Exclusive: Nursing Must Overcome Barriers to Vital Research
The majority of nurses are not involved in research that could benefit patient care. The nurses cite the lack of sufficient opportunity as the barrier to getting into research.
- Factors that are holding back nurses from research are education structures, workforce pressures, lack of information, and negative perceptions.
- Research conducted by nurses is critical in furthering best practice in the nursing profession.
- Consensus within the nursing profession focuses on the need to promote clinical academic careers and open up research opportunities for nurses.
It is encouraging that so many people think [research] is important and hopefully it might mean that more nurses get involved.
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