Review Collection: Families

135 reviews


Areia NP, Góngora JN, Major S, Oliveira VD, Relvas AP. Support interventions for families of people with terminal cancer in palliative care. Palliat Support Care. 2020 Feb 26:1-9. doi: 10.1017/S1478951520000127. Epub ahead of print.

Chen C, Michaels J, Meeker MA. Family Outcomes and Perceptions of End-of-Life Care in the Intensive Care Unit: A Mixed-Methods Review. J Palliat Care. 2020 Jul;35(3):143-153. doi: 10.1177/0825859719874767. Epub 2019 Sep 23.

Chi NC, Barani E, Fu YK, Nakad L, Gilbertson-White S, Herr K, Saeidzadeh S. Interventions to Support Family Caregivers in Pain Management: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Apr 24:S0885-3924(20)30210-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.04.014. Epub ahead of print.

Coventry A, Ford R, Rosenberg J, Mcinnes E. A qualitative meta-synthesis investigating the experiences of the patient's family when treatment is withdrawn in the intensive care unit. J Adv Nurs. 2020 May 13. doi: 10.1111/jan.14416. Epub ahead of print.

Fernández-Basanta S, Coronado C, Movilla-Fernández MJ. Multicultural coping experiences of parents following perinatal loss: A meta-ethnographic synthesis. J Adv Nurs. 2020 Jan;76(1):9-21. doi: 10.1111/jan.14211. Epub 2019 Oct 2.

Havreng-Théry C, Giner-Perot J, Zawieja P, Bertin-Hugault F, Belmin J, Rothan-Tondeur M. Expectations and Needs of Families in Nursing Homes: An Integrative Review. Med Care Res Rev. 2020 Feb 26:1077558720907183. doi: 10.1177/1077558720907183. Epub ahead of print.

Kochen EM, Jenken F, Boelen PA, Deben LMA, Fahner JC, van den Hoogen A, Teunissen SCCM, Geleijns K, Kars MC. When a child dies: a systematic review of well-defined parent-focused bereavement interventions and their alignment with grief- and loss theories. BMC Palliat Care. 2020 Mar 12;19(1):28. doi: 10.1186/s12904-020-0529-z.

Lancel M, Stroebe M, Eisma MC. Sleep disturbances in bereavement: A systematic review. Sleep Med Rev. 2020 May 21;53:101331. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2020.101331. Epub ahead of print.

Mason TM, Tofthagen CS, Buck HG. Complicated Grief: Risk Factors, Protective Factors, and Interventions. J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care. 2020 Mar 31:1-24. doi: 10.1080/15524256.2020.1745726. Epub ahead of print.

Ohan JL, Jackson HM, Bay S, Morris JN, Martini A. How psychosocial interventions meet the needs of children of parents with cancer: A review and critical evaluation. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2020 May 13:e13237. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13237. Epub ahead of print.

Thompson JH, Moser D. Experiences with end-of-life care with a left ventricular assist device: An integrative review. Heart Lung. 2020 Mar 18:S0147-9563(20)30085-6. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2020.02.046. Epub ahead of print.


Ainscough T, Fraser L, Taylor J, Beresford B, Booth A. Bereavement support effectiveness for parents of infants and children: a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2019 Oct 3. pii: bmjspcare-2019-001823. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001823. [Epub ahead of print]

Alyami HM, Chan RJ, New K. End-of-life care preferences for people with advanced cancer and their families in intensive care units: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2019 May 17. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04844-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Anderson RJ, Bloch S, Armstrong M, Stone PC, Low JT. Communication between healthcare professionals and relatives of patients approaching the end-of-life: A systematic review of qualitative evidence. Palliat Med. 2019 Sep;33(8):926-941. doi: 10.1177/0269216319852007. Epub 2019 Jun 11.

Bakula DM, Sharkey CM, Perez MN, Espeleta HC, Gamwell KL, Baudino M, Delozier AM, Chaney JM, Matt Alderson R, Mullins LL. The Relationship Between Parent and Child Distress in Pediatric Cancer: A Meta-Analysis. J Pediatr Psychol. 2019 Jul 1. pii: jsz051. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsz051. [Epub ahead of print]

Bosco A, Schneider J, Coleston-Shields DM, Sousa L, Orrell M. Dyadic construction of dementia: meta-ethnography and behaviour-process synthesis. Aging Ment Health. 2019 Jun;23(6):651-659. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2018.1450836. Epub 2018 Mar 15.

