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Introduction To Evidence-Based Practice In Nursing And Health Care / Edition 2

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This text provides an introductory perspective of evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare. The need for explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients leads the list of the goals of today’s healthcare leader.

The Second Edition of this best-selling text has been completely revised and updated and contains new chapters on Evidence-based Regulation and Evidence and Innovation.

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Reviewer:Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN(Slippery Rock University )
Description:This authors and contributors discuss the principles of evidence-based practice (EBP) and the application of EBP in 10 areas of nursing practice.
Purpose:The purpose of this book is to provide readers with basic principles of EBP and demonstrate the application in key areas of health care. These are worthwhile objectives since there is a thrust to have EBP underlie appropriate and effective patient care.
Audience:The target audience is nurse leaders involved with EBP. The contributors are experts in their fields.
Features:This book describes the initiation and application of EBP in the following areas: governance, education, technology, workload management, safety, physical environment of healthcare, magnet processes, policy issues, and utilization of evidence in daily practice. Extensive references are provided for each chapter.
Assessment:This book should provide a starting point for discussion about initiating EBP in various areas of clinical practice. With the impetus of EBP to ensure appropriate and effective patient care in the 21st century, this book should move the process toward fruition.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763765422
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 7/31/2009
  • Edition description: 2E
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 355
  • Sales rank: 886,152
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 A new age for practice : creating the framework for evidence 1
Ch. 2 A framework for nursing clinical inquiry : pathway toward evidence-based nursing practice 31
Ch. 3 From nursing process to nursing synthesis : evidence-based nursing education 65
Ch. 4 Linking structure and healing : building architecture for evidence-based practice 87
Ch. 5 Living evidence : translating research into practice 107
Ch. 6 The journey to evidence : managing the information infrastructure 125
Ch. 7 Managing variance through an evidence-based framework for safe and reliable health care 149
Ch. 8 Partnership economics : creating value through evidence-based workload management 183
Ch. 9 Evidence-based practice and health policy : a match or a mismatch? 221
Ch. 10 Creating nursing system excellence through the forces of magnetism 235
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