The GNC understands the importance of research and policy in understanding the challenges of improving health in diverse settings. Research provides data to inform the design of interventions to address health and policy in resource constrained settings. There continue to be challenges, including oversight, informed consent processes, and the integration of local/global partnerships in design, analyses and interventions, in global health research. However, the role of nurses in global health research is not well known and requires increased:
All four aspects are needed to foster nursing’s presence as both investigators on research studies and advocates for policies that improve the health and well being of all people. This page provides resources for nurses exploring research and policy in global settings. We have compiled a list of websites to train and inform nurses about some of the ethical and practical issues inherent in conducting research in these sites. Additionally, the membership of the GNC represents a wide array of experiences in research, clinical care, and policy advocacy in settings around the globe. The GNC seeks to foster collaboration and sharing of ideas about experiences and lessons learned.