Review collection - Communication 

185 reviews


Ansari N, Wilson CM, Heneghan MB, Supiano K, Mooney K. How technology can improve communication and health outcomes in patients with advanced cancer: an integrative review. Support Care Cancer. 2022 Apr 12. doi: 10.1007/s00520-022-07037-y. Epub ahead of print.

Diegelmann S, Bidmon S, Terlutter R. Promoting advance care planning via mediated health resources: A systematic mixed studies review. Patient Educ Couns. 2022 Jan;105(1):15-29. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2021.06.008. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Dupont C, Smets T, Monnet F, Pivodic L, De Vleminck A, Van Audenhove C, Van den Block L. Publicly Available, Interactive Web-Based Tools to Support Advance Care Planning: Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res. 2022 Apr 20;24(4):e33320. doi: 10.2196/33320.

Novaes LMS, Paiva EMDC, O'Mahony A, Garcia ACM. Roleplay as an Educational Strategy in Palliative Care: A Systematic Integrative Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2022 May;39(5):570-580. doi: 10.1177/10499091211036703. Epub 2021 Aug 5.

Saretta M, Doñate-Martínez A, Alhambra-Borrás T. Barriers and facilitators for an effective palliative care communication with older people: A systematic review. Patient Educ Couns. 2022 Apr 7:S0738-3991(22)00148-3. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2022.04.003. Epub ahead of print.

van Kempen MM, Kochen EM, Kars MC. Insight into the content of and experiences with follow-up conversations with bereaved parents in paediatrics: A systematic review. Acta Paediatr. 2022 Jan 7. doi: 10.1111/apa.16248. Epub ahead of print.

Wray A, Seymour J, Greenley S, Boland JW. Parental terminal cancer and dependent children: a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2022 Jan 28:bmjspcare-2021-003094. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003094. Epub ahead of print.


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.

Carter C, Leanza F, Mohammed S, Upshur REG, Kontos P. A rapid scoping review of end-of-life conversations with frail older adults in Canada. Can Fam Physician. 2021 Nov;67(11):e298-e305. doi: 10.46747/cfp.6711e298.

Connolly T, Coats H, DeSanto K, Jones J. The experience of uncertainty for patients, families and healthcare providers in post-stroke palliative and end-of-life care: a qualitative meta-synthesis. Age Ageing. 2021 Feb 26;50(2):534-545. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afaa229.

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.

Ekberg S, Parry R, Land V, Ekberg K, Pino M, Antaki C, Jenkins L, Whittaker B. Communicating with patients and families about illness progression and end of life: a review of studies using direct observation of clinical practice. BMC Palliat Care. 2021 Dec 8;20(1):186. doi: 10.1186/s12904-021-00876-2.

Fernandes CS, Lourenço M, Vale B. Patient card games in palliative care: integrative review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021 Oct 27:bmjspcare-2021-003300. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003300. Epub ahead of print.

Finucane AM, O'Donnell H, Lugton J, Gibson-Watt T, Swenson C, Pagliari C. Digital health interventions in palliative care: a systematic meta-review. NPJ Digit Med. 2021 Apr 6;4(1):64. doi: 10.1038/s41746-021-00430-7.

Genuis SK, Luth W, Campbell S, Bubela T, Johnston WS. Communication About End of Life for Patients Living With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Scoping Review of the Empirical Evidence. Front Neurol. 2021 Aug 4;12:683197. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.683197.

Houlihan MCK, Mayahara M, Swanson B, Fogg L. A review of clinical trials of advance care planning interventions adapted for limited health literacy. Palliat Support Care. 2021 Aug 27:1-7. doi: 10.1017/S1478951521001152. Epub ahead of print.

Ikander T, Raunkiær M, Hansen O, Dieperink KB. Nurses' involvement in end-of-life discussions with incurable cancer patients and family caregivers: An integrative review. Palliat Support Care. 2021 May 6:1-12. doi: 10.1017/S1478951521000596. Epub ahead of print.

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. 2020 May 28:1049909120929323. doi: 10.1177/1049909120929323. Epub ahead of print.

Kuosmanen L, Hupli M, Ahtiluoto S, Haavisto E. Patient participation in shared decision-making in palliative care - an integrative review. J Clin Nurs. 2021 Dec;30(23-24):3415-3428. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15866. Epub 2021 May 24.

Li J, Lowres N, Koo FK, Gallagher R. A systematic review of quantitative and qualitative literature on health professionals' experiences communicating with Chinese immigrants. Int J Nurs Pract. 2021 May 19:e12960. doi: 10.1111/ijn.12960. Epub ahead of print.

Masoud B, Imane B, Naiire S. Patient awareness of palliative care: systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021 Oct 11:bmjspcare-2021-003072. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003072. Epub ahead of print.

Miller EM, Porter JE, Barbagallo MS. The experiences of health professionals, patients, and families with truth disclosure when breaking bad news in palliative care: A qualitative meta-synthesis. Palliat Support Care. 2021:1-12. doi:10.1017/S1478951521001243.

Moynihan KM, Dorste A, Siegel BD, Rabinowitz EJ, McReynolds A, October TW. Decision-Making, Ethics, and End-of-Life Care in Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Comprehensive Narrative Review. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2021 May 17. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000002766. Epub ahead of print.

Nagelschmidt K, Leppin N, Seifart C, Rief W, von Blanckenburg P. Systematic mixed-method review of barriers to end-of-life communication in the family context. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021 Sep;11(3):253-263. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002219. Epub 2020 Aug 27.

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.

Poveda-Moral S, Falcó-Pegueroles A, Ballesteros-Silva MP, Bosch-Alcaraz A. Barriers to Advance Care Planning Implementation in Health care: An Umbrella Review with Implications for Evidence-Based Practice. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2021 Oct;18(5):254-263. doi: 10.1111/wvn.12530. Epub 2021 Sep 10.

Pun JKH, Cheung KM, Chow CHJ. Teaching end-of-life communication: priorities, challenges, scope-systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021 Oct 14:bmjspcare-2020-002725. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002725. Epub ahead of print.

Qama E, Diviani N, Grignoli N, Rubinelli S. Health professionals' view on the role of hope and communication challenges with patients in palliative care: A systematic narrative review. Patient Educ Couns. 2021 Sep 21:S0738-3991(21)00634-0. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2021.09.025. Epub ahead of print.

Roikjaer SG, Gärtner HS, Timm H. Use of narrative methods in rehabilitation and palliative care in Scandinavian countries: A scoping review. Scand J Caring Sci. 2021 Dec 9. doi: 10.1111/scs.13050. Epub ahead of print.

Sutar R, Chaudhary P, Yadav V. Prevalence of collusion in cancer communications: A meta-analysis. Psychooncology. 2021 Sep 25. doi: 10.1002/pon.5824. Epub ahead of print.


Batstone E, Bailey C, Hallett N. Spiritual care provision to end-of-life patients: A systematic literature review. J Clin Nurs. 2020 Jul 9. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15411. Epub ahead of print.

Bennett F, OʼConner-Von S. Communication Interventions to Improve Goal-Concordant Care of Seriously Ill Patients: An Integrative Review. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2020 Feb;22(1):40-48. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000606.

Bradford N, Rolfe M, Ekberg S, Mitchell G, Beane T, Ferranti K, Herbert A. Family meetings in paediatric palliative care: an integrative review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Jul 17:bmjspcare-2020-002333. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002333. Epub ahead of print.

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

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.

Jia Z, Leiter RE, Yeh IM, Tulsky JA, Sanders JJ. Toward Culturally Tailored Advance Care Planning for the Chinese Diaspora: An Integrative Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2020 Sep 29. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0330. Epub ahead of print.

Keijzer-van Laarhoven AJ, Touwen DP, Tilburgs B, van Tilborg-den Boeft M, Pees C, Achterberg WP, van der Steen JT. Which moral barriers and facilitators do physicians encounter in advance care planning conversations about the end of life of persons with dementia? A meta-review of systematic reviews and primary studies. BMJ Open. 2020 Nov 12;10(11):e038528. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-038528.

Nagelschmidt K, Leppin N, Seifart C, Rief W, von Blanckenburg P. Systematic mixed-method review of barriers to end-of-life communication in the family context. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Aug 27:bmjspcare-2020-002219. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002219. Epub ahead of print.

Oja C, Edbom T, Nager A, Månsson J, Ekblad S. Informing children of their parent's illness: A systematic review of intervention programs with child outcomes in all health care settings globally from inception to 2019. PLoS One. 2020 May 26;15(5):e0233696. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0233696.

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.

Scholz B, Goncharov L, Emmerich N, Lu VN, Chapman M, Clark SJ, Wilson T, Slade D, Mitchell I. Clinicians' accounts of communication with patients in end-of-life care contexts: A systematic review. Patient Educ Couns. 2020 Jun 30:S0738-3991(20)30351-7. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2020.06.033. Epub ahead of print.

