Capacity building: A concept analysis of the term applied to research

Condell, Sarah L. and Begley, Cecily (2007) Capacity building: A concept analysis of the term applied to research. pp. 268-275. ISSN 13227114

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Recent policy developments in Ireland have led to a focus on research capacity building as a means of consolidating nurse and midwifery education in the Irish academic setting. This follows similar initiatives in the United Kingdom and Australia. However, sparse literature and a lack of clarity of the term ‘research capacity building’ leads to some confusion. A concept analysis using Rodgers' framework was conducted. The literature examined included ‘grey’ literature, policy documents and indexed papers across a range of disciplines, derived from CINAHL/PubMed searches. The concept of research capacity building was deemed to imply a funded, dynamic intervention operationalized through a range of foci and levels to augment ability to achieve objectives in the research field over the long-term, with aspects of social change as an ultimate outcome. This is presented as an interim statement because of the evolutionary nature of the concept and the limitations of the exercise. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of International Journal of Nursing Practice is the property of Wiley-Blackwell and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Additional Information: Condell, Sarah L. 1; Email Address: Begley, Cecily 2; Affiliation: 1: Doctoral Student, Trinity College Dublin and Research Development Officer, National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery, Dublin, Ireland 2: Chair of Nursing and Midwifery/Director, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland; Source Info: Oct2007, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p268; Subject Term: NURSING; Subject Term: MEDICAL research; Subject Term: MIDWIFERY -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: MEDICAL care; Subject Term: IRELAND; Author-Supplied Keyword: capacity building; Author-Supplied Keyword: concept analysis; Author-Supplied Keyword: nursing research; Author-Supplied Keyword: research capacity; Number of Pages: 8p; Illustrations: 3 Charts; Document Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: NURSING; MEDICAL research; MIDWIFERY -- Study & teaching; MEDICAL care; IRELAND; capacity building; concept analysis; nursing research; research capacity
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