The NewCourtland Center is proud to support the innovative research conducted by its members, by providing pilot funding, program initiatives and resources to facilitate their scholarly inquiry to advance the science regarding the critical relationships between nursing and transitions in health and health care.
A research focus on transitions in health provides an opportunity to explore the dynamic interplay between the chronically ill person and a multitude of physical, psychological, social and behavioral domains during major points of change along the health and illness continuum. Transitions in health and health care are processes central to the nursing discipline. Understanding the nature and trajectory of health transitions is essential for nurses to play a major role in health promotion, prevention of health problems, and effective management of people of all ages and at all stages of health as well as their caregivers. Informed by this knowledge, carefully designed interventions during transitions present opportunities for maximal effect, and thus optimal results.
Addressing the health care needs of adults coping with chronic illness risks and conditions in a person- and family-centered, safe, effective, efficient, equitable and timely manner will be a major issue confronting all societies for the foreseeable future. The research initiatives of the NewCourtland Center emphasize the generation and use of knowledge related to all major transitions in health and health care among adults and at all points along the continuum (early identification and intervention related to chronic illness risks to palliative and end of life care). The science generated by the Center emphasizes the unique contributions of nurses in solving these high priority health challenges.
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