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Getting involved: leading the way for gastrointestinal nursing research

Getting involved: leading the way for gastrointestinal nursing research

Dibley, Lesley ORCID: 0000-0001-7964-7672 (2021) Getting involved: leading the way for gastrointestinal nursing research. In: Gastrointestinal Nurses’ Congress of Australia (GENCA) conference, 28th-30th May 2021, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Australia (delivered online). (Unpublished)

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Abstract

As disciplines, gastrointestinal medicine and colorectal surgery are hotbeds of research activity. Since the turn of this century, over 452 000 GI research papers have been published, of which 84 000 address aspects of colorectal cancer, and 71 000 address inflammatory bowel diseases. Bench science, epidemiology, intervention studies, case-control studies and randomised controlled trials (RCTs) abound, whilst qualitative studies addressing patient experience are less prevalent, at just under 3000 reported studies. Being active in research is one of the four pillars of advanced / specialist nursing practice, and for many nurses, this translates into recruiting patients on behalf of medical colleagues who are engaged in drug trials or other intervention studies. By identifying the many different ways in which nurses can be involved in research I reveal a road map for increasing nurses’ confidence, expanding their role in research from being a recruiter, to joining established research teams, to eventually designing and leading their own research. The path to a clinical academic career as a nurse researcher is challenging but reflection, resilience and the capacity to reset, can enable such ambitions to be reached.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Keynote)
Uncontrolled Keywords: clinical academic career; research involvement; addressing challenges
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Chronic Illness and Ageing
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/33035

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