Pre conference workshop
Pre conference workshops were organized by Manipal College of Nursing Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal on 23rd January 2015 at Fortune Inn Valley View Manipal as a part of International Conference on ‘Evidence Informed Practice: An Approach to Healthcare Reform’ on 24th& 25th January 2015 at Dr. T.M.A. Pai Hall, KMC, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.
January 23, 2015
Workshop on Research Methods was conducted for Principals and Professors in The Akash Hall, Fortune Inn Valley View, Manipal. The sessions were taken by international speaker Dr. Denise F. Poli, Professor, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Queensland Australia and author of the book ‘Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice.’
Session started with Introduction and Welcome address by Dean and Director of Nursing Education, Manipal Academy of Higher Education. The Master of ceremony for the workshop was Dr Elsa Sanatombi Devi, Professor, Manipal College of Nursing Manipal.
She has taken the sessions on:
• Challenges and opportunities for the next generation of nurse researchers
• New challenges in measurement: The measurement of change
• The challenge of developing and testing complex nursing interventions
• Challenges in qualitative and mixed methods research.
In her talk she emphasised during her speech that “Nurses need to look into new opportunities but not forgetting its challenges. Mixed method as of today is gaining its biggest interest. Innovation is buzz word today as funding agencies have a lot to support for the momentous change”
She also told that that Systematic review, which will bring change in the evidence based practices. She also affirmed that clinical significance or importance as the foremost in change measurement strategies.
“Qualitative research can lead to into quite important ventures through rich narrative materials using a flexible research design. Credibility, dependability, conformability, transferability and authenticity is the key to trustworthy research”
Programme was attended by 38 national and international delegates who appreciated the workshop as extremely useful.
Another workshop on Systematic Reviews was conducted at Utsav Hall, Fortune Inn Valley View, Manipal, which was a parallel session. The speaker for the workshop was Dr. Kader Parahoo, Professor, Institute of Nursing and Health Research University of Ulster Colraine, Northern Ireland and author of the book ‘Nursing Research: Principles, Process and Issues.’ Session started with Introduction and Welcome address by given by Associate Dean. Master of ceremony for the workshop was Dr Baby S Nayak, Professor, Manipal College of Nursing Manipal.
He has taken a very informative sessions on the following sessions:
• Introduction to systematic reviews & Formulating systematic review questions
• Setting inclusion and exclusion criteria
• Searching and selecting the evidence
• Appraising the evidence & Analysis and synthesize of the evidence.
• Concluding and making recommendations.
In his talk he taught on formulating systematic review questions and selecting evidence with the help of group work. “Previous reviews will give more ideas” said the speaker. The whole workshop was a group work. Programme was attended by 29 national and international delegates who appreciated the workshop.