CHAPTERS

Commission 1     Written in 1997

Chapter title:      Ethnomethodology

Publication:         Research Mindedness for Practice

Author:                 Pam Smith (Ed) / Frank Strange

All nurses, including students and practitioners, must ensure that their practice is research-based that is, that activities are grounded in and responsive to research findings. To do this nurses must become aware able to read and interpret research findings and apply them to practice. Nurses need to be confident with research and its terminology, and to become research-minded. This title will help nurses understand what research is, the methods, and how to apply it in practice. Its function is not to explain how to undertake research, but to demystify research and help nurses to become research-minded and appreciate their skills in this area.