1st Edition

Introduction To Nursing Research Developing Research Awareness

By Andree le May, Susan Holmes Copyright 2012

    In an engaging and accessible introduction for student nurses, Introduction to Nursing Research: Developing Research Awareness explains the hows and whys of nursing research, stressing its influence on policy and improving patient care. The book delivers a comprehensive guide to the research process and addresses questions such as: What is research? What is its importance to nursing, nurses, patients, and policy makers? Why is it such an exciting discipline?


    • Emphasizes the practical use of nursing research and its role in developing
      clinical practice
    • Includes case studies drawn from the authors' extensive experience in the field
      that illustrate how research is executed and implemented
    • Features summary boxes, examples, and reader-focused activities to help develop
      awareness and understanding

    This book is relevant to all fields of nursing and all aspects of research. It is an essential resource for both the nursing undergraduate as well as nurses who are new to research.

    Advancing practice through research
    Quality of life research: implications for nursing
    Dignity in nursing
    Pressure ulcers: prevention and care
    Asking worthwhile questions for practice
    Selecting the right research design to answer your question
    Collecting and analysing data - some important principles
    Gaining permission for research
    Telling people about your research
    Using research in practice
    Evaluating care


    Andree Le May - BSc (Hons) PhD, RGN, PGCE(A), FRSPH. Professor of Nursing, University of Southampton, UK

    Susan Holmes - BSc (Hons) PhD, SRN, FRSPH, CMS. Director of Research and Development & Professor of Nursing, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK