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Action Research is becoming more popular in nursing and healthcare. It is used by practitioners who want to better understand and improve the quality of their work, and by students who need to do a research project for their course. An Action Research approach enables evidence-based care and links research directly to practice, making it the ideal method for a researcher in these fields.
This book introduces readers to Action Research by presenting its key concepts and backing these up with practical examples throughout, often drawn from the authors' own extensive experience. Topics include:
- Action research to advance patient care
- Collaborative working
- Participatory Action Research
- Writing up and disseminating projects
Williamson, Bellman, and Webster - leading figures in the field - provide practical advice for using Action Research in healthcare settings, with patients and alongside other practitioners. Their book presents a flexible approach that can be adapted to researchers' real needs.
Dr Graham R Williamson is a Lecturer in Adult Nursing at the University of Plymouth. His clinical background is in acute medical nursing. His areas of teaching expertise are in evidence-based practice and research, as well as health policy. His research interests concern supporting students in clinical practice. He is a Core Team Member of the University's Centre of Excellence in professional Placement Learning.
IntroductionPART ONE: WHAT IS ACTION RESEARCH?Foundations of Action ResearchDiscussion, Debate and Controversy Surrounding Action ResearchPART TWO: WHY CHOOSE ACTION RESEARCH?Action Research, Nursing and Health CareClinical Action Research to Advance Patient CarePART THREE: CONDUCTING ACTION RESEARCH IN CLINICAL PRACTICEDeveloping One's Own Professional PracticeCollaborative Working in Clinical SettingsEthical ConsiderationsPART FOUR: DISSEMINATING AND EVALUATING CLINICAL ACTION RESEARCH PROJECTSWriting Clinical Action Research StudiesPresenting Clinical Action Research Studies to Mixed AudiencesEvaluating the Quality of Action Research ProjectsConclusions: Looking to the FutureGlossary
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