The Evidence-Based Practice Manual for Nurses - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780702041938, 9780702046681

The Evidence-Based Practice Manual for Nurses

3rd Edition

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Print ISBN: 9780702041938
eBook ISBN: 9780702046681
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone


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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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