Review Collection: Education and training

111 reviews


Boland JW, Brown MEL, Duenas A, Finn GM, Gibbins J. How effective is undergraduate palliative care teaching for medical students? A systematic literature review. BMJ Open. 2020 Sep 9;10(9):e036458. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036458.

Collingridge Moore D, Payne S, Van den Block L, Ling J, Froggatt K; PACE. Strategies for the implementation of palliative care education and organizational interventions in long-term care facilities: A scoping review. Palliat Med. 2020 Feb 3:269216319893635. doi: 10.1177/0269216319893635. Epub ahead of print.

Cronin U, McCarthy J, Cornally N. The Role, Education, and Experience of Health Care Assistants in End-of-Life Care in Long-Term Care: A Scoping Review. J Gerontol Nurs. 2020 Jan 1;46(1):21-29. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20191022-01.

Cruz-Oliver DM, Pacheco Rueda A, Viera-Ortiz L, Washington KT, Oliver DP. The evidence supporting educational videos for patients and caregivers receiving hospice and palliative care: A systematic review. Patient Educ Couns. 2020 Mar 19:S0738-3991(20)30148-8. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2020.03.014. Epub ahead of print.

Feast AR, White N, Candy B, Kupeli N, Sampson EL. The effectiveness of interventions to improve the care and management of people with dementia in general hospitals: A systematic review. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2020 Feb 3. doi: 10.1002/gps.5280. Epub ahead of print.

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.

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.

Iida K, Ryan A, Hasson F, Payne S, McIlfatrick S. Palliative and end-of-life educational interventions for staff working in long-term care facilities: An integrative review of the literature. Int J Older People Nurs. 2020 Sep 12:e12347. doi: 10.1111/opn.12347. 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.

Kelley LT, Coderre-Ball AM, Dalgarno N, McKeown S, Egan R. Continuing Professional Development for Primary Care Providers in Palliative and End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2020 May 21. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0060. Epub ahead of print.

Kuusisto A, Santavirta J, Saranto K, Korhonen P, Haavisto E. Advance care planning for patients with cancer in palliative care: A scoping review from a professional perspective. J Clin Nurs. 2020 Feb 11. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15216. Epub ahead of print.

Lamppu PJ, Pitkala KH. Staff Training Interventions to Improve End-of-Life Care of Nursing Home Residents: A Systematic Review. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2020 Oct 26:S1525-8610(20)30794-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2020.09.011. Epub ahead of print.

Lo Presti G, Roncador M, Biggiogero M, Soloni C, Franzetti-Pellanda A. Radiation oncologists role, training and perceptions in palliative care: a systematic review. Rep Pract Oncol Radiother. 2020 Nov-Dec;25(6):939-942. doi: 10.1016/j.rpor.2020.09.007. Epub 2020 Oct 1.

Manson J, Gardiner C, McTague L. Barriers and facilitators to palliative care education in nursing and residential homes: a rapid review. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2020 Jan 2;26(1):32-44. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2020.26.1.32.

Moehead A, DeSouza K, Walsh K, Pit SW. A Web-Based Dementia Education Program and its Application to an Australian Web-Based Dementia Care Competency and Training Network: Integrative Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res. 2020 Jan 22;22(1):e16808. doi: 10.2196/16808.

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.

Nevin M, Hynes G, Smith V. Healthcare providers' views and experiences of non-specialist palliative care in hospitals: A qualitative systematic review and thematic synthesis. Palliat Med. 2020 Feb 5:269216319899335. doi: 10.1177/0269216319899335. Epub ahead of print.

Rhee JJ, Grant M, Senior H, Monterosso L, McVey P, Johnson C, Aubin M, Nwachukwu H, Bailey C, Fallon-Ferguson J, Yates P, Williams B, Mitchell G. Facilitators and barriers to general practitioner and general practice nurse participation in end-of-life care: systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Jun 19:bmjspcare-2019-002109. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-002109. 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.

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.

