Journal article

Facilitators and barriers to general practitioner and general practice nurse participation in end-of-life care: systematic review.

Joel J Rhee, Matthew Grant, Hugh Senior, Leanne Monterosso, Peta McVey, Claire Johnson, Michèle Aubin, Harriet Nwachukwu, Claire Bailey, Julia Fallon-Ferguson, Patsy Yates, Briony Williams, Geoffrey Mitchell

BMJ Support Palliat Care | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: General practitioners (GPs) and general practice nurses (GPNs) face increasing demands to provide palliative care (PC) or end-of-life care (EoLC) as the population ages. To enhance primary EoLC, the facilitators and barriers to their provision need to be understood. OBJECTIVE: To provide a comprehensive description of the facilitators and barriers to GP and GPN provision of PC or EoLC. METHOD: Systematic literature review. Data included papers (2000 to 2017) sought from Medline, PsycInfo, Embase, Joanna Briggs Institute and Cochrane databases. RESULTS: From 6209 journal articles, 62 reviewed papers reported the GP's and GPN's role in EoLC or PC practice. Six themes emerged: patie..

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