Promotion of a community culture in nursing research

Nicky Andrew, Dorothy Ferguson, Claire A McGuinness

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This article focuses on local practice-based research and development. It uses examples from both nursing practice and education to explore some factors that prevent, promote and influence the establishment of a research culture in clinical nursing. The article presents potential approaches for successful practitioner-led and clinical/academic research initiatives, explored through practice development and communities of practice. It also highlights the challenges of these approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-33
Number of pages4
JournalNursing Times
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2008


  • community culture
  • nursing education


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