Epworth Healthcare: Centre for Clinical Research Nursing
The Centre for Clinical Research Nursing is a partnership between Deakin University and Epworth Healthcare. It is located in the Epworth Centre on the ground floor of the Erin Street building of the Epworth Hospital, Richmond Campus.
The Centre is led by Professor Mari Botti and supported by Research Fellows, multidisciplinary clinicians, nurse researchers, and higher degree research students (Honours, Masters, PhD).
Deakin University's partnership with Epworth Healthcare provides clinical research opportunities across a variety of acute and sub-acute health care settings. This collaborative partnership between a healthcare and tertiary sector provides a unique setting for students seeking clinically focussed research training or participation in multidisciplinary research across acute, rehabilitation and community contexts. Epworth clinical staff are encouraged and supported to be actively involved in the process of inquiry and research programs. The Centre has a research agenda that specialises in developing and implementing evidence for nursing practice to enhance quality and safety in the delivery of health care. In particular, the research program is currently evaluating the impact of models of nursing care delivery on health outcomes, medication quality and safety issues, and the impact of emerging technologies on patients and carers.
Epworth Healthcare/Centre for Clinical Research Nursing will be recognised nationally and internationally as a leader in collaborative clinical research to enhance health outcomes through an evidence based approach to improve quality and safety in the delivery of clinical care.
The Centre lead research to improve health outcomes across acute and sub-acute health care settings through multidisciplinary research that focuses on enhanced quality and safety in the delivery of evidence based clinical care.
The centre's research will advance nursing practice and promote critical thinking and leadership skills in research students and clinicians by supporting multidisciplinary collaborative research.
The goals of the Centre are to grow expertise in clinical research by:
- conducting a clinically based research program that focuses on enhanced patient
outcomes through examining quality, safety and risk management in the delivery of evidence based clinical care
- fostering development opportunities for nursing research students
- providing an environment that promotes excellence in clinical research
- supporting collaborative, multidisciplinary research between Deakin University and Epworth Healthcare