Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-12-01
Received: 2 November 2018
Accepted: 13 November 2019
First Online: 4 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The University Research Ethics Committee (UREC) of the University of Dundee approved the study (UREC 16077). All participants were provided with a Participant Information Sheet explaining the purpose, benefits and risks of this study. Participants were informed that their participation was voluntary, and that confidentiality and anonymity would maintained in any data reports. Also, they were informed that by completing the questionnaire they were consenting to participate. Considering the discussion about death and bereavement as an activity concerning sensitive topics, our questionnaire could be potentially distressing for some participants; therefore, the supportive resources were provided both in the Participant Information Sheet and the debriefing page of the questionnaire.
: Participants were informed via the information sheet that whilst data would be reported in general, personal confidentiality and anonymity would be maintained at all times, and that any potentially identifiable information would be removed before the data were used.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.