2013 The Beatrice Renfield Lectureship in Research Nursing: Research and Innovations in Nursing and Health Care


Diana Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN

Rudin Professor Nursing, Co-Director, Center for Health, Media & Policy, Hunter College, City University of New York

The U.S. is faced with the challenge of improving the health of the population and the quality of health care, while reducing costs. Nurses are poised to help the nation in its quest to meet these aims and, historically, have been innovators in health care. The American Academy of Nursing’s Raise the Voice Campaign has sought to highlight contemporary nurses’ innovations. An analysis of the work of these “Edge Runners” reveals that there are common themes across nurse-led innovations, including a focus on the goals of the individual, family or community of interest.
Furthermore, research can provide the foundation for the innovation or be a necessary condition of spreading a successful model of care or intervention. Yet challenges in conducting such research persist and include issues of design, the innovators’ preparation in research, funding, and ethics. Diana J. Mason, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, a national leader in nursing, health policy and media, will address these issues, focusing on current and future research on nurse-led innovations in health care.
Sponsor: The Rockefeller University Hospital The Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing Date/Time: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 6:00 – 7:00 PM EST

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