Contributions of nursing research to patient care*

Authors

  • Susan R. Gortner R.N. Ph.D.,

    1. Nursing Research Branch, Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Manpower, Health Resources Administration, Public Health Service, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Bethesda, Maryland
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  • Doris Bloch R.N. Dr. P.H.,

    1. Nursing Research Branch, Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Manpower, Health Resources Administration, Public Health Service, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Bethesda, Maryland
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  • Thomas P. Phillips R.N. Ph.D.

    1. Nursing Research Branch, Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Manpower, Health Resources Administration, Public Health Service, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Bethesda, Maryland
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  • *

    This article first appeared in Journal of Nursing Administration, 1976 March-April and is reprinted by permission of the publisher.

Abstract

Contributions of nursing research to nursing practice in the USA are increasing rapidly in four major areas: (1) the science of practice; (2) the artistry of practice; (3) the structures needed for optimal delivery of care; and (4) the methodologies needed for measurement and evaluation. Illustrative studies are described in each area, concluding with a plea for implementation of research findings. The authors presented this paper at the Open Forum, National League for Nursing Convention, 21 May 1975, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, and it was first published in Journal of Nursing Administration (1976) March–April.

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