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Clinical - academic partnerships research : converting the rhetoric into reality

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Brenda Happell
An increasing recognition of the importance of research-based practice to the nursing profession has led to a number of strategies designed to increase the utilization and conduct of nursing research. The transfer of nursing education from hospitals to universities occurred partly in response to the identified theory - practice gap. Subsequently, a significant investment in joint clinical - academic positions and clinical professorial positions has been made with the intention of bridging the gap between the tertiary sector and the clinical field. Anecdotal evidence suggests that neither strategy has achieved the desired degree of success. The available literature suggests that nurses do not tend to become involved in the conduct of research, nor do they readily utilise research findings in their practice. It is hypothesized in this paper that this reflects the strong cultural differences between the clinical and academic worlds in nursing. The aim of this paper is to discuss the impact of these cultural differences and describe specific principals that could contribute to significant cultural change and the bridging of the academic - clinician divide.

History

Volume

11

Issue

1

Start Page

1218

End Page

1226

Number of Pages

9

ISSN

0968-0624

Location

United Kingdom

Publisher

International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing Research

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Psychiatric Nursing Research and Practice;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International journal of psychiatric nursing research.

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