Palliative Medicine

(The TQCC of Palliative Medicine is 25. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-06-01 to 2023-06-01.)
White paper defining optimal palliative care in older people with dementia: A Delphi study and recommendations from the European Association for Palliative Care591
A comparison of the palliative care needs of patients dying from chronic respiratory diseases and lung cancer254
Challenges in palliative care research; recruitment, attrition and compliance: experience from a randomized controlled trial233
Dying from cancer: results of a national population-based investigation214
Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: a view from an EAPC Ethics Task Force180
Assessing the independent contribution to quality of life from anxiety and depression in patients with advanced cancer160
A brief, patient- and proxy-reported outcome measure in advanced illness: Validity, reliability and responsiveness of the Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale (IPOS)152
How do cancer patients who die at home differ from those who die elsewhere?143
Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: A white paper from the European Association for Palliative Care132
Which patients with terminal cancer are admitted from home care?131
EAPC White Paper on outcome measurement in palliative care: Improving practice, attaining outcomes and delivering quality services – Recommendations from the European Association for Palliative Care (117
Symptom prevalence and quality of life of patients with end-stage liver disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis110
‘Would you like to talk about your future treatment options?’ discussing the transition from curative cancer treatment to palliative care108
Pain and pain treatments in European palliative care units. A cross sectional survey from the European Association for Palliative Care Research Network106
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 profes106
Dying from cancer: the views of bereaved family and friends about the experiences of terminally ill patients103
A 10-year literature review of family caregiving for motor neurone disease: Moving from caregiver burden studies to palliative care interventions101
A comparison of the quality of care provided to cancer patients in the UK in the last three months of life in in-patient hospices compared with hospitals, from the perspective of bereaved relatives: r100
Neuropathic cancer pain: Prevalence, severity, analgesics and impact from the European Palliative Care Research Collaborative–Computerised Symptom Assessment study97
Supportive and palliative care needs of families of children who die from cancer: an Australian study94
Psychosocial morbidity associated with patterns of family functioning in palliative care: baseline data from the Family Focused Grief Therapy controlled trial83
Communication between healthcare professionals and relatives of patients approaching the end-of-life: A systematic review of qualitative evidence81
Perspectives of people with dementia and carers on advance care planning and end-of-life care: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies81
Renal dialysis abatement: lessons from a social study81
Drugs in palliative care: results from a representative survey in Germany79
Integrated outpatient palliative care for patients with advanced cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis78
Cost analysis of a prospective multi-site cohort study of palliative care consultation teams for adults with advanced cancer: Where do cost-savings come from?76
Pediatric advance care planning from the perspective of health care professionals: A qualitative interview study75
Existential issues do not necessarily result in existential suffering: lessons from cancer patients in Israel75
Awareness of husband's impending death from cancer and long-term anxiety in widowhood: a nationwide follow-up74
Video consultations in palliative care: A systematic integrative review71
Would people with Parkinson's disease benefit from palliative care?69
Transitions between care settings at the end of life in The Netherlands: results from a nationwide study68
The incidence and prevalence of delirium across palliative care settings: A systematic review63
Supporting family caregivers to identify their own needs in end-of-life care: Qualitative findings from a stepped wedge cluster trial61
Short Report: Preferences for location of death of seriously ill hospitalized patients: perspectives from Canadian patients and their family caregivers61
Coverage and development of specialist palliative care services across the World Health Organization European Region (2005–2012): Results from a European Association for Palliative Care Task Force sur60
Changes in anticholinergic load from regular prescribed medications in palliative care as death approaches60
Home palliative care as a cost-saving alternative: evidence from Catalonia59
Early identification of palliative care needs by family physicians: A qualitative study of barriers and facilitators from the perspective of family physicians, community nurses, and patients59
Individual breathlessness trajectories do not match summary trajectories in advanced cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: results from a longitudinal study59
Responding to desire to die statements from patients with advanced disease: recommendations for health professionals58
What do we know about different models of providing palliative care? Findings from a systematic review of reviews57
Physical and psychological needs of patients dying from colo-rectal cancer57
Information needs and awareness of diagnosis in patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy: a report from Greece56
Using the ‘surprise question’ can identify people with advanced heart failure and COPD who would benefit from a palliative care approach54
Systematic review of barriers and enablers to the delivery of palliative care by primary care practitioners52
Sublingual administration of fentanyl to cancer patients is an effective treatment for breakthrough pain: results from a randomized phase II study51
‘Necessity is the mother of invention’: Specialist palliative care service innovation and practice change in response to COVID-19. Results from a multinational survey (CovPall)50
Improving the effectiveness of interventions in palliative care: the potential role of qualitative research in enhancing evidence from randomized controlled trials50
Learning from dying patients during their final days: life reflections gleaned from dignity therapy49
Funding models in palliative care: Lessons from international experience49
Early initiation of palliative care is associated with reduced late-life acute-hospital use: A population-based retrospective cohort study48
Communication and support from health-care professionals to families, with dependent children, following the diagnosis of parental life-limiting illness: A systematic review48
Admission of the very elderly to the intensive care unit: Family members’ perspectives on clinical decision-making from a multicenter cohort study48
Hospitalizations of nursing home residents with dementia in the last month of life: Results from a nationwide survey47
What is the evidence that people with frailty have needs for palliative care at the end of life? A systematic review and narrative synthesis47
Recruiting into palliative care trials: lessons learnt from a feasibility study45
Good end-of-life care in nursing home according to the family carers’ perspective: A systematic review of qualitative findings44
Defining consensus norms for palliative care of people with intellectual disabilities in Europe, using Delphi methods: A White Paper from the European Association of Palliative Care44
Using videotelephony to support paediatric oncology-related palliative care in the home: from abandoned RCT to acceptability study42
Hospitalizations of nursing home residents at the end of life: A systematic review41
Is patient autonomy a critical determinant of quality of life in Korea? End-of-life decision making from the perspective of the patient41
‘Someone to talk to’ and ‘pain control’: what people expect from a specialist palliative care team40
The conceptual models and mechanisms of action that underpin advance care planning for cancer patients: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials40
Patient and carer involvement in palliative care research: An integrative qualitative evidence synthesis review40
Health-related quality of life in significant others of patients dying from lung cancer40
Barriers and enablers to deprescribing in people with a life-limiting disease: A systematic review39
Making sense of dying: a review of narratives written since 1950 by people facing death from cancer and other diseases39
Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in family members of cancer victims: results from a longitudinal intervention study in Norway and Sweden38
The supportive and palliative care needs of Australian families of children who die from cancer38
The European Association for Palliative Care basic dataset to describe a palliative care cancer population: Results from an international Delphi process38
What do patients with advanced incurable cancer want from the management of their pain? A qualitative study36
Death from cancer and death from other causes: the relevance of the hospice approach35
Sadness, despair and anger when a patient dies alone from COVID-19: A thematic content analysis of Twitter data from bereaved family members and friends35
Pressure ulcers in patients receiving palliative care: A systematic review35
A qualitative study exploring the benefits of hospital admissions from the perspectives of patients with palliative care needs34
Caregiver quality of life in advanced cancer: Qualitative results from a trial of early palliative care34
National palliative care capacities around the world: Results from the World Health Organization Noncommunicable Disease Country Capacity Survey34
Challenges and support needs of parents and children when a parent is at end of life: A systematic review33
Opioid switching from oral slow release morphine to oral methadone may improve pain control in chronic non-malignant pain: a nine-month follow-up study32
How should we talk about palliative care, death and dying? A qualitative study exploring perspectives from caregivers of people with advanced cancer32
How healthcare systems evaluate their advance care planning initiatives: Results from a systematic review32
The effect of transfer from a palliative care unit to nursing homes - are patients' and relatives' needs met?32
Opioid switching from morphine to transdermal fentanyl for toxicity reduction in palliative care31
Deep learning algorithms to identify documentation of serious illness conversations during intensive care unit admissions31
A qualitative study of physicians’ conscientious objections to medical aid in dying31
Rural end-of-life care from the experiences and perspectives of patients and family caregivers: A systematic literature review31
Benefits and pitfalls of pooling datasets from comparable observational studies: combining US and Dutch nursing home studies30
Official certification of doctors working in palliative medicine in Europe: data from an EAPC study in 52 European countries30
‘Death is difficult in any language’: A qualitative study of palliative care professionals’ experiences when providing end-of-life care to patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgroun30
‘It all depends!’: A qualitative study of preferences for place of care and place of death in terminally ill patients and their family caregivers30
Frailty identified by geriatric assessment is associated with poor functioning, high symptom burden and increased risk of physical decline in older cancer patients: Prospective observational study29
Effectiveness of interventions to increase participation in advance care planning for people with a diagnosis of dementia: A systematic review29
Specialized pediatric palliative care services for children dying from cancer: A repeated cohort study on the developments of symptom management and quality of care over a 10-year period29
Anticipatory prescribing of injectable medications for adults at the end of life in the community: A systematic literature review and narrative synthesis29
Phase of Illness in palliative care: Cross-sectional analysis of clinical data from community, hospital and hospice patients28
Chaplaincy in hospice and hospital: findings from a survey in England and Wales28
Impact of a novel online learning module on specialist palliative care nurses’ pain assessment competencies and patients’ reports of pain: Results from a quasi-experimental pilot study28
How to provide care for patients suffering from terminal non-oncological diseases: barriers to a palliative care approach28
Designing and conducting randomized controlled trials in palliative care: A summary of discussions from the 2010 clinical research forum of the Australian Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborativ27
Brief psychosocial interventions improve quality of life of patients receiving palliative care: A systematic review and meta-analysis27
Palliative care in paramedic practice: A retrospective cohort study27
The trajectory of functional decline over the last 4 months of life in a palliative care population: A prospective, consecutive cohort study26
Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic for improving outpatient neuropalliative care: A qualitative study of patient and caregiver perspectives26
Multi-disciplinary palliative care is effective in people with symptomatic heart failure: A systematic review and narrative synthesis26
Does place of death from cancer vary between ethnic groups in South East England?26
Family members’ experiences of assisted dying: A systematic literature review with thematic synthesis26
Are postbereavement research interviews distressing to carers? Lessons learned from palliative care research25
What do patients with brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer want from their treatment?25
Airflow relieves chronic breathlessness in people with advanced disease: An exploratory systematic review and meta-analyses25
Differential effects of early palliative care based on the age and sex of patients with advanced cancer from a randomized controlled trial25
The experience of family caregivers of patients with cancer in an Asian country: A grounded theory approach25