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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Doing Clinical Healthcare Research

A Survival Guide

ISBN 9781403988218
Publication Date December 2007
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Doing Clinical Healthcare Research: A Survival Guide will help students, academics and healthcare staff identify and overcome organisational barriers to conducting research in busy clinical environments and show how research should be project managed in order to guarantee successful outcomes for all involved.

Dr. Sarah Winch is Nursing Director Research (Princess Alexandra Hospital), and Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Social Science, University of Queensland, Australia.

Dr Amanda Henderson is Nursing Director Education (Princess Alexandra Hospital), Adjunct Professor (Nursing), Griffith University and Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Professor Linda Shields is Professor of Nursing Practice and Education, University of Hull, UK.

1. Introduction
PART I: PREPARING YOUR RESEARCH: 2. Overcoming Organisational Barriers: Getting into and Around Healthcare Organisation; 3. Ethical Considerations: Informed Consent and Protecting Vulnerable Populations; 4. Multicultural Considerations
PART II: DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF RESEARCH: 5. Writing the 'Master' Research Proposal; 6. Identification, Access and Recruitment of Research Subjects; 7. The Hard Work Begins: Maximising Participation
PART III: COLLECTING DATA AND DISSEMINATING FINDINGS: 8. Operationalising the Data Collection; 9. The Interpretation and Analysis of Your Findings Gaining Value from the Research Process; 10. Disseminating Findings; 11. Creating and Sustaining Research Driendly Environments.


The content is practical, and language and approach easy to get along with. Anyone contemplating clinical research should read it.' - Irene Mabbott, Nursing Standard
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