I’ve never even heard of a “Penguin”, let alone a chocolate one.
An extensive period of research (I googled it) tells of a treat made of two biscuits, filled with a chocolate cream and dipped in milk chocolate.
These are from the United Kingdom, and they used to have a bad joke on each wrapper!
It looks like it costs “3 1/2 degrees” (anyone from the UK want to fill me in on what that means?)
All I know is I want one!
The doctor in the ad? He’s not too sure.
Although the topic of this post has to do with an aspect of nursing research, it should not be confused with my nursing research column over at Nursing Jobs.org. As a matter of fact, in a sudden fit of shameless self-promotion, I’ll mention that my last column on nursing research discusses a free online class that helps develop nurse scientists.
If you haven’t yet read the blog at Nursing Jobs.org, treat yourself to a visit! Unlike regular blogs, the NJO blog covers five different topics by four different writers.
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There is one aspect of nursing research that appears to be ubiquitous.
It is the rewarding of nurses who participate in the research studies.
Maybe it is more like providing an incentive to participate.
What is the incentive of choice?
A copy of the completed research study? Well, I have been randomly selected for a couple of surveys/research projects over the years and both times I received a completed copy of the study.
That was greatly appreciated and was the ultimate “reward” for taking the time to help further nursing research.
That does not seem to be the latest way of, well, enticing nurses to give their time and talents to research.
Now they use candy.
Pardon moi? Are we professionals or are we Pavlov’s dogs?
Fill out the form and get a Three Musketeers bar!
Let the research assistant follow you around the unit and a Snickers will be yours!
When did this become the standard practice?
As professional men and women, should we not willingly (and cheerfully!) promote the research of our colleagues without being “treated”, literally, like a kid on Halloween?
Well, I am putting the kibosh on this practice.
I will accept no Three Musketeers or Snickers bars.
Just the mere thought of accepting those bribes makes me cringe to my core.
I am a professional!
If you want me to participate in your research project, just ask me!
And then give me a pound of Godiva chocolate.
None of that cheap stuff for me!