Thodé M, Pasman HRW, van Vliet LM, Damman OC, Ket JCF, Francke AL, Jongerden IP. Feasibility and effectiveness of tools that support communication and decision making in life-prolonging treatments for patients in hospital: a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Oct 5:bmjspcare-2020-002284. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002284. Epub ahead of print.

van der Velden NCA, Meijers MC, Han PKJ, van Laarhoven HWM, Smets EMA, Henselmans I. The Effect of Prognostic Communication on Patient Outcomes in Palliative Cancer Care: a Systematic Review. Curr Treat Options Oncol. 2020 Apr 23;21(5):40. doi: 10.1007/s11864-020-00742-y.

van Eenennaam RM, Kruithof WJ, van Es MA, Kruitwagen-van Reenen ET, Westeneng HJ, Visser-Meily JMA, van den Berg LH, Beelen A. Discussing personalized prognosis in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: development of a communication guide. BMC Neurol. 2020 Dec 14;20(1):446. doi: 10.1186/s12883-020-02004-8.

Wagner S, Buchanan JA, Bailey J, Andresen FJ, Omlie C. The Use of Stimulus Preference Assessments for Persons with Neurocognitive Disorder: A Literature Review. Clin Gerontol. 2020 May-Jun;43(3):243-255. doi: 10.1080/07317115.2019.1670313. Epub 2019 Sep 24.


Alves AMPM, Costa SFG, Fernandes MA, Batista PSS, Lopes ME, Zaccara AA. Communication in Palliative Care: a Bibliometric Study (802kb pdf). Rev Fund Care Online. 2019.11(n. esp):524-532. DOI:

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.

Boyd AD, Song X, Furgal CM. A Systematic Literature Review of Cancer Communication with Indigenous Populations in Canada and the United States. J Cancer Educ. 2019 Oct 22. doi: 10.1007/s13187-019-01630-2. [Epub ahead of print]

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

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.

Combes S, Nicholson CJ, Gillett K, Norton C. Implementing advance care planning with community-dwelling frail elders requires a system-wide approach: An integrative review applying a behaviour change model. Palliat Med. 2019 May 6:269216319845804. doi: 10.1177/0269216319845804. [Epub ahead of print]

Edmonds KP, Ajayi TA. Do We Know What We Mean? An Examination of the Use of the Phrase "Goals of Care" in the Literature. J Palliat Med. 2019 Dec;22(12):1546-1552. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2019.0059. Epub 2019 Jun 19.

Ennis L, Mansell W, McEvoy P, Tai S. A systematic scoping review and synthesis of dementia and communication theory.Dementia (London). 2019 Aug;18(6):2261-2281. doi: 10.1177/1471301217744069. Epub 2017 Dec 8.

Hanning J, Walker KJ, Horrigan D, Levinson M, Mills A. Review article: Goals-of-care discussions for adult patients nearing end of life in emergency departments: A systematic review. Emerg Med Australas. 2019 Aug;31(4):525-532. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.13303. Epub 2019 May 1.

Hong YA, Hossain MM, Chou WS. Digital interventions to facilitate patient-provider communication in cancer care: a systematic review. Psychooncology. 2019 Dec 13. doi: 10.1002/pon.5310. [Epub ahead of print]

Hudson BF, Best S, Stone P, Noble TB. Impact of informational and relational continuity for people with palliative care needs: a mixed methods rapid review. BMJ Open. 2019 May 29;9(5):e027323. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027323.

Johnston K, Preston R, Strivens E, Qaloewai S, Larkins S. Understandings of dementia in low and middle income countries and amongst indigenous peoples: a systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis. Aging Ment Health. 2019 May 10:1-13. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2019.1606891. [Epub ahead of print]

Licqurish SM, Cook OY, Pattuwage LP, Saunders C, Jefford M, Koczwara B, Johnson CE, Emery JD. Tools to facilitate communication during physician-patient consultations in cancer care: An overview of systematic reviews. CA Cancer J Clin. 2019 Jul 24. doi: 10.3322/caac.21573. [Epub ahead of print]

Lucero RJ, Fehlberg EA, Patel AGM, Bjarnardottir RI, Williams R, Lee K, Ansell M, Bakken S, Luchsinger JA, Mittelman M. The effects of information and communication technologies on informal caregivers of persons living with dementia: A systematic review. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2018 Dec 31;5:1-12. doi: 10.1016/j.trci.2018.11.003. eCollection 2019.

