Perspectives: Nurses in care homes as advisors in research: benefits for all?

Chapman-Wright, Julia, Parnell, Sally-Ann, Birt, Linda, Bunn, Diane and Lane, Kathleen (2022) Perspectives: Nurses in care homes as advisors in research: benefits for all? Journal of Research in Nursing, 27 (4). pp. 401-405. ISSN 1744-9871

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Patient and public involvement (PPI) is held as best practice in health and social care research. This is based on the premise that public insights will enable researchers to understand more diverse experiences and so help ensure the research is appropriate for practice (Dudley et al., 2015). In this Perspectives piece, we explore inherent tensions that may arise when nurses take part in public involvement activities which relate to their professional roles. The accounts described here are drawn from the experiences of two care-home nurses who took part in a public involvement advisory group within a research study exploring the mental wellbeing and resilience of care-home nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic (the ‘THRIVE’ study1). Nurses’ reflective accounts are supported by the researchers’ theoretical reasoning for involving care-home nurses in PPI activity. First, we explain the nature of PPI in the THRIVE study, then the nurses provide first-person accounts of their experiences before we draw general conclusions that may be applicable to all nurses considering PPI roles in research.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by Funded by a grant from the Burdett Trust for Nursing. DB and LBs time is also supported by the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East of England. This is a summary of research supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration East of England. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care
Uncontrolled Keywords: research and theory ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2900/2922
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2022 09:32
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 09:31
DOI: 10.1177/17449871221103839

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