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.
Environments for Optimizing Client Outcomes
The three chapters in this section examine nursing research that investigates the impact of nursing environments on outcomes for clients in a variety of settings. Environments have been broadly defined in these chapters to include both the internal and external context in which care is delivered; however, emphasis has been placed on the internal environment, or that context in which nurses practice that is believed to directly affect the clients served.
Much of the research in this area, no matter the setting, is in its infancy. Nursing has recognized for many years that context has an impact on care delivery. Most of the formal research has, however, examined the effect of context on staff and organizational ...