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Type: Journal article
Title: Recruiting palliative patients for a large qualitative study: Some ethical considerations and staff dilemmas
Author: Tan, H.
Wilson, A.
Olver, I.
Barton, C.
Citation: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing, 2010; 6(3):159-165
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 1550-8307
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Heather Tan, Anne Wilson, Ian Olver, and Christopher Barton
Abstract: This article reports on the processes of staff members in referring patients to a study that explored the experience of palliative patients, family members, and health professionals with the implementation of a family meeting model as an instrument of spiritual care. The reported qualitative study was undertaken in two large metropolitan Australian hospitals. Criteria other than those set by the study protocol were employed by staff members referring patients. These included subjective opinions of who was suitable to refer and perceptions of patients' attitudes to religion or spirituality. Such practices raise ethical issues and may compromise studies that have received ethics approval.
Keywords: Recruitment
palliative care
spiritual care
family meeting model
Rights: Crown Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/j.explore.2010.03.008
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