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Evidence-Based Nursing: The Research-Practice Connection, Second Edition Is A Key Resource Designed To Teach Nursing Students How To Engage In Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). This Text Provides Basic Knowledge Regarding Research Methodology And Gives Students The Confidence They Need To Appraise Published Research Critically. Perfect For Students And Practicing Nurses Without Exposure To Evidence-Based Practice Content, It Addresses Learning Objectives Using An Organized, Easy-To-Read Approach.

The Second Edition Has Been Completely Revised With All New Exemplar Research Articles. It Also Contains Two New Chapters On Asking Clinical Questions Using The PICOT Approach And Participation Scenarios That Describe Specific Ways For Staff Nurse To Participate In Evidence-Based Practice.

Accompanied By A Companion Website Featuring:
* Student Study Guides For Every Chapter, Including Short Answer Questions, Fill In The Blanks, True/False, And Learning Activities
* Full Text Exemplar Research Articles With Accompanying Profiles And Commentaries As Well As Completed Appraisals
* Sample Research Papers Written By The Author, Perfect For Practice Research Appraisals

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN(Slippery Rock University )
Description: This is the second edition of a book providing a basic understanding of research methods and how to incorporate evidence into practice. An access code for an online component is included.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide students with the knowledge they need to develop an evidence-based practice. This is a worthwhile goal, as nurses need to be able to read research reports and to decide whether and how to use the evidence in clinical decision making.
Audience: The target audience is nursing students being introduced to research methods and to how to incorporate the evidence into practice. The author is an evidence-base practice consultant.
Features: Part I of the book describes systematic reviews and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in addition to the major types of research, with examples of each. Part II presents the steps of the evidence-based practice impact model which is used to achieve an evidence-based practice. Several appendixes present terms used to describe scientific evidence, the process for producing an evidence-based clinical practice guideline, an appraisal of a clinical practice guideline's recommendation, appraisal of conclusions of an integrative research review, appraisal of a quantitative study, and a completed findings table. An additional appendix on the appraisal of a qualitative study would have been helpful. The online component for students provides study guides, research articles, sample research papers, animated flashcards, crossword puzzles, and an interactive glossary.
Assessment: This book should be useful to the target audience. Being able to incorporate research into practice is a must for today's nurses and this book provides basic knowledge for this process.
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Reviewer: Michalene A King, PhD, RN, CNE (Robert Morris University)
Description: This is the third edition of a book that seeks to make a connection between research and evidence-based practice.
Purpose: No purpose is explicitly stated, but the author notes, "This book is offered to assist nursing students in acquiring the knowledge required to engage in evidence-based practice, which includes basic knowledge about research methods and knowledge about how to incorporate credible research evidence into practice."
Audience: The intended audience is nursing students.
Features: The book is divided into two parts, one on nursing research and the other on evidence-based practice, but the majority of the book discusses research. Although this part uses exemplars to aid understanding, they are not particularly helpful and, in fact, I found them confusing. I expected them to explain the research discussed, but I could not see a connection between the material in the chapter and the exemplars. The chapter on qualitative research addresses only two methods, but contains a table that describes three methods. However, the appendixes and the glossary are extremely informative.
Assessment: This is the first book I've encountered with the stated purpose of showing a connection between research and practice. The research books I've seen have attempted to incorporate some information about evidence-based practice. Because this book has a section on evidence-based practice, it is needed; however, the research section is disappointing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449624064
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 12/17/2010
  • Edition description: With Online Access Code
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 429
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributor viii

