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Oncol Nurs Forum. 1998 Sep;25(8):1404-12.

Developing a team for multicultural, multi-institutional research on fatigue and quality of life.

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Department of Nursing Research and Education, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES:

To describe the process of establishing a multisite team to conduct research with a multicultural focus on fatigue.

DATA SOURCES:

Articles, book chapters, personal experience.

DATA SYNTHESIS:

Teamwork facilitated development of a productive professional working group, sharing of resources, and data collection culminating in a research proposal for studying cancer-related fatigue in a multicultural population.

CONCLUSIONS:

Establishing a common goal by investing time, committing to the process, and establishing trust was the secret to effective team functioning.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE:

The prospect of multi-institutional collaboration has implications for oncology nurses in the areas of research and practice. Goals that could not be achieved easily in the setting of a single institution are reached more easily with multisite collaboration and teamwork.

PMID:
9766294
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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