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]

Matthews T, Baken D, Ross K, Ogilvie E, Kent L. The experiences of patients and their family members when receiving bad news about cancer: A qualitative meta-synthesis. Psychooncology. 2019 Oct 16. doi: 10.1002/pon.5241. [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.

Paque K, Vander Stichele R, Elseviers M, Pardon K, Dilles T, Deliens L, Christiaens T. Barriers and enablers to deprescribing in people with a life-limiting disease: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2019 Jan;33(1):37-48. doi: 10.1177/0269216318801124. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

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]

Secunda K, Wirpsa MJ, Neely KJ, Szmuilowicz E, Wood GJ, Panozzo E, McGrath J, Levenson A, Peterson J, Gordon EJ, Kruser JM. Use and Meaning of "Goals of Care" in the Healthcare Literature: a Systematic Review and Qualitative Discourse Analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Oct 21. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05446-0. [Epub ahead of print]

Starr LT, Ulrich CM, Corey KL, Meghani SH. Associations Among End-of-Life Discussions, Health-Care Utilization, and Costs in Persons With Advanced Cancer: A Systematic Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2019 May 9:1049909119848148. doi: 10.1177/1049909119848148. [Epub ahead of print]

Streuli JC, Widger K, Medeiros C, Zuniga-Villanueva G, Trenholm M. Impact of specialized pediatric palliative care programs on communication and decision-making. Patient Educ Couns. 2019 Feb 11. pii: S0738-3991(18)30414-2. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2019.02.011. [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.


Aronow WS, Shamliyan TA. Comparative Effectiveness of Disease Management With Information Communication Technology for Preventing Hospitalization and Readmission in Adults With Chronic Congestive Heart Failure. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Jun;19(6):472-479. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.03.012. Epub 2018 May 3.

Bassett L, Bingley AF, Brearley SG. Silence as an element of care: A meta-ethnographic review of professional caregivers' experience in clinical and pastoral settings. Palliat Med. 2018 Jan;32(1):185-194. doi: 10.1177/0269216317722444. Epub 2017 Aug 8.

Beesley VL, Alemayehu C, Webb PM. A systematic literature review of the prevalence of and risk factors for supportive care needs among women with gynaecological cancer and their caregivers. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Mar;26(3):701-710. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3971-6. Epub 2017 Dec 4.

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]

Draper EJ, Hillen MA, Moors M, Ket JCF, van Laarhoven HWM, Henselmans I. Relationship between physicians' death anxiety and medical communication and decision-making: A systematic review. Patient Educ Couns. 2018 Sep 25. pii: S0738-3991(18)30777-8. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2018.09.019. [Epub ahead of print]

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

Fahner JC, Beunders AJM, van der Heide A, Rietjens JAC, Vanderschuren MM, van Delden JJM, Kars MC. Interventions Guiding Advance Care Planning Conversations: A Systematic Review. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Nov 22. pii: S1525-8610(18)30505-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.09.014. [Epub ahead of print]

Gonella S, Basso I, Dimonte V, Martin B, Berchialla P, Campagna S, Di Giulio P. Association Between End-of-Life Conversations in Nursing Homes and End-of-Life Care Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Nov 20. pii: S1525-8610(18)30554-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.10.001. [Epub ahead of print]

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

Isaacson MJ, Lynch AR. Culturally Relevant Palliative and End-of-Life Care for U.S. Indigenous Populations: An Integrative Review. J Transcult Nurs. 2018 Mar;29(2):180-191. doi: 10.1177/1043659617720980. Epub 2017 Jul 22.

Kyeremanteng K, Gagnon LP, Thavorn K, Heyland D, D'Egidio G. The Impact of Palliative Care Consultation in the ICU on Length of Stay: A Systematic Review and Cost Evaluation. J Intensive Care Med. 2018 Jun;33(6):346-353. doi: 10.1177/0885066616664329. Epub 2016 Aug 31.

Le Saux O, Lapotre-Aurelle S, Watelet S, Castel-Kremer E, Lecardonnel C, Murard-Reeman F, Ravot C, Falandry C. Systematic review of care needs for older patients treated with anticancer drugs. J Geriatr Oncol. 2018 Mar 21. pii: S1879-4068(18)30085-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2018.02.009. [Epub ahead of print]

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.

