Establishing research in a palliative care clinical setting : perceived barriers and implemented strategies

Bullen, Tracey, Maher, Kate, Rosenberg, John P., & Smith, Bradley (2014) Establishing research in a palliative care clinical setting : perceived barriers and implemented strategies. Applied Nursing Research, 27(1), pp. 78-83.

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There are many challenges in developing research projects in research-naïve clinical settings, especially palliative care where resistance to participate in research has been identified. These challenges to the implementation of research are common in nursing practice and are associated with attitudes towards research participation, and some lack of understanding of research as a process to improve clinical practice. This is despite the professional nursing requirement to conduct research into issues that influence palliative care practice. The purpose of this paper is to describe the process of implementing a clinical research project in collaboration with the clinicians of a palliative care community team and to reflect on the strategies implemented to overcome the challenges involved. The challenges presented here demonstrate the importance of proactively implementing engagement strategies from the inception of a research project in a clinical setting.

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ID Code: 69001
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Palliative care, Research ethics, Research strategies, Australian context, Practice changes
DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2013.10.007
ISSN: 0897-1897
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Elsevier Inc.
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2014 23:51
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2014 02:22

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