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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155829
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Center for Nursing Research: A Case Study in Agenda Setting
Abstract:
The Center for Nursing Research: A Case Study in Agenda Setting
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Davitt, Dian Colette, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Webster University
Title:Associate Professor
Objective: The establishment of the National Center for Nursing Research (NCNR) into the national forefront as part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) occurred in a relatively brief period of time compared to other institutes and centers at the NIH. This case study was done to determine the process utilized to attain formal agenda status of the NCNR. Design: Qualitative non-experimental retrospective case study. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: A non-probability snow-ball sampling technique was used to identify staff members of the Senate and House of Representatives, members of the Tri-Council of Nursing, lobbyists, nurse researchers and a journalist. Documents, reports and correspondence also were used as evidence. The years of the legislative process were from 1983-1986. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variable(s: Agenda setting models of Cobb, Ross and Ross; Windows of opportunity. Methods: Tape recorded semi-structured, open-ended interviews and review of documents. Construct validity, internal and external validity, and reliability were established through triangulation and comparison of the researcher’s interpretations by peer evaluation. Findings: The process discovered in this case study cannot be generalized to existing agenda setting models after its initial stage, rather, both an accidental or suppression model would be warranted. It reinforces the fact that issues follow different routes to achieve agenda status. Conclusions: In the case of the NCNR, the agenda setting model appears to be “accidental”. It was specifically related to the unpredictability of the policy windows. An alternative model suggested by this research might be referred to as a ‘suppression model”. The immediate issue focus, the NCNR, becomes but one piece of a more complex political mosaic. Implications: This piece of legislative history modified the national health policy to include “care” as well as “cure” research at the National Institutes of Health.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Center for Nursing Research: A Case Study in Agenda Settingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155829-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Center for Nursing Research: A Case Study in Agenda Setting</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Davitt, Dian Colette, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Webster University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">davittdc@webster.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The establishment of the National Center for Nursing Research (NCNR) into the national forefront as part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) occurred in a relatively brief period of time compared to other institutes and centers at the NIH. This case study was done to determine the process utilized to attain formal agenda status of the NCNR. Design: Qualitative non-experimental retrospective case study. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: A non-probability snow-ball sampling technique was used to identify staff members of the Senate and House of Representatives, members of the Tri-Council of Nursing, lobbyists, nurse researchers and a journalist. Documents, reports and correspondence also were used as evidence. The years of the legislative process were from 1983-1986. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variable(s: Agenda setting models of Cobb, Ross and Ross; Windows of opportunity. Methods: Tape recorded semi-structured, open-ended interviews and review of documents. Construct validity, internal and external validity, and reliability were established through triangulation and comparison of the researcher&rsquo;s interpretations by peer evaluation. Findings: The process discovered in this case study cannot be generalized to existing agenda setting models after its initial stage, rather, both an accidental or suppression model would be warranted. It reinforces the fact that issues follow different routes to achieve agenda status. Conclusions: In the case of the NCNR, the agenda setting model appears to be &ldquo;accidental&rdquo;. It was specifically related to the unpredictability of the policy windows. An alternative model suggested by this research might be referred to as a &lsquo;suppression model&rdquo;. The immediate issue focus, the NCNR, becomes but one piece of a more complex political mosaic. Implications: This piece of legislative history modified the national health policy to include &ldquo;care&rdquo; as well as &ldquo;cure&rdquo; research at the National Institutes of Health.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:12:50Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:12:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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