Research Awareness in Nursing and Midwifery: a Workbook

Topics: Research, Quantitative research, Scientific method Pages: 104 (31591 words) Published: October 26, 2010
Research awareness in nursing and midwifery: a workbook

Commissioned by: WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference, Education and Research in Primary Health Care Nursing Compiled by: Kate Wilson Tony Butterworth Critical readers: Jackie Oldham Heather Waterman

EUR/00/5019309/17 00350 – 12 April 2000

EUR/00/5019309/17

E70447

EUROPEAN HEALTH21 TARGET 18 DEVELOPING HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH By the year 2010, all Member States should have ensured that health professionals and professionals in other sectors have acquired appropriate knowledge, attitudes and skills to protect and promote health (Adopted by the WHO Regional Committee for Europe at its forty-eighth session, Copenhagen, September 1998)

EUROPEAN HEALTH21 TARGET 19 RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE FOR HEALTH By the year 2005, all Member States should have health research, information and communication systems that better support the acquisition, effective utilization, and dissemination of knowledge to support health for all (Adopted by the WHO Regional Committee for Europe at its forty-eighth session, Copenhagen, September 1998)

This workbook on research awareness has been produced for nurses and midwives who have little or no knowledge of research methods. It has been written for an international readership. It is not intended to provide sufficient knowledge to make readers proficient in conducting research, although advice on how to achieve this is included. The workbook comprises sections on carrying out a literature search, reading and evaluating research documents, further research-related activities, a glossary of research terms, and a discussion of the exercises. After reading the workbook, undertaking the exercises and reading the discussion of the exercises, readers should be able to: • • • •

conduct a literature search; identify sources of information available in their countries/local areas; make attempts at critical evaluation of research-based books, articles, reports and other publications; and consider whether specific publications have implications for their clinical practice.

Keywords
NURSING AND MIDWIFERY EDUCATION, NURSING RESEARCH EDUCATION TEXTBOOKS

ISBN 92 890 1181 5
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CONTENTS
Page Foreword........................................................................................................................................................ i 1. Introduction ........................................................................................................................................ 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2. Learning objectives .................................................................................................................. 1 What is research? ..................................................................................................................... 1 The relevance of research to nursing practice.......................................................................... 3 What is research awareness? .................................................................................................... 4

Carrying out a literature search...

References: ARTICLE 1
Journal of advanced nursing, 17: 303–309 (1992)
ARTICLE 2
Journal of advanced nursing, 20: 92–100 (1994)
ARTICLE 3
Heart & lung – the journal of critical care, 23: 99–105 (1994)
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