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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 203-204
Promoting research and development activities in new public nursing institutes: A concept


Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand

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Wiwanitkit V. Promoting research and development activities in new public nursing institutes: A concept. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:203-4

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Wiwanitkit V. Promoting research and development activities in new public nursing institutes: A concept. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Dec 15];9:203-4. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2016/9/3/203/179116
Dear Sir,

To “produce” the new public health personnel is an important process in public health management. It is the role of the institute or the university to set the curriculum, teach, and produce new personnel. Nevertheless, the important function of a high education institute is research and development. Research and development is usually the main determinant in university accreditation. How to promote research and development activity in a new institute is usually an interesting question. Here, the author would like to share the idea and experience in promoting research and development activities in new public nursing institutes. As a new institute, there are both pro and con aspects. On the plus side, a new institute has active, new staff that can easily work hard in research and development activities. On the downside, a new institute usually lacks funds, instruments, and connections. How to manage the situation is the big challenge. Step-by-step, the author introduced a a three-phase project for promoting research and development activities which might be applicable in any new public health institute. The first step is to adjust the basic ability and create the new research work for routine work (R2R). The R2R job promotion can successfully create a basic research for presentation and publication. The use of R2R model as the starting point is useful. The present model is also supported by the previous report by Purcell et al.[1] Purcell et al. also noted that “mentorship programs have the potential to facilitate increased and more successful integration of evidence-based interventions into practice.”[1] In the second phase, the implementation of the training for research proposal writing and research publication is done to promote the non-R2R output. Finally, the third step consists of support on necessary aspects (language editing, statistics editing, reference editing, and content editing). This can help upgrade the output into an international level. As noted by Siriwardhana et al. on promoting research activities in developing countries, “a combined, decisive effort is needed to bridge the gap between research activity and reporting in resource-poor settings.”[2] Of interest, the whole process can be implemented and could be successful within a 1-3 year period. Indeed, the support towards publication, especially for cost, is the big issue in promoting research activities.

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1.
Purcell EP, Mitchell C, Celestin MD, Evans KR, Haynes V, McFall A, et al. Research to reality (R2R) mentorship program: Building partnership, capacity, and evidence. Health Promot Pract 2013;14:321-7.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Siriwardhana C. Promotion and reporting of research from resource-limited settings. Infect Dis (Auckl) 2015;8:25-9.  Back to cited text no. 2
    

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Viroj Wiwanitkit
Prof. Viroj Wiwanitkit, Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.179116

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