Khresheh, R. & Barclay, L. (2007). Practice-research engagement (PRE):

This paper describes the practice-research engagement (PRE) that occurred during an action research project conducted in three hospitals in Jordan. The project aimed to develop and test the feasibility of an improved clinical record keeping system. This paper focuses on how relationships were built to facilitate the study and a process of quality improvement that involved national leaders, local leaders and practitioners. It presents findings analyzed from data collected in field notes, through recorded interviews and from focus groups. Results showed that the PRE approach assisted people to change as they undertook a process of clinical improvement and health systems development.



Jordanian experience in three Ministry of Health hospitals. Action Research, Vol. 5, No. 2, 123-138