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Building research capacity in the allied health professions

Pickstone, C., Nancarrow, S., Cooke, J., Vernon, W., Mountain, G., Boyce, R. A. and Campbell, J. (2008) Building research capacity in the allied health professions. Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice. 4(1), pp. 53-68. 1774-2648.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: This article discusses research capacity building and its relevance for health practitioners using allied health professionals (AHPs) as a case example. Allied health professionals is a term used to represent a diverse group of health workers, each with a discrete clinical focus, whose needs for research capacity building are likely to be similar to one another and to other medical and nursing professions. The work of AHPs challenges many current research paradigms being complex and multidisciplinary in nature, often delivered in community settings and focusing on holistic outcomes. This article examines some of the current drivers in the healthcare context and highlights tensions for AHPs in developing their research base in basic science and applied health research. The authors argue for a strategic approach to research capacity building and examine the implications of current policy initiatives for AHP roles and activity in research. The importance of a sustained approach to capacity building is underscored
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R690 Medicine as a profession. Physicians > R697 Allied health professionals
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
Creators: Pickstone, Caroline, Nancarrow, Susan, Cooke, Jo, Vernon, Wesley, Mountain, Gail, Boyce, Rosalie A and Campbell, Jackie
Publisher: Policy Press
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Health & Society
Date: January 2008
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 53-68
Journal or Publication Title: Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Language: English
ISSN: 1774-2648
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
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