The AWHONN women's and neonatal health research priorities focus on the development, dissemination, and utilization of knowledge to guide clinical nursing practice. The research priorities recommendations from the Research Advisory Panel encompass nursing care of women across their lifespan, including childbearing and newborn care, as well as professional
issues in nursing practice.
AWHONN Research Priorities
1. Nursing Research and Scholarship
2. Implementation Science/Translational
a. Normal Birth
b. Mental Health
c. Patient Safety using Nurse Sensitive Outcomes
The panel members discussed and described the relevance of the priorities for AWHONN members and the interconnections of the research priorities. For example, increasing normal births will reduce the number of women who experience post-traumatic stress disorder related to a traumatic birthing experience. Reducing overuse of interventions will improve patient safety and nurse sensitive outcomes.
Approved by AWHONN Board of Directors