ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Not just another nursing research book. This is a one-stop-shop for both the theory of nursing research and the skills of evidence based practice required by student nurses for registration! Two books in one!
- Clearly linked to the NMC proficiencies on evidence-based practice so students can be assured they are learning the skills they really need.
- Useful for the whole course: develops the academic skills needed to understand and use evidence in assignments, presentations, literature reviews, research proposals and dissertations.
- Gives students the skills to apply evidence to nursing practice and make safe well informed decisions.
- Provides easy to follow guidelines on critiquing the most utilised sources of health care evidence from policies, RCT's, systematic reviews to primary research articles.
- A dedicated Online Resource Centre provides further helpful tips, exercises and features to really help students develop their skills!
To deliver safe and effective patient care student nurses need to find, critique, and use evidence in every day nursing decisions and academic work, Consequently they need a new textbook that goes further than simply explaining research methods. Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Skills has been developed as a one stop shop for research theory and evidence based practice skills for all aspects of the pre-registration nursing course - in both the classroom and on clinical placement.
Taking a logical approach, the authors introduce the role of evