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Qual Health Res. 2009 Jan;19(1):5-16. doi: 10.1177/1049732308327346. Epub 2008 Nov 10.

Conducting a qualitative culture study of pediatric palliative care.

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  • 1Department of Family Health Care Nursing, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143-0606, USA. betty.davies@nursing.ucsf.edu


While conducting a grounded theory study of Chinese American and Mexican American families' experiences in pediatric palliative care, we encountered a number of unanticipated challenges regarding project development, Institutional Review Boards, recruitment, data collection, and data analysis. In this article, we describe our experiences, strategies, and insights for the benefit of other researchers and clinicians in the field.

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