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Ask the expert:Communicating research results

Nurse Leader Insider, May 9, 2011

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This week Marquetta Flaugher, ARNP-BC, DSN, discusses ways to communicate your research findings effectively.

Q: After a research project, how do I effectively communicate my findings?

A: After the statistical results are calculated and analyzed, the findings need to be communicated. This is the fun part! After all the hard work, it’s time to spread the news.

Relying on word of mouth alone or simply writing a summary report will not help make needed changes in clinical practice and will not energize new people to conduct or participate in research. You must communicate your findings so that changes in practice will occur; otherwise, the research and all the hard work were basically worthless.

You can use research findings to promote changes in patient care delivery, to establish or develop clinical guidelines, to develop healthcare policy, or to establish needed educational inservices.

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