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Workshop on proposal writing on research for health care professionals: a brief report

Authors Shrestha S, Danekhu K, Sharma N, Khanal P, Ansari SR, Shrestha S, Piryani RM, Mohamed Ibrahim MI

Received 5 April 2019

Accepted for publication 25 June 2019

Published 22 July 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 565—572

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S211257

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewers approved by Dr Colin Mak

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Sunil Shrestha1,2, Krisha Danekhu,2 Neeraj Sharma,3 Praval Khanal,4 Safiur Rahman Ansari,5 Sudip Shrestha,6 Rano Mal Piryani,7 Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim8

1Department of Pharmacy, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Lalitpur, Nepal; 2Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Service Research, Nepal Health Research and Innovation Foundation, Lalitpur, Nepal; 3Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Lalitpur, Nepal; 4Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester UK; 5Department of Health Informatics, HELF Informatics, Kathmandu, Nepal; 6Department of Medical Oncology, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Lalitpur, Nepal; 7Department of Internal Medicine, Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal; 8Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Practice, College of Pharmacy, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

Abstract: A one-day workshop on proposal writing for research for health care professionals was organized by Hospital Research Board (HRB), Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center Pvt. Ltd, Harisiddhi, Lalitpur, Nepal on 2nd March 2019. The main aim of this workshop was to identify, motivate and prepare health care professionals for conducting research in their respective professional institution in collaboration. The workshop was facilitated by international and national resource persons. The deliberations of the workshop were focused on seven topics: “Turning research into impact, Essentials of the research protocol, Why proposals are rejected?, Plagiarism in medical research, Research with medical records, Grant writing workshop, Manuscript writing workshop” based on a presentation by the different resource persons. Ninety-nine persons participated in the workshop including physicians, medical oncologists, pharmacists, nurses and other allied health professionals. The interactive teaching-learning methods were utilized in all sessions of the workshop. The feedback of the participants was taken on semi-structured feedback format. Overall evaluations from the feedback forms showed that majority (90%) of the participants agreed that the workshop achieved its objectives with a major recommendation as to the allocation of short duration for the workshop and timely organize of research activities regarding scientific writing. In conclusion, the workshop on research proposal writing for health care professionals was successfully organized and the participants are looking forward for future ones.

Keywords: workshop, proposal writing, research, health care professionals; Nepal

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