Exploring a pedagogical approach to integrating research, practice and teaching

Jennifer M. Newton, Lisa G. McKenna, Carole Gilmour, Jacqueline Fawcett

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Application of evidence is accepted as an important component of clinical practice. Teaching research to undergraduate students has been reported internationally as a challenge, particularly for nurse educators. In this paper, reported is a strategy designed to enhance research learning for undergraduate midwifery students at one university, which formed part of a larger, international investigation into women's responses to caesarean birth. Following theory classes and briefings, students worked with their clinical educators in practice to interview women using existing tools, and were engaged in qualitative data analysis. A number of challenges were encountered throughout the process, both for the educators and students. However, the teaching approach provided benefits for students in learning about midwifery research. Recommended as essential is for continued development of pedagogical approaches that make research tangible for students. Furthermore, provision of support for clinical staff working with students is important for success of such approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3
Pages (from-to)466-472
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


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