Centre for Advancing Patient Health Outcomes: A JBI Affiliated Group
Welcome to the Centre for Advancing Patient Health Outcomes: A JBI Affiliated Group
Welcome to the Centre for Advancing Patient Health Outcomes: A Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Affiliated Group. Our Centre is hosted by the School of Nursing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a world leader in gerontological, mental health, cancer and palliative care and community health services research. We believe the addition of the JBI group based at PolyU will be integral in developing new research questions to address some of the key health priorities affecting Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area’s population. We also see our JBI group being prominent leaders in developing and advancing cost-effective and improved evidenced based practice. Our focus is not only on knowledge generation and translation but, also through systematic review and evidence implementation education.
Our JBI team consists of experienced researcher’s in both qualitative and quantitative research methods along with advanced practice nurses from our clinical partners. We are part of a bigger Asia collaboration of JBI Centres of Excellence and Affiliated Groups and as the newest group we are proud to be part of this entity. Being a JBI affiliated group allows us to be strategic in identifying those key priority areas along with our key stakeholders in providing both the implementation and translational basis of nursing research based on the outcomes of our systematic reviews, meta-analysis and meta-syntheses.
Our mission is to:
“Develop clinical practice through active engagement in evidence-based knowledge generation, translation and implementation, clinical education, quality improvement and research”
Our vision is to:
“Focus on embedding evidence-enhanced practice through building organisational infrastructure to support and promote an evidence-based environment”
In particular our Groups objectives are threefold, to:
- Support future and ongoing development of the nursing team in terms of translational research and evidence based systematic review training
- Support the development of nursing practice by creating an environment of collaborative evidenced-based practice using translational research and practice development principles and
- Support the development of service processes by establishing a test bed for new ideas and approaches to different models of working and care delivery within a nursing context.
Research & Publications
|Objective||This systematic review investigates the effectiveness of simulation-based intervention versus active or passive control group on the empathy of informal caregivers of people with dementia and synthesizes their experience of the intervention.|
|Background||Empathy towards people with dementia is suggested as a critical ability required for caregivers leading to quality care and associated with better mental health. Grounded on the Kolb Learning Styles Model (Kolb, 1984), simulation-based intervention may enhance caregivers' empathy through concrete experience, reflective observation, and abstract conceptualization. Eventually, this lead to a new interaction approach with people with dementia. However, to what extent and how the simulation-based intervention impacts informal caregivers are unclear.|
|Review Type||Mixed Methods|
|Supervisor||Dr Daphne Cheung|
|Objective||There is a lack of clear or consistent advice or guidance in relation to the management of the self-harming behaviour of cutting oneself by service users in psychiatric in-patient units. Therefore, this review will investigate the effectiveness of harm-reduction approaches for self-cutting in the inpatient setting.|
|Background||To date there a very few scales that measures the attitudes to self-cutting alone. There are of course a number of self-harm scales, such as the Attitudes to Deliberate Self-Harm Questionnaire, the Self-Harm Antipathy Scale and the Self-Harm Inventory, but these tend to incorporate self-cutting within a range of self-harming behaviours. This alone is not seen as being problematic, however, given that self-cutting is the only form of ‘actual’ self-harm involving destruction of bodily tissue, potential harm-minimisation techniques could involve more context driven approaches such as advice on the use of sterile instruments, education on the safer areas of the body to cut or even supplying sterile razors or being present during a cutting event.|
|Review Type||Comparative Meta-Analysis|
|Supervisor||Dr Martin Christensen & Professor Geoff Dickens (Northumbria University)|
|Objective||The objective of the review is to describe qualitativelythe clinical experience among nursing students during the Covid-19 pandemic.|
|Background||Covid-19 has a significant impact on our lives and places immense pressure on the health care system in many countries. It is also a turning point in nursing education and clinical practice. To address the shortage in manpower, some universities allowed their nursing students to engage in clinical placement or work as auxiliary health staff to support health care professionals. While clinical practice during the pandemic could be stressful and challenging for nursing students. It is crucial to understand how nursing students experience during this transition period. Findings from this review could inform nursing education and training for a better response in a future health care crisis.|
|Review Type||Qualitative Meta-Synthesis|
|Supervisor||Dr Polly Ma & Dr Martin Christensen|
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