Low LF, McGrath M, Swaffer K, Brodaty H. Communicating a diagnosis of dementia: A systematic mixed studies review of attitudes and practices of health practitioners. Dementia (London). 2018 Jan 1:1471301218761911. doi: 10.1177/1471301218761911. [Epub ahead of print]

Low LF, Swaffer K, McGrath M, Brodaty H. Do people with early stage dementia experience Prescribed Disengagement®? A systematic review of qualitative studies. Int Psychogeriatr. 2018 Jun;30(6):807-831. doi: 10.1017/S1041610217001545. Epub 2017 Aug 22.

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.

Moore PM, Rivera S, Bravo-Soto GA, Olivares C, Lawrie TA. Communication skills training for healthcare professionals working with people who have cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Jul 24;7:CD003751. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003751.pub4.

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.

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

Peat G, Rodriguez A, Smith J. Social media use in adolescents and young adults with serious illnesses: an integrative review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2018 Dec 4. pii: bmjspcare-2018-001646. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001646. [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.

Pinna MÁC, Mahtani-Chugani V, Sánchez Correas MÁ, Sanz Rubiales A. The Use of Humor in Palliative Care: A Systematic Literature Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Jan 1:1049909118764414. doi: 10.1177/1049909118764414. [Epub ahead of print]

Pinto-Grau M, Hardiman O, Pender N. The Study of Language in the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - Frontotemporal Spectrum Disorder: a Systematic Review of Findings and New Perspectives. Neuropsychol Rev. 2018 Jun;28(2):251-268. doi: 10.1007/s11065-018-9375-7. Epub 2018 Apr 28.

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

Qualizza M, Bressan V, Rizzuto A, Stevanin S, Bulfone G, Cadorin L, Ghirotto L. Listening to the voice of patients with head and neck cancer: A systematic review and meta-synthesis. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2018 Oct 4:e12939. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12939. [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]

Somes E, Dukes J, Brungardt A, Jordan S, DeSanto K, Jones CD, Sanghvi UJ, Breathett K, Jones J, Lum HD. Perceptions of trained laypersons in end-of-life or advance care planning conversations: a qualitative meta-synthesis. BMC Palliat Care. 2018 Aug 6;17(1):98. doi: 10.1186/s12904-018-0354-9.

Stevenson M, McDowell ME, Taylor BJ. Concepts for communication about risk in dementia care: A review of the literature. Dementia (London). 2018 Apr;17(3):359-390. doi: 10.1177/1471301216647542. Epub 2016 May 13.

Swan K, Hopper M, Wenke R, Jackson C, Till T, Conway E. Speech-language pathologist interventions for communication in moderate–severe dementia: A systematic review. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2018 May 3;27(2):836-852. doi: 10.1044/2017_AJSLP-17-0043.

van Eenbergen MC, van de Poll-Franse LV, Krahmer E, Verberne S, Mols F. Analysis of Content Shared in Online Cancer Communities: Systematic Review. JMIR Cancer. 2018 Apr 3;4(1):e6. doi: 10.2196/cancer.7926.

Vanderhaeghen B, Van Beek K, De Pril M, Bossuyt I, Menten J, Rober P. What do hospitalists experience as barriers and helpful factors for having ACP conversations? A systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. Perspect Public Health. 2018 Jul 1:1757913918786524. doi: 10.1177/1757913918786524. [Epub ahead of print]

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Arruda-Colli MNF, Weaver MS, Wiener L. Communication About Dying, Death, and Bereavement: A Systematic Review of Children's Literature. J Palliat Med. 2017 May;20(5):548-559. Epub 2017 Mar 27.

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.

Cheon S, Fu W, Agarwal A, Chow E, Henry B. The impact of breaking bad news on oncologist burnout and how communication skills can help: A scoping review. J Pain Manage. 2017;10(1):89-97.

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.

Ebenau A, van Gurp J, Hasselaar J. Life values of elderly people suffering from incurable cancer: A literature review. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 Oct;100(10):1778-1786. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2017.05.027. Epub 2017 May 24.

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

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.

Gilligan T, Coyle N, Frankel RM, Berry DL, Bohlke K, Epstein RM, Finlay E, Jackson VA, Lathan CS, Loprinzi CL, Nguyen LH, Seigel C, Baile WF. Patient-Clinician Communication: American Society of Clinical Oncology Consensus Guideline. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Nov 1;35(31):3618-3632. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.75.2311. Epub 2017 Sep 11.

