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Research questions and themes in district nursing

  • Lisbeth Hockey
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Part of the Community Health Care Series book series (CHCS)

Abstract

This chapter has two main parts, followed by a brief section on conclusions and glimpses into the future. In the first part of the chapter, the background to the early development of research in district nursing is traced. A programme of research, undertaken by the author of this chapter, is outlined and some concurrent research alluded to. The programme of research is presented for four main reasons;
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    It constituted some of the groundwork in district nursing research.

     
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    It showed a progression in content as well as in methods.

     
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    It provides an early example of coherence of studies, illustrating some benefits of such a coherence.

     
  4. 4.

    It offers some examples of problems and weaknesses in research, from which important lessons can be learned.

     

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