The Evidence-Based Practice Manual for Nurses

3rd Edition

with Pageburst online access


  • Jean Craig
  • Rosalind Smyth
  • 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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    © 2012
    Churchill Livingstone
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    About the authors

    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