Jo M, Yoo YS, Knafl G, Van Riper M, Beeber L, Song MK. Family-Clinician Communication About End-of-Life Care in Korea: A Narrative Review. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2017 Dec;19(6):597-601.

Schram AW, Hougham GW, Meltzer DO, Ruhnke GW. Palliative Care in Critical Care Settings: A Systematic Review of Communication-Based Competencies Essential for Patient and Family Satisfaction. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2017 Nov;34(9):887-895. doi: 10.1177/1049909116667071. Epub 2016 Aug 31.

Selman LE, Brighton LJ, Hawkins A, McDonald C, O'Brien S, Robinson V, Khan SA, George R, Ramsenthaler C, Higginson IJ, Koffman J. The effect of communication skills training for generalist palliative care providers on patient-reported outcomes and clinician behaviours: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Sep;54(3):404-416.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.04.007. Epub 2017 Aug 1.

Tavares N, Jarrett N, Hunt K, WilkinsonT. Palliative and end-of-life care conversations in COPD: A systematic literature review. ERJ Open Res. 2017 Apr 27;3(2). pii: 00068-2016. doi: 10.1183/23120541.00068-2016. eCollection 2017 Apr.


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.

Lamba S, Tyrie LS, Bryczkowski S, Nagurka R. Teaching Surgery Residents the Skills to Communicate Difficult News to Patient and Family Members: A Literature Review. J Palliat Med. 2016 Jan;19(1):101-7. Epub 2015 Nov 17.

Lewis E, Cardona-Morrell M, Ong KY, Trankle SA, Hillman K. Evidence still insufficient that advance care documentation leads to engagement of healthcare professionals in end-of-life discussions: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2016 Oct;30(9):807-24. Epub 2016 Mar 7.

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.

Ostherr K, Killoran P, Shegog R, Bruera E. Death in the Digital Age: A Systematic Review of Information and Communication Technologies in End-of-Life Care. J Palliat Med. 2016 Apr;19(4):408-20. Epub 2015 Dec 29.

Walczak A, Butow PN, Bu S, Clayton JM. A systematic review of evidence for end-of-life communication interventions: Who do they target, how are they structured and do they work? Patient Educ Couns. 2016 Jan;99(1):3-16.Epub 2015 Aug 17.


Best M, Butow P, Olver I. Do patients want doctors to talk about spirituality? A systematic literature review. Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Nov;98(11):1320-8. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2015.04.017. Epub 2015 May 19.

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Wallace CL. Family communication and decision making at the end of life: a literature review. Palliat Support Care. 2015 Jun;13(3):815-25. Epub 2014 Apr 28.


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

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Parry R, Land V, Seymour J. How to communicate with patients about future illness progression and end of life: a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2014 Dec;4(4):331-41. Epub 2014 Oct 24.

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Abba K, Byrne P, Horton S, Lloyd-Williams M. Interventions to encourage discussion of end-of-life preferences between members of the general population and the people closest to them - a systematic literature review. BMC Palliat Care. 2013 Nov 4;12(1):40. [Epub ahead of print]

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Fawole OA, Dy SM, Wilson RF, Lau BD, Martinez KA, Apostol CC, Vollenweider D, Bass EB, Aslakson RA. A systematic review of communication quality improvement interventions for patients with advanced and serious illness. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Apr;28(4):570-7. Epub 2012 Oct 26.

Garland EL, Bruce A, Stajduhar K. Exposing barriers to end-of-life communication in heart failure: an integrative review. Can J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2013 Winter;23(1):12-8.

Henselmans I, de Haes HC, Smets EM. Enhancing patient participation in oncology consultations: a best evidence synthesis of patient-targeted interventions. Psychooncology. 2013 May;22(5):961-77.

Southall D. The patient's use of metaphor within a palliative care setting: theory, function and efficacy. A narrative literature review. Palliat Med. 2013 Apr;27(4):304-13. Epub 2012 Jul 24.

Stephen N, Skirton H, Woodward V, Prigmore S, Endacott R. End-of-life care discussions with nonmalignant respiratory disease patients: a systematic review. J Palliat Med. 2013 May;16(5):555-65.

van Gurp J, Hasselaar J, van Leeuwen E, Hoek P, Vissers K, van Selm M. Connecting with patients and instilling realism in an era of emerging communication possibilities: a review on palliative care communication heading to telecare practice. Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Dec;93(3):504-14. Epub 2013 Jul 29.


