NHPCO Task Force Statement on the Ethics of Hospice Participation in Research.

  title={NHPCO Task Force Statement on the Ethics of Hospice Participation in Research.},
  author={David J Casarett and Bruce Ferrell and Jane Marie Kirschling and Marcia Levetown and Melanie P Merriman and Marianne McHale Ramey and Paula Silverman},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  volume={4 4},
There is an urgent need for robust empirical data to guide the assessment and treatment of patients near the end of life. Because they are important providers of end-of-life care in this country, hospices have an important role to play in facilitating this research. However, hospices may also face considerable ethical challenges in doing so. This task force statement begins by discussing the importance of hospices' potential contributions to research. Next, we describe ways in which… CONTINUE READING

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