Review collection - Care pathways 

62 Reviews


Byrne A, Torrens-Burton A, Sivell S, Moraes FY, Bulbeck H, Bernstein M, Nelson A, Fielding H. Early palliative interventions for improving outcomes in people with a primary malignant brain tumour and their carers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2022 Jan 6;1(1):CD013440. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD013440.pub2.

Cook O, Doran J, Crosbie K, Sweeney P, Millard I, O'Connor M. Palliative care needs and models of care for people who use drugs and/or alcohol: A mixed methods systematic review. Palliat Med. 2022 Feb 20:2692163211061994. doi: 10.1177/02692163211061994. Epub ahead of print.

Davies H, Waduud MA, Laloo R, Wyld L, Wallace T, de Siqueira JR, Bennett MI, Scott DJA. Palliative Care Interventions for Peripheral Artery Disease: A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis. J Palliat Med. 2022 Feb;25(2):319-326. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2021.0393. Epub 2021 Dec 2.

D'Eer L, Quintiens B, Van den Block L, Dury S, Deliens L, Chambaere K, Smets T, Cohen J. Civic engagement in serious illness, death, and loss: A systematic mixed-methods review. Palliat Med. 2022 Mar 14:2692163221077850. doi: 10.1177/02692163221077850. Epub ahead of print.

Ebneter AS, Sauter TC, Christen A, Eychmueller S. Feasibility, acceptability and needs in telemedicine for palliative care. Swiss Med Wkly. 2022 Mar 9;152(9-10):Swiss Med Wkly. 2022;152:w30148. doi: 10.4414/smw.2022.w30148.

Fernandes Pedro J, Reis-Pina P. Palliative Care in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure: A Systematic Review. Acta Med Port. 2022 Feb 1;35(2):111-118. doi: 10.20344/amp.15963. Epub 2022 Feb 1.

Heufel M, Kourouche S, Angela Lo WS, Thomas B, Hood L, Curtis K. End of life care pathways in the Emergency Department and their effects on patient and health service outcomes: An integrative review. Int Emerg Nurs. 2022 Mar;61:101153. doi: 10.1016/j.ienj.2022.101153. Epub 2022 Feb 28.

Liu VL, Lin SC, Harding R. Conceptual Models and Mechanisms of Action that Underpin End-of-Life Care Interventions to Improve Spiritual Well-Being. J Palliat Med. 2022 Jan;25(1):106-118. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2021.0223. Epub 2021 Aug 25.

Madariaga A, Lau J, Ghoshal A, Dzierżanowski T, Larkin P, Sobocki J, Dickman A, Furness K, Fazelzad R, Crawford GB, Lheureux S. MASCC multidisciplinary evidence-based recommendations for the management of malignant bowel obstruction in advanced cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2022 Mar 10. doi: 10.1007/s00520-022-06889-8. Epub ahead of print.

Miele F, Neresini F, Boniolo G, Paccagnella O. Supportive care for older people with dementia: Socio-organisational implications. Ageing Soc. 2022;42(2):376-408. doi: 10.1017/S0144686X20000938

Öhlén J, Böling S, HamdanAlshehri H, Brännström M, Henoch I, Hessman E, Nilsson S, Ozanne A. Strategies for knowledge translation of a palliative approach outside specialized palliative care services: a scoping review. BMC Palliat Care. 2022 Mar 22;21(1):39. doi: 10.1186/s12904-022-00929-0.

Quintiens B, D'Eer L, Deliens L, Van den Block L, Chambaere K, De Donder L, Cohen J, Smets T. Area-Based Compassionate Communities: A systematic integrative review of existing initiatives worldwide. Palliat Med. 2022 Mar;36(3):422-442. doi: 10.1177/02692163211067363.

Riley K, Hupcey JE, Kowalchik K. Palliative Care in Severe and Persistent Mental Illness: A Systematic Review. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2022 Mar 10. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000855. Epub ahead of print.


Buck D, Tucker S, Roe B, Hughes J, Challis D. Hospital admissions and place of death of residents of care homes receiving specialist healthcare services: A systematic review without meta-analysis. J Adv Nurs. 2021 Sep 17. doi: 10.1111/jan.15043. Epub ahead of print.

da Silva TC, Nietsche EA, Cogo SB. Palliative care in Primary Health Care: an integrative literature review. Rev Bras Enferm. 2021 Sep 29;75(1):e20201335. English, Portuguese. doi: 10.1590/0034-7167-2020-1335.

