Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Skills / Edition 1

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If you need to understand nursing research and apply it to practice, then this is the book for you.

Nursing: Evidence-Based Practice Skills has been developed to provide you with a one-stop shop for nursing research theory and evidence-based practice skills for all aspects of the pre-registration nursing course-including academic study in university and clinical nursing placements in healthcare settings.

Written in an easy to read, accessible, and interesting style the authors have brought together trustworthy and reliable material in a way that's easy to dip into, including:

The role of evidence-based practice in nursing-understanding the 'bigger picture'

The different types of nursing research and how it is produced-learn how to use all forms of evidence

Find, read, and critique research-know what makes the best research and where to find it

Incorporate evidence in all assignments-this book is useful from day one to the very end of the course

Create a nursing plan based on evidence-a step-by-step approach

Disseminate evidence into practice-deliver quality nursing

Achieve and document your placement learning outcomes-maximize your time on placement and impress your mentor

Titles in the Prepare for Practice series have been designed to meet the demands of today's nursing courses. Offering much more than a nursing research book; with a wealth of learning features and additional materials online you'll find the academic and practical skills required to help you with the journey from student nurse to registered practitioner.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This book provides a foundation in understanding nursing research and its role in evidence-based practice (EBP). An accompanying online resource center is available for student and faculty use.
Purpose: The purpose is to help nursing students understand the relevance of research and evidence-based practice. According to the authors, this book provides need-to-know information and how to use this information in evidence-based practice. The authors meet their objective with this very understandable book.
Audience: The target audience is student nurses learning the skills of critiquing nursing research, the skills required of evidence-based practice. It is also aimed at nurses with little knowledge of evidence-based practice.
Features: A unique feature is the walk-through preface that helps readers understand the layout of the chapters. The chapters are written as if the authors are talking to the readers, who have very little knowledge of research or evidence-based practice, and discuss the topics needed to understand these principles. Chapter 1 explains the rationale and layout of the book and chapter 2 details the basic principles of EBP. The basic steps of the research process are described in chapter 3, while qualitative research is the subject of chapter 4 and quantitative research is the focus of chapter 5. Chapter 6 describes searching and retrieving the literature, while chapter 7 deals with evaluating and appraising the evidence. Chapter 8 discusses implementing EBP and its importance. Chapter 9 is unique in the way it helps students understand how research and EBP can be used in written academic assignments. The final chapter covers dissemination of evidence.
Assessment: This is an excellent book for the target audience. It is not a book for learning the details of research; the authors note that readers should consult a traditional nursing research book for this information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199563104
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/18/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Series Editor Karen Holland is Associate Professor of Nursing at Salford University, editor of the journal Nurse Education in Practice and the author of many successful nursing textbooks.
Colin Rees is Lecturer: Adult Nursing and Programme Manager: MSc in Nursing Studies (Germany) at Cardiff University and the author of 'Introduction to research for midwives'.

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Table of Contents

About the authors xiii

1 Introduction Karen Holland Colin Rees 1

2 Understanding evidence and its utilization in nursing practice Colin Rees 18

3 Understanding the research process for evidence-based nursing practice Colin Rees 39

4 Research evidence Karen Holland 68

5 Research evidence Colin Rees 106

6 Searching and retrieving evidence to underpin nursing practice Colin Rees 143

7 Evaluating and appraising evidence to underpin nursing practice Colin Rees 167

8 Evidence-based practice and its implementation in nursing Karen Holland 197

9 Utilizing research and evidence-based practice in assignment work Karen Holland 221

10 Dissemination of evidence Karen Holland 248

Glossary of terms 287

Index 295

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