International Research in Healthcare
Smith, Felicity; Francis, Sally-Anne; Schafheutle, Ellen
Felicity Smith - Professor of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, University of London, Sally-Anne Francis - Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, University of London, UK and Ellen Schafheutle - Research Fellow, University of Manchester, UK
Research across international borders presents challenges with the need to consider relevance of research objectives and feasibility of procedures in different settings while maintaining scientific integrity in terms of design, instruments and execution.
Personal accounts drawing on the experiences of researchers who have undertaken international projects illustrate the topics discussed.
International Research in Healthcare is an essential introductory textbook for postgraduate students and researchers thinking of undertaking a multi-center research project in health services, medicines use and professional practice. It is organized into chapters which, in a logical order, focus on each stage of the research process from preparatory work and setting up the project to analysis and dissemination of results.
This title is part of the ULLA Pharmacy Series – a new and innovative line of introductory textbooks on pharmaceutical science for students produced by the ULLA Consortium (European Consortium for Advanced Pharmaceutical Education and Research)
1. International Perspectives on Healthcare, Medicines Use and Professional Practice
2. Planning and Setting Up the Research
3. Ethics in International Research
4. Instrument Development and Validation
5. Sampling and Recruitment
6. Data Collection
7. Data Processing and Analysis
8. Dissemination, Project Conclusion and Final Thoughts
'This book provides a concise overview of the processes and challenges revolving around international research in healthcare, such as the impact of political cultural and economic differences.'
Wendy Chiang, PharmD Candidate (University of Oklahoma) Compounding This Week Newsletter. 30 July 2008