Mixed messages in nursing research: their contribution to the persisting hiatus between evidence and practice.

@article{Hicks1997MixedMI,
  title={Mixed messages in nursing research: their contribution to the persisting hiatus between evidence and practice.},
  author={Carolyn M Hicks and Deborah Hennessy},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={1997},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={595-601}
}
The current emphasis in the United Kingdom on evidence-based health care requires that medical and non-medical professionals ensure that their clinical practice is founded on scientifically derived findings rather than on intuition and ritual. To this end, many initiatives have been introduced which are intended to increase both the corpus of available research evidence and the extent to which it informs practice. To date, however, there has been a disappointing shortfall in published research… CONTINUE READING

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