Dewhurst F, Hanratty B, Frew K, Paes P, Walker R, Barnes C, Maddock H, Elverson J, Byrne-Davis L. Palliative medicine trainees be should learn about frailty: meta-synthesis and Delphi study to establish curriculum content. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021 Nov 23:bmjspcare-2021-003013. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003013. Epub ahead of print.

Elliott E, Watson T, Singh D, Wong C, Lo SS; AAHPM Research Committee Writing Group. Outcomes of Specialty Palliative Care Interventions for Patients with Hematologic Malignancies: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Mar 24:S0885-3924(21)00238-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.03.014. Epub ahead of print.

Hansen MP. Using the Evidence for Palliative Care to Improve Outcomes for Patients With Heart Failure. Am J Crit Care. 2021 Nov 1;30(6):479-482. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2021905.

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.

Mason B, Boyd K, Doubal F, Barber M, Brady M, Cowey E, Visvanathan A, Lewis S, Gallacher K, Morton S, Mead GE. Core Outcome Measures for Palliative and End-of-Life Research After Severe Stroke: Mixed-Method Delphi Study. Stroke. 2021 Nov;52(11):3507-3513. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.032650. Epub 2021 Jul 16.

Metaxa V, Anagnostou D, Vlachos S, Arulkumaran N, Besemmane S, van Dusseldorp I, Aslakson RA, Davidson JE, Gerritsen RT, Hartog C, Curtis JR. Palliative care interventions in intensive care unit patients. Intensive Care Med. 2021 Oct 15. doi: 10.1007/s00134-021-06544-6. Epub ahead of print.

Mo L, Geng Y, Chang YK, Philip J, Collins A, Hui D. Referral criteria to specialist palliative care for patients with dementia: A systematic review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Mar 2. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17070. Epub ahead of print.

Palmer E, Kavanagh E, Visram S, Bourke AM, Forrest I, Exley C. Which factors influence the quality of end-of-life care in interstitial lung disease? A systematic review with narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2021 Dec 17:2692163211059340. doi: 10.1177/02692163211059340. Epub ahead of print.

Papavasiliou E, Hoare S, Bowers B, Kelly MP, Barclay S. Out-of-hours services and end-of-life hospital admissions: a complex intervention systematic review and narrative synthesis. Br J Gen Pract. 2021 Jun 25:BJGP.2021.0194. doi: 10.3399/BJGP.2021.0194. Epub ahead of print.

Rumbold B, Aoun SM. Palliative and End-of-Life Care Service Models: To What Extent Are Consumer Perspectives Considered? Healthcare (Basel). 2021 Sep 28;9(10):1286. doi: 10.3390/healthcare9101286.

Saarinen J, Mishina K, Soikkeli-Jalonen A, Haavisto E. Family members' participation in palliative inpatient care: An integrative review. Scand J Caring Sci. 2021 Dec 27. doi: 10.1111/scs.13062. Epub ahead of print.

Silva TCD, Nietsche EA, Cogo SB. Palliative care in Primary Health Care: an integrative literature review. Rev Bras Enferm. 2021 Sep 29;75(1):e20201335. English, Portuguese. doi: 10.1590/0034-7167-2020-1335.

van Vuuren J, Thomas B, Agarwal G, MacDermott S, Kinsman L, O'Meara P, Spelten E. Reshaping healthcare delivery for elderly patients: the role of community paramedicine; a systematic review. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 Jan 6;21(1):29. doi: 10.1186/s12913-020-06037-0.

Walsh SC, Murphy E, Devane D, Sampson EL, Connolly S, Carney P, O'Shea E. Palliative care interventions in advanced dementia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2021 Sep 28;9(9):CD011513. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011513.pub3. [Update]


Butler SJ, Ellerton L, Gershon AS, Goldstein RS, Brooks D. Comparison of end-of-life care in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or lung cancer: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2020 Jun 2:269216320929556. doi: 10.1177/0269216320929556. 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.

