"REASON AND FREE INQUIRY ARE THE ONLY EFFECTUAL AGENTS AGAINST ERROR."

-Thomas Jefferson

PRESENTATIONS

“Nursing Research: Shaping a New Era of Scientific Inquiry”

4th Annual HUP Nursing Research Conference

Smilow Center for Translational Research, Rubenstein Auditorium

September 29, 2015

Presentations

Survey Instruments:  What Every Nurse Needs to Know

Rosemary C. Polomano, PhD, RN, FAAN

Every researcher using survey methodologies must ensure that their survey instrument is both reliable and valid. This session focuses on methods to develop and test survey measures, and reviews procedures and tests for obtaining reliability and validity.  

Research in Action: Understanding Moral Distress Among Intensive Care Nurses

Briana Morgan, MSN, RN, AGPCNP and Elise Tarbi, MSN, RN, AGPCNP

Moral distress is a common phenomenon among ICU nurses.  This presentation will describe the results of a descriptive study conducted with ICU nurses using a valid and reliable survey instrument to better understand the experience and impact of moral distress on the study participants. Implications of the findings will also be discussed.

Clinical Practice Guidelines and Research: The Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice

Linda Hatfield, PhD, RN, NNP-BC

Clinical practice guidelines can be applied by nurses to support evidence-based practice.  This presentation will provide foundational information about clinical practice guidelines, how to assess the quality of a guideline, and the relationship between clinical practice guidelines and nursing research

Emerging, Re-emerging, and Continuing Ethical Issues in Nursing Research

Connie Ulrich, PhD, RN, FAAN

Nurses face many ethical challenges in the day-to-day care of their patients.  Some of these challenges involve research conducted by nurse researchers and other scientists at the bedside.  This presentation will discuss some of the problematic newly emerging ethical issues nurses face in the clinical setting.  It will also highlight recently reemerging and continuing ethical issues on which nursing research can make a significant impact. 

Research in Action: Ethical Disparities in Cancer Clinical Trials

Jessica Rearden, PhD, RN

Racial and ethnic minorities, older adults and the socioeconomically disadvantaged are under-represented as cancer clinical trial participants. Recent evidence suggests that cancer patients from under-represented groups are willing to participate in clinical trials, but may lack the opportunity to do so. This session presents findings from a study exploring differences in opportunity and eligibility for cancer clinical trial participation based on socio-demographic and disease characteristics.

Keynote Address - Nursing Research: Shaping a New Era of Scientific Inquiry

Patricia A. Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN

The National Institute of Nursing Research is an Institute (NINR) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  In this presentation, Dr. Grady will discuss the mission and vision of the NINR and how they guide nurses in shaping a new era of scientific inquiry.  Priority areas of focus for research and the implications of that research on improving the health of individuals, families, and communities will be described.

Workshop in Writing for Publication, an Editor’s Viewpoint

Marilyn (Lynn) Stringer, PhD, RN, FAAN

This interactive session gives nurses the unique keys for translating their findings and observations for many different audiences, clinicians and consumers alike. The session highlights the important steps needed for successful abstract and manuscript submissions.

 

 

 

Building an Infrastructure for Research at Magnet Hospitals

Nancy M. Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, EN-BC, FAHA, FCCM

Many sites hire a doctoral prepared nurse to mentor nurses in completing nursing and multidisciplinary research. A mentor is a wonderful resource, but it may not be enough to build a sustainable program over time. This session will describe a vertical infrastructure that assists all nurses with nursing research, discuss horizontal structure that will build and sustain research momentum and provide “tips” learned about building research over time.

Linking Research to Professional Practice Models

Discussant:  Aditi D. Rao, PhD, RN

Panelists:

Nancy M. Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, EN-BC, FAHA, FCCM

Angela R. Coladonato, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Megan Halladay Bevan, BSN, RN

Magnet hospitals are required to have a nursing professional practice model to guide nursing practice at all levels.  This presentation will describe professional practice models and how they can inform nursing research. A panel of participants will provide exemplars of their research and describe how the research both informs and is informed by their professional practice models.

Charting the Journey Ahead: Nursing Strategic Imperatives Study

Regina Cunningham, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN

Angela Piech, MSN, RN, CCRN

Nursing strategic plans that incorporate front-line nurses’ perspectives are vital to the success of any healthcare organization. This presentation will describe the application of qualitative research methodology capitalizing on the insights of nurses as informants around the key drivers of quality and safety to generate a nursing strategic plan.  

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