Chen C, Meier ST. Selecting the Best Instrument to Measure Family Perceptions of End-of-Life Communication in Intensive Care Units. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2019 Aug 7:1049909119867623. doi: 10.1177/1049909119867623. [Epub ahead of print]

Chong PH, Walshe C, Hughes S. Perceptions of a Good Death in Children with Life-Shortening Conditions: An Integrative Review. J Palliat Med. 2019 Jun;22(6):714-723. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0335. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Chung A, Collier A, Gott M. Community-led and/or focused initiatives to support family carers within a palliative care context: An integrative review. Palliat Med. 2019 Feb;33(2):250-256. doi: 10.1177/0269216318813813. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Constantinou G, Garcia R, Cook E, Randhawa G. Children's unmet palliative care needs: a scoping review of parents' perspectives. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2019 Jul 19. pii: bmjspcare-2018-001705. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001705. [Epub ahead of print]

Daneau S, Bourbonnais A, Legault A. Surrogates' end-of-life decision-making process in nursing homes for residents with a neurocognitive disorder: An integrative review. Int J Older People Nurs. 2019 Oct 15:e12274. doi: 10.1111/opn.12274. [Epub ahead of print]

Dias N, Hendricks-Ferguson VL, Wei H, Boring E, Sewell K, Haase JE. A Systematic Literature Review of the Current State of Knowledge Related to Interventions for Bereaved Parents. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2019 Dec;36(12):1124-1133. doi: 10.1177/1049909119858931. Epub 2019 Jul 3.

Gamondi C, Fusi-Schmidhauser T, Oriani A, Payne S, Preston N. Family members' experiences of assisted dying: A systematic literature review with thematic synthesis. Palliat Med. 2019 Jun 27:269216319857630. doi: 10.1177/0269216319857630. [Epub ahead of print]

Hanna JR, McCaughan E, Semple CJ. Challenges and support needs of parents and children when a parent is at end of life: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2019 Jun 27:269216319857622. doi: 10.1177/0269216319857622. [Epub ahead of print]

Heckel L, Heynsbergh NL, Livingston PM. Are cancer helplines effective in supporting caregivers? A systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2019 May 16. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04807-z. [Epub ahead of print]

Herbst FA, Gawinski L, Schneider N, Stiel S. Adult Child-Parent Dyadic Interactions at the End of Life: A Scoping Review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2019 Aug 7. pii: bmjspcare-2019-001894. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001894. [Epub ahead of print]

Isham L, Hewison A, Bradbury-Jones C. When Older People Are Violent or Abusive Toward Their Family Caregiver: A Review of Mixed-Methods Research. Trauma Violence Abuse. 2017 Jan 1:1524838017726425. doi: 10.1177/1524838017726425. [Epub ahead of print]

Meeker MA, McGinley JM, Jezewski MA. Metasynthesis: Dying adults’ transition process from cure‐focused to comfort‐focused care. J Adv Nurs. 2019 Feb 7. doi: 10.1111/jan.13970. [Epub ahead of print]

Pettifer A, Froggatt K, Hughes S. The experiences of family members witnessing the diminishing drinking of a dying relative: An adapted meta-narrative literature review. Palliat Med. 2019 Jul 1:269216319859728. doi: 10.1177/0269216319859728. [Epub ahead of print]

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]

Procter S, Ooi M, Hopkins C, Moore G. A review of the literature on family decision-making at end of life precipitating hospital admission. Br J Nurs. 2019 Jul 11;28(13):878-884. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2019.28.13.878.

Ribeiro AF, Martins Pereira S, Gomes B, Nunes R. Do patients, families, and healthcare teams benefit from the integration of palliative care in burn intensive care units? Results from a systematic review with narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2019 Jul 12:269216319862160. doi: 10.1177/0269216319862160. [Epub ahead of print]

Roest B, Trappenburg M, Leget C. The involvement of family in the Dutch practice of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide: a systematic mixed studies review. BMC Med Ethics. 2019 Apr 5;20(1):23. doi: 10.1186/s12910-019-0361-2.

Sales AP, da Silva TPS, Sougey EB, Filho JWSC. Psychopathological and Psychosocial Repercussions of Suicide in the Family. Curr Psychiatry Rev. 2019 Jan;15(1):3-10. doi:

Su Y, Yuki M, Hirayama K. The experiences and perspectives of family surrogate decision-makers: A systematic review of qualitative studies. Patient Educ Couns. 2019 Dec 16;S0738-3991(19)30555-5. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2019.12.011. [Epub ahead of print].

