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Qualitative research is important for grasping the voice of people. This article summarizes all the qualitative research studies conducted with pediatric patients with palliative care needs.

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Defining the "state of the art" of a topic is important for researchers for understanding where we are and where we need to go to and how.

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I hope this article highlights the importance of doing qualitative research with children (and not only about them) dealing with palliative care needs and life-limiting conditions. Moreover, I hope that researchers will take the conclusions as starting point for new research.

Luca Ghirotto
Azienda USL - IRCCS di Reggio Emilia

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This page is a summary of: Researching children's perspectives in pediatric palliative care: A systematic review and meta-summary of qualitative research, Palliative & Supportive Care, May 2018, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/s1478951518000172.
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