Developing a culture of research in community nursing

Denise Cummins, Kurt Andersson-Noorgard, Linda Foley, Jeana Nurmeiyati, Ivanka Komusanac

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In today's demanding clinical environments it is challenging for nurses to undertake research. Barriers include time, limited self-belief and confidence, commitment, limited knowledge of the research process, and lack of administrative support. Yet nurses are curious and many have ideas to improve clinical care and patient outcomes.

This paper discusses how community nursing service, Sydney District Nursing, has developed a congenial and collegial process to improve the culture of nursing research, and to support its nurses to undertake research and develop quality improvement projects.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationAustralian nursing & midwifery journal
PublisherAustralian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes


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