Evidence-Based Nursing: The Research-Practice Connection / Edition 1

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This book is a key resource designed to teach undergraduate nursing students how to engage in evidence-based practice (EBP). This text allows students to posses a basic knowledge regarding research methodology and critically appraise published research. Essentials of Evidence-Based Nursing addresses learning objectives using an organized, easy to read approach that stands out from other texts. Perfect for undergraduate students and practicing nurses who have not had exposure to evidence-based practice content!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763751081
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 1/16/2008
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 389
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Lead-In     ix
Nursing Research     1
The Research-Practice Connection     3
Research to Practice     3
Research-Based Clinical Protocols     4
Short History of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice     8
Your Path to Evidence-Based Practice     10
Research Evidence     15
Types of Research Evidence     15
Going Forward     22
Reading Research Articles     25
Starting Point     26
Format of Study Reports     27
References     33
Reading Approach     33
Wading In     34
Qualitative Research     35
Data Collection and Analysis     36
Uniqueness of Qualitative Studies     39
Exemplar     40
Profile and Commentary     51
Descriptive Research     59
Study Variables     60
Target Population     66
Surveys     67
Exemplar     68
Profile and Commentary     82
Correlational Research     91
Relationship     91
Correlational Design     101
Exemplar     102
Profile and Commentary     116
Experimental Research     125
Section 1     125
Key Features of Experimental Studies     126
Measurement of the Outcome Variables     134
Understanding Study Results     135
Limitations of Randomized Experiments     145
Randomized Controlled Trials     146
Quasi-Experimental Designs     146
Section 2     147
Exemplar     147
Profile and Commentary     164
Cohort Research     175
Cohort Studies     175
Exemplar     179
Profile and Commentary     187
Systematic Research Reviews     195
Types of Systematic Research Reviews     195
Integrative Research Reviews     196
Exemplar     201
Profile and Commentary     216
Other Systematic Research Reviews     218
Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines     219
Clarifications     220
Production Process     221
Formats     227
Exemplar     228
Profile and Commentary     236
Evidence-Based Practice     241
Searching for Research Evidence     245
Frame the Issue     245
Searches Evolve     247
Health Sciences Databases     248
Research Evidence Databases     249
Database Searching     251
Reference Lists     258
The Internet     258
Selecting Articles     259
Skill Maintenance     260
Template for Appraising Research Evidence     263
Appraisal in General     263
Synopsis     264
Credibility     265
Clinical Significance     265
Applicability     266
Wrap-up     269
Appraising Recommendations of Clinical Practice Guidelines     271
The AGREE Instrument     271
Synopsis     272
Credibility     272
Clinical Significance     274
Applicability     274
Your Turn     275
Appraising Conclusions of Integrative Research Reviews     279
Synopsis     280
Credibility     280
Clinical Significance     282
Applicability     282
Your Turn     283
Appraising Findings of Individual Studies      287
Broad Credibility Issues     288
Appraisal of the Findings of Qualitative Studies     290
Appraisal of the Findings of Quantitative Studies     293
Applicability     297
Your Turn     298
Across-Studies Analysis     298
Evidence-Based Nursing     305
Professional Action     305
Evidence-Based Care Design     306
The Function of Evidence-Based Protocols     307
Evidence-Based Quality Management     308
Evidence-Based Care     312
Recap     319
Full Disclosure     320
Staff Nurse Contributions     320
Articles Describing Implementation of an E-B Protocol     323
Research-Informal Practice     325
Individual Practice     325
The Information Intersection     328
EBQM Contributor and RIP Practitioner     330
Professional EBP and RIP Behaviors     331
My Ending, Your Beginning     332
Terms Used to Describe Bodies of Scientific Evidence Regarding Interventions     335
22-Step Process for Producing an Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline     337
Evidence-Based Practice Resources and Web Sites      341
Completed Appraisal of a Clinical Practice Guideline's Recommendations     345
Completed Appraisal of an Integrative Research Review (IRR) Conclusions     351
Completed Appraisal of an Individual Study's Findings     357
Completed Findings Table     363
Glossary     365
Index     373
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