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Applying an Analytical Process to Longitudinal Narrative Interviews With Couples Living and Dying With Lewy Body Dementia

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Applying an Analytical Process to Longitudinal Narrative Interviews With Couples Living and Dying With Lewy Body Dementia. / Bentley, Allison; Walshe, Catherine; Salifu, Yakubu.

In: International Journal of Qualitative Methods, Vol. 20, 31.12.2021.

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