The Palliative Care Research Society in the UK

Addington-Hall, Julia M. (2003) The Palliative Care Research Society in the UK Palliative Medicine, 17, (7), pp. 565-566. (doi:10.1191/0269216303pm829ed).


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One of the things that distinguished St. Christopher’s Hospice from previous homes for dying patients was Dame Cicely Saunders’ emphasis on research, and on developing a robust evidence base for care of the dying. Good palliative care research is still needed to increase our understanding of the nature and aetiology of the physical, psychological, social and spiritual problems encountered by patients and families, to test the effectiveness of pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions in addressing these problems, and to evaluate models of service delivery.

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1191/0269216303pm829ed
ISSNs: 0269-2163 (print)
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October 2003Published
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2009
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 21:27
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