Risk of role confusion for nurse researchers: a reflective account

Nelson, Louise and Mee, Steve (2018) Risk of role confusion for nurse researchers: a reflective account. Nursing Times, 114 (2). pp. 43-46. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

For her PhD, a mental health nurse with 20 years’ experience conducted research to explore the experiences of service users undergoing crisis resolution home treatment (an approach used by mental health services for people who are going through a severe mental health crisis). Reflecting on her work during and after the research, she identified tensions between her roles as nurse and as researcher, and realised that there had been role confusion and overlap. In this article, she discusses the blurring of boundaries between clinical practice and research, and how to avoid this, preserve academic rigour and protect vulnerable research participants.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Nursing Times
Publisher: EMAP Publishing
ISSN: 0954-7762
Departments: Nursing, Health & Professional Practice (NHPP)
Additional Information: Louise Nelson is head of nursing, health and professional practice at the University of Cumbria, UK.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2017 10:21
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2018 10:33
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3131

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