Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, 4th Edition
Equip your students with the fundamentals of EBP and develop their practical skills to help them understand, evaluate, conduct and safely apply research!
Edited by experts Jean Craig and Dawn Dowding, and co-written by authors with extensive clinical and methodological expertise, Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, 4th edition, provides a straightforward guide to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of research to improve quality of care and health outcomes.
Clearly written and rich with practical examples throughout, this market-leading text begins with foundational content and then explains how to ask the right question, search the literature, evaluate – and safely apply - evidence from qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods studies including systematic reviews. Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, 4th edition, also explains how to use evidence-based guidelines and use research evidence in making clinical decisions with individual patients. A concluding chapter explores the challenges of embedding an evidence-based culture within a healthcare environment.
Designed not to overwhelm students who are new to the subject area, this market-leading text comes with a helpful array of online learning exercises for the reader together with a Test Bank, Powerpoint Slides and Image collection for instructors.
- Helps students learn to read and understand research results as a foundation for evidence-based practice
- Easy writing style makes a potentially difficult subject accessible and enjoyable
- Explains how to search the literature and rank it according to the strength of its evidence
- Case studies, scenarios and exercises ‘bring the subject to life’
- Clearly explains the process of critical appraisal – quality of the study, interpretation of the results, and applicability of the findings to individual patients
- Explains the various means of applying data from population studies to the individual
- Offers practical advice on how to communicate risks and benefits to patients
- Contains a glossary of useful terms
- New editorship brings an international dimension to the content
- Includes a new chapter on mixed methods studies
- Expanded discussion of the evaluation of qualitative systematic reviews
- Updated information on the implementation of guidelines and the current role of evidence in healthcare organisational policy
- Now published in full colour throughout
1 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
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 mixed methods studies
7 Using evidence from systematic reviews
8 Evidence-based guidelines
9 Using research evidence in making clinical decisions with individual patients
10 How can we develop an evidence-based culture?
Jean V. Craig, PhD, MSc, RSCN, RGN, Research Advisor, NIHR Research Design Service for the East of England (Norfolk and Suffolk), Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK and Dawn Dowding, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chair in Clinical Decision-Making, Division of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work, The University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK