Global perspectives on under‐funding for Clinical Research Training Fellowships in Nursing
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Ferguson, C, Henshall, C, Albert, N (2021) Global perspectives on under-funding for Clinical Research Training Fellowships in Nursing (Editorial). Journal of Clinical Nursing
The impact of nursing research is well described in the literature and nurses have a long‐standing track record in delivering high‐quality clinical research that adds value and improves patient care and outcomes (Ferguson et al., 2020). Yet, in the current economic climate, it is critical to demonstrate the value proposition of nursing research, the impact and the return on investment following successful projects (Kiely & Wysocki, 2020). As a profession, we must strive to develop a new generation of research leaders and raise the profile of nursing research through successful competitive funding, conduct of high‐quality research and improved clear communication of research impact. This is particularly important in the COVID‐19 era when the long‐term sequalae of the disease will provide a prime opportunity for nurses to demonstrate their expertise in supporting patient care outcomes, as well as the wider health, social, economic and psychological challenges and issues that lie in its wake.