Suggestions for Further Reading: Last Days of Life (PDQ)

Ashana, Deepshikha Charan, Craig A. Umscheid, Alisa J. Stephens-Shields, Rachel Kohn, Vanessa Madden, Michael O. Harhay, Yong Chen, and Meeta Prasad Kerlin. 2019. “Determining the Association Between End-of-Life Care Resources and Patient Outcomes in Pennsylvania ICUs.” Critical Care Medicine 47 (11): 1591–1598.
Baruth, Joshua M., Jacqueline B. Ho, Sohail I. Mohammad, and Maria I. Lapid. 2020. “End-of-Life Care in Schizophrenia: A Systematic Review.” International Psychogeriatrics, 1–19.
Boyd, Michal, Rosemary Frey, Deborah Balmer, Jackie Robinson, Heather McLeod, Susan Foster, Julia Slark, and Merryn Gott. 2019. “End of Life Care for Long-Term Care Residents with Dementia, Chronic Illness and Cancer: Prospective Staff Survey.” BMC Geriatrics 19 (1): 1–9.
Brighton, Lisa Jane, Lucy Ellen Selman, Katherine Bristowe, Beth Edwards, Jonathan Koffman, and Catherine J. Evans. 2019. “Emotional Labour in Palliative and End-of-Life Care Communication: A Qualitative Study with Generalist Palliative Care Providers.” Patient Education and Counseling 102 (3): 494–502.
Colón, Yvette, and Stephanie P. Wladkowski. 2019. “End-of-Life Care.” Handbook of Health Social Work, 569–586.
DeCourcey, Danielle D., Melanie Silverman, Adeolu Oladunjoye, and Joanne Wolfe. 2019. “Advance Care Planning and Parent-Reported End-of-Life Outcomes in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with Complex Chronic Conditions.” Critical Care Medicine 47 (1): 101–108.
Dobrowolska, Beata, Ewelina Mazur, Anna Pilewska-Kozak, Katarzyna Dońka, Bogumi\la Kosicka, and Alvisa Palese. 2019. “Predicted Difficulties, Educational Needs, and Interest in Working in End of Life Care among Nursing and Medical Students.” Nurse Education Today 83: 104194.
Gott, Merryn, Jackie Robinson, Tess Moeke-Maxwell, Stella Black, Lisa Williams, Rawiri Wharemate, and Janine Wiles. 2019. “‘It Was Peaceful, It Was Beautiful’: A Qualitative Study of Family Understandings of Good End-of-Life Care in Hospital for People Dying in Advanced Age.” Palliative Medicine 33 (7): 793–801.
Hendin, Ariel, Christian G. La Rivière, David M. Williscroft, Erin O’Connor, Jennifer Hughes, and Lisa M. Fischer. 2020. “End-of-Life Care in the Emergency Department for the Patient Imminently Dying of a Highly Transmissible Acute Respiratory Infection (Such as COVID-19).” Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 1–4.
Johnston, Emily E., Jori Bogetz, Olga Saynina, Lisa J. Chamberlain, Smita Bhatia, and Lee Sanders. 2019. “Disparities in Inpatient Intensity of End-of-Life Care for Complex Chronic Conditions.” Pediatrics 143 (5): e20182228.
Kjellstadli, Camilla, Heather Allore, Bettina S. Husebo, Elisabeth Flo, Hogne Sandvik, and Steinar Hunskaar. 2020. “General Practitioners’ Provision of End-of-Life Care and Associations with Dying at Home: A Registry-Based Longitudinal Study.” Family Practice 37 (3): 340–347.
Lokker, Martine E., Agnes van der Heide, Wendy H. Oldenmenger, Carin CD van der Rijt, and Lia van Zuylen. 2019. “Hydration and Symptoms in the Last Days of Life.” BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, bmjspcare–2018.
O’Brien, Mary R., Karen Kinloch, Karen E. Groves, and Barbara A. Jack. 2019. “Meeting Patients’ Spiritual Needs during End-of-Life Care: A Qualitative Study of Nurses’ and Healthcare Professionals’ Perceptions of Spiritual Care Training.” Journal of Clinical Nursing 28 (1–2): 182–189.
Pollens, Robin. 2020. “Facilitating Client Ability to Communicate in Palliative End-of-Life Care: Impact of Speech–Language Pathologists.” Topics in Language Disorders 40 (3): 264–277.
Slawnych, Michael. 2020. “Management of the Dying Cardiac Patient in the Last Days and Hours of Life.” Canadian Journal of Cardiology.
Spacey, Adam, Janet Scammell, Michele Board, and Sam Porter. 2020. “Systematic Critical Realist Review of Interventions Designed to Improve End-of-Life Care in Care Homes.” Nursing & Health Sciences 22 (2): 343–354.
Wang, Susan E., In-Lu Amy Liu, Janet S. Lee, Peter Khang, Romina Rosen, Lynn F. Reinke, Richard A. Mularski, and Huong Q. Nguyen. 2019. “End-of-Life Care in Patients Exposed to Home-Based Palliative Care vs Hospice Only.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 67 (6): 1226–1233.
Winter, J., B. Francis, H. McDonald, and F. Malik. 2019. 39 Are We Making Things Any Better? Assessing the Quality of a Personalised Care Plan for the Last Days of Life within an Acute Hospital Trust. British Medical Journal Publishing Group.