Removing the barriers to nurse research
Nurses are far less likely than doctors or pharmacists to focus on research activity, but this needs to change
Research led by nurses, midwives and allied health professionals results in older people falling less, fewer infections in hospital, better rehabilitation for stroke survivors, improved rates of return to work after illness and better mental healthcare. Statistics on research excellence speak for themselves: 81% of research that includes nurses, midwives and allied health professionals is rated as either world leading (31%) or internationally excellent (50%), bettering the national average relative to other subjects by 5%.
Nursing Standard. 32, 9, 27-27. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.9.27.s24