ERIC Number: ED242975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Implications of Research for Nursing Practice, Education, and Policymaking. Proceedings of the Annual SCCEN Research Conference (2nd, Birmingham, Alabama, December 3-4, 1982).
Smith, Mary Colette, Ed.
Proceedings are presented from a research conference to promote nursing research as a basis for policymaking in nursing practice, education, and health care services. The keynote address, by Patricia Jones, describes issues in health care financing in the 1980s and urges researchers to provide the kind of data and guidelines needed to support professional nursing services. The second paper, by Ora L. Strickland, names establishment of an acceptable and stable economic base for the provision of nursing services as the most important public policy issue facing nursing and gives pointers on collaborative research as one approach to contributing to the knowledge base. The third presentation, by Jeanette Lancaster, exhorts nurse researchers to affect policy by identifying critical study areas and initiating research. Abstracts follow of 32 studies, with almost equal numbers focusing on clinical practice, education, and the delivery of health care areas; the majority have implications in all three areas. They generally underscore the interrelatedness of research, education, and service. Specific topics include nurse-patient negotiations, predictive factors of supply and salaries of nurse practitioners, cultural determinants of health and self-care, job satisfaction, skills of nurse administrators, continuing education, nursing gestalt, nurses' decision making, and factors related to student success in completing a baccalaureate nursing education. (YLB)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Nurses, Nursing, Nursing Education, Policy Formation, Research, Research Needs
Southern Regional Education Board, 1340 Spring Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing, Atlanta, GA.; Alabama Univ., Birmingham. School of Nursing.