Lead-In ix

Part I Nursing Research 1

Chapter 1 The Research-Practice Connection 3

Research to Practice 3

Evidence Used to Develop Clinical Protocols 4

Evidence-Based Clinical Protocols 5

Short History of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 9

Your Path to Evidence-Based Practice 10

Chapter 2 Research Evidence 15

Types of Research Evidence 15

Going Forward 23

Chapter 3 Reading Research Articles 25

Starting Point 26

Format of Study Reports 27

References 34

Reading Approach 35

Wading In 36

Chapter 4 Qualitative Research 39

Data Collection and Analysis 40

Qualitative Description 43

Exemplar 45

Profile & Commentary 64

Chapter 5 Descriptive Research 69

Natural Conditions 69

Study Variables 71

Target Population and Sampling 77

Surveys 80

Results 80

Exemplar 82

Profile & Commentary 101

Further Learning 106

Chapter 6 Correlational Research 109

Relationship 109

Correlational Design 119

Exemplar 120

Profile & Commentary 133

Chapter 7 Experimental Research 141

Reading Tips 141

Section 1: Understanding Experimental Methods 142

Key Features of Experimental Studies 142

Measurement of the Outcome Variables 151

Limitations of Randomized Experiments 151

Randomized Controlled Trials 152

Quasi-Experimental Designs 152

Exemplar 154

Profile & Commentary: Introduction and Methods 168

Section 2: Understanding Study Results 172

Exemplar 182

Profile & Commentary: Results and Discussion 182

Chapter 8 Cohort Research 189

Cohort Studies 189

Exemplar 193

Profile & Commentary 202

Chapter 9 Systematic Reviews 209

Types of Systematic Reviews 209

Integrative Research Reviews 210

Exemplar 218

Profile & Commentary 238

Chapter 10 Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines 243

Clarifications 244

Production Process 245

Formats 253

Exemplar 254

Profile & Commentary 270

Part II Evidence-Based Practice 275

The Evidence-Based Practice Impact Model 275

Chapter 11 Asking Clinical Questions 279

Triggers 279

Questions Not Answerable by Research Evidence 281

Focus 282

Chapter 12 Searching for Research Evidence Ellen F. Hall 285

Searching for SRs and EbCPGs 285

Sources of EbCPGs and SRs 286

Searching Databases 289

A Final Word and a Few Tips 299

Chapter 13 Appraising Research Evidence 301

Appraisal Systems 301

Appraisal in General 302

Synopsis 302

Credibility 303

Clinical Significance 303

Applicability 304

Counsel 306

Chapter 14 Appraising Recommendations of Clinical Practice Guidelines 309


Synopsis 310

Credibility 310

Clinical Significance 314

Applicability 315

Your Turn 315

Chapter 15 Appraising Conclusions of Integrative Research Reviews 317

Synopsis 319

Credibility 320

Clinical Significance 321

Applicability 322

Your Turn 322

Chapter 16 Appraising Findings of Original Studies 325

Broad Credibility Issues 326

Appraisal of the Findings of a Qualitative Study 328

Appraisal of the Findings of a Quantitative Study 330

Applicability 336

Your Turn 336

Across-Studies Analysis 337

Wrap-Up 340

Chapter 17 Evidence-Based Practice 343

Professional Action 343

Evidence-Based Care Design 344

Prespecification: Evidence-Based Care Protocols 345

Point-of-Care Design: Individualized Care 347

Evidence-Based Quality Management 348

Evidence-Based Care 352

Recap 359

Full Disclosure 359

Chapter 18 Evidence-Based Practice Participation Scenarios 367

Present an Appraisal 367

Make a Poster 368

Present an Idea or Concern 369

Contribute to a Patient Care Conference 371

Chapter 19 Research-Informed Practice 373

RIP Opportunities 374

The Information Intersection 376

Concise EBP Formats 377

My Ending, Your Beginning 380

Appendix A Terms Used to Describe Bodies of Scientific Evidence Regarding Interventions 381

Appendix B 22-Step Process for Producing an Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline 383

Appendix C Completed Appraisal of a Clinical Practice Guideline's Recommendations 387

Appendix D Completed Appraisal of Conclusions of an Integrative Research Review 393

Appendix E Completed Appraisal of the Findings of a Quantitative Study 401

Appendix F Completed Findings Table 405

Glossary 409

Index 419

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