Clinical research: the potential of practice development

Fitzgerald, Mary, and Armitage, Deborah (2005) Clinical research: the potential of practice development. Practice Development in Health Care, 4 (3). pp. 150-159.

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Research and development are strategic initiatives that, when built into modern practice settings, help to creat a culture in which people have the potential to promote best practice; It is argued that the potential of practice development (PD) as a means of research contemporary clinical practice is largely underestimated by mainstream scientists; PD, as part of a research design, is discussed in detail from the perspectives of research in the critical paradigm, participatory world views and action research; fundamental components of PD such as facilitation, team building, practice projects and ethical comportment within a structure of a research design or proposal are discussed and examples from current studies are given.

Item ID: 1194
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1557-105X
Keywords: practice development, action research, critical social theory
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Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2006
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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