Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: A Guide for Academic and Clinical Settings

Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: A Guide for Academic and Clinical Settings

Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: A Guide for Academic and Clinical Settings

Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: A Guide for Academic and Clinical Settings

Synopsis

Based on the idea that nursing students and nurses at all levels can contribute to the development of a scientific base for nursing practice by critiquing and questioning guidelines, treatments, and outcomes of their own practice, this book examines the ways in which the teaching and learning of evidence-based practice (EBP) occurs. The book provides useful strategies for educators and facilitates the work of faculty to develop curricula that incorporate EBP and the work of nurses in the clinical setting to implement it.

Excerpt

In this book, we present a compilation of innovative, useful strategies for educators to teach evidence-based practice (EBP), both in academic and in clinical settings. Many of our practicing nurses have not yet had the necessary education to use EBP; this book was written to help nurse educators fill this gap. It was also written to encourage faculty to include EBP in the academic curriculum.

We believe that all professional nurses, regardless of educational preparation, need to be able to practice evidence-based nursing. Foremost, this begins with the ability to ask searchable and answerable clinical questions—in other words, to question one's practice. In order to do this, the following skills and characteristics need to be developed: constant curiosity, knowledge of basic research principles, knowledge of and experience in how to ask relevant questions and the ability to search for and critique the evidence to answer these questions, the application of relevant evidence to practice, and the evaluation of its effectiveness. Anything less is inadequate at this point in our professional evolution. Part of the questioning process is to assess the validity of nursing protocols and procedures that each clinical agency develops to standardize practice. Upon what types of evidence, if any, are they based? At the master's level, students need to learn not only how to assess protocols, but also how to develop them for advanced nursing practice. Knowing how to access, critique, and use the best evidence to do this job is crucial.

This book provides readers with practical strategies from more than 20 distinguished educators who are experienced in teaching EBP to nurses. Part 1 introduces EBP in nursing and our philosophy of teaching it. Part 2 covers the teaching of core principles of EBP for nurses, which can be used in both academic and clinical settings. Parts 3 and 4 describe specific strategies for the academic and clinical settings, respectively.

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