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The perspectives of clinical staff and bereaved informal care-givers on the use of continuous sedation until death for cancer patients: The study protocol of the UNBIASED study

Jane Seymour1*, Judith Rietjens23, Jayne Brown1, Agnes van der Heide3, Sigrid Sterckx24, Luc Deliens2 and the UNBIASED study team

Author Affiliations

1 School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre, Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2UH, UK

2 End-of-Life Care Research Group, Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Jette, Belgium

3 Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, P.O. Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, Netherlands

4 Ghent University, Bioethics Institute Ghent, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium

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BMC Palliative Care 2011, 10:5  doi:10.1186/1472-684X-10-5

Published: 4 March 2011

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Additional file 1:

Box A: Key headings for the case notes review of adults who died of cancer.

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Additional file 2:

Box B: Aide memoire for focus group with physicians and nurses who have experience of sedation therapy.

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Box C: Aide memoire for focus group with relatives whose relatives experienced sedation therapy.

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Box D: Aide memoire interviews with physicians and nurses, questions (bold) and subsidiary prompts.

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Box E: Aide memoire interviews with informal care-givers, questions (bold) and subsidiary prompts.

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