Strengthening and preparing: enhancing nursing research for disaster management

Usher, Kim, Redman-Maclaren, Michelle L., Mills, Jane, West, Caryn, Casella, Evan, Hapsari, Elsi D., Bonita, Sheila, Rosaldo, Rommel, Liswar, Amelia K., and Zang, Yuli (Amy) (2015) Strengthening and preparing: enhancing nursing research for disaster management. Nurse Education in Practice, 15 (1). pp. 68-74.

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Nurses are often first line responders in a large scale emergency or disaster. This paper reports an evaluative study of a tailored research capacity building course for nurse delegates from the Asia Pacific Emergency and Disaster Nursing Network (APEDNN). Twenty-three participant delegates from 19 countries attended a three-week course that included learning and teaching about the critique and conduct of research. An outcome of the course was the collaborative design of a study now being implemented in a number of countries with the aim of investigating nurses' preparedness for disaster response. Formal mentoring relationships have also been established between more and less experienced peers and facilitators to provide support in implementing this collaborative study. Overall, participant delegates rated the planning, implementation and content of the course highly. Recommendations from this study include funding a mix of face-to-face and distance mentoring and writing for publication workshops to ensure the sustainability of outcomes from a research capacity building course such as the one described.

Item ID: 32748
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-5223
Keywords: disaster management; research; training; education
Funders: AusAID
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2014 23:15
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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