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Nursing and Interdisciplinary Research: Phoenix or Dodo?

Authors McKenna HP

Received 12 May 2020

Accepted for publication 26 August 2020

Published 30 September 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 1075—1078

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S262514

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Hugh P McKenna

School of Nursing, Ulster University, Northern Ireland, UK

Correspondence: Hugh P McKenna Tel + 44 7968061495
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Email hp.mckenna@ulster.ac.uk

Abstract: Interdisciplinary research activities are increasing in health care in terms of amount and quality. It is recognised that the global problems facing humankind will not be solved by individual disciplines working in isolation. The purpose of this paper is to examine the issues facing interdisciplinary research and how it impacts on nursing in particular. Some solutions to engendering cross disciplinary research are offered and a definition of interdisciplinary research is shared.

Keywords: interdisciplinary research, nursing, cross disciplinary working, research

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