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Determining standard criteria for endotracheal suctioning in the paediatric intensive care patient: An exploratory study, Kylie Davies

An analysis of the antecedents of unexplained stillbirths in Western Australia (1980-1993), Zina Ellis

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'If We Get Too Close To Your Bones They'll Go Brittle': Women's Initial Fears About Radiotherapy For Early Breast Cancer, Georgia K. B. Halkett, Linda Kristjanson, and Elizabeth Lobb

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Timely Cancer Diagnosis and Management as a Chronic Condition: Opportunities For Primary Care, M Jiwa, C Saunders, S Thomson, L Rosenwax, S Sargant, Eric Khong, G Halkett, G Sutherland, H Ee, T Packer, G Merriman, and H Arnett

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Building Design and the Lived Experience of People with Neurodegenerative Disorders in Western Australia, Elizabeth Karol and Margaret Giles

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Falls, Depression and antidepressants in Later Life: A Large Primary Care Appraisal, Ngaire Kerse, Leon Flicker, Jon J. Pfaff, Brian Draper, Nicola T. Lautenschlager, Moira Sim, John Snowdon, and Osvaldo P Almeida

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An Organic Approach to Systems-driven Information Management, Shirlee-ann Knight

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Toward a Web Search Information Behaviour Model, Shirlee-ann Knight and Amanda Spink

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Evidence For Improving Palliative Care At The End Of Life: A Systematic Review, K Lorenz, J Lynn, S Dy, L Shugarman, Anne Wilkinson, R Mularski, S Morton, R Hughes, L Hilton, M Maglione, S Rhodes, C Rolon, V Sun, and P Shekelle

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Assessment of the Content and Process of Genetic Counseling: A Critical Review of Empirical Studies, Bettina Meiser, Jennifer Irle, Elizabeth Lobb, and Kristine Barlow-Stewart

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Genetic counselling and testing for inherited gene mutations in newly diagnosed patients with breast cancer: a review of the existing literature and a proposed research agenda, Bettina Meiser, Kathy Tucker, Michael Friedlander, Kristine Barlow-Stewart, Elizabeth Lobb, Christobel Saunders, and Gillian Mitchell

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Problem-based learning in action: The development of The Virtual Health and Wellness Centre, Helene Metcalfe

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Bowel problems, self-care practices, and information needs of colorectal cancer survivors at 6 to 24 months after sphincter-saving surgery, Suzanne Nikoletti, Jeanne Young, Michael Levitt, Mary King, Christine Chidlow, and Shelley Hollingsworth

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Hepatitis C and the Australian News Media: A Case of 'Bad Blood', Judith Pugh

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The Experience of Faculty Practice: Developing and Evaluating a Newly Established Program, Caron Shuttleworth, Cobie Joan Rudd, Peter Smith, Shane Combs, and Toni Wain

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Does General Practice Google?, Moira Sim, Eric Khong, and Moyez Jiwa

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Definition and diagnostic criteria of internet addiction, Kesaraporn Wanajak, Cobie Rudd, and Anne Wilkinson

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Exploring the Relationship Between Personal Control and the Hospital Environment, Anne Williams, Sky Dawson, and Linda Kristjanson

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Translating Theory Into Practice: Using Action Research to Introduce a Coordinated Approach to Emotional Care, Anne Williams, Sky Dawson, and Linda Kristjanson

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The effect of nurse initiated paracetamol on emergency department patients with pain from low acuity injury, Joanne G. Wilson

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Nursing Students' Perceptions of Desirable Leadership Qualities in Nurse Preceptors: A Descriptive Survey, Melanie Zilembo and Leanne Monterosso

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Towards a Conceptual Framework for Preceptorship in the Clinical Education of Undergraduate Nursing Students, Melanie Zilembo and Leanne Monterosso

Submissions from 2007

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Terminally-ill people living alone without a caregiver: an Australian national scoping study of palliative care needs, Samar Aoun, LJ Kristjanson, D Currow, K Skett, L Oldham, and P Yates

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Genome-wide association study identifies novel breast cancer susceptibility loci, Douglas, F Easton; Deborah Thompson; Karen, A Pooley; Alison, M Dunning; Paul, D Pharoah; Jonathan Morrison; Helen Field; Shahana Ahmed; Catherine, S Healey; and Liz Lobb

