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Building Evidence for Best Practice in Aust Primary Health Care Nursing - Liz Halcomb & Leah East
While nursing in primary health care continues to grow, the evidence underpinning this area of practice needs to continue to be developed. Such evidence is important to drive clinical activity, inform models of care, plan education and training needs and shape health policy. This workshop seeks to provide an overview of the importance of nursing engagement in PHC research, differentiate the various roles that clinical nurses can play in research, highlight key considerations when planning to evaluate practice or PHC issues and present resources to support clinicians to engage in robust knowledge generation, translation, utilisation and dissemination. Nurses need to take an active role in this space to ensure that they are driving the generation of evidence that underpins their professional practice. This workshop will encourage participants to explore these issues and plan for how they can better engage in this aspect of nursing.