At the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), nurses have boldly dared to transform their nursing program into a place where patient care, science, research, and evidence combine for improved practice, responsible economics, enhanced mentoring, and a fertile place to allow extraordinary nurses to develop.
Fostering a Research-Intensive Organization addresses how a strong nursing research agenda can impact patient care and influence the redesign of services needed to effectively respond to a changing healthcare environment. This book provides a comprehensive review to support the practice environment as an important place to advance nursing science through research by:
- Providing examples of the MGH experience useful in explaining the importance of a nursing research agenda
- Discussing the support for and the conduct of research applicable to nurse’s professional and personal development
- Demonstrating how to design a research infrastructure and provide the resources, support, and organizational commitment needed to promote research in practice settings
- Sharing ideas about mentoring, evidence-based practice, methods and evaluation, instruments development, and post-doctoral fellowships
- Developing new funding sources, partnerships, team-building, and engagement in multidisciplinary research activities.
About the Author
Jeanette Ives Erickson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is Senior Vice President for Patient Care and Chief Nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Marianne Ditomassi, DNP, RN, MBA, is Executive Director of Patient Care and Magnet Recognition at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dorothy A. Jones, EdD, RN, FAAN, FNI, is the Director of Senior Nurse Scientist in the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research
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