Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, Second Edition / Edition 2

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This AJN award-winning text is the only book to teach evidence-based practice (EBP) content grounded in a tested philosophy of teaching and learning. It provides the tools, perspective and context for health educators and practitioners to implement evidence-based care practices and evaluate their efficacy.

Reflecting four years of successful experiences in helping academic agencies understand and implement EBP, this new edition has been reorganized to include updated information and five new chapters. It stresses the importance of mentorship in creating EBP and illustrates how mentorship can be designed and implemented to promote EBP. The text clarifies three principal values:


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826148124
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/16/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 343,404
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Rona F. Levin, PhD, RN (Editor-in Chief), is Professor Emeritus, Felician College, NJ, and Chair, Department of Graduate Studies, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University, NY. A noted scholar and leading member of Eastern Nursing Research Society, she is the co-editor with Harriet Feldman of the previous edition of Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing. Currently, she is developing a new baccalaureate in nursing program for Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University College of Nursing, Saudi, Arabia, through Kaplan, Inc. Recently she directed the PACE/ VNS NY collaboration: The RN Evidence-Based Practice Initiative -- ensuring that nurses and managers/administrators understand EBP practice/research and know how to do it on site throughout NY state (now instituted in six regional alliances). She has served as the Chair of the Foundation of New York State Nurses Center for Nursing Research and has numerous publications in books and peer reviewed journals, is the recipient of many research grants, and presents internationally.

Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Dean, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University. She is a leading figure in nursing education with numerous publications and presentations internationally. She co-founded and co-edited the Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice and was Editor of Nursing Leadership Forum. Her other publications include the first edition of the current book, Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, Educating Nurses for Leadership, and more. Clinical appointments have included Long Island College Hospital, North Shore Visiting Nurse Service, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center all in NY.

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Table of Contents

Biographies for RFL and HRF

Contributing Authors




Introduction to Part I

Part 1: Mentorship: An Essential Component of Creating EBP Champions

1: Defining Mentorship for EBP

2: Mentoring Clinical Champions

3: Mentoring Faculty for Evidence-Based Practice: Let's Work Together

4: Mentoring Preceptors for EBP

Introduction to Part II

Part 2: Evidence-Based Teaching Practices: Let's Practice What We Preach

5: Describing the Practice Area for Improvement

6: Involving Stakeholders in Determining the Clinical Problem: A Learning Activity

7: Teaching Students to Formulate Clinical Questions: Tell Me Your Problems and Then Read My Lips

8: Integration of Critical Thinking and EBP into "Routine" Practice

9: Searching the Sea of Evidence

10: Synthesizing Evidence and Separating Apples from Oranges

11: Evaluating Clinical Practice Guidelines

12 Strategies for Teaching Statistics

13: Teaching Treatment Effectiveness Formulas

14: Determining Sensitivity and Specificity of Assessment Tools for Formulating "At Risk" Nursing Diagnoses

15: Teaching Sensitivity and Specificity for Medical and NP Practice

16: Conducting a Gap Analysis

17: Outcome Evaluation for Programs Teaching EBP

Introduction to Part III

Part 3: Strategies for Creating an Academic Culture for EBP

18: Refocusing the Academic Culture

19: Teaching EBP throughout an Undergraduate Curriculum

20: "Second" Thoughts on Teaching EBP

21: Integrating EBP in Doctoral Education: NYU

22: Integrating EBP into DNP Education: The Pace Experience

Introduction to Part IV

Part 4: Strategies for Creating a Practice Culture for EBP

23: Implementing an EBP Council in a Hospital Setting: NWH

24: Establishing a Questioning Practice Community

25: Implementing an EBPI Improvement Program in a Community Health Agency: The Visiting Nurse Service of New York Experience (Part I)

26: Implementing an EBPI Improvement Program in a Community Health Agency: The Visiting Nurse Service of New York Experience (Part II)

Introduction to Part V

Part 5: Strategies for Crafting Creative Collaborations for EBP

27: Establishing an EBP Alliance: Come Together Right Now

28: Global Partnerships for EBP: Crossing State and National Boundaries


Annotated Bibliography

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