The beginner's guide to Evidence-based Practice for Nursing, Health and Social Care. An Introduction to Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Health aims to help students, educators, mentors and professionals to make sense of knowledge derived from research and how to use it as a basis for making sound decisions about patient care. Covering everything from basic terminology to the application of Evidence-based Practice in your everyday routine, this text is the guide to better practice. Written in a accessible and interactive style, An Introduction to Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Health clearly sets out what Evidence-based Practice is, why it is important and how you can use it successfully to improve patient care. Key Features for success in Evidence-based Practice: * Simply and quickly shows you what Evidence-based Practice is and how you can use it. * Helps you to develop an understanding of the policies driving Evidence-based Practice and professional development. * Regular reinforcement of your learning through integrated Activities and end-of-chapter self assessment. * Extensive references and suggestions for further reading and online research.
* Integrated Glossary keeps you up-to-date with the latest jargon.
Preface Chapter 1: What is Research? Chapter 2: What is Evidence and Evidence-Based Practice? Chapter 3: Why do we need an Evidence Base in our Clinical Practice? Chapter 4: Clinical Guidelines and the need for Clinical Audit. Chapter 5: Change Management in the Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice. Answers to post-test questions Index