Review collection - Last days of life 

130 reviews

2022

DeForge C, George M, South K, McHugh M, Smaldone A. Systematic review and meta-analysis of interventions for ICU surrogates making end-of-life decisions. Crit Care Med. 2022 Jan;50(1):421. doi: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000809732.85202.40

Latimer S, Walker RM, Ray-Barruel G, Shaw J, Mackrell K, Hunt T, Gillespie BM. Defining and Describing Terminal Ulcers in Adults at End of Life: An Integrative Review. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2022 Apr 1;35(4):225-233. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000798032.98853.95.

Vernon E, Hughes MC, Kowalczyk M. Measuring effectiveness in community-based palliative care programs: A systematic review. Soc Sci Med. 2022 Mar;296:114731. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.114731. Epub 2022 Jan 19.

2021

Beltran SJ, Hamel MN. Caring for Dying Infants: A Systematic Review of Healthcare Providers' Perspectives of Neonatal Palliative Care. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Aug;38(8):1013-1027. doi: 10.1177/1049909120965949. Epub 2020 Oct 15.

Bennett FB, Hadidi NN, O'Conner-Von SK. End-Of-Life Care Communication in Long-Term Care Among Nurses, Residents, and Families: A Critical Review of Qualitative Research. J Gerontol Nurs. 2021 Jul;47(7):43-49. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20210604-03. Epub 2021 Jul 1.

Browne B, Kupeli N, Moore KJ, Sampson EL, Davies N. Defining end of life in dementia: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2021 Jun 17:2692163211025457. doi: 10.1177/02692163211025457. Epub ahead of print.

Cardona M, Stehlik P, Fawzy P, Byambasuren O, Anderson J, Clark J, Sun S, Scott I. Effectiveness and sustainability of deprescribing for hospitalized older patients near end of life: a systematic review. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2021 Jan;20(1):81-91. doi: 10.1080/14740338.2021.1853704. Epub 2020 Dec 21.

Cheng G, Chen C. End-of-Life Needs of Dying Patients and Their Families in Mainland China: A Systematic Review. Omega (Westport). 2021 Feb 24:30222821997340. doi: 10.1177/0030222821997340. Epub ahead of print.

Cooper A, Dains JE. Advanced Care Planning and End-of-life Outcomes in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Aug;38(8):995-1003. doi: 10.1177/1049909120971566. Epub 2020 Nov 9.

Corradi-Perini C, Beltrão JR, Ribeiro URVCO. Circumstances Related to Moral Distress in Palliative Care: An Integrative Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Nov;38(11):1391-1397. doi: 10.1177/1049909120978826. Epub 2020 Dec 7.

Cripe LD, Vater LB, Lilly JA, Larimer A, Hoffmann ML, Frankel RM. Goals of care communication and higher-value care for patients with advanced-stage cancer: A systematic review of the evidence. Patient Educ Couns. 2021 Aug 27:S0738-3991(21)00560-7. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2021.08.016. Epub ahead of print.

Das D, Ali M, Hussain IA, Ingram JTN, Johnstone RS, Lopes JJ, Wadee T, Chakraborty N. What do we know about patients' perspectives and expectations relating to palliative and end-of-life care in advanced liver disease? A systematic review of qualitative literature using ENTREQ guidelines. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021 Jul 7:bmjspcare-2021-003057. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003057. Epub ahead of print.

Dingley C, Ruckdeschel A, Kotula K, Lekhak N. Implementation and outcomes of complementary therapies in hospice care: an integrative review. Palliat Care Soc Pract. 2021 Oct 26;15:26323524211051753. doi: 10.1177/26323524211051753.

Dittborn M, Turrillas P, Maddocks M, Leniz J. Attitudes and preferences towards palliative and end of life care in patients with advanced illness and their family caregivers in Latin America: A mixed studies systematic review. Palliat Med. 2021 Aug 2:2692163211029514. doi: 10.1177/02692163211029514. Epub ahead of print.

Estrada LV, Agarwal M, Stone PW. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Nursing Home End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Review. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021 Feb;22(2):279-290.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2020.12.005. Epub 2021 Jan 9.

