Evaluating Evidence-Based Practice

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Write a synopsis about the development of nursing research and knowledge. Nursing research is developed on the foundation of evidence-based practice (EBP). Nurse researchers evaluate EBP accordingly to ensure the best practice. Researchers usually use a PICOT question format to develop research questions. The PICOT stands for population, intervention, comparison, outcome, and time. This format helps researchers to answer specific clinical questions that are related to particular scenarios. These scenarios may include intervention, etiology, diagnosis, prevention, prognosis, and meaning. Furthermore, two methods are commonly used in nursing research: quantitative and qualitative methods. Quantitative method research usually measures something, such as percentage of people with a particular disease in a community, whereas qualitative method research can seem imprecise (McCusker & Gunaydin, 2015). In-depth interviewed are commonly used in qualitative method research.…show more content…
These organizations not only provide funding for nursing research but also conduct nursing research. These organizations include, but not limited to, American Nurse Association, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, National Institute of Nursing Research, and International Association of Clinical Research Nurse. I will take the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) as an example here to discuss the HIV/AIDS research improvement. The ANAC is committed to research, exchange information, experience and ideas to improve HIV/AIDS care. ANAC has researched self-care and symptom management in HIV/AIDS care. HIV/AIDS appeared in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) in June 1981 (Flaskerud, 2013). Now, more than 30 years after the first report, nurses are dedicated to develop evidence-based practice to promote optimal care for HIV/AIDS

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