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Palliative care for children and young people with stage 5 chronic kidney disease (2021)
Journal Article
Craig, F., Henderson, E. M., Patel, B., Murtagh, F. E., & Bluebond-Langner, M. (2021). Palliative care for children and young people with stage 5 chronic kidney disease. Pediatric Nephrology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00467-021-05056-1

Death from stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD 5) in childhood or adolescence is rare, but something that all paediatric renal physicians and most paediatricians will encounter. In this paper, we present the literature on three key areas of palliativ... Read More about Palliative care for children and young people with stage 5 chronic kidney disease.

Implantable cardioverter defibrillator devices: when, how and who should discuss deactivation with patients: a systematic literature review (2021)
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Freemantle, M., & Murtagh, F. (in press). Implantable cardioverter defibrillator devices: when, how and who should discuss deactivation with patients: a systematic literature review. BMJ supportive & palliative care, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-002894

Background: Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are used to treat life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias and prevent sudden cardiac arrest. As recipients age they may develop greater risk of dying as a result of progressive multimorbidity ra... Read More about Implantable cardioverter defibrillator devices: when, how and who should discuss deactivation with patients: a systematic literature review.

‘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) (2021)
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Dunleavy, L., Preston, N., Bajwah, S., Bradshaw, A., Cripps, R., Fraser, L. K., …Walshe, C. (2021). ‘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). Palliative medicine, 35(5), 814-829. https://doi.org/10.1186/ISRCTN16561225

Background: Specialist palliative care services have a key role in a whole system response to COVID-19, a disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. There is a need to understand service response to share good practice and prepare for future care. A... Read More about ‘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).

Enhancing validity, reliability and participation in self-reported health outcome measurement for children and young people: a systematic review of recall period, response scale format, and administration modality (2021)
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Harding, R., Bristowe, K., Coombes, L., Murtagh, F. E., Chambers, L., Bluebond-Langner, M., …Ellis-Smith, C. (in press). Enhancing validity, reliability and participation in self-reported health outcome measurement for children and young people: a systematic review of recall period, response scale format, and administration modality. Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-021-02814-4

Introduction: Self-report is the gold standard for measuring children’s health-related outcomes. Design of such measures is complex and challenging. This review aims to systematically appraise the evidence on recall period, response scale format, mod... Read More about Enhancing validity, reliability and participation in self-reported health outcome measurement for children and young people: a systematic review of recall period, response scale format, and administration modality.

The health of mothers of children with a life-limiting condition; a comparative cohort study (2021)
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Fraser, L., Murtagh, F., Aldridge, J., Sheldon, T., Gilbody, S., & Hewitt, C. (in press). The health of mothers of children with a life-limiting condition; a comparative cohort study. Archives of Disease in Childhood,

Objectives This study aimed to quantify the incidence rates of common mental and physical health conditions in mothers of children with a life-limiting condition. Methods Comparative national longitudinal cohort study using linked primary and seco... Read More about The health of mothers of children with a life-limiting condition; a comparative cohort study.

Palliative medicine in the intensive care unit: needs, delivery, quality (2021)
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A Hill, S., Dawood, A., Boland, E., Leahy, H. E., & EM Murtagh, F. (in press). Palliative medicine in the intensive care unit: needs, delivery, quality. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002795

Background 15%–20% of critical care patients die during their hospital admission. This service evaluation assesses quality of palliative care in intensive care units (ICUs) compared with national standards. Methods Retrospective review of records... Read More about Palliative medicine in the intensive care unit: needs, delivery, quality.

Socioeconomic position and use of hospital-based care towards the end of life: a mediation analysis using the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (2021)
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Davies, J. M., Sleeman, K. E., Davies, J. M., Maddocks, M., Chua, K. C., Demakakos, P., …Murtagh, F. E. (2021). Socioeconomic position and use of hospital-based care towards the end of life: a mediation analysis using the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. The Lancet. Public Health, 6(3), e155-e163. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667%2820%2930292-9

© 2021 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an Open Access article under the CC BY 4.0 license Background: Many patients prefer to avoid hospital-based care towards the end of life, yet hospitalisation is common and more likely for peopl... Read More about Socioeconomic position and use of hospital-based care towards the end of life: a mediation analysis using the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.

The challenges of caring for people dying from COVID-19: a multinational, observational study (CovPall) (2021)
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Oluyase, A. O., Hocaoglu, M., Cripps, R. L., Maddocks, M., Walshe, C., Fraser, L. K., …Higginson, I. J. (in press). The challenges of caring for people dying from COVID-19: a multinational, observational study (CovPall). Journal of pain and symptom management, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.01.138

Context: Systematic data on the care of people dying with COVID-19 are scarce. Objectives: To understand the response of and challenges faced by palliative care services during the COVID-19 pandemic, and identify associated factors. Methods: We surve... Read More about The challenges of caring for people dying from COVID-19: a multinational, observational study (CovPall).