Funding for this research was provided by:
Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (G011214N)
H2020 Societal Challenges
Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-01-08
Received: 4 January 2019
Accepted: 10 December 2019
First Online: 8 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study and method of consent was approved by the Ethics Committee of University Hospital Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussels, 22/02/2018, ref.: CitationRef removed–003 - B.U.N. 143201834759). Important protocol modifications will be communicated to all relevant parties: investigators, trial participants, Ethics Committee and ExternalRef removed. Consent to participate in the trial will be sought at cluster level, meaning the facility managers of the participating nursing homes gave permission for the researchers to interact with all staff, and the trainers to interact with both staff, involved GPs, residents and family. The researchers will not interact with any of the residents or family in the participating nursing homes. Research data collected via questionnaires that will be voluntarily filled in by respondents. By filling in the questionnaire, the participant consents (in writing) to his/her data being used in the study. In addition, all persons participating in qualitative data collection methods must give their informed consent in writing and will be fully informed before participating by one of the researchers (JG or AWvD).
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: The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Yvonne Engels is a member of the editorial board of BMC Palliative Care (Associate Editor). She had no role in the editorial process of this paper.