Research Methods for Nursing and Healthcare is an essential introductory text for all nursing and healthcare students coming to research methods for the first time or those nurses and healthcare staff wishing to improve their skills in this area. The book includes comprehensive coverage of the main research methods topics, and provides guidance on how to understand and apply research techniques. Everyday nursing examples are used throughout to explain research methods concepts and their relevance to practice. Simple self-assessment tasks are included at the end of chapters; the tests can be undertaken individually, or within groups, to assess the student’s understanding of the concepts and skills being learnt. Research Methods for Nursing and Healthcare takes the fear out of research methods for all nursing and healthcare professionals. Excellent introductory text that brings interest to research methods for student nurses. Dr Aimee Aubeeluck, Deputy Director: Graduate Entry Nursing, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy University of Nottingham "I think this is one of the most readable books on research I have read. Not the most scholarly, but that was not the intention. It is certainly the most user friendly book that will make the whole, often scary, subject of research less threatening." Paula Crick, Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University "I do think this is one of the most engaging texts aimed at nursing that I have read in a while... This does seem much more exciting and more importantly. ‘real world’" Lucy Land, Senior Academic, Centre for Health and Social Care Research Faculty of Health Birmingham City University "Useful resource for our students dissertation which can be a literature review or a research proposal"Melanie Brooke-Read, Department of Health & Social Studies, University of Bedfordshire "Excellent text book which actually takes away the 'fear' of research within healthcare" Angela Cobbold, Institute of Health & Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University "The text is very comprehensive and I found chapter 7 on action research particularly useful in supporting a student I was supervising. I also like the self assessment exercises which I intend to incorporate in my teaching strategy." Ms. Mulcahy, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork.
Author: John Maltby,Glenn Williams,Julie Mcgarry,Liz Day
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Ellen Fineout-Overholt are creators of the ARCC (Advancing Research and Clinical practice through close Collaboration) Model, an innovative strategy for implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice in healthcare systems. The ARCC Model is cited as an exemplar of education in evidence-based practice in the Board on Health Care Services and the Institute of Medicine's book, Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality. "McInyk and Fineout-Overholt's book should be required reading in all graduate programs. Their text has provided a blueprint for the future of nursing practice and a rigorously substantiated and clearly described means for clinicians, educators, and administrators to participate in improving quality of care." Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor University of Maryland School of Nursing "Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice has been instrumental in developing a culture of evidence-based practice at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. It is fundamental to our curriculum provided to all levels of staff, from new graduate nurses to the highest levels of hospital leadership." Dr. Patricia Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, Dr. Gail Rea, RN, PhD, CNE, Dr. Karen Balakas, RN, PhD, CNE, Jennifer Williams, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Elizabeth Pratt, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC Evidence Equals Excellence group at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish School of Nursing at Goldfarb Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice is an exemplary text that spans the continuum of nursing evidence to support best practice. Utilizing this text with undergraduate, RN to BSN, and graduate nursing students, it is the ONLY text that demonstrates how to retrieve, read, and analyze evidence whether it is published as an individual study, systematic review, meta-analysis, best practice guideline, or outcomes management report. Students learn how to utilize multiple complex databases and websites as they move through each chapter. And, they experience dissemination of evidence through the development of presentations, publications, posters, and grants. This is truly a remarkable book that embraces evidence as the basis for nursing practice and patient-centered care and safety. Having used this text with more than 1000 students over the past five years, I can honestly say that I have found no other text that facilitates learning and development of clinical judgment that is grounded in valid, reliable, and applicable evidence. This is a keeper! Alice E. Dupler, JD, APRN-BC Clinical Associate Professor Washington State University College of Nursing "I have used the book since I developed the Evidence-based Practice course for our College of Nursing in Fall 2007. It was the first course of its kind at Indiana State University. It has been well received and the preferred course for all nursing graduate students for completion of their final scholarly projects. The text was essential in developing the course and provides the foundation and guidance that the students need to develop their Evidence Based Practice projects...the students love the text!" Susan Eley PhD, RN, FNP-BC Assistant Professor Director FNP Program Indiana State University
A Guide to Best Practice
Author: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk,Ellen Fineout-Overholt
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Action Research is becoming more popular in nursing and healthcare. It is used by practitioners who want to better understand and improve the quality of their work, and by students who need to do a research project for their course. An Action Research approach enables evidence-based care and links research directly to practice, making it the ideal method for a researcher in these fields. This book introduces readers to Action Research by presenting its key concepts and backing these up with practical examples throughout, often drawn from the authors' own extensive experience. Topics include: - Action research to advance patient care - Collaborative working - Ethics - Participatory Action Research - Writing up and disseminating projects Williamson, Bellman, and Webster - leading figures in the field - provide practical advice for using Action Research in healthcare settings, with patients and alongside other practitioners. Their book presents a flexible approach that can be adapted to researchers' real needs.