Watson B, Tatangelo G, McCabe M. Depression and Anxiety Among Partner and Offspring Carers of People With Dementia: A Systematic Review. Gerontologist. 2019 Oct;59(5):e597-e610. doi:10.1093/geront/gny049.


Cresp SJ, Lee SF, Moss C. Substitute decision makers' experiences of making decisions at end of life for older persons with dementia: A systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis. Dementia (London). 2018 Sep 25:1471301218802127. doi: 10.1177/1471301218802127. [Epub ahead of print]

Delmaczynska E, Newham R. To explore the prevalence and outcomes of advance care planning for patients with left ventricular assist devices: A review. J Clin Nurs. 2018 Dec 15. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14748. [Epub ahead of print]

Dutta O, Tan-Ho G, Choo PY, Ho AHY. Lived experience of a child's chronic illness and death: A qualitative systematic review of the parental bereavement trajectory. Death Stud. 2018 Oct 4:1-15. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2018.1503621. [Epub ahead of print]

Edwards HB, Ijaz S, Whiting PF, Leach V, Richards A, Cullum SJ, Cheston RI, Savović J. Quality of family relationships and outcomes of dementia: a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2018 Jan 21;8(1):e015538. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015538.

Egilstrod B, Ravn MB, Petersen KS. Living with a partner with dementia: a systematic review and thematic synthesis of spouses' lived experiences of changes in their everyday lives. 2018 Feb 6:1-10. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2018.1433634. [Epub ahead of print]

Ekberg S, Bradford NK, Herbert A, Danby S, Yates P. Healthcare Users' Experiences of Communicating with Healthcare Professionals About Children Who Have Life-Limiting Conditions: A Qualitative Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2018 May 15. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0422. [Epub ahead of print]

Etkind SN, Bone AE, Lovell N, Higginson IJ, Murtagh FEM. Influences on Care Preferences of Older People with Advanced Illness: A Systematic Review and Thematic Synthesis. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 May;66(5):1031-1039. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15272. Epub 2018 Mar 7.

Faccio F, Ferrari F, Pravettoni G. When a parent has cancer: How does it impact on children's psychosocial functioning? A systematic review. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2018 Jul 23:e12895. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12895. [Epub ahead of print]

Fringer A, Hechinger M, Schnepp W. Transitions as experienced by persons in palliative care circumstances and their families - a qualitative meta-synthesis. BMC Palliat Care. 2018 Feb 5;17(1):22. doi: 10.1186/s12904-018-0275-7.

Górska S, Forsyth K, Maciver D. Living With Dementia: A Meta-synthesis of Qualitative Research on the Lived Experience. Gerontologist. 2018 May 8;58(3):e180-e196. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnw195.

Han HR, Floyd O, Kim K, Cudjoe J, Warren N, Seal S, Sharps P. Intergenerational Interventions for People Living with HIV and Their Families: A Systematic Review. AIDS Behav. 2018 Jul 20. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2223-1. [Epub ahead of print]

Hauskov Graungaard A, Roested Bendixen C, Haavet OR, Smith-Sivertsen T, Mäkelä M. Somatic symptoms in children who have a parent with cancer: A systematic review. Child Care Health Dev. 2019 Mar;45(2):147-158. doi: 10.1111/cch.12647.

Haylett WJ, Tilley DS. The Phenomenon of Bereaved Parenting: An Integrative Review of Literature. Omega (Westport). 2018 Dec 18:30222818819350. doi: 10.1177/0030222818819350. [Epub ahead of print]

Holdsworth K, McCabe M. The Impact of Dementia on Relationships, Intimacy, and Sexuality in Later Life Couples: An Integrative Qualitative Analysis of Existing Literature. Clin Gerontol. 2018 Jan-Feb;41(1):3-19. doi: 10.1080/07317115.2017.1380102. Epub 2017 Nov 21.

Hughes NM, Noyes J, Eckley L, Pritchard T. What do patients and family-caregivers value from hospice care? A systematic mixed studies review. BMC Palliat Care. 2019 Feb 8;18(1):18. doi: 10.1186/s12904-019-0401-1.

Kishita N, Hammond L, Dietrich CM, Mioshi E. Which interventions work for dementia family carers?: an updated systematic review of randomized controlled trials of carer interventions. Int Psychogeriatr. 2018 Jul 18:1-18. doi: 10.1017/S1041610218000947. [Epub ahead of print]

Kor PPK, Chien WT, Liu JYW, Lai CKY. Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Stress Reduction of Family Caregivers of People with Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Mindfulness. 2018 Feb;9(1):7-22.

