Professor Christi Deaton (Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Research – PHPC) highlighted the innovative clinical academic research work undertaken by Cambridge-based nurses, midwives and allied health professionals at a recent research conference hosted by the Clinical School.
The event (highlighted below) aimed to share information about current projects and encourage more health professionals to combine their clinical expertise with research by emphasing the importance of research in making a difference to patient care. Professor Deaton said, “In years gone by, nursing practice was primarily based on tradition and the experience of senior members of staff – “Matron Knows Best” – without anyone questioning whether this worked. By questioning clinical practice and carrying out research, we can determine what works and generate evidence that can change practice for the better. We are committed to developing clinical academic nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. This involves encouraging potential researchers and then supporting them to develop research knowledge and skills, as well as their clinical expertise.”