Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx hosted its second annual Nursing Research Symposium, “The Role of Research in Nursing Practice,” on Sept. 18.
This symposium offered tools and resources for healthcare professionals through the advancement of clinical, behavioral and educational research within an interdisciplinary and collaborative framework.
“Education and practice grounded in evidence of effectiveness have become the benchmarks for quality nursing care,” symposium chairwoman Jane ORourke, RN, DNP, NEA-BC, CENP, director of nursing, evidence-based practice, said in a news release. “At Montefiore, we want to foster the growth of evidence-based practice by encouraging nurses at the staff level to engage in research activities. We collaborate with our nurses who have interests in research to present, review and discuss nursing research current to our times.”
The event included numerous research presentations from Montefiore nurses, including subjects such as “The Lived Experiences of Families Who Have Attended a Cardiogenetic Clinic,” “Ericksonian Hypnotherapeutic Approaches in Chronic Care Support Groups: A Rogerian Exploration of Power and Self-Defined Health Promoting Goals,” “Nurses Perceptions of the Usefulness of High Fidelity Simulation Technology in a Clinical Educational Program” and “Evolution of Montefiores Fall Prevention Program.”
The keynote speaker was Edmund J. Y. Pajarillo, RN, BC, PhD, CPHQ, NEA, chairman of the council for nursing research, New York State Nurses Association, and associate dean of faculty services at Rutgers University College of Nursing in New Jersey. The topic of his talk was “Evidence-Based Practice & Research: Its Place in Healthcare.”