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The study of nursing care project: back to the future for contemporary nursing research?

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Aims. To discuss the Study of Nursing Care project, an initiative from the late

    1970s in the UK. The article explores the impact of the Study of Nursing Care on

    nursing research, and considers to what extent it presents a useful model for contemporary

    nursing research.

    Background. It is acknowledged internationally that the nursing academic workforce

    is ageing and dwindling. Many possible solutions are being debated with all

    agreeing that the next generation of evidence based nurse leaders is urgently

    required.

    Data sources. In this article, the authors survey existing workforce schemes,

    describe the Study of Nursing Care series, published in the 1970s, and draw on

    interviews and correspondence conducted in 2009 with four of the original Study of

    Nursing Care research assistants.

    Discussion. The Study of Nursing Care project poses a potential response to academic

    workforce issues. This article discusses the evolution of the project, its

    methods and operation and considers its possible implications for contemporary

    practice.

    Implications for nursing. The Study of Nursing Care model demonstrates the clear

    benefits of fully committed funding, a programmatic approach towards research

    development, and the importance of selecting the right kind of people for the work,

    in a National scheme.

    Conclusion. The authors argue that although the clinical outcomes it set out to

    achieve remain elusive, the project produced a cohort of nurse researchers who went

    on to give important leadership in nursing, including in nursing academia/research.

    A contemporary version of the Study of Nursing Care has important potential to

    generate the next generation of nurse researchers, and leaders, into the twenty-first

    century.

UOW Authors


  •   Smith, Kylie M. (external author)
  •   Crookes, Patrick A.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Smith, K. M. & Crookes, P. A. (2012). The study of nursing care project: back to the future for contemporary nursing research?. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68 (11), 2586-2593.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84866752438

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/2990

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 2586

End Page


  • 2593

Volume


  • 68

Issue


  • 11

Abstract


  • Aims. To discuss the Study of Nursing Care project, an initiative from the late

    1970s in the UK. The article explores the impact of the Study of Nursing Care on

    nursing research, and considers to what extent it presents a useful model for contemporary

    nursing research.

    Background. It is acknowledged internationally that the nursing academic workforce

    is ageing and dwindling. Many possible solutions are being debated with all

    agreeing that the next generation of evidence based nurse leaders is urgently

    required.

    Data sources. In this article, the authors survey existing workforce schemes,

    describe the Study of Nursing Care series, published in the 1970s, and draw on

    interviews and correspondence conducted in 2009 with four of the original Study of

    Nursing Care research assistants.

    Discussion. The Study of Nursing Care project poses a potential response to academic

    workforce issues. This article discusses the evolution of the project, its

    methods and operation and considers its possible implications for contemporary

    practice.

    Implications for nursing. The Study of Nursing Care model demonstrates the clear

    benefits of fully committed funding, a programmatic approach towards research

    development, and the importance of selecting the right kind of people for the work,

    in a National scheme.

    Conclusion. The authors argue that although the clinical outcomes it set out to

    achieve remain elusive, the project produced a cohort of nurse researchers who went

    on to give important leadership in nursing, including in nursing academia/research.

    A contemporary version of the Study of Nursing Care has important potential to

    generate the next generation of nurse researchers, and leaders, into the twenty-first

    century.

UOW Authors


  •   Smith, Kylie M. (external author)
  •   Crookes, Patrick A.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Smith, K. M. & Crookes, P. A. (2012). The study of nursing care project: back to the future for contemporary nursing research?. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68 (11), 2586-2593.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84866752438

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/2990

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 2586

End Page


  • 2593

Volume


  • 68

Issue


  • 11