Published Articles

♦ Rodríguez-Prat A, Wilson DM. End-of-life conversations about death and dying from volunteer perspectives: A qualitative study. Palliat Support Care. Published online January 22, 2024. doi:10.1017/S147895152300189X
  Monforte-Royo C, Goni-Fuste B, Crespo I, Pergolizzi D, Martin-Delgado L, Fuster P, Bellido-Perez M, Tomás-Sábado J, Rodríguez-Prat A. Definition and validation of the nursing diagnosis label “wish to die”: a research protocol. BMC Nurs. 2024 Jan 12;23(1):38. doi: 10.1186/s12912-024-01707-4.
Goni-Fuste B, Pergolizzi D, Monforte-Royo C, Alonso-Babarro A, Belar A, Crespo I, Güell E, Julià-Torras J, Moreno-Alonso D, Vicuña MN, Pascual A, Porta-Sales J, Rocafort J, Rodríguez-Prat A, Rodríguez D, Sala C, Serrano-Bermúdez G, Serna J, Balaguer A. Development of a guide to multidimensional needs assessment in the palliative care initial encounter (MAP). J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 Jul 17:S0885-3924(23)00596-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2023.07.011.
♦ Goni-Fuste B, Pergolizzi D, Monforte-Royo C, Julià-Torras J, Rodríguez-Prat A, Crespo I. What makes the palliative care initial encounter meaningful? A descriptive study with patients with cancer, family carers and palliative care professionals. Palliat Med. 2023 Jul 8:2692163231183998. doi: 10.1177/02692163231183998.

♦ Rodríguez-Prat A, Pergolizzi D, Crespo I, Monforte-Royo C. Experiences of isolation among patients hospitalized during an infectious disease outbreak: A systematic review and meta-ethnography. J Behavioural Medicine. 2023; 2023 Jun 21;1-16. doi: 10.1080/08964289.2023.2214717.


♦ Rodríguez-Mayoral O, Galindo-Vazquez O, Espinoza-Bello M, Allende-Perez S, Pascual-Ramos V, Monforte-Royo C. Validation of the Mexican version of the Schedule of Attitudes Toward Hastened Death (SAHD-Mx) in patients undergoing palliative care in Mexico. PallIiat Support Care. 2023; 2023 May 18;1-6. doi: 10.1017/S147895152300055X.


♦ Martínez-Jaimez P, Fuster Linares P, Masià J, Jané P, Monforte-Royo C. Temporal validation of a risk prediction model for breast cancer-related lymphoedema in European population: A retrospective study. J Adv Nurs. 2023 Jun 2. doi: 10.1111/jan.15727.

♦ Julià-Torras J, Moreno-Alonso D, Porta-Sales J, Monforte-Royo C. Episodic breathlessness in patients with cancer: definition, terminology, clinical features – integrative systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2022 Dec 13:bmjspcare-2022-003653. doi: 10.1136/spcare-2022-003653.


♦ Martínez-Jaimez P, Fuster Linares P, Piller N, Masia J, Yamamoto T, López-Montoya L, Monforte-Royo C. Multidisciplinary preventive intervention for breast cancer-related lymphedema: An international consensus. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2022 Nov;31(6):e13704. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13704.

♦ Martínez-Jaimez P, Armora Verdú M, Forero CG, Álvarez Salazar S, Fuster Linares P, Monforte-Royo C, Masia J. Breast cancer-related lymphoedema: Risk factors and prediction model. J Adv Nurs. 2022 Mar;78(3):765-775. doi: 10.1111/jan.15005.

♦ Rodríguez-Prat A, Pergolizzi D, Crespo I, Balaguer A, Porta-Sales J, Monforte-Royo C. Control in advanced cancer patients. An interpretative phenomenological study. BMC Palliative Care. 2022; 21(1):97. doi: 10.1186/s12904-022-00984-7.


♦  Julià-Torras J, Almeida Felipe JM, Gándara Del Castillo Á, González-Barboteo J, Forero D, Alegre S, Cuervo-Pinna MÁ, Serna J, Muñoz-Unceta N, Alonso-Babarro A, Miró Catalina Q, Moreno-Alonso D, Porta-Sales J. Prevalence, Clinical Characteristics, and Management of Episodic Dyspnea in Advanced Lung Cancer Outpatients: A Multicenter Nationwide Study-The INSPIRA-DOS Study. J Palliat Med. 2022; 25(8):1197-1207. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2021.0562.


