The need for an evidence base for nursing practice is widely accepted. However, what constitutes evidence and how nurses might apply it to practice is not always clear. This book guides nursing students through the process of identifying, appraising and applying evidence in nursing practice. It explores a wide range of differing sources of evidence and knowledge, and helps students to develop key skills of critiquing research and using evidence in clinical decision-making. The Second Edition includes practical examples of getting evidence and research into practice, the importance of considering multiple perspectives as evidence, features new material on systematic reviews and secondary research, includes new case studies from each field of practice, has a clearer, colour text design, and presents additional examples, and activities on the Companion Website for the book.
Introduction An Inclusive Model of Evidence-based Care Sources of Knowledge Critiquing Research Making Sense of Subjective Experience Other Perspectives on Evidence-Based Practice Critical Thinking Clinical Decision-Making Getting Evidence into Practice