Wells G, Youssef E, Winter R, Wright J, Llewellyn C. Medical student confidence in care of the dying and their family: a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Jan 9;bmjspcare-2019-001977. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001977. [Epub ahead of print]

Zulkifley NH, Ismail S, Manaf RA, Ying LP. Educational Intervention for Informal Caregiver of Person with Dementia: A Systematic Review (239kb pdf). Mal J Med Health Sci. 2020 Jan;16(1):325-331.


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.

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.

Bharmal A, Morgan T, Kuhn I, Wee B, Barclay S. Palliative and end-of-life care and junior doctors': a systematic review and narrative synthesis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2019 Nov 13. pii: bmjspcare-2019-001954. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001954. [Epub ahead of print]

Chan CWH, Ng NHY, Chan HYL, Wong MMH, Chow KM. A systematic review of the effects of advance care planning facilitators training programs. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Jun 7;19(1):362. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-4192-0.

Cunningham N, Cowie J, Watchman K, Methven K. Understanding the training and education needs of homecare workers supporting people with dementia and cancer: A systematic review of reviews. Dementia (London). 2019 Jul 4:1471301219859781. doi: 10.1177/1471301219859781. [Epub ahead of print]

Donne J, Odrowaz T, Pike S, Youl B, Lo K. Teaching Palliative Care to Health Professional Students: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2019 Jul 15:1049909119859521. doi: 10.1177/1049909119859521. [Epub ahead of print]

Edwards Z, Ziegler L, Craigs C, Blenkinsopp A, Bennett MI. Pharmacist educational interventions for cancer pain management: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Pharm Pract. 2019 Feb 1. doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12516. [Epub ahead of print]

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]

Hong CHL, Gueiros LA, Fulton JS, Cheng KKF, Kandwal A, Galiti D, Fall-Dickson JM, Johansen J, Ameringer S, Kataoka T, Weikel D, Eilers J, Ranna V, Vaddi A, Lalla RV, Bossi P, Elad S. Systematic review of basic oral care for the management of oral mucositis in cancer patients and clinical practice guidelines. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Jul 8. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04848-4. [Epub ahead of print] 

Hurst A, Coyne E, Kellett U, Needham J. Volunteers motivations and involvement in dementia care in hospitals, aged care and resident homes: An integrative review. Geriatr Nurs. 2019 Mar 25. pii: S0197-4572(18)30603-7. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2019.03.010. [Epub ahead of print]

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.

Maffoni M, Argentero P, Giorgi I, Hynes J, Giardini A. Healthcare professionals' moral distress in adult palliative care: a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2019 Jan 12. pii: bmjspcare-2018-001674. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001674. [Epub ahead of print]

Moore KJ, Lee CY, Sampson EL, Candy B. Do interventions that include education on dementia progression improve knowledge, mental health and burden of family carers? A systematic review. Dementia (London). 2019 Feb 20:1471301219831530. doi: 10.1177/1471301219831530. [Epub ahead of print]

Negrete TN, Tariman JD. Pediatric Palliative Care: A Literature Review of Best Practices in Oncology Nursing Education Programs. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2019 Dec 1;23(6):565-568. doi: 10.1188/19.CJON.565-568.

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]

Rice H, Howard R, Huntley J. Professional caregivers' knowledge, beliefs and attitudes about awareness in advanced dementia: a systematic review of qualitative studies. Int Psychogeriatr. 2019 Feb 21:1-11. doi: 10.1017/S1041610218002272. [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 Sep;19(5):440-456. doi: 10.1111/psyg.12422. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Scerbe A, O’Connell ME, Astell A, Morgan D, Kosteniuk J, DesRoches A. Digital tools for delivery of dementia education for health-care providers: a systematic review. Educ Gerontol. 2019 Nov 13;45(11):681-699. doi: 10.1080/03601277.2019.1687149.

