I was interested to watch this video about writing for the British Medical Journal. Although it focuses on the BMJ's preference for the randomised controlled trial, it includes a lot of useful and sensible advice for anyone in the healthcare field who wonders whether they should write for publication or get involved in research.
We all watch and interpret things through our own lenses, and things I have taken from it include:
- we are by and large funded by the public, so new knowledge should be publically available
- negative findings are as useful as positive
- important research can result from a clinician noticing something in their everyday practice
- healthcare publications actually have a role in creating the fairer society we want to see.
The British Medical Journal has developed impressive online resources using video and audio, something that I hope will increasingly feature alongside Speech & Language Therapy in Practice articles.