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The Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC) is a nationally funded program that uses standardised clinical assessment tools to benchmark and measure patient outcomes in palliative care.
Reflecting on what I do and what my responsibilities are as a Research Nurse is quite complex and one single role cannot encompass all the activities associated with clinical research trials.
Protocol development is the first phase of the project, where a team is involved in developing the protocol. From my perspective, knowledge and experience of a research nurse is indispensable in creating a good balance between the needs of the research and the patients involved.