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Brouwer, Rebecca Namenek; Deeter, Christine; Hannah, Deborah; Ainsworth, Terry; Mullen, Catherine; Hames, Betsy; Gaudaur, Heather; McKellar, Tara; Snyder, Denise C. – Journal of Research Administration, 2017
The field of clinical research has changed considerably in the past 20 years. As the work in this realm has come to embody far more than the pursuit of improved patient care, this has meant that staff supporting the research are asked to take on additional responsibilities, learn new processes, and be continuously educated on modernized policies…
Descriptors: Competence, Medical Research, Patients, Health Services
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Joyce, Jeffrey N. – Journal of Research Administration, 2013
Independent academic medical centers (IAMC) are challenged to develop and support a research enterprise and maintain primary goals of healthcare delivery and financial solvency. Strategies for promoting translational research have been shown to be effective at institutions in the top level of federal funding, but not for smaller IAMCs. The…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Hospitals, Research, Sustainability
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Burge, Donna M.; Sullivan, Shelia Cox – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
The article describes the potent impact of nursing research in shaping and implementing current healthcare trends. Further, the article provides contextual information relevant to the historical development of nursing science from Florence Nightingale forward while marking milestones of achievement in nursing research endeavors and subsequent…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Nurses, Nursing Research, Nursing Education
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Warren, Rueben C.; Gabriele, Edward F. – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
During the course of the last century, a number of historical instances of unethical human research have occurred, and risen to the forefront of the social imagination. The atrocities of the European and Pacific Holocausts, the tragic 1932-1972 United States Public Health Service Syphilis Studies at Tuskegee, concomitant with the 1946-48 unethical…
Descriptors: Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Public Health, Ethics
Gabriele, Edward F. – Journal of Research Administration, 2011
In the last decades there has arisen a greater awareness of the ever present need for critical academic reflection on the nature of ethics leadership and committees in research, healthcare, and organizational systems. Yet what is meant by ethics itself? How is ethics understood as a historical phenomenon? What challenges must ethics leaders face…
Descriptors: Ethics, Leadership, Self Concept, Reputation
Gabriele, Edward – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
Leadership is a multifaceted construct. It requires mentoring as a lifelong experience. Leadership is not an isolated phenomenon, but an activity completely interrelated with those one leads. It can never be separated from its essential community or organizational context. This makes the experience of mentoring all the more critical. Adding yet to…
Descriptors: Leadership, Mentors, Health Services, Organizational Culture
Perkins, Mary; Bauld, Linda; Langley, David – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
The Department of Health in England released a new health research strategy in 2006 with far-reaching implications for both health research and research management. The explicit policy shift is towards centres of excellence and away from historical block allocations of funding to National Health Service (NHS) healthcare organisations--with these…
Descriptors: Health Services, Research Administration, Foreign Countries, Grants
Mazonde, Isaac N. – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
This prelude reflects upon the international ethics conference that was held from December 6-9, 2009, at the University of Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana. Seeking international partners and then forging mutually viable and effectively working links with them is the life blood of a university in a developing country. This partnering is necessary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Health Services, Medicine
Ndebele, Paul – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
The International Ethics Conference held at the University of Botswana from 6-10 December 2009 brought together over 250 delegates, speakers, and other participants from a wide range of disciplines. The theme of the conference, "Retrieving the Human Face of Science: Understanding Ethics and Integrity in Healthcare, Medicine and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Conferences (Gatherings), Health Services
Phuma, Ellemes – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
In this text, Ellemes Phuma, shares her experience and the benefits she derived from the International Ethics Conference held at the University of Botswana (UB). As a graduate student in nursing at that university, she provides her perspective on professional responsibility, compassionate healthcare, and the ethical role that healthcare…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Health Services, Medicine
DeMonaco, Harold J.; Koski, Greg – Journal of Research Administration, 2007
The role of new technology in healthcare continues to expand from both the clinical and financial perspectives. Despite the importance of innovation, most academic medical centers do not have a clearly defined process for technology assessment. Recognizing the importance of new drugs, diagnostics and procedures in the care of patients and in the…
Descriptors: Health Services, Influence of Technology, Innovation, Technological Advancement