|Details of primary studies|
|Country||Primary study title||Aim||Participants||Patient consent||Funding|
|Belgium||Medical and ethical quality of care when taking EoL decisions.||To develop a guideline for general practitioners (GPs) on EoL communication with patients who wish to die at home.||Patients with terminal illnesses (n = 17).||Informed consent was obtained verbally.||Belgian Science Policy.|
|The Netherlands||End-of-life care in general practice in the Netherlands.||To explore the aspects valued by both patients and GPs in EoL care at home.||Patients with terminal illnesses in the care of a GP (n = 30).||Written informed consent obtained.||Centre for Development of Palliative Care Amsterdam, and the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports.|
|United Kingdom||Ethnicity and cancer: examining psychosocial transitions for older people.||To investigate the cultural constructs of loss, transition, and adaptation when encountering a diagnosis of a life threatening illness; to elicit narratives from older adults about their experiences of cancer diagnosis.||Chinese (n = 24) and white (n = 47) hospice day centre patients.||Written informed consent obtained.||Dimbleby Cancer Care.|
Evans et al.
Evans et al. BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:24 doi:10.1186/1472-684X-11-24