Practitioner Research in Health Care

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Jan Reed, Sue Procter
Chapman & Hall, 1995 - Medical - 208 pages
Practitioner Research in Health Care is concerned with this developing field of research. It meets an increasing demand for a research methodology text which recognises the particular problems and issues of health care practitioners researching their own practice. The advantages and problems of 'insider knowledge', the characteristics of research roles and relationships, and how these can be integrated with practitioner responsibilities, are discussed. Examples are used to illustrate these issues.

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Contents

Practitioner research in context
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Practitioner knowledge in practitioner research
46
The contribution of inductive and deductive theory to
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Jan Reed (PhD, Nursing, Newcastle) is Professor of Health Care for Older People and Director of the Center for the Care of Older People at Northumbria University. Reed has been a lecturer and researcher since 1987, teaching nurses, social workers and other professionals in research methods and reflective practice, from undergraduate to post-doctoral levels. Currently, she is supervising 8 PhD students. 5 of whom are using Appreciative Inquiry as a research framework. She has examined 12 PhD theses, in the fields of health, social care, social science and education. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Reed has written and published extensively. She has published 60 journal papers, 10 research reports and 5 books (2 edited and 3 authored). In addition, she has edited two academic journals (Health Care in Later Life Edward Arnold, International Journal of Older People Nursing, Blackwell) and has been a paper reviewer for a range of journals including Social Science and Medicine and Health and Social Care the Community. She has also acted as a proposal reviewer for a range of funders, including the Department of health and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in the UK.

Proctor is affiliated with the University of Northumbria, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

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