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Nursing in the public sphere: breaching the boundary between research and policy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11095219     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Nurses and nursing are associated traditionally with activities in a private sphere. This paper argues that, if clinical care is to be improved, nurses need to take a more active public role in making and implementing health policy at both local and national levels. In the current climate, empirical evidence is one of the most important tools for influencing health policy. This paper discusses contemporary models of the policy-making process before outlining a number of strategies that could be used to increase the policy impact of nursing research. Finally, while the current climate in the United Kingdom health-care arena presents opportunities for researchers to have an impact on policy, the growth of health policy research as a distinct field of scholarship also poses a number of challenges and dangers.
Authors:
E West; C Scott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of advanced nursing     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0309-2402     ISO Abbreviation:  J Adv Nurs     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-16     Completed Date:  2001-09-13     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609811     Medline TA:  J Adv Nurs     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  817-24     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Affiliation:
Royal College of Nursing Institute, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, England.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Decision Making, Organizational*
Evidence-Based Medicine
Great Britain
Health Policy*
Humans
Models, Organizational
Needs Assessment
Nursing / organization & administration*
Nursing Research / organization & administration*
Politics
Public Sector / organization & administration*
Quality of Health Care
Research / organization & administration*
Research Support as Topic / organization & administration
State Medicine / organization & administration*

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