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Nursing Research and Nursing Practice

What are the theoretical and practical importance of using nursing research findings to improve nursing practice? What are some strategies that can be used to motivate and persuade nurses to use research findings in their nursing practice setting?

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Excellent question! I also attached a highly informative article on this topic.

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1. What are the theoretical and practical importance of using research findings to improve nursing practice?

The theoretical importance of using research findings to improve nursing practice is tied to the nursing profession as a whole and how it is perceived by the medical profession and other disciples. Is it credible? The nursing profession will be perceived as a more credible profession when practice is informed by research and nursing theories that have been tested and stood the test of time.

Likewise, practically, it is important to use research findings to improve nursing practice for the credibility of the profession, but also for offering the "best practice" strategies to the patients. For example, if new research suggested new ways of instilling hope in cancer survivors, nurses need to know these strategies to be able to offer the survivors of cancer the 'best treatment practices; based on new research findings.

For example, according to Clarke (2000), by using research findings to improve nursing practice, the nursing profession will GREATLY IMPROVE and move ...

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This solution explains the theoretical and practical importance of using research findings to improve nursing practice, as well as several strategies that can be used to motivate and persuade nurses to use research findings in their practice setting. Supplemented with a highly informative article on ways to use research to make a difference in clinical nursing practice.

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