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Beyond The Bedside: Nurses Improve Patients' Lives Through Research

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December 24, 1999
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University Of Rochester
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In their bid to improve the quality of lives of their own patients, as well as millions of patients they've never met, nurses at the University of Rochester's School of Nursing frequently turn to research to develop new ways to improve the lives of their patients. The school has created three new research centers where nurses will do studies to enrich the lives of children and the elderly, and evaluate the impact of new medical devices on the lives of patients.

Puppets, rocking chairs and coloring books don't exactly spring to mind as the latest tools that researchers have developed for improving our health. Health-care technology for the new millennium might conjure up images of super scanners that zero in on ever-smaller tumors in our bodies, or DNA tests that provide a laundry list of the major diseases that will threaten us.


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