Developing Priorities for Neonatal Nursing Research

Invitation to participate in Survey

Global Priorities for Neonatal Nursing Research.  This is the first opportunity of Neonatal Nurses to identify the most important future research topics.  We understand that that the priorities will differ within and between countries, both developing and developed, and we look forward to your responses.  The survey is open to all those nurses caring for babies and will take less than 5 minutes to complete.  There are two sections.  The first one is demographics.  The second one is about research priorities.  Please go to Section 1.

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* 1. In What Country are you currently working?

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* 2. What town/city are you working?

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* 3. How many years have you worked with newborn infants?

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* 4. Which of the following best describes your current position?  (tick all the boxes that apply to you.  If your job title is not listed please tick other and describe your job title)

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* 5. In which setting/region is your work place located?

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* 6. Which best describes the setting where you care for newborn infants?

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* 7. How many sick or premature babies are cared for in your nursery/unit each year?

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* 8. How many nurses are employed in your nursery/unit/

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* 9. Do nurses undertake (do) research or quality improvement in your hospital/organisation?

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* 10. What do you consider to be the most important areas for research investigation looking forward?  Rank from most important (1) to least important (8).  The first group of priorities relate to improving clinical care of newborns.

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* 11. What do you consider to be the most important areas for research investigation looking forward?  Please rank most important (1) to least important (8).    The second group of priorities related to the management and long-term outcomes of neonates. 

Thank you for your time and support!

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