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dc.contributor.authorRickard, Claireen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Geden_US
dc.contributor.authorRay-Barruel, Gillianen_US
dc.contributor.authorArmit, Lynnetteen_US
dc.contributor.authorPerry, Chris Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorLuke, Haidaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDuffy, Paulaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWallis, Marianneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:01:02Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:01:02Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-05-31T22:48:36Z
dc.identifier.issn13227696en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.colegn.2011.07.002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/44147
dc.description.abstractBackground: The clinical research workforce within nursing is growing including those employed to lead studies, coordinate research and many hybrid roles. Several studies have reported high job satisfaction among research nurses. However, there have also been reports of limited options for career development and professional integration, likely reflecting typical informal, departmentally based management models. Institution-wide studies of issues related to research nurses are lacking, thus hampering the design and implementation of effective organisational frameworks to support and develop these positions. Aims: To explore experiences of nurses employed in research positions regarding organisational structures and support for research career pathways, and determine what reforms would strengthen an effective research specialisation pathway. Methods: A mixed-methods, cross-sectional approach, using a 104-item survey and semistructured interviews of 11 staff in research roles at an acute care hospital in Queensland, Australia. Results: Research nurses lack organisational support in many job aspects that they deem important. A management model for the coordination of research nurses within a health district could maximise development of this field. Academic liaison and mentoring for nurses in research, and recognition for effort, are key areas for a management model to target. Conclusion: Nurses in research roles need individual mentorship, collective support, and the professional recognition and status that researchers in other settings are afforded. A comprehensive research management model would provide structured organisational support for nurses in research, improve professional development opportunities, ensure efficient use of human resources, synergistic working partnerships, and further contribute to a culture of evidence-based healthcare.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom165en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto176en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCollegian: Journal of the Royal College of Nursing Australiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111099en_US
dc.titleTowards improved organisational support for nurses working in research roles in the clinical setting: A mixed method investigationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 Royal College of Nursing, Australia. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
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