This chapter discusses ethnography, which is a research method that requires the researchers to become involved in the daily lives of a small group of patients. Thanks to a rather small collection of ethnographic studies, medical practitioners gain knowledge about palliative care, especially in relation to the experience of pain and suffering, understandings of death and dying, and the processes and organization of clinical care. As such, the chapter also states how this research method may be used by researchers in palliative care.
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