Encouraging learning disability nursing research
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Encouraging learning disability nursing research

Karen McKenzie Consultant Clinical Psychologist, University of Edinburgh
Elaine Kwaitek Senior Lecturer
Daphne Loads Lecturer
Liz MacGregor Lecturer
Hazel Powell Lecturer, All work at Napier University, Edinburgh

Karen McKenzie and colleagues outline how they are raising the profile of research by learning disability nurses with the aid of research buddies

Every area of health care is increasingly under-pinned by the principle of evidence-based practice. As health professionals, we are expected to base our interventions on a sound research base, evaluate the effectiveness of our interventions and contribute to the evidence base of our profession by carrying out research (Burton and Chapman 2004).

Learning Disability Practice. 9, 5, 10-14. doi: 10.7748/ldp.9.5.10.s18

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