Research is the foundation for credible, accountable, and cost-effective, evidence-based practice. Research provides aerospace nurses the opportunity to build their unique body of knowledge and expertise through systematic inquiry, creativity, and innovation. Aerospace nursing research focuses on patients/clients, processes, policies, procedures, and the profession. The role of the aerospace nurse researcher includes those of principal investigator, research team member, research reviewer, research user, research subject advocate, and research subject. Aerospace nursing researchers are guided by a code of ethics and are dedicated to the protection of human rights and dignity in the research environment.
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