Discuss the significance of nursing and midwifery research within the practice of health professionals including the links between knowledge, research and practice:

Assessment #1 – Discussion paper (Graded) 1500 Words

Title: The role of research in advancing nursing and healthcare Task:

Using your textbook, other academic literature and your experience from current (or past) nursing practice, address the following issues in a discussion paper:

Discuss the significance of nursing and midwifery research within the practice of health professionals including the links between knowledge, research and practice:

Critically analyse the following statement: “The nursing profession bases its practice on research.”

As part of your discussion:

Identify and discuss (one) current nursing practice that you believe IS based on current research evidence; and

Identify and discuss (one) current nursing practice that you can find that is NOT based on current research evidence.

Both of these examples should be taken from your current or past, area of nursing practice. You should not name the organisation you work(ed) for.

You are required to provide support for your arguments using current academic literature.
Textbook(s)

Braun, V & Clarke, V 2013, Successful Qualitative Research: A practical guide for beginners, Sage Publications, London.

Schneider, Z, Whitehead, D, Lobiondo-Wood, G & Haber, J 2013, Nursing & midwifery research: methods and appraisal for evidence-based practice, 4th edition, Mosby Elsevier, Sydney. (recommended).

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