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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This book deals with research in healthcare practice and illustrates the complexity of promoting research and development activities at all levels in healthcare.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe the issues that impact healthcare professions wanting to use research in practice. This is a worthy objective since there is an emphasis on using research in practice.
Audience: The target audience are healthcare practitioners with an interest in using research in practice. It is specifically suited for nursing, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy.
Features: This book is divided into three sections. The first focuses on strategic and management issues related to research. The second, written by healthcare professionals, provides practical accounts of conducting research in various practice settings. The last section deals with implications for the future.
Assessment: This book should be very useful to the target audience. It is not a "how to" approach to research, but rather focuses on efforts to increase utilization of research.