Conducting qualitative research with palliative care patients: Applying Hammick's research ethics wheel

Lisa Whiting, P.S. Vickers

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses the particular ethical issues that are present when attempting to undertake research involving patients accessing palliative care for cancer. It focuseson the use of Hammick's research ethics wheel (REW) in relation to a research study undertaken by the authors. Applying the REW enabled the authors to identify and incorporate the ethical issues and dilemmas inherent within such a study at a practical level. Ethical reasons for undertaking research with such vulnerable participants are explained and justified with reference to the REW. Ethical considerations are crucial to any research studyinvolving human participants, but particularly so when dealing with participants who are as vulnerable as those in a palliative care setting. The use of the REW enabled the authors to feel confident that all such concerns had been identified before data collection began.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)58-68
    Number of pages11
    JournalInternational Journal of Palliative Nursing
    Volume16
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2010

    Keywords

    • ethics
    • palliative care
    • qualitative research
    • research ethics wheel

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