Author: G.R. Williamson,Loretta Bellman,Jonathan Webster
Equip yourself to expertly conduct EBP or quality improvement projects. Written by renowned EBP experts LoBiondo-Wood, Haber, & Titler, Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing and Healthcare Quality Improvement provides a straightforward yet comprehensive guide to planning, implementation, and evaluation of EBPs to improve quality of care and health outcomes. This brand-new, full-color, richly illustrated textbook begins with foundational content and then works through the processes of developing and exploring clinical questions, implementing results, and disseminating information. The book’s content and approach have been developed specifically with the adult learner in mind, with multiple full-text appendix articles referenced throughout as examples, along with unique pedagogical aids including EBP Tips and EBP Key points to ground concepts in a "real-life" context. NEW! Written by renowned EBP experts LoBiondo-Wood, Haber, & Titler to provide a straightforward yet comprehensive guide to planning and conducting EBP and quality improvement projects. NEW! A straightforward, practical approach begins with foundational content and then works through the processes of developing and exploring clinical questions, implementing results, and disseminating information. NEW! Developed specifically with the adult learner in mind, with multiple full-text appendix articles referenced throughout as examples, along with unique pedagogical aids including EBP Tips and EBP Key Points to ground concepts in a "real-life" context.
Author: Geri LoBiondo-Wood,Judith Haber,Marita G. Titler
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Qualitative Research in Nursing and Healthcare FOURTH EDITION Qualitative Research in Nursing and Healthcare is an invaluable resource for those who carry out qualitative research in the healthcare arena. It is intended to assist: Professionals and academics in the healthcare field who undertake or teach research in clinical or educational settings Postgraduates who are undertaking qualitative research and want to revise qualitative research approaches and procedures before going on to more specialist texts Undergraduates in their last year who wish to learn about qualitative perspectives or carry out a project using these approaches Fully updated from the earlier editions by Holloway and Wheeler, this new edition reflects recent developments in nursing research, and provides clear explanations of abstract ideas in qualitative research as well as practical procedures. Structured into four sections, the book looks at the initial stages, methods of data collection, qualitative approaches and analysis of collected data. It also contains a chapter on writing up and publishing qualitative research. With applied and practical examples throughout, Qualitative Research in Nursing and Healthcare is essential reading for those who are looking for a comprehensive introduction to qualitative research.
Author: Immy Holloway,Kathleen Galvin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Whilst the ‘health sciences’ are a broad and diverse area, and includes public health, primary care, health psychology, psychiatry and epidemiology, the research methods and data analysis skills required to analyse them are very similar. Moreover, the ability to appraise and conduct research is emphasised within the health sciences – and students are expected increasingly to do both. Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in the Health Sciences presents a balanced blend of quantitative research methods, and the most widely used techniques for collecting and analysing data in the health sciences. Highly practical in nature, the book guides you, step-by-step, through the research process, and covers both the consumption and the production of research and data analysis. Divided into the three strands that run throughout quantitative health science research – critical numbers, critical appraisal of existing research, and conducting new research – this accessible textbook introduces: Descriptive statistics Measures of association for categorical and continuous outcomes Confounding, effect modification, mediation and causal inference Critical appraisal Searching the literature Randomised controlled trials Cohort studies Case-control studies Research ethics and data management Dissemination and publication Linear regression for continuous outcomes Logistic regression for categorical outcomes. A dedicated companion website offers additional teaching and learning resources for students and lecturers, including screenshots, R programming code, and extensive self-assessment material linked to the book’s exercises and activities. Clear and accessible with a comprehensive coverage to equip the reader with an understanding of the research process and the practical skills they need to collect and analyse data, it is essential reading for all undergraduate and postgraduate students in the health and medical sciences.
Author: Gareth Hagger-Johnson
Rapid Research Methods for Nurses, Midwives and Health Professionals is designed to help you find and understand the meaning of key research terminology and, more importantly, develop your knowledge of some of the essential ideas and concepts they describe. This A-Z dictionary of terms is a collection of over 200 entries with a definition of each word put in context with additional tips on its use in assignment work. Alphabetically arranged in an accessible, reader-friendly format, this book: Answers a clear demand for a practical, fast and concise introduction to the key ideas, concepts and methods in nursing and healthcare research Provides students with fast and accessible information designed for revision and writing research-based assignments Demystifies a field of study that students often find daunting
Author: Colin Rees
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
"Qualitative Research in Nursing is a user-friendly text that systematically provides a sound foundation for understanding a wide range of qualitative research methodologies, including triangulation. It approaches nursing education, administration, and practice and gives step-by-step details to instruct students on how to implement each approach. Features include emphasis on ethical considerations and methodological triangulation, instrument development and software usage; critiquing guidelines and questions to ask when evaluating aspects of published research; and tables of published research that offer resources for further reading"--Provided by publisher.
Advancing the Humanistic Imperative
Author: Helen Streubert Speziale,Helen J. Streubert,Dona Rinaldi Carpenter
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Health and human services currently face a series of challenges – such as aging populations, chronic diseases and new endemics – that require highly complex responses, and take place in multiple care environments including acute medicine, chronic care facilities and the community. Accordingly, most modern health care interventions are now seen as ‘complex interventions’ – activities that contain a number of component parts with the potential for interactions between them which, when applied to the intended target population, produce a range of possible and variable outcomes. This in turn requires methodological developments that also take into account changing values and attitudes related to the situation of patients’ receiving health care. The first book to place complex interventions within a coherent system of research enquiry, this work is designed to help researchers understand the research processes involved at each stage of developing, testing, evaluating and implementing complex interventions, and assist them to integrate methodological activities to produce secure, evidence-based health care interventions. It begins with conceptual chapters which set out the complex interventions framework, discuss the interrelation between knowledge development and evidence, and explore how mixed methods research contributes to improved health. Structured around the influential UK Medical Research Council guidance for use of complex interventions, four sections, each comprised of bite-sized chapters written by multidisciplinary experts in the area, focus on: - Developing complex interventions - Assessing the feasibility of complex interventions and piloting them - Evaluating complex interventions - Implementing complex interventions. Accessible to students and researchers grappling with complex interventions, each substantive chapter includes an introduction, bulleted learning objectives, clinical examples, a summary and further reading. The perspectives of various stakeholders, including patients, families and professionals, are discussed throughout as are the economic and ethical implications of methods. A vital companion for health research, this book is suitable for readers from multidisciplinary disciplines such as medical, nursing, public health, health services research, human services and allied healthcare backgrounds.
An overview of research methods
Author: David A. Richards,Ingalill Rahm Hallberg
Focusing on the statistical methods most frequently used in the health care literature and featuring numerous charts, graphs, and up-to-date examples from the literature, this text provides a thorough foundation for the statistics portion of nursing and all health care research courses. All Fifth Edition chapters include new examples and new computer printouts using the latest software, SPSS for Windows, Version 12. New material on regression diagnostics has been added.
Author: Barbara Hazard Munro
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
This graduate level nursing research textbook continues the expansion of coverage on qualitative research, including important issues for specific qualitative traditions such as grounded theory, phenomenology and ethnography. Developing solid evidence for practice will be emphasized throughout the text, and important evaluative concepts like reliability, validity, and trustworthiness will be introduced. Other new features include stronger international content (with an emphasis on Canadian and Australian research), inclusion of “tips” in boxes located in appropriate places throughout the chapters, and the use of summary bullet points. This edition will now offer a free Connection Website, connection.LWW.com/go/polit.
Principles and Methods
Author: Denise F. Polit,Cheryl Tatano Beck
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
A Practical Workbook
Author: Susan K. Grove
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
This book focuses on enabling students to understand what research is, why it is relevant in healthcare and how it should be applied in practice. It takes the reader step by step through the research process, from choosing research questions through to searching the literature, analysing findings and presenting the final piece of work. Key features of the book are: Tips for the best practice when reading and critiquing research. Activities to test your knowledge. Key points which highlight the important topics. A companion website which includes a critical appraisal tool to use when assessing papers, multiple choice questions and free SAGE journal articles for students. Seminar plans and PowerPoint slides are provided to support lecturers in their teaching. It is essential reading for all undergraduate students of nursing, midwifery and healthcare.
Author: Patricia Cronin,Michael Coughlan,Valerie Smith
This instuctor's manual accompanies third edition providing step-by-step guidance for critiquing, using and conducting quantitative and qualitative nursing research, with an aim to help the reader make informed choices about their approach to research. Information is included on phenomemologial research, grounded theory research, ethnographic research, historical research, philosophical inquiry and critical social theory.
