EONS Research Proposal Workshop: A Unique Opportunity for Paediatric Nurses


eons5th EONS RESEARCH PROPOSAL WORKSHOP 10-12 May 2017, Stockholm, Sweden

This EONS workshop is designed for cancer nurses who have identified an issue related to their clinical practice and would like to investigate it by carrying out a research project. Most of the nurses who attend these workshops are cancer nurses educated to degree level or above. Paediatric oncology nurses are first line health-care professionals with a specific profile and a unique role involved in all stages of disease from diagnosis to treatment and long-term follow-up. Several studies have associated nurses’ educational level and specialized training with an improvement in patients’ outcome and decreased mortality (Aiken LH, et al.; JAMA, 2003; Estabrooks CA et al.; Nur Res, 2005) and inversely, an inadequate nursing staffing level correlated with an increase in the hospital stays and therefore a higher risk for complications (Kane, RL et al.; Med Care, 2007). We believe therefore that addressing the inequalities in access to educational resources for paediatric oncology nurses might be a key for the achievement of childhood cancer care gold-standards. The EONS workshop helps nurses to build the confidence and skills they need to put together a proposal for their research project, which can then be used to apply for funding. Of course, even with an intensive workshop it is not possible to complete a research proposal in three days, so participating nurses are asked to identify a mentor who will provide ongoing advice and support to develop the full proposal. (Mentors do not attend the workshop itself, but must commit to a certain amount of support). Participants must send EONS a short progress report within three months of completing the workshop. The participants pay €100 to attend the workshop. Travel and accommodation is covered by EONS. Applications must be received by 15 February 2017. The selected participants will be notified at the end of February. More information: