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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.
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Section 1 The context for evidence-based practice
1 Evidence-based practice in nursing
Section 2 Skills for evidence-based practice
2 How to ask the right question
3 Searching the literature
4 Using evidence from qualitative studies
5 Using evidence from quantitative studies
6 Using evidence from systematic reviews
7 Evidence-based guidelines
8 Using research evidence in making clinical decisions with individual patients
Section 3 The process of changing practice
9 Using research evidence to change how services are delivered
10 How can we develop an evidence-based culture?