Review Collection: Nurses

149 reviews


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.

Cross LA. An Integrative Review of Community Theories Applied to Palliative Care Nursing. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2020 Jul 28. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000675. Epub ahead of print.

Dijxhoorn AQ, Brom L, van der Linden YM, Leget C, Raijmakers NJ. Prevalence of burnout in healthcare professionals providing palliative care and the effect of interventions to reduce symptoms: A systematic literature review. Palliat Med. 2020 Oct 16:269216320956825. doi: 10.1177/0269216320956825. Epub ahead of print.

Gómez-Urquiza JL, Albendín-García L, Velando-Soriano A, Ortega-Campos E, Ramírez-Baena L, Membrive-Jiménez MJ, Suleiman-Martos N. Burnout in Palliative Care Nurses, Prevalence and Risk Factors: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Oct 21;17(20):E7672. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17207672.

Gorchs-Font N, Ramon-Aribau A, Yildirim M, Kroll T, Larkin PJ, Subirana-Casacuberta M. Nursing students' first experience of death: Identifying mechanisms for practice learning. A realist review. Nurse Educ Today. 2021 Jan;96:104637. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104637. Epub 2020 Oct 20.

Gutiérrez-Sánchez D, Gómez-García R, Cuesta-Vargas AI, Pérez-Cruzado D. The suffering measurement instruments in palliative care: A systematic review of psychometric properties. Int J Nurs Stud. 2020 Jul 10;110:103704. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103704. Epub ahead of print.

Hökkä M, Martins Pereira S, Pölkki T, Kyngäs H, Hernández-Marrero P. Nursing competencies across different levels of palliative care provision: A systematic integrative review with thematic synthesis. Palliat Med. 2020 May 26:269216320918798. doi: 10.1177/0269216320918798. Epub ahead of print.

Hussain Rawther SC, Pai MS, Fernandes DJ, Mathew S, Chakrabarty J, Devi ES. Specialist nurse initiated interventions in breast cancer care: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials. J Clin Nurs. 2020 Apr 3. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15268. Epub ahead of print.

Jeong SH, Lee SJ, Cho SM, Cho H. Systematic Review on the Influencing Factors of Nurses' and Nursing Students' Attitudes Toward Hospice and Palliative Care. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2020 Apr;22(2):130-136. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000627.

Jones K, Draper J, Davies A. Nurses' early and ongoing encounters with the dying and the dead: a scoping review of the international literature. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2020 Aug 2;26(6):310-324. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2020.26.6.310.

Kyriakou M, Middleton N, Ktisti S, Philippou K, Lambrinou E. Supportive Care Interventions to Promote Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients Living with Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Heart Lung Circ. 2020 Jul 3:S1443-9506(20)30276-6. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2020.04.019. Epub ahead of print.

Mitchell G, Aubin M, Senior H, Johnson C, Fallon-Ferguson J, Williams B, Monterosso L, Rhee JJ, McVey P, Grant M, Nwachukwu H, Yates P. General practice nurses and physicians and end of life: a systematic review of models of care. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Jul 27:bmjspcare-2019-002114. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-002114. Epub ahead of print.

Mughal A, Evans C. Views and experiences of nurses in providing end-of-life care to patients in an ED context: a qualitative systematic review. Emerg Med J. 2020 Mar 9:emermed-2018-208278. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2018-208278. Epub ahead of print.

Ortega-Campos E, Vargas-Román K, Velando-Soriano A, Suleiman-Martos N, Cañadas-de la Fuente GA, Albendín-García L, Gómez-Urquiza JL. Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Satisfaction, and Burnout in Oncology Nurses: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Sustainability. 2020;12(1):72. doi:10.3390/su12010072.

Parajuli J, Hupcey J. A Systematic Review on Oncology Nurses' Knowledge on Palliative Care. Cancer Nurs. 2020 Mar 24. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000817. Epub ahead of print.

Prompahakul C, Epstein EG. Moral distress experienced by non-Western nurses: An integrative review. Nurs Ethics. 2020 May;27(3):778-795. doi: 10.1177/0969733019880241. Epub 2019 Nov 21.

Puente-Fernández D, Lozano-Romero MM, Montoya-Juárez R, Martí-García C, Campos-Calderón C, Hueso-Montoro C. Nursing Professionals' Attitudes, Strategies, and Care Practices Towards Death: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2020 Mar 19. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12550. Epub ahead of print.

