Review collection - Professional and service issues 

56 reviews


Kesonen P, Salminen L, Kero J, Aappola J, Haavisto E. An Integrative Review of Interprofessional Teamwork and Required Competence in Specialized Palliative Care. Omega (Westport). 2022 Apr 19:302228221085468. doi: 10.1177/00302228221085468.

Leon Perilla MV, Torkomian Joaquim, RHV. Conceptual Insights on Palliative Care at the end of Life: A Systematic Review. Revista Ciencias de la Salud. 2022;20(1):1-15. doi: 10.12804/


Amroud MS, Raeissi P, Hashemi SM, Reisi N, Ahmadi SA. Investigating the challenges and barriers of palliative care delivery in Iran and the World: A systematic review study. J Educ Health Promot. 2021 Jul 30;10:246. doi: 10.4103/jehp.jehp_1325_20.

Alshammari F, Sim J, Lapkin S, Stephens M. Registered nurses' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about end-of-life care in non-specialist palliative care settings: A mixed studies review. Nurse Educ Pract. 2022 Feb;59:103294. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2022.103294. Epub 2022 Jan 15.

Carrasco AJP, 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. 2021 Aug;38(8):1004-1012. doi: 10.1177/1049909120971825. Epub 2020 Dec 3.

Damarell RA, Morgan DD, Tieman JJ, Healey DF. Multimorbidity through the lens of life-limiting illness: how helpful are Australian clinical practice guidelines to its management in primary care? Aust J Prim Health. 2021 Jan 19. doi: 10.1071/PY20164. Epub ahead of print.

Edwards D, Anstey S, Coffey M, Gill P, Mann M, Meudell A, Hannigan B. End of life care for people with severe mental illness: Mixed methods systematic review and thematic synthesis (the MENLOC study). Palliat Med. 2021 Sep 3:2692163211037480. doi: 10.1177/02692163211037480. 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.

Goni-Fuste B, Crespo I, Monforte-Royo C, Porta-Sales J, Balaguer A, Pergolizzi D. What defines the comprehensive assessment of needs in palliative care? An integrative systematic review. Palliat Med. 2021 Apr;35(4):651-669. doi: 10.1177/0269216321996985. Epub 2021 Mar 1.

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.

Lee KC, Sokas CM, Streid J, Senglaub SS, Coogan K, Walling AM, Cooper Z. Quality indicators in surgical palliative care: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Jan 29:S0885-3924(21)00143-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.01.122. Epub ahead of print.

Leniz J, Yi D, Yorganci E, Williamson LE, Suji T, Cripps R, Higginson IJ, Sleeman KE. Exploring costs, cost components, and associated factors among people with dementia approaching the end of life: A systematic review. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2021 Sep 14;7(1):e12198. doi: 10.1002/trc2.12198.

Morrissette M. When Practice Becomes Personal: The Death of a Psychiatrist’s Parent. J Loss Trauma. 2021;26(7): 656-65. doi: 10.1080/15325024.2020.1866313

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.

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.

Schuster-Wallace CJ, Nouvet E, Rigby I, Krishnaraj G, de Laat S, Schwartz L, Hunt M. Culturally sensitive palliative care in humanitarian action: Lessons from a critical interpretive synthesis of culture in palliative care literature. Palliat Support Care. 2021 Jun 29:1-11. doi: 10.1017/S1478951521000894. Epub ahead of print.

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.


Atout M. Experience of nurses who work with children with palliative care needs: A mixed-method systematic review. Palliat Support Care. 2020 Aug;18(4):473-485. doi: 10.1017/S1478951519000956.

Beltran SJ, Hamel MN. Caring for Dying Infants: A Systematic Review of Healthcare Providers' Perspectives of Neonatal Palliative Care. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Oct 15:1049909120965949. doi: 10.1177/1049909120965949. Epub ahead of print.

Dowling M, Fahy P, Houghton C, Smalle M. A qualitative evidence synthesis of healthcare professionals' experiences and views of palliative care for patients with a haematological malignancy. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2020 Sep 9. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13316. Epub ahead of print.

He M, OʼConnor SJ, Qu H, Menachemi N, Tucker R, Shewchuk RM. Systematic review of the hospice performance literature. Health Care Manage Rev. 2020 Oct/Dec;45(4):E23-E34. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0000000000000258.

Heijltjes M, van Thiel G, Rietjens J, van der Heide A, de Graeff A, van Delden J. Changing practices in the use of continuous sedation at the end of life. A systematic review of the literature. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Jun 26:S0885-3924(20)30560-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.06.019. Epub ahead of print.

Janus SIM, Kosters J, van den Bosch KA, Andringa TC, Zuidema SU, Luijendijk HJ. Sounds in nursing homes and their effect on health in dementia: a systematic review. Int Psychogeriatr. 2020 Jun 29:1-18. doi: 10.1017/S1041610220000952. Epub ahead of print.

Lee K, Mileski M, Fohn J, Frye L, Brooks L. Facilitators and Barriers Surrounding the Role of Administration in Employee Job Satisfaction in Long-Term Care Facilities: A Systematic Review. Healthcare (Basel). 2020 Sep 24;8(4):E360. doi: 10.3390/healthcare8040360.

Rutherford J, Willmott L, White BP. Physician attitudes to voluntary assisted dying: a scoping review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Jun 20:bmjspcare-2020-002192. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002192. Epub ahead of print.

Tay KT, Tan XH, Tan LHE, Vythilingam D, Chin AMC, Loh V, Toh YP, Krishna LKR. A systematic scoping review and thematic analysis of interprofessional mentoring in medicine from 2000 to 2019. J Interprof Care. 2020 Dec 8:1-13. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2020.1818700. Epub ahead of print.


Carey M, Zucca A, Freund M, Bryant J, Herrmann A, Roberts B. Systematic review of barriers and enablers to the delivery of palliative care by primary care practitioners. Palliat Med. 2019;33(9):1131-1145. doi: 10.1177/0269216319865414.

Ernecoff NC, Check D, Bannon M, Hanson LC, Dionne-Odom JN, Corbelli J, Klein-Fedyshin M, Schenker Y, Zimmermann C, Arnold RM, Kavalieratos D. Comparing Specialty and Primary Palliative Care Interventions: Analysis of a Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2019 Oct 23. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2019.0349. [Epub ahead of print]

Kim K, Churilov L, Huang A, Weinberg L. Bereavement practices employed by hospitals and medical practitioners toward attending funeral of patients: A systematic review. Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Sep;98(36):e16692. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000016692.


Chen C, Chow AYM, Tang S. Bereavement process of professional caregivers after deaths of their patients: A meta-ethnographic synthesis of qualitative studies and an integrated model. Int J Nurs Stud. 2018 Aug 25;88:104-113. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.08.010. [Epub ahead of print]

Chen C, Chow AYM, Tang S. Professional caregivers' bereavement after patients' deaths: A scoping review of quantitative studies. Death Stud. 2018 Sep 28:1-9. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2018.1488775. [Epub ahead of print]


Pfaff K, Markaki A. Compassionate collaborative care: An integrative review of quality indicators in end-of-life care. BMC Palliat Care. 2017 Dec 1;16(1):65. doi: 10.1186/s12904-017-0246-4.


Cottrell L, Duggleby W. The "good death": An integrative literature review. Palliat Support Care. 2016 Dec;14(6):686-712. Epub 2016 Jan 6.

Nia HS, Lehto RH, Ebadi A, Peyrovi H. Death Anxiety among Nurses and Health Care Professionals: A Review Article. Int J Community Based Nurs Midwifery. 2016 Jan;4(1):2-10.

Silva MD, Genoff M, Zaballa A, Jewell S, Stabler S, Gany FM, Diamond LC. Interpreting at the End of Life: A Systematic Review of the Impact of Interpreters on the Delivery of Palliative Care Services to Cancer Patients With Limited English Proficiency. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Mar;51(3):569-80. Epub 2015 Nov 5.


van Riet Paap J, Vernooij-Dassen M, Sommerbakk R, Moyle W, Hjermstad MJ, Leppert W, Vissers K, Engels Y; IMPACT research team. Implementation of improvement strategies in palliative care: an integrative review. Implement Sci. 2015 Jul 26;10:103.


