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What is in a name? Evidence of impact in palliative and end-of-life care in the 2014 REF is difficult to find
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Palliative medicine and the diagnostic process
Using routine data to improve palliative and end of life care
How can we help family carers manage pain medicines for patients with advanced cancer? A systematic review of intervention studies
Progesterone therapy for the treatment of non-cancer cachexia
Vitamin D and patients with palliative cancer
The effectiveness of buprenorphine for treating cancer pain
A systematic review to establish health-related quality-of-life domains for intervention targets in cancer cachexia
A survey of patients’ experience of pain and other symptoms while receiving care from palliative care services
Pharmacovigilance in hospice/palliative care
Pharmacovigilance in hospice/palliative care
Malnourishment and length of hospital stay among paediatric cancer patients with febrile neutropaenia
Characteristics of breakthrough cancer pain and its influence on quality of life in an international cohort of patients with cancer
Education and training to enhance end-of-life care for nursing home staff
Out-of-hours palliative care
Longitudinal bioimpedance assessments to evaluate hydration in POEMS syndrome
Need for nutritional support, eating-related distress and experience of terminally ill patients with cancer
Views and experiences of using integrated care pathways (ICPs) for caring for people in the last days to hours of life
‘Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night’
10 steps to facilitating patient death at home
How current UK research addresses out of hours palliative care
Using electronic primary care record searching to help identify people with palliative and anticipatory care needs for 24/7 care
One year mortality
Co-development strategy for successful recruitment of patients to a qualitative research study on compassion in a UK inpatient hospice
Multi-disciplinary research team approach to recruiting patients, close persons and healthcare professionals in hospices
How far can we trust proxy respondents for patients receiving supportive and palliative care who are unable to consent to research?
Making sense of advanced cancer
Heart failure care or palliative care? Patients want and need both
The role of the volunteer research assistant in a hospice setting
A qualitative exploration of the lived experience of inpatients receiving support from the hospital specialist palliative care team (HSPCT), in one acute hospital setting
“What makes it worth the investment to say it?” – Care experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans* people facing life-limiting illness
Supported self-management of analgesia and related treatments at the end of life
Understanding complex need in palliative care
Supporting adults bereaved through advanced illness
What support do people with cirrhosis need from liver healthcare professionals in a liver transplant centre?
UK consensus project on quality in palliative day services
The chemical compatibility and stability of drug combinations administered by continuous subcutaneous infusions used in end of life care
Facilitating successful implementation of the carer support needs assessment tool (CSNAT) intervention within palliative care
The influence of organisational context and practitioner attitudes on implementation of the carer support needs assessment tool (CSNAT) intervention
Enabling successful hospital discharge to home at end of life
Very old people dying – what would relatives like to have seen managed differently?
End of life care for people with alcohol and other drug problems
Palliative care evidence review service (PaCERS)
Supporting people bereaved through advanced illness
The bereavement experiences and support needs of family carers
Can high fidelity simulation be used to teach communication skills regarding death and dying? A qualitative study
“I’ll be in a safe place”
Why do patients with haematological malignancies die in hospital? Qualitative findings from a UK study
Factors associated with hospital death in patients with haematological malignancies
How can we facilitate access to palliative care for homeless people? A systematic review of qualitative research
Ethnicity affects the experience of family caregivers of people living with severe MS
Which measures assessing quality of death and dying and satisfaction with care at the very end of life have been psychometrically validated? A systematic review
Systematic review of prescribing patterns of analgesic medications for older people living in care homes over time
Poised for take-off – research activities within a hospice collaborative
Striving to become research active hospices
Evaluation of the effectiveness of music therapy in improving the quality of life of palliative care patients
Family’s voice helping relatives or friends in the last days of life
Priority setting for end-of-life care
Breathe better
Modifiable barriers to meeting care and support needs of patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and their informal carers
A qualitative exploration of patient and carer perspectives on pancreatic exocrine insufficiency due to pancreatic cancer
‘Go home with your family and a lot of kit, and we’ll leave you to it’
How should compassion be conceived and enacted in end of life care? A patient perspective
Symptom prevalence of patients with end-stage liver disease
Advance care planning in dementia
Challenges in resource planning as a barrier to patients achieving death at home
Involving prisoners in action research to improve palliative care
Unpublished studies in a palliative care systematic review
Development of a psychoeducational workshop for patients with cancer cachexia and their carers
How accurate are palliative care doctors at recognising dying?
Contact with out of hours services by palliative care patients in a rural care setting
Supporting family caregivers in the transition between hospital and their relative’s preferred place for end of life care
Lothian care assistant development programme – an education initiative
Responding 24/7
Electronic key information summaries can highlight patients’ wishes out of hours
Evaluate the improved value that NHS 111 can provide to palliative care patients and their families by utilising specialist palliative care nurses within urgent and emergency care
The unique role of the nurse preceptor in community palliative care
Sexual healing
Are subcutaneous palliative medicines available and accessible
Out of hours palliative care support across boundaries
Are patients who are rejected for a liver transplantation referred to palliative care?