Nursing Research

Nursing Research : Setting New Agendas

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Nursing Research explores the roots, potential, value and current status of nursing research in the UK and examines how it can be used to determine policy and practice in health care. Written by nurses, midwives and health visitors, this text explores how practice through research generates new knowledge, and demonstrates how its methods and findings can be applied to the analysis and evaluation of practice. It also questions the nature of 'evidence', asking who sets research agendas, whose interests are served and what are the ethical issues involved? In the current climate of market competition and contracts for the delivery of health care, nursing research seems set to become increasingly important and this text serves as a timely addition to the existing literature on the subject.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 20mm | 421.84g
  • Hodder Arnold
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0340661941
  • 9780340661949

Table of contents

Setting the nursing research: topics, approaches and methods
'B' Road or motorway? charting a future for nursing research
Nursing research: the why and why not
Where do ideas come from?: setting research agendas
Discourse analysis: a tool for change in policy, practice and research
Can nursing research be a caring process?
Researching hidden worlds: dilemmas for nurse researchers
Reflections on a border crossing: from ward sister to clinical nurse specialist
Nursing development units: perspectives and prospects for research and practice
Epilogue: setting new research agendas
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