The Evidence-Based Practice Manual for Nurses - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780702041938, 9780702063145

The Evidence-Based Practice Manual for Nurses

3rd Edition

with Pageburst online access

Editors: Jean Craig Rosalind Smyth
Paperback ISBN: 9780702041938
eBook ISBN: 9780702063145
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 31st August 2011
Page Count: 398

Description

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The Evidence-based Practice Manual successfully breaks down the skills for evidence-based nursing into manageable components. The reader will learn how to find, critically read and interpret a range of research studies, and will discover optimal approaches to helping patients reach decisions that are informed by the best-available evidence. The more-strategic concepts of developing an organisational evidence-based culture and making evidence-based changes at organisational level are the focus of the final section.

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:
© Churchill Livingstone 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Paperback ISBN:
9780702041938
eBook ISBN:
9780702063145
eBook ISBN:
9780702046681

About the Editor

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