Métodos de investigação em cuidados paliativos - investigação-ação

Translated title of the contribution: Research methods in palliative care - action-research

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Introduction: The action-research methodology favors the development of practice through the creation of new knowledge; perspective change through reflection on practice. It is an action methodology with the interconnection of the dimensions of investigation, action, and training, which has been applied in studies in the area of ​​palliative care. Aim: Identify the contribution of the use of action research, as a method, in the context of palliative care. Materials and Methods: Considered the studies from the last five years (2010 to 2016), with full text, belonging to the collection of articles from MEDLINE and CINAHL database using research on EBSCO host database in English. The themes of action-research and palliative care were selected, and articles that did not fit both themes excluded. Results: Eleven articles obtained; after the selection of themes, were reduced to four, highlighting the group in its development and primacy of intervention in complex issues. Conclusion: This dynamic method, which requires cooperation and collaboration from the participants, has been satisfactorily applied in palliative care. From this can be created, in due contexts, evolutionary actions in the face of a holistic view of the problem-issues and keeping, in tune, theory, and practice, research and action.
Translated title of the contribution Research methods in palliative care - action-research
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
Journal Cadernos de Saúde
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2018


  • Health services research
  • Palliative care
  • Methods


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