Nursing research within bone marrow transplantation in Europe: An evaluation

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Abstract

The limited contribution of nursing research and the utilisation of research findings in the field of bone marrow transplantation (BMT) in Europe have been identified as issues needing further attention. Reasons behind these issues include the lack of nursing training in research techniques, problems with funding nursing research, staff shortages and language barriers. An overall research strategy for nurses has been suggested as well as academic research support for those nurses who do not feel confident carrying out research projects. A small scale study in four European BMT centres identified that the main nursing research priorities included isolation techniques, psychosocial and quality of life issues, staff issues, central line catheter care and mouth care/management of oral mucositis. The same study also showed that only 20% of the BMT units regularly use research and research findings in their day-to-day nursing practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-261
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer Care
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Europe
  • Nursing research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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