ISBN: 9780702063145
Page Count: 398
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
List Price: $62.95

The Evidence-Based Practice Manual for Nurses - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition

by Jean V. Craig, MSc,PhD, RSCN, RGN and Rosalind L. Smyth, MA, MBBS, MD, MRCP, DCH, FRCPCH
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9780702063145
Page Count: 398
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
List Price: $62.95

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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.

    • 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

    • Help the reader test out and consolidate newly acquired skills and knowledge

    • 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.
  • 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?


  • Jean V. Craig, MSc,PhD, RSCN, RGN, Research Advisor, NIHR Research Design Service for the East of England (Norfolk and Suffolk),
    Norwich Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK and Rosalind L. Smyth, MA, MBBS, MD, MRCP, DCH, FRCPCH, Brough Professor of Paediatric Medicine, University of Liverpool Institute of Child Health, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK