1st Edition

An Introduction to Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare

By Alison Pooler Copyright 2012
    96 Pages
    by Routledge

    96 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.


    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



    Alison Pooler