Lalani N, Duggleby W, Olson J. Spirituality among family caregivers in palliative care: an integrative literature review. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2018 Feb 2;24(2):80-91. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2018.24.2.80.

Lim RH, Sharmeen T. Medicines management issues in dementia and coping strategies used by people living with dementia and family carers: A systematic review. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 Sep 30. doi: 10.1002/gps.4985. [Epub ahead of print]

Low JTS, Rohde G, Pittordou K, Candy B, Davis S, Marshall A, Stone P. Supportive and palliative care in people with cirrhosis: International systematic review of the perspective of patients, family members and health professionals. J Hepatol. 2018 Dec;69(6):1260-1273. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2018.08.028. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Marzorati C, Renzi C, Russell-Edu SW, Pravettoni G. Telemedicine Use Among Caregivers of Cancer Patients: Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res. 2018 Jun 18;20(6):e223. doi: 10.2196/jmir.9812.

Monteiro AMF, Santos RL, Kimura N, Baptista MAT, Dourado MCN. Coping strategies among caregivers of people with Alzheimer disease: a systematic review. Trends Psychiatry Psychother. 2018 Jul-Sep;40(3):258-268. doi: 10.1590/2237-6089-2017-0065.

Morris L, Horne M, McEvoy P, Williamson T. Communication training interventions for family and professional carers of people living with dementia: a systematic review of effectiveness, acceptability and conceptual basis. Aging Ment Health. 2018 Jul;22(7):863-880. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1399343. Epub 2017 Nov 10.

Morris S, Fletcher K, Goldstein R. The Grief of Parents After the Death of a Young Child. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2018 Nov 28. doi: 10.1007/s10880-018-9590-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Morrow A, Jacobs C, Best M, Greening S, Tucker K. Genetics in palliative oncology: a missing agenda? A review of the literature and future directions. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Mar;26(3):721-730. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-4017-9. Epub 2017 Dec 16.

Nguyen H, Terry D, Phan H, Vickers J, McInerney F. Communication training and its effects on carer and care-receiver outcomes in dementia settings: A systematic review. J Clin Nurs. 2018 Oct 24. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14697. [Epub ahead of print]

Parekh R, Praetorius RT, Nordberg A. Carers’ Experiences in Families Impacted by Huntington’s Disease: A Qualitative Interpretive Meta-Synthesis. Br J Soc Work. 2018 Apr;48(3):675-92.

Pinquart M. Parenting stress in caregivers of children with chronic physical condition—A meta‐analysis. Stress Health. 2018 Apr;34(2):197-207. doi: 10.1002/smi.2780. Epub 2017 Aug 18.

Poyser CA, Tickle A. Exploring the experience of the disclosure of a dementia diagnosis from a clinician, patient and carer perspective: a systematic review and Meta-ethnographic synthesis. Aging Ment Health. 2018 Nov 15:1-11. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2018.1506747. [Epub ahead of print]

Thomas R, Phillips M, Hamilton RJ. Pain Management in the Pediatric Palliative Care Population. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2018 May 5. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12389. [Epub ahead of print]

Timmins F, Pujol N. The Role of Healthcare Chaplains in Resuscitation: A Rapid Literature Review. J Relig Health. 2018 Jun;57(3):1183-1195. doi: 10.1007/s10943-018-0604-4.

Ullgren H, Tsitsi T, Papastavrou E, Charalambous A. How family caregivers of cancer patients manage symptoms at home: A systematic review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2018 May 29;85:68-79. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.05.004. [Epub ahead of print]

Waugh A, Kiemle G, Slade P. What aspects of post-traumatic growth are experienced by bereaved parents? A systematic review. Eur J Psychotraumatol. 2018 Aug 16;9(1):1506230. doi: 10.1080/20008198.2018.1506230. eCollection 2018.


Bergman AS, Axberg U, Hanson E. When a parent dies - A systematic review of the effects of support programs for parentally bereaved children and their caregivers. BMC Palliat Care. 2017 Aug 10;16(1):39. doi: 10.1186/s12904-017-0223-y.

Cagle JG, Bunting M, Kelemen A, Lee J, Terry D, Harris R. Psychosocial needs and interventions for heart failure patients and families receiving palliative care support: a systematic review. Heart Fail Rev. 2017 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Cahill PJ, Lobb EA, Sanderson C, Phillips JL. What is the evidence for conducting palliative care family meetings? A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2017 Mar;31(3):197-211. Epub 2016 Aug 19.

