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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183085
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Fulfilling the Role of the Nursing Research Specialist in the Acute Care Setting
Author(s):
Lindgren, Carolyn
Author Details:
Carolyn Lindgren, PhD, RN, Baptist Health S. FL, email: carolynL@baptisthealth.net
Abstract:
Translating research evidence into bedside practice is facilitated by the presence of a nursing research expert who interacts with the clinicians to produce evidence-based outcomes that make a difference. The hospital-based researcher fulfills the dynamic mission of moving the ivory tower of knowledge to direct patient care.

The role of nurse researchers within clinical institutions is evolving. Scrutiny of the requirements for the role provides insight into what is needed for excellence. The author has served as a research specialist assigned to two hospitals for over a year and, from that perspective, examines the requirements, successful outcomes, and issues that are a part of fulfilling the role of a nursing research specialist.

A major focus of the role is the translation of evidence into practice for quality patient care. Through professional development nursing staff learn to incorporate the nursing research process and findings into improved bedside care. On paper, this directive seems simple, but such a task is complex.

The research specialist wears many hats and operates out of a "virtual research office." Fellow researchers are working clinicians trying to answer clinical questions on their units. The research specialist is a teacher, formally and informally; a promoter, consultant and facilitator of the research and evidence-based projects of others; a scholarly writer and editor helping others to present and publish; and a coordinator, interpreter of research services within an acute-care system. Specific examples of research and EBP projects serve as evidence of the effectiveness of the research specialist's role. Suggestions for improving the effectiveness of the role are discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Magnet Hospitals of Florida; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Kissimmee, Florida
Description:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFulfilling the Role of the Nursing Research Specialist in the Acute Care Settingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLindgren, Carolynen_US
dc.author.detailsCarolyn Lindgren, PhD, RN, Baptist Health S. FL, email: carolynL@baptisthealth.neten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183085-
dc.description.abstractTranslating research evidence into bedside practice is facilitated by the presence of a nursing research expert who interacts with the clinicians to produce evidence-based outcomes that make a difference. The hospital-based researcher fulfills the dynamic mission of moving the ivory tower of knowledge to direct patient care. <br/><br/>The role of nurse researchers within clinical institutions is evolving. Scrutiny of the requirements for the role provides insight into what is needed for excellence. The author has served as a research specialist assigned to two hospitals for over a year and, from that perspective, examines the requirements, successful outcomes, and issues that are a part of fulfilling the role of a nursing research specialist.<br/><br/>A major focus of the role is the translation of evidence into practice for quality patient care. Through professional development nursing staff learn to incorporate the nursing research process and findings into improved bedside care. On paper, this directive seems simple, but such a task is complex. <br/><br/>The research specialist wears many hats and operates out of a &quot;virtual research office.&quot; Fellow researchers are working clinicians trying to answer clinical questions on their units. The research specialist is a teacher, formally and informally; a promoter, consultant and facilitator of the research and evidence-based projects of others; a scholarly writer and editor helping others to present and publish; and a coordinator, interpreter of research services within an acute-care system. Specific examples of research and EBP projects serve as evidence of the effectiveness of the research specialist's role. Suggestions for improving the effectiveness of the role are discussed.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:13:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:13:55Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostMagnet Hospitals of Floridaen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationKissimmee, Floridaen_US
dc.description6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.en_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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