Review of end of life care research methods

End of life careThis review provides an overview of the range of research methods that have been commonly used in end of life care research and their relevance for social care.

Goodman, C. Froggatt, K. [and] Mathie, E. (2012). End of life care: methods review. London: NIHR [and] London School of Economics and Political Science; School for Social Care Research, April 2012. ISBN: 9780853284444. 33p.

The review provides a policy and service context for understanding end of life care research in social care and, using examples from relevant research, considers the advantages and disadvantages of different research methods and tools.

The particular ethical challenges and practical issues that may arise are discussed along with some strategies and sources of support to address them.