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The experience of providing end of life care at a children’s hospice: a qualitative study

BMC Palliative CareBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201716:15

Received: 21 September 2016

Accepted: 2 February 2017

Published: 13 February 2017

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Original Submission
21 Sep 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
21 Nov 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ternzin Wangmo
1 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Pia` Schmidt
19 Jan 2017 Author responded Author comments - Tracey McConnell
Resubmission - Version 2
19 Jan 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
2 Feb 2017 Editorially accepted
13 Feb 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12904-017-0189-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast
Bournemouth University