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clinical research

Research based mainly on observation of the patient rather than on laboratory work. It is often used to determine the safety and effectiveness of treatments, the natural history of disease, or the conditions that predispose to illness.
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"We have had this concept of a clinical research facility in the pipeline for quite a while," Swanson said in an interview.
The last section had 5 questions and two items regarding participants' opinions related to clinical research education and clinical research nursing.
IACRN organized in 2008 for the purpose of defining, validating, and advancing clinical research nursing as a specialty practice and to support the professional development of registered nurses who directly or indirectly impact the care of clinical research participants across all clinical specialties Current membership represents 11 countries on 4 continents.
As the next step, participants from this and last year's advanced training courses will be invited to apply for pilot funding to develop collaborative clinical research projects under mentorship guidance from experienced AHS clinical investigators.
The Masters in International Clinical Research and Technology was launched last year between Edinburgh Napier University and ClinTec International to support the development of clinical research staff throughout the world and has now been endorsed by the ATC.
Clinical research provides evidence about what works so treatments for patients can be improved.
Because the RCT informed consent process is complex, it is important to understand the experiences of clinical research nurses involved in the process.
Professor Anderson told OT: "The new Clinical Research Facility contains a huge array of the very latest ophthalmic imaging and diagnostic equipment, as well as technical and nursing support, and gives ophthalmic researchers the ability to mount large-scale clinical research projects in a spacious, purpose-built environment, in collaboration with researchers from other disciplines."
Sir Leonard Fenwick, chief executive of Newcastle Hospitals, said: "This serves to reinforce an already excellent track record of leading-edge clinical research."
Registering clinical research organisations would amount to recognising their " competence, capability and thereby giving legitimacy to them", experts felt.
What exactly is clinical research and what is its role in the healthcare sector?
The survey, conducted by One Poll, also found that 79 per cent thought it was important for the NHS to offer patients the opportunity to take part in suitable clinical research.

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