Evidence for Psychiatric Nursing Practice: An Analysis of Three Years of Published Research

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158453
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Presentation
Title:
Evidence for Psychiatric Nursing Practice: An Analysis of Three Years of Published Research
Abstract:
Evidence for Psychiatric Nursing Practice: An Analysis of Three Years of Published Research
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Zauszniewski, Jaclene, PhD, RNC
Title:Associate Dean and Associate Professor
Contact Address:SON, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904 , USA
Co-Authors:M. Jane Suresky, ND, MSN, CS, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Psychiatric nursing practice continues to be strongly influenced by tradition, unsystematic trial and error, and authority, rather than by scientific evidence. Yet, the impetus and need for quality psychiatric care that is based on the best and most current empirical research is well documented. The purpose of this State of the Evidence Review was to describe the quality and quantity of published research recently disseminated to practicing psychiatric nurses. The Hirsh Model was used to summarize the extant research published in clinical nursing journals; it provided the framework for identifying relevant journals, reviewing the number of research articles, and organizing their content into similar themes. The sample included all databased studies (N=227) published in the five existing clinical psychiatric nursing journals from January 2000 through December 2002. Content analysis was used to determine the current research foci and the number of studies within each of them. The results revealed five foci: global perspectives, psychiatric nurses, family caregivers, clients across the lifespan, and nursing interventions. About 88% of the studies (n=201) occurred in the USA and 18% (n=41) examined psychiatric nurse characteristics. Family caregivers were subjects in 14% of the studies (n=32) while 63% (n=143) focused on mental health care recipients across the lifespan, including youth (7%; n=15), adults (49%; n=111), and elders (7%; n=17). Nursing interventions were tested in 11% (n=25) of the studies. The findings describe the current state of published psychiatric nursing research and potential areas for future growth, including the need for increased dissemination of intervention research to practicing nurses. Annual updates of this content analysis will keep psychiatric nurse researchers and clinicians informed of progress toward disseminating research for evidence-based psychiatric nursing practice with future consumers of mental health services.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvidence for Psychiatric Nursing Practice: An Analysis of Three Years of Published Researchen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158453-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evidence for Psychiatric Nursing Practice: An Analysis of Three Years of Published Research</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Zauszniewski, Jaclene, PhD, RNC</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Dean and Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904 , USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">M. Jane Suresky, ND, MSN, CS, Assistant Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Psychiatric nursing practice continues to be strongly influenced by tradition, unsystematic trial and error, and authority, rather than by scientific evidence. Yet, the impetus and need for quality psychiatric care that is based on the best and most current empirical research is well documented. The purpose of this State of the Evidence Review was to describe the quality and quantity of published research recently disseminated to practicing psychiatric nurses. The Hirsh Model was used to summarize the extant research published in clinical nursing journals; it provided the framework for identifying relevant journals, reviewing the number of research articles, and organizing their content into similar themes. The sample included all databased studies (N=227) published in the five existing clinical psychiatric nursing journals from January 2000 through December 2002. Content analysis was used to determine the current research foci and the number of studies within each of them. The results revealed five foci: global perspectives, psychiatric nurses, family caregivers, clients across the lifespan, and nursing interventions. About 88% of the studies (n=201) occurred in the USA and 18% (n=41) examined psychiatric nurse characteristics. Family caregivers were subjects in 14% of the studies (n=32) while 63% (n=143) focused on mental health care recipients across the lifespan, including youth (7%; n=15), adults (49%; n=111), and elders (7%; n=17). Nursing interventions were tested in 11% (n=25) of the studies. The findings describe the current state of published psychiatric nursing research and potential areas for future growth, including the need for increased dissemination of intervention research to practicing nurses. Annual updates of this content analysis will keep psychiatric nurse researchers and clinicians informed of progress toward disseminating research for evidence-based psychiatric nursing practice with future consumers of mental health services.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:04:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:04:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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