Ruiz-Pellón N, Sarabia-Cobo C, Amo-Setién F, Fernández-Peña R, Abajas R, Martín R, Ortego-Mate C. Experiences of nursing students participating in end-of-life education programs: A systematic review and qualitative metasynthesis. Nurse Educ Today. 2020 Apr 19;90:104442. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104442. Epub ahead of print.

Siewert JS, Alvarez AM, Santos SMAD, Brito FA, Hammerschmidt KSA. Institutionalized elderly people with dementia: an integrative review on nursing care. Rev Bras Enferm. 2020;73 Suppl 3:e20180419. Portuguese, English. doi: 10.1590/0034-7167-2018-0419. Epub 2020 Jul 29.

Wang Y. Nursing students’ experiences of caring for dying patients and their families: a systematic review and meta-synthesis. Frontiers of Nursing 6.4:261-272.

Wright DK, Gastmans C, Vandyk A, de Casterlé BD. Moral identity and palliative sedation: A systematic review of normative nursing literature. Nurs Ethics. 2020 May;27(3):868-886. doi: 10.1177/0969733019876312. Epub 2019 Oct 21.


Achora S, Labrague LJ. An Integrative Review on Knowledge and Attitudes of Nurses Toward Palliative Care: Implications for Practice. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2019 Feb;21(1):29-37. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000481.

Afonso TDS, Veludo F, Sousa PP. Nursing strategies to reduce the risk of therapeutic obstinacy in artificial nutrition. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2019 May 2;25(5):224-231. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2019.25.5.224.

Alavi NM, Hosseini F. Educating the Existential View to Nurses in Cancer Care: A Review. Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res. 2019 Jul-Aug;24(4):243-250. doi: 10.4103/ijnmr.IJNMR_108_18.

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.

Atout M. Experience of nurses who work with children with palliative care needs: A mixed-method systematic review. Palliat Support Care. 2019 Nov 27:1-13. doi: 10.1017/S1478951519000956. [Epub ahead of print]

Becqué YN, Rietjens JAC, van Driel AG, van der Heide A, Witkamp E. Nursing interventions to support family caregivers in end-of-life care at home: A systematic narrative review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2019 Apr 23;97:28-39. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.04.011. [Epub ahead of print]

Blackwood DH, Walker D, Mythen MG, Taylor RM, Vindrola-Padros C. Barriers to advance care planning with patients as perceived by nurses and other healthcare professionals: A systematic review. J Clin Nurs. 2019 Dec;28(23-24):4276-4297. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15049. Epub 2019 Oct 3.

Brimble MJ, Anstey S, Davies J. Long-term nurse-parent relationships in paediatric palliative care: a narrative literature review. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2019 Nov 2;25(11):542-550. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2019.25.11.542.

Chen C, Chow AYM, Tang S. Professional caregivers' bereavement after patients' deaths: A scoping review of quantitative studies. Death Stud. 2019;43(8):500-508. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2018.1488775. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

Gleeson A, Noble S, Mann M. Advance care planning for home health staff: a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2019 Feb 26. pii: bmjspcare-2018-001680. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001680. [Epub ahead of print]

Griffiths I. What are the challenges for nurses when providing end-of-life care in intensive care units? Br J Nurs. 2019 Sep 12;28(16):1047-1052. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2019.28.16.1047.

Igai Y. End-of-life trajectory of coping and self-care of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: A meta-synthesis using meta-ethnography. Jpn J Nurs Sci. 2019 Jan;16(1):47-61. doi: 10.1111/jjns.12213. Epub 2018 May 17.

Lewis SL. Emotional Intelligence in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurses: Decreasing Moral Distress in End-of-Life Care and Laying a Foundation for Improved Outcomes: An Integrative Review. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2019 Aug;21(4):250-256. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000561.

Ma D, Zhao Y, Wan Z, Sun D, Li H, Xie Z, Sun J. Nurses' attitudes and views on the application of antipsychotics in patients with dementia: A systematic review of qualitative studies. Geriatr Nurs. 2019 Nov 6. pii: S0197-4572(19)30534-8. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2019.10.007. [Epub ahead of print]

Mu PF, Tseng YM, Wang CC, Chen YJ, Huang SH, Hsu TF, Florczak KL. Nurses’ Experiences in End-of-Life Care in the PICU: A Qualitative Systematic Review. Nurs Sci Q. 2019 Jan;32(1):12-22. doi: 10.1177/0894318418807936.

