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97 Use of Q Methodology to Explore Hospice Patients’ Attitudes Regarding Artificial Hydration
  1. Catherine Malia, Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  1. St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds

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Introduction: Research to support the use of artificial hydration in palliative care is limited. Little is known about the attitudes of hospice patients regarding artificial hydration or how these attitudes are formed. Aim: To identify factors hospice patients consider important when making decisions about artificial hydration. Methods: A Q methodological approach was used. This is a novel method within palliative care …

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