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Title: Introduction to Nursing and Midwifery Research
Contributor(s): Usher, Kim (author); Mills, Jane (author)
Publication Date: 2012
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Abstract: Research is one way to acquire knowledge in order to make sense of the world. Research offers a systematic method of confirming existing knowledge and building new knowledge in a profession or discipline. Nursing and midwifery research is a way to explore and discover new knowledge in order to refine and expand the body of knowledge that clinicians, managers and policy-makers draw upon to advance practice. Nurses and midwives use research findings to provide quality care that is based on the best and most up-to-date available evidence (this is known as evidence-based practice). Although research in nursing and midwifery was relatively slow to develop by comparison to other disciplines, it is increasingly important to sustain in a complex and rapidly changing healthcare landscape.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Navigating the Maze of Research: Enhancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice, p. 3-26
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
Place of Publication: Marrickville, Australia
ISBN: 9780729540902
Field of Research (FOR): 111006 Midwifery
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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