All three authors are employed at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, FL: Elizabeth Diane Sparkman as an infection control nurse, Patricia Quigley as a rehabilitation clinical specialist, and Joyce McCarthy as a diabetes clinical specialist.
Putting Research into Practice
Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
1991 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 16, Issue 1, pages 12–14, January-February 1991
How to Cite
Sparkman, E. D., Quigley, P. and McCarthy, J. (1991), Putting Research into Practice. Rehabilitation Nursing, 16: 12–14. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.1991.tb01165.x
- Issue published online: 3 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
Two nursing units at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, FL, used a model directed toward translating research outcomes into clinical knowledge for use in a practice setting. Each unit developed its own unique subjects, based on problem identification by the nursing staff. The clinical areas followed different courses, and the results varied. Many differences between the two units became apparent, such as mode of delivery of nursing care (primary versus team nursing) and differences in staffing patterns. These differences had an impact on successful implementation of the model. This article describes the Conduct and Utilization of Research in Nursing (CURN) model as a process that guides nursing staff in integrating research and clinical practice.