Wednesday, 19 July 2006: 8:30 AM-9:30 AM
Plenary I - Improving Health Care Service Delivery through Collaborative Research
Learning Objective #1: Develop an appreciation for the unique linkage required for research conducted at point of care.
Learning Objective #2: Understand the iterative nature of pragmatic studies in balancing scientific rigor and clinical feasibility.
Implementation research is a unique and pragmatic form of health services research requiring a collaborative research approach. Focused on nursing practice issues, Margaret has undertaken a series of regional level projects with complex populations such as those with heart failure, chronic wounds. Individuals with chronic or longstanding conditions typically require and receive nursing care in various health care sectors - often moving between them in short time frames thus presenting challenges to continuity. Today’s presentation will be a reflection of her experience of collaboration for practice advancement and research and how researching continuity and evidence-based practice became linked themes. A strong underlying principle has been the getting ‘best available’ research into practice across the continuum of care. Margaret’s research program is needs-based and driven from practice and the interplay of clinical and health services research, strategic alliances between clinician, decision-maker and researcher, and the iterative nature of this work will highlighted.
Official:Margaret B. Harrison, RN, PhD