Nursing Research in India: Keeping Pace or Time to Catch Up

Leah Macaden

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The paradigms of health research have been constantly evolving, shifting and changing over the years with the implications for nursing research.
Nurse academics in India are called to reflect critically on their research engagement and develop strategies to contribute towards an evidence
base that is contextually relevant for nursing practice, education and management through collaborative research. The opportunities for health
research are varied and multifaceted today ranging from infectious diseases to multimorbidity with significant scope for practitioners and nurse
academics to become an integral part of research teams both nationally and internationally to make meaningful contributions. Researchers are
required to navigate new frontiers such as interdisciplinarity, patient‑public involvement and coproduction in their research to demonstrate
impact at the academic, societal levels and beyond. The current digital age requires researchers to upskill their digital literacy to be able to
fully exploit the potential that it offers towards global connectivity for interdisciplinary research engagement and knowledge exchange.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-11
Number of pages7
JournalIndian Journal of Continuing Nursing Education
Issue number1
Early online date14 Sept 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 14 Sept 2020


  • Co-production
  • interdisciplinary
  • nursing research
  • patient public involvement
  • research


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