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HSC Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare Sciences Current Awareness Bulletins: End-of-Life Care

End-of-Life Care current awareness bulletin

Frequency: Bi-monthly

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May 2024

The association of standardized documentation of serious illness conversations with healthcare utilization in hospitalized patients 10.1177/10499091231186818

A case-control study evaluating the impact of dedicated palliative care training on critical care interventions at the end of life 10.1177/08258597211037436

Deep continuous sedation at the patient’s request until death in a palliative care unit: retrospective study 10.1136/spcare-2023-004551

The determinants of actual place of death among noncancer patients with end-stage chronic health conditions: a scoping review 10.1177/26323524241236964

Effects of death education interventions on cancer patients in palliative care: A systematic review and meta-analysis 10.1080/07481187.2023.2233450

End-of-life comfort evaluation - is clinic enough? A retrospective cohort study of combined comfort evaluation with Analgesia/Nociception Index and clinic in non-communicative patients 10.1177/08258597211063687

Exploring the beliefs, values, and understanding of quality end-of-life care in the Latino community 10.1177/10499091231188693

Factors associated with healthcare providers' satisfaction with end-of-life care in the intensive care unit: a systematic review 10.1016/j.accpm.2023.101330

Fast-track hospital end-of-life discharge pathway: is it actually fast? National clinical audit 10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003183

Futile life-sustaining treatment in the intensive care unit – nurse and physician experiences: meta-synthesis 10.1136/spcare-2023-004640

General practice service use at the end-of-life before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: a population-based cohort study using primary care electronic health records 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0108

Hospice knowledge, attitudes, and preference among older Chinese immigrants in the United States 10.1080/15524256.2024.2330920

Hospices and emergency preparedness planning: a scoping review of the literature 10.1177/08258597231176410

Palliative medicine and end-of-life care in surgery 10.1016/j.mpsur.2023.12.007

Pediatric end-of-life simulation workshop to clinical care: lasting implications on clinical practice 10.1089/pmr.2023.0065

A prospective study with patients and families on the usefulness of accurate prognosis for palliative care patients 10.1080/15524256.2024.2321330

Trajectories of activities of daily Living in the last eight weeks of life among patients with terminal cancer in a palliative care unit: a retrospective study 10.1089/pmr.2023.0043


American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, The (Apr-May); Anaesthesia Critical Care and Pain Medicine (Feb); BJGP Open (Mar); BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care (Mar); Death Studies (May); Journal of Palliative Care (Apr); Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care (Mar-Apr); Palliative Care (Mar); Palliative Medicine Reports (Apr); Surgery-Oxford (Mar)

March 2024

Attitudes of oncology nurses towards care of dying patients and the principles of dying with dignity and their views on good death 10.1177/00302228211057743

Attitudes towards assisted dying in dementia 10.1177/00302228211063297

Conducting goals of care conversations: lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic 10.1177/08258597231153386

"Dying with a smile, just knowing that somebody's listened to me": end-of-life care and medical assistance in dying in Canadian prisons 10.1177/00302228211052341

End-of-life care planning and bereavement practices among adult day services centers, 2018 10.1177/10499091231163269

End-of-life doulas: documenting their backgrounds and services 10.1177/00302228211047097

End-of-life therapeutic videography in pediatrics: feasibility and acceptability 10.1177/00302228211046793

Expert perspectives on the additional benefit of day hospices and palliative day care clinics in Germany 10.1177/10499091231168574

Exploring the use of virtual funerals during the COVID-19 pandemic 10.1177/00302228211045288

Extreme symptom burden for patients with COVID-19 at the end of life; extrapolation of knowledge gained to achieve sustained comfort and dignity for all patients in their last days of life 10.1177/10499091231164135

Knowledge gaps in end-of-life family caregiving for persons living with dementia 10.1177/10499091231176298

Live discharge of hospice patients with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias 10.1177/10499091231168401

Loss of personal autonomy and dignity-related distress in end-of-life cancer patients 10.1177/10499091231166373

Navigating and communicating about serious illness and end of life 10.1056/NEJMcp2304436

Nobody should die alone: loneliness and a dignified death during the COVID-19 pandemic 10.1177/00302228211048316

A request for gender-affirming treatment in end-of-life care 10.1177/10499091231174245

The spectrum of end-of-life experiences: a tool for advancing death education 10.1177/00302228211052342

'They're going to die at some point, but we're all going to die' – a qualitative exploration of bereavement in later life 10.1177/00302228211053058


American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, The (Jan-Mar); Journal of Palliative Care (Jan); NEJM (4th Jan); OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying (Dec-Mar)

January 2024

Advance care planning among older adults with cognitive impairment DOI: 10.1177/10499091221146255

Balancing pandemic public health restrictions and family support at the end of life: palliative care and bereavement experiences of parents whose child died during the COVID-19 pandemic DOI: 10.1186/s12904-023-01280-8

Bereaved families views on the death of loved ones due to COVID-19: an integrative review DOI: 10.1177/00302228211038206

Conversations on death and dying: exploring performance as a prompt DOI: 10.1177/26323524231209059

Dying by suicide in nursing homes: a preventable end of life outcome for older residents DOI: 10.1177/00302228211038798

Evaluation of direct medical costs and associated factors within the last 30 days of life of hospitalized cancer patients DOI: 10.1177/10499091221147906

Experiences of engaging a death doula: qualitative interviews with bereaved family members DOI: 10.1177/26323524231207112

Home care nurses facilitating planned home deaths. A focused ethnography DOI: 10.1186/s12904-023-01303-4

Meaning of hospice care: perceptions of patients and families DOI: 10.1177/10499091221149702

Measurement and documentation of quality indicators for the end-of-life care of hospital patients DOI: 10.1186/s12904-023-01299-x

Nonphysical suffering: an under-resourced and key role for hospice and palliative care social workers DOI: 10.1080/15524256.2023.2272590

Nurses’ perceptions of the challenges involved in providing of end-of-life care to people with heart failure: a context-based study DOI: 10.1186/s12904-023-01305-2

Population-level quality indicators of end-of-life-care in an aged care setting: Rapid systematic review DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2023.105130

Preclinical and clinical medical student attitudes toward the care of the dying: testing the 9-item version of the Frommelt Attitude toward the Care of the Dying scale DOI: 10.1177/10499091231151236

Prevalence, associated factors and adverse outcomes of demoralization in cancer patients DOI: 10.1177/10499091231154887

Sociodemographic factors associated with do-not-resuscitate order utilization in the surgical intensive care unit: an observational study DOI: 10.1177/10499091221147914

Too close for comfort? Attitudes of gynecologic oncologists toward caring for dying patients DOI: 10.1177/10499091221145165


American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (Oct, Nov); Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics (Jan); BMC Palliative Care (Nov); Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care (Nov); OMEGA-Journal of Death and Dying (Nov); Palliative Care and Social Practice (Nov)