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Embedding research in clinical practice: differences in attitudes to research participation among clinicians in a tertiary teaching hospital

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  • S. P. Paget,

    Corresponding author
    1. The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    2. Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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      Simon P. Paget, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, Sydney NSW 2145, Australia.

      Email: simon.paget@health.nsw.gov.au

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  • K. J. Lilischkis,

    1. The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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  • A. M. Morrow,

    1. The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    2. Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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  • P. H. Y. Caldwell

    1. The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    2. Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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  • Funding: None.
  • Conflict of interest: None.

Abstract

Despite a drive to increase research in healthcare settings, clinician participation in research remains infrequent. This paper describes an online survey comparing attitudes with research participation among clinicians (doctors, nurses and allied health professionals) at an Australian tertiary children's hospital. Differences between professional groups support the existence of different professional cultures surrounding research, suggesting that multiple strategies are required to improve participation in research.

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