The Evidence-Based Practice Manual for Nurses | 2nd Edition
AUTHOR: Craig, Jean V. and Smyth, Rosalind L.
PUBLISHER: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
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The Evidence-based Practice Manual successfully breaks down the skills for evidence-based nursing into manageable components. The reader will learn how to find, critically read and interpret a range of research studies, and will discover optimal approaches to helping patients reach decisions that are informed by the best-available evidence. The more-strategic concepts of developing an organisational evidence-based culture and making evidence-based changes at organisational level are the focus of the final section.
This book will be invaluable both for students and for qualified nurses who are reviewing their clinical practice, developing guidelines or protocols, undertaking systematic reviews, learning about research or carrying out a literature review to inform research.
- Step-by-step guide to finding, appraising and applying research evidence in nursing
- Teaches skills for successfully reviewing published literature:
- formulating a focused question
- developing a search strategy for efficient retrieval of relevant studies
- appraising the retrieved studies
- All examples are relevant to nurses and nursing
- Reflects contemporary nursing issues
- A new chapter on 'Using research evidence in making clinical decisions with the individual patient' provides practical guidance and tools for decision-making
- A new chapter on 'Using evidence from qualitative studies' explains the complexities of qualitative methodologies and methods in a simple, easily understood way
- Online exercises and solutions provide an opportunity to critically appraise studies with the following range of designs:
- qualitative research
- a randomised controlled trial
- a cohort study
- a case control study
- a diagnostic test accuracy study
- a systematic review
- a clinical guideline
- Example solutions are provided, all written by experts in the field.
PUBLICATION DATE: 3/23/2007