CoRIPS grant funds research into patient centred care

Published: 05 January 2018 Ezine

Emma Hyde, head of diagnostic imaging at the University of Derby, has been awarded a research grant for 'Developing informed measures of patient centred care for diagnostic radiography.'

The study synopsis says that patient centred care (PCC) is a term often used within policy, professional and practice documentation. Based predominantly upon the nursing philosophy of care, it is unclear whether common interpretation of the term is translatable to diagnostic radiography practice, or whether understanding of the term is consistent across radiography practice subgroups (managers, practitioners, educators and students) and radiography service users.

It is uncertain what PCC looks like from the perspective of these groups and how it might be observed.

Data from the study will be used to define patient centred care in diagnostic radiography and develop observable measures of patient centred care that can be applied in clinical practice.

The College of Radiographers Industry Partnership Scheme (CoRIPS) funds small grants for projects related to the science and practice of radiography. There are two funding rounds a year, in April and October. 

Rachel Harris, the SCoR's professional and education manager, said, "Huge congratulations to Emma and I would like to thank the CoRIPS research grant assessment panel, and in particular the chair, Professor Heidi Probst, for all their hard work rigorously assessing the grants."

"I urge researchers, especially radiographers who want to undertake research for the first time, to apply," Rachel said. 

"A key aim of the scheme is to support at least one grant for someone who has little or no previous experience of undertaking research and development projects."