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Conducting Research in Long-Term Care Settings / Edition 1

Conducting Research in Long-Term Care Settings / Edition 1

by Brenda Lewis Cleary PhD, RN, FAAN


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Nursing homes are rich repositories of data, yet are underutilized for controlled research studies. This book is a hands-on guide to conducting long-term care research in both nursing homes and home care settings. It offers an overview of possible research in the field along with practical information on how to gain access to and work with complex institutions that may not welcome change. The author also suggests the most effective research methodology for long-term care settings, and how to implement and disseminate successful research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826118950
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/04/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Brenda Lewis Clearly, PhD, RN, FAAN, received a BSN and MSN from Indiana University and a PhD in Nursing from The University of Texas at Austin. She has practiced as a gerontological clinical nurse specialist, in both primary and long-term care settings. Dr. Clearly was a co-investigator on a project entitled, "Management of Problems Associated with Dementia," funded through the National Institute on Aging. She is a past president of the Alzheimer's Association of Texas and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer's Association, Eastern NC Chapter. She is a Sigma Theta Tau Virginia Henderson fellow as well as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Until July of 1994, Dr. Clearly was Regional Dean and Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing where she received the Excellence in Teaching Award and the President's Academic Achievement Award. Other honors include the NC Nurses Association Nurse Researcher of the Year Award (1997), distinguished alumna awards from University of Texas at Austin and Indiana University Schools of Nursing, in 1998 and 1999 respectively, and recognition as being among the Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina (2000). She was a 2001 participant in Leadership America and a member of the 2002 cohort of Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows. She currently holds the position of Executive Director of the North Carolina Center for Nursing, a state funded agency committed to assuring nursing resources to meet the health-care needs of the citizens of North Carolina. Dr. Clearly served on the NC Long-Term Care Roundtable and currently serves on the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, both gubernatorial appointments.

Table of Contents

  1. Long Term Care in the United States
  2. The State of the Science of Long Term Care Research
  3. Ethical Issues in Long Term Care Research
  4. Issues of Research Design in Long Term Care
  5. Gaining Access for Research
  6. Implementing Nursing Home Research
  7. Dissemination of Findings

  8. References

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"The author suggests the most effective research methodology for long-term care settings, and how to implement and disseminate successful research."--Doody Enterprises, Inc.

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