Creating a palliative care research network in Queensland, Australia – is this the answer?

Hardy, Janet, Dingle, Kaeleen D., Beebe, Hanna, & Yates, Patsy (2005) Creating a palliative care research network in Queensland, Australia – is this the answer? Progress in Palliative Care, 13(5), pp. 277-281.

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Research in palliative care is notoriously difficult. The formation of research networks may be one way to facilitate research in this difficult area. In order to map current research activity and to gauge interest in the formation of a research network, a questionnaire was sent to all palliative care providers in Queensland, Australia. The majority of respondents (63%) had had no prior experience in research in palliative care. The most common barriers to research were a lack of time, support, funds, and experienced personnel. Sixty percent of respondents voiced an enthusiasm for starting a network resulting in the formation of the Queensland Palliative Care Research Group. The key objectives of the group are to promote research throughout the state and to provide a forum for collaboration, exchange of ideas and the sharing of research experience.

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ID Code: 3681
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1179/096992605X75903
ISSN: 1743-291X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Maney Publishing
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 07 Mar 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 14:31

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