Hewitt-Taylor, J., Heaslip, V. and Rowe, N., 2012. Applying research to practice; exploring the barriers. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (6), pp. 356-359.
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Nurses are not averse to applying research findings to their clinical practice; however, there appears to be a number of barriers to achieving this. Generally, barriers include lack of time and the need to provide more education surrounding the use of research. While these are both valid points, the authors suggest that perhaps the solution to the problem is looking at how research is ‘sold’ to practitioners. For example, the use of jargon in research is off-putting to many practitioners, which creates an impression that research is associated with academia, rather than a tool for practitioners. Also, there may be an unrealistic expectation of what ‘using research’ might mean. Research is seen as the pinnacle of evidence, and not a part of evidence-based practice. In this article, the authors propose that the focus of teaching about and expectations concerning research should be on the application of research to practice, reviewing and critiquing research, and making decisions about its practical applications, rather than undertaking research or critiquing research for academic purposes. Key words: Evidence-based practice n Evaluating research
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health|
Technology > Medicine and Health > Nursing and Midwifery
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care|
|Deposited By:||Mrs Vanessa Heaslip|
|Deposited On:||16 Apr 2012 15:44|
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