Review collection - Transitions 

46 Reviews


Hayward JK, Gould C, Palluotto E, Kitson E, Fisher ER, Spector A. Interventions promoting family involvement with care homes following placement of a relative with dementia: A systematic review. Dementia (London). 2022 Feb;21(2):618-647. doi: 10.1177/14713012211046595. Epub 2021 Dec 11.

Koutsouki S, Kosmidis D. Curative to palliative care transition challenges in the intensive care unit. A narrative review. HRJ. 2023 Jul. 16;9(3):166-74.

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.

Nygård T, Wright D, Nazar H, Haavik S. Enhancing potential impact of hospital discharge interventions for patients with COPD: a qualitative systematic review. BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Jun 22;23(1):684. doi: 10.1186/s12913-023-09712-0.


Flierman I, Gieteling E, Van Rijn M, Van Grootven B, van Doorne I, Jamaludin FS, Willems DL, Muller M, Buurman BM. Effectiveness of transmural team-based palliative care in prevention of hospitalizations in patients at the end of life: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Palliat Med. 2023 Jan;37(1):75-87. doi: 10.1177/02692163221135616. Epub 2022 Dec 21.

Kellehear A, Garrido M. Existential ageing and dying: A scoping review. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2022 Aug 31;104:104798. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2022.104798. Epub ahead of print.

Marston C, Morgan DD, Philip J, Agar M. Supporting Carers as Patients Move between Hospital and Home: A Systematic Review of Interventions to Support These Transitions in Care. J Palliat Med. 2022 Oct 13. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2022.0221. Epub ahead of print.

Shlobin NA, Sheldon M, Bernstein M. Ethics of Transitioning from Curative Care to Palliative Care: Potential Conflicts of Interest Using the Example of Neurosurgery. World Neurosurg. 2022 Oct 7;168:139-145. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2022.10.003. Epub ahead of print.

Stone W, Keim-Malpass J, Cozad MJ, Fornehed MLC, Lindley LC. Pediatric End-of-Life Care in Rural America: A Systematic Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2022 Sep;39(9):1098-1104. doi: 10.1177/10499091211064202. Epub 2021 Dec 28.


Amado-Tineo JP, Oscanoa-Espinoza T, Vásquez-Alva R, Huari-Pastrana R, Delgado-Guay MO. Emergency Department Use by Terminally Ill Patients: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Mar;61(3):531-543. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.08.009. Epub 2020 Aug 19.

Hanna N, Quach B, Scott M, Qureshi D, Tanuseputro P, Webber C. Operationalizing Burdensome Transitions Among Adults at the End of Life: A Scoping Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Jun;61(6):1261-1277.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.10.018. Epub 2020 Oct 21.

Juhrmann ML, Vandersman P, Butow PN, Clayton JM. Paramedics delivering palliative and end-of-life care in community-based settings: A systematic integrative review with thematic synthesis. Palliat Med. 2021 Dec 1:2692163211059342. doi: 10.1177/02692163211059342. Epub ahead of print.

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.


Duan-Porter W, Ullman K, Rosebush C, McKenzie L, Ensrud KE, Ratner E, Greer N, Shippee T, Gaugler JE, Wilt TJ. Interventions to Prevent or Delay Long-Term Nursing Home Placement for Adults with Impairments-a Systematic Review of Reviews. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jan 2;10.1007/s11606-019-05568-5. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05568-5. [Epub ahead of print].

Killackey T, Lovrics E, Saunders S, Isenberg SR. Palliative care transitions from acute care to community-based care: A qualitative systematic review of the experiences and perspectives of health care providers. Palliat Med. 2020 Aug 8:269216320947601. doi: 10.1177/0269216320947601. Epub ahead of print.

Leduc S, Cantor Z, Kelly P, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Wells G, Vaillancourt C. The Safety and Effectiveness of On-Site Paramedic and Allied Health Treatment Interventions Targeting the Reduction of Emergency Department Visits by Long-Term Care Patients: Systematic Review. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2020 Jul 20:1-10. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2020.1794084. Epub ahead of print.

