Like the parts of a body, research systems interact and support each other. From clinical nurses testing a new protocol to nurse researchers at a university, professionals and students are now expected to understand the fundamentals of research. But these potential researchers often find they are missing the foundation they need to move their ideas to reality.
Anatomy of Research for Nurses covers everything from formulating a hypothesis to legal and ethical issues in performing and funding a research study. Providing a user-friendly approach to research, authors Christine Hedges and Barbara Williams bring together a team that bridges the gaps between academic learning and research in a clinical setting, using learning elements such as question and answer sections, sample protocols and frameworks, data collection and measurement examples, and so much more.
About the Authors
Christine Hedges, PhD, RN, APN, is Director of Nursing Quality and Research at UNC Health Care. An expert researcher with experience in university and EBP settings, Hedges has authored numerous data-based articles, commentaries, and book chapters and has spoken nationally on sleep, research translation, and EBP. Additionally, she is a former research column editor and editorial board member of AACN Advanced Critical Care. She is a peer reviewer for numerous nursing journals.
Barbara Williams, PhD, RN, APN, is a Nurse Scientist at Meridian Health Ann May Center for Nursing and Allied Health, where she coordinates the Specialty Scholar Program. She teaches research and EBP at William Paterson University and also advises graduate students in the development and completion of research proposals. She is a peer reviewer for Research in Nursing & Health