An examination of the research priorities for a hospice service in New Zealand: A Delphi study
posted by WM Admin on 17 June 2015
Year of Publication
Palliative and Supportive Care, 16 June [Epub before print]
Journal article (peer reviewed)
The aim of this Delphi study was to inform organisational decision-making and policy development regarding future research priorities for a hospice service in New Zealand. Using a modified three-round Delphi technique, participants (patients, family carers, volunteers and palliative care staff) identified research themes (staff and volunteers identified symptom management; aged care; education; community; patient and family; and bereavement support and young people. Patients and family carers identified four themes: decision-making, bereavement and loss, symptom management; and recognition of need and response of service). The authors discuss the significance of these findings.
Type of Study
How to Access
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