About the Authors

Olav Lindqvist

olav.lindqvist@ki.se

Affiliations Research and Development Unit in Palliative Care, Stockholms Sjukhem Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Nursing, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Carol Tishelman

Affiliations Research and Development Unit in Palliative Care, Stockholms Sjukhem Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Carina Lundh Hagelin

Affiliations Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Sophiahemmet University College, Stockholm, Sweden

Jean B. Clark

Affiliation Education and Research Unit, Arohanui Hospice, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Maria L. Daud

Affiliation Pallium Latinoamérica, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Andrew Dickman

Affiliation Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Franzisca Domeisen Benedetti

Affiliation Center for Palliative Care, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Maren Galushko

Affiliation Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Urska Lunder

Affiliation University Clinic for Respiratory and Allergic Diseases Golnik, Golnik, Slovenia

Gunilla Lundquist

Affiliations Department of Radiation Sciences—Oncology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, Palliative Team Västerbergslagen, County Council of Dalarna, Ludvika, Sweden

Guido Miccinesi

Affiliation Clinical and Descriptive Epidemiology Unit, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute, Istituto per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Florence, Italy

Sylvia B. Sauter

Affiliation Research and Development Unit in Palliative Care, Stockholms Sjukhem Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden

Carl Johan Fürst

Affiliations Research and Development Unit in Palliative Care, Stockholms Sjukhem Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Birgit H. Rasmussen

Affiliation Department of Nursing, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

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Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: OL CT GL SBS CJF BHR. Performed the experiments: OL JBC MLD AD FDB MG UL GM BHR. Analyzed the data: OL CT BHR. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: OL CT BHR. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: OL CT CLH JBC MLD AD FDB MG UL GL GM SBS CJF BHR. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: OL CT CLH JBC MLD AD FDB MG UL GL GM SBS CJF BHR. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: OL CT CLH JBC MLD AD FDB MG UL GL GM SBS CJF BHR.