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Open Access Participatory Knowledge Exchange to Support Palliative Care in Chile: Lessons Learned Through Global Health Research Échange de savoir participatif en faveur des soins palliatifs au Chili : leçons tirées de la recherche en santé mondiale

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Abstract:

The authors designed a participatory qualitative research study to develop a collaborative partnership between palliative care practitioners in Canada and in Chile. The research goal was to support the provision of palliative care in vulnerable settings through a participatory knowledge exchange process using qualitative and participatory methodologies. The study involved an interprofessional palliative care team from a primary health care centre in Chile and 5 adults receiving palliative care and their relatives. It also involved the participation of registered nurses and allied health professionals from a palliative home care team in Canada. Participatory knowledge exchange activities included teamwork with the primary health care team in Chile and a process of participatory knowledge exchange with palliative care clinicians in Chile and Canada. The study produced qualitative evidence on the efficacy of a process of participatory knowledge exchange with palliative care practitioners from 2 diverse settings.

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Les auteurs ont conçu une étude de recherche qualitative avec participation active afin de développer un partenariat de collaboration entre praticiens en soins palliatifs au Canada et au Chili. Le but de la recherche était de défendre le recours aux soins palliatifs dans des milieux vulnérables par un processus d'échange de savoir participatif grâce à des méthodes qualitatives et de participation active. L'étude faisait appel à une équipe interprofessionnelle en soins palliatifs d'un centre de santé primaire au Chili ainsi que cinq adultes recevant des soins palliatifs et leur famille. Des infirmières et des professionnels de la santé apparentés appartenant à une équipe de soins palliatifs à domicile au Canada participaient également à l'étude. Les activités d'échange de savoir participatif comprenaient un travail conjoint avec l'équipe de soins primaires au Chili et un processus d'échange de savoir participatif avec des cliniciens en soins palliatifs au Chili et au Canada. L'étude a engendré des données qualitatives sur l'efficacité d'un processus d'échange de savoir participatif avec des praticiens en soins palliatifs provenant de deux milieux différents.

Keywords: DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; GLOBAL HEALTH; KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE; PALLIATIVE CARE; QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2011-09-01

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