Wslhd Service Agreement
Between November 2016 and January 2017, a survey was conducted among all health professionals (health care workers, care and related nurses) working within WSLHD. WSLHD is a public health organization that cares for approximately one million people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, where, at the end of 2016, approximately 7150 health professionals were employed (approximately 968 sanitized health professionals, 4,100 nurses/nurses and 2,079 health professionals). Health professionals working in organizations such as hospitals are able to conduct research to support service delivery and their own professional development. Research is the basis for evidence-based guidelines that inform all health care professionals about clinical practices and informed decision-making. However, there may be gaps in the ability to conduct research in different occupations. In this study, health experts were interviewed at a large municipal teaching hospital in Sydney, Australia, to assess research capacity, facilitators and barriers to research. Perceived research capabilities were very different in the areas of health, care and medicine. Health and health care professionals had reduced confidence in many aspects of research in relation to health professionals, including collecting research funds, submitting ethics applications, writing publications and dusting colleagues on research. The results of this study can be used to tailor staff planning and training to address these gaps and meet the individual needs of each profession. The research culture and capacity of health professionals were assessed using a battery of 51 elements in three areas: the individual level (14 points); Team level (19 points) and organization (18 points) using the previously validated RCCT18. The RCCT questions invite participants to self-assess research skills and support the writing of research protocols, literature review skills, the availability of research software and data analysis skills. Respondents were asked to rank their level of agreement with each item or statement in the range of 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest capacity or lowest success and 10 powerful abilities or successes to that item or statement.
In general, respondents assessed their own level of qualification or success or assessed the support of the team or organization for the provision of appropriate training and research infrastructure. The CCCT also invited respondents to identify their perceived barriers or motivations for conducting research. The online responses were collected by REDCap and exported for statistical analysis in IBM SPSS V24 software (IBM SPSS, 2017). A minimal set of data was required to be included in the analysis. Respondents were asked to identify their profession and answer at least one question with an answer between 1 and 10 in the „individual,“ „team“ or „organization“ questionnaires. If all responses were uncertain or remained empty, respondents were excluded. Health professions were categorized into three groups (health, nursing and medicine) based on their response to the main occupation in WSLHD (dentists were classified as medical and oral health technicians were classified as allied health professionals). Age groups have been reduced to three categories: under 35, 35 to 54 and 55.
The diplomas were divided into three categories: bachelor`s level, postgraduate level and graduate after research (HDR). The workplace was limited to two categories: hospital group (including Westmead, Blacktown, Auburn and Mt Druitt hospitals, and those who worked in several hospitals within WSLHD) and health services group (mental health, municipal health and public health services).