Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses
"Janet Barker understands the learning needs of her targeted readership. The text is a straight-forward yet comprehensive approach to evidence-based practice and it would be a valuable resource for students undertaking undergraduate nursing programmes." - Dr. Jennifer Craig, University of York
"A critically important text written with a clarity that communicates considerable knowledge, experience and enthusiasm. 'Evidence-based Practice for Nurses' is not only for students, practitioners and teachers but for every one of us committed to the development of nursing in the 21st century." - Dr. Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead, University of Chester
What is evidence-based nursing? How can I ensure my practice is based on the best evidence?
Understanding what is evidence, how to appraise it and apply it to practice, are essential skills for all nurses. Taking a step-by-step approach, this practical book shows how to identify and evaluate the different types of evidence available and to critically appraise the studies that lie behind them. It also looks at the ways in which findings are integrated into practice, showing how research evidence can be applied to clinical-decision making and the delivery of patient care. Key features include:
- reflective and problem-solving exercises
- chapter summaries
- further reading sections
- self-test exercises and
- glossary of key terms.
Evidence-based Practice for Nurses is an engaging and easy to use book that will help the reader to enhance or change their professional practice. It has been designed to map onto the pre-registration curriculum and will be invaluable reading for all nursing students, as well as practitioners.
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What is EvidenceBased Practice?
2 The Nature of Knowledge Evidence and How to Ask the Right Questions
3 Patients Perspectives and Clinical Judgement
4 Finding the Evidence
Conclusion to Part 1
Part II Critiquing the Evidence
5 What is Critical Appraisal?
6 Critical Appraisal and Quantitative Research
Conclusion to Part 2
Part III Making Changes
9 Moving from Evidence to Practice Development
10 Reflection Portfolios and EvidenceBased Practice
Conclusion to Part 3
Solutions to Word Puzzles
7 Critical Appraisal and Qualitative Research
8 Systematic Reviews and EvidenceBased Practice