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Patient empowerment, what does it mean for adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness: A systematic review using critical interpretive synthesis (2018)
Journal Article
Wakefield, D., Bayly, J., Selman, L. E., Firth, A. M., Higginson, I. J., & Murtagh, F. E. M. (2018). Patient empowerment, what does it mean for adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness: A systematic review using critical interpretive synthesis. Palliative medicine, 32(8), 1288-1304. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216318783919

© The Author(s) 2018. Background: Patient empowerment, defined as ‘a process through which people gain greater control over decisions and actions affecting their health’ (World Health Organization) is a key theme within global health and social care... Read More about Patient empowerment, what does it mean for adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness: A systematic review using critical interpretive synthesis.

Influences on care preferences of older people with advanced illness: a systematic review and thematic synthesis (2018)
Journal Article
Etkind, S. N., Bone, A. E., Lovell, N., Higginson, I. J., & Murtagh, F. E. (2018). Influences on care preferences of older people with advanced illness: a systematic review and thematic synthesis. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 66(5), 1031-1039. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15272

Objectives To determine and explore the influences on care preferences of older people with advanced illness and integrate our results into a model to guide practice and research. Design Systematic review using Medline, Embase, PsychINFO, Web of S... Read More about Influences on care preferences of older people with advanced illness: a systematic review and thematic synthesis.

Social and clinical determinants of preferences and their achievement at the end of life: Prospective cohort study of older adults receiving palliative care in three countries (2017)
Journal Article
Higginson, I. J., Bennett, E., Daveson, B. A., Cooper, F., Morrison, R. S., Yi, D., …Wei, G. (2017). Social and clinical determinants of preferences and their achievement at the end of life: Prospective cohort study of older adults receiving palliative care in three countries. BMC Geriatrics, 17(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-017-0648-4

© 2017 The Author(s). Background: Achieving choice is proposed as a quality marker. But little is known about what influences preferences especially among older adults. We aimed to determine and compare, across three countries, factors associated wit... Read More about Social and clinical determinants of preferences and their achievement at the end of life: Prospective cohort study of older adults receiving palliative care in three countries.

How many people will need palliative care in 2040? Past trends, future projections and implications for services (2017)
Journal Article
Etkind, S. N., Bone, A. E., Gomes, B., Lovell, N., Evans, C. J., Higginson, I. J., & Murtagh, F. E. M. (2017). How many people will need palliative care in 2040? Past trends, future projections and implications for services. BMC medicine, 15(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-017-0860-2

Background: Current estimates suggest that approximately 75% of people approaching the end-of-life may benefit from palliative care. The growing numbers of older people and increasing prevalence of chronic illness in many countries mean that more peo... Read More about How many people will need palliative care in 2040? Past trends, future projections and implications for services.

A systematic review of the effectiveness of palliative interventions to treat rectal tenesmus in cancer (2017)
Journal Article
Ní Laoire, Á., Fettes, L., & Murtagh, F. E. (2017). A systematic review of the effectiveness of palliative interventions to treat rectal tenesmus in cancer. Palliative medicine, 31(10), 975-981. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216317697897

Background: Rectal tenesmus is a distressing symptom in patients with advanced cancer and challenging to treat. There is lack of consensus on the appropriate management of tenesmus in this patient population. Aim: To identify and examine the effecti... Read More about A systematic review of the effectiveness of palliative interventions to treat rectal tenesmus in cancer.

Development of a patient-reported palliative care-specific health classification system: the POS-E (2017)
Journal Article
Murtagh, F. E. M., Murtagh, F. E., Dzingina, M., Higginson, I. J., McCrone, P., & Murtagh, F. (2017). Development of a patient-reported palliative care-specific health classification system: the POS-E. Patient, 10(3), 353-365. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40271-017-0224-1

Background Generic preference-based measures are commonly used to estimate quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) to inform resource-allocation decisions. However, concerns have been raised that generic measures may be inappropriate in palliative care.... Read More about Development of a patient-reported palliative care-specific health classification system: the POS-E.