Review collection - Professional and service issues 

111 reviews


Qualls KA, Svynarenko R, Cozad MJ, Keim-Malpass J, Huang G, Lindley LC. Geographic information systems utilization in pediatric end-of-life research: A scoping review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2024;41(2):216-227.

Smirnova N, Lange AV, Glickman A, Desanto K, McDermott CL, Sullivan DR, et al. Criteria for enrollment of patients with COPD in palliative care trials: A systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2024 Jan 25:S0885-3924(24)00046-0.


Ashok N, Hughes D, Yardley S. Challenges and opportunities for improvement when people with an intellectual disability or serious mental illness also need palliative care: A qualitative meta-ethnography. Palliat Med. 2023 Jun 9:2692163231175928. doi: 10.1177/02692163231175928. Epub ahead of print.

Bagheri I, Yousefi H, Bahrami M, Shafie D. Quality of Palliative Care Guidelines in Patients with Heart Failure: A Systematic Review of Quality Appraisal using AGREE II Instrument. Indian J Palliat Care. 2023 Jan-Mar;29(1):7-14. doi: 10.25259/IJPC_46_2022. Epub 2022 Aug 23.

Barrett L, Fraser L, Noyes J, Taylor J, Hackett J. Understanding parent experiences of end-of-life care for children: A systematic review and qualitative evidence synthesis. Palliat Med. 2023 Feb;37(2):178-202. doi: 10.1177/02692163221144084. Epub 2022 Dec 22.

Coret M, Martimianakis MA. Conceptualizations of “good death” and their relationship to technology: a scoping review and discourse analysis. Health Sci Rep. 2023; 6:e1374. doi:10.1002/hsr2.1374

Dewar S, Mensinga J, Redman-MacLaren M, Johns L. A qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis of social workers’ experience in end-of-life care. J Soc Work (Lond). 2023 Jan;0(0). doi: 10.1177/14680173221144223

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

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

Gómez Pérez C, Sanchez Garcia AB, García Capilla DJ. Bioethical perspective of the limitation of therapeutic effort in adult terminal patients. Systematic review. Enf Global. 2023 Jul 1;22(3):586-619. doi:10.6018/eglobal.554661

Ham L, Slotman E, Burghout C, Raijmakers NJ, van de Poll-Franse LV, van Zuylen L, et al. Potentially inappropriate end-of-life care and its association with relatives’ well-being: A systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2023;31(12).

Hoff T, Trovato K, Kitsakos A. Hospice Satisfaction Among Patients, Family, and Caregivers: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2023 Jul 19:10499091231190778. doi: 10.1177/10499091231190778. Epub ahead of print.

Keane D, Phillips G, Mitchell N, Connolly RM, Hegarty J. Improving quality of life and symptom experience in patients with metastatic breast cancer: A systematic review of supportive care interventions. Psychooncology. 2023 Jul 11. doi: 10.1002/pon.6183. Epub ahead of print.

Landers A, de Koning Gans JM, Pitama S, Palmer S, Beckert L. Patient, carer and health professional experiences of end-of-life care services in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an interpretive synthesis of qualitative studies. Integr Healthc J. 2022 Sep 7;4(1):e000121. doi: 10.1136/ihj-2021-000121.

Li L, Wang F, Liang Q, Lin L, Shui X. Nurses knowledge of palliative care: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2023 Jun 27:spcare-2022-004104. doi: 10.1136/spcare-2022-004104. Epub ahead of print.

Ma S, Pu N, Ma J. Effects of high-flux hemodialysis and hemodiafiltration on the mortality of patients with end-stage kidney disease: a meta-analysis. Ren Fail. 2023 Dec;45(1):2147436. doi: 10.1080/0886022X.2022.2147436.

Madiraca J, Lindell K, Coyne P, Miller S. Palliative Care Interventions in Advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: An Integrative Review. J Palliat Med. 2023 Jun;26(6):856-866.

Marilina S, Adriana M, Anna S, Roberto AD, Nicolás M, Jesús QM, Javier B, Carolina R, Josefina S, Gerardo RG, Ivan S, Gerard U, Xavier BC; Appropriateness of Systemic Oncological Treatments for Advanced Cancer (ASTAC) Research Group. Comparative analysis of systemic oncological treatments and best supportive care for advanced gastresophageal cancer: A comprehensive scoping review and evidence map. J Evid Based Med. 2023 Jun;16(2):216-236. doi: 10.1111/jebm.12539. Epub 2023 Jun 12.

