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Action Research in Nursing and Healthcare


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Nursing | Public Health

November 2011 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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

- Ethics

- 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.

 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: WHAT IS ACTION RESEARCH?
 
Foundations of Action Research
 
Discussion, Debate and Controversy Surrounding Action Research
 
PART TWO: WHY CHOOSE ACTION RESEARCH?
 
Action Research, Nursing and Health Care
 
Clinical Action Research to Advance Patient Care
 
PART THREE: CONDUCTING ACTION RESEARCH IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
 
Developing One's Own Professional Practice
 
Collaborative Working in Clinical Settings
 
Ethical Considerations
 
PART FOUR: DISSEMINATING AND EVALUATING CLINICAL ACTION RESEARCH PROJECTS
 
Writing Clinical Action Research Studies
 
Presenting Clinical Action Research Studies to Mixed Audiences
 
Evaluating the Quality of Action Research Projects
 
Conclusions: Looking to the Future
 
Glossary

A thorough and comprehensive introduction to qualitative research.

Yana Jaspers & Esther de Graaf
KWALON

This book offers a clear insight into a research method which is still not widely used in nursing or medical science. It highlights the potential to include other parties into the development of nursing practice and gives examples of how to perform action research in practice and how to translate research principles into other fields of science.

Dr Elisabeth Dorant
Fac: Health, Medicine & Life Sciences, Maastricht University
April 17, 2014

The book explains action research in an approachable manner and is useful for undergraduate students as an introduction to the methodology. Post graduate students can benefit from the information when reviewing service provision either as active research or as an arm chair excercise

Ms Karen Sneddon
Nursing and Midwifery, Sheffield Hallam University
January 22, 2014

Great source of supportive information, well written and easily accessible. Worth investing in if action research is your thing.

Andrea Bellot
MSc Advanced Practice Pathway, St George's, University of London
March 21, 2013

A couple of the post-graduate students bought this textbook that they found valuable as they were using Action Research for their dissertation.

Dr Sylvie Marshall Lucette
Fac of Health & Social Care Sciences, Kingston University
March 6, 2013

A very informative book relating to clinical practice from a n action research perspective. It provides a valuable like between academia and clinical through research. I will be working with clinical as a result of this text.

Ms Caroline O Connor
School Of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork (NUI)
March 6, 2013

Action research is sometimes difficult for students to understand the participatory approach with the aim of changing practice concurrently. However Williamson takes the reader through a step by step approach developing an understanding of the process.

Mrs Suzanne Jones
Sch of Health,Community & Educ Studies, Northumbria University
February 28, 2013

Good introduction to action research. Logically developed and easy to read.

Mrs Suzanne Jones
Sch of Health,Community & Educ Studies, Northumbria University
January 3, 2013

I thought this was an excellent text and very well received.

Mrs Pamela Schultz
Interdiscipline , University Campus Suffolk
December 7, 2012

The nursing students of today are more focussed on action learning and this book supports the practitioner to look at themselves & the wider audience in terms of utilisation of research. Personally I will use this book when teaching Action learning and I will be adding it to the student's current reading list

Ms Beryl McLoughlin
School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University
November 7, 2012

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