History of Nursing Research Worksheet
There have been many influential publications, agencies, and people in the field of nursing research. Write 1–3 sentences in each cell of the table below to describe the importance, goal, or influence of each item.
|Publications |First publication date and importance: | |Nursing Research |First published: 1952 | | |Importance: “The research conducted by the ANA and specialty groups | | |provided the basis for the nursing practice standards that currently| | |guide professional practice” (Burns & Grove, 2011, p.12). | |Sigma Theta Tau Journal published by this organization is |First published: 1967 | |now called Image—The Journal of Nursing Scholarship |Importance: “Sponsored national and international research | | |conferences; the chapters of this organization sponsored many local | | |conferences to communicate research findings” (Burns & Grove, 2011, | | |p.12-13). | |Research in Nursing and Health |First published: 1978 | | |Importance: Promote the application of research findings into | | |practice (Burns & Grove, 2011). | |Western Journal of Nursing Research |First published: 1979 | | |Importance: Promote the application of research findings into | | |practice (Burns & Grove, 2011). | |Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice |First published: 1987 | | |Importance: According to High beam research, (2011) “covers testing | | |theory and research findings on nursing”. | |Applied Nursing Research |First published: 1988 | | |Importance: “Facilitate the use of research to improve nursing | | |practice” (Burns & Grove, 2011, p.13). | |Nursing Science Quarterly |First published: 1988 | | |Importance: Use of the empirical body of knowledge through research | | |and use in clinical practice (Burns & Grove, 2011). | |Conduct and Utilization of Research in Nursing |First published: 1982-1983 | | |Importance: “Facilitate the use of research to improve nursing | | |practice” (Burns & Grove, 2011, p.13). | |Annual Review of Nursing Research |First published: 1983 | | |Importance: “Expert reviews of research organized into four areas: | | |nursing practice, nursing care delivery, nursing education, and the | | |nursing profession. These summaries current research knowledge | | |encourage the use of research findings in practice and provide | | |direction for future research” (Burns & Grove, 2011, p.13). | |Agencies |Establishment date and goal or function: | |American Nurses’ Association (ANA) Council of Nurse |Established: 1972 | |Researchers |Goal: “ Support the conduct an dissemination of knowledge developed | | |through basic and clinical nursing research, training, and other | | |programs in patient care research” (Burns & Grove, 2011, p.14). | |National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR) |Established: 1993 | | |Goal: “Support on five research priorities: community-based nursing | | |models, effectiveness of nursing interventions in human | | |immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome | | |(HIV/AIDS), cognitive impairment, living with chronic illness, and | | |biobehavioral factors related to immunocompetence” (Burns & Grove, | | |2011, p.14). | |Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) |Established: 1989 | | |Goal: “Communicating research findings to healthcare practitioners | | |and was responsible for publishing the first clinical practice | | |guidelines” (Burns & Grove, 2011, p.14). | |Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) |Established: 1999 | | |Goal: “Provided standards of practice in nursing and medicine” | | |(Burns & Grove, 2011, p.14). | |Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Health People|Established: 2000 | |2010 |Goal: “Increased the visibility of and identified priorities for | | |health promotion research” (Burns & Grove, 2011, p.15). | |Sigma Theta Tau |Established: 1967 | | |Goal: To communicate research findings (Burns & Grove, 2011). | |People |Contribution to the field of nursing research: | |Florence Nightingale |Contribution: Nightingales methods of providing patients care with | | |“aspects of the environment such as ventilation, cleanliness, purity| | |of water, and diet to determine the influence on patients’ health” | | |(Burns & Grove, 2011, p.10), continues to be used today in health | | |care. Nightingale also kept records to give evidence that her | | |methods of patient care had an effect on patient mortality rates. | |William Roper |Contribution: According to UNC health care (2011), William Roper | | |contributions to nursing are “His teaching and research on issues | | |such as health care, nutrition, chronic illness, infectious disease,| | |family health, and environmental sciences”. |
Burns, N., & Grove, S. (2011). Understanding nursing research: Building an evidence-based practice (5th ed.). Retrieved from https://ecampus.phoenix.edu.
High beam research. Scholarly inquiry for nursing practice. Retrieved from: http://www.highbeam.com/publications/scholarly-inquiry-for-nursing-practice-p166413
UNC health care. (2011). Roper begins service as leader of UNC health care system. Retrieved from http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2004/Mar/roper_ceo