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A region-based palliative care intervention trial using the mixed-method approach: Japan OPTIM study

  • Tatsuya Morita1Email author,
  • Mitsunori Miyashita2,
  • Akemi Yamagishi3,
  • Nobuya Akizuki4,
  • Yoshiyuki Kizawa5,
  • Yutaka Shirahige6,
  • Miki Akiyama7,
  • Kei Hirai8,
  • Motohiro Matoba9,
  • Masako Yamada10,
  • Taketoshi Matsumoto11,
  • Takuhiro Yamaguchi12 and
  • Kenji Eguchi13
BMC Palliative Care201211:2

DOI: 10.1186/1472-684X-11-2

Received: 8 November 2011

Accepted: 11 January 2012

Published: 11 January 2012

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11 Jan 2012 Editorially accepted
11 Jan 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-684X-11-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Palliative Care Team, and Seirei Hospice, Seirei Mikatahara, General Hospital
(2)
Department of Adult Nursing/Palliative Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate, School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
(3)
Department of Adult Nursing/Palliative Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate, School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
(4)
Psycho-Oncology Division, Research Center for Innovative Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital
(5)
Department of Medical Social Service, Center for Palliative and Supportive Care, Graduate School, University of Tsukuba
(6)
Shirahige Clinic
(7)
Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
(8)
Graduate School of Human Sciences; Center for the Study of Communication-Design; Department of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University
(9)
Department of Palliative Medicine and Psycho-Oncology, National Cancer Center
(10)
Research Center for Development of Nursing Practice, St. Luke's College of Nursing
(11)
Division of Respiratory Disease, Head of Regional Support, Kumamoto Takumadai Hospital
(12)
Department of Clinical Trial Data Management, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Hospital
(13)
School of Medicine, Tokai University

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