The Role of Research In A Thriving Profession Research informs standards and establishes guidelines, which help to evolve patient care models and maximize optimal patient care outcomes. Scientific findings can have wide-ranging impacts on public health care funding and programs, best and leading practices, news stories and public perception of our profession. With new technologies and scientific studies emerging on a regular basis, it’s critical to patient care to stay current with the newest research and science. Here’s a roundup of recently published, important and influential high-quality research that may have an impact on your practice and patient health. We reached out to experts in the profession for their thoughts, opinions and experiences in connection to a specific research study of their choice. 6 FALL/WINTER 2018 Judge for yourself, do the following synopses resonate with you?