Review Collection: Transitions

22 Reviews


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]

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]

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 09 October 2019