Title

Challenging the Framework for Evidence in Palliative Care Research

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgrad Medicine, WA Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care

RAS ID

3649

Comments

This article was originally published as: Aoun, S. M., & Kristjanson, L. J. (2005). Challenging the framework for evidence in palliative care research. Palliative Medicine, 19(6), 461-465. Original article available here

Abstract

This paper examines the debate about best evidence within the public health literature and proposes that similar arguments and concerns exist with respect to use of current evidence-based approaches to implementing research and evaluating the literature in palliative care. Whilst randomized controlled trials (RCTs) remain the gold standard and are appropriate in many instances of palliative care research, there is a need for an alternate research design framework that incorporates contextual and compositional effects pertinent to palliative care research. A framework, entitled Equity-Based Evidence, is discussed as an approach to evidence-based knowledge development in palliative care.

DOI

10.1191/0269216305pm1057oa

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1191/0269216305pm1057oa