Priority-Setting for Nursing Research in the Republic of China

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For which topic were research priorities identified?


In which location was the research priority setting conducted?

Asia - China

Why was it conducted at all?

In the Republic, to the best of our knowledge, there has been no systematic effort to set national nursing research priorities by involving practitioners and educators and asking for their ideas.

What was the objective?

to explore the thinking of many nurses about future high-priority nursing research and in so doing build commitment to scientific research

What was the outcome?

a ranking list of 148 research topics

How long did the research prioritization take?

1 day

Which methods were used to identify research priorities?


How were the priorities for research identified exactly?

Step 1: workshop: participants were asked to discuss the question: With limited funds available for nursing research, what research for which populations should be of highest priority? Given your understanding of Taiwan's health needs and problems, and the feasibility of doing meritorious research, describe the research you think should be of highest priority for clinical nursing, nursing education, or nursing management., total of 148 research priorities submitted. Step 2: data processing: content analysis, 65 topics for practice, 21 for nursing education and 62 for nursing management

Which stakeholders took part?

Nurses. 195 participants.

How were stakeholders recruited?

Participants were recruited via a conference on nursing management and research.

Were stakeholders actively involved or did they just participate?

Stakeholders were mere participants of the research prioritization process; they were not actively involved in the process.