Conduct, Critique and Utilization
Author: Nancy Burns,Susan K. Grove,Dorothy J. Stuppy
Want to know what research and nursing have in common? The answer is everything. Every time you meet a new patient you gather information about them, which is a form of research. This book looks at research in the context of a nursing student so you can learn how to use research skills during your study and future career. It covers everything from basic interviews, quantitative and qualitative data all the way to creating and summarizing questionnaires. Research is a fundamental part of the nursing and An Introduction to Research Methods for Nursing and Healthcare is the ideal book to get you started. "I read your excellent book, one of the only 2 I read cover to cover, and was delighted that by the end, I had a pretty good idea of what to do and write. The last section, 'How to succeed with your essay', is brilliant and I am sure I am not the only student whose bacon you saved." Ms AC Silva, University of Greenwich "The book is not overly academic, it debunks jargon, advises caution over reliance on internet sources and introduces new words and terminology well. There are examples of how practitioners are using research and evidence-based practice on the ground, and it keeps the reader engaged from start to finish. It is like having a friendly, informative chat." Review by Irene Mabbott, practice development co-ordinator, evidence based practice, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Review from Nursing Standard magazine, volume 25 no. 19 January 2011 "Very easy to follow and not too much jargon." - Ms Cobbold, INSTITUTE OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY "This will be a good start for students new to research." - Dr Horton, DIVISION OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY "Some of the chapters in this book would be particularly useful for undergraduate students. Chapter two entitled The literature and Chapter three Evidence-based practice should provide useful information for undergraduate students studying research for the first time ." - Dr Curtis, SCHOOL OF NURSING, TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN "This is an ideal introductory text for nursing students new to research. I read it cover to cover in two days!" - Dr McNicholas, DEPT OF NURSING & MIDWIFERY, DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY "I already recommend Rana & Upton and I think that this book offers a good complementary text. I particularly like the practice examples and thinking points that are specifically applied to nursing." - John Aldridge, School of Health, University of Northampton "Easy to read clear advice" - Ms Brady, SCHOOL OF NURSING, KINGSTON UNIVERSITY "Following reading through I found it a clear and easy to read and digest text and have been reccomending to students," Ms Atherton, School of Health Care, LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY "This book is straight forward in approach and is well structured." Mrs. Caroline Downs, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
Author: Jeremy Jolley
Publisher: Pearson Education
Many health professionals want to investigate their health care practice and how it could be improved to benefit their patients. This book introduces the range of research approaches available, and explains what can be achieved with different methods and how they can compliment each other. Research Methods for Health Care Practice guides the researcher through their journey, giving detailed, step-by-step advice on planning and carrying out each stage of the research. Useful examples from health care research are included throughout to illustrate the application of the techniques and methods discussed. The book provides discussion of all the key issues and stages of research, including: - user involvement in research - research ethics - deciding on a research approach - data collection and analysis methods Research Methods for Health Care Practice is ideal for professionals wanting to undertake research in their own health care setting, and will be of use to any students undertaking a research project as part of their course in health and related fields.
Author: Frances Griffiths
Category: Social Science
Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology continues to be an accessible and comprehensive introductory text to pathophysiology, written specifically for nursing and healthcare students to assist in the understanding of human anatomy, and the complex disease patterns that affect normal physiology. Thoroughly updated, and with full-colour illustrations throughout, this new edition incorporates additional learning features including reflective questions at the end of each chapter, investigation boxes, medication alerts, red flags to indicate essential information to be aware of when providing care, vital signs boxes relating to physiological measurements as well as inclusion of the National Early Warning Score. With emphasis placed on a multidisciplinary approach, Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology highlights the importance of contemporary, safe, and effective practice in an environment in which the delivery of care is constantly evolving.
An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students
Author: Ian Peate
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This is an essential, accessible introduction to the practicalities of research and evidence-based practice aimed at all pre-registration nursing and healthcare students. It places research and evidence in the context of clinical practice, introduces the main methodological approaches in qualitative and quantitative research, and describes the processes of research appraisal, dissemination and implementation. The new edition of Research for Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare has been updated to include information for a broader health care audience. It engages students with the research and evidence agenda, demonstrates the relevance of research and evidence to nursing practice, and provides the skills needed to explore these areas in greater detail. Special features: · A practical guide to research methods and evidence-based practice · New edition of a successful student textbook · Includes a glossary of common research terms · Provides case studies, key points, further reading, and activities throughout · Accompanying website with links to further reading
Author: Robert Newell,Philip Burnard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons