Review collection - Policy 

49 reviews


Collier A, Chapman M. Matters of care and the good death - rhetoric or reality? Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2023 Sep 1;17(3):208-213.


Byrnes E, Ross AI, Murphy M. A Systematic Review of Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing Assisted Dying: A Qualitative Evidence Synthesis of Professionals' Perspectives. Omega (Westport). 2022 Aug 5:302228221116697. doi: 10.1177/00302228221116697. Epub ahead of print.

Busink E, Kendzia D, Kircelli F, Boeger S, Petrovic J, Smethurst H, Mitchell S, Apel C. A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of renal replacement therapies, and consequences for decision-making in the end-stage renal disease treatment pathway. Eur J Health Econ. 2022 Jun 18. doi: 10.1007/s10198-022-01478-2. Epub ahead of print.

Hewitt J, Alsaba N, May K, Noon HS, Rennie C, Marshall AP. Emergency department and intensive care unit health professionals' knowledge and application of the law that applies to end-of-life decision-making for adults: A scoping review of the literature. Aust Crit Care. 2022 Sep 9:S1036-7314(22)00099-6. doi: 10.1016/j.aucc.2022.08.002. 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.

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.

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.

Zhuang S, Ma X, Xiao G, Zhao Y, Hou J, Wang Y. Clinical practice guidelines for perinatal bereavement care: A systematic quality appraisal using AGREE II instrument. J Pediatr Nurs. 2022 May 27;66:49-56. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2022.04.007. Epub ahead of print.


Damarell RA, Morgan DD, Tieman JJ, Healey DF. Multimorbidity through the lens of life-limiting illness: how helpful are Australian clinical practice guidelines to its management in primary care? Aust J Prim Health. 2021 Jan 19. doi: 10.1071/PY20164. Epub ahead of print.

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.

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.

Parajuli J, Hupcey JE. A Systematic Review on Barriers to Palliative Care in Oncology. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Jan 8:1049909120983283. doi: 10.1177/1049909120983283. Epub ahead of print.

Sawyer JM, Higgs P, Porter JDH, Sampson EL. New public health approaches to palliative care, a brave new horizon or an impractical ideal? An Integrative literature review with thematic synthesis. Palliat Care Soc Pract. 2021 Oct 6;15:26323524211032984. doi: 10.1177/26323524211032984.


Aregay A, O'Connor M, Stow J, Ayers N, Lee S. Strategies used to establish palliative care in rural low- and middle-income countries: an integrative review. Health Policy Plan. 2020 Jun 24:czaa051. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czaa051. Epub ahead of print.

Collins A, Brown JEH, Mills J, Philip J. The impact of public health palliative care interventions on health system outcomes: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2020 Dec 23:269216320981722. doi: 10.1177/0269216320981722. Epub ahead of print.

Damarell RA, Morgan DD, Tieman JJ, Healey D. Bolstering General Practitioner Palliative Care: A Critical Review of Support Provided by Australian Guidelines for Life-Limiting Chronic Conditions. Healthcare (Basel). 2020 Dec 11;8(4):553. doi: 10.3390/healthcare8040553.

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.

Mackintosh NJ, Davis RE, Easter A, Rayment-Jones H, Sevdalis N, Wilson S, Adams M, Sandall J. Interventions to increase patient and family involvement in escalation of care for acute life-threatening illness in community health and hospital settings. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Dec 8;12:CD012829. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012829.pub2.

Schofield G, Dittborn M, Huxtable R, Brangan E, Selman LE. Real-world ethics in palliative care: A systematic review of the ethical challenges reported by specialist palliative care practitioners in their clinical practice. Palliat Med. 2020 Dec 10:269216320974277. doi: 10.1177/0269216320974277. Epub ahead of print.

Sobocki BK, Guziak M. The terms supportive and palliative care - analysis of their prevalence and use: quasi-systematic review. Palliat Med Pract 2021;15(3):248-53. doi: 10.5603/PMPI.2021.0014


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]

Gerson SM, Bingley A, Preston N, Grinyer A. When is hastened death considered suicide? A systematically conducted literature review about palliative care professionals' experiences where assisted dying is legal. BMC Palliat Care. 2019 Aug 31;18(1):75. doi: 10.1186/s12904-019-0451-4.


Green E, Knight S, Gott M, Barclay S, White P. Patients' and carers' perspectives of palliative care in general practice: A systematic review with narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2018 Jan 1:269216317748862. doi: 10.1177/0269216317748862. [Epub ahead of print]


Bridges J, Lucas G, Wiseman T, Griffiths P. Workforce characteristics and interventions associated with high-quality care and support to older people with cancer: A systematic review. BMJ Open. 2017 Jul 31;7(7):e016127. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016127.

