Introduction To Nursing Research

Developing Research Awareness

By Andree le May, Susan Holmes

© 2012 – CRC Press

168 pages

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pub: 2012-05-25
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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Authors

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MEDICAL / Nursing / General