This latest edition of Resources for Nursing Research provides a comprehensive bibliography of sources on nursing research and includes references for books, journal papers and Internet resources. This Fourth Edition covers the disciplines of nursing, health care, and the social sciences.

The Role of Government

The role of government

United Kingdom

Papers in this section document some aspects of the part the UK government has played in the development of nursing research, and the wider context within which it operates.

Definition [See Appendix D for Source]

Research governance – … a system of control in an area [for example, the NHS in general, local hospitals, primary care trusts, community clinics, or private, voluntary or charitable sectors]


3.9.1 Alderman, G. (2000) Teaching and research in higher education. Reflections on Higher Education 11 January 26–34

Discusses some of the problems of the Research Assessment Exercise and its effects on teaching and research in universities. These are the distinction between research and non-research active staff, the narrowness of which research ‘counts’, ways in which it ...

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