Barriers to the use of research in practice include problems with the availability of research, the manner in which it is presented, and the use of the research. They also include barriers in the setting and “shortcomings” of individual nurses. Most approaches to increasing research utilization have focused on the “shortcomings”’ of clinicians. A more useful approach is to make changes in both education and practice to rejoin researchers and clinicians and to reconnect the conduct and use of research.
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Professional Issues, Technical Innovations, and Clinical Trends| February 01 1995
Research Utilization: Reconnecting Research and Practice
Elizabeth M. Tornquist, MA;
From the School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Reprint requests to Elizabeth M. Tornquist, MA, School of Nursing, CB# 7460, Carrington Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460.
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Sandra G. Funk, PhD;
AACN Adv Crit Care (1995) 6 (1): 105–109.
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Elizabeth M. Tornquist, Sandra G. Funk, Mary T. Ghampagne; Research Utilization: Reconnecting Research and Practice. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 February 1995; 6 (1): 105–109. doi:
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