Translation of Evidence into Nursing and Health Care Practice

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Kathleen M. White, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Sharon Dudley-Brown, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Springer Publishing Company, Aug 24, 2011 - Medical - 280 pages
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The first text of its kind, Translation of Evidence into Nursing and Health Care Practice helps graduate students in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) courses meet the core competency requirements, content, and knowledge of the DNP curriculum. This revolutionary guide focuses particularly on the challenges of translating evidence into practice, one of the DNP course competencies.

Written by nursing faculty who are currently involved in clinical practice and who translate evidence as part of their practice activities, this textbook presents an interdisciplinary application that provides readers with content for both clinical-based and non-clinical based DNP courses. Divided into three main sections, it discusses theoretical and practical challenges to translation of evidence into practice; methods and translation techniques to employ this translation across settings; and related evaluation strategies to demonstrate improvement in practice and clinical care outcomes.

Key Topics:

  • Integration and application of knowledge into practice
  • Leading and evaluating change
  • Leadership strategies for translation
  • Interdisciplinary application across settings
  • Outcomes management for improvement of direct and indirect care
  • Other important features include case studies, suggested activities for application of the content for learning, and an extensive list of references, current web links, and other applicable resources for enhancing graduate student learning.


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Kathleen M. White, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN,

is associate professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She holds a joint faculty appointment in the Hopkins Carey School of Business, is director of the School of Nursing’s Master’s Entry Into Practice Program, and is the track coordinator of the master of science in nursing (MSN) health systems management and of the MSN–MBA (master of business administration) tracks. Dr. White also holds a joint appointment as a clinical nurse specialist (CSN) at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was a member of a collaborative team that developed the widely published, award-winning Johns Hopkins Nursing evidence-based practice model and guidelines. Dr. White was a senior advisor at the Health Resources and Services Administration from 2010 to 2013 where she worked in the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis and the Office of Performance Management. Her numerous practice policy and leadership roles have included serving as the chairperson of the American Nursing Association Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics from 2006 to 2010 and as a member of the Maryland Governor’s Health Quality and Cost Council, the Maryland Health Care Commission’s Hospital Performance Evaluation Guide Advisory Committee, the Howard County General Hospital Board of Trustees, and the Maryland Patient Safety Center’s board of directors, where she served as their inaugural chairperson until 2011.

Sharon Dudley-Brown, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAAN,

is assistant professor, Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Nursing, where she is also codirector of the Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program in Gastroenterology and Hepatology; she works with patients as well as conducts research on patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Dudley-Brown has held several academic appointments, both nationally and internationally, and has worked as a nurse practitioner at several institutions over the past 25 years. She has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and abstracts in the fields of nursing, inflammatory bowel disease, and ulcerative colitis, and is currently a member of several editorial boards, including the

Gastroenterology Nursing Journal

, where she is the online editor. She is an active member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and serves on the National Nursing Initiatives Committee as well as on her local medical advisory committee.

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