Nursing & Health: Evidence-Based Practice
Survival Guide

By Judith Davies
May 2012
Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273745556
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
70 pages, Illustrated
$14.95 Spiral Bound


Taking an evidence-based approach is fundamental to ensuring good clinical practice, but it’s not always easy. This info-packed guide will be an invaluable resource throughout your healthcare or nursing studies and post-registration, helping you to understand the essentials of EBP theory and application, and develop new insights into healthcare practice.

All you need to know on:




Evidence-based Practice: What and Why?

What counts as evidence-based practice?

Hierarchies of Evidence

The Six steps in the evidence-based practice cycle
Step 1: Asking the Question.
Step 2: Finding the Evidence

Boolean Operators

Refining or keeping your search focused

Searching for evidence

Step 3: Appraising the Evidence

Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) - Making Sense of Evidence
Step 4: Interpreting the Evidence
Step 5: Acting on the Evidence
Step 6: Evaluation and Reflection



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