Integrating Research into Critical Care Nursing through Empowerment and Involvement of Staff Nurses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149240
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Integrating Research into Critical Care Nursing through Empowerment and Involvement of Staff Nurses
Abstract:
Integrating Research into Critical Care Nursing through Empowerment and Involvement of Staff Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Devlin, Sandra, RN, MScN, CHE
P.I. Institution Name:St. Michael's Hospital
Title:Clinical Leader/Manager
Co-Authors:Mary H. Van Soeren, RN, PhD, ACNP; Fabrice P. Brunet, MD, MHA, PhD, FRCPC; Michael E. Ward, MD, PhD, FRCPC
The integration of research into practice settings is paramount. Nurses may feel excluded from studies when they are external to the process and their ideas and valuable insights are lost. Separating this process from staff nurses' work fosters the perception that research is not integral to nursing activities. Novel ways to include nurses in research in critical care is important to develop their skills. We integrated nurses' expertise into an interdisciplinary research team through greater involvement in existing studies. Our approach is one method through which we hope to break down research/practice barrier. To develop this focus among staff nurses, four were chosen and educated in Research Coordinator roles. One week each month each coordinates clinical research projects. Six months after the introduction of the role an evaluation of the process will be completed. Using focus group interviews and online semi-structured interviews perceptions of the impact of the role on the team will be identified. Initial anecdotal reports indicate a high level of satisfaction among participants. Final data collection will be available for presentation. This is an important initiative to address the need for nursing research as part of interdisciplinary academic focus recognizing the richness of data derived in this way. This provides an opportunity for nurses to learn the research process including integrating new findings into practice, data collection, developing questions for inquiry and leadership in disseminating new information through presentation and publication. This is a new approach to resource utilization.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIntegrating Research into Critical Care Nursing through Empowerment and Involvement of Staff Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149240-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Integrating Research into Critical Care Nursing through Empowerment and Involvement of Staff Nurses</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Devlin, Sandra, RN, MScN, CHE</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">St. Michael's Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Leader/Manager</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">devlins@smh.toronto.on.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mary H. Van Soeren, RN, PhD, ACNP; Fabrice P. Brunet, MD, MHA, PhD, FRCPC; Michael E. Ward, MD, PhD, FRCPC</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The integration of research into practice settings is paramount. Nurses may feel excluded from studies when they are external to the process and their ideas and valuable insights are lost. Separating this process from staff nurses' work fosters the perception that research is not integral to nursing activities. Novel ways to include nurses in research in critical care is important to develop their skills. We integrated nurses' expertise into an interdisciplinary research team through greater involvement in existing studies. Our approach is one method through which we hope to break down research/practice barrier. To develop this focus among staff nurses, four were chosen and educated in Research Coordinator roles. One week each month each coordinates clinical research projects. Six months after the introduction of the role an evaluation of the process will be completed. Using focus group interviews and online semi-structured interviews perceptions of the impact of the role on the team will be identified. Initial anecdotal reports indicate a high level of satisfaction among participants. Final data collection will be available for presentation. This is an important initiative to address the need for nursing research as part of interdisciplinary academic focus recognizing the richness of data derived in this way. This provides an opportunity for nurses to learn the research process including integrating new findings into practice, data collection, developing questions for inquiry and leadership in disseminating new information through presentation and publication. This is a new approach to resource utilization.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:58:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:58:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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