Nursing Policy Research Turning Evidence-Based Research into Health Policy

ISBN-10: 0826133339
ISBN-13: 9780826133335
Edition: 2008
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Description: Nurse leaders, researchers, and evaluators face a vital problem in the profession: how to successfully translate evidence-based research into health policy.

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List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Nurse leaders, researchers, and evaluators face a vital problem in the profession: how to successfully translate evidence-based research into health policy.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Discovering the Research to Policy Connection
Back to the Future: From Evidence to Policy
Select Examples of Past Policy Changes
Where Do We Go From Here? The Intersection of Politics and Policy
Applying Kingdon and Gladwell's Theories to Policy Change by Nurses
Nursing Outcomes Research: Connections to Workforce Issues and Policy Decisions
Health Services Research and Nursing Outcomes Research
Challenges in Nursing Outcomes Research
Nursing Outcomes Research at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research
The Future and the Role of Nursing Outcomes Research
Lessons Learned
Toward Evidence-Based Policy: Collecting and Managing the Data
Introduction
Addressing the Complexities of Survey Research
It Is All About the Why: Determining Your Survey Research Topic
Do You Know What You Are Asking? Common Problems With Survey Questions
Mail Survey Method: Imperatives and Pitfalls
Collecting Data by Survey-The Best-Laid Plans Can Go Awry
Forecasting a State Supply and Demand of RNs Using the Revised 2005 HRSA Models
The HRSA Nursing Demand and Supply Models
Using the HRSA Models for Forecasting in Individual States: Three Approaches
FCN Experiences in Using the HRSA Models for Forecasting in Florida
Summary of FCN Experiences: Lessons Learned in Using the HRSA Models for Forecasting in Florida and Recommendations for Other States
Missing Data Effects on Nurse Workforce Analysis and Projections
Sources and Causes of Missing Data
Analyzing and Classifying Missingness: The Bias Analysis
Traditional Methods for Dealing with Missing Data
Recent Developments in Missing Data Techniques
Lessons Learned
Research and Workplace Policy
Introduction
Work Satisfaction Among Staff Nurses in Acute Care Hospitals
Sample
Methods
Findings
Discussion
Policy Implications
Workload, Quality of Care, and Job Satisfaction in Home Health Nurses
Background and Significance
Method
Findings
Policy Implications
The Emotional Demands of Nursing
A Crisis in Nurse Staffing
Why Nurses Leave Direct Patient Care
The Emotional Foundations of Burnout
Methods
Results
What Influences Burnout Among Registered Nurses?
Which Facets of the Emotional Context of Care Might Contribute to an Understanding of Burnout Over and Above the Effect of Individual and Occupational Characteristics?
Lessons Learned
Research and Educational Policy
Introduction
Nursing's Long-Term Pipeline: A Study of High School Students Using a Unique Data Collection Approach
North Dakota's Unique Nursing Education History
Tomorrow's Nursing Pipeline: A Literature Review
Nursing as a Specific Career Vision in High School
The High School Student Survey
Discussion
The Looming Crisis of an Inadequate Pipeline for Nursing Faculty
Faculty Supply and Demand
The Pipeline for Faculty Roles
Discussion
Clinical Simulation and the Need for Evidence-Based Policy
Types of Simulation
Standardized Patients
Simulation and Policy
Lessons Learned
Funding the Research to Policy Connection
Introduction
Of Horses and Ponies: Taking Your Show to Washington
Why Should I Learn to Dance?
The Dance: One Step at a Time
The Federal Budget Process
AHRQ Funding Opportunities for Nurse Researchers
AHRQ's Changing Mission
AHRQ's Research Priorities
Research Funding Opportunities
Training and Career Development Programs
Research Infrastructure Support Programs
Getting an AHRQ Research Grant
Overview of the Grant Application Submission, Review, and Award Process
From Issues to Action: How the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Influences Health Policy
Governmental Policy: RWJF's Role in Advancing the Nurse Practitioner Role
Organizational Policy: Transforming Care at the Bedside
The Process of Influencing Policy
Identifying Promising Solutions to Improve Health and Health Care
Creating the Evidence to Convince Policy Makers to Improve Health and Health Care Policy
Restrictions on Lobbying: A Delicate Balance
Building Capacity of Individuals and Institutions
Conclusion: How RWJF Influences Policy
A Metaphor for Addressing the Nurse Shortage in Oregon
Northwest Health Foundation
Farming and the Relationship to the Nursing Workforce Crisis
Cultivating the Environment for Nursing
Planning for Future Crops: Supporting a Nursing Policy Agenda
Conclusion and Key Findings
Lessons Learned
Making the Research to Policy Connection
Introduction
Policy Development and Nursing
Citizenship in a Democracy
Nurses as Participants in a Democratic Community
The Power of Numbers
Politics for Policy
Beyond Baseline
State Funding for Nurse Faculty Loan Repayment: The Vermont Experience
Applying Kingdon's Framework
The Political Stream
The Policy Stream
Using Research to Influence Federal Policy: The Nephrology Nurses' Experience
The Research-Policy Connection
The Revised Model in Action
Lessons Learned
Epilogue
From Research to Policy-The Ultimate Translation
Index

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