Sherry S. Chesak, Ph.D., R.N.
On what specific areas does nursing research focus?
Nursing research seeks to identify solutions to improve the quality of life of all individuals, families and communities. Nursing programs of study focus on understanding how individuals and their caregivers live with illness and how they manage symptoms associated with illness.
Nurse researchers develop and test new, personalized interventions that help individuals optimize their health and cope with chronic illnesses. Nurse researchers also seek to enhance wellness and prevent illnesses from occurring. Finally, nurse researchers seek to identify the best methods for preparing and supporting the nursing workforce of the future.
Care for the caregiver
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