Evidence-based practice in nursing
Evidence-based practice is the best that nursing can give to its patients and families, and to society at large. The search for such knowledge continues with nurses. As a staff R.N., working around the clock and the calendar, there is no one in a better position to evaluate patient care and outcomes, and to ask the questions that need to be asked to improve patient care and outcomes.
Research councils are resources to help you with your research projects
Both Henry Ford Hospital and Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital have their own Nursing Research Councils to help the nurses through the research process. The councils help identify other co-workers who have an interest in similar topics or issues.
Another resource is the Nursing Research Partnership between Henry Ford and Wayne State University College of Nursing. Identified faculty members from the College of Nursing are available as consultants to the nursing staff to assist in the development and refinement of research questions and nursing research project.
By asking your questions and seeking the answers using the nursing research process, you can add to the body of scientific nursing knowledge and improve nursing practice and patient care.