Table 1

Final database search strategy

1Desire to hasten death
2Wish to hasten death
3Euthanasia (MeSH)
4Suicide, assisted (MeSH)
5End-of-life decisions
6Wish to die
71 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6
9Palliative care
10End of life care
11End of life
129 or 10
13Chronic disease
14Chronic illness
15Advanced disease
16Advanced illness
17Advanced cancer
18Life-limiting illness
19Terminally ill
20Life-threatening illness
21Life-threatening condition
2213 or 14 or 15 or 16 or 17 or 18 or 19 or 20 or 21
23Qualitative PubMed or CINAHL filter
257 and 12 and 22
2625 and 23
2726 not (child*) or (pediatr*)