Dy SM, Aslakson R, Wilson RF, Fawole OA, Lau BD, Martinez KA, Vollenweider D, Apostol C, Bass EB. Improving health care and palliative care for advanced and serious illness. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Rockville, MD, October 2012. [No abstract available]

Barnes S, Gardiner C, Gott M, Payne S, Chady B, Small N, Seamark D, Halpin D. Enhancing Patient-Professional Communication About End-of-Life Issues in Life-Limiting Conditions: A Critical Review of the Literature. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Dec;44 (6):866-.doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2011.11.009. Epub 2012 Jul 21.

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

Lelorain S, Brédart A, Dolbeault S, Sultan S. A systematic review of the associations between empathy measures and patient outcomes in cancer care. Psychooncology. 2012 Dec;21(12):1255-64. doi: 10.1002/pon.2115. Epub 2012 Jan 11.


Abdulhameed HE, Hammami MM, Mohamed EA. Disclosure of terminal illness to patients and families: diversity of governing codes in 14 Islamic countries. J Med Ethics. 2011 Aug;37(8):472-5. Epub 2011 Mar 23.

Barclay S, Momen N, Case-Upton S, Kuhn I, Smith E. End-of-life care conversations with heart failure patients: a systematic literature review and narrative synthesis. Br J Gen Pract. 2011 Jan;61(582):e49-62.

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Johnson RF, Gustin J. Acute renal failure requiring renal replacement therapy in the intensive care unit: impact on prognostic assessment for shared decision making. J Palliat Med. 2011 Jul;14(7):883-9. Epub 2011 May 25.

McCormack LA, Treiman K, Rupert D, Williams-Piehota P, Nadler E, Arora NK, Lawrence W, Street RL Jr. Measuring patient-centered communication in cancer care: a literature review and the development of a systematic approach. Soc Sci Med. 2011 Apr;72(7):1085-95. Epub 2011 Mar 4.

Melhado LW, Byers JF. Patients' and surrogates' decision-making characteristics: withdrawing, withholding, and continuing life-sustaining treatments. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2011 Jan-Feb;13(1):16-28.

Redelmeier DA, Dickinson VM. Determining whether a patient is feeling better: pitfalls from the science of human perception. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Aug;26(8):900-6.Epub 2011 Feb 19.

Scheunemann LP, McDevitt M, Carson SS, Hanson LC. Randomized, controlled trials of interventions to improve communication in intensive care: a systematic review. Chest. 2011 Mar;139(3):543-54. Epub 2010 Nov 24.

Slort W, Schweitzer BP, Blankenstein AH, Abarshi EA, Riphagen II, Echteld MA, Aaronson NK, van der Horst H, Deliens L. Perceived barriers and facilitators for general practitioner-patient communication in palliative care: a systematic review. Palliat Med. 2011 Sep;25(6):613-29. Epub 2011 Jan 27.

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.

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Fine E, Reid MC, Shengelia R, Adelman RD. Directly observed patient-physician discussions in palliative and end-of-life care: a systematic review of the literature. J Palliat Med. 2010 May;13(5):595-603.

Green E, Gardiner C, Gott M, Ingleton C. Communication surrounding transitions to palliative care in heart failure: a review and discussion of the literature. Progr Palliat Care. 2010 Oct;18(5):281-90.

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.

Levin TT, Moreno B, Silvester W, Kissane DW. End-of-life communication in the intensive care unit. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2010 Jul-Aug;32(4):433-42. Epub 2010 May 26.

Schofield P, Diggens J, Charleson C, Marigliani R, Jefford M. Effectively discussing complementary and alternative medicine in a conventional oncology setting: communication recommendations for clinicians. Patient Educ Couns. 2010 May;79(2):143-51. Epub 2009 Sep 26.

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.


Adams E, Boulton M, Watson E. The information needs of partners and family members of cancer patients: a systematic literature review. Patient Educ Couns. 2009 Nov;77(2):179-86. Epub 2009 Apr 29.

Innes S, Payne S. Advanced cancer patients' prognostic information preferences: a review. Palliat Med. 2009 Jan;23(1):29-39

Kaldjian LC, Curtis AE, Shinkunas LA, Cannon KT. Goals of care toward the end of life: a structured literature review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2008 Dec-2009 Jan;25(6):501-11.

Lorenz KA, Dy SM, Naeim A, Walling AM, Sanati H, Smith P, Shanman R, Roth CP, Asch SM. Quality measures for supportive cancer care: the Cancer Quality-ASSIST Project. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009 Jun;37(6):943-64. Epub 2009 Apr 8.

Paul CL, Clinton-McHarg T, Sanson-Fisher RW, Douglas H, Webb G. Are we there yet? the state of the evidence base for guidelines on breaking bad news to cancer patients. Eur J Cancer. 2009 Nov;45(17):2960-6. Epub 2009 Sep 15.

Rodin G, Mackay JA, Zimmermann C, Mayer C, Howell D, Katz M, Sussman J, Brouwers M. Clinician-patient communication: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2009 Jun;17(6):627-44. Epub 2009 Mar 4.


Bail K. Patient and professional dissatisfaction: a literature review of prognosis communication related to hospital settings. Contemp Nurse. 2008 Jun;29(2):135-46.

Clayton JM, Hancock K, Parker S, Butow PN, Walder S, Carrick S, Currow D, Ghersi D, Glare P, Hagerty R, Olver IN, Tattersall MH. Sustaining hope when communicating with terminally ill patients and their families: a systematic review. Psychooncology. 2008 Jul;17(7):641-59.

Ens CD, Chochinov HM, Bérard JL, Harlos MS, Stenekes SJ, Wowchuk SM. Pediatric palliative care online: the views of health care professionals. J Palliat Care. 2008 Spring;24(1):41-8.

Hudson P, Quinn K, O'Hanlon B, Aranda S. Family meetings in palliative care: multidisciplinary clinical practice guidelines. BMC Palliat Care. 2008 Aug 19;7:12.

Lowey SE. Letting go before a death: a concept analysis. J Adv Nurs. 2008 Jul;63(2):208-15.

Lowey SE. Communication between the nurse and family caregiver in end-of-life care: a review of the literature. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2008;10(1):35-45.

van der Meulen N, Jansen J, van Dulmen S, Bensing J, van Weert J. Interventions to improve recall of medical information in cancer patients: a systematic review of the literature. Psychooncology. 2008 Sep;17(9):857-68.


Hancock K, Clayton JM, Parker SM, Walder S, Butow PN, Carrick S, Currow D, Ghersi D, Glare P, Hagerty R, Tattersall MH. Discrepant perceptions about end-of-life communication: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007 Aug;34(2):190-200. Epub 2007 Jun 4.

Hancock K, Clayton JM, Parker SM, Wal der S, Butow PN, Carrick S, Currow D, Ghersi D, Glare P, Hagerty R, Tattersall MH. Truth-telling in discussing prognosis in advanced life-limiting illnesses: a systematic review. Palliat Med. 2007 Sep;21(6):507-17.

Parker SM, Clayton JM, Hancock K, Walder S, Butow PN, Carrick S, Currow D, Ghersi D, Glare P, Hagerty R, Tattersall MH. A systematic review of prognostic/end-of-life communication with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness: patient/caregiver preferences for the content, style, and timing of information. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007 Jul;34(1):81-93. Epub 2007 May 25.


Puntillo KA, McAdam JL. Communication between physicians and nurses as a target for improving end-of-life care in the intensive care unit: Challenges and opportunities for moving forward. Crit Care Med. 2006 Nov;34(11 Suppl):S332-40.

Schofield P, Carey M, Love A, Nehill C, Wein S. 'Would you like to talk about your future treatment options'? Discussing the transition from curative cancer treatment to palliative care. Palliat Med. 2006 Jun;20(4):397-406.


Dunbrack J. The information needs of informal caregivers involved in providing support to a critically ill loved one. Health Canada. 2005 Mar;19pp.

Gaston CM, Mitchell G. Information giving and decision-making in patients with advanced cancer: a systematic review. Soc Sci Med. 2005 Nov;61(10):2252-64.

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.

Hack TF, Degner LF, Parker PA; SCRN Communication Team. The communication goals and needs of cancer patients: a review. Psychooncology. 2005 Oct;14(10):831-45; discussion 846-7.

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.

Mystakidou K, Tsilika E, Parpa E, Katsouda E, Vlahos L. Patterns and barriers in information disclosure between health care professionals and relatives with cancer patients in Greek society. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2005 May;14(2):175-81.


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.

Gysels M, Higginson IJ, National Institute for Clinical Excellence. Improving supportive and palliative care for adults with cancer: research evidence manual. Kings college, University of London. London. 2004 Mar;384pp.

Gysels M, Richardson A, Higginson IJ. Communication training for health professionals who care for patients with cancer: a systematic review of effectiveness. Support Care Cancer. 2004 Oct;12(10):692-700.

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