DeSanto-Madeya S, Safizadeh P. Family Satisfaction With End-of-Life Care in the Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Dimens Crit Care Nurs. 2017 Sep/Oct;36(5):278-283. doi: 10.1097/DCC.0000000000000262.

Ellis SJ, Wakefield CE, Antill G, Burns M, Patterson P. Supporting children facing a parent's cancer diagnosis: a systematic review of children's psychosocial needs and existing interventions. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2017 Jan;26(1). doi: 10.1111/ecc.12432. Epub 2016 Jan 18.

Fearnley R, Boland JW. Communication and support from health-care professionals to families, with dependent children, following the diagnosis of parental life-limiting illness: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2017 Mar;31(3):212-222. Epub 2016 Jul 11.

Kuo SC, Sun JL, Tang ST. Trajectories of depressive symptoms for bereaved family members of chronically ill patients: a systematic review. J Clin Nurs. 2017 Dec;26(23-24):3784-3799. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13720. Epub 2017 Feb 23.

Mathews G, Johnston B. Palliative and end-of-life care for adults with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a rapid review focusing on patient and family caregiver perspectives. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2017 Dec;11(4):315-327. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000303.

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.

Virdun C, Luckett T, Lorenz K, Davidson PM, Phillips J. Dying in the hospital setting: A meta-synthesis identifying the elements of end-of-life care that patients and their families describe as being important. Palliat Med. 2017 Jul;31(7):587-601. doi: 10.1177/0269216316673547. Epub 2016 Dec 8.​


Bull MJ, Boaz L, Jermé M. Educating Family Caregivers for Older Adults About Delirium: A Systematic Review. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2016 Jun;13(3):232-40. Epub 2016 Mar 10.

Morgan T, Ann Williams L, Trussardi G, Gott M. Gender and family caregiving at the end-of-life in the context of old age: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2016 Epub 2016 Jan 26.

Morris JN, Martini A, Preen D. The well-being of children impacted by a parent with cancer: an integrative review. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Jul;24(7):3235-51. Epub 2016 Apr 14.

Noome M, Beneken Genaamd Kolmer DM, van Leeuwen E, Dijkstra BM, Vloet LC. The nursing role during end-of-life care in the intensive care unit related to the interaction between patient, family and professional: an integrative review. Scand J Caring Sci. 2016 Dec;30(4):645-661. doi: 10.1111/scs.12315. Epub 2016 Mar 17.

Pozzebon M, Douglas J, Ames D. Spouses' experience of living with a partner diagnosed with a dementia: a synthesis of the qualitative research. Int Psychogeriatr. 2016 Apr;28(4):537-56. Epub 2016 Jan 11.

Singer AE, Ash T, Ochotorena C, Lorenz KA, Chong K, Shreve ST, Ahluwalia SC. A Systematic Review of Family Meeting Tools in Palliative and Intensive Care Settings. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2016 Sep;33(8):797-806. Epub 2015 Jul 26.


Azzani M, Roslani AC, Su TT. The perceived cancer-related financial hardship among patients and their families: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Mar;23(3):889-98. Epub 2014 Oct 22.

Carolan CM, Smith A, Forbat L. Conceptualising psychological distress in families in palliative care: Findings from a systematic review. Palliat Med. 2015 Jul;29(7):605-632. Epub 2015 Mar 23.

Gerhardt CA, Lehmann V, Long KA, Alderfer MA. Supporting Siblings as a Standard of Care in Pediatric Oncology. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Dec;62 Suppl 5:S750-804.

Hinkle LJ, Bosslet GT, Torke AM. Factors associated with family satisfaction with end-of-life care in the ICU: a systematic review. Chest. 2015 Jan;147(1):82-93.

Lord K, Livingston G, Cooper C. A systematic review of barriers and facilitators to and interventions for proxy decision-making by family carers of people with dementia. Int Psychogeriatr. 2015 Aug;27(8):1301-12. Epub 2015 Apr 14.

Reed M, Harding K. Do Family Meetings Improve Measurable Outcomes for Patients, Carers, or Health Systems? A Systematic Review. Australian Social Work. 2015;68(2):244-258. [No abstract available]

Staccini L, Tomba E, Grandi S, Keitner GI. The evaluation of family functioning by the family assessment device: a systematic review of studies in adult clinical populations. Fam Process. 2015 Mar;54(1):94-115.Epub 2014 Aug 25.


