Using Research in Healthcare Practice provides a comprehensive overview of the core topics required for an understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research. The primary focus is on encouraging students to understand the value of seeking out studies when they need to explore practice concerns or dilemmas. Unnecessary detail on 'how to' practise research is avoided, reflecting the level of detail required for undergraduate students to understand and utilise research. The text's health profession focus recognises that the work of health- care practice demands a rich, informed and complex knowledge base that is drawn on and added to by all the professional and consumger groups involved. When the focus shifts from 'discipline' to 'patient', research based understandings are more holistically patient and community centered; the central aim common to all professional health- care practice.