Table 1

Keywords for subject headings/MeSH terms and phrases for database searches

Keywords searched for subject headings/MeSH terms and relevant phrases
ParentValuePoor prognosisChildCancerDecision making
FamilyPreferenceRelapsePaediatricOncology“decision making”
ChoiceRecurrentPediatricNeoplasm
ChooseRefractoryMalignancy
BeliefIncurable“Cancer-direct* therap”
AttitudeAdvanced cancer
ExpectationUncertainty
PredispositionDeteriorate
InfluenceDisease progression
Experience“advanc* cancer”
Perception“no realistic chance of cure”
“goal* of care”“disease* progress*”
“palliat* chemotherap*”
“no reasonable chance of cure”
  • MeSH, Medical Subject Headings.