Research and Innovation Mechanisms: The Case Study for Moving Health Promotion Toward Nursing Profession in Northern Thailand
Keywords:health promotion, nursing profession, research and innovation
Introduction: The Moving Health Promotion (HP) Towards Nursing Profession in Northern Thailand project was important. It was driven using research and innovation. This project aimed to improve HP competencies among nurses working in health care agencies in Northern Thailand using the Ottawa Charter for HP as the framework. The project was developed using several mechanisms.
Objective: This article aims to present only two important approaches for moving HP towards nursing profession in Northern Thailand, namely research and innovation.
Key issues: Research project highlighted reliable new methods for improving HP competencies of nurses and reliable evaluation. Simultaneously, several innovation projects resulted in best practices which serve as role models and new potential learning sources for HP roles for nurses. Conclusion: Project evaluation yielded many positive outcomes. However, some challenges were identified and all stakeholders involved need to prioritize and help improve the nurses’ health promotion competencies and roles continually.
Implication: Nursing education institutes or other agencies involved in improving HP competencies in nurses can apply both research and innovation to enhance improving HP competencies among nurses.
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