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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: This book provides a foundational understanding of the steps of evidence-based practice (EBP), explains practical ways for practitioners to implement EBP, and clarifies misperceptions about the implementation of EBP.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a deeper understanding of the paradigm and principles of evidence-based care and to accelerate the use of research findings in practice.
Audience: The audience includes healthcare students, practitioners, researchers, and faculty.
Features: This second edition contains practical information for all levels of practitioners and learners. It includes the foundational steps of EBP for novice learners, chapters for educators on teaching EBP, information on writing successful grant proposals, and chapters on generating qualitative and quantitative evidence. The five new chapters include one on the ethics of evidence use and generation. The book comes with many resources, including resource CD-ROMs for students and instructors, and a test generator, PowerPoint presentations, and image bank for instructors.
Assessment: This is a practical and all encompassing book that is useful for novice to expert researchers. It is full of examples and excerpts from studies and includes rapid critical appraisal checklists, evaluation tables, and synthesis tables. Web alerts direct readers to Internet resources and sites for the latest information. It should be on the must-have list for all hospital and healthcare agency libraries.