Brainstorming Nursing Research Topics

  1. Eyecare. Eye care often remains neglected even if it crucial for patients’ health. Research indicates that the lack of care may be due to a lack of insurance for preventive eye care, resulting in vision problems among the working-age population (Li, Xirasagar, Pumkam, Krishnaswamy, & Bennett, 2013). To decrease vision loss, education of patients is necessary. Screening can help in detection. In this case, insurance can encourage individuals to obtain screenings more often than they do now.
  2. Knee pain. Knee pain affects patients of all ages. One of the most common causes of knee pain is a sports injury that occurs during running or other activities. Patients should be educated about safety rules if they are actively engaged in potentially traumatizing sports. Children are at higher risk of getting injured. Warm-up is an effective technique that can help prevent knee pain and other knee-related injuries.
  3. Drug abuse. Drug abuse can be medication or substance-related. Drug abuse (more specifically, cocaine) increases the risk of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke (Fonseca, & Ferro, 2013). More awareness needs to be spread among patients who are at risk of becoming drug abusers or are abusing drugs. In clinical settings, positive urine findings can help a nurse or physician determine whether any cocaine intake tool place. Thrombolysis is used to treat cocaine-associated strokes.
  4. Insomnia treatment. There are multiple ways to treat insomnia. Lifestyle changes such as exercise, yoga, meditation, and healthy diets can help; furthermore, therapies (cognitive-behavioral therapy, relaxation, and light therapy) can also help. Insomnia is related to many factors, including stress, alcohol use, smoking, mental illnesses, etc. Drugs against insomnia can also be prescribed if other interventions cannot help. Over-the-counter drugs include antihistamines or melatonin.

Brainstorming is an effective technique that helps one determine what topics can be chosen for research. It also stimulates creative thinking. To improve brainstorming techniques, it is important to think about rare and less frequently addressed topics.


Li, Y. J., Xirasagar, S., Pumkam, C., Krishnaswamy, M., & Bennett, C. L. (2013). Vision insurance, eye care visits, and vision impairment among working-age adults in the United States. JAMA Ophthalmology, 131(4), 499-506.

Fonseca, A. C., & Ferro, J. M. (2013). Drug abuse and stroke. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, 13(2), 325-334.

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