Kapnadak SG, Dimango E, Hadjiliadis D, Hempstead SE, Tallarico E, Pilewski JM, Faro A, Albright J, Benden C, Blair S, Dellon EP, Gochenour D, Michelson P, Moshiree B, Neuringer I, Riedy C, Schindler T, Singer LG, Young D, Vignola L, Zukosky J, Simon RH. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation consensus guidelines for the care of individuals with advanced cystic fibrosis lung disease. J Cyst Fibros. 2020 Feb 27:S1569-1993(20)30064-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2020.02.015. Epub ahead of print.

Kavalieratos D, Georgiopoulos AM, Dhingra L, Basile MJ, Rabinowitz E, Hempstead SE, Faro A, Dellon EP; Committee on Palliative Care in Cystic Fibrosis. Models of Palliative Care Delivery for Individuals with Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Evidence-Informed Consensus Guidelines. J Palliat Med. 2020 Sep 16. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0311. Epub ahead of print.

Kochovska S, Garcia MV, Bunn F, Goodman C, Luckett T, Parker D, Phillips JL, Sampson EL, van der Steen JT, Agar MR. Components of palliative care interventions addressing the needs of people with dementia living in long-term care: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2020 Feb 4:269216319900141. doi: 10.1177/0269216319900141. Epub ahead of print.

Lawlor PG, Rutkowski NA, MacDonald AR, Ansari MT, Sikora L, Momoli F, Kanji S, Wright DK, Rosenberg E, Hosie A, Pereira JL, Meagher D, Rice J, Scott J, Bush SH. A Scoping Review to Map Empirical Evidence Regarding Key Domains and Questions in the Clinical Pathway of Delirium in Palliative Care. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Mar;57(3):661-681.e12. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.12.002. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Mataqi M, Aslanpour Z. Factors influencing palliative care in advanced dementia: a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Jun;10(2):145-156. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001692. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Mills SEE, Geneen LJ, Buchanan D, Guthrie B, Smith BH. Factors associated with unscheduled care use by cancer decedents: a systematic review with narrative synthesis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Oct 13:bmjspcare-2020-002410. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002410. Epub ahead of print.

Salins N, Ghoshal A, Hughes S, Preston N. How views of oncologists and haematologists impacts palliative care referral: a systematic review. BMC Palliat Care. 2020 Nov 23;19(1):175. doi: 10.1186/s12904-020-00671-5.

Vickery J, Compton L, Allard J, Beeson T, Howard J, Pittman J. Pressure Injury Prevention and Wound Management for the Patient Who Is Actively Dying: Evidence-Based Recommendations to Guide Care. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2020 Nov/Dec;47(6):569-575. doi: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000702.


Aziz HA, Lunde J, Barraco R, Como JJ, Cooper Z, Hayward T 3rd, Hwang F, Lottenberg L, Mentzer C, Mosenthal A, Mukherjee K, Nash J, Robinson B, Staudenmayer K, Wright R, Yon J, Crandall M. Evidence-based review of trauma center care and routine palliative care processes for geriatric trauma patients; A collaboration from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Patient Assessment Committee, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Geriatric Trauma Committee, and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Guidelines Committee. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Apr;86(4):737-743. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002155.

Cheng BT, Rost M, De Clercq E, Arnold L, Elger BS, Wangmo T. Palliative care initiation in pediatric oncology patients: A systematic review. Cancer Med. 2019 Jan;8(1):3-12. doi: 10.1002/cam4.1907. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Cui X, Dong W, Zheng H, Li H. Collaborative care intervention for patients with chronic heart failure: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Mar;98(13):e14867. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000014867.

Donald EE, Stajduhar KI. A scoping review of palliative care for persons with severe persistent mental illness. Palliat Support Care. 2019 Mar 19:1-9. doi: 10.1017/S1478951519000087. [Epub ahead of print]

Fusi-Schmidhauser T, Riglietti A, Froggatt K, Preston N. Palliative Care Provision for Patients with Advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Systematic Integrative Literature Review. COPD. 2019 Feb 4:1-12. doi: 10.1080/15412555.2019.1566893. [Epub ahead of print]

Phillips G, Lifford K, Edwards A, Poolman M, Joseph-Williams N. Do published patient decision aids for end-of-life care address patients' decision-making needs? A systematic review and critical appraisal. Palliat Med. 2019 Jun 14:269216319854186. doi: 10.1177/0269216319854186. [Epub ahead of print]

Rowbotham NJ, Palser SC, Smith SJ, Smyth AR. Infection prevention and control in cystic fibrosis: a systematic review of interventions. Expert Rev Respir Med. 2019 Mar 20:1-10. doi: 10.1080/17476348.2019.1595594. [Epub ahead of print]

van Jaarsveld MF, Gwyther L. A systematic review of literature to evaluate the burden of physical and psychological symptoms and palliative care in patients diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Afr J Thorac Crit Care Med. 2019 Apr 12;25(1):10.7196/AJTCCM.2019.v25i1.231. doi: 10.7196/AJTCCM.2019.v25i1.231.


