How is this working for you? Early insights from a masterclass to advance frontline rehabilitation nursing research
Letitia Burridge, Alison New, David Lewis, Jenny Kohlhardt, Tracey Tattam, Michele Foster, Melissa Legg.
- Nurses more than ever have higher education, but are under-engaged with research vs. other health professionals
- Nurse-led research is impeded by lack of experience, knowledge or skills, lack of insight into the complexity of the research process, and the perennial problems of being time-poor and having inadequate resources and support.
- Stronger research capacity and culture can enable nurse-led, practice-relevant research and its dissemination
Rationale : Nurse-led research can improve the quality of rehabilitation care, and showcase rehabilitation nursing as a specialty.
Purpose: To assess the value and impact and experience of a research masterclass program for rehabilitation nurses.
Method: Mixed methods, pre-post evaluation.
- The workshop evaluations suggest the Masterclass supports a keen pre-existing interest in and desire for nurse-led rehabilitation research.
- Participants remained highly interested in research, and their experience, confidence and opportunity increased between the workshops.
- Participants remained committed to their research goals in a landscape that included opportunities for colleagues and their practice specialty