|Title||A proposed framework for developing a plan for research in life saving and water safety|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Stallman, RKeig, PK, K|
|Conference Name||World Conference on Drowning Prevention|
|Publisher||International Life Saving Federation|
|Conference Location||Porto, Portugal|
Life saving has come a long way in the past 100 years. Yet little evidence based knowledge has accumulated. Practices vary dramatically and seem to be dependent on tradition. The purposes of this paper are to; a) propose a framework for a research plan and b) propose specific areas where systematic research is needed.
Routine research planning methods are used. Literature review identified specific areas requiring attention.
A proposed framework is presented with the following main points:
Systematic communication channels are required to share research results and to promote cooperative research over national boundaries. A balanced effort will enhance spill over from one area to another, e.g. practices can be adjusted as evidence shows some techniques superior to others.
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Bierens, JJLM. Edit. (2006) “Handbook on Drowning” Amsterdam, Drowning 2002, Springer Publishers, Berlin