Improving nursing care through mentored research: A paper within a paper

Holdaway, S.J.; Sgorbini, M.; Hewitt, J.; Greenwood, J.; Parsons, M.

Contemporary Nurse 9(3-4): 265-274

2000


ISSN/ISBN: 1037-6178
DOI: 10.5172/conu.2000.9.3-4.265
Accession: 068502722

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Abstract
In 1995 Western Sydney Area Health Service (WSAHS) and University of Western Sydney Nepean (UWSN) entered a strategic alliance to develop a nursing research culture in Western Sydney. As a result, the WSAHS/UWSN Professorial Nursing Unit (PNU) was established in 1996: Its mandate was to develop a variety of strategies to promote a nursing research culture in the area. One of these strategies was to encourage mentored research projects between personnel in the PNU and inexperienced clinical nurses. This paper describes one such project. In addition, it contextualizes the study in relevant literature relating to mentored research and outlines both the issues and the benefits associated with such projects.