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Researching people who are terminally ill

MARGARET Robbins

in Evaluating Palliative Care

Published in print March 1998 | ISBN: 9780192626219
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730016 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192626219.003.0002
Researching people who are terminally ill

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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

Chapter.  11600 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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