Meet Me at the Crossroads: Clinical Research Engages Practitioners, Educators, Students, and Patients

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  • Lora Humphrey Beebe PhD, PMHNP-BC,

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    1. Lora Humphrey Beebe, PhD, PMHNP-BC, is Associate Professor, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Kathy Smith, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Jackie Davis, RN,C, is an Integrated Service Team Coordinator, The Helen Ross McNabb Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Marian Roman, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; and Renee Burke, MSN, is a Doctoral Candidate, University Of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
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  • Kathy Smith PhD, RN,

    1. Lora Humphrey Beebe, PhD, PMHNP-BC, is Associate Professor, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Kathy Smith, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Jackie Davis, RN,C, is an Integrated Service Team Coordinator, The Helen Ross McNabb Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Marian Roman, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; and Renee Burke, MSN, is a Doctoral Candidate, University Of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
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  • Jackie Davis RN,C,

    1. Lora Humphrey Beebe, PhD, PMHNP-BC, is Associate Professor, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Kathy Smith, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Jackie Davis, RN,C, is an Integrated Service Team Coordinator, The Helen Ross McNabb Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Marian Roman, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; and Renee Burke, MSN, is a Doctoral Candidate, University Of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
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  • Marian Roman PhD, RN,

    1. Lora Humphrey Beebe, PhD, PMHNP-BC, is Associate Professor, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Kathy Smith, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Jackie Davis, RN,C, is an Integrated Service Team Coordinator, The Helen Ross McNabb Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Marian Roman, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; and Renee Burke, MSN, is a Doctoral Candidate, University Of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
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  • Renee Burke MSN

    1. Lora Humphrey Beebe, PhD, PMHNP-BC, is Associate Professor, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Kathy Smith, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Jackie Davis, RN,C, is an Integrated Service Team Coordinator, The Helen Ross McNabb Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Marian Roman, PhD, RN, is Associate Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; and Renee Burke, MSN, is a Doctoral Candidate, University Of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
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  • Conflict of Interest Statement

  • The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interest. No external or intramural funding was received.

Author contact:lbeebe1@utk.edu, with a copy to the Editor: gpearson@uchc.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:  Many nurse researchers struggle to communicate the relevance of their work to colleagues in education and clinical practice, while making research “come alive” for graduate and undergraduate students. Last and most important, clinical research must be understandable and meaningful to the participants.

DESIGN AND METHODS:  Randomized trial.

FINDINGS:  In this article, nurses in each of these roles review the same research project through their unique lens, discussing their unique project roles, highlighting multiple meanings and exploring implications.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS:  We call for nurses in multiple roles to consider the meanings of research from multiple perspectives and to communicate research findings in a manner understandable to all stakeholders.

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