Nursing Research at Mount Sinai Hospital
Integrating and supporting a culture of inquiry, research and innovation in nursing practice promotes and sustains nurses to be leaders in providing the best patient and family centered care. Nursing research refers to the evidence required to support professional nursing practice. Involving nurses in research efforts improves the likelihood of evidence-based care and safer care practices.
At Mount Sinai Hospital, all nurses engage in the development and use of evidence-based care protocols and may assist with research protocol development and integration. Our nurses are encouraged to develop the skills of clinical inquiry and innovation and to actively challenge conventional nursing practices and identify opportunities for supporting or changing activities to realize an evidence base for care. Nurses also promote and engage in inter-professional research and support the conduct of nursing research.
Here are just a few examples of current research projects in nursing:
- Evaluating information needs of families and patients receiving cancer chemotherapy
- The process of recovery from a first episode of schizophrenia: How is it described?
- Experiences of patients with laryngectomies as they reintegrate into their communities
- Nursing Demonstration Project for Nursing Human Resource Planning
- Nurses’ career aspirations to management roles: Identifying the next generation of nursing leaders
- A pilot study for a randomized controlled trial to compare trivalent split virus influenza vaccine to seasonal prophylaxis with oral oseltamivir in health-care workers and other healthy adults in a year predicted with vaccine antigen/infecting strain mismach