The Implications Of Evidence-Based Practice In Nursing

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According to Sackett et al. (1996), evidence-based practice (EBP) is “the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. It integrated clinical expertise, patient values and the research evidence.” Historically, care of the patient was mostly affected by authoritative experiences and opinions. However, EBP made a change to emphasis on data-based and clinically relevant studies. EBP became more concerned in clinical setting. “Nurses use critically appraised and scientifically proven evidence to deliver quality care to a specific population.” (Majid et al. 2011) Therefore, it was important to explore facilitators and barriers affecting the effective
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This can help nurse to improve the understandability of research. Nurse can also subscribe the databases such as Medline and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, citing greater efficiency in finding research. Besides, nurse should actively attend academic meetings and seminars, which provided an opportunity to brainstorm with peers and other professional about how to incorporate evidence into practice. They can also join special interest sections or form a network to share their resources that incorporate data collection on interventions. If nurses are unsure of their EBP skills, they can invite an expert in their practice. Try to be a cooperative and supportive colleague was helpful to create a positive research…show more content…
Barriers encountered by nurse include insufficient time and authority, limit knowledge and research searching skills, negative attitude toward EBP, also obstructed by traditional based practice. Organizational barriers include unsupported administration, inadequate resources and no platform for communication and cooperation. In research’s aspect, enormous amount of health care literature, unjustified and foreign language research become resistance to develop EBP. Also, there was a gap between research and practice. However, nurse and organization can acts as a role of facilitators to develop EBP. As a nurse, they can read more journals through some useful databases to improve the understandability of research reports. Actively attend seminars or join some network, and to be a supportive colleagues. Organization can encourage EBP by provides prestige and rewards, increase availability of time and improve financial resources for nurse in scientific activities. Provide platform for EBP discussion. In order to promote positive research climate, arrange EBP training and invite senior mentor to guide the curriculum was
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