HLTEN514B Apply Research Within A Contemporary Health Environment


a)Describe the role of the members of the healthcare team in the research process

b. Identify one area of healthcare where research has had a positive impact on practice.

c.Reflect on your experience in the healthcare industry and identify one area that you believe research could help improve practice.

Data storage and ethics

What data storage requirements are there for researchers?

Only ethics approval can be obtained for human research.

This article outlines the responsibilities of researchers to obtain ethics committee approval.

Certain issues can arise when research involves certain types of participants.

Three of these categories are listed below.

Find the primary research article (follow the link).

Write a summary of your research.

Method/s for data collection


Any age or gender issue

Any religious or cultural issues


Research is the process of gathering data to understand, predict, or explain a phenomenon.

Research is crucial because doctors can develop new treatment methods through research.

It is through research that new medicines, new methods, and better healthcare services are discovered.

The research gives doctors and nurses an opportunity to adopt new technology and learn how to treat different diseases (Steinwachs and Hughes, 2008).

In modern healthcare, research is essential for providing quality services to patients.

Part A

A team is essential for effective research.

Each member of the team is important for research because they are given different roles to ensure that all areas of the process are covered.

These people are necessary to conduct research that is effective: Facilitator/mentors; team leaders; staff nurse participants; administrative staffs. Each member has equal responsibilities.

Australia’s healthcare has been a top priority due to its urgency.

A lot of research has been done in order to improve the quality of health care services.

Telehealth services have really made a difference.

The patient can communicate online with their doctor via telehealth services. This allows them to have a conversation from consultation to treatment.

This technology is especially helpful for those in remote and rural areas.

Medical research exists because of the need to improve health care and provide new skills to ensure better outcomes.

The purpose of health research is to find new treatments or better alternatives to existing medications.

(Curtis, & Drennan, j 2013 Research can improve healthcare. Patients with chronic diseases or conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, cancer, blood pressure, and other conditions can improve their health by adopting a positive attitude, taking their medications, living a healthy lifestyle, and eating well regardless of their condition.

Patients with chronic conditions can find better alternative treatments and medications to manage their condition (Dickson, & Thomson).

For example, the mortality rate has decreased with the help of the latest technology in treating cancer.

Technology has been improved on the treatment and prevention of cancer through research (McCormack 2017).

It has been proven that hospitals where research is conducted have higher rates of patients being cured than institutions without it.

It is crucial to improve the delivery of health services in a country through research.

Part B.

Ethics and data storage


You should store data in a way that restricts access to other institutions, except the ones who have the authority to do so.

It is important that data files can be linked, but they should be kept separately so that only authorized researchers can link them.

This is to protect the security of data (Stevens, 2013).

The approval of the Human Research Ethics Committee can allow human research to be carried out.

HREC, an Australian important system, provides ethical oversight for human research.

Researchers are responsible for gaining approval from the ethics committee. Researchers design a research project, fill out the human research application form, then the supervisors sign the application documents. They take responsibility for all aspects of project. Documents are then submitted the Human Research Ethics Office (HERO), which signs to approve the submission.

After receiving the application, the HERO confirms receipt and sends a correspondence to the chief investigator. Finally the HERO coordinates the review of and approval of the ethics request.

There are three types of participants.

Pregnant women, and the human fetus

People with mental illness, cognitive impairment or intellectual disability

Persons who depend heavily on medical care may not have the ability to consent.

Part C

Literature Review

This research addresses issues that result from nurses not being able to deal with early signs or symptoms of disease before they become serious.

The research objectives were to assess the ability of respondents to spot abnormalities in respiratory, heart, oxygen saturation, systolic and systolic blood pressures, levels of consciousness, urine output, normal temperature, and other parameters.

One nursing college in Cape Town, South Africa conducted descriptive observational research using a questionnaire that was self-administered and adapted to collect data.

There were 77/212 respondents from fourth-year students. The majority of the respondents were females and over 25.

After Afrikaans, isiXhosa was followed by English.

Normal temperature was recognized by most respondents.

There would have been delays calling for skills in critical illnesses compared to psychological parameters.

Conclusion: The article demonstrates that delays in intervening by healthcare providers and the non-recognition or treatment of patients with deteriorating clinical conditions can have a negative impact on their health.

This increases the risk of serious adverse effects for the patients.

This article suggests that nurses should follow the track and trigger system to improve patient outcomes.

Refer to

Methods and issues in quantitative health research.

A New Perspective on Bringing Leadership into Health: LEADS in Caring Environments [recurso electronico]

Students nurses recognize early signs of abnormal vital record recordings.

Nurse Education Today 35(9).

Person-centred research in healthcare.

Nursing Research: A Introduction.

London: Sage Publications.

Health Services Research: Scope, Significance.

The impact of evidence-based nursing practice and the next big ideas.

OJIN, The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (18(2), 1-13).

The evidence to support evidence-based practice implementation.