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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.
  1. Nursing Research and Scholarship
  2. Implementation Science/Translational Research
  • Normal Birth
  • Mental Health
  • Patient Safety using Nurse Sensitive Outcomes
The Research Advisory Panel members discussed and described the relevance of the priorities for AWHONN members and their interconnectedness. 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.
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