Dempers C.; Gott M. Which public health approach to palliative care? An integrative literature review. Prog Pall Care. 2017;25(1):1-10). [No abstract available]


Aldridge MD, Hasselaar J, Garralda E, van der Eerden M, Stevenson D, McKendrick K, Centeno C, Meier DE. Education, implementation, and policy barriers to greater integration of palliative care: A literature review. Palliat Med. 2016 Mar;30(3):224-39. Epub 2015 Sep 24.

Cottrell L, Duggleby W. The "good death": An integrative literature review. Palliat Support Care. 2016 Dec;14(6):686-712. Epub 2016 Jan 6.

Sallnow L, Richardson H, Murray SA, Kellehear A. The impact of a new public health approach to end-of-life care: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2016 Mar;30(3):200-11. Epub 2015 Aug 12.

Sawatzky R, Porterfield P, Lee J, Dixon D, Lounsbury K, Pesut B, Roberts D, Tayler C, Voth J, Stajduhar K. Conceptual foundations of a palliative approach: a knowledge synthesis. BMC Palliat Care. 2016 Jan 15;15:5.


Boivin A, Marcoux I, Garnon G, Lehoux P, Mays N, Prémont MC, Chao YS, van Leeuwen E, Pineault R. Comparing end-of-life practices in different policy contexts: a scoping review. J Health Serv Res Policy. 2015 Apr;20(2):115-23. Epub 2015 Jan 14.


Hui D, De La Cruz M, Mori M, Parsons HA, Kwon JH, Torres-Vigil I, Kim SH, Dev R, Hutchins R, Liem C, Kang DH, Bruera E. Concepts and definitions for "supportive care," "best supportive care," "palliative care," and "hospice care" in the published literature, dictionaries, and textbooks.  Support Care Cancer. 2013 Mar;21(3):659-85.Epub 2012 Aug 31.


Granda-Cameron C, Houldin A. Concept Analysis of Good Death in Terminally Ill Patients. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2012 Feb 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Hui D, Mori M, Parsons HA, Kim SH, Li Z, Damani S, Bruera E. The lack of standard definitions in the supportive and palliative oncology literature. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Mar;43(3):582-92. Epub 2011 Nov 21.

Kinley J, Froggatt K, Bennett MI. The effect of policy on end-of-life care practice within nursing care homes: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2012 Jan 4.

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.

Procter E. Collaboration between the specialties in provision of end-of-life care for all in the UK: reality or utopia? Int J Palliat Nurs. 2012 Jul;18(7):339-47


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.

Stafinski T, Menon D, Marshall D, Caulfield T. Societal values in the allocation of healthcare resources: is it all about the health gain? Patient. 2011;4(4):207-25.


Genevro JL, Miller TL. The emotional and economic costs of bereavement in health care settings. Psychologica Belgica. 2010;50(1-2):69-88.

Yanagisawa S, Poudel KC, Jimba M. Sibling caregiving among children orphaned by AIDS: synthesis of recent studies for policy implications. Health Policy. 2010 Dec;98(2-3):121-30. Epub 2010 Jun 29.


Murray MA, Fiset V, Young S, Kryworuchko J. Where the dying live: a systematic review of determinants of place of end-of-life cancer care. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2009 Jan;36(1):69-77.


da Silva E, Sudigursky D. Conceptions about palliative care: literature review. Acta Paul Enferm. 2008;21(3):504-8.

Pastrana T, Jünger S, Ostgathe C, Elsner F, Radbruch L. A matter of definition--key elements identified in a discourse analysis of definitions of palliative care. Palliat Med. 2008 Apr;22(3):222-32.


Hubbard G, Kidd L, Donaghy E, McDonald C, Kearney N. A review of literature about involving people affected by cancer in research, policy and planning and practice. Patient Educ Couns. 2007 Jan;65(1):21-33. Epub 2006 Jul 24.

Schneider N, Bramesfeld A, Burruano L. Palliative care in public health: a formal and content-related analysis of European journals. Journal of Public Health. 2007 Apr;15(2):87-91.


Seow H, Phillips CO, Rich MW, Spertus JA, Krumholz HM, Lynn J. Isolation of health services research from practice and policy: the example of chronic heart failure management. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Mar;54(3):535-40.


Meghani SH. A concept analysis of palliative care in the United States. J Adv Nurs. 2004 Apr;46(2):152-61.


Reb AM. Palliative and end-of-life care: policy analysis. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2003 Jan-Feb;30(1):35-50.


Franks PJ, Salisbury C, Bosanquet N, Wilkinson EK, Lorentzon M, Kite S, Naysmith A, Higginson IJ. The level of need for palliative care: a systematic review of the literature. Palliat Med. 2000 Mar;14(2):93-104.

Last updated 01 November 2023