Nurse led research – developing the evidence base for fertility nursing practice
Nurses work across a range of clinical environments, undertaking different roles and responsibilities, but our primary goal is the same: to act as a patient’s advocate and provide optimal care based on evidence obtained through research. Nurses are at the forefront of patient care and therefore play a pivotal role in identifying gaps in clinical practice, and developing ideas for improving patient outcomes. By encouraging nurse specialists to embrace research as a core component of their role, they can address issues observed in the clinical environment, determine effective best practices, and continually improve care standards. Nurses acquire a wide range of transferable skills during their career, making them well-placed to undertake research, yet many are reluctant to do so. By seeking out research opportunities, nurses can progress their career pathway by demonstrating an ability to conduct research addressing important patient issues, and translating these findings into fertility practice.
Citation : Norton, W. (2020) Nurse led research – developing the evidence base for fertility nursing practice. British Fertility Society Conference, June 2020.
Research Institute : Centre for Reproduction Research (CRR)