Oishi A, Murtagh FE. The challenges of uncertainty and interprofessional collaboration in palliative care for non-cancer patients in the community: a systematic review of views from patients, carers and health-care professionals. Palliat Med. 2014 Oct;28(9):1081-98. Epub 2014 May 12.


De Roo ML, Leemans K, Claessen SJ, Cohen J, Pasman HR, Deliens L, Francke AL; EURO IMPACT. Quality indicators for palliative care: update of a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 Oct;46(4):556-72. Epub 2013 Jun 26.

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.

Evans CJ, Harding R, Higginson IJ; MORECare. 'Best practice' in developing and evaluating palliative and end-of-life care services: a meta-synthesis of research methods for the MORECare project. Palliat Med. 2013 Dec;27(10):885-98. Epub 2013 Jan 15.


Bria M, Baban A, Dumitrascu DL. Systematic review of burnout risk factors among European healthcare professionals. Cognition, Brain, Behavior. 2012 Sep;16(3):423-452.

Hendron JA, Irving P, Taylor B. The unseen cost: a discussion of the secondary traumatization experience of the clergy. Pastoral Psychol. 2012 May;61:221-31.


Calman L, Beaver K, Hind D, Lorigan P, Roberts C, Lloyd-Jones M. Survival benefits from follow-up of patients with lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Thorac Oncol. 2011 Dec;6(12):1993-2004.

Wilson J, Kirshbaum M. Effects of patient death on nursing staff: a literature review. Br J Nurs. 2011 May 13-26;20(9):559-63.


Dietz I, Borasio GD, Schneider G, Jox RJ. Medical errors and patient safety in palliative care: a review of current literature. J Palliat Med. 2010 Dec;13(12):1469-74.

Ko H, Turner T, Jones C, Hill C. Patient-held medical records for patients with chronic disease: a systematic review. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Oct;19(5):e41. Epub 2010 May 28.


Messam K, Pettifer A. Understanding best practice within nurse intershift handover: what suits palliative care? Int J Palliat Nurs. 2009 Apr;15(4):190-6.

Murphy CR, Corbett CL, Setter SM, Dupler A. Exploring the concept of medication discrepancy within the context of patient safety to improve population health. ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2009 Oct-Dec;32(4):338-50.

Shaheen PE, Walsh D, Lasheen W, Davis MP, Lagman RL. Opioid equianalgesic tables: are they all equally dangerous? J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009 Sep;38(3):409-17.

Zander M, Hutton A. Paediatric oncology nursing: working and coping when kids have cancer - a thematic review. Neonatal Paediatr Child Health Nurs. 2009 Nov;12(3):15-27. No Abstract Available.


Dulko D. Audit and feedback as a clinical practice guideline implementation strategy: a model for acute care nurse practitioners. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2007;4(4):200-9.

Jacobsen R, Sjogren P, Moldrup C, Christrup L. Physician-related barriers to cancer pain management with opioid analgesics: a systematic review. J Opioid Manag. 2007 Jul-Aug;3(4):207-14.

Lemiengre J, de Casterlé BD, Van Craen K, Schotsmans P, Gastmans C. Institutional ethics policies on medical end-of-life decisions: a literature review. Health Policy. 2007 Oct;83(2-3):131-43. Epub 2007 Apr 12.

Willis L, Demiris G, Oliver DP. Internet use by hospice families and providers: a review. J Med Syst. 2007 Apr;31(2):97-101.


McDermott E, Bingley AF, Thomas C, Payne S, Seymour J, Clark D. Viewing patient need through professional writings: a systematic ‘ethnographic’ review of palliative care professionals ‘experiences of caring for people with cancer at the end of life. Progress in Palliative Care. 2006 Feb;14(1):9-18.


National Institute Of Clinical Studies (NICS). Institutional approaches to pain assessment and management. Prepared by the Health Technology Assessment Unit, Department of Public Health, University of Adelaide. 2003;111pp. [No Abstract Available]

Last updated 04 May 2022