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Public awareness and attitudes toward palliative care in Northern Ireland

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Palliative Care, September 2013
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Title
Public awareness and attitudes toward palliative care in Northern Ireland
Published in
BMC Palliative Care, September 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-684x-12-34
Pubmed ID
Authors

Sonja McIlfatrick, Felicity Hasson, Dorry McLaughlin, Gail Johnston, Audrey Roulston, Lesley Rutherford, Helen Noble, Sheila Kelly, Avril Craig, W George Kernohan

Abstract

The World Health Organisation recognises palliative care as a global public health issue and this is reflected at strategic level. Despite this, palliative care may not be universally welcomed. Surveys over the last decade have suggested that the general public have a lack of knowledge and negative perceptions towards palliative care. A detailed and comprehensive understanding of public views is needed in order to target education and policy campaigns and to manage future needs, expectations and resourcing of end of life care. The aim of this study was to establish the current levels of awareness and attitudes towards palliative care among the general public in Northern Ireland.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
Spain 1 1%
Unknown 93 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 17 18%
Student > Master 14 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 14%
Student > Bachelor 10 10%
Other 7 7%
Other 16 17%
Unknown 19 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 21%
Social Sciences 13 14%
Psychology 7 7%
Unspecified 2 2%
Other 9 9%
Unknown 21 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 January 2014.
All research outputs
#2,080,546
of 5,036,908 outputs
Outputs from BMC Palliative Care
#147
of 249 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#37,305
of 102,905 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Palliative Care
#6
of 10 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 5,036,908 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 57th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 249 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 6.2. This one is in the 40th percentile – i.e., 40% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
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