Two Is Better Than One: A Model In Joint Collaboration To Achieve Excellence For The Nurse Practitioner, Pauline Glover, Christopher Churchouse, Linda Saunders, and Cobie Rudd

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Multidimensional approach to nurse client communication in two Malaysian intensive care units, Faridah Hashim

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Understanding Personal Carers' Experiences of Caring for Older People in Pain, Kristi Holloway

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The Effect of an Exercise Intervention on Physical and Cognitive Function, Emotional Health and Quality of Life Among Older Adults with Dementia in Bangkok, Sirikul Karuncharernpanit

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Is there a GP in the hospital?, Eric Khong and W Choy

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Palliative Care for the Aged Community: An Australian Perspective, Linda Kristjanson, Jayne Walton, and Christine Toye

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Spiritual Competence: Mental Health and Palliative Care. Spirituality, Values and Mental Health., Cameron LANGLANDS, David Mitchell, and Tom GORDON

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The Common Sense Guide to Improving Palliative Care, Joanne Lynn, Ekta Chaudhry, Lin N. Simon, Anne Wilkinson, and Janice L. Schuster

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Improving Care For The End Of Life: A Sourcebook For Health Care Managers And Clinicians (2nd. ed), Joanne Lynn, Janice L. Schuster, Anne Wilkinson, and Lin N. Simon

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Development and Evaluation of A Childbirth Education Programme For Malawian Women, Address Malata, Yvonne Hauck, Leanne Monterosso, and Kieran McCaul

Decision regret, decision role discrepancy and adjustment to breast cancer : development of a model, Barbara Mastaglia

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Dignity Therapy: Family Member Perspectives, Susan McClement, Harvey Chochinov, Thomas Hack, Thomas Hassard, Linda Kristjanson, and Mike Harlos

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Making Sense of Spiritual Care, David Mitchell and Tom Gordon

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Supportive and Palliative Care Needs of Families of Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses in Western Australia: Evidence to Guide the Development of a Palliative Care Service, Leanne Monterosso, Linda Kristjanson, Samar Aoun, and Marianne Phillips

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A Systematic Review Of Measures Of End-of-life Care And Its Outcomes, R.A. Mularski, S.M. Dy, L.R. Shugarman, Anne Wilkinson, J. Lynn, P.G. Shekelle, S.C. Morton, V.C. Sun, R.G. Hughes, L.K. Hilton, M. Maglione, S.L. Rhodes, C. Rolon, and K.A. Lorenz

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A Systematic Review Of Measures Of End-of-Life Care And Its Outcomes, Richard A. Mularski, Sydney M. Dy, Lisa R. Shugarman, Anne M. Wilkinson, Joanne Lynn, Paul G. Shekelle, Sally C. Morton, Virginia C. Sun, Ronda G. Hughes, Lara K. Hilton, Margaret Maglione, Shannon L. Rhodes, Cony Rolon, and Karl A. Lorenz

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Critical Issues In Preparing For A Mass Casualty Event: Highlights From A New Community Planning Guide, M Roberts, J.G. Hodge, E Gabriel, J.L Hick, S Cantrill, Anne Wilkinson, and M Matszo

Improving adherence to highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) among people living with HIV/AIDS in northern Thailand, Ganigah Ruanjahn

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Community Engagement: A Partnership Approach To Measurement, Evaluation And Benchmarking Processes, Cobie J. Rudd

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Topic: Current Issues In Mental Health Service Provision In Australia, Cobie J. Rudd

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Career Development In Nursing: An Integrated And Longitudinal Community Engagement Program, Cobie J. Rudd, C. Churchouse, and A. Swift

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Current Issues in Mental Health Service Provision in Australia, Cobie Joan Rudd

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Patients' self-report of procedural pain in the intensive care unit, Jo Siffleet, Jeanne Young, Suzanne Nikoletti, and Therese Shaw

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Strategic and Global Issues in Palliative Care, Elizabeth Travers and David Mitchell

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The Prescribing Dilemma of Benzodiazepines, Toni Wain, Eric Khong, and Moira Sim

