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Unit E3: Initiate and contribute to reserarch

E3.1 Identify and critically explore research themes and questions
E3.2 Develop research proposals, projects and programmes
E3.3 Collaborate and take a lead in research projects
E3.4 Disseminate research findings and good practice
A Standard for Research in Health Care Chaplaincy         (by Peter W Speck) 291KB
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  Element E3.1

Identify and critically explore research themes and questions

Performance Criteria

a. Research issues arising from practice and the health and social care context are discussed and debated among colleagues.

b. Critical Reviews of research literature are undertaken around identified themes and topics.

c. Results of existing research are critically examined and appraised in the context of health care Chaplaincy

d. Opportunities to attend and to participate in relevant research seminars, forums and conferences are identified and resources secured.

e. Emerging research themes and topics are consistent with the aims of the Chaplaincy service.

f. Research themes and questions are prioritised according to their clinical relevance, the strategy of the Chaplaincy service and the objectives of the NHS.


Range

Literature: Academic peer-reviewed journals, evidence-based guidelines.

Subjects: Pastoral Care, Pastoral & Practical Theology, Religion, Spirituality, Counselling, Bereavement, Ethics, Sociology, Psychology, Psychiatry, Healthcare, Medicine, Research Methods

Practice: Pastoral Care, Formal Counselling, Therapy,


Underpinning Knowledge

a. Range and extent of relevant literature.

b. Literature search methods and resources.

c. Research activities of Chaplaincy, health care and associated academic communities.

d. Critical reading and understanding of research papers.

e. Research techniques and methodology (basic level)

f. Statistical techniques and applications (basic level)

g. Aims of the Chaplaincy service.

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  Element E3.2

Develop research proposals, projects and programmes

Performance Criteria:

a. Research issues are refined and focused into specific research questions or hypotheses.

b. Potential research designs and methods are identified and assessed for their applicability, reliability and validity in relation to the research question.

c. Specialist advice and opinion is sought where necessary on statistics, methodology, governance and ethics.

d. Full research proposals are developed and written in a recognised format and to comply with research governance requirements.

e. Research proposals are discussed and evaluated in relevant peer review forums in the Chaplaincy and health care community.

f. Research programmes are developed to provide a systematic framework for the contribution of individual projects.

g. Funding opportunities are identified to support research proposals
Range

Literature: Academic peer-reviewed journals, DoH Research Governance Framework, COREC Guidelines, Research Methods Texts, Calls for funding and grant awarding schemes

Subjects: Pastoral Care, Pastoral & Practical Theology, Religion, Spirituality, Counselling, Bereavement, Ethics, Sociology, Psychology, Psychiatry, Healthcare, Medicine, Research Methods, Research ethics and governance

Practice: Consultation and peer review, writing and presentation of research proposals and protocols


Underpinning Knowledge

a. Research protocol design

b. Research techniques and methodology (intermediate level)

c. Statistical techniques and applications (intermediate level)

d. Research governance policy & procedure

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  Element E3.3

Collaborate and take a lead in research projects

Performance Criteria:

a. Opportunities are identified to collaborate with research active colleagues.

b. Research proposals are submitted to and approved by relevant peer review and research ethics committee(s).

c. Resources required to undertake research projects are identified and obtained in collaboration with associated researchers

d. Research proposals are registered with the relevant research department

e. Research projects are undertaken, project managed and monitored within a recognised research governance framework.


Range

Literature: COREC Guidelines, Local Research protocols and policy, Directories of Grant Making Bodies & Funding Agencies, Research texts

Subjects: Research Governance, applying for funding, conducting research, data collection and analysis

Practice: Completing application forms, project planning and management, collection and analysis of data


Underpinning knowledge

Research governance policy & procedure.

a. Research funding bodies and the application process.

b. Health & Safety requirements

c. Research protocols

d. Data collection techniques

e. Data analysis methods

f. Intellectual property rights

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  ElementE3.4

Disseminate research findings and good practice

Performance Criteria:

a. Data from the research is analysed and considered in terms of its significance, representativeness, reliability, validity and limitations.

b. A written report of the research project and its findings is produced

c. The implications of the research findings for Chaplaincy and health care practice are identified and discussed

d. Opportunities for the presentation of research findings, and evidence of good practice, are identified and resources secured to enable attendance at meetings, conferences and research forums

e. Papers are submitted for publication of research findings in peer reviewed journals and other appropriate periodicals

f. Proposals are made for the dissemination of research findings through other media and in other forms.


Range

Literature: Academic peer-reviewed journals, academic text book publishers, the media services

Subjects: Pastoral care, spiritual and religious needs, patient groups and conditions, theology, healthcare, research design

Practice: Writing abstracts, papers, designing posters, conference and workshop presentations


Underpinning knowledge

a. How to write an abstract or paper for a peer-reviewed journal, non-academic publication, seminar or conference

b. Requirements for academic manuscripts and relevant journal house styles

c. Intellectual property rights

d. Public speaking and presentation skills

e. Knowledge of the media


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