How to Develop and Sustain a Peer-Mentored Research Work Group

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Peer-mentored, Research work group

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Most collaborative research models in nursing focus on hierarchical structures in which an identified expert or leader directs and/or guides others in conducting research. The authors propose a peer-mentored model of collaborative research that promotes collegial participation, maximizes the use of each member's expertise, and enhances skill development within the group. This article is a description of the evolution of the Dementia Research Work Group within the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University. Emphasis is placed on how to create and nurture a peer-mentored research work group as well as what has been learned from the process.

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Journal of Professional Nursing, v. 14, issue 5, p. 298-304