Review of Research Basics and the Practical Applications (at your job) as a Healthcare Clinician
A Resource Page for the Acupuncturist in Hospital-Based Practice
Also useful information for any acupuncturist interested in presenting their professional work at a conference, in a peer-reviewed journal, or to other healthcare providers working in a healthcare system
Interested in research or in submitting your hard work to a peer-reviewed journal but haven't been successful yet or not sure where to start?
- Here are some resources for reviewing some important research literacy basics in the field of integrative health and especially in the field of acupuncture and East Asian medicine
- You can find more resources by following these keywords or tags in the blog: research literacy and metrics
Are you looking to connect with a mentor to guide you through becoming a clinician-researcher?
- Contact me via the website with your query and I will endeavor to connect you to the current resource(s) for this and order the First Steps resources from the website.
Reviewing the Basics
- "How to Identify and Assess Well-Designed Trial Research", a resource post from the Society of Acupuncture Research (SAR)
- A good review of scientific writing basics in this 8-page resource, "Five Studies on Scientific Writing" from Jennifer A.M. Stone. She reviews the following sections of a paper, with references for more study: abstract, introduction, materials and methods, and discussion. It also has a good explanation of how to structure your argument with the "inverted pyramid" mnemonic.
- This article is a good review with specific information on the practice of acupuncture and East Asian medicine.
- “Writing a Solid Scientific Paper That Will Sail Through the Peer Review Process: Valuable tricks from the experts” by Jennifer A.M. Stone, LAc, pages 30-35 of Meridians: The Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, spring 2018.
- 1.03.2020 additions:
- Notes on formatting your research paper from the journal Nature: "How Small Changes to a Paper Can Help to Smooth the Review Process" by Michael White
- Improve your research and science writing with "Tips on How to Write a Great Science Paper" from novelist Cormac McCarthy, an article from the journal Nature
- Posters, "Poster Day at the Hospital", and Poster Presentations: Tips for Better Communication via your poster
- For healthcare professionals, presenting your work in a poster is very common whether at a research conference, your state professional association’s conference, or (as a hospital-based practitioner) your local facility’s “poster day”.
- "A Poster is Worth a Thousand Words: Tips for Presenting Posters" with Karen Friedman, ReachMD. audio and video.
- More information on posters and poster presentations specific to the field of acupuncture and integrative health at JASA’s website:
- Scientific Posters with Jennifer Stone
- “Preparing and Presenting Effective Research Posters” by Jane E. Miller
- UNC Graduate School’s resource page on posters and presentations
- Author Research Resources
- how to write a paper, how to write a pilot study, how to write a good abstract for a paper or conference presentation, what CONSORT and STRICTA guidelines are, how to write an effective title and abstract, and many resources for writing case reports (including CARE guidelines)
- follow the tag/labels in this blog for: "research literacy" and "metrics"
- The Integrative Medicine Researcher
- Research Thursdays: Oncology
- Resource: The Massage Therapy Foundation
- Dr. Helene Langevin, NCCIH, and acupuncture research
- The Teaching Kitchen Collaborative and Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives
- The FDA Roadmap on Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (video series)
- Research Journal Resources for Authors Page by JASA, formerly Meridians JAOM
- Articles related to the Hospital Practice Handbook Project that have been published in peer-reviewed journals can be found on our publications page.
Other monthly research summary blogposts
- August Research Roundup
- April Research Roundup
- March Research Roundup
- February Research Roundup
- January Research Roundup
- December Research Roundup
- Acupuncture and Fascia Research
- Key Papers when discussion acupuncture for pain management with a physician
- The Field of Acupuncture Research in Just 10 minutes (video)
- Grand Rounds
- Project ECHO of the University of New Mexico, a unique telehealth/teleseminar wisdom-share program for hospital-based practitioners in specialty care (IPMCs, any specialty on the ECHO lineup) and rural primary care health centers
- Shadowing Physicians
- Journal of the American Society of Acupuncturists (JASA), formerly Meridians: Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- Evidence-Based Acupuncture (EBA)
- Society of Acupuncture Research (SAR) is associated with
- The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM): Paradigm, Practice, and Policy Advancing Integrative Health
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