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Evidence-based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Evidence-based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Fourth Edition

May 2019 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
What is evidence-based practice and why do we need it?
How do I critique evidence?
How do I use evidence to drive practice?

If you are looking for jargon-free answers to these questions and much more, this is the book for you. 

In Evidence-based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare, the authors use case studies, examples, and theoretical overviews to guide you through the concept of evidence-based practice and provide practical guidance on its utilisation in clinical practice. The new 4th edition has been fully updated to reflect contemporary practice and includes a new chapter on the ‘History and Development of Clinical Academics,’ which looks at clinical academic careers and the impact and benefits this has for nurses and healthcare professionals on their clinical practice. Written to support nurses at pre and post-registration, the book includes an interdisciplinary focus covering health and social care curricula.

Part One: Introducing Evidence-based Practice
Chapter 1: Introduction: What is Evidence-based Practice
Chapter 2: The Nature of Knowledge, Evidence and How to Ask the Right Questions
Chapter 3: Service User and Carer Involvement
Chapter 4: Clinical Judgement and Decision Making
Chapter 5: Finding the Evidence
Part Two: Critiquing the Evidence
Chapter 6: What is Critical Appraisal?
Chapter 7: Critical Appraisal and Quantitative Research
Chapter 8: Critical Appraisal and Qualitative Research
Chapter 9: Systematic Reviews and Evidence-based Practice
Part Three: Making Changes
Chapter 10: Reflection, Portfolios and Evidence-based Practice
Chapter 11: Evidence into Practice: Practice Development, Improvement and Innovation
Chapter 12: Clinical Academic Careers

good base for Nurses

Mrs jen menzies
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University
February 28, 2020

Very comprehensive book - highly recommended for students who find EBP challenging to understand.

Mr Shaun Kershaw
Petroc, Petroc College
November 30, 2020

This publication covers a lot of the topics already considered within evidence based practice. It did not add another dimension for midwifery specific teaching and hence we could not justify adding it to an already busy reading list as a core text. We would recommend for back ground reading.

Mrs Maggie Prain
Department of Midwifery and Child Health, Birmingham City University
November 28, 2019

A well structured book with concepts clearly explained. Very useful.

Mrs Suzanne Jones
School of Health, Northumbria University
August 18, 2019

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