Key Features

  • Step-by-step guide to finding, appraising and applying research evidence in nursing
  • Teaches skills for successfully reviewing published literature:
    • formulating a focused question
    • developing a search strategy for efficient retrieval of relevant studies
    • appraising the retrieved studies

  • All examples are relevant to nurses and nursing
  • Reflects contemporary nursing issues

Table of Contents

Section 1 The context for evidence-based practice

1 Evidence-based practice in nursing

Section 2 Skills for evidence-based practice

2 How to ask the right question

3 Searching the literature

4 Using evidence from qualitative studies

5 Using evidence from quantitative studies

6 Using evidence from systematic reviews

7 Evidence-based guidelines

8 Using research evidence in making clinical decisions with individual patients

Section 3 The process of changing practice

9 Using research evidence to change how services are delivered

10 How can we develop an evidence-based culture?

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Details

No. of pages:
398
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780702041938
eBook ISBN:
9780702046681
eBook ISBN:
9780702063145

About the editors

Jean Craig

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Advisor, NIHR Research Design Service for the East of England (Norfolk and Suffolk), Norwich Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Rosalind Smyth

Affiliations and Expertise

Brough Professor of Paediatric Medicine, University of Liverpool Institute of Child Health, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK