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NURS 7608 -- Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice -- Mager

How to: Evidence Based Practice research

Evidence Based Practice Research

What is Evidence-Based Practice?

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is a thoughtful integration of the best available evidence, coupled with clinical expertise. As such it enables health practitioners of all varieties to address healthcare questions with an evaluative and qualitative approach. EBP allows the practitioner to assess current and past research, clinical guidelines, and other information resources in order to identify relevant literature while differentiating between high-quality and low-quality findings. The practice of Evidence-Based Practice includes five fundamental steps.

Step 1: Formulating a well-built question

Step 2: Identifying articles and other evidence-based resources that answer the question

Step 3: Critically appraising the evidence to assess its validity

Step 4: Applying the evidence

Step 5: Re-evaluating the application of evidence and areas for improvement

Information Source: University of Minnesota Libraries. "Evidence-Based Practice" http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/learn/ebp/mod01/index.html

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