ongoing need for research that directly addresses pressing clinical problems, for replication of studies in a range of settings, and for greater collaboration between researchers and clinicians (Polit & Beck, 2017).Gray and his colleagues (2013) pointed out this issue with the research environment stating that insufficient research evidence in particular practice areas was a concern, as well as a lack of fit between the type of scientific research that is undertaken and the requirements of practitionersworking with unique practice contexts and client circumstances. In the literature they have reviewed, they found that quality research studies could not be identified for 60% of the practice questions generated by practitioners, with only 21% of practice questions yielding strong research evidence. They concluded that it was difficult to cultivate a supportive culture of research utilization in the absence of appropriate published research. It was also found that participants identified this lack of “fit” with much of the available research they located not matching the ethnicity and backgrounds of the populations with whom they worked. These studies reported that their EBP intervention, rather than ameliorating concern about research applicability, actually increased it (Gray, et al., 2013).References:Gray, M., Joy, E., Plath, D., & Webb, S. A. (2013). Implementing evidence-based practice: A review of the empirical research literature. Research on Social Work Practice, 23(2), 157-166Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2017). Nursing research: generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (10th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.