Improving Health Through Nursing Research

Improving Health Through Nursing Research

By: William L. Holzemer (editor)Paperback

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Improving Health through Nursing Research is a practical guide to research and research utilisation in nursing. The book draws upon international expertise in nursing research, reflecting the worldwide demand for evidence-based practice. Part one offers a global perspective on health and nursing and addresses the development of nursing knowledge and nursing theory. Part two investigates the underlying need for nursing research, focusing on improving patient care, enhancing care delivery and developing the profession of nursing. Parts three and four provide an overview of quantitative and qualitative research methods, their selection, use and interpretation . The last three parts of the book address key issues in research ethics and provide practical guidance as to how to prepare a research proposal, undertake research, present and publish findings, and translate research into practice. Improving Health through Nursing Research; Is a practical, accessible guide for nurse researchers and nurses with an interest in research Draws upon international expertise in nursing research Explores research within the international context Explores issues at local, national and regional level Provides guidelines for developing research Includes global examples This publication in partnership with the International Council of Nurses is the essential resource for nurses seeking to understand research and research utilisation.

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William L. Holzemer is Professor and Dean, College of Nursing, Rutgers University, member Board of Directors of the International Council of Nurses, and Editor of the Japanese Journal of Nursing Science (a Blackwell Publishing Journal).


List of Contributors Acknowledgments Preface Part 1 Nursing science and global health 1 Global perspectives on health and nursing Barbara Parfitt, Flora Cornish & Linda Ferguson Introduction Global priorities for health Health systems and the health care workforce International organizations and development aid Conclusions Notes and References 2 Building knowledge Sally H. Rankin & William W. Rankin Knowledge development in science Modern philosophy and its influence on science Twentieth century philosophy of science Postmodern philosophy's influence on nursing science Conclusions References 3 Theory and nursing science Carmen J. Portillo & William L. Holzemer Introduction Types of theory Components of theory Nursing definitions and theory Conclusions Note and References Part 2 Nursing research: making a difference in people's lives 4 Improving patient care Suzanne Willard Nursing research and clinical practice Symptom management Disease prevention End-of-life care Pain management Conclusions References 5 Enhancing care delivery Mary A. Blegen & Julaluk Baramee Introduction The nurse supply Measuring performance, productivity, and value Determining the right provider mix Cost-effectiveness Care quality and safety Conclusions Notes and References 6 Building professional nursing June Webber Introduction From early industrialization to market domination Building the nursing profession Autonomy through knowledge, self-regulation, and affiliation Building the profession globally A new nursing globalism Conclusions References 7 Defining the research problem Junko Tashiro & William L. Holzemer Identifying problems for research Sources of problems Conducting a literature review Conclusions Notes and References Part 3 Quantitative research 8 Introduction to quantitative research Erika Sivarajan Froelicher & Kawkab Shishani Introduction Variables Principles of causality Randomization Co-variates: confounding or modifying? Parametric and non-parametric analytical methods Research designs Summary References 9 Sampling William L. Holzemer Introduction Types of sampling Sampling error Estimating sample size Sample loss Random selection of subjects Summary References 10 Selecting instruments for research Julita Sansoni Introduction Selecting or developing an instrument Standardized instruments Cultural comparability Instrument translation Assessing available tools Summary References 11 Experimental research designs John Arudo Randomized controlled trials Hypothesis testing Other research designs Threats to design validity Summary References 12 Research critique Jeanne K. Kemppainen Introduction Substruction A substruction example Substruction limitations Outcomes Model for Health Care Research Conclusions Note and References 13 Preparing data for analysis Dean Wantland Introduction Developing and storing data Developing a code book Missing data Cleaning data to ascertain accuracy Instrument scoring Assessing normal distribution Longitudinal intervention studies Preliminary data analysis Conclusions Resources Part 4 Qualitative research 14 Interpretative research methods Minrie Greeff Introduction Research questions Strategies Sampling and data saturation Textual analyses Summary Note and References 15 Interpretative data management and analysis Roberta S. Rehm Introduction Underlying paradigms Interpretive methods and procedures Data analysis Rigor and integrity Conclusions Note and References 16 Preparing qualitative data for analysis Teri Lindgran Introduction Collection, transcription, and management Preparing data for analysis Manual versus digital analysis techniques Conclusions Notes and References Part 5 Research ethics 17 Responsible conduct of research William L. Holzemer Ethics in nursing research and practice Scientific integrity Responsible conduct of research Conclusions Notes and References Part 6 Research support 18 Writing a research proposal Karen H. Sousa & Marjolein M. Iversen Introduction Preparatory work Writing the proposal Components of a proposal Evaluation criteria Finishing touches Summary Note and References 19 Planning and managing a research project Sarie Human Introduction Planning The primary investigator's role Assembling and managing a team Data ownership Informed consent Interdisciplinary collaboration Chalenges in nursing research Summary Further reading 20 Presenting and publishing research findings Leana R. Uys Introduction Audiences for research findings Forms of presentation Summary Note and References 21 Facilitating nursing research Lauren S. Aaronson & William L. Holzemer Introduction Resource centers for nursing research Conclusions Notes and References Part 7 Translating research to practice 22 Information and communication technology infrastructure for evidence-based practice Suzanne Bakken, Leanne M. Currie & Ritamarie John Introduction Infrastructure for evidence-based practice Sample infrastructure uses in nursing Conclusions Note and References 23 Translating research into practice Cornelia Ruland Introduction Systematic literature reviews Practice-based evidence Evidence-based, shared decision-making between caregivers and patients Evidence-based symptom management Evidence-based self-management of illness Conclusions Notes and References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/10/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781405134118
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781405134118
  • weight: 488
  • ISBN10: 1405134119

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