Research Literacy for Clinical Practice

Understanding research in clinical practice can often be challenging. To address this, Stanford’s Office of Research & Nurse Alumnae offer a free 9 module educational series that helps providers improve their research literacy and expand their general knowledge of the research process. From exploring what it means to be an inquisitive clinician to preparing manuscripts for publication, these educational modules have something for everyone.

Research Literacy for Clinical Practice – A Video Series

Research can often seem overwhelming and the process complex. Yet, research literacy and a fundamental understanding of the research process is required for optimal clinical care. Clinicians across the care spectrum are being asked to translate their clinical questions into structured research questions and incorporate existing research into their practice.  The problem is that they may not know where to start or what the best practices are.

Stanford’s Nurse Alumnae and the Office of Research, PCS have combined efforts to create a free 9 module video series that walks clinicians through the research processes, and helps identify how providers can translate their clinical questions into testable research projects. These simple-to-navigate modules targeted for bedside providers help navigate the research process and cover topics such as:

  • Developing a Clinical Question
  • Evidence Evaluation
  • Common Study Design
  • Developing Measurable Outcomes
  • Study Analysis
  • How to use Tables and Graphs
  • Preparing and Conducting Research
  • Dissemination of Study Results
  • Abstract Writing
  • Poster Preparation
  • Manuscript Writing

If you are new to research or looking to expand your knowledge, this is the place to start.

This educational offering was graciously supported by the Stanford Nurse Alumnae. Stanford Nurse Alumnae are key supporters of nursing education and research-related activities at Stanford Health Care and contribute to the excellence of front-line clinical staff.

Article By: Nicholas Berte

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