Schichtel M, Wee B, Perera R, Onakpoya I, Albury C, Barber S. Clinician-targeted interventions to improve advance care planning in heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart. 2019 May 22. pii: heartjnl-2019-314758. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-314758. [Epub ahead of print]

Scott D, Hudson P, Charnley K, Payne C, Westcott G. Development of an eHealth information resource for family carers supporting a person receiving palliative care on the island of Ireland. BMC Palliat Care. 2019 Aug 30;18(1):74. doi: 10.1186/s12904-019-0457-y.

Sikstrom L, Saikaly R, Ferguson G, Mosher PJ, Bonato S, Soklaridis S. Being there: A scoping review of grief support training in medical education. PLoS One. 2019 Nov 27;14(11):e0224325. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0224325. eCollection 2019.

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].

Spacey A, Scammell J, Board M, Porter S. Systematic critical realist review of interventions designed to improve end-of-life care in care homes. Nurs Health Sci. 2019 Dec 4. doi: 10.1111/nhs.12665. [Epub ahead of print]

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.

Turrillas P, Teixeira MJ, Maddocks M. A Systematic Review of Training in Symptom Management in Palliative Care Within Postgraduate Medical Curriculums. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Jan;57(1):156-170.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.09.020. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

Zante B, Schefold JC. Teaching End-of-Life Communication in Intensive Care Medicine: Review of the Existing Literature and Implications for Future Curricula. J Intensive Care Med. 2019 Apr;34(4):301-310. doi: 10.1177/0885066617716057. Epub 2017 Jun 29.


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.

Brooke J, Ojo O. Elements of a sustainable, competent, and empathetic workforce to support patients with dementia during an acute hospital stay: A comprehensive literature review. Int J Health Plann Manage. 2018 Jan;33(1):e10-e25. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2448. Epub 2017 Aug 24.

Cooper E, Hutchinson A, Sheikh Z, Taylor P, Townend W, Johnson MJ. Palliative care in the emergency department: A systematic literature qualitative review and thematic synthesis. Palliat Med. 2018 Jul 1:269216318783920. doi: 10.1177/0269216318783920. [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]

Green SB, Markaki A. Interprofessional palliative care education for pediatric oncology clinicians: an evidence-based practice review. BMC Res Notes. 2018 Nov 7;11(1):797. doi: 10.1186/s13104-018-3905-5.

Hopwood J, Walker N, McDonagh L, Rait G, Walters K, Iliffe S, Ross J, Davies N. Internet-Based Interventions Aimed at Supporting Family Caregivers of People With Dementia: Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res. 2018 Jun 12;20(6):e216. doi: 10.2196/jmir.9548.

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]

Kim H, Park EM, Henry C, Ward SE, Song MK. Control Conditions That Are Neither Usual Care Nor No Treatment in Randomized Trials of Psychoeducational Palliative Care Interventions: A Systematic Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Oct 21:1049909118805936. doi: 10.1177/1049909118805936. [Epub ahead of print]

Lippe M, Johnson B, Mohr SB, Kraemer KR. Palliative Care Educational Interventions for Prelicensure Health-Care Students: An Integrative Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Jan 1:1049909118754494. doi: 10.1177/1049909118754494. [Epub ahead of print]

Mansfield E, Noble N, Sanson-Fisher R, Mazza D, Bryant J. Primary Care Physicians' Perceived Barriers to Optimal Dementia Care: A Systematic Review. Gerontologist. 2018 Jun 25. doi: 10.1093/geront/gny067. [Epub ahead of print] 

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.

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.

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]


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

Brighton LJ, Koffman J, Hawkins A, McDonald C, O'Brien S, Robinson V, Khan SA, George R, Higginson IJ, Selman LE. A systematic review of end of life care communication skills training for generalist palliative care providers: research quality and reporting guidance. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Sep;54(3):417-425. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.04.008. Epub 2017 Aug 4.

Fitzpatrick D, Heah R, Patten S, Ward H. Palliative Care in Undergraduate Medical Education - How Far Have We Come? Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2017 Sep;34(8):762-773. doi: 10.1177/1049909116659737. Epub 2016 Jul 28.


