Planning and conducting focus group research with nurses
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Planning and conducting focus group research with nurses

Maya Shaha Scientific collaborator, Department of Nursing Development and Research, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
Jennifer Wenzel Assistant professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore MD, United States
Elisabeth E Hill Assistant professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore MD, United States

Focus groups are increasingly popular in nursing research. However, proper care and attention are critical to their planning and conduct, particularly those involving nursing staff. This article uses data gleaned from prior research to address the complexities present in clinical settings when conducting focus groups with nurses. Applying their combined experiences of conducting studies with nursing staff, the authors present a data-derived approach to thorough preparation and successful implementation of focus group research, offering a unique contribution to the literature regarding this research strategy.

Nurse Researcher. 18, 2, 77-87. doi: 10.7748/nr2011.01.18.2.77.c8286

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