Take Part in Research

Nurses may participate in research in two different ways. You may conduct a research study, and ask members of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) to participate. You may also take part in another nurse’s research study.

AMSN promotes Research Studies that we believe will benefit our members and medical-surgical nursing. If an invitation to participate in a research study is on the AMSN Website or emailed to you by AMSN, it has already been carefully examined and approved by the AMSN Research Coordinator.

Listed below are Current Research Studies you may want to participate in, and/or are presented here for your information.

Futile Care

Futile care has been studied in the intensive care setting but little is known about futile care in medical-surgical units of acute care facilities. What does futile care mean to you and what have your experiences been?

I am seeking the opinions of medical-surgical nurses caring for patients in acute care settings regarding futile care. Findings from this study will provide information to potentially improve futile care situations for medical surgical patients in acute care settings.

Participants completing the survey(s) will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card.

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Self-Efficacy In Nurses Caring For Patients Using An Insulin Pump In The Inpatient Setting

My name is Heather Palmer, and I am a PhD Nursing student at the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. I am conducting a study through which I hope to measure the perceived confidence level of nurses caring for patients using an insulin pump during an acute care hospitalization.

In this study I ask nurses who work in an acute inpatient hospital setting to fill out a demographic data sheet and complete a self-efficacy survey.

If there are any questions about the survey, you may contact Heather M. Palmer, hjohn555@mail.endicott.edu.

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Medical Surgical Nursing Burnout Screening Survey

This survey focuses on burnout in medical surgical nurses and has been approved through the IRB of the University of Texas at Tyler. As a participant, you will instantly receive your burnout score at the completion of the survey.

Based on those results, you may be asked if you would like to participate in a feasibility pilot utilizing a diaphragmic breathing mobile phone app as an intervention to potentially combat burnout and/or secondary traumatic stress in nurses.

If you need to ask questions about this study, please contact the principal researcher, Cheryl Sheffield, at csheffield985@gmail.com or 713-679-3187.

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