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A Consideration of Contemporary Factors Influencing Professional Development in Health Research


Cleary, M and Walter, G and Horsfall, J and Matheson, S, A Consideration of Contemporary Factors Influencing Professional Development in Health Research, Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 40, (6) pp. 273-279. ISSN 0022-0124 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3928/00220124-20090522-08


Numerous contemporary factors, including issues pertaining to continuing education and professional development, influence nursing careers in all areas of health research. This article provides an overview of international trends, practices, and questions that impinge on nurse educators and health researchers. These factors include the status of randomized controlled trials, the influence of evidence-based practice, gaps between research results and patient requirements, and the relationships between available evidence and clinical decision making. Added to this research and evidence environment are government concerns about the relevance and usefulness of health research. Finally, the questions an individual career researcher may ask, specifically regarding specialization versus a broad research agenda, are considered.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mental health nursing. professional development, research
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108397
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-19
Last Modified:2016-05-18

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