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Research Ethics

Academic Pressure and Research Ethics at the Crossroads

Marilyn J. Hammer
ONF 2016, 43(1), 30-31 DOI: 10.1188/16.ONF.30-31

Healthcare professionals become research scientists to improve the health and well-being of humankind. Often stemming from clinical observations, the process of writing a proposal to investigate the problem, obtaining funding, conducting the study, and disseminating findings takes considerably longer than the expectations of productivity in grant funding and publishing manuscripts for faculty on a tenure track in academia. Application back into practice, which is the goal of research, and evaluation of improving patient care and outcomes take even longer.

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