The nurse clinician: role conflict in research.

C. J. Proffitt, M. E. Byrne, S. K. Namei, M. O. King, S. Schmidt, T. G. Brott

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In a recent pilot study focusing on stroke rehabilitation, four clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) experienced role conflict when assuming the nurse researcher-interviewer role. Presenting an overview of the pilot study and the experiences that occurred, the authors question the reliability of the interviews. They propose that outcomes of research can be biased by role conflict when CNSs serve as interviewers and collect data. The authors suggest that interviewing training specifically address role conflict.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-311
Number of pages3
JournalClinical nurse specialist CNS
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • LPN and LVN


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