Online exclusive: functional integration of nursing research into a pediatric oncology cooperative group: finding common ground.

Pamela S. Hinds, Christina Baggott, Joetta DeSwarte-Wallace, Marilyn Dodd, Joan Haase, Marilyn Hockenberry, Casey Hooke, Patsy McGuire Cullen, Ida Moore, Lona Roll, Kathy Ruccione

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Abstract

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To provide a brief description of the historic role of nursing and nursing research in the culture of previous pediatric oncology cooperative groups and compare the research language used in cooperative groups with the language used in nursing research. DATA SOURCES: Published empirical, clinical, and methodologic reports. DATA SYNTHESIS: The culture and language of nursing research differ from those of medical research and the pediatric oncology cooperative group, the Children's Oncology Group (COG). Different approaches exist to integrate nursing research priorities into the priorities of COG, including freestanding protocols, companion protocols, and research objectives included in therapeutic protocols. CONCLUSIONS: Full integration of nursing research into COG is feasible but dependent on recognition of cultural and language differences among researchers. Integration will be demonstrated by the number of concepts and protocols contributed to or developed by active nurses in COG. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING: Significant advances exist for nurses conducting research in COG. These research efforts are facilitated by a familiarity with the science language used by other disciplines in COG and an understanding of COG's research processes. Increased interdisciplinary scientific collaborations involving nurses in COG particularly benefit pediatric patients with cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E121-126
JournalOncology nursing forum
Volume30
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)

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    Hinds, P. S., Baggott, C., DeSwarte-Wallace, J., Dodd, M., Haase, J., Hockenberry, M., Hooke, C., McGuire Cullen, P., Moore, I., Roll, L., & Ruccione, K. (2003). Online exclusive: functional integration of nursing research into a pediatric oncology cooperative group: finding common ground. Oncology nursing forum, 30(6), E121-126.