Today’s research environment necessitates interdisciplinary research partnerships to optimize patient outcomes and facilitate behavior change. Collaboration is also necessary to meet goals and eligibility for research funding opportunities. Nursing and health communication scholars are well positioned to collaborate for many reasons including shared research interests and commonality of design, methods and theory. Skills from each discipline can enhance the richness of research questions and analyses of cooperative research studies. Working together, we have an opportunity to effectively improve patient care and enhance the translation of research findings into practice.
Clayton, M. F., & Scherr, C. L. (2021). Nursing and Health Communication: A Research Alliance to Improve Patient Outcomes. Nursing Communication, 1 (1). Retrieved from https://repository.usfca.edu/nursingcommunication/vol1/iss1/11