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An examination of the research priorities for a hospice service in New Zealand: A Delphi study

NZ Literature Abstract

posted by WM Admin on 17 June 2015


Kay de Vries
Jo Walton
Katherine Nelson
Rhondda Knox

Year of Publication



Palliative and Supportive Care, 16 June [Epub before print]

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status



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.

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