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A conceptual model for capacity building in Australian primary health care research
Australian Family Physician
  • Elizabeth Farmer, Flinders University
  • Kathryn M Weston, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
28579
Publication Date
1-12-2002
Publication Details

Farmer, E., Weston, K. (2002). A conceptual model for capacity building in Australian primary health care research. Australian Family Physician, 31 (12), 1139-1142.

Abstract
Background: Many general practitioners and primary health care practitioners lack research and evaluation skills. In response, the Australian Government has funded important capacity building initiatives. Aim: To propose a conceptual model to assist these initiatives. Model: Four groups of research involvement are suggested: nonparticipants; participating (as part of a research team); managing/training (either leading research, or in formal training to do so); and academic (with, or leading toward, a doctorate). We outline six guiding principles for research capacity building: 1) a whole system approach, 2) accommodating diversity, 3) reducing barriers to participation, 4) enabling collaboration, 5) mentoring, and 6) networking. Conclusion: This model forms a framework to help plan and evaluate research capacity building initiatives.
Citation Information
Elizabeth Farmer and Kathryn M Weston. "A conceptual model for capacity building in Australian primary health care research" Australian Family Physician Vol. 31 Iss. 12 (2002) p. 1139 - 1142
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/efarmer/6/