Brown CL, Menec V. Integrated Care Approaches Used for Transitions from Hospital to Community Care: A Scoping Review. Can J Aging. 2018 Jun;37(2):145-170. doi: 10.1017/S0714980818000065. Epub 2018 Apr 10.

Bush RA, Pérez A, Baum T, Etland C, Connelly CD. A systematic review of the use of the electronic health record for patient identification, communication, and clinical support in palliative care. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 July 06. doi: 10.1093/jamiaopen/ooy028. [Epub ahead of print].

Jeon YS, Kearney AM, Baker PG. Management of hiccups in palliative care patients. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2018 Mar;8(1):1-6. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2016-001264. Epub 2017 Jul 13.

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.

May P, Normand C, Cassel JB, Del Fabbro E, Fine RL, Menz R, Morrison CA, Penrod JD, Robinson C, Morrison RS. Economics of Palliative Care for Hospitalized Adults With Serious Illness. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Jun 1;178(6):820-829. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.0750.

Mileski M, Baar Topinka J, Brooks M, Lonidier C, Linker K, Vander Veen K. Sensory and memory stimulation as a means to care for individuals with dementia in long-term care facilities. Clin Interv Aging. 2018 May 17;13:967-974. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S153113. eCollection 2018.

Ong CY, Low SG, Vasanwala FF, Baikunje S, Low LL. Varicella infections in patients with end stage renal disease: a systematic review. BMC Nephrol. 2018 Jul 24;19(1):185. doi: 10.1186/s12882-018-0976-4.

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.

Sehl J, O'Doherty J, O'Connor R, O'Sullivan B, O'Regan A. Adherence to COPD management guidelines in general practice? A review of the literature. Ir J Med Sci. 2018 May;187(2):403-407. doi: 10.1007/s11845-017-1651-7. Epub 2017 Jul 22.

Stone CJL, Vaid HM, Selvam R, Ashworth A, Robinson A, Digby GC. Multidisciplinary Clinics in Lung Cancer Care: A Systematic Review. Clin Lung Cancer. 2018 Jul;19(4):323-330.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.cllc.2018.02.001. Epub 2018 Feb 21.

Surr CA, Griffiths AW, Kelley R. Implementing Dementia Care Mapping as a practice development tool in dementia care services: a systematic review. Clin Interv Aging. 2018 Jan 26;13:165-177. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S138836. eCollection 2018.​

Zhou B, Zhan C, Ding Y, Yan S, Zheng S. Role of palliative resection of the primary pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor in patients with unresectable metastatic liver disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Onco Targets Ther. 2018 Feb 23;11:975-982. doi: 10.2147/OTT.S158171. eCollection 2018.


Carpenter JG. Hospital Palliative Care Teams and Post-Acute Care in Nursing Facilities: An Integrative Review. Res Gerontol Nurs. 2017 Jan 1;10(1):25-34. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20161209-02.

Husebø BS, Flo E, Engedal K. The Liverpool Care Pathway: A systematic review discarded in cancer patients but good enough for dying nursing home patients? BMC Med Ethics. 2017 Aug 9;18(1):48. doi: 10.1186/s12910-017-0205-x.

Sullivan DO, Mannix M, Timmons S. Integrated Care Pathways and Care Bundles for Dementia in Acute Care: Concept Versus Evidence. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2017 Jun;32(4):189-193. doi: 10.1177/1533317517698791. Epub 2017 Apr 12.


Dy SM, Apostol C, Martinez KA, Aslakson RA. Continuity, coordination, and transitions of care for patients with serious and advanced illness: a systematic review of interventions. J Palliat Med. 2013 Apr;16(4):436-45. Epub 2013 Mar 14.


Chan RJ, Webster J. A Cochrane review of the effects of end-of-life care pathways: Do they improve patient outcomes? Aust J Cancer Nurs. 2011 Nov; 12(2):26-30.


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