Global neonatal nurses identify research priorities for improving neonatal outcome

Margaret Broom, Lynne Wainwright, Kaye Spence, Deborah L. Harris, Agnes van den Hoogen

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This study aimed to explore Neonatal nurses and midwives opinion regarding global research priorities. A prospective descriptive study was completed using survey methodology. Responses (n = 596) were received from 42 countries. Countries were divided into geographical areas: Africa 18 (3%), Asia 36 (6%), North America 156 (26%), South America 26 (4%), Europe 169 (28%) and Oceania 191 (32%). Sixteen research priorities were identified and categorised under two main themes with two key priorities being identified for each theme: 1) Improving clinical care of new-borns; key priorities are: Training and education needs of neonatal nurses, midwives and health workers; and Implementation of existing evidence into nursing practice: 2) The management and long-term outcomes of neonates; two key priorities are: Extreme prematurity: management and improving outcomes; and Pain: prevention management, and long-term outcomes of pain. Collaboration and research are needed to improve the dissemination of not only research evidence but practice methodologies that enable nurses to implement best practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-152
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neonatal Nursing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


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