Two nurse researchers are providing practical advice that other nurses can use to develop and strengthen their own research skills in a clinical setting, Advanced Health Care Network for Nurses reports.
The guide, Anatomy of Research for Nurses by Christine Hedges and Barbara Williams, was written for nurse researchers early in their careers. It takes readers step-by-step through the research process, providing information on how to formulate a hypothesis, and the legal and ethical issues involved in conducting a research study. Obtaining research grants is also covered.
By conducting research in the clinical setting, nurse researchers are generating evidence for high quality, safe nursing practice, the authors write. Hedges is the director of nursing quality and research at University of North Carolina Health Care and Williams is a nurse scientist at Meridian Health Ann May Center for Nursing and Allied Health in New Jersey.
Anatomy of Research for Nurses is available for purchase at: http://www.nursingknowledge.org/anatomy-of-research-for-nurses.html.