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Authors

  1. Staats, Katrine RN, MClinNurs
  2. Grov, Ellen Karine PhD, RN, MScN
  3. Husebo, Bettina MD, PhD
  4. Tranvag, Oscar PhD, RN, PMHNP, MScN

Abstract

The term user involvement is frequently applied in research. Frameworks for patient and informal caregiver participation as coresearchers in studies concerning patients with life-threatening illness are however sparse. The PhD project Dying With Dignity-Dignity-Preserving Care for Older Women Living at Home With Incurable Cancer has implemented a thorough cooperation with patients and informal caregivers from the early stages of the research process. A framework for Patient and Informal Caregiver Participation In Research (PAICPAIR) is suggested-creating a stronger foundation for democracy, equality, and research quality by also promoting active participation among vulnerable people experiencing incurable, life-threatening illness, as coresearchers.