This ambitious and long-awaited volume brings together foremost nursing scholars and educators to review and critique the state of nursing research across topics most relevant to current practice. Comprehensive in scope, cogent and truly thought provoking, a book such as the Handbook for Clinical Nursing Research is a must-have shelf reference for every nurse carrying out research or aspiring to conduct research and for those who teach them.
Part IIB: Clinical Nursing Practice Strategies and Nurse Sensitive Outcomes
Of major relevance to the nursing profession and discipline is the ability to articulate the clinical nursing practice strategies that are sensitive and lead to outcomes that improve health status, either of individuals or groups. Increasing emphasis on “evidence-based” practice necessitates that we determine the “evidence” through nursing research. The three chapters in this section incorporate a suggested categorical schema and review of some key instruments for measuring outcomes sensitive to nursing practice in the chapter by Hölzerner and Henry, and two chapters focus on considering individuals who are at high biological risk for an untoward health status trajectory. These include historical and emerging views on the nature ...