Anstey S, Powell T, Coles B, Hale R, Gould D. Education and training to enhance end-of-life care for nursing home staff: a systematic literature review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2016 Sep;6(3):353-61. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-000956. Epub 2016 Jun 21.

Chung HO, Oczkowski SJ, Hanvey L, Mbuagbaw L, You JJ. Educational interventions to train healthcare professionals in end-of-life communication: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Med Educ. 2016 Apr 29;16:131.

Lord L, Clark-Carter D, Grove A. The effectiveness of communication-skills training interventions in end-of-life noncancer care in acute hospital-based services: A systematic review. Palliat Support Care. 2016 Aug;14(4):433-44.Epub 2015 Dec 17.

Schiessl C. Gottschling S. Gronwald BM. What are Palliative Care Physicians for Adults Taught on Palliative Care for Children? Paediatric Aspects in Palliative Care Curricula for Adults. Klin Padiatr. 2016 Jan;228(1):35-41. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1569266. Epub 2016 Jan 14.


Adam R, Bond C, Murchie P. Educational interventions for cancer pain. A systematic review of systematic reviews with nested narrative review of randomized controlled trials. Patient Educ Couns.2015 Mar;98(3):269-82 Epub 2014 Nov 18.

Centeno C, Rodríguez-Núñez A. The contribution of undergraduate palliative care education: does it influence the clinical patient's care? Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2015 Dec;9(4):375-91.

DeCoste-Lopez J, Madhok J, Harman S. Curricular Innovations for Medical Students in Palliative and End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Review and Assessment of Study Quality. J Palliat Med. 2015 Apr;18(4):338-49. Epub 2014 Dec 30.

Harris DG, Coles B, Willoughby HM. Should we involve terminally ill patients in teaching medical students? A systematic review of patient's views. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2015 Dec;5(5):522-30. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2013-000535. Epub 2014 Feb 12.

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.

Lippe MP, Carter P. End-of-Life Care Teaching Strategies in Prelicensure Nursing Education. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2015 Feb;17(1):31-9.


Bassah N, Seymour J, Cox K. A modified systematic review of research evidence about education for pre-registration nurses in palliative care. BMC Palliat Care. 2014 Dec 10;13:56.

Gillan PC, Jeong S, van der Riet PJ. End of life care simulation: a review of the literature. Nurse Educ Today. 2014 May;34(5):766-74. Epub 2013 Oct 23.

Gillan PC, van der Riet PJ, Jeong S. End of life care education, past and present: a review of the literature. Nurse Educ Today. 2014 Mar;34(3):331-42.Epub 2013 Jul 7.

Kottewar SA, Bearelly D, Bearelly S, Johnson ED, Fleming DA. Residents' end-of-life training experience: a literature review of interventions. J Palliat Med. 2014 Jun;17(6):725-32. Epub 2014 May 14.

Nevis I. Educational Intervention in End-of-Life Care: An Evidence-Based Analysis. Ont Health Technol Assess Ser. 2014 Dec 1;14(17):1-30. eCollection 2014.

Reigada C, Pais-Ribeiro JL, Novellas A. Educational programs for family caregivers in palliative care: A literature review. J Palliat Care Med. 2014;4:195. [No abstract available]

Sockalingam S, Tan A, Hawa R, Pollex H, Abbey S, Hodges BD. Interprofessional education for delirium care: a systematic review. J Interprof Care. 2014 Jul;28(4):345-51.


Brody AA, Galvin JE. A review of interprofessional dissemination and education interventions for recognizing and managing dementia. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2013;34(3):225-56.

Frey RA, Gott M, Neil H. Instruments used to measure the effectiveness of palliative care education initiatives at the undergraduate level: a critical literature review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2013 Mar;3(1):114-9.Epub 2012 Dec 1.

Morris S, Wilmot A, Hill M, Ockenden N, Payne S. A narrative literature review of the contribution of volunteers in end-of-life care services. Palliat Med. 2013 May;27(5):428-36. Epub 2012 Jul 24.

