020.1728426. Epub 2020 Feb 21.

Qama E, Diviani N, Grignoli N, Rubinelli S. Health professionals' view on the role of hope and communication challenges with patients in palliative care: A systematic narrative review. Patient Educ Couns. 2022 Jun;105(6):1470-1487. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2021.09.025. Epub 2021 Sep 21.

Quinn KL, Krahn M, Stukel TA, Grossman Y, Goldman R, Cram P, Detsky AS, Bell CM. No Time to Waste: An Appraisal of Value at the End of Life. Value Health. 2022 Jun 8:S1098-3015(22)01966-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2022.05.004. Epub ahead of print.

Raepsaet C, Blomberg K, Falk-Brynhildsen K, Gethin G, Beeckman D. Promoting and Maintaining Skin Integrity in End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Review. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2022 Jul 2. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000833616.40632.40. Epub ahead of print.

Rezende G, Gomes-Ferraz CA, Bacon IGFI, De Carlo MMRDP. The importance of a continuum of rehabilitation from diagnosis of advanced cancer to palliative care. Disabil Rehabil. 2022 Nov 20:1-11. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2022.2140456. Epub ahead of print.

Riley K, Hupcey JE, Kowalchik K. Palliative Care in Severe and Persistent Mental Illness: A Systematic Review. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2022 Mar 10. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000855. 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.

Rosa WE, Roberts KE, Braybrook D, Harding R, Godwin K, Mahoney C, Mathew S, Atkinson TM, Banerjee SC, Haviland K, Hughes TL, Walters CB, Parker PA. Palliative and end-of-life care needs, experiences, and preferences of LGBTQ+ individuals with serious illness: A systematic mixed-methods review. Palliat Med. 2022 Dec 7:2692163221124426. doi: 10.1177/02692163221124426. Epub ahead of print.

Ryan RE, Connolly M, Bradford NK, Henderson S, Herbert A, Schonfeld L, Young J, Bothroyd JI, Henderson A. Interventions for interpersonal communication about end of life care between health practitioners and affected people. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2022 Jul 8;7(7):CD013116. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD013116.pub2.

Shakeri B, Abdi K, Bagi M, Dalvand S, Shahriari H, Sadeghi S, Ghanei Gheshlagh R. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Death Anxiety Among Iranian Patients With Cancer. Omega (Westport). 2022 Feb 6:302228211070400. doi: 10.1177/00302228211070400. Epub ahead of print.

Shih HH, Chang HJ, Huang TW. Effects of Early Palliative Care in Advanced Cancer Patients: A Meta-Analysis. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2022 Nov;39(11):1350-1357. doi: 10.1177/10499091221075570. Epub 2022 Mar 1.

Wenzel D, Bleazard L, Pepper CJ, Wilson E, Faull C. Non-invasive advanced respiratory support in end-of-life care and symptom management: systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2022 Oct 13:spcare-2022-003905. doi: 10.1136/spcare-2022-003905. Epub ahead of print.

Wong AD, Phillips SP. Gender Disparities in End of Life Care: A Scoping Review. J Palliat Care. 2023 Jan;38(1):78-96. doi: 10.1177/08258597221120707. Epub 2022 Aug 22.


Alderman B, Allan L, Amano K, Bouleuc C, Davis M, Lister-Flynn S, Mukhopadhyay S, Davies A. Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) expert opinion/guidance on the use of clinically assisted nutrition in patients with advanced cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2021 Oct 19. doi: 10.1007/s00520-021-06613-y. Epub ahead of print.

Alshammari B, Noble H, McAneney H, Alshammari F, O'Halloran P. Factors Associated with Burden in Caregivers of Patients with End-Stage Kidney Disease (A Systematic Review). Healthcare (Basel). 2021 Sep 14;9(9):1212. doi: 10.3390/healthcare9091212.

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.

Butcher B, Hutchings E, Fazekas B, Clark K, Rowett D, Currow D. Opioid-sparing effects of ketorolac in palliative care patients receiving opioids for chronic cancer-related pain: A systematic literature review. Palliat Med. 2021 Oct 11:2692163211045310. doi: 10.1177/02692163211045310. Epub ahead of print.

Cadogan CA, Murphy M, Boland M, Bennett K, McLean S, Hughes C. Prescribing practices, patterns, and potential harms in patients receiving palliative care: A systematic scoping review. Explor Res Clin Soc Pharm. 2021 Jul 23;3:100050. doi: 10.1016/j.rcsop.2021.100050.

Chatland LE, Harvey C, Kelly K, Paradine S, Bhagat M, Hudson BF. Research participation in palliative medicine-benefits and barriers for patients and families: rapid review and thematic synthesis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021 Aug 17:bmjspcare-2021-003093. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003093. Epub ahead of print.

Connolly T, Coats H, DeSanto K, Jones J. The experience of uncertainty for patients, families and healthcare providers in post-stroke palliative and end-of-life care: a qualitative meta-synthesis. Age Ageing. 2021 Feb 26;50(2):534-545. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afaa229.

Cuevas PE, Davidson P, Mejilla J, Rodney T. Dignity Therapy for End-of-Life Care Patients: A Literature Review. J Patient Exp. 2021 Feb 25;8:2374373521996951. doi: 10.1177/2374373521996951.

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.

Das D, Ali M, Hussain IA, Ingram JTN, Johnstone RS, Lopes JJ, Wadee T, Chakraborty N. What do we know about patients' perspectives and expectations relating to palliative and end-of-life care in advanced liver disease? A systematic review of qualitative literature using ENTREQ guidelines. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021 Jul 7:bmjspcare-2021-003057. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003057. Epub ahead of print.

Delgado MB, Plessas A, Burns L, Neilens H, Griffiths S, Latour J. Oral care experiences of palliative care patients, their relatives/carers and healthcare professionals. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2021 Dec 2;27(10):504-514. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2021.27.10.504.

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McDermott E, Bingley AF, Thomas C, Payne S, Seymour J, Clark D. Viewing patient need through professional writings: a systematic ‘ethnographic’ review of palliative care professionals ‘experiences of caring for people with cancer at the end of life. Progr Palliat Care. 2006 Feb;14(1):9-18.

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