♦ Pergolizzi D, Marimon F, Monforte-Royo C, Crespo I. Thinking clearly about dignity: relationships between cognitive processes underlying perceived dignity as determinants of psychological assessment. Health Psychology Report. 2022.


♦ Goni-Fuste B, Pergolizzi D, Balaguer A, Monforte-Royo C, Porta-Sales J, Crespo I. What defines the comprehensive assessment of needs in palliative care? An integrative systematic review. Palliat Med. 2021;35(4):651-69. DOI: 10.1177/0269216321996985


♦ Julià-Torres J, De Iriarte N, Porta-Sales J. COVID-19: Reflexiones de urgencia desde los cuidados paliativos ante la próxima epidemia. Medicina Clínica. 2021;156(1):29-32.

♦ A. Libran Oriol, C. Cruz-Sequeiros, A. Luque-Blanco, J. Porta-Sales. Antagonistas periféricos de los receptores opioides Mu en el tratamiento del estreñimiento inducido por opioides: revisión. RESED. 2020. DOI: 10.20986/resed.2020.3717/2018


♦ Julià-Torres J, De Iriarte N, Porta-Sales J. COVID-19: Reflexiones de urgencia desde los cuidados paliativos ante la próxima epidemia. Medicina Clínica. 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.medcli.2020.07.042


♦ Pergolizzi D, Monforte-Royo C, Balaguer A, Porta-Sales J, Rodríguez-Prat A, Crespo I. Older age: A protective factor against perceived dignity related distress in patients with advanced cancer? J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.09.041


♦ Labori Trias M, Hernández-Ribas R, Porta-Sales J. Uso inadecuado de opioides en pacientes con dolor oncológico: revisión sistemática integradora de la literatura. RESED. 2020; DOI:10.20986/resed.2020.3801/2020


♦ D. Pergolizzi , I. Crespo. Recognition of cognitive complaints for patients with advanced cancer. Support Care Cancer. DOI: 10.1007/s00520-020-05678-5


♦ Crespo I, Monforte-Royo C, Balaguer A, Pergolizzi D, Cruz-Sequeiro C, Luque-Blanco A, Porta-Sales J. Screening for the Wish to Hasten Death in the First Palliative Care Encounter: A proof-of-concept study. J Palliat Med. 2020; DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0276


♦ Rodríguez-Prat A. Experiencing the sublime in a palliative care unit. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.05.006


♦ Crespo I, Rodríguez-Prat A, Porta-Sales J, Wilson K, Balaguer A, Monforte-Royo C. Health-related quality of life in patients with advanced cancer who express a wish to hasten death: A comparative study. Palliat Med. 2020  Feb 27:269216320904607. DOI: 10.1177/0269216320904607


♦ Pergolizzi D, Crespo I, Balaguer AMonforte-Royo C, Alonso A; Arantzamendi M; Belar A; Centeno C; Goñi-Fuste B, Julià J; Martínez M; Mateo-Ortega D; May L; Moreno-Alonso D; Nabal M; Noguera A; Pascual A; Pérez-Bret E; Rocafort J, Rodríguez D; Rodriguez-Prat A, Sala C; Serna J; Porta-Sales J. The proactive and systematic multidimensional needs assessment in patients with advanced cancer approaching Palliative care: A Study Protocol. BMJ Open. 2020; 10(2):e034413. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034413


♦ Porta-Sales J, Noble S. Haematology and palliative care: the needs are out there. Palliative Medicine. 2019; 33(5):481-2. DOI:10.1177/0269216319840604


♦ Rodríguez-Prat A, Monforte-Royo C, Balaguer A. Response to: “Patients’ Autonomy at the End of Life: A Critical Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019; 58(1):e8. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.03.022


♦ Julià-Torras J, Cuervo-Pinna MA, Cabezón-Gutiérrez L, Lara PC, Prats M,  Margarit C, Porta-Sales J. Definition of episodic dyspnea in cancer patients: a Delphi-based consensus among Spanish experts: the INSPIRA study.  J Palliat Med. 2019 Apr;22(4):413-419. DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0273


♦ Quiñoa C, Edo-Gual M, Monforte-Royo C, Porta-Sales J. The experiences and needs of primary family caregivers of patients with multiple myeloma. Palliat Med. 2019; 33(5):500-9. DOI: 10.1177/0269216319830017


♦ Porta-Sales J, Crespo I, Monforte-Royo C, Martí M, Abenia-Chavarría S, Balaguer A. The clinical evaluation of the wish to hasten death is not upsetting for advanced cancer patients. A cross-sectional study. Palliat Med. 2019; 33(6):570-577. DOI: 10.1177/0269216318824526


♦ Rodríguez A, Balaguer A, Crespo I, Monforte-Royo C. Feeling like a burden to others and the wish to hasten death in patients with advanced illness: a systematic review. Bioethics. 2019; 33(4):411-20. DOI: 10.1111/bioe.12562


♦ Monforte-Royo C, Crespo I, Rodríguez A, Marimon F, Porta-Sales J, Balaguer A. The role of perceived dignity, depression, functional impairment and control in the wish to hasten death among advanced cancer patients: A mediation model. Psychooncology. 2018; 27(12):2840-2846. DOI: 10.1002/pon.4900


♦ Davies AN, Elsner F, Filbet MJ, Porta-Sales J, Ripamonti C, Santini D, Webber K. Breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) management: a review of international and national guidelines. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2018. DOI: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2017-001467


♦ Rodríguez A, Monforte-Royo C, Balaguer A. Ethical challenges for an understanding of suffering: Voluntary stopping of eating and drinking and the wish to hasten death in advanced patients. Frontiers in Pharmacology. 2018;9:294. DOI: 10.3389/fphar.2018.00294


♦ Bellido-Pérez M, Crespo I, Balaguer A, Wilson K, Porta-Sales J, Monforte-Royo C.  Assessment of the wish to hasten death in patients with advanced cancer: a comparison of two different approaches. Psychooncology. 2018; 27(6):1538-1544. DOI: 10.1002/pon.4689


♦ Moreno-Alonso D, Porta-Sales J, Monforte-Royo C, Sureda-Balarí A, Fernández de Sevilla-Ribosa A. Palliative care in patients with haematological neoplasms: an integrative systematic review. Palliat Med. 2018; 32(1):79-105. DOI: 10.1177/0269216317735246


♦ Rodríguez-Prat A, Escribano X. A philosophical view on the experience of dignity and autonomy through the phenomenology of illness. J Med Philos. 2019; 44(3):279-98. DOI: 10.1093/jmp/jhz001


♦ Rodríguez-Prat A, van Leeuwen E. Assumptions and moral understanding of the wish to hasten death: a philosophical review of qualitative studies. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy. 2018; 21(1):63-75. DOI: 10.1007/s11019-017-9785-y


♦ Rodríguez-Prat A, Balaguer A, Booth A, Monforte-Royo C. Understanding patients’ experiences of the wish to hasten death: an updated and expanded systematic review and meta-ethnography. BMJ Open. 2017; 7(9):e016659.  DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016659


♦ Guerrero-Torrelles M*, Monforte-Royo C*, Tomás-Sábado J, Marimon F, Porta-Sales J, Balaguer A. Meaning in life as a mediator between physical impairment and the wish to hasten death in patients with advanced cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017; 54(6):826-34. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.04.018


♦ Porta-Sales J; Guerrero-Torrelles M; Moreno-Alonso D; Sarra-Escarre J; Clapés-Puig V; Trelis-Navarro J, Sureda-Balarí A; Fernández De Sevilla-Ribosa A. Is Early Palliative Care Feasible in Patients with Multiple Myeloma? J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017; 54(5):692-700. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.04.012


♦ Edo-Gual M, Tomás-Sábado J, Gómez-Benito J, Monforte-Royo C, Aradilla-Herrero A. Spanish adaptation of the Frommelt Attitude Toward Care of the Dying Scale (FATCOD) in nursing undergraduates. Omega (Westport). 2017; DOI: 10.1177/0030222816688294


♦ Guerrero-Torrelles M, Monforte-Royo C, Rodríguez-Prat A, Porta-Sales J, Balaguer A. Understanding meaning-in-life interventions in patients with advanced disease: a systematic realist review. Palliat Med. 2017;31(9):798-813. DOI: 10.1177/0269216316685235


♦ Rodríguez-Prat A, Monforte-Royo C. 25 years after Intoxicated by My Illness: Challenges for Medical Humanities. Lancet. 2017; 389(10066):249-50. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30085-5


♦ Monforte-Royo C, González-de Paz L, Tomás-Sábado J, Rosenfeld B, Strupp J, Voltz R, Balaguer A. Short form of the Spanish schedule attitudes toward hastened death in palliative care cancer population. Qual Life Res. 2017; 26(1):235-239. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-016-1409-0


♦ Bellido-Pérez M, Monforte-Royo C, Tomás-Sábado J, Porta-Sales J, Balaguer A. Assessment of the wish to hasten death in patients with advanced disease: a systematic review of measurement instruments. Palliat Med. 2017; 31(6):510-525. DOI: 10.1177/0269216316669867


♦ Porta-Sales J, Garzón-Rodríguez C, Llorens-Torromé S, Brunelli C, Pigni A, Caraceni A. Evidence of the analgesic role of bisphosphonates and denosumab in the treatment of pain due to bone metastases: a systematic review within the EAPC guidelines project. Palliat Med. 2017; 31(1):5-25. DOI: 10.1177/0269216316639793


♦ Porta-Sales J, Garzón-Rodríguez C, Villavicencio-Chávez C, Llorens-Torromé S, González-Barboteo J. Efficacy and safety of methadone as a second-line opioid for cancer pain in an outpatient clinic: A prospective open-label study. Oncologist.  2016; 21(8):981-7. DOI: 10.1634/theoncologist.2015-0503


♦ Rodríguez A, Monforte-Royo C, Porta-Sales J, Escribano X, Balaguer A. Dignity, autonomy and control at the end-of-life: A meta-etnography. PLoS one. 2016; 11(3): e0151435. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151435


♦ Benitez-Rosario MA, Caceres-Miranda R, Aguirre-Jaime A; Grupo Español de Investigación en Cuidados Paliativos (GEICP); Grupo Español de Investigación en Cuidados Paliativos GEICP. Spanish Validation of the Care Evaluation Scale for Measuring the Quality of Structure and Process of Palliative Care From the Family Perspective. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.11.002


♦ Porta-Sales J, Pérez C, Escobar Y, Martínez V. Diagnosis and management of breakthrough cancer pain: Have all the questions been resolved? A Delphi-based consensus assessment (DOIRON). Clin Transl Oncol. 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s12094-015-1468-7


♦ Balaguer A, Monforte-Royo C, Porta-Sales J, Alonso-Babarro A, Altisent R, Aradilla-Herrero A, Bellido-Pérez M, Breitbart W, Centeno C, Cuervo MA, Deliens L, Frerich G, Gastmans C, Lichtenfeld S, Limonero JT, Maier MA, Materstvedt LJ, Nabal M, Rodin G, Rosenfeld B, Schroepfer T, Tomás-Sábado J, Trelis J, Villavicencio-Chávez C, Voltz R. An international consensus definition of the wish to hasten death and its related factors. PLoS one. 2016; 11(1):e0146184. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146184


♦ Porta-Sales J, Nabal-Vicuna M, Vallano A, Espinosa J, Planas-Domingo J, Verger-Fransoy E, Julià-Torres J, Serna J, Pascual-López A, Rodríguez D, Grimau I, Morlans G, Sala-Rovira C, Calsina-Berna A, Borras-Andrés JM, Gómez-Batiste X. Have we improved pain control in cáncer patients? A multicenter study of ambulatory and hospitalized cáncer patients. J Palliat Med. 2015. DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2015.29002.jps


♦ Tomás-Sábado J, Villavicencio-Chávez C, Monforte-Royo C, Guerrero M, Fegg M, Balaguer A. What gives meaning in life in palliative care patients? A comparison between Spanish, German and Swiss populations. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016; 50(6):861-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.06.015


♦ Monforte-Royo C, Porta J, Balaguer A. The wish to hasten death: The wish to hasten death: Reflections from practice and research. Nursing Ethics. 2016. 23(5): 587-9. DOI: 10.1177/0969733015576359


♦ Edo-Gual M, Monforte-Royo C, Aradilla-Herrero A, Tomás-Sábado J. Death attitudes and  positive coping  in Spanish nursing undergraduates: A cross-sectional and correlational study. J Clin Nurs. 2015; 24(17-18):2429-2438. DOI: 10.1111/jocn.12813


♦ Martín-Ancel A, Balaguer A, García-Alix A. Duration of resuscitation in neonates with Apgar scores at 10 minutes of less than 3 in the hypothermia era. An Pediatr (Barc). 2015; 82(3):129-30.  DOI: 10.1016/j.anpedi.2014.09.002


♦ Edo-Gual M, Monforte-Royo C, Tomás-Sábado J. Afrontar el sufrimiento y la muerte: desafíos para el cuidado en el siglo XXI.  Enfermería Clínica. 2015; 25(1):42-3. DOI: 10.1016/j.enfcli.2014.10.002


♦ Villavicencio Chávez C, Monforte-Royo C, Tomás-Sábado J, Porta Sales J, Maier M, Balaguer A. Physical and psychological factors and the wish to hasten death in advanced cancer patients. Psychooncology. 2014; 23(10):1125-32. DOI: 10.1002/pon.3536


♦ Edo-Gual M, Tomás-Sábado J, Bardallo-Porras L, Monforte-Royo C. The impact of death and dying on nursing students: An explanatory model. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 2014; 23(23-24): 3501-12. DOI: 10.1111/jocn.12602


♦ Aradilla-Herrero A, Tomás-Sábado J, Gómez-Benito J. Associations between emotional intelligence, depression and suicide risk in nursing students. Nurse Educ Today. 2014; 34(4):520-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2013.07.001


♦Aradilla-Herrero A, Tomás-Sábado J, Gómez-Benito J. Perceived emotional intelligence in nursing: psychometric properties of the Trait Meta-Mood Scale. J Clin Nurs. 2014;23(7-8):955-66. DOI: 10.1111/jocn.12259


♦ Garcia-Alix A, Arnaez J, Cortes V, Girabent-Farres M, Arca G, Balaguer A. Neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy: most deaths followed end-of-life decisions within three days of birth. Acta Paediatr. 2013;102(12):1137-43. DOI: 10.1111/apa.12420


♦ Monforte-Royo C, Villavicencio Chávez C, Tomás-Sábado J, Mahtani V, Balaguer A. What lies behind the wish to hasten death? A Systematic review and meta-ethnography from the perspective of the patients. PLoS one. 2012; 7(5):e37117. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037117


♦ Balaguer A, Martín-Ancel A, Ortigoza-Escobar D, Escribano J, Argemi J. The model of Palliative Care in the perinatal setting: a review of the literature. BMC Pediatr. 2012; 12:25. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2431-12-25


♦ Monforte-Royo C, Tomás-Sábado J, Villavicencio Chávez C, Balaguer A. Psychometric properties of the Spanish form of the schedule for meaning in life evaluation. Qual Life Res. 2011; 20:759-62. DOI 10.1007/s11136-010-9796-0


♦ Monforte-Royo C, Villavicencio Chávez C, Tomás-Sábado J, Balaguer A. The wish to hasten death: A review of clinical studies. Psychooncology. 2011; 20: 795–804 DOI: 10.1002/pon.1839

Book chapters

♦  Balaguer A, Martin-Ancel A. Decisiones y cuidados al final de la vida.  En: De guardia en neonatología. 3ª ed. 2016. Pp.312-316. Panamericana(Barcelona).  Vento M. Moro M. (editors). ISBN: EAN: 9788498358018 Dipòsit legal: EAN: 9788498358018.

♦  Monforte-Royo C, Balaguer A, Villavicencio-Chávez, C. What does the wish to hasten death mean for the palliative patient? In: Heike Gudat, Kathrin Ohnsorge, Christoph Rehmann-Sutter. Patients Wish to Die: Research, Ethics and Palliative Care. Oxford University Press. 2015. pp. 231-241. ISBN 978–0–19–871398–2.  Library of Congress Control Number: 2015930595.

♦  Balaguer A. Cuidados paliativos pediátricos. En:  Tratado de Pediatria Cruz 11 ed. Moro M, Málaga S, L. Madero L (editors). AEP. Asociación Española de Pediatría. Ed. Panamericana:Barcelona. Buenos Aires. 2014. Pp. 423-427. ISBN: 978-84-9835-723-3 Dipòsit legal: M-14296-2014.

♦  Balaguer A, Monforte-Royo C, Tomás-Sábado J. Schedule for Meaning in Life Evaluation. Spanish version. In: Michalos AC. Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research. Hardcover: Springer; 2014. pp. 5667-5671. ISBN: 978-94-007-0752-8 (Print) 978-94-007-0753-5 (Online).