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Nursing research 

Nursing research
Nursing research

Betty R. Ferrell

, Marcia Grant

, and Virginia Sun

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date: 04 December 2021

The goal of nursing research is to improve care for patients and caregivers. Palliative nursing research includes many sensitive topics such as suffering, quality of life, and life meaning. Nurse researchers face many obstacles in conducting research, such as obtaining informed consent, dealing with high subject attrition, and openly discussing end-of-life issues with patients and families. Palliative nursing research also addresses the experiences of nurses and the need for self-care. Palliative nursing research should use an interdisciplinary model that includes all supportive care disciplines.

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