Developing a Routine to Research : Voices of Professional Nurses and Key Stakeholders

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Tipawan Theinsri
Areewan Oumtanee


            The purpose of this study was to describe methods in developing a routine to research by professional nurses and key stakeholders. Heidegger’s hermeneutic phenomenology was applied for this study. Study participants were 12 professional nurses, a chief division of nursing quality development and standard, 3 head nurses, and 3 statistical and research consultants. In-depth interviews with tape-recordings, observation and field notes were used for data collection. Data were analyzed using content analysis of van Manen’s method.
            The study’s findings fell into six major themes as follows: 1. The R2R policy brought into practice consisted of two sub-themes as follows: 1.1) Head nurses assigned nurses to do R2R; and 1.2) Nurses volunteered to conduct R2R. 2. Identifying research consisted of three sub-themes as follows: 2.1) Improving unsatisfied service to be better; 2.2) Developing innovation to support nursing care and 2.3) Completing the recording system. 3. Finding team members consisted of two sub-themes as follows: 3.1) Assigning nurses to be a member; and 3.2) Nurses volunteered to be a member. 4. Steps of R2R process consisted of nine sub-themes as follows: 4.1) Writing research proposal; 4.2) Submitting proposal to reviewer; 4.3) Proposing a project to Institute Review Board; 4.4) Withdrawing budget from research grants; 4.5) Explaining next step on staff cooperation; 4.6) Implementing research protocol and data collection; 4.7) Analyzing research data; 4.8) Submitting a report for final budget; and 4.9) Disseminating research to both national and international public. 5. Outcome from the success of R2R consisted of two sub-themes as follows: 5.1) Improving the quality of nursing service; and 5.2) Being proud of self to complete research. 6. Several supports leading to R2R success consisted of six sub-themes as follows: 6.1) Building inspiration to conduct R2R; 6.2) Concentrating on R2R; 6.3) Managing time for R2R; 6.4) Working as an effective team; 6.5) Giving full support to R2R by a head nurse; and 6.6) Having hospital strategies that lead to R2R projects.


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Tipawan Theinsri, Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University

Student in Master of Nursing Science Program, Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

Areewan Oumtanee, Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University

Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok


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