Ora L, Mannix J, Morgan L, Wilkes L. Nurse-led integration of palliative care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: An integrative literature review. J Clin Nurs. 2019 Nov;28(21-22):3725-3733. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15001. Epub 2019 Aug 8.

Papadopoulou C, Sime C, Rooney K, Kotronoulas G. Sexual health care provision in cancer nursing care: A systematic review on the state of evidence and deriving international competencies chart for cancer nurses. Int J Nurs Stud. 2019 Aug 26;100:103405. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.103405. [Epub ahead of print]

Powell MJ, Froggatt K, Giga S. Resilience in inpatient palliative care nursing: a qualitative systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2019 Feb 26. pii: bmjspcare-2018-001693. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001693. [Epub ahead of print]

Ratislavová K, Bužgová R, Vejvodová J. Perinatal palliative care education: An integrative review. Nurse Educ Today. 2019 Aug 7;82:58-66. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2019.08.003. [Epub ahead of print]

Rivett E, Hammond L, West J. What influences self-perceived competence and confidence in dementia care home staff? A systematic review. Psychogeriatrics. 2019 Feb 26. doi: 10.1111/psyg.12422. [Epub ahead of print]

Šaňáková Š, Čáp J. Dignity from the nurses' and older patients' perspective: A qualitative literature review. Nurs Ethics. 2019 Aug;26(5):1292-1309. doi: 10.1177/0969733017747960. Epub 2018 Feb 22.

​Santos RP, Fava SMCL, Dázio EMR. Self-care of elderly people with ostomy by colorectal cancer. J Coloproctol (Rio J). 2019.

Senior H, Grant M, Rhee JJ, Aubin M, McVey P, Johnson C, Monterosso L, Nwachukwu H, Fallon-Ferguson J, Yates P, Williams B, Mitchell G. General practice physicians' and nurses' self-reported multidisciplinary end-of-life care: a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2019 Aug 29. pii: bmjspcare-2019-001852. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001852. [Epub ahead of print]

Soikkeli-Jalonen A, Stolt M, Hupli M, Lemetti T, Kennedy C, Kydd A, Haavisto E. Instruments for assessing nurses' palliative care knowledge and skills in specialised care setting: An integrative review. J Clin Nurs. 2019 Dec 19;10.1111/jocn.15146. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15146. [Epub ahead of print].

Sun X, Zhou X, Zhang Y, Liu H. Reporting and Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of Nursing Interventions in Patients With Alzheimer's Disease: General Implications of the Findings. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2019 Feb 25. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12462. [Epub ahead of print]

Suva G, Penney T, McPherson CJ. Medical Assistance in Dying: A Scoping Review to Inform Nurses' Practice. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2019 Feb;21(1):46-53. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000486.

Teixeira MJC, Alvarelhão J, Neri de Souza D, Teixeira HJC, Abreu W, Costa N, Machado FAB. Healthcare professionals and volunteers education in palliative care to promote the best practice-an integrative review. Scand J Caring Sci. 2019 Jan 10. doi: 10.1111/scs.12651. [Epub ahead of print]

Thavaraj A, Gillett K. Does post-registration palliative care education for nurses improve practice? A systematic review. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2019 Nov 2;25(11):552-564. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2019.25.11.552.


Barker RO, Craig D, Spiers G, Kunonga P. Hanratty B. Who Should Deliver Primary Care in Nursing Homes to Optimize Resident Outcomes? A Systematic Review. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Aug 30. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.07.006.

Bauer M, Fetherstonhaugh D, Haesler E, Beattie E, Hill KD, Poulos CJ. The impact of nurse and care staff education on the functional ability and quality of life of people living with dementia in aged care: A systematic review. Nurse Educ Today. 2018 Aug;67:27-45. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2018.04.019. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

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]

Coyle MA, Chang HC, Burns P, Traynor V. Impact of Interactive Education on Health Care Practitioners and Older Adults at Risk of Delirium: A Literature Review. J Gerontol Nurs. 2018 Aug 1;44(8):41-48. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20180626-02.

Elmore J, Wright DK, Paradis M. Nurses' moral experiences of assisted death: A meta-synthesis of qualitative research. Nurs Ethics. 2018 Dec;25(8):955-972. doi: 10.1177/0969733016679468. Epub 2016 Dec 28.

