Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-02-14
Received: 24 September 2018
Accepted: 6 February 2019
First Online: 14 February 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by The Regional Committee for Medical Research Ethics (Reference number 2015/1915) and the Ombudsman for Privacy in Research at Norwegian Social Science Data Service (Reference number 44840). Informed consent was obtained from all participants. We obtained written informed consent prior to inclusion from nurses and patients participating in both interviews and observations. As obtaining written informed consent from all patients being observed within home care would be challenging since visits could be as short as a few minutes, we contacted ethical advisors at The Regional Committee for Medical Research Ethics and at the Norwegian Center for Medical Ethics, prior to the study. In accordance with their advice, we constructed information-sheets and provided all patients with verbal information about the study. As no personal data was collected from these patients and all field notes were anonymized, verbal informed consent was approved as sufficient from these participants.
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