Do research interviews cause distress or interfere in management? Experience from a study of cancer patients.

@article{Davies1998DoRI,
  title={Do research interviews cause distress or interfere in management? Experience from a study of cancer patients.},
  author={Elizabeth A Davies and Sarah M Hall and Charles Clarke and Michael Patrick Bannon and Andrew P. Hopkins},
  journal={Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London},
  year={1998},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={406-11}
}
Research interviews with seriously ill patients are now often undertaken in quality of life research. Clinicians may be approached by researchers wishing to study their patients, and may be worried at some ethical aspects of interviewing. Concerns may include potential distress which interviews may cause, that they may interfere with the doctor-patient relationship, and perhaps, a scepticism that techniques addressing psychosocial concerns produce only 'soft' data. However, interview methods… CONTINUE READING