Hall A, Boulton E, Kunonga P, Spiers G, Beyer F, Bower P, Craig D, Todd C, Hanratty B. Identifying older adults with frailty approaching end-of-life: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2021 Sep 14:2692163211045917. doi: 10.1177/02692163211045917. Epub ahead of print.

Hasan F, Widger K, Sung L, Wheaton L. End-of-Life Childhood Cancer Research: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics. 2021 Mar;147(3):e2020003780. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-003780.

Hatefimoadab N, Cheraghi MA, Benton DC, Pashaeypoor S. Ethical advocacy in the end-of-life nursing care: A concept analysis. Nurs Forum. 2022 Jan;57(1):127-135. doi: 10.1111/nuf.12656. Epub 2021 Sep 21.

Juárez-Villegas LE, Altamirano-Bustamante MM, Zapata-Tarrés MM. Decision-Making at End-of-Life for Children With Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Bioethical Analysis. Front Oncol. 2021 Oct 15;11:739092. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.739092.

Jung MY, Matthews AK. A Systematic Review of Clinical Interventions Facilitating End-of-Life Communication Between Patients and Family Caregivers. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Feb;38(2):180-190. doi: 10.1177/1049909120929323. Epub 2020 May 28.

Kelly M, Mitchell I, Walker I, Mears J, Scholz B. End-of-life care in natural disasters including epidemics and pandemics: a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021 Mar 17:bmjspcare-2021-002973. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-002973. Epub ahead of print.

Kim K, Jang SG, Lee KS. A Network Analysis of Research Topics and Trends in End-of-Life Care and Nursing. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jan 4;18(1):313. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18010313.

Kirkland SW, Ghalab A, Kruhlak M, Ruske H, Campbell S, Yang EH, Villa-Roel C, Rowe BH. An Assessment of Emergency Department-Based Interventions for Patients with Advanced or End-Stage Illness: A Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2021 Feb 8. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0607. Epub ahead of print.

Kukla H, Herrler A, Strupp J, Voltz R. The effects of confronting one's own end of life on older individuals and those with a life-threatening disease: A systematic literature review. Palliat Med. 2021 Sep 6:2692163211042528. doi: 10.1177/02692163211042528. Epub ahead of print.

Lin SC, Huang MC, Yasmara D, Wuu HL. Impact of palliative care on end-of-life care and place of death in children, adolescents, and young adults with life-limiting conditions: A systematic review. Palliat Support Care. 2021 Jan 22:1-13. doi: 10.1017/S1478951520001455. Epub ahead of print.

Liu L, Zhao YY, Yang C, Chan HY. Gamification for promoting advance care planning: A mixed-method systematic review and meta-analysis. Palliat Med. 2021 Mar 29:2692163211005343. doi: 10.1177/02692163211005343. Epub ahead of print.

Marra AR, Puig-Asensio M, Balkenende E, Livorsi DJ, Goto M, Perencevich EN. Antibiotic use during end-of-life care: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 May;42(5):523-529. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.1241. Epub 2020 Nov 11.

Mascio R, Best M, Lynch S, Phillips J, Jones K. Factors influencing nurse spiritual care practices at the end of life: A systematic review. Palliat Support Care. 2021 Dec 7:1-19. doi: 10.1017/S1478951521001851. Epub ahead of print.

McGlinchey T, Mason SR, Smeding R, Goosensen A, Ruiz-Torreras I, Haugen DF, Bakan M, Ellershaw JE. ILIVE Project Volunteer study. Developing international consensus for a European Core Curriculum for hospital end-of-life-care volunteer services, to train volunteers to support patients in the last weeks of life: A Delphi study. Palliat Med. 2021 Oct 20:2692163211045305. doi: 10.1177/02692163211045305. Epub ahead of print.

O'Connor T, Paterson C, Gibson J, Strickland K. The conscious state of the dying patient: An integrative review. Palliat Support Care. 2021 Oct 7:1-13. doi: 10.1017/S1478951521001541. Epub ahead of print.

Olsson MM, Windsor C, Chambers S, Green TL. A Scoping Review of End-of-Life Communication in International Palliative Care Guidelines for Acute Care Settings. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Dec 1:S0885-3924(20)30902-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.11.032. Epub ahead of print.

