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

M. Grant, P. Anderson, M. Ashley, G. Dean, B. Ferrell, M. Kagawa-Singer, G. Padilla, S. B. Robinson, L. Sarna

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1404-1412
Number of pages9
JournalOncology nursing forum
Volume25
Issue number8
StatePublished - Sep 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)

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    Grant, M., Anderson, P., Ashley, M., Dean, G., Ferrell, B., Kagawa-Singer, M., Padilla, G., Robinson, S. B., & Sarna, L. (1998). Developing a team for multicultural, multi-institutional research on fatigue and quality of life. Oncology nursing forum, 25(8), 1404-1412.