National Institute of Nursing Education, PGIMER, Chandigarh organized pre-conference workshop of 5th Annual Nursing Research Society of India (NRSI) North zone conference 2019 on “Ethical and legal issues in nursing Research”on 14th March, 2019

Chandigarh,14.03.19-National Institute of Nursing Education, PGIMER, Chandigarh organized pre-conference workshop of 5th Annual Nursing Research Society of India (NRSI) North zone conference 2019 on “Ethical and legal issues in nursing Research”on 14th March, 2019 under the Guidance and chairmanship of Dr. Sandhya Ghai, Principal, NINE.On the onset of the inauguration, Dr. Sandhya Ghai welcomed all the Guest faculty and the delegates. Prof. Gurpreet Singh Sub-Dean (Research), PGIMER Chandigarh, inaugurated the workshop as Chief Guest. In his inaugural address, he emphasized the importance of conducting research by following ethical principles of research. He appreciated the choice of the topic for the workshop. The key-note address was delivered by Dr. Meenu Singh, Professor of Paediatrics,PGIMER, Chandigarh on “Ethical considerations in nursing research”. She highlighted the ethical issues in Nursing Research such as importance of getting ethical approval from Institute’s ethics committee and taking written informed consent from all the participants enrolled in research.

Prof. H.C Rawat, President, NRSI (NZ) gave introduction of the association to the participants. He said that idea of having society was conceived by faculty members of NINE, PGIMER, Chandigarh in 1987. Since then, the society is conducting conferences and workshops every year. He congratulated Dr. Sandhya Ghai, Principal and all faculty of NINE to have organized this conference at NINE after a long time.

Dr. S.L. Goyal, Professor emeritus Panjab University, chaired the session and shared his experiences as WHO expert in various projects. He highlighted the importance of Ethics not only in Research but also in publication as well as day to day life. Dr. R.K. Sharma, Professor, Public Administration, Panjab University, emphasized that the most sensitive issue for the researcher as well as supervisor is plagiarism. Researchers need to focus on primary data, original ideas and paraphrase the literature in their own words to avoid plagiarism.

The topics discussed during the workshop were: Historical aspect of ethics in research; Intellectual property right,copy right and royalties; Salami slicing and authorship issues in research publication;Protection of research participants; Plagiarism issues in Health Sciences Research;Prevention of research misconduct and Central Trial Registry of India (CTRI).The delegates actively participated in all the sessions by having lot of discussion.Around 200 delegates attended the workshop from Northern part of India. The workshop was concluded with the group work by Dr. Kathirvel S., Dr. Sukhpal Kaur, and Dr. Sushma Saini on patient information sheet, consent form, and how to register research trial in CTRI followed by refreshments.

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PGI Resident Doctor wins award at National Conference

Chandigarh,14.03.19-Dr Seema Rathi, a postgraduate student from the Department of Radiodiagnosis, PGIMER, Chandigarh was awarded the first prize for the best poster presentation in the just concluded 21st Annual Conference of Indian Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology held at Goa. She was presented this award for the work titled 'Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) in difficult situations'. This research was carried out jointly in the departments of Radiodiagnosis and Gastroenterology. PTBD is a method of percutaneous drainage of an obstructed biliary system in patients who present with jaundice with or without fever. PTBD is performed by an interventional radiologist under local anesthesia. Endoscopic drainage or ERCP is the alternative method of drainage of the biliary system which is practiced by a gastroenterologist.

Dr Seema was also given the most attentive attendee award at the conference. 'This award was based on the number of lectures attended by the student delegate and the evaluation of the feedback forms of each lecture which was filled by the delegate' said Dr MS Sandhu, Head, Department of Radiodiagnosis.