[Centennial retrospective on the evolution and development of nursing research in taiwan].

Hu li za zhi The journal of nursing

PubMedID: 25125158

Tzeng WC, Lu MS. [Centennial retrospective on the evolution and development of nursing research in taiwan]. Hu Li Za Zhi. 2014;61(4 Suppl):46-54.
Nursing is a distinct branch of science. Nursing research is not only key to developing professional knowledge and but also to promoting nursing as an independent discipline. This paper describes the development and outcomes of nursing research over the past 100 years and then explores the factors that have influenced the focus of nursing research in the past. Findings may be applied to future efforts to promote nursing research. The authors hope that nurses integrate the best research evidence, the best clinical judgment, and the expectations of patients in order to provide the best quality of nursing care through reflection and praxis in nursing research.