Table 2

Five stages of the Arksey and O’Malley scoping review

Stage of reviewIllustration of decisions and issues
Identifying the research questionTheoretical and empirical work describing models of palliative and end-of-life care delivery to people in prison in the UK and other high-income countries, with broadly comparable criminal justice systems and approaches to human rights.
Greater understanding of best practice and challenges and barriers to access.
Identifying relevant studiesSpecific search criteria designed with key terms used included palliative care, hospice, end of life, compassionate release, prison, penitentiary, imprisonment, incarceration, jail, custody, advance care planning.
Study selectionFinal included studies may include a diverse representation of primary sources; data will be extracted using the Joanna Briggs Institute Mixed Methods Data Extraction Form following a Convergent Integrated Approach.
Charting the dataData will be extracted from primary sources, different models of care summarised, best practice and barriers to access identified in a narrative synthesis.
Collating, summarising and reporting the resultsRecommended models proposed with areas for further research and development identified.