Enhancing collaborative practice-based research in an academic health science center

Lianne Jeffs, Beverly Bulmer, Maria Maione, Sharon Straus, Ella Ferris


Although there is a body of literature around discipline specific capacity building research, less is known empirically around collaborative practice-based research that involves different healthcare disciplines participating in research together in an interprofessional manner in Academic Health Science Centers (AHSCs). This paper provides an overview of results from the mixed methods study and the subsequent strategies one teaching hospital has implemented to enhance collaborative practice-based research. A mixed methods design with a cross-sectional survey design and focus groups/interviews with clinicians and administrators was used. Study participants reported the value of, their role, experience, and use of research in daily practice and recommendations to enhance collaborative practice-based research. Study findings elucidated the current state and strategies to enhance collaborative practice-based research at an AHSC. Engaging clinicians in collaborative practice-based research provides a strategic advantage and return on investment to achieve the tripartite mission.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v8n4p51

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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