|Inclusion criteria||Exclusion criteria|
|Original research using and reporting qualitative methodologies||Study does not report qualitative methods for data collection and analysis|
|English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian||Any other language|
|Adult patients (aged 18+) with a life-limiting diagnosis and palliative care needs and/or their family caregivers being cared for at home||Participants other than adult patients and/or their family caregivers (eg, voluntary caregivers)|
|Specialist or intermediate palliative care provided at home*||Generalist home care (including end-of-life home care), intervention not sufficiently described, or experiences with specific components of care|
|Relevant findings for the identification of key components shaping the experiences of participants, the experiences shaped by these key components and mechanisms of action explaining these relationships||Findings not related to the objectives of the review, or insufficiently informative results|
*According to the criteria used by Gomes et al8 to define home palliative care and distinguish between specialist and intermediate services (presented in an online supplementary file).