Gaining and maintaining consent: ethical concerns raised in a study of dying patients.

@article{Lawton2001GainingAM,
  title={Gaining and maintaining consent: ethical concerns raised in a study of dying patients.},
  author={Julia Lawton},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2001},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={693-705}
}
This article provides a frank discussion of the practical and ethical issues that emerged during the process of setting up and conducting a participant observation study within an inpatient hospice. A general overview of the participant observation approach is used to prefigure a discussion of its strengths and weaknesses when employed as a research and evaluation tool among palliative care populations. Although participant observation provided a flexible and viable means of collecting data in… CONTINUE READING