The Nethersole Nursing Practice Research Unit
Clinical Research

NENPU is the first "model unit" of its kind in Hong Kong which aims to develop, test, implement and evaluate care innovations in nursing practice, including assessment tools, clinical protocols, clinical pathways, and clinical technological and resource innovations, and disseminate the research findings to other healthcare settings.

In recent years, NENPU has two ongoing projects. One is about nursing preceptorship. Another project is to optimize the functional status of hospitalized elderly.

Chan, H. Y., So, W. K., Aboo, G., Sham, A. S., Fung, G. S., Law, W. S., Wong, H. L., Chau, C. L., Wong, C., Tsang, L. F. & Chair, S. Y. (2019). Understanding the needs of nurse preceptors in acute hospital care setting: A mixed-method study. Nurse Education in Practice, 38, 112-119.

The NENPU has also developed two evidence-based care protocols on oral health and foot health respectively for geriatric patients. Study findings showed that the protocols are effective in promoting geriatric patients' health and enhancing their quality of life. Some of these findings have been published and presented in conferences. Details of the studies can be found in the following links:


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