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Nurse Researcher

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Just as the present can be understood by examining the past, the use of historical research methods can help nurses to understand the present to influence the future. This text emphasises how this approach to nursing research can provide a contextual framework from which nurses can consider their own practice.
November 18, 2016: Nurse Researcher
Layla Haidrani
When and why did you develop an interest in research? It was a passion of mine during my PhD studies at the University of Florida in the United States and continued to be a major priority as a junior faculty member at the University of California in San Francisco. I was one of the first researchers into pain in children.
November 18, 2016: Nurse Researcher
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This well-constructed book explores clinical supervision in a language appropriate to novice health professionals and experienced researchers alike. The authors define terms associated with clinical supervision that are often misunderstood.
November 18, 2016: Nurse Researcher
Karen Roberts, Sophie Gelder, Helen Wild
To ensure that patient care is continuously improved, it is essential that research becomes an integral aspect of clinical care and the NHS Constitution for England ( Department of Health 2012 ) sets out the patients' right to be involved in research as a treatment option.
November 18, 2016: Nurse Researcher
Liz Halcomb
Ensuring consumers are engaged in health research is not a new idea. As researchers we know that considering the needs and preferences of potential participants is a recruitment and/or retention strategy. Funding bodies and ethics committees often look favourably on projects that can demonstrate consumer input.
November 18, 2016: Nurse Researcher
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With a breadth of detail that will engage a variety of readers working in different research disciplines, this clear and concise introductory text handles difficult concepts with diverse and in-depth examples.
November 18, 2016: Nurse Researcher
Coral Sirdifield, Sara Owen, Charlie Brooker
Background Offenders on probation are considered to be 'hard to reach' by researchers because probation is a 'closed setting' and engaging offenders in research can be problematic due to issues such as return to custody and chaotic lifestyles. Aim To share learning about the challenges encountered when undertaking research with offenders on probation in the UK, strategies for overcoming them and the implications for research design and outcomes. Discussion The authors identify challenges in gaining and maintaining access; recruitment; ethics; data collection and analysis; and dissemination of findings...
November 18, 2016: Nurse Researcher
Jan Gill, Heather Black, Fiona O'May, Cheryl Rees
Background Considerable challenges exist for researchers attempting to monitor longitudinally the impact of any intervention on heavy drinkers, therefore they are often excluded from surveys. A particular challenge is the loss of validity through attrition. Aim To describe issues encountered when recruiting and re-contacting difficult to reach heavy drinkers participating in a longitudinal study; and propose strategies to inform the design of future studies to minimise the effects of confounding factors. Discussion Baseline recruitment exceeded targets, but attrition at first follow-up interview was considerable...
November 18, 2016: Nurse Researcher
Della Maneze, Bronwyn Everett, Michelle DiGiacomo, Patricia M Davidson, Yenna Salamonson
Background Surveys are frequently used to collect data. Although paper surveys are commonly used, online surveys are gaining in popularity, with the inclusion of open-ended questions (OEQs) allowing respondents to freely express their views. Little is known about how Filipino-Australian migrants respond to surveys. There is some concern about the usefulness of OEQs administered to culturally and linguistically diverse migrants, who may have limited capacity to articulate their thoughts in writing. Aim To examine the responses of Filipino-Australian migrants to a survey...
November 18, 2016: Nurse Researcher
Hiba Deek, Sungwon Chang, Samar Noureddine, Phillip J Newton, Sally C Inglis, Peter S Macdonald, Ghina Al Arab, Patricia M Davidson
Background Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome with high demands for self-care. The Self-care of Heart Failure Index (SCHFI) was developed to measure self-care and has demonstrated robust psychometric properties across populations. Aim To assess the psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the SCHFI (A-SCHFI). Discussion The scores of the A-SCHFI administered to 223 Lebanese patients with heart failure were used to validate this instrument. Face and content validity, assessed by a panel of experts, were found sufficient...
November 18, 2016: Nurse Researcher
Janet Katz, Roxanne Vandermause, Sterling McPherson, Celestina Barbosa-Leiker
Background The growth of patient, community and population-centred nursing research is a rationale for the use of research methods that can examine complex healthcare issues, not only from a biophysical perspective, but also from cultural, psychosocial and political viewpoints. This need for multiple perspectives requires mixed-methods research. Philosophy and practicality are needed to plan, conduct, and make mixed-methods research more broadly accessible to the health sciences research community. The traditions and dichotomy between qualitative and quantitative research makes the application of mixed methods a challenge...
November 18, 2016: Nurse Researcher
Fiona Alice Watson
Background Pilot studies are more commonly associated with quantitative research, and their use is under-reported in qualitative approaches. This paper discusses the value of undertaking a pilot study in a doctoral research project to examine nursing students' understanding of recovery in mental health by adopting what is called a phenomenographic approach, which in research is concerned with the variation in how particular phenomena are experienced. Aim To explore the usefulness of three different methods of collecting data - interviewing, completed exam papers and a written response to a scenario - and the Dahlgren and Fallsberg ( 1991 ) framework for phenomenographic data analysis...
September 2016: Nurse Researcher
Gudrun Reay, Shelley Raffin Bouchal, James A Rankin
Background Grounded theory (GT) is founded on the premise that underlying social patterns can be discovered and conceptualised into theories. The method and need for theoretical sensitivity are best understood in the historical context in which GT was developed. Theoretical sensitivity entails entering the field with no preconceptions, so as to remain open to the data and the emerging theory. Investigators also read literature from other fields to understand various ways to construct theories. Aim To explore the concept of theoretical sensitivity from a classical GT perspective, and discuss the ontological and epistemological foundations of GT...
September 2016: Nurse Researcher
Lucie Michelle Ramjan, Kath Peters, Ariana Villarosa, Amy Ruth Villarosa, Claire Curmi, Yenna Salamonson
Background The collection of sensitive data can arouse emotional reactions and researchers may have difficulty distancing themselves from personal stories. Debriefing can address the emotional effect of an experience on researchers. Aim To explore the debrief responses of three research assistants who were involved in the review of retrospective charts and medical notes in a study that examined the risk factors for readmission in young people with anorexia nervosa. Discussion Based on a review of the responses, the principal research team reflected on the value and effectiveness of a debrief tool for research assistants entering sensitive quantitative data...
September 2016: Nurse Researcher
Gill Murphy, Kath Peters, Lesley Wilkes, Debra Jackson
Background Conceptual frameworks are important to ensure a clear underpinning research philosophy. Further, the use of conceptual frameworks can support structured research processes. Aim To present a partnership model for a reflective narrative for researcher and participant. Discussion This paper positions the underpinning philosophical framework of the model in social constructionism (the idea that jointly constructed understandings form the basis for shared assumptions) and narrative enquiry. The model has five stages - study design, invitation to share a research space and partnership, a metaphorical research space, building a community story, and reading the community story to others...
September 2016: Nurse Researcher
Lois Elaine Berry
Background Many nurse researchers have embraced narrative methods because of the power of the stories they produce. Narrative enquiry relies on stories for data. Stories are the tools with which people build a sense of their experience of the world and the vehicle by which they share that sense with others. In narrative research, it is essential to follow themes beyond individual stories through to analysis at the social level. The researcher must understand the significance of the narrative for others and for society...
September 2016: Nurse Researcher
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This text fulfils its aim to 'take the reader back to the roots of grounded theory' without compromising its three tenets: exploration, emergence and constant comparative analysis.
September 2016: Nurse Researcher
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Realistic advice and strategies are provided in this reader friendly book, which describes and sets out how students and scholars in psychology can become academic researchers.
September 2016: Nurse Researcher
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In the era of evidence-based care provision, nurses must be able to understand research language. This user-friendly reference book provides extremely accessible information for this purpose.
September 2016: Nurse Researcher
Elizabeth Halcomb, Kath Peters
Research would not be possible without participants. While this may seem like an obvious statement, all too often researchers underestimate the importance of the participants in their work, and the impact that researcher relationships can have on participation and data quality.
September 2016: Nurse Researcher
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