Making it real: a hands-on approach to teaching research

Birks, Melanie (2011) Making it real: a hands-on approach to teaching research. International Nursing Review, 58 (2). pp. 270-272.

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Aim:  The purpose of this paper was to report on the delivery of a series of seminars in Sarawak, East Malaysia using a unique hands-on approach to the teaching of skills in research and evidence-based health care. These seminars proved to be a meaningful and memorable experience for both the facilitators and participants.

Background:  The international push for the delivery of evidence-based health care has resulted in a growing need for the teaching of skills in the conduct and application of research. Nurses and other health-care professionals recognize that they have a responsibility to contribute to and maintain an evidence base for practice, yet are often stymied by a lack of professional development opportunities.

Conclusion:  The knowledge necessary to understand research, along with skills in the conduct of research, can be made accessible to health-care professionals in diverse locations. The experience reported in this paper demonstrates that opportunities exist to provide education about research and evidence-based practice in an engaging, active and meaningful way.

Item ID: 29528
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1466-7657
Keywords: continuing education; evidence-based practice; Malaysia; nursing; professional development; research; research education
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 02:30
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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