Letters to the Editor

Response to “Patient-Inspired Research: A Better Way to Go?”

cancer research
ONF 2017, 44(3), 275-275. DOI: 10.1188/17.ONF.275

I would like to thank Anne Katz for her thoughtful editorial on the importance of patient opinion in defining research questions. Nurse researchers choose to study specific topics for a variety of reasons. These reasons often relate to research funding priorities. It costs a lot of money to do research; topics may be chosen not because they are necessarily the passion of the researcher, but because that is where the funding dictates.

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