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Undertaking Sensitive Interviews: Reflections on Interviewing Bereaved Parents

Neilson, Susan (2015) Undertaking Sensitive Interviews: Reflections on Interviewing Bereaved Parents. In: Institute of Health and Society Research Seminar, 16th December 2015, University of Worcester. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Paediatric palliative care is a rare experience for many GPs. Although they recognise that they have a role to play, and can be is value in providing palliative care, their ability to fulfil this role can be hindered by a lack of role clarity. A qualitative study set in the West Midlands, examined the role of the GP in children's oncology palliative care from the perspective of the GP who had cared for the child receiving palliative scare for cancer at home and the bereaved parent. One-to-one semi-sturcured interviews were undertaken with 18 GPs an 11 bereaved parent following the death. A ground theory data analysis was undertaken: identifying generated themes through chronological comparative data analysis. Reflecting on my experiences working with bereaved families both as a paediatric Macmillan nurse and a researcher, the challenges of undertaking sensitive research, in relation to the vulnerability of the particular group and the nature of questions being asked will be explored.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: sensitive interviews, palliative care, children, cancer, bereaved parents
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
Depositing User: Susan Neilson
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2016 11:28
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2016 11:28
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/4797

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