Peran D, Uhlir M, Loucka M, Pekara J, Kolouch P. Approaching the end of their lives under blue lights and sirens - scoping review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 May 11:S0885-3924(21)00323-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.04.023. Epub ahead of print.

Petreca VG. Death and Dying in Prison: An Integrative Review of the Literature. J Forensic Nurs. 2021 Apr 8. doi: 10.1097/JFN.0000000000000318. Epub ahead of print.

Piette V, Beernaert K, Cohen J, Pauwels NS, Scherrens AL, van der Werff Ten Bosch J, Deliens L. Healthcare interventions improving and reducing quality of life in children at the end of life: a systematic review. Pediatr Res. 2021 Apr;89(5):1065-1077. doi: 10.1038/s41390-020-1036-x. Epub 2020 Jul 9.

Robijn L, Deliens L, Scherrens AL, Pauwels NS, Pype P, Rietjens J, Chambaere K. A systematic review of quality improvement initiatives for continuous sedation until death. Palliat Med. 2021 Apr;35(4):670-682. doi: 10.1177/0269216321996990. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Roca-Biosca A, Rubio-Rico L, De Molina-Fernández MI, Martinez-Castillo JF, Pancorbo-Hidalgo PL, García-Fernández FP. Kennedy terminal ulcer and other skin wounds at the end of life: An integrative review. J Tissue Viability. 2021 Feb 27:S0965-206X(21)00024-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jtv.2021.02.006. Epub ahead of print.

Sapeta P, Centeno C, Belar A, Arantzamendi M. Adaptation and continuous learning: integrative review of coping strategies of palliative care professionals. Palliat Med. 2021 Sep 23:2692163211047149. doi: 10.1177/02692163211047149. Epub ahead of print.

Shepherd J, Waller A, Sanson-Fisher R, Clark K. Nurses' perceptions, experiences and involvement in the provision of end-of-life care in acute hospitals: A mapping review of research output, quality and effectiveness. Int J Nurs Stud. 2021 Oct;122:104007. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2021.104007. Epub 2021 Jun 25.

Shepperd S, Gonçalves-Bradley DC, Straus SE, Wee B. Hospital at home: home-based end-of-life care. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2021 Mar 16;3:CD009231. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009231.pub3.

Shih DYA, Lu PQ. Decision Making of Artificial Nutrition and Hydration for cancer patients at terminal stage- A systematic review of the views from patients, families and healthcare professionals. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Apr 29:S0885-3924(21)00313-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.04.013. Epub ahead of print.

Shrestha S, Poudel A, Cardona M, Steadman KJ, Nissen LM. Impact of deprescribing dual-purpose medications on patient-related outcomes for older adults near end-of-life: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ther Adv Drug Saf. 2021 Oct 22;12:20420986211052343. doi: 10.1177/20420986211052343.

Stone P, White N, Oostendorp LJM, Llewellyn H, Vickerstaff V. Comparing the performance of the palliative prognostic (PaP) score with clinical predictions of survival: A systematic review. Eur J Cancer. 2021 Oct 11;158:27-35. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2021.08.049. Epub ahead of print.

Tark A, Song J, Parajuli J, Chae S, Stone PW. Are We Getting What We Really Want? A Systematic Review of Concordance Between Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Documentation and Subsequent Care Delivered at End-of-Life. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Sep;38(9):1142-1158. doi: 10.1177/1049909120976319. Epub 2020 Nov 28.

Vranas KC, Plinke W, Bourne D, Kansagara D, Lee RY, Kross EK, Slatore CG, Sullivan DR. The influence of POLST on treatment intensity at the end of life: A systematic review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Sep 22. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17447. Epub ahead of print.

Williamson LE, Evans CJ, Cripps RL, Leniz J, Yorganci E, Sleeman KE. Factors Associated With Emergency Department Visits by People With Dementia Near the End of Life: A Systematic Review. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021 Oct;22(10):2046-2055.e35. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2021.06.012. Epub 2021 Jul 14.

Yu CL, Yang FC, Yang SN, Tseng PT, Stubbs B, Yeh TC, Hsu CW, Li DJ, Liang CS. Psilocybin for End-of-Life Anxiety Symptoms: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Psychiatry Investig. 2021 Oct;18(10):958-967. doi: 10.30773/pi.2021.0209. Epub 2021 Oct 8.

