RESEARCHER EDUCATION PROGRAM
PRACTICE INQUIRY ONLINE DROP-IN The Practice Inquiry Online Drop-In sessions were popular in 2021. These sessions were held via Skype and were attended by 110 attendees in 2021. The sessions are designed to support nursing and midwifery researchers and provide opportunity to discuss research ideas or concerns, for nurses and midwives to present research outcomes, share research resources and networking.
THE HEALTH INFORMATICS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM The COVID-19 pandemic presented significant challenges due to clinical demands and social distancing practices. The Health Informatics Mentorship Program was developed by Professor Fry and supported through a grant from the NSW Ministry of Health Nursing and Midwifery Office. The program was designed to build novice clinicians’ confidence to translate research evidence into practice and strengthen skills and confidence to pursue evidence based practice research. The participants were exposed to a range of activities to support the development of clinical leadership including project management, and collecting and exploring clinical data, grant writing, and ethics applications. The program supported research training to develop skills and capacity to undertake rigorous enquiry into practice. The following NSLHD nurses and midwives were awarded scholarships to undertake The Health Informatics Mentorship Program in 2021: Soo Cho –Clinical Nurse Specialist, Ryde Hospital Anusha Ghimire –Acting Nurse Educator, Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Shin Hwa Kang-Breen –Nurse Practitioner, Ryde Hospital Emily MacNaught –Acting Clinical Nurse Consultant, Royal North Shore Hospital Alexandra McDonald –Clinical Nurse Consultant, Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Alison Partyka –Clinical Nurse Consultant, Royal North Shore Hospital Laura Shanahan –Clinical Nurse Educator, Royal North Shore Hospital Grace Ye Eun Song –Clinical Nurse Consultant, Hornsby Hospital Sue Stanek –Clinical Midwifery Specialist, Hornsby Hospital Heather Thom –Clinical Nurse Consultant, Royal North Shore Hospital Viviana Vinas –Acting Clinical Nurse Educator, Royal North Shore Hospital Sarah Woodbridge –Clinical Nurse Consultant, Royal North Shore Hospital
CLINICAL RESEARCHER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
The program involved five two-hour workshops delivered to 138 participants throughout 2021. Participants included nursing, midwifery, allied health, medical, and pharmacy staff across the LHD. In addition, sessions were conducted for the University of Technology Sydney and The University of Sydney. • Translating research into practice • Exploring the research question and research design
• Research methods and data collection • Exploring data –qualitative data analysis • Writing reports and publishing your work
RESEARCH MASTER CLASSES A total of 192 participants attended these master classes in 2021. Participants included nursing, midwifery, allied health, medical, pharmacy and administrative staff across the LHD. In addition, sessions were conducted for the University of Technology Sydney and The University of Sydney. • Translating Evidence into Practice: Critical Appraisal • How to Perform a Systematic Review • EndNote and Creating Professional Documents in Word • NVivo • Data Mining and Analysis Using Excel
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