Mai Ba H, Son YJ, Lee K, Kim BH. Transitional Care Interventions for Patients with Heart Failure: An Integrative Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Apr 23;17(8):2925. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17082925.

Mileski M, Pannu U, Payne B, Sterling E, McClay R. The Impact of Nurse Practitioners on Hospitalizations and Discharges from Long-term Nursing Facilities: A Systematic Review. Healthcare (Basel). 2020 Apr 28;8(2):E114. doi: 10.3390/healthcare8020114.

Parker KJ, Hickman LD, Phillips JL, Ferguson C. Interventions to optimise transitional care coordination for older people living with dementia and concomitant multimorbidity and their caregivers: A systematic review. Contemp Nurse. 2020 Sep 10:1-29. doi: 10.1080/10376178.2020.1812416. Epub ahead of print.

Pritchard E, Cussen A, Delafosse V, Swift M, Jolliffe L, Yeates H. Interventions supporting caregiver readiness when caring for patients with dementia following discharge home: A mixed-methods systematic review. Australas J Ageing. 2020 Jan 16;10.1111/ajag.12765. doi: 10.1111/ajag.12765. [Epub ahead of print].

Teng C, Loy CT, Sellars M, Pond D, Latt MD, Waite LM, Sinka V, Logeman C, Tong A. Making Decisions About Long-Term Institutional Care Placement Among People With Dementia and Their Caregivers: Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies. Gerontologist. 2020 May 15;60(4):e329-e346. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnz046.

Wilson DM, Birch S. A scoping review of research to assess the frequency, types, and reasons for end-of-life care setting transitions. Scand J Public Health. 2020 Jun;48(4):376-381. doi: 10.1177/1403494818785042. Epub 2018 Aug 13.


Fredrickson BA, Burkett E. Interventions to improve the continuity of medication management upon discharge of patients from hospital to residential aged care facilities. J Pharm Pract Res. 2019 Apr 16;49(2):162-170. doi:10.1002/jppr.1462

Lemoyne SE, Herbots HH, De Blick D, Remmen R, Monsieurs KG, Van Bogaert P. Appropriateness of transferring nursing home residents to emergency departments: a systematic review. BMC Geriatr. 2019 Jan 21;19(1):17. doi: 10.1186/s12877-019-1028-z.

Meeker MA, McGinley JM, Jezewski MA. Metasynthesis: Dying adults' transition process from cure-focused to comfort-focused care. J Adv Nurs. 2019 Oct;75(10):2059-2071. doi: 10.1111/jan.13970. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Pritty B, De Boos D, Moghaddam N. Factors influencing the transition experience of carers for persons with dementia, when the person with dementia moves into residential care: systematic review and meta-synthesis. Aging Ment Health. 2019 Apr 12:1-10. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2019.1602591. [Epub ahead of print]

Ryman FVM, Erisman JC, Darvey LM, Osborne J, Swartsenburg E, Syurina EV. Health Effects of the Relocation of Patients With Dementia: A Scoping Review to Inform Medical and Policy Decision-Making. Gerontologist. 2019 Nov 16;59(6):e674-e682. doi: 10.1093/geront/gny031.

