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A new perspective on 'development' skills and their place within research training programs in primary care


Albert, EG and Mickan, S, A new perspective on 'development' skills and their place within research training programs in primary care, The European Journal of General Practice, 10, (1) pp. 27-30. ISSN 1381-4788 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.3109/13814780409094224


The gap between research and policy and practice is well documented. So too is the relative paucity of research undertaken in general practice. Various programmes have been initiated to address these issues in different countries. As an example, the Brisbane International Initiative has been set up to develop a comprehensive curriculum for primary care research training. In order to inform this process, the neglected concept of 'development' was explored theoretically and through a small pilot study. A number of issues and concepts are highlighted that may assist in closing the gap between research and practice. These included the consideration of a range of skills not conventionally included in current research training curricula. It is argued that these 'development' skills are essential in order to enhance the relevance of researchers' contributions in the highly complex and specialised field of primary care practice. A large international study is proposed to validate this skill set.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Primary health care
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Albert, EG (Dr Edi Albert)
ID Code:31525
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:General Practice
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2005-06-22

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