Nursing research comprise a wide range of scientific inquiry such as nursing education research, health systems and outcomes research, and clinical research. Nursing education research focuses on strategies for improving educational strategies to prepare scientists and clinicians in the nursing profession. Health systems and outcomes research assess the quality, availability, and costs of methods and healthcare services to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical practice. Clinical research emphasizes on the behaviors, biological and other forms of investigations and provides the scientific background for care for individuals of all ages in any healthcare setting where care is delivered. Therefore, scientific inquiry is considered as the foundation of nursing practice because it generates knowledge for clinical practice, controlling diseases, and for eliminating symptoms resulting from illness and restoring health.
Relationship between Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice
Evidence based practice focuses on quality improvement data and research findings as well as other form of data evaluation. One of the most important new thing I learned about the relationship between EBP and nursing research is that EBP is used to close the research being performed and the practice. EBPs challenges nurses and other health care professionals look at “why” behind existing processes and process in search for improvement.
Influence of Martian’s Perspective on Nursing Research and Nursing Practice
Martian’s thinking that there cannot be holistic understanding of science without practicing significantly impacts nursing research and nursing practice. Practicing nursing research helps in developing treatments that offer the most optimal level of care and implementing new changes in life long care. Besides, understanding knowledge use in daily nursing practice is essential in the improvement of quality healthcare and educational preparation.
LoBiondo-Wood, G., & Haber, J. (2017). Nursing Research-E-Book: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice. Elsevier Health Sciences.