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Bereaved family members’ perceptions of the quality of end-of-life care across four types of inpatient care settings

  • Kelli Stajduhar1Email author,
  • Richard Sawatzky2,
  • S. Robin Cohen3,
  • Daren K. Heyland4,
  • Diane Allan5,
  • Darcee Bidgood6,
  • Leah Norgrove7 and
  • Anne M. Gadermann8
BMC Palliative CareBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201716:59

Received: 2 June 2017

Accepted: 13 November 2017

Published: 25 November 2017

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Original Submission
2 Jun 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
19 Jul 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Rosemary Ann Frey
4 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Liz Forbat
30 Sep 2017 Author responded Author comments - Kelli I. Stajduhar
Resubmission - Version 2
30 Sep 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
13 Nov 2017 Editorially accepted
25 Nov 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12904-017-0237-5

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Nursing and Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
School of Nursing, Trinity Western University, Langley, Canada
Oncology and Medicine, McGill University, Lady Davis Research Institute, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada
Critical Care Medicine, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Palliative Care, Saanich Peninsula Hospital, Island Health, Saanichton, Canada
School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada