• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month


Extracts from this document...


UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF CLINICAL PRACTICE This essay is to explain why researches are important for clinical practice, looking into clinical effectiveness, clinical government, evidence-based practice and practice development. It is well known that researches cost a huge amount of money to the healthcare organisation but when that money is well invested makes possible for clinical practitioners to be able to deliver the best possible care by knowing that what is being done is really what should be to benefit the health of the public. Health care professional are expected to upgrade their knowledge to provide the highest deliver of care. In order to so, researches are needed. Research can be described as the collection of information which is later studied in order to prove something. In health care professions, researches provide a specialised scientific knowledge that empowers the health professionals to anticipate and meet constantly shifting challenges. (LoBiondo-Wood, G & Haber, J. 2006) Clinical effectiveness is the application of the best knowledge derived from research, clinical experience and patient preferences to achieve most favourable processes and outcomes of care for patients. ...read more.


Such us: patient/public carer involvement by the analysis of patient-professional involvement, interaction, strategy of planning and delivering care; risk management; staff management and performance; team working. (NHS, 29th November 2006) An important part of research is evidence-based practice which involves the collection of data to determine the best possible approach to clinical practice. The use of evidence-based practice has the need of an integration of individual clinical with the best current external and available evidence. Individual expertise requires a level of professional judgment that has been obtained through life experience and formal education. (LoBiondo-Wood, G & Haber, J. 2006) These data is normally based on precise clinical research which can be related to specific circumstances, which at the same time can validate or invalidate past clinical experience. Through evidence-based practice health professionals can develop realistic set of tools to provide the best possible care by meeting patient's needs and answering clinical questions. In the same way, evidence-based practice respects and includes the vagaries of patient's circumstances and applications that often call for adjustment and change in practice. It involves a commitment (Malloch, K & Porter-O'Grady, T, 2006). ...read more.


However, not only patients will be benefit from these improvements of care, professionals would create a good atmosphere to work in and contribute to the organisation's innovation (NHS Scotland, 29th November 2006). As seen on this essay, researches really play a significant part in clinical practice. Provide care is not enough when that care is not adequate or even suitable to patients needs. There are standards to provide care to the patients and public, but it is important to know, find out and create measurements to meet particular issues in society. Researches bring healthcare professional the ability to develop from practice by increasing their knowledge understanding of every challenge faced in practice. One recently known research was the design of a wheel chair for patient who have suffer from a stroke and one side of their body has been affected by it. Without these findings those patients would be straggling with their mobility with a standard wheel chair given to them. By providing wheel chairs that can be operated by the individual self and that it is adjusted to the patient needs promote independence and maybe comfort. That is a perfect example of caring and concerning and shows that not all patients that have suffered from a stroke have the same needs. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Healthcare section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Healthcare essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Understanding and using research

    4 star(s)

    The reason why I have chose to do my research on an health topic is because I want to see which factors there are that can affect an individuals health and want to find out which one of these factors is most common within the society.

  2. Research In Clinical Practise

    elusive and no credence will be given to clinicians who base their work on routine and tradition alone (Lawton et al, 2000). Often, consumers mistakenly believe that if a research report was accepted for publication then the study must be sound.

  1. Unit 4-Human lifespan development

    Physical development includes: -Rapid gains in height and weight. During a one-year growth spurt, boys and girls can gain an average of 4.1 inches and 3.5 inches in height respectively. This spurt typically occurs two years earlier for girls than for boys. Weight gain results from increased muscle development in boys and body fat in girls.

  2. Teaching in Clinical Practice

    The present world wide HIV epidemic has provided renewed impetus for the provision of effective sexual health care, education and promotion with departments of GUM and the community (Weston, 1993). The inability of science to provide a cure or protective measure (i.e.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work