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Letters The BMJ and qualitative research

By not publishing good qualitative research The BMJ is not fulfilling its values

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 15 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1478
  1. Hiba Zafran, occupational therapist-psychotherapist and faculty lecturer
  1. McGill University, 3654 Prom Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC, Canada H3G 1Y5
  1. hiba.zafran{at}

In an era of person centred care, Sackett and colleagues’ definition of evidence based practice (EBP) becomes even more important.1 While quantitative research may currently have the spotlight in generating “best research evidence,” qualitative research has allowed us to rigorously explore and understand the dynamics and complexity of “clinical expertise” and “patient …

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