Nursing and Midwifery Research, 6th Edition

Methods and Appraisal for Evidence Based Practice
Authors :
Dean Whitehead & Caleb Ferguson & Geri LoBiondo-Wood & Judith Haber
Date of Publication: 07/2020

Nursing and Midwifery Research is an essential guide in assisting students and practitioners develop sound research skills to enhance their knowledge and practice. Written by Dean Whitehead and Caleb Ferguson, the 6th ANZ edition includes the m......view more

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Nursing and Midwifery Research is an essential guide in assisting students and practitioners develop sound research skills to enhance their knowledge and practice.

Written by Dean Whitehead and Caleb Ferguson, the 6th ANZ edition includes the most recent updates and developments in Australian and New Zealand nursing and midwifery practice, with a focus on evidence-based practice, along with a range of contemporary research articles and pedagogy to support specific chapter content.

Using clear language and examples, the 6th edition of Nursing and Midwifery Research provides a valuable resource to assist healthcare students and practitioners in developing strong skills in research literacy and critical appraisal, as well as the confidence to successfully conduct research and apply outcomes to practice.


New to this edition
  • New co-editor, Caleb Ferguson, from Western Sydney University
  • Fully updated Chapter 15 ‘Indigenous Peoples and Research’ offers leading cultural insights into Indigenous approaches to research
  • Fully updated Chapter 20 ‘A Research Project Journey: from Conception to Completion’ fully details the process of a mixed methods project, from beginning to dissemination, that explores the topical issue of patients and carers living with bladder cancer
  • Updated chapters throughout reflect current nursing and midwifery perspectives to provide you with the latest data and most recent examples of evidence-based practice
  • A stronger focus on the role of social media and bibliometrics in conducting and disseminating research outcomes ensures latest best practice guidelines
  • Real-world examples of the research process prepare you for common experiences you can expect during your own research journey and the processes that you are likely to encounter
  • An eBook included in all print purchases

Key Features
  • A focus on digital communication - includes overviews and tips on navigating professional and personal electronic media
  • Individual and group activities throughout to encourage skill development, reflection and awareness of self and others
  • An extensive suite of scenarios – practise and apply your communication skills using realistic situations and individuals that healthcare professionals encounter in clinical practice

Additional resources on Evolve

eBook on VitalSource

Instructor resources:

  • Answer guides to Tutorial Triggers
  • PowerPoint presentations

Student and Instructor resources:

  • Answer guides to An Unexpected Hurdle
  • Answers to Learning Activities
  • Research Articles and Questions
  • Answer guides to Time to Reflect
  • Glossary

Author Information
By Dean Whitehead, PhD, MSc/MPH, BEd, FCNA (NZ), University of Tasmania, College of Health and Medicine, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia; Caleb Ferguson, PhD, MHlth, BSc (Nursing), RN, FESC, Senior Research Fellow, Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Western Sydney Nursing & Midwifery Research Centre, Western Sydney University & Western Sydney Local Health District, Blacktown, NSW, Australia; Geri LoBiondo-Wood, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Director of PhD Nursing Program, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, Nursing Systems and Technology, Houston, Texas and Judith Haber, PhD, RN, FAAN, The Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University, New York, New York