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Community and primary care nursing
Making visible the invisible: the brilliance study
  1. Sarah Russell
  1. Professional and Practice Development, Dementia UK, London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sarah Russell, Dementia UK; sarahjfrussell{at}

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Commentary on: Collier A, Hodgins M, Crawford G, et al. What does it take to deliver brilliant home-based palliative care? Using positiveorganisational scholarship and video reflexive ethnography to explore the complexities of palliative care at home. Palliat Med 2018:269216318807835. doi: 10.1177/0269216318807835.

Implications for practice and research

  • Presents credible arguments that good practice is reinforced and encouraged through making everyday interactions visible.

  • Explains and demonstrates the research methodology of  Positive Organisational Scholarship in Healthcare (POSH, study of that which is positive, flourishing and life-giving in organisations) and video-reflexive ethnography (VRE) to support generalisability of these methods for research.


Despite the increasing number of people worldwide requiring palliative care at home, there is limited evidence on how such care is best practised. Care can improve symptom management, quality of life and prevent hospitalisation at the end of …

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.