Research methods in palliative care (BOK)

699,00 69900
Sendes vanligvis innen 5-15 dager
Palliative and end of life care are concerned with the physical, social, psychological and spiritual care of people with advanced disease. It currently has a poorly developed research base, but the need to improve this is increasingly recognised. One of the reasons for the lack of research - and the variable quality of the research that is undertaken - is the difficulty of conducting research with very ill and bereaved people. Standard and well-established research methods may need to be adapted to work in this context. This means that existing research methods textbooks may be of limited use to palliative care practitioners seeking to do research for the first time, or to more experienced researchers wanting to apply their knowledge in palliative care settings. This research methods textbook is the first to be written specifically for palliative care. It has been edited by four experienced palliative care academics with acknowledged expertise and international reputations in this field. It encompasses methods used in both clinical and health services research in palliative care, with sections on clinical, epidemiological, survey and qualitative research, as well as a section covering skills needed in any research project. Each chapter provides readers with an up to date overview of the research method in question, an understanding of its applicability to palliative care and of the particular challenges of using it in this setting. It is essential reading for all palliative care researchers.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2007 Forfatter
Forlag
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM
ISBN 9780198530251
Antall sider 328 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,7cm
Vekt 462 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Eduardo Bruera, Irene J. Higginson, Julia M. Addington-Hall, Sheila Payne