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Nursing Policy Research

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Turning Evidence-Based Research into Health Policy


  • Geri Dickson PhD, RN
  • Linda Flynn PhD, RN

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[O]ffers excellent examples of nurses in action - effectively marrying research evidence and theories of policy influence to achieve policy change. . . .Only when we get the right policy research messages to the right policy makers will there be a real research-policy connection. Hats off to Nursing Policy Research authors, contributors and publisher (Springer Publishing Company) for helping move us forward."

--Judith A. Oulton
Oulton, Oulton & Associates
Specialist in nursing and health policy and development

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

In this book, seasoned researchers share their knowledge, skills, and expertise on the most important aspects of the research enterprise and its connection to policy implementation.
Readers will learn how to:

  • Identify the relevant health care issues that policy makers are concerned with
  • Collect and manage data that will influence policy discussion
  • Translate statistical significance into policy at the institutional, state, and federal levels
  • Secure appropriate funding for research on issues in nursing education, the workforce crisis, and more
  • Determine how Congressional processes affect federal funding and budgeting

Dickson and Flynn provide the necessary tools to turn evidence-based research into health policy. With these tools, researchers will not only improve their capacity to influence policy decisions, but will take part in the advancement of the profession at large."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 14, 2008
  • Page Count 400
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826133335
  • EISBN 9780826133342

Table of Contents 

    Foreword by Linda Aiken
    Preface by Geri L. Dickson and Linda Flynn
    List of Figures
    List of Tables
    Section I: Discovering the Research-to-Policy Connection
  1. Back to the Future: From Evidence to Policy, Geri L. Dickson
  2. Nursing Outcomes Research: Connections to Workforce Issues and Policy Decisions, Sean P. Clarke

  3. Lessons Learned, Geri L. Dickson
    Section II: Toward Evidence-Based Policy: Collecting and Managing the Data
    Introduction, Geri L. Dickson
  4. Addressing the Complexities of Survey Research, Patricia Moulton, Linda M. Lacey, Linda Flynn, Christine Tassone Kovner and Carol S. Brewer
  5. Forecasting a State Supply and Demand of RNs Using the Revised 2005 HRSA Models, Lynn Unruh and Valerie Danesh
  6. Missing Data Effects on Nurse Workforce Analysis and Projections, Jennifer G. Nooney

  7. Lessons Learned, Linda Flynn
    Section III: Research and Workplace Policy
    Introduction, Geri L. Dickson
  8. Work Satisfaction among Staff Nurses in Acute Care Hospitals, Carol S. Brewer and Christine Tassone Kovner
  9. Workload, Quality of Care, and Job Satisfaction in Home Health Nurses, Linda Flynn
  10. The Emotional Demands of Nursing, Rebecca J. Erickson
  11. Lessons Learned, Geri L. Dickson
    Section IV: Research and Educational Policy
    Introduction, Geri L. Dickson
  12. Nursing's Long-Term Pipeline: A Study of High Schools Student Using a Unique Data Collection Approach, Rebecca Rudel and Patricia Moulton
  13. The Looming Crisis of an Inadequate Pipeline for Nursing Faculty, Brenda Cleary, James W. Bevill, Jr., Linda Lacey, and Jennifer G. Nooney
  14. Clinical Simulation and the Need for Evidence-Based Policy, Felissa R. Lashley and Wendy Nehring

  15. Lessons Learned, Geri L. Dickson
    Section V: Funding the Research-to-Policy Connection
    Introduction, Linda Flynn
  16. Of Horses & Ponies: Taking Your Show to Washington, Claudia L. McDonald
  17. AHRQ Funding Opportunities for Nurse Researchers, Kathleen Kendrick, Gail S. Makulowich, and Mary L. Grady
  18. From Issues to Action: How the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Influences Health Policy, Lori Melichar and Susan B. Hassmiller
  19. A Metaphor for Addressing the Nurse Shortage in Oregon, Judith L. Woodruff

  20. Lesson Learned, Linda Flynn
    Section VI: Making the Research-to-Policy Connection
    Introduction, Linda Flynn
  21. Policy Development and Nursing, Lucille A. Joel
  22. State Funding for Nurse Faculty Loan Repayment: The Vermont Experience, Mary Val Palumbo
  23. Using Research to Influence Federal Policy: The Nephrology Nurses' Experience, Linda Flynn, Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, and Sandra M. Bodin

  24. Lessons Learned, Linda Flynn
  25. From Research to Policy - The Ultimate Translation, Linda Flynn and Geri L. Dickson

  26. Index