Pulsford D, Jackson G, O'Brien T, Yates S, Duxbury J. Classroom-based and distance learning education and training courses in end-of-life care for health and social care staff: a systematic review. Palliat Med. 2013 Mar;27(3):221-35.


Cavaye, Joyce; Watts, Jacqueline H; End-of-life education in the pre-registration nursing curriculum: Patient, carer, nurse and student perspectives. Journal of Research in Nursing. Vol.17(4), Jul 2012, pp. 317-326.

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.


Schildmann EK, Higginson IJ. Evaluating psycho-educational interventions for informal carers of patients receiving cancer care or palliative care: Strengths and limitations of different study designs. Palliat Med. 2011 Jun;25(4):345-56. Epub 2011 Jan 12.


Durbin CR, Fish AF, Bachman JA, Smith KV. Systematic review of educational interventions for improving advance directive completion. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2010 Sep 1;42(3):234-41.

Shaw EA, Marshall D, Howard M, Taniguchi A, Winemaker S, Burns S. A systematic review of postgraduate palliative care curricula. J Palliat Med. 2010 Sep;13(9):1091-108.

Stiles CR, Biondo PD, Cummings G, Hagen NA. Clinical trials focusing on cancer pain educational interventions: core components to include during planning and reporting. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 Aug;40(2):301-8. Epub 2010 Jun 11.

Uitterhoeve RJ, Bensing JM, Grol RP, Demulder PH, VAN Achterberg T. The effect of communication skills training on patient outcomes in cancer care: a systematic review of the literature. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2010 Jul;19(4):442-57. Epub 2009 Dec 17.


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.

Hermanns M, Mastel-Smith B, Lilly ML, Deardorff K, Price C. Teaching theoretically based interventions: Use of life review. Int J Hum Caring. 2009;13(4):44-9. No abstract Available.


Adriaansen M, van Achterberg T. The content and effects of palliative care courses for nurses: a literature review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2008 Mar;45(3):471-85. Epub 2007 May 16.


Alvarez MP, Agra Y. Systematic review of educational interventions in palliative care for primary care physicians. Palliat Med. 2006 Oct;20(7):673-83.

Bugge E, Higginson IJ. Palliative care and the need for education - do we know what makes a difference? a limited systematic review. Health Educ J. 2006;65(2):101-25.

Gysels M, Richardson A, Higginson IJ. Communication training for health professionals who care for patients with cancer: a systematic review of training methods. Support Care Cancer. 2005 Jun;13(6):356-66. Epub 2004 Dec 7.

Kennedy Sheldon L. Communication in oncology care: the effectiveness of skills training workshops for healthcare providers. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2005 Jun;9(3):305-12.


Gysels M, Richardson A, Higginson IJ. Communication training for health professionals who care for patients with cancer: a systematic review of training methods. Support Care Cancer. 2005 Jun;13(6):356-66. Epub 2004 Dec 7.


Frank C, Whiting N. Get the code status: teaching housestaff about end-of-life communication with older patients. Geriatr Today. 2004 Feb-Mar;7(1):6-9. No abstract available.

Lloyd-Williams M, MacLeod RD. A systematic review of teaching and learning in palliative care within the medical undergraduate curriculum. Med Teach. 2004 Dec;26(8):683-90.

Moore PM, Wilkinson SSM, Rivera Mercado S. Communication skills training for health care professionals working with cancer patients, their families and/or carers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004;(2):CD003751. [Updated 2013]


Thielemann P. Educational needs of home caregivers of terminally ill: literature review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2000 Jul-Aug;17(4):253-7.


Glare P. Palliative care in teaching hospitals: achievement or aberration? Prog Palliat Care 1998;6:4-9. No abstract available.


Billings JA, Block S. Palliative care in undergraduate medical education. Status report and future directions. JAMA. 1997 Sep 3;278(9):733-8.

Hanson L, Tulsky J, Danis M. Can clinical interventions change care at the end of life? Ann Intern Med. 1997 Mar 1;126(5):381-8.

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