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The liminal space palliative care volunteers occupy and their roles within it: a qualitative study
  1. Steven Vanderstichelen1,2,
  2. Joachim Cohen1,
  3. Yanna Van Wesemael3,
  4. Luc Deliens1,2 and
  5. Kenneth Chambaere1,2
  1. 1 End-of-Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) & Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  2. 2 Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  3. 3 Palliabru, Brussels, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Steven Vanderstichelen, End-of-Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) & Ghent University, Gent 9000, Belgium; Steven.Vanderstichelen{at}vub.be

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  • Contributors All authors were involved in the conception and design of this study. SV and KC carried out all qualitative data collection, analysis and interpretation. SV wrote the paper. All authors were involved in revising the article critically. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding This work was supported by the Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT) as part of the INTEGRATE-project (SBO-IWT 140009).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval The proposal for this study was submitted for approval to the commissions of medical ethics of the university hospital of Brussels (leading) and the university hospital of Ghent (local) (Ref. B.U.N. 143201630093). Approval from both commissions was granted on 30 January 2017.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The data of this study are kept by the first author and are available on request.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors All authors were involved in the conception and design of this study. SV and KC carried out all qualitative data collection, analysis and interpretation. SV wrote the paper. All authors were involved in revising the article critically. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding This work was supported by the Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT) as part of the INTEGRATE-project (SBO-IWT 140009).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval The proposal for this study was submitted for approval to the commissions of medical ethics of the university hospital of Brussels (leading) and the university hospital of Ghent (local) (Ref. B.U.N. 143201630093). Approval from both commissions was granted on 30 January 2017.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The data of this study are kept by the first author and are available on request.

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