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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163693
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Research circles: Bringing everyone on-board
Author(s):
Palmer, Elizabeth; Shellenbarger, Teresa
Author Details:
Elizabeth Palmer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA, email: lpalmer@iup.edu; Teresa Shellenbarger
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to enhance nursing practice through the use of research circles comprised of nursing staff, faculty, and students. The project is designed to: facilitate application of research; allow for role-modeling and mentoring opportunities among participants; and provide students with opportunities to evaluate research related to identified clinical practice problems. Aims: The aim of this project is to develop an environment supportive of research utilization in a local community hospital. The project also seeks to link nursing faculty, students, and clinical staff on a medical-surgical floor while promoting evidence-based practice in nursing. Framework: The Stetler Model of Research Utilization was used to guide this project. The model consists of six stages of research including preparation, validation, comparative evaluation, decision-making, translation/application, and evaluation. Methods: Research circles consisted of undergraduate nursing students, nursing faculty, and clinical staff. Members of the research circle worked collaboratively to select clinically relevant topics for a research utilization project. The students, under the guidance of faculty, critique the research for scientific merit and consult with staff to determine applicability of the findings. All members of the research circle will participate in the comparative evaluation stage to determine the fit with the clinical site, available resources, and readiness for implementation. Implications for Nursing Practice and Knowledge Development: The project offers a creative approach to addressing factors that currently interfere with research utilization in this local practice setting. Many practicing clinicians lack the knowledge and research skills necessary to critically evaluate the research literature and determine applicability to practice. The planning stage of this project identified barriers in the practice setting that impede research utilization activities by staff. Issues such as budgetary constraints, a lack of scheduled time among staff members to engage in professional development, and nursing staff's misgivings about becoming involved in research may also exist in other practice settings. Establishing partnerships between faculty and students in academia and clinicians in practice enhances research utilization activities by drawing upon the strengths of the partners and enables a sharing of resources, knowledge, and research expertise. Additionally, nursing students have the opportunity to see the link between research and practice through their participation in research circles.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
14th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleResearch circles: Bringing everyone on-boarden_GB
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorShellenbarger, Teresaen_US
dc.author.detailsElizabeth Palmer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA, email: lpalmer@iup.edu; Teresa Shellenbargeren_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163693-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this project is to enhance nursing practice through the use of research circles comprised of nursing staff, faculty, and students. The project is designed to: facilitate application of research; allow for role-modeling and mentoring opportunities among participants; and provide students with opportunities to evaluate research related to identified clinical practice problems. Aims: The aim of this project is to develop an environment supportive of research utilization in a local community hospital. The project also seeks to link nursing faculty, students, and clinical staff on a medical-surgical floor while promoting evidence-based practice in nursing. Framework: The Stetler Model of Research Utilization was used to guide this project. The model consists of six stages of research including preparation, validation, comparative evaluation, decision-making, translation/application, and evaluation. Methods: Research circles consisted of undergraduate nursing students, nursing faculty, and clinical staff. Members of the research circle worked collaboratively to select clinically relevant topics for a research utilization project. The students, under the guidance of faculty, critique the research for scientific merit and consult with staff to determine applicability of the findings. All members of the research circle will participate in the comparative evaluation stage to determine the fit with the clinical site, available resources, and readiness for implementation. Implications for Nursing Practice and Knowledge Development: The project offers a creative approach to addressing factors that currently interfere with research utilization in this local practice setting. Many practicing clinicians lack the knowledge and research skills necessary to critically evaluate the research literature and determine applicability to practice. The planning stage of this project identified barriers in the practice setting that impede research utilization activities by staff. Issues such as budgetary constraints, a lack of scheduled time among staff members to engage in professional development, and nursing staff's misgivings about becoming involved in research may also exist in other practice settings. Establishing partnerships between faculty and students in academia and clinicians in practice enhances research utilization activities by drawing upon the strengths of the partners and enables a sharing of resources, knowledge, and research expertise. Additionally, nursing students have the opportunity to see the link between research and practice through their participation in research circles.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:12:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:12:09Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name14th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationUniversity Park, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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