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The evidence-based practice manual for nurses /
edited by Jean V. Craig, Rosalind L. Smyth ; forewords by Christine Beasley, Sarah Mullally.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Edinburgh ; New York : Churchill Livingstone, 2007.
description
xviii, 363 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0443102309 (pbk.), 9780443102301 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
Edinburgh ; New York : Churchill Livingstone, 2007.
isbn
0443102309 (pbk.)
9780443102301 (pbk.)
contents note
Evidence-based practice in nursing / Jean V. Craig and Maggie Pearson -- How to ask the right question / Jean V. Craig -- Searching the literature / Olwen Beaven and Jean V. Craig -- Critical appraisal of quantitative studies 1: is the quality of the study good enough for you to use the findings? / Faith Gibson and Anne-Marie Glenny -- Critical appraisal of quantitative studies 2: can the evidence be applied in your clinical setting? / Anne-Marie Glenny and Faith Gibson -- Qualitative research: critical appraisal / Andrea Litva and Ann Jacoby -- Systematic reviews: what are they and how can they be used? / Rosalind L. Smyth -- Integrating research evidence into clinical decisions / Joan Livesley and Michelle Howarth -- Evidence-based guidelines / Lois Thomas -- Implementing best evidence in clinical practice / Lin Perry -- How can we develop an evidence-based culture? / Carl Thompson.
catalogue key
6852581
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Doody's Reviews, July 2008
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Table of Contents
Contributorsp. xi
Foreword to second editionp. xiii
Foreword to first editionp. xv
Prefacep. xvii
The Context for Evidence-Based Practice
Evidence-based practice in nursingp. 3
Introductionp. 4
Evidence-based health care: what is it and why do we need it?p. 4
The evidence-based movement across health carep. 8
Challengesp. 10
A wide range of evidence bases relevant to nursing practicep. 12
The problem of generalisabilityp. 15
When will we get there?p. 16
Skills for Evidence-based Practice
How to ask the right questionp. 25
Introductionp. 26
Information for effective nursing carep. 26
Turning Information needs into focused questionsp. 29
A framework for formulating questionsp. 32
Becoming proficient in asking questionsp. 40
Specific prompts for accessing research evidencep. 42
Prioritising questionsp. 43
Questions for researchp. 43
Questions and research evidence aren't enoughp. 44
Summaryp. 45
Searching the literaturep. 51
Introductionp. 52
Where is research information found?p. 52
Getting helpp. 53
Basic search principlesp. 53
Where to search firstp. 60
Where to search nextp. 65
An example search on the MEDLINE database (PubMed version)p. 66
Common queries regarding searchingp. 73
Tips for more advanced usersp. 75
Searching for a systematic reviewp. 80
The internetp. 83
Critical appraisal of quantitative studies I: Is the quality of the study good enough for you to use the findings?p. 95
Introductionp. 96
Is the quality of the study good enough for me to use the results?p. 98
Assessing the quality of a study that asks a question about the effectiveness of a therapy or interventionp. 104
Assessing the quality of a study that asks a question about the performance or accuracy of a particular diagnostic test or method of assessmentp. 110
Assessing the quality of a study that asks a question about the likely pattern and/or outcome of a particular health problem/diseasep. 116
Critical appraisal in practicep. 120
Summaryp. 122
Critical appraisal of quantitative studies 2: Can the evidence be applied in your clinical setting?p. 127
Introductionp. 128
Deciding whether the results can be applied in your clinical settingp. 129
What do the results of this study mean in my context/for my patients?p. 131
Interpreting the results of studies about the effectiveness of a particular therapy or interventionp. 136
Interpreting the results of studies that investigate the performance or accuracy of a particular diagnostic test/method of assessmentp. 141
Interpreting the results of studies about prognosis or outcome of a particular condition and/or harmp. 146
Summaryp. 149
Qualitative research: critical appraisalp. 153
Introductionp. 154
What is qualitative research?p. 154
Types of qualitative methodsp. 156
Appraising qualitative researchp. 162
How can qualitative research inform clinical practice?p. 175
Conclusionsp. 178
Summaryp. 178
Systematic reviews: what are they and how can they be used?p. 185
What are systematic reviews?p. 186
Cochrane Systematic Reviewsp. 192
Critical appraisal of systematic reviewsp. 193
Understanding meta-analysisp. 194
How can systematic reviews inform practice?p. 201
Integrating research evidence into clinical decisionsp. 209
Introductionp. 210
More than research is neededp. 210
Clinical expertisep. 212
Patient preferences, values and beliefsp. 217
Limited resources for health carep. 227
Conclusionp. 227
The Process of Changing Practice
Evidence-based guidelinesp. 237
Introductionp. 238
Guideline characteristicsp. 238
National or local guideline developmentp. 239
Prioritising topic areas for guideline developmentp. 240
How are guidelines developed?p. 241
Consensus guidelinesp. 246
Example of an evidence-based guidelinep. 249
Appraising published guidelinesp. 249
Adapting nationally developed guidelines for local usep. 255
Patient versions of guidelinesp. 256
Introducing the guideline into practicep. 256
Evaluating the effectiveness of clinical guidelines in nursing and allied health professionsp. 257
Benefits and disbenefits of clinical guidelinesp. 259
Conclusionp. 260
Implementing best evidence in clinical practicep. 267
Introductionp. 268
How is this relevant to me?p. 268
Implementing best evidence - where to start?p. 269
First stepsp. 274
What changes are needed?p. 285
How to implement the changesp. 291
Evaluating the progress and effects of the changesp. 297
Conclusionp. 299
How can we develop an evidence-based culture?p. 305
Introductionp. 306
National imperativesp. 306
What does an evidence-based culture look like?p. 307
Diagnosing the challenges to changing practice - understanding complexityp. 310
How can evidence-based innovation and culture be encouraged?p. 312
How can change happen?p. 316
Real-life examples of changing practice and culturep. 325
Conclusion: culture, practice change and evidence-based health carep. 331
Glossaryp. 339
Indexp. 347
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