Leadership & Professional Development

A Clinical Librarian–Nursing Partnership to Bridge Clinical Practice and Research in an Oncology Setting

research, nursing, library, research utilization, evidence-based practice, oncology
ONF 2016, 43(5), 549-552. DOI: 10.1188/16.ONF.549-552

Nurses in clinical settings in which evidence-based, individualized care is expected are often the best resource to identify important clinical questions and gaps in practice. These nurses are frequently challenged by a lack of resources to fully develop their questions and identify the most appropriate methods to answer them. A strategic and ongoing partnership between medical library services and nursing can support nurses as they embark on the process of answering these questions and, ultimately, improving patient care and clinical outcomes.

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