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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405145978
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/25/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.64 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicky Cullum is Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Nursing at the University of York, UK and formerly UK Editor of Evidence Based Nursing.

Donna Ciliska is Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University ,Canada, and Editor, Evidence-Based Nursing

Brian Haynes is Professor and Chair, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Medicine, McMaster University, Canada and Co-ordinating Editor, Evidence Based Nursing

Susan Marks is Senior Research Associate, Evidence Based Nursing.

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Table of Contents

1. Evidence Based Nursing: an introduction.

2. Implementing evidence-based nursing: some misconceptions.

3. Asking answerable questions.

4. Searching for the best evidence. Part 1: where to look.

5. Searching for the best evidence. Part 2: searching CINAHL and Medline.

6. Of Studies, Summaries, Synopses, and Systems: the “4S” evolution of services for finding current best evidence.

7. Identifying the best research design to fit the question. Part 1: quantitative designs.

8. Identifying the best research design to fit the question. Part 2: qualitative designs.

9. If you could just provide me with a sample: examining sampling in qualitative and quantitative research papers.

10. The fundamentals of quantitative measurement.

11. Statistics for evidence-based nursing.

12. Estimating treatment effects: real or the result of chance?.

13. Data analysis in qualitative research.

14. Users' guides to the nursing literature: an introduction.

15. Evaluation of studies of treatment or prevention interventions.

16. Assessing allocation concealment and blinding in randomised controlled trials: why bother?.

17. Clinically useful measures of the effects of treatment.

18. "Double blind, you are the weakest link — goodbye!".

19. Evaluation of systematic reviews of treatment or prevention interventions.

20. Evaluation of studies of assessment and screening tools, and diagnostic tests.

21. Evaluation of studies of health economics.

22. Evaluation of studies of prognosis.

23. Evaluation of studies of causation (aetiology).

24. Evaluation of studies of harm.

25. Evaluation of qualitative research studies.

26. Evaluation of clinical practice guidelines.

27. Closing the gap between nursing research and practice.

28. Promoting research utilisation in nursing: the role of the individual, organisation, and environment.

29. Nurses, information use, and clinical decision making—the real world potential for evidence-based decisions in nursing.

The following are tentative depending on emphasis on implementation:.

30. Clinical practice guidelines.

31. Continuing professional development in Canada and the UK: how evidence-based resources can help.

32. Centres of evidence-based nursing: directions and challenges.

33. Developing organisational systems and culture to support evidence-based practice: the experience of the Evidence-Based Ward Project.

34. Building a foundation for evidence-based practice: experiences in a tertiary hospital

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