Hospice research is possible and helpful

April 2008
Hospice Management Advisor;Apr2008, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p41
The article reports on the findings of a research conducted by two researchers on conducting clinical trials with patients in a hospice environment. Doctors Thomas W. LeBlanc and Amy P. Abernethy address two opposing points of view, which one view states that the hospice environment is so different from other clinical settings as to be antiethical to research. The other view is that palliative care seems woefully behind other medical specialties in its use of research-derived evidence.


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