A team approach to recruitment in hospice research: engaging patients, close persons and health professionals

Cathy L Campbell, Cara Bailey, Kathy Armour, Rachel Perry, Rosanna Orlando, Philip Kinghorn, Louise Jones, Joanna Coast

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Abstract

Research is vital to the future development of hospice care. However, research in hospice settings is very challenging. This paper describes a case study of a successful multidisciplinary research team approach (MDRT) to the recruitment of participants (hospice patients, family members and health professionals) for a study in a hospice setting on the economic evaluation of end-of-life care. A successful recruitment plan includes three key strategies: identifying key members of the MDRT early in the research process; having a clear and constant communication stream; and creating an environment where all team members have a shared commitment to the research, all voices are heard and valued, and everyone contributes to the research aims. An MDRT approach will be helpful to guide the development of successful recruitment plans for academic-community research partnerships in the hospice setting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-332
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Palliative Nursing
Volume22
Issue number7
Early online date22 Jul 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016

Keywords

  • research
  • end-of-life
  • hospice
  • palliative care
  • recruitment
  • case study

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