Peeler A, Doran A, Winter-Dean L, Ijaz M, Brittain M, Hansford L, Wyatt K, Sallnow L, Harding R. Public health palliative care interventions that enable communities to support people who are dying and their carers: a scoping review of studies that assess person-centered outcomes. Front Public Health. 2023 Jul 26;11:1180571. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1180571.

Plagg B, Ballmann J, Ewers M. Hospice and palliative care during disasters: A systematic review. Healthcare (Basel). 2023 Aug 24;11(17):2382.

Poillucci G, Ortenzi M, Pilia T, Murzi V, DI Saverio S, Segalini E, Locci E, Cois A, Pisanu A, Podda M. Updates on the multidisciplinary management of elderly patients with rectal cancer: a narrative review. Minerva Surg. 2023 Jun;78(3):267-282. doi: 10.23736/S2724-5691.23.09845-3. Epub 2023 Feb 1.

Ribeiro AF, Pereira SM, Nunes R, Hernández-Marrero P. What do we know about experiencing end-of-life in burn intensive care units? A scoping review. Palliat Support Care. 2023 Aug;21(4):741-757. doi: 10.1017/S1478951522001389.

Snijders RAH, Brom L, Simons SO, Langenberg S, van der Linden YM, Raijmakers NJH. Referrals to palliative care services for hospitalised covid-19 patients: A systematic literature review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2023 Nov 17:10499091231215797.

Vlckova K, Gonella S, Bavelaar L, Mitchell G, Sussman T. Methodological and ethical challenges in designing and conducting research at the end of life: A systematic review of qualitative and textual evidence. Int J Nurs Pract. 2023:e13224.

Wang CH, Chen YK, Tsao SH, Lee CH. Trends in palliative care research during the COVID-19 pandemic. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2023 Nov;40(11):1271-1278.

Xia Q, Kularatna M, Virdun C, Button E, Close E, Carter HE. Preferences for Palliative and End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Review of Discrete Choice Experiments. Value Health. 2023 Aug 3:S1098-3015(23)03071-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2023.07.005. Epub ahead of print.

Yeow Hung H, Azman AB, Singh PJ. Perspectives of Healthcare Professionals Regarding Dignity and End-of-Life Care for the Elderly: A Systematic Literature Review. Afr J Nurs Midwifery. 2023 Apr;25(1):30 pages. doi: 10.25159/2520-5293/12875.

Zhao DW, Robinson SG, Pozzar R, Leiter R, Walsh C, Siemens I, et al. The evolving roles and expectations of inpatient palliative care through covid-19: A systematic review and meta-synthesis. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Dec 15.

Zhao DY, Hu SQ, Hu FH, Du W, Tang W, Zhang WQ, Chen HL, Shen WQ. Palliative care for cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: A narrative synthesis from 36 studies of 16 countries. J Clin Nurs. 2023 Sep;32(17-18):6120-6135. doi: 10.1111/jocn.16742. Epub 2023 May 22.

Zogby CB. Burnout among palliative care providers. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2023 Jul 3. doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000912. Epub ahead of print.


Abdelaal M, Avery J, Chow R, Saleem N, Fazelzad R, Mosher P, Hannon B, Zimmermann C, Al-Awamer A. Palliative care for adolescents and young adults with advanced illness: A scoping review. Palliat Med. 2022 Nov 9:2692163221136160. doi: 10.1177/02692163221136160. 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.

Aquino J, Crilly J, Ranse K. The end-of-life care practices of emergency care nurses and the factors that influence these practices: An integrative review. Int Emerg Nurs. 2022 May 15;63:101168. doi: 10.1016/j.ienj.2022.101168. Epub ahead of print.

Bainbridge D, Bishop V, Myers J, Marshall D, Stajduhar K, Seow H. Effectiveness of Training Programs About a Palliative Care Approach: A Systematic Review of Intervention Trials for Health Care Professionals. J Palliat Med. 2022 Nov 15. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2022.0051. 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.

Bryk A, Roberts G, Hudson P, Harms L, Gerdtz M. The concept of holism applied in recent palliative care practice: A scoping review. Palliat Med. 2022 Nov 4:2692163221129999. doi: 10.1177/02692163221129999. Epub ahead of print.

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.

Clayton M, Marczak M. Palliative care nurses' experiences of stress, anxiety, and burnout: A thematic synthesis. Palliat Support Care. 2022 Jun 16:1-17. doi: 10.1017/S147895152200058X. Epub ahead of print.

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.

