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.

Families in Health, Illness, and Life Transitions

Families in Health, Illness, and Life Transitions
Families in health, illness, and life transitions
Suzanne L.Feetham

This section examines the state of the science of I nursing research of families from three perspectives: research in normative family transitions, non-normative family transitions, and the correspondence of nursing research of families with policy. The chapter authors provide specific recommendations for advancing the science and improving the correspondence among research, practice, and policy. Common themes are identified in the analysis conducted for each chapter. These themes relate to the need for family theory development in nursing research, increased progress in intervention research, and increased integration of research and practice.

All authors reported evidence of progress in the scientific merit of the research. They also found increasing numbers of studies addressing specific ...

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