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Geriatric palliative care: a view of its concept, challenges and strategies

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Geriatrics, September 2018
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (87th percentile)

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Geriatric palliative care: a view of its concept, challenges and strategies
Published in
BMC Geriatrics, September 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12877-018-0914-0
Pubmed ID

R. Voumard, E. Rubli Truchard, L. Benaroyo, G. D. Borasio, C. Büla, R. J. Jox


In aging societies, the last phase of people's lives changes profoundly, challenging traditional care provision in geriatric medicine and palliative care. Both specialties have to collaborate closely and geriatric palliative care (GPC) should be conceptualized as an interdisciplinary field of care and research based on the synergies of the two and an ethics of care.Major challenges characterizing the emerging field of GPC concern (1) the development of methodologically creative and ethically sound research to promote evidence-based care and teaching; (2) the promotion of responsible care and treatment decision making in the face of multiple complicating factors related to decisional capacity, communication and behavioural problems, extended disease trajectories and complex social contexts; (3) the implementation of coordinated, continuous care despite the increasing fragmentation, sectorization and specialization in health care.Exemplary strategies to address these challenges are presented: (1) GPC research could be enhanced by specific funding programs, specific patient registries and anticipatory consent procedures; (2) treatment decision making can be significantly improved using advance care planning programs that include adequate decision aids, including those that address proxies of patient who have lost decisional capacity; (3) care coordination and continuity require multiple approaches, such as care transition programs, electronic solutions, and professionals who act as key integrators.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 269 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 46 17%
Student > Master 36 13%
Student > Postgraduate 15 6%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 5%
Other 53 20%
Unknown 91 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 63 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 58 22%
Social Sciences 10 4%
Unspecified 9 3%
Psychology 6 2%
Other 28 10%
Unknown 95 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 March 2019.
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