Effendy C, Yodang Y, Amalia S, Rochmawati E. Barriers and facilitators in the provision of palliative care in adult intensive care units: a scoping review. Acute Crit Care. 2022 Nov;37(4):516-526. doi: 10.4266/acc.2022.00745. Epub 2022 Oct 18.

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.

Goh S, Wong RSM, Quah ELY, Chua KZY, Lim WQ, Ng ADR, et al. Mentoring in palliative medicine in the time of covid-19: a systematic scoping review : Mentoring programs during COVID-19. BMC Med Educ. 2022 May 11;22(1):359. doi: 10.1186/s12909-022-03409-4.

Harnischfeger N, Rath HM, Oechsle K, Bergelt C. Addressing palliative care and end-of-life issues in patients with advanced cancer: a systematic review of communication interventions for physicians not specialised in palliative care. BMJ Open. 2022 Jun 17;12(6):e059652. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-059652.

Kesonen P, Salminen L, Kero J, Aappola J, Haavisto E. An Integrative Review of Interprofessional Teamwork and Required Competence in Specialized Palliative Care. Omega (Westport). 2022 Apr 19:302228221085468. doi: 10.1177/00302228221085468.

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/

Lo JJ, Graves N, Chee JH, Hildon ZJ. A systematic review defining non-beneficial and inappropriate end-of-life treatment in patients with non-cancer diagnoses: theoretical development for multi-stakeholder intervention design in acute care settings. BMC Palliat Care. 2022 Nov 9;21(1):195. doi: 10.1186/s12904-022-01071-7.

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.

McCarroll S, Avsar P, Moore Z, O'Connor T, Nugent L, Patton D. The impact of specialist community palliative care teams on acute hospital admission rates in adult patients requiring end of life care: A systematic review. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2022 Aug;59:102168. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2022.102168. Epub 2022 Jun 28.

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.

Saad R, Abu-Saad Huijer H, Noureddine S, Sailian SD. Pediatric palliative care through the eyes of healthcare professionals, parents and communities: a narrative review. Ann Palliat Med. 2022 Oct;11(10):3292-3314. doi: 10.21037/apm-22-525. Epub 2022 Oct 17.

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.

Soltani Arabshahi SK, Nikjoo S, Rezapour A, Rashki Kemmak A, Jahangiri R, Farabi H, Husseini Barghazan S. Economic Evaluation of Palliative Care for Patients with Cancer Disease: A Systematic Review. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2022 Nov 23;36:141. doi: 10.47176/mjiri.36.141.

Stanzl N, Scammell J. Nurses' perceptions of supporting a 'good death' in intensive care units. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2022 Aug 2;28(8):357-364. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2022.28.8.357.

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.

Wickramasinghe LM, Yeo ZZ, Chong PH, Johnston B. Communicating with young children who have a parent dying of a life-limiting illness: a qualitative systematic review of the experiences and impact on healthcare, social and spiritual care professionals. BMC Palliat Care. 2022 Jul 12;21(1):125. doi: 10.1186/s12904-022-01007-1.

Yu J, Soh KL, He L, Wang P, Soh KG, Cao Y. The Experiences and Needs of Hospice Care Nurses Facing Burnout: A Scoping Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2022 Nov 18:10499091221141063. doi: 10.1177/10499091221141063. Epub ahead of print.

Zhong Y, Cavolo A, Labarque V, Gastmans C. Physician decision-making process about withholding/withdrawing life-sustaining treatments in paediatric patients: a systematic review of qualitative evidence. BMC Palliat Care. 2022 Jun 24;21(1):113. doi: 10.1186/s12904-022-01003-5.


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.

Alshammari F, Sim J, Lapkin S, Stephens M. Registered nurses' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about end-of-life care in non-specialist palliative care settings: A mixed studies review. Nurse Educ Pract. 2022 Feb;59:103294. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2022.103294. Epub 2022 Jan 15.

Carrasco AJP, Volberg C, Pedrosa DJ, Berthold D. Patient Safety in Palliative and End-of-Life Care: A Text Mining Approach and Systematic Review of Definitions. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Aug;38(8):1004-1012. doi: 10.1177/1049909120971825. Epub 2020 Dec 3.

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.

Edwards D, Anstey S, Coffey M, 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 (the MENLOC study). Palliat Med. 2021 Sep 3:2692163211037480. doi: 10.1177/02692163211037480. Epub ahead of print.

Ekberg S, Parry R, Land V, Ekberg K, Pino M, Antaki C, Jenkins L, Whittaker B. Communicating with patients and families about illness progression and end of life: a review of studies using direct observation of clinical practice. BMC Palliat Care. 2021 Dec 8;20(1):186. doi: 10.1186/s12904-021-00876-2.

