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Historically palliative care research has focused on issues associated within the hospice and palliative care system. The findings presented in this manuscript reverse this assumption to argue that significant palliative care issues can only be understood if the focus is on the acute care system....
This article describes the study design and background data of participating institutions in the Japan HOspice and Palliative care Evaluation (J-HOPE) study. The J-HOPE study is a large nationwide survey about the dying experience of cancer patients. The primary aim of this article is to describe...
Documented requests can ensure that patients' end-of-life care preferences are implemented, particularly in emergent circumstances. This study a) compared information on advance directives found in different sources of documentation in the hospital record of nursing home patients admitted through...