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Development and pilot testing of two decision aids for individuals considering genetic testing for cancer risk, Claire Wakefield, Bettina Meiser, Judi Homewood, Michelle Peate, Judy Kirk, Beverley Warner, Elizabeth Lobb, Clara Caff, and Kathy Tucker

The experience of care assistants who care for residents in the final stage of life in residential aged care facilities, Helen M. Walker

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Development of a Donor Driven Assessment Protocol in Western Australia Based on Experiences of Living Renal Donors, Anne Williams, Diane Broderick, Catherine O'Driscoll, Ros Elmes, Grant Luxton, Andrew Mitchell, Linda Kristjanson, Linda Colefax, Sky Dawson, and Luc Delrivieve

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Getting on with Life: Accepting the Permanency of an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, Anne Williams, Jeanne Young, Suzanne Nikoletti, and Shelley McRae

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Recruiting and retaining GPs and patients in intervention studies: the DEPS-GP project as a case study, M Williamson, J Pirkis, J Pfaff, O Tyson, Moira Sim, N Kerse, N Lautenschlager, N Stocks, and O Almeida

Submissions from 2006

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The Challenges And Unmet Needs of People with Neurodegenerative Conditions And Their Carers, Samar Aoun, Linda Kristjanson, and Lynn Oldham

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A Primary Health Care Curriculum In Action: The Lived Experience Of Primary Health Care Nurses In A School Of Nursing In The Philippines: A Phenomenological Study, David G. Arthur, John Drury, Maria T. Sy-Sinda, Ramonita Nakao, Arsenia L. Lopez, Grace Gloria, Rowena Turtal, and Evelyn Luna

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Dignity in the Terminally Ill: Revisited, Harvey Chochinov, Linda Kristjanson, Thomas Hack, Tom Hassard, S McClement, and M Harlos

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Personality, Neuroticism, and Coping Towards the End Of Life, Harvey Chochinov, Linda Kristjanson, Thomas Hack, Tom Hassard, S McClement, and M Harlos

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Hormone replacement therapy and mammographic screening outcomes in Western Australia, Kathryn Crouchley, Elizabeth Wylie, and Eric Khong

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Maintaining The CRRT Circuit: Non-Anticoagulant Alternatives, Hugh Davies and Gavin Leslie

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Bereavement Support for Families Following the Death of a Child from Cancer: Experience of Bereaved Parents, Natarlie Decinque, Leanne Monterosso, Gaye Dadd, Ranita Sidhu, Rosemary MacPherson, and Samar Aoun

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Bereavement Support For Families Following The Death Of A Child From Cancer, Natarlie Decinque, Leanne Monterosso, Gaye Dadd, Ranita Sidhu, Rosemary Macpherson, and Samar Auon

The effect of seasonal allergic rhinitis on children and their caregivers, Renee DeLeuil

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Evaluation Of A Clinical Performance Assessment Tool (CPAT) Within A Critical Care Context, Gill J. Fenella, Gavin D. Leslie, and Kerry A. Southerland

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How Social Context Impacts on Women's Fears of Childbirth: A Western Australian Example, Colleen Fisher, Yvonne Hauck, and Jennifer Fenwick (ext)

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Promoting Declines in the Prevalence Late-Life Disability: Comparisons of Three Potentially High-Impact Interventions, V.A. Freedman, N. Hodgson, J. Lynn, B. Spillman, T. Waidmann, Anne Wilkinson, and D.A Wolf

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Challenges Experienced By Informal Caregivers In Cancer, Afaf Girgis, Claire Johnson, Samar Aoun, and David Currow

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Why undergraduate nurses choose not to pursue mental health nursing as a career in Western Australia : A descriptive study, Therese Howell

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Would People with Parkinson's Disease Benefit from Palliative Care?, Peter Hudson, Christine Toye, and Linda Kristjanson

Are Supportive Services Meeting the Needs of Australians With Neurodegenerative Conditions and Their Families, Linda Kristjanson (Ext), Samar M. Aoun, and Patsy Yates

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A Palliative Approach to Spirituality in Residential Aged Care, Linda Kristjanson

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Palliative Care And Support For People With Neurodegenerative Conditions And Their Carers, Linda J. Kristjanson, Samar M. Aoun, and Lynn Oldham

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Controlling involvement to promote confidence in palliative care decisions - a grounded theory from the patient's perspective, Susan F. Lee

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Does Television Portrayal Of Medical Outcomes Influence Perceptions Of Patient Recovery?, Gavin D. Leslie

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Specialty Preparation For Critical Care Nursing, Gavin D. Leslie

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An Overview Of Complicated Grief Terminology And Diagnostic Criteria, Elizabeth A. Lobb, Linda J. Kristjanson, Samar Aoun, and Leanne Monterosso

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Development of a communication aid to facilitate risk communication in consultations with unaffected women from high risk breast cancer families: A pilot study, Elizabeth Lobb, Phyllis Butow, A Moore, Alexandra Barratt, Kathy Tucker, C Gaff, J Kirk, T Dudding, and D Butt

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Suffering, Loss and Grief in Palliative Care, Elizabeth Lobb, Josephine Clayton, and Melanie Price

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An Overview of Complicated Grief Terminology and Diagnostic Criteria, Elizabeth Lobb, Linda Kristjanson, Samar Aoun, and Leanne Monterosso

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Quality Measures For Symptoms and Advance Care Planning in Cancer: A Systematic Review, K.A. Lorenz, J. Lynn, S.M. Dy, Anne Wilkinson, R.A. Mularski, L.M. Shugarman, R.G. Hughes, S.M. Asch, C. Rolon, A. Rastegar, and P.G. Shekelle

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Hormone Ablation for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer: The Lived Experience, Christine Ng, Linda Kristjanson, and K Medigovich

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Interdisciplinary Teams In Palliative Care : A Critical Reflection, Moira O'Connor, Colleen Fisher, and Andrew Guilfoyle

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General Practitioners' Attitudes to Palliative Care: a Western Australian Rural Perspective, Moira O'Connor and Richelle Lee-Steere

Female Relatives' Experiences of Testicular Cancer, Lynn Oldham, Linda Kristjanson, Christine Ng, Kate White, and Lesley M Wilkes

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Forging partnerships in health care: Process and measuring benefits, Cobie Joan Rudd

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Enrolled nurses' attitudes, subjective norms, intentions and behaviour related to independent medication administration, Donna Sayers

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International and industry partnerships: Building nursing capacity in Thailand, Marita Sealey, Cobie Joan Rudd, and Christopher Lee Churchouse

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A comparison of nurses' clinical judgement and the short form-mini nutritional assessment tool in assessing the nutritional status of older patients in an acute clinical setting, Roger Shreeve

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Child Care For Infants and Toddlers: Where in The World Are We Going?, Margaret Sims, Andrew Guilfoyle, and Trevor Parry (Afl)

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Children's Cortisol Levels and Quality of Child Care Provision, Margaret Sims, Andrew Guilfoyle, and Trevor Parry

Developing the nurse professional and nurse education for the 21st century, Alison Smedley

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Adverse Effects to Quality of Life Arising From Treatment Can Recover With Intermittent Androgen Suppression in Men With Prostate Cancer, Nigel Spry, Linda Kristjanson, B Hooton, I Hayden, G Neerhut, H Gurney, T Corica, E Korbel, S Weinstein, and K McCaul

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Role Conflict: Leaders And Managers: David Stanley Reviews The Literature, And Discusses His Own Research, On The Difference Between Leadership And Management, David Stanley

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Sadness And Joy: Giving Birth In Zimbabwe, David Stanley

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Fatigue in Frail Elderly People, Christine Toye, Kate White, and Karen Rooksby

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Emotional Comfort: The Patient's Perspective of a Therapeutic Context, Anne Williams and Vera Irurita

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Supportive and Palliative Care Needs Identified By Multiple Sclerosis Patients and Their Families, J. A. Wollin, P. M. Yates, and Linda Kristjanson

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Use of a Behavioural Pain Scale to assess pain in ventilated, unconscious and/or sedated patients, Jeanne Young, Joanne Siffleet, Suzanne Nikoletti, and Therese Shaw

Submissions from 2005

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Challenging the Framework for Evidence in Palliative Care Research, Samar Aoun and Linda Kristjanson

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Evidence in Palliative Care Research: How Should it be Gathered?, Samar Aoun and Linda Kristjanson