Goni-Fuste B, Crespo I, Monforte-Royo C, Porta-Sales J, Balaguer A, Pergolizzi D. What defines the comprehensive assessment of needs in palliative care? An integrative systematic review. Palliat Med. 2021 Apr;35(4):651-669. doi: 10.1177/0269216321996985. Epub 2021 Mar 1.

Hansen MP. Using the Evidence for Palliative Care to Improve Outcomes for Patients With Heart Failure. Am J Crit Care. 2021 Nov 1;30(6):479-482. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2021905.

Lee KC, Sokas CM, Streid J, Senglaub SS, Coogan K, Walling AM, Cooper Z. Quality indicators in surgical palliative care: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Jan 29:S0885-3924(21)00143-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.01.122. Epub ahead of print.

Leniz J, Yi D, Yorganci E, Williamson LE, Suji T, Cripps R, Higginson IJ, Sleeman KE. Exploring costs, cost components, and associated factors among people with dementia approaching the end of life: A systematic review. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2021 Sep 14;7(1):e12198. doi: 10.1002/trc2.12198.

Morrissette M. When Practice Becomes Personal: The Death of a Psychiatrist’s Parent. J Loss Trauma. 2021;26(7): 656-65. doi: 10.1080/15325024.2020.1866313

Peran D, Uhlir M, Loucka M, Pekara J, Kolouch P. Approaching the end of their lives under blue lights and sirens - scoping review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 May 11:S0885-3924(21)00323-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.04.023. Epub ahead of print.

Sapeta P, Centeno C, Belar A, Arantzamendi M. Adaptation and continuous learning: integrative review of coping strategies of palliative care professionals. Palliat Med. 2021 Sep 23:2692163211047149. doi: 10.1177/02692163211047149. 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

Vranas KC, Plinke W, Bourne D, Kansagara D, Lee RY, Kross EK, Slatore CG, Sullivan DR. The influence of POLST on treatment intensity at the end of life: A systematic review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Sep 22. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17447. Epub ahead of print.


Atout M. Experience of nurses who work with children with palliative care needs: A mixed-method systematic review. Palliat Support Care. 2020 Aug;18(4):473-485. doi: 10.1017/S1478951519000956.

Beltran SJ, Hamel MN. Caring for Dying Infants: A Systematic Review of Healthcare Providers' Perspectives of Neonatal Palliative Care. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Oct 15:1049909120965949. doi: 10.1177/1049909120965949. Epub ahead of print.

Dowling M, Fahy P, Houghton C, Smalle M. A qualitative evidence synthesis of healthcare professionals' experiences and views of palliative care for patients with a haematological malignancy. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2020 Sep 9. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13316. Epub ahead of print.

He M, OʼConnor SJ, Qu H, Menachemi N, Tucker R, Shewchuk RM. Systematic review of the hospice performance literature. Health Care Manage Rev. 2020 Oct/Dec;45(4):E23-E34. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0000000000000258.

Heijltjes M, van Thiel G, Rietjens J, van der Heide A, de Graeff A, van Delden J. Changing practices in the use of continuous sedation at the end of life. A systematic review of the literature. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Jun 26:S0885-3924(20)30560-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.06.019. Epub ahead of print.

Janus SIM, Kosters J, van den Bosch KA, Andringa TC, Zuidema SU, Luijendijk HJ. Sounds in nursing homes and their effect on health in dementia: a systematic review. Int Psychogeriatr. 2020 Jun 29:1-18. doi: 10.1017/S1041610220000952. Epub ahead of print.

Lee K, Mileski M, Fohn J, Frye L, Brooks L. Facilitators and Barriers Surrounding the Role of Administration in Employee Job Satisfaction in Long-Term Care Facilities: A Systematic Review. Healthcare (Basel). 2020 Sep 24;8(4):E360. doi: 10.3390/healthcare8040360.

Rutherford J, Willmott L, White BP. Physician attitudes to voluntary assisted dying: a scoping review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Jun 20:bmjspcare-2020-002192. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002192. Epub ahead of print.

Tay KT, Tan XH, Tan LHE, Vythilingam D, Chin AMC, Loh V, Toh YP, Krishna LKR. A systematic scoping review and thematic analysis of interprofessional mentoring in medicine from 2000 to 2019. J Interprof Care. 2020 Dec 8:1-13. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2020.1818700. Epub ahead of print.


