To all of you researchers, nursing needs your help.
There is a tremendous gap in our nursing research. I make this statement as the average consumer of nursing research who looks for things to help in everyday practice.
The gap is that I cannot find, nor can the ANA evidently, research that clearly links NURSING interventions to positive patient outcomes and linking that to positive financial outcomes for the organization and patient.
This is desperately needed since corporations and other entities are seemingly actively trying to diminish the role of the RN and demonstrate that it does not take an RN to care for patients.
We need your help guys!!! Can anyone show me where research like this exists, whether it be done by another discipline or by nursing itself? If it does exist, it is a well kept secret.
Waiting for replies.
See my response in the other thread you posted to nurse educators on the same topic.
Also, remember research costs money. If you raise the money to conduct the research, I'm sure you will be able to find a skilled researcher to conduct the research for you.
So far, nursing has funded very little research itself -- or done much to raise money for research -- and nurses themselves donate very little money for research. Nurses usually go to the government looking for funds for research -- and the taxpayers aren't particularly interested in the topics you would like to see addressed.
Until individual nurses are willing to pay for research on those subjects -- or willing to raise money for that type of research -- it won't be done.
Last edit by llg on Jul 25, '03