Conducting research with end-of-life populations: overcoming recruitment challenges when working with clinical agencies

Appl Nurs Res. 2012 Nov;25(4):258-63. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2011.04.002. Epub 2011 Jun 22.


Conducting end-of-life (EOL) research can present numerous challenges associated with recruitment and retention of research subjects. Such issues may result from working with a variety of clinical settings or the uniqueness of the patient population. The purposes of this article were to describe recruitment challenges in EOL research when collaborating with different types of clinical agencies and to discuss strategies that are being used to overcome these recruitment issues.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Caregivers
  • Humans
  • Terminally Ill*