Recruiting palliative patients for a large qualitative study: some ethical considerations and staff dilemmas

Heather Tan, Anne Wilson, Ian Olver, Christopher Barton

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    10 Citations (Scopus)

    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. Crown Copyright (c) 2010. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)159-165
    Number of pages7
    JournalExplore: The Journal of Science and Healing
    Volume6
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Recruiting palliative patients for a large qualitative study: some ethical considerations and staff dilemmas'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this