Case studies

A research strategy appropriate for palliative care?

Catherine E. Walshe, Ann L. Caress, Carolyn Chew-Graham, Chris J. Todd

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Abstract

Selecting an appropriate research strategy is key to ensuring that research questions are addressed in a way which has value and is congruent with the overall topic, questions and purpose of the research. This paper will argue that there are situations when a case study strategy is appropriate to use in palliative care research. These include: when complex situations need to be addressed; when context is central to the study; when multiple perspectives need to be recognized; when the design needs to be flexible; when the research needs to be congruent with clinical practice; when there is no strong theory to which to appeal; and when other methodologies could be difficult to conduct. Using case study strategies rigorously and appropriately can contribute to knowledge in a way which is sensitive to the complex, context-dependent and multiprofessional nature of palliative care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-684
Number of pages8
JournalPalliative Medicine
Volume18
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Walshe, Catherine E. ; Caress, Ann L. ; Chew-Graham, Carolyn ; Todd, Chris J. / Case studies : A research strategy appropriate for palliative care?. In: Palliative Medicine. 2004 ; Vol. 18, No. 8. pp. 677-684.
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Case studies : A research strategy appropriate for palliative care? / Walshe, Catherine E.; Caress, Ann L.; Chew-Graham, Carolyn; Todd, Chris J.

In: Palliative Medicine, Vol. 18, No. 8, 01.12.2004, p. 677-684.

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