Linking Research and Practice in Midwifery

A Guide to Evidence-Based Practice


  • Sue Proctor, Senior Nurse, Strategic Planning and Professional Development, Bradford Health Authority, Bradford, UK

This book explores how the links between midwifery research and practice can be strengthened in order to foster more effective care based on the best available evidence. Researchers, practitioners, and consumers describe the key challenges and discuss how they can be met.
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Book information

  • Published: July 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2297-5

Table of Contents

THE CONTEXT OF MIDWIFERY PRACTICE · Research Evidence in Midwifery Practice · Historical Context of Research · Research and development in the NHS · Ethics and Good Practice Involving Consumers in Research · Reviewing Existing Knowledge · Asking Questions about Practice and Using Appropriate Research Methods · Words into Action: Dissemination and Implementing the Findings of Research · Developing Standards for Practice · Education for Best Practice · The Reality of Evidence-Based Practice in Midwifery · Developing Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Midwifery · The Next Thirty Years · DESIGNING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL · Applying to a Local Research Ethics Committee · Questionnaire Design · Conducting Interviews with Individuals and Groups · Conducting Participant and Non-Participant Observational Studies