Benbow SM, Sharman V. Review of family therapy and dementia: twenty-five years on. nt Psychogeriatr. 2014 Dec;26(12):2037-50. Epub 2014 Jul 15.

Coad J, Patel R, Murray S. Disclosing terminal diagnosis to children and their families: palliative professionals' communication barriers. Death Stud. 2014 May-Jun;38(5):302-7.Epub 2013 Sep 17.

Fosse A, Schaufel MA, Ruths S, Malterud K. End-of-life expectations and experiences among nursing home patients and their relatives-A synthesis of qualitative studies. Patient Educ Couns. 2014 Oct;97(1):3-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2014.05.025. Epub 2014 Jun 12.

Griffin JM, Meis LA, MacDonald R, Greer N, Jensen A, Rutks I, Wilt TJ. Effectiveness of family and caregiver interventions on patient outcomes in adults with cancer: a systematic review. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Sep;29(9):1274-82.Epub 2014 May 20.

Melin-Johansson C, Axelsson I, Jonsson Grundberg M, Hallqvist F. When a child dies: parents' experiences of palliative care-an integrative literature review. J Pediatr Nurs. 2014 Nov-Dec;29(6):660-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2014.06.009. Epub 2014 Jun 26.

Robb SL, Hanson-Abromeit D. A review of supportive care interventions to manage distress in young children with cancer and parents. Cancer Nurs. 2014 Jul-Aug;37(4):E1-26.

Visser M, Deliens L, Houttekier D. Physician-related barriers to communication and patient- and family-centred decision-making towards the end of life in intensive care: a systematic review. Crit Care.2014 Nov 18;18(6):604.


Clute MA, Kobayashi R. Are children's grief camps effective? J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care. 2013;9(1):43-57.

Petriwskyj A, Parker D, Robinson A, Gibson A, Andrews S, Banks S. Family involvement in decision making for people with dementia in residential aged care: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2013 July;11(7):131-282.

Phillips JL, West PA, Davidson PM, Agar M.Phillips JL, West PA, Davidson PM, Agar M. Does case conferencing for people with advanced dementia living in nursing homes improve care outcomes: Evidence from an integrative review? Int J Nurs Stud. 2013 Aug;50(8):1122-35. Epub 2012 Nov 28.

Van Humbeeck L, Piers RD, Van Camp S, Dillen L, Verhaeghe ST, Van Den Noortgate NJ. Aged parents' experiences during a critical illness trajectory and after the death of an adult child: A review of the literature. Palliat Med. 2013 Jul;27(7):583-95.Epub 2013 Apr 11.


Brereton L, Gardiner C, Gott M, Ingleton C, Barnes S, Carroll C. The hospital environment for end of life care of older adults and their families: an integrative review. J Adv Nurs. 2012 May;68(5):981-93.

de Graaff FM, Mistiaen P, Devillé WL, Francke AL. Perspectives on care and communication involving incurably ill Turkish and Moroccan patients, relatives and professionals: a systematic literature review. BMC Palliat Care. 2012 Sep 18;11(1):17. 

Hubbard G, McLachlan K, Forbat L, Munday D. Recognition by family members that relatives with neurodegenerative disease are likely to die within a year: a meta-ethnography. Palliat Med. 2012 Mar;26(2):108-22.

Hopkinson JB, Brown JC, Okamoto I, Addington-Hall JM. The effectiveness of patient-family carer (couple) intervention for the management of symptoms and other health-related problems in people affected by cancer: a systematic literature search and narrative review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Jan;43(1):111-42.

Krattenmacher T, Kühne F, Ernst J, Bergelt C, Romer G, Möller B. Parental cancer: factors associated with children's psychosocial adjustment--a systematic review. J Psychosom Res. 2012 May;72(5):344-56. Epub 2012 Mar 14.

Kühne F, Krattenmacher T, Beierlein V, Grimm JC, Bergelt C, Romer G, Möller B. Minor children of palliative patients: a systematic review of psychosocial family interventions. J Palliat Med. 2012 Aug;15(8):931-45.

Melin-Johansson C, Henoch I, Strang S, Browall M. Living in the presence of death: an integrative literature review of relatives' important existential concerns when caring for a severely ill family member. Open Nurs J. 2012;6:1-12. Epub 2012 Feb 10.

Shields CG, Finley MA, Chawla N, Meadors WP. Couple and family interventions in health problems. J Marital Fam Ther. 2012 Jan;38(1):265-80.


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