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Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Content Analysis: A Way to Utilize Different Types of Data in Research of Ethical Problems in Acute Stroke Care

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By: Åsa Rejnö, Ella Danielson & Linda Berg Published: 2017 | Product: SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2
Methods: Content analysis
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Abstract

Most people who experience an acute stroke survive, but a substantial number die as a result of it. Stroke is, according to the World Health Organization, the second leading cause of death globally. Research in the area of stroke has previously been less focused on situations when patients die due to an acute stroke in favor of research on medical treatments, rehabilitation, and living with the aftermath of stroke. Research focusing on ethical problems in the care of dying patients can be found both in general and in specific care contexts such as palliative, intensive, and non-hospital care, but knowledge concerning ethical problems in the area of stroke, or arising as a result of acute stroke, was lacking. Both these subjects, death due to acute ...

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