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55 How Research Active is Your Hospice? Results of a Telephone Survey to Map Research Activity in UK Hospices
  1. Dr Mary Turner, Research Fellow and
  2. Professor Sheila Payne, Help the Hospices Chair in Hospice Studies
  1. International Observatory on End of Life Care, Division of Health Research, Lancaster University, Lancaster

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The End of Life Care Strategy (Department of Health, 2008) highlights the need for hospices to use robust evidence, grounded in research to provide a rationale for their services and communicate this to others. A telephone survey was conducted in early 2009 to map current research activity in hospices in the United Kingdom. The Hospice Information Directory was used to identify …

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