Saunders S, Killackey T, Kurahashi A, Walsh C, Wentlandt K, Lovrics E, Scott M, Mahtani R, Bernstein M, Howard M, Tanuseputro P, Goldman R, Zimmermann C, Aslakson RA, Isenberg SR. Palliative care transitions from acute care to community-based care - a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Jun 12. pii: S0885-3924(19)30310-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.06.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Scott M, Shaver N, Lapenskie J, Isenberg SR, Saunders S, Hsu AT, Tanuseputro P. Does inpatient palliative care consultation impact outcomes following hospital discharge? A narrative systematic review. Palliat Med. 2019 Oct 4:269216319870649. doi: 10.1177/0269216319870649. [Epub ahead of print]

Testa L, Seah R, Ludlow K, Braithwaite J, Mitchell R. Models of care that avoid or improve transitions to hospital services for residential aged care facility residents: An integrative review. Geriatr Nurs. 2019 Mar 12. pii: S0197-4572(18)30626-8. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2019.02.001. [Epub ahead of print]


Aronow WS, Shamliyan TA. Comparative Effectiveness of Disease Management With Information Communication Technology for Preventing Hospitalization and Readmission in Adults With Chronic Congestive Heart Failure. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Jun;19(6):472-479. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.03.012. Epub 2018 May 3.

Brown CL, Menec V. Integrated Care Approaches Used for Transitions from Hospital to Community Care: A Scoping Review. Can J Aging. 2018 Jun;37(2):145-170. doi: 10.1017/S0714980818000065. Epub 2018 Apr 10.

Ferrah N, Ibrahim JE, Kipsaina C, Bugeja L. Death Following Recent Admission Into Nursing Home From Community Living: A Systematic Review Into the Transition Process. J Aging Health. 2018 Apr;30(4):584-604. doi: 10.1177/0898264316686575. Epub 2017 Feb 5.

Kruse CS, Marquez G, Nelson D, Palomares O. The Use of Health Information Exchange to Augment Patient Handoff in Long-Term Care: A Systematic Review. Appl Clin Inform. 2018 Oct;9(4):752-771. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1670651. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

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.

Stockwell-Smith G, Moyle W, Marshall AP, Argo A, Brown L, Howe S, Layton K, Naidoo O, Santoso Y, Soleil-Moudiky-Joh E, Grealish L. Hospital discharge processes involving older adults living with dementia: An integrated literature review. J Clin Nurs. 2018 Mar;27(5-6):e712-e725. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14144. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

Vrkljan B, Montpetit A, Naglie G, Rapoport M, Mazer B. Interventions that support major life transitions in older adulthood: a systematic review. Int Psychogeriatr. 2018 Jul 11:1-23. doi: 10.1017/S1041610218000972. [Epub ahead of print]


Thorn H, Uhrenfeldt L. Experiences of non-specialist nurses caring for patients and their significant others undergoing transitions during palliative end-of-life cancer care: A systematic review. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2017 Jun;15(6):1711-1746. doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003026.


Albert NM. A systematic review of transitional-care strategies to reduce rehospitalization in patients with heart failure. Heart Lung. 2016 Mar-Apr;45(2):100-13. Epub 2016 Jan 30.


Henson LA, Gao W, Higginson IJ, Smith M, Davies JM, Ellis-Smith C, Daveson BA. Emergency department attendance by patients with cancer in their last month of life: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Feb 1;33(4):370-6. Epub 2014 Dec 22.


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.


Chhabra PT, Rattinger GB, Dutcher SK, Hare ME, Parsons KL, Zuckerman IH.Medication reconciliation during the transition to and from long-term care settings: a systematic review. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2012 Jan;8(1):60-75.


Haras S, Astroth KS, Woith WL, Kossman SP. Exploring the transition from curative care to palliative care: a systematic review of the literature. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2011 Jun;1(1):56-63. [No abstract available]


Green E, Gardiner C, Gott M, Ingleton C. Communication surrounding transitions to palliative care in heart failure: a review and discussion of the literature. Progr Palliat Care. 2010 Oct;18(5):281-90.


Marsella A. Exploring the literature surrounding the transition into palliative care: a scoping review. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2009 Apr;15(4):186-9.


Schofield P, Carey M, Love A, Nehill C, Wein S. 'Would you like to talk about your future treatment options'? Discussing the transition from curative cancer treatment to palliative care. Palliat Med. 2006 Jun;20(4):397-406.

Last updated 05 February 2024