Carey M, Zucca A, Freund M, Bryant J, Herrmann A, Roberts B. Systematic review of barriers and enablers to the delivery of palliative care by primary care practitioners. Palliat Med. 2019;33(9):1131-1145. doi: 10.1177/0269216319865414.

Ernecoff NC, Check D, Bannon M, Hanson LC, Dionne-Odom JN, Corbelli J, Klein-Fedyshin M, Schenker Y, Zimmermann C, Arnold RM, Kavalieratos D. Comparing Specialty and Primary Palliative Care Interventions: Analysis of a Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2019 Oct 23. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2019.0349. [Epub ahead of print]

Kim K, Churilov L, Huang A, Weinberg L. Bereavement practices employed by hospitals and medical practitioners toward attending funeral of patients: A systematic review. Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Sep;98(36):e16692. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000016692.


Chen C, Chow AYM, Tang S. Bereavement process of professional caregivers after deaths of their patients: A meta-ethnographic synthesis of qualitative studies and an integrated model. Int J Nurs Stud. 2018 Aug 25;88:104-113. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.08.010. [Epub ahead of print]

Chen C, Chow AYM, Tang S. Professional caregivers' bereavement after patients' deaths: A scoping review of quantitative studies. Death Stud. 2018 Sep 28:1-9. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2018.1488775. [Epub ahead of print]


Pfaff K, Markaki A. Compassionate collaborative care: An integrative review of quality indicators in end-of-life care. BMC Palliat Care. 2017 Dec 1;16(1):65. doi: 10.1186/s12904-017-0246-4.


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

Nia HS, Lehto RH, Ebadi A, Peyrovi H. Death Anxiety among Nurses and Health Care Professionals: A Review Article. Int J Community Based Nurs Midwifery. 2016 Jan;4(1):2-10.

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 Riet Paap J, Vernooij-Dassen M, Sommerbakk R, Moyle W, Hjermstad MJ, Leppert W, Vissers K, Engels Y; IMPACT research team. Implementation of improvement strategies in palliative care: an integrative review. Implement Sci. 2015 Jul 26;10:103.


Oishi A, Murtagh FE. The challenges of uncertainty and interprofessional collaboration in palliative care for non-cancer patients in the community: a systematic review of views from patients, carers and health-care professionals. Palliat Med. 2014 Oct;28(9):1081-98. Epub 2014 May 12.


De Roo ML, Leemans K, Claessen SJ, Cohen J, Pasman HR, Deliens L, Francke AL; EURO IMPACT. Quality indicators for palliative care: update of a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 Oct;46(4):556-72. Epub 2013 Jun 26.

Dy SM, Apostol C, Martinez KA, Aslakson RA. Continuity, coordination, and transitions of care for patients with serious and advanced illness: a systematic review of interventions. J Palliat Med. 2013 Apr;16(4):436-45. Epub 2013 Mar 14.

Evans CJ, Harding R, Higginson IJ; MORECare. 'Best practice' in developing and evaluating palliative and end-of-life care services: a meta-synthesis of research methods for the MORECare project. Palliat Med. 2013 Dec;27(10):885-98. Epub 2013 Jan 15.


Bria M, Baban A, Dumitrascu DL. Systematic review of burnout risk factors among European healthcare professionals. Cognition, Brain, Behavior. 2012 Sep;16(3):423-452.

Hendron JA, Irving P, Taylor B. The unseen cost: a discussion of the secondary traumatization experience of the clergy. Pastoral Psychol. 2012 May;61:221-31.


Calman L, Beaver K, Hind D, Lorigan P, Roberts C, Lloyd-Jones M. Survival benefits from follow-up of patients with lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Thorac Oncol. 2011 Dec;6(12):1993-2004.

Wilson J, Kirshbaum M. Effects of patient death on nursing staff: a literature review. Br J Nurs. 2011 May 13-26;20(9):559-63.


Dietz I, Borasio GD, Schneider G, Jox RJ. Medical errors and patient safety in palliative care: a review of current literature. J Palliat Med. 2010 Dec;13(12):1469-74.

Ko H, Turner T, Jones C, Hill C. Patient-held medical records for patients with chronic disease: a systematic review. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Oct;19(5):e41. Epub 2010 May 28.


Messam K, Pettifer A. Understanding best practice within nurse intershift handover: what suits palliative care? Int J Palliat Nurs. 2009 Apr;15(4):190-6.

Murphy CR, Corbett CL, Setter SM, Dupler A. Exploring the concept of medication discrepancy within the context of patient safety to improve population health. ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2009 Oct-Dec;32(4):338-50.

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