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The development of palliative care knowledge in care homes for older people : the place of action research.

Froggatt, Katherine A. and Hockley, Jo (2006) The development of palliative care knowledge in care homes for older people : the place of action research. Palliative Medicine, 20 (8). pp. 835-843.

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Abstract

Action research in health care is a relatively new research approach, which is adopted when one aim of the research is to bring about change in practice and to research the process of that change. This paper describes the way action research, as a research methodology, can be used to develop palliative care knowledge in generalist care settings. An overview of action research is presented and its relationship to more conventional research paradigms. Two action research projects, undertaken to develop knowledge about end-of-life care for older people in care homes, are used to illustrate the key principles of action research, methods of data collection and data analysis. Finally, the challenges of such, utilising an action research approach and its strengths, are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Palliative Medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords: action research • long-term care • nursing homes • palliative care
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 8270
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 16 Apr 2008 16:44
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2013 11:18
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/8270

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