Student nurses strive to become evidence-based practitioners, and to achieve this they need to understand how research impacts on health and health care. This new book helps readers to do just that, providing a readable, concise guide to the research process for those who are beginning their first degree. It walks students through the research process, covering topics such as how to choose a research question, literature reviewing and analysing findings. Key features of the book are: • A companion website to support lecturers in their teaching and students in their learning. The site offers resources including class discussion questions, quizzes and free SAGE journal articles • Learning outcomes and key points which highlight important information • Definitions of difficult terms and an interactive glossary • Activities to help students revise and test their learning It will be essential reading for all those studying on undergraduate degrees in nursing and health, as well as those taking courses to continue their professional development. [SAGE companion website icon]

Ethical and Legal Issues in Research

Ethical and legal issues in research


One of the greatest challenges often faced by healthcare researchers is obtaining ethical approval to proceed with a study. This is because ethics in healthcare research is a complex subject. History has revealed, as we will discuss in this chapter, some serious breaches in ethics in past studies. These have led to the development of guidance and laws, which direct and insist on appropriate ethical and legal practices in current healthcare research. Ethical guidance, although challenging at times in its remit, is and should be, very much welcomed by the healthcare research community. This is because, not only does it provide for the safety, welfare and rights of people participating in research studies, ...

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