Philosophy and Goals

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RQHR Research and Performance Support is guided by an overarching philosophy and identified goals.

Philosophy

The members of Research and Health Information Services believe that:

  • Research, through the process of scientific inquiry, is integral to excellence in the provision of health care
  • The clinician/researcher and research scientist models of scientific inquiry are important to the advancement of knowledge and understanding in health care
  • All scientific methodologies (e.g. surveys, controlled experimentation) and all avenues of investigation (e.g. physical, psychological, social) have the potential to yield valuable information about health and health-related processes
  • The RQHR should aspire to become, and promote itself as a leader in health care research and development
  • It is the responsibility of researchers to disseminate, via presentation and publication, information gained through research

Goals

Research and Health Information Services has several standing goals. These are:

  • Supporting the philosophy, mission, values, and objectives of the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region
  • Assisting in establishing and promoting a reputation for the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region and its researchers as leaders in health care research and development
  • Promoting and actively conducting health care research and development within the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region
  • Providing research support services and consultation to staff of the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region
  • Providing educational and training opportunities to aspiring health researchers
  • Creating productive research relationships with community health researchers and research agencies
  • Assisting in the integration of significant research findings into clinical practice