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The future of children’s nursing research: development, drudgery or demise?

Long, T 2011, 'The future of children’s nursing research: development, drudgery or demise?' , British Journal of Nursing, 20 (14) , pp. 728-842.

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This paper, based on a presentation to the UK Association of Chief Children’s Nurses, is the author’s personal reflection on the nature and future of children’s nursing research. Key constitutive elements of this concept are considered to arrive at the conclusion that children’s nursing research is research undertaken by children’s nurses into questions of relevance to children’s nursing practice and services, or wider issues in which children’s nursing has a vital role. Three possible futures are presented, of which only the last is positive and desirable: development in line with the reality of practice and population needs. An integrated approach is necessary, with responsibilities both for those in positions of authority in the service and for researchers themselves. In particular, this partnership is essential for children’s nursing to evidence the impact of research and for children and young people to reap the greatest benefit from evidence-based practice.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Nursing
Publisher: Mark Allen Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0966-0461
Depositing User: Professor Tony Long
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 11:41
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:11

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