Evripidou M, Charalambous A, Middleton N, Papastavrou E. Nurses' knowledge and attitudes about dementia care: Systematic literature review. Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2018 May 15. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12291. [Epub ahead of print]

Gibson K, Hofmeyer A, Warland J. Nurses Providing End-of-Life Care for Infants and Their Families in the NICU: A Review of the Literature. Adv Neonatal Care. 2018 Dec;18(6):471-479. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000533.

Grimston M, Butler AE, Copnell B. Critical care nurses' experiences of caring for a dying child: A qualitative evidence synthesis. J Adv Nurs. 2018 May 5. doi: 10.1111/jan.13701. [Epub ahead of print]

Husebø AML, Storm M, Våga BB, Rosenberg A, Akerjordet K. Status of knowledge on student-learning environments in nursing homes: A mixed-method systematic review. J Clin Nurs. 2018 Apr;27(7-8):e1344-e1359. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14299. Epub 2018 Mar 30.

Karbasi C, Pacheco E, Bull C, Evanson A, Chaboyer W. Registered nurses' provision of end-of-life care to hospitalised adults: A mixed studies review. Nurse Educ Today. 2018 Sep 13;71:60-74. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2018.09.007. [Epub ahead of print]

McCallum KJ, Jackson D, Walthall H, Aveyard H. Exploring the quality of the dying and death experience in the Emergency Department: An integrative literature review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2018 May 23;85:106-117. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.05.011. [Epub ahead of print]

Meller N, Parker D, Hatcher D, Sheehan, A. Grief experiences of nurses after the death of an adult patient in an acute hospital setting: An integrative review of literature. Collegian. 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.colegn.2018.07.011.

Miller B. Nurses Preparation for Advanced Directives: An Integrative Review. J Prof Nurs. 2018.

Nasu K, Konno R, Fukahori H. End-of-life nursing care practice in long-term care settings for older adults: A qualitative systematic review. Int J Nurs Pract. 2019 Jul 30:e12771. doi: 10.1111/ijn.12771. [Epub ahead of print]

Randall D, Garbutt D, Barnard M. Using simulation as a learning experience in clinical teams to learn about palliative and end-of-life care: A literature review. Death Stud. 2018 Mar;42(3):172-183. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2017.1334006. Epub 2017 Jun 28.

Riesch J, Meyer L, Lehr B, Severin T. Dementia-specific training for nursing home staff: A systematic literature review. Z Gerontol Geriatr. 2018 Jul;51(5):523-529. doi: 10.1007/s00391-017-1296-1. Epub 2017 Aug 22.

Salamanca-Balen N, Seymour J, Caswell G, Whynes D, Tod A. The costs, resource use and cost-effectiveness of Clinical Nurse Specialist-led interventions for patients with palliative care needs: A systematic review of international evidence. Palliat Med. 2018 Feb;32(2):447-465. doi: 10.1177/0269216317711570. Epub 2017 Jun 28.​

Sanches KDS, Rabin EG, Teixeira PTO. The scenario of scientific publication on palliative care in oncology over the last 5 years: a scoping review. Rev Esc Enferm USP. 2018 Jun 25;52:e03336. doi: 10.1590/S1980-220X2017009103336.

Sekse RJT, Hunskar I, Ellingsen S. The nurse's role in palliative care: A qualitative meta-synthesis. J Clin Nurs. 2018 Jan;27(1-2):e21-e38. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13912. Epub 2017 Jul 11.

Singh GK, Davidson PM, Macdonald PS, Newton PJ. The Perspectives of Health Care Professionals on Providing End of Life Care and Palliative Care for Patients With Chronic Heart Failure: An Integrative Review. Heart Lung Circ. 2018 Oct 17. pii: S1443-9506(18)31950-4. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.10.009. [Epub ahead of print]

Smith MB, Macieira TGR, Bumbach MD, Garbutt SJ, Citty SW, Stephen A, Ansell M, Glover TL, Keenan G. The Use of Simulation to Teach Nursing Students and Clinicians Palliative Care and End-of-Life Communication: A Systematic Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Jan 1:1049909118761386. doi: 10.1177/1049909118761386. [Epub ahead of print]

Steindal SA, Torheim H, Oksholm T, Christensen VL, Lee K, Lerdal A, Markussen HØ, Gran G, Leine M, Borge CR. Effectiveness of nursing interventions for breathlessness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Adv Nurs. 2018 Nov 5. doi: 10.1111/jan.13902. [Epub ahead of print]

Timmins F, Parissopoulos S, Plakas S, Naughton MT, de Vries JM, Fouka G. Privacy at end of life in ICU: A review of the literature. J Clin Nurs. 2018 Feb 5. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14279. [Epub ahead of print]

Vanderspank-Wright B, Efstathiou N, Vandyk AD. Critical care nurses’ experiences of withdrawal of treatment: A systematic review of qualitative evidence. Int J Nurs Stud. 2018 Jan;77:15-26. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.09.012. Epub 2017 Sep 28.

