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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.

Nursing Research of Families: State of the Science and Correspondence with Policy
Nursing research of families: State of the science and correspondence with policy
Suzanne L.Feetham, Susan B.Meister
Introduction

In nursing research of families, we have always aimed to achieve a high degree of correspondence with practice. The two preceeding chapters focus on the state of the science in nursing research of families and the degree of correspondence between science and practice. Such correspondence is important because research that is closely tied to practice clarifies our understanding of the relative value of an intervention for specific groups of families. If the intervention has enough value, it should become the centerpiece of a well-designed service program, and the evaluation of that program should guide the ...

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