Exploring strategies for promoting the use of research findings in practice
Veeramah, Ven (2008) Exploring strategies for promoting the use of research findings in practice. British Journal of Nursing, 17 (7). 466 - 471. ISSN 0966-0461 (Print) 0966-0461 (Online)Full text not available from this repository.
Following the integration of nurse and midwifery education into institutions of higher education in the United Kingdom, a number of studies have shown that a defined clinical framework for nursing and midwifery lecturers in practice areas is lacking. The aim of this study was to explore strategies that nurse and midwifery lecturers from one higher education institution in south east England can use to work collaboratively with nurses and midwives to promote the utilization of research findings in practice. A cross-sectional survey using a structured questionnaire was sent to a sample of 60 nurse and midwifery lecturers and 90 clinical managers. Response rates of 67% (40) and 69% (62) respectively were obtained. The main strategies suggested were to make clinical staff more aware of what research exist in their specialties; to help them to access research information from research databases; and to critically appraise this information. Other strategies were for teachers to run research workshops on site; to undertake joint research projects with clinical staff; to set up journal clubs or research interest groups; and to help formulate clinical guidelines and protocols which are explicitly research-based.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||clinical guidelines, joint research projects, nurse and midwifery education, research interest groups|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RT Nursing|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Health & Social Care > Department of Health Development|
School of Health & Social Care
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2010 17:12|
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