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Using Nursing Research to Shape Health Policy

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  • Patricia A. Grady PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Ada Sue Hinshaw PhD, RN, FAAN
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Examining the crucial interrelationship between nursing research and health policy, this book presents examples of specific health care policies that have been influenced, implemented, or changed as a result of nursing research. It builds on the discussion of this relationship in the editors’ earlier book, Shaping Health Policy Through Nursing Research, named a Doody's Core Title in 2013 and an AJN Book of the Year in 2011. This book updates earlier information with new nursing research by esteemed scholars. It encompasses research related to major policy directives of the decade, including the Institute of Medicine's The Future of Nursing report, the Affordable Care Act, and the genomic nursing science blueprint, and highlights how they have influenced, and will continue to influence, health policy.

Relevant for a wide range of readers, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and nursing professionals, the book describes how science shapes health policy in general, discusses models and strategies for linking research and health policy, and presents multiple examples of how major nursing research has influenced health policy. The text provides both a conceptual orientation and an operational approach to strategies linking research to policy and influencing policy makers at the organizational, community, state, national, and international levels.

Key Features:

  • Offers examples of cutting-edge nursing research providing a foundation for practice and policy
  • Incorporates major policy directives of this decade and highlights how nursing research has influenced health policy
  • Demonstrates to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and nursing professionals how nursing research can shape health policy decisions
  • Includes perspectives, models, and strategies for using nursing research to influence health policy
  • Addresses how nursing research shapes policy at organizational, community, state, national, and international levels

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 03, 2017
  • Page Count 414
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826170101
  • EISBN 9780826170118

About The Author(s) 

Patricia A. Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been affiliated with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1988, first as an extramural research program administrator in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), then as a member of the NIH Task Force for Medical Rehabilitation Research and assistant director of NINDS, until 1995, when she was appointed director of the National Institute of Nursing Research. Under her leadership, the institute has more than doubled its budget and significantly increased the number of research and training grants awarded. Dr. Grady is an internationally recognized researcher on the topic of stroke. She also served as a faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and School of Medicine.

She has co-authored numerous articles and serves on many journal editorial boards, including Stroke, Stroke and Cerebral Vascular Diseases, and NeuroTherapeutics, the journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics. Dr. Grady is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Policy Luminary Award from the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing, the Second Century Award for Excellence in Health Care from Columbia University School of Nursing, and the honorary doctor of science degree from Thomas Jefferson University and the Medical University of South Carolina.

Ada Sue Hinshaw, PhD, RN, FAAN, is dean emeritus and professor emeritus, Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services, University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, and dean emeritus and professor, University of Michigan School of Nursing, where she served as dean from 1994 to 2006. Dr. Hinshaw was selected as an American Academy of Nursing (AAN)/American Foundation of Nursing/Institute of Medicine Senior Nurse Scholar from 2006 to 2007. She was also the first permanent director of the National Center of Nursing Research and the first director of the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). During her tenure at NIH, Dr. Hinshaw was responsible for promoting research in the areas of disease prevention, health promotion, and acute and chronic illness, as well as investigating environments that enhance nursing care and patient outcomes. She has conducted research in quality of care, patient outcomes, measurement of outcomes, and building positive work environments to enhance patient safety. Dr. Hinshaw is the recipient of many awards for her work, including the Midwest Nursing Research Society Lifetime Achievement Award, the Health Leader of the Year Award from the U.S. Public Health Service, the Award for Excellence in Nursing Research (Sigma Theta Tau), the Nurse Scientist of the Year Award (ANA Council of Nurse Researchers), the Living Legend Award from the AAN, and the Walsh McDermott Award from the National Academy of Medicine. She has received 14 honorary doctorates.

Table of Contents 



Foreword Patrick H. DeLeon, PhD, MPH, JD




1. Policy Directives, Scientific Challenges, and Patterns

Patricia A. Grady and Ada Sue Hinshaw

2. Expanding Areas of Clinical and Basic Sciences

Ann K. Cashion and Joan K. Austin

3. Implementation Science

Marita Titler and Clayton Shuman

4. Integration of Genomics in Nursing Research

Janet K. Williams

5. Team Science: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century

Alma Vega and Mary D. Naylor

6. Data Science

Suzanne Bakken


7. Self-Management of Illness in Teens

Margaret Grey and Kaitlyn Rechenberg

8. Self-Management of Illness in Adults

Barbara Riegel, Victoria Vaughan Dickson, and Christopher S. Lee

9. Integration of Genomics in Nursing Research: An Example

Karen E. Wickersham and Susan G. Dorsey

10. Gastrointestinal Symptom Science and Assessment

Margaret M. Heitkemper and Wendy A. Henderson

11. Caring for Caregivers in an Aging Society: Contributions of Nursing Research to Practice and Policy

Laura N. Gitlin

12. Aging in Place: Adapting the Environment

Marilyn J. Rantz, Kari R. Lane, Lori L. Popejoy, Colleen Galambos, Lorraine J. Phillips, Lanis Hicks, Greg Alexander, Laurel Despins, Richelle Koopman, Marjorie Skubic, Mihail Popescu, and James Keller

13. Aging in Place: Innovative Teams

Sarah L. Szanton

14. Chronic Illness: Addressing Hypertension and Health Disparities in Communities

Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, Martha Hill, and Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb

15. Chronic Illness: Promoting Cardiovascular Health in Socioeconomically Austere Rural Areas

Debra K. Moser

16. Chronic Illness: Telehealth Approaches to Wellness

Stanley Finkelstein and Rhonda Cady

17. Palliative and End-of-Life Care Issues in Adults: The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Program

Susan E. Hickman

18. Nursing Research and Health Policy Through the Lens of Pediatric Palliative, Hospice, and End-of-Life Care

Kim Mooney-Doyle, Lisa C. Lindley, and Pamela S. Hinds

19. Palliative and End-of-Life Care Issues: Policy Perspective

Jeri L. Miller


20. Expanding Health Care Policy: The Ties That Bind

Ada Sue Hinshaw and Patricia A. Grady