2020

Collins A, Brown JEH, Mills J, Philip J. The impact of public health palliative care interventions on health system outcomes: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2020 Dec 23:269216320981722. doi: 10.1177/0269216320981722. 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 Sep;76(9):2222-2234. doi: 10.1111/jan.14416. Epub 2020 Jul 20.

Fox A, MacAndrew M, Ramis MA. Health outcomes of patients with dementia in acute care settings-A systematic review. Int J Older People Nurs. 2020 Mar 24:e12315. doi: 10.1111/opn.12315. Epub ahead of print.

González-González AI, Schmucker C, Nothacker J, Nury E, Dinh TS, Brueckle MS, Blom JW, van den Akker M, Röttger K, Wegwarth O, Hoffmann T, Gerlach FM, Straus SE, Meerpohl JJ, Muth C. End-of-Life Care Preferences of Older Patients with Multimorbidity: A Mixed Methods Systematic Review. J Clin Med. 2020 Dec 29;10(1):91. doi: 10.3390/jcm10010091.

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. 2020 Oct 21:S0885-3924(20)30824-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.10.018. Epub ahead of print.

Kingdon A, Spathis A, Brodrick R, Clarke G, Kuhn I, Barclay S. What is the impact of clinically assisted hydration in the last days of life? A systematic literature review and narrative synthesis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Oct 12:bmjspcare-2020-002600. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002600. Epub ahead of print.

Kwok HHY, Low J, Devakumar D, Candy B. Experience and perspectives on palliative or end-of-life care of Chinese people and their families as immigrants to high-income countries: a systematic review and thematic synthesis. BMJ Glob Health. 2020 Dec;5(12):e003232. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-003232.

Miller KA, Baird J, Lira J, Herrera Eguizabal J, Fei S, Kysh L, Lotstein D. The Use of Telemedicine for Home-Based Palliative Care for Children With Serious Illness: A Scoping Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Dec 19:S0885-3924(20)30942-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.12.004. Epub ahead of print.

Ortega Romero S, Velando-Soriano A, Romero-Bejar JL, Vargas-Román K, Albendín-García L, Suleiman-Martos N, Cañadas-De la Fuente GA. Nurses Training and Capacitation for Palliative Care in Emergency Units: A Systematic Review. Medicina (Kaunas). 2020 Nov 26;56(12):648. doi: 10.3390/medicina56120648.

Pedrosa Carrasco AJ, Volberg C, Pedrosa DJ, Berthold D. Patient Safety in Palliative and End-of-Life Care: A Text Mining Approach and Systematic Review of Definitions. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Dec 3:1049909120971825. doi: 10.1177/1049909120971825. Epub ahead of print.

Tan AJN, Tiew LH, Shorey S. Experiences and needs of parents of palliative paediatric oncology patients: A meta-synthesis. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2020 Dec 17:e13388. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13388. Epub ahead of print.

Tark A, Song J, Parajuli J, Chae S, Stone PW. Are We Getting What We Really Want? A Systematic Review of Concordance Between Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Documentation and Subsequent Care Delivered at End-of-Life. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Nov 28:1049909120976319. doi: 10.1177/1049909120976319. Epub ahead of print.

Wattanapisit S, Wagland R, Hunt K. Prognostic disclosure and quality of life in palliative care: a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Nov 30:bmjspcare-2020-002460. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002460. Epub ahead of print.

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.

2019

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]

Tapp D, Chenacher S, Gérard NPA, Bérubé-Mercier P, Gelinas C, Douville F, Desbiens JF. Observational Pain Assessment Instruments for Use With Nonverbal Patients at the End-of-life: A Systematic Review. J Palliat Care. 2019 Jan 13:825859718816073. doi: 10.1177/0825859718816073. [Epub ahead of print]

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.

