Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice / Edition 1

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Overview

This user-friendly resource to evidence-based practice will serve as a guide to implementing evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare. "Real-life" examples assist the reader in actualizing important concepts and overcoming barriers in the implementation of evidence-based care; efficient critical appraisal of both quantitative and qualitative evidence; how to factor in a clinician's expertise and patient preferences/values when making decisions about patient care; chapters on outcomes management and how to create a vision to motivate a change to best practice; chapters on generating both qualitative and quantitative evidence; how to write a successful grant proposal; as well as a chapter on how to disseminate evidence to other professionals, the media, and policy-makers. The text also includes web-alerts that direct readers to helpful internet resources and an accompanying CD-ROM with 40 evidence reviews written by experts in the field that answer burning clinical questions across six specialty areas: adults in critical/acute care; adults in primary care; aging; emergency & trauma care; high-risk children & youth; and psychiatric mental health.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781744775
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 6/18/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 335,745
  • Product dimensions: 9.02 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Table of Contents

Steps One and Two: Getting Started
Making the Case for Evidence-Based Practice
Asking Compelling Clinical Questions
Finding Relevant Evidence

Step Three: Critically Appraising Evidence
Critically Appraising Knowledge for Critical Decisions
Critically Appraising Quantitative Evidence
Critically Appraising Qualitative Evidence
Patient Concerns, Choices, and Clinical Judgment in Evidence-Based Practice

Steps Four and Five: Applying the Evidence
Devising Strategies for Implementing Evidence-Based Practice
Using Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines: Tools for Improving Practice

Next Steps: Generating and Disseminating Evidence Management
Generating Evidence Through Quantitative Research
Generating Evidence Through Qualitative Research
Generating Evidence Through Outcomes Management
Writing a Successful Grant Proposal to Fund Research and Outcomes Management Projects
Disseminating Evidence

Creating a Culture for Evidence-Based Practice
Teaching Evidence-Based Practice
Creating a Vision: Motivating Change Toward Best Practice
Evidence to Guide Best Practice

Translating Research Evidence into Practice: The Best Evidence to Answer Compelling Clinical Questions (On CD-ROM)
Best Evidence to Guide Clinical Practice with Adults in Acute and Critical Care
Best Evidence to Guide Clinical Practice with Adults in Primary Care
Best Evidence to Guide Clinical Practice with Aging Adults
Best Evidence to Guide Clinical Practice in Emergency and Trauma Care
Best Evidence to Guide Clinical Practice in High Risk Children and Youth
Best Evidence to Guide Clinical Practice in Psychiatric Mental Health

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