Palliative care clinical trials: how nurses are contributing to ethical, integrated and evidence based care of palliative care patients participating in clinical trials

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Date
2011
Authors
Hosie, Annmarie
Fazekas, Belinda Susan
Shelby-James, Tania Maree
Mills, Elaine
Byfieldt, Naomi
Margitanovic, Vera
Hunt, Jane
Phillips, Jane
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Max Allen Healthcare
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Copyright Max Allen Healthcare
Abstract
The aim of this paper is to describe the emerging role of the palliative care clinical trials nurse in an era of evidence based practice and increasing clinical trial activity in palliative care settings across Australia. An overview of the current clinical trials work is provided with a focus on three aspects of clinical trials nursing practice which have significant implications for patients: (1) the consent process; (2) integration of clinical trials into multidisciplinary care, and (3) promotion of evidence based practice in palliative care settings. Clinical trials roles provide palliative care nurses with an opportunity to contribute to clinical research, help expand palliative care’s evidence base as well as develop their own research capabilities.
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Palliative care, Nursing, Trials
Citation
Hosie, A., Fazekas, B., Shelby-James, T., Mills, E., Byfieldt, N., Margitanovic, V., Hunt, J. and Phillips, J., 2011. Palliative care clinical trials: how nurses are contributing to integrated, evidence-based care. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 17(5), 224-230.