This is a pocket-sized resource for students and practicing nurses alike that delivers the foundations of evidence-based practice (EBP) and basic nursing research concepts in an easy-to-read, quick-access format. It demystifies the research process with straightforward information presented in concise sentences and bullet points. The book focuses on providing readers with the most practical information on EBP--including how to get the best evidence quickly using various databases and includes coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods. At-a-glance charts categorize research and simple examples demonstrate concepts.
Clinical Context for Evidence-Based Practice by Brendan McCormack (Editor); Bridie Kent (Editor)The Evidence-Based Nursing Series is co-published with SigmaTheta Tau International (STTI). The series focuses on implementingevidence-based practice in nursing and midwifery and mirrors theremit of Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, encompassingclinical practice, administration, research and public policy. Clinical Context for Evidence-Based Practice providesinsights into the key contextual issues to be considered in theimplementation and assessment of evidence-based practice.Increasingly, implementation research is demonstrating that forevidence to be successfully implemented into practice, the contextof practice needs to be considered. Clinical Context for Evidence-Based Practice addressesprofessional, educational, and organizational contextual issuesthat impact on the implementation of evidence into practice and thebringing about of practice change. Practical strategies that havebeen used effectively to overcome these contextual issues in arange of healthcare settings are identified. Specific contextualissues in different care settings are also addressed e.g. acutecare, primary health care, peri-operative settings, paediatrics,aged care, mental health, midwifery. Each chapter is written by an internationally known andrespected author, with experience of developing or reviewingcontextual strategies that have an impact on the implementation andutilisation of research in practice. They explore how gaining abetter understanding of context made a difference to theimplementation process or outcome and address the potential totransfer different approaches to a range of healthcaresettings. An informative, practical resource for nurses and other healthcare professionals Explores context-related models and approaches toimplementation Informs implementation and enables effective decisionmaking Critically appraises contextual factors across the spectrum ofcare Explores future directions and implications Includes case examples
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2010-09-07
Evidence-Based Nursing by Brian Haynes (Editor); Susan Marks (Editor); Nicky Cullum (Editor); Donna Ciliska (Editor)What is evidence-based nursing? Simply, it is the application of valid, relevant, and research-based information in nurse decision-making. Used effectively, evidence-based nursing methods can be used to dramatically enhance patient care and improve outcomes. Evidence-based Nursing is a practical guide to evidence-based nursing for students and practitioners. Proceeding step-by-step, it enables nurses to understand and evaluate the different types of evidence that are available, and to critically appraise the studies that lay behind them. It also considers the ways in which these findings can be implemented in clinical practice, and how research can be practically applied to clinical-decision making. Easy to use step-by-step approach Explores all aspects of the evidence-based nursing process Includes updates of popular articles from Evidence-based Nursing Examines dissemination and implementation of research findings in clinical practice Includes clinical scenarios Chapters include learning exercises to aid understanding Evidence-based Nursing is a vital resource for students and practitioners wanting to learn more about research based nursing methods.