Zheng R, Lee SF, Bloomer MJ. How nurses cope with patient death: A systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis. J Clin Nurs. 2018 Jan;27(1-2):e39-e49. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13975. Epub 2017 Dec 4.


Alt-Gehrman P. Education Provided to Undergraduate Nursing Students About End-of-Life Care. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2017 Dec;19(6):571-9.

Cook O, McIntyre M, Recoche K, Lee S. Experiences of gynecological cancer patients receiving care from specialist nurses: a qualitative systematic review. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2017 Aug;15(8):2087-2112. doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003126.

Fontes CMB, Menezes DV, Borgato MH, Luiz MR. Communicating bad news: an integrative review of the nursing literature. Rev Bras Enferm. 2017 Sep-Oct;70(5):1089-1095. doi: 10.1590/0034-7167-2016-0143.

Holst A, Skär L. Formal caregivers' experiences of aggressive behaviour in older people living with dementia in nursing homes: A systematic review. Int J Older People Nurs. 2017 Dec;12(4). doi: 10.1111/opn.12158. Epub 2017 Jun 30.

Raymond A, Lee SF, Bloomer MJ. Understanding the bereavement care roles of nurses within acute care: a systematic review. J Clin Nurs. 2017 Jul;26(13-14):1787-1800. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13503. Epub 2017 Mar 27.

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.


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.

Zheng R, Lee SF, Bloomer MJ. How new graduate nurses experience patient death: A systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis. Int J Nurs Stud. 2016 Jan;53:320-30. epub 2015 Oct 9.


Errasti-Ibarrondo B, Pérez M, Carrasco JM, Lama M, Zaragoza A, Arantzamendi M. Essential elements of the relationship between the nurse and the person with advanced and terminal cancer: A meta-ethnography. Nurs Outlook. 2015 May-Jun;63(3):255-68.Epub 2014 Dec 8.

Gillman L, Adams J, Kovac R, Kilcullen A, House A, Doyle C. Strategies to promote coping and resilience in oncology and palliative care nurses caring for adult patients with malignancy: a comprehensive systematic review. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2015 Jun 12;13(5):131-204.

Karacsony S, Chang E, Johnson A, Good A, Edenborough M. Measuring nursing assistants' knowledge, skills and attitudes in a palliative approach: A literature review. Nurse Educ Today. 2015 Dec;35(12):1232-9. Epub 2015 May 21.

Ke LS, Huang X, O'Connor M, Lee S. Nurses' views regarding implementing advance care planning for older people: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies. J Clin Nurs. 2015 Aug;24(15-16):2057-73.

Offen J. The role of UK district nurses in providing care for adult patients with a terminal diagnosis: a meta-ethnography. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2015 Mar;21(3):134-41.


Abarshi EA, Papavasiliou ES, Preston N, Brown J, Payne S; EURO IMPACT. The complexity of nurses' attitudes and practice of sedation at the end of life: a systematic literature review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 May;47(5):915-925.e11. Epub 2013 Sep 24.

Capurro D, Ganzinger M, Perez-Lu J, Knaup P. Effectiveness of eHealth interventions and information needs in palliative care: a systematic literature review. J Med Internet Res. 2014 Mar 7;16(3):e72.

Reed FM, Fitzgerald L, Bish MR. District nurse advocacy for choice to live and die at home in rural Australia: A scoping study. Nurs Ethics. 2014 Jun 29.[Epub ahead of print]


McCourt R, James Power J, Glackin M. General nurses' experiences of end-of-life care in the acute hospital setting: a literature review. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2013 Oct;19(10):510-6.


Desbiens JF, Gagnon J, Fillion L. Development of a shared theory in palliative care to enhance nursing competence. J Adv Nurs. 2012 Sep;68(9):2113-24. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05917.x. Epub 2011 Dec 29.

Cavaye J, Watts JH. End-of-life education in the pre-registration nursing curriculum: Patient, carer, nurse and student perspectives. J Res Nurs. 2012 Jul;17(4):317-26.

Ling CC, Lui LY, So WK. Do educational interventions improve cancer patients' quality of life and reduce pain intensity? Quantitative systematic review. J Adv Nurs. 2012 Mar;68(3):511-20. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05841.x. Epub 2011 Oct 17.


Beck CT. Secondary traumatic stress in nurses: a systematic review. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2011 Feb;25(1):1-10. Epub 2010 Jul 23.

Bélanger L, Ducharme F. Patients' and nurses' experiences of delirium: a review of qualitative studies. Nurs Crit Care. 2011 Nov-Dec;16(6):303-15.

Hellström A, Willman A. Promoting sleep by nursing interventions in health care settings: a systematic review. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2011 Sep;8(3):128-42. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-6787.2010.00203.x. Epub 2010 Oct 12.

Tay LH, Hegney D, Ang E. Factors affecting effective communication between registered nurses and adult cancer patients in an inpatient setting: a systematic review. Int J Evid Based Healthc. 2011 Jun;9(2):151-64.

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.


Disler R, Jones A. District nurse role in end-stage COPD: a review. Br J Community Nurs. 2010 Sep;15(9):428-30, 432-33.

Gill F, Duffy A. Caring for cancer patients on non-specialist wards. Br J Nurs. 2010 Jun 24-Jul 7;19(12):761-7.

Green AJ, De-Vries K. Cannabis use in palliative care - An examination of the evidence and the implications for nurses. J Clin Nurs. 2010 Sep;19(17-18):2454–62.

Harris M, Richards KC. The physiological and psychological effects of slow-stroke back massage and hand massage on relaxation in older people. J Clin Nurs. 2010 Apr;19(7-8):917-26.

Koutsopoulou S, Papathanassoglou ED, Katapodi MC, Patiraki EI. A critical review of the evidence for nurses as information providers to cancer patients. J Clin Nurs. 2010 Mar;19(5-6):749-65.

McBrien B. Emergency nurses' provision of spiritual care: a literature review. Br J Nurs. 2010 Jun 24-Jul 7;19(12):768-73.

Mitchell K. Valued aspects of palliative care community nurse specialist role. End of Life Care Journal. 2010;4(1):32-6. [No abstract available]

Mulvihill C, Harrington A, Robertson A. A literature review of the role of the specialist palliative care community nurse. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2010 Apr;16(4):163-72.

Walshe C, Luker KA. District nurses' role in palliative care provision: a realist review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2010 Sep;47(9):1167-83. Epub 2010 May 21.


Beck M, Justham D. Nurses' attitudes towards the sexuality of colorectal patients. Nurs Stand. 2009 Apr 8-14;23(31):44-8.

Bishop K, Mele N, Koppmann MJ, Day S. A review of paediatric palliative care nursing education in Latin America. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2009 Aug;15(8):377-82.

Fountouki A, Theofanidis D. Nurses’ attitudes towards complementary therapies (125kb pdf). Health Science Journal. 2009 Jul-Sep;3(3):149-57.

Frank RK. Shared decision making and its role in end of life care. Br J Nurs. 2009 May 28;18(10):612-8.

Gielen J, van den Branden S, Broeckaert B. Religion and nurses' attitudes to euthanasia and physician assisted suicide. Nurs Ethics. 2009 May;16(3):303-18.

Kotronoulas G, Papadopoulou C, Patiraki E. Nurses' knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding provision of sexual health care in patients with cancer: critical review of the evidence. Support Care Cancer. 2009 May;17(5):479-501. Epub 2009 Jan 9.

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Courtenay M, Carey N. The impact and effectiveness of nurse-led care in the management of acute and chronic pain: a review of the literature. J Clin Nurs. 2008 Aug;17(15):2001-13.

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Honea NJ, Brintnall R, Given B, Sherwood P, Colao DB, Somers SC, Northouse LL. Putting Evidence into Practice: nursing assessment and interventions to reduce family caregiver strain and burden. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2008 Jun;12(3):507-16.

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Phillips NM, Nay R. A systematic review of nursing administration of medication via enteral tubes in adults. J Clin Nurs. 2008 Sept;17(17):2257-65.

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