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Participatory Research in Palliative Care: Actions and Reflections

Jo Hockley, Katherine Froggatt, and Katharina Heimerl


Participatory research is a relatively new method of researching practice especially within palliative care. It differs from other methodologies in that there is an expectation of action within the research process. The values that underpin participatory research are collaboration, empowerment, and reflection. In the current climate of collaboration and working with people in healthcare, participatory research methods are gaining increasing interest when there is a desire to bring about change. Organisational change is becoming an important focus as we look at ways of not only reducing costs b ... More

Keywords: participatory research, action, organisational change, quality of care, reflection, action research, methodology

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199644155
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644155.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jo Hockley, author
Nurse Consultant, St Christopher's Hospice, London, UK

Katherine Froggatt, author
Senior Lecturer, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University, UK

Katharina Heimerl, author
Associate Professor, IFF - Department of Palliative Care and Organizational Ethics, University of Klagenfurt, Vienna, Austria

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Section 1 Groundings

Chapter 1 Action research: an overview

Jo Hockley, Katherine Froggatt, and Katharina Heimerl

Chapter 6 Appreciative inquiry

Caroline Nicholson and Julie Barnes

Section 2 Exemplars

Chapter 7 Community palliative care in Switzerland: from assessment to action

Steffen Eychmüller and Franzisca Domeisen Benedetti

Section 3 Issues

Chapter 16 Challenges for collaboration

Katherine Froggatt, Katharina Heimerl, and Jo Hockley

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