2018

Bowers B, Ryan R, Kuhn I, Barclay S. Anticipatory prescribing of injectable medications for adults at the end of life in the community: A systematic literature review and narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2018 Dec 4:269216318815796. doi: 10.1177/0269216318815796. [Epub ahead of print]

Brooks LA, Bloomer MJ, Manias E. Culturally sensitive communication at the end-of-life in the intensive care unit: A systematic review. Aust Crit Care. 2018 Sep 17. pii: S1036-7314(18)30057-2. doi: 10.1016/j.aucc.2018.07.003. [Epub ahead of print]

Cohen-Mansfield J, Skornick-Bouchbinder M, Brill S. Trajectories of End of Life: A Systematic Review. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2018 Apr 16;73(4):564-572. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbx093.

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]

Greenwood N, Menzies-Gow E, Nilsson D, Aubrey D, Emery CL, Richardson A. Experiences of older people dying in nursing homes: a narrative systematic review of qualitative studies. BMJ Open. 2018 Jun 4;8(6):e021285. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021285.

Gutiérrez Sánchez D, Pérez Cruzado D, Cuesta-Vargas AI. The quality of dying and death measurement instruments: A systematic psychometric review. J Adv Nurs. 2018 Apr 19. doi: 10.1111/jan.13687. [Epub ahead of print]

Herman M, Horner K, Ly J, Vayl Y. Deactivation of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Heart Failure: A Systematic Review. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2018 Feb;20(1):63-71.

Jansen K, Haugen DF, Pont L, Ruths S. Safety and Effectiveness of Palliative Drug Treatment in the Last Days of Life-A Systematic Literature Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Feb;55(2):508-521.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.06.010. Epub 2017 Aug 10.

Kim K, Heinze K, Xu J, Kurtz M, Park H, Foradori M, Nolan MT. Theories of Health Care Decision Making at the End of Life: A Meta-Ethnography. West J Nurs Res. 2018 Dec;40(12):1861-1884. doi: 10.1177/0193945917723010. Epub 2017 Aug 17.

Kupeli N, Candy B, Tamura-Rose G, Schofield G, Webber N, Hicks SE, Floyd T, Vivat B, Sampson EL, Stone P, Aspden T. Tools Measuring Quality of Death, Dying, and Care, Completed after Death: Systematic Review of Psychometric Properties. Patient. 2018 Aug 24. doi: 10.1007/s40271-018-0328-2. [Epub ahead of print]

Leblanc G, Boutin A, Shemilt M, Lauzier F, Moore L, Potvin V, Zarychanski R, Archambault P, Lamontagne F, Léger C, Turgeon AF. Incidence and impact of withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies in clinical trials of severe traumatic brain injury: A systematic review. Clin Trials. 2018 Aug;15(4):398-412. doi: 10.1177/1740774518771233. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

Long R, Havics B, Zembillas M, Kelly J, Amundson M. Elucidating the End-of-Life Experience of Persons With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Holist Nurs Pract. 2019 Jan/Feb;33(1):3-8. doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000301.

Madi F, Ismail H, Fouad FM, Kerbage H, Zaman S, Jayawickrama J, Sibai AM. Death, Dying, and End-of-Life Experiences Among Refugees: A Scoping Review. J Palliat Care. 2018 Nov 21:825859718812770. doi: 10.1177/0825859718812770. [Epub ahead of print]

Marsac ML, Kindler C, Weiss D, Ragsdale L. Let's Talk About It: Supporting Family Communication during End-of-Life Care of Pediatric Patients. J Palliat Med. 2018 Jun;21(6):862-878. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0307. Epub 2018 May 18.

Moon F, McDermott F, Kissane D. Systematic Review for the Quality of End-of-Life Care for Patients With Dementia in the Hospital Setting. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Jun 5:1049909118776985. doi: 10.1177/1049909118776985. [Epub ahead of print]

Pignatiello G, Hickman RL Jr, Hetland B. End-of-Life Decision Support in the ICU: Where Are We Now? West J Nurs Res. 2018 Jan;40(1):84-120. doi: 10.1177/0193945916676542. Epub 2016 Nov 9.

Rodrigues P, Crokaert J, Gastmans C. Palliative Sedation for Existential Suffering: A Systematic Review of Argument-Based Ethics Literature. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Jun;55(6):1577-1590. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.01.013. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Sagha Zadeh R, Eshelman P, Setla J, Kennedy L, Hon E, Basara A. Environmental Design for End-of-Life Care: An Integrative Review on Improving the Quality of Life and Managing Symptoms for Patients in Institutional Settings. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Mar;55(3):1018-1034. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.09.011. Epub 2017 Sep 19.

Sharpe KK, Noble C, Hiremagular B, Grealish L. Implementing an integrated pathway to care for the dying: is your organisation ready? Int J Palliat Nurs. 2018 Feb 2;24(2):70-78. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2018.24.2.70.

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]

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]

Wilson E, Caswell G, Turner N, Pollock K. Managing medicines for patients dying at home: A review of family caregivers' experiences. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Sep 11. pii: S0885-3924(18)30449-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.08.019. [Epub ahead of print]

2017

Forbat L, Kunicki N, Chapman M, Lovell C. How and why are subcutaneous fluids administered in an advanced illness population: a systematic review. J Clin Nurs. 2017 May;26(9-10):1204-1216. Epub 2017 Feb 14.

Lin Y, Myall M, Jarrett N. Uncovering the decision-making work of transferring dying patients home from critical care units: An integrative review. J Adv Nurs. 2017 Dec;73(12):2864-2876. doi: 10.1111/jan.13368. Epub 2017 Jul 17.

2016

Chan RJ, Webster J, Bowers A. End-of-life care pathways for improving outcomes in caring for the dying. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Feb 12;2:CD008006. [Update of 2013 article]

2015

Bruno VG. Hypodermoclysis: a literature review to assist in clinical practice. Einstein (Sao Paulo). 2015 Jan-Mar;13(1):122-8. Epub 2015 Mar 24.

Devery K, Rawlings D, Tieman J, Damarell R. Deathbed phenomena reported by patients in palliative care: clinical opportunities and responses. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2015 Mar;21(3):117-25. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2015.21.3.117.

Gent MJ, Fradsham S, Whyte GM, Mayland CR. What influences attitudes towards clinically assisted hydration in the care of dying patients? A review of the literature. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2015 Sep;5(3):223-31. Epub 2014 Mar 17.

van Beinum A, Hornby L, Ward R, Ramsay T, Dhanani S. Variations in the Operational Process of Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapy. Crit Care Med. 2015 Oct;43(10):e450-7.

2014

Guo Q1, Jacelon CS. An integrative review of dignity in end-of-life care. Palliat Med. 2014 Mar 31. [Epub ahead of print]

Ivanović N, Büche D, Fringer A. Voluntary stopping of eating and drinking at the end of life - a 'systematic search and review' giving insight into an option of hastening death in capacitated adults at the end of life. BMC Palliat Care. 2014 Jan 8;13(1):1. doi: 10.1186/1472-684X-13-1.

Kennedy C, Brooks-Young P, Brunton Gray C, Larkin P, Connolly M, Wilde-Larsson B, Larsson M, Smith T, Chater S. Diagnosing dying: an integrative literature review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2014 Sep;4(3):263-70. Epub 2014 Apr 29.

Tan LH, Delaney A Medical emergency teams and end-of-life care: a systematic review. Crit Care Resusc. 2014 Mar;16(1):62-8.

2013

Kehl KA, Kowalkowski JA. A systematic review of the prevalence of signs of impending death and symptoms in the last 2 weeks of life. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2013 Sep;30(6):601-16. Epub 2012 Dec 12.

2012

Candy B, Jones L, Varagunam M, Speck P, Tookman A, King M. Spiritual and religious interventions for well-being of adults in the terminal phase of disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 May 16;5:CD007544.

Watts T. Initiating end-of-life care pathways: a discussion paper. J Adv Nurs. 2012 Oct;68(10):2359-70. Epub 2011 Dec 29.

2011

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2010

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2009

Harris DG, Noble SI. Management of terminal hemorrhage in patients with advanced cancer: a systematic literature review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009 Dec;38(6):913-27. Epub.

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2008

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2007

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2006

Kain VJ, Yates PM, Barrett L, Bradley T, Circosta M, Hall A, Hardy J, Israel F, McLeod L, Vora R, Wheatley H. Developing guidelines for syringe driver management. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2006 Feb;12(2):60-9.

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2005

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2004

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2002

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