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Evaluating Palliative CareEstablishing the Evidence Base$
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Margaret Robbins

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780192626219

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192626219.001.0001

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Researching people who are terminally ill

Researching people who are terminally ill

(p.29) 2 Researching people who are terminally ill
Evaluating Palliative Care


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This chapter examines the issues about researching people who are terminally ill. It analyses patient-based data and evaluates the range of methods that have been used to engage terminally ill people in the research process and their drawbacks. The chapter discusses the range of structured quantitative measures that seek to record patients' problems and sense of well being and explores these, portraying them with intricacies of personal outlook.

Keywords:   terminally ill, research, terminal patients, patients' problems, quantitative measures, qualitative measures

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