Research in public health and end-of-lifecare: Building on the past anddeveloping the new
2016 (English)In: Progress in Palliative Care, ISSN 0969-9260, E-ISSN 1743-291XArticle in journal (Refereed) Published
Introduction: Public health approaches offer the opportunity to move beyond clinical and health servicesapproaches to end-of-life (EoL) care, to focus on whole populations, individuals and communities rather thanpatients and carers. They also allow concepts such as capacity, resilience, and wellbeing to come to the fore.Methods: This paper, drawing on the experience of a diverse group of academics and practitioners from threecountries in Europe, considers the research challenges related to examining new public health approaches toEoL care and how learning from more traditional or classic public health research can influence a futureresearch agenda. Additional opportunities provided by the new public health approach to broaden learningand participation in research are considered.Results: By bringing together strong traditional methods such as analysis of longitudinal population-level datawithparticipatory approaches that draw on communities’ experience and aspirations for care, the authors suggest thatnew and improved opportunities exist to evaluate the impact of participatory approaches.Discussion: In conclusion, the paper urges researchers from classic and new public health to work in partnershipto generate and respond to the emerging research agenda around new public health initiatives. There is much tobe learned from both.
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Public health, Health promotion, End-of-life care, Research methods
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-121991DOI: 10.1080/09699260.2015.1101260OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-121991DiVA: diva2:936109