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The expectations of two New Zealand health services of the role of Clinical Chairs in nursing and midwifery


Duke, J and Mcbride-Henry, K and Walsh, K and Foureur, M, The expectations of two New Zealand health services of the role of Clinical Chairs in nursing and midwifery, Contemporary Nurse, 31, (2) pp. 129-141. ISSN 1037-6178 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.5172/conu.673.31.2.129


Clinical Professoriate positions within nursing or midwifery in New Zealand are a relatively recent development. One New Zealand University worked collaboratively to establish two joint clinical Professorial appointments with different District Health Boards. Each position had unique mandates around research platforms, and differing operational responsibilities.This paper reports on the qualitative component of a larger study that aimed to examine the research culture, and the role of Clinical Chairs, within the two District Health Boards.This phase of the research involved semi-structured interviews with senior staff from the DHB to explore their experiences of working with the Clinical Professor.Themes that emerged revolved around expectations of the role during its development, and the subsequent perceived outcomes.The need for objective measures of the roles' impact on clinical outcomes emerged as a key impression from the participants. Future research that focuses on measurements of outcomes attributable to the roles will ensure their sustainability over time. © eContent Management Pty Ltd.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Clinical Chairs; Midwifery; Nursing; Practice development; Professoriate; Research; article; health service; midwife; New Zealand; nursing education; nursing research; public relations; Faculty, Nursing; Health Services; Interinstitutional Relations
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Walsh, K (Professor Kenneth Walsh)
ID Code:92281
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2014-06-12
Last Modified:2014-10-08

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