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doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e31829b9360
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Curiosity as Holistic Engagement: Experiences of Hospitalized Patients as Research Participants

Glass, Nel PhD, MHPEd, BA, RN, FACN; Ogle, K. Robyn PhD, MHA, BApp Sc, RN, RM

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Abstract

Curiosity as holistic engagement in a recent research study between a researcher and participants is highlighted. Surgical inpatient participants initiated and extended interpersonal dialogue on the basis of their curiosity. It is argued that patient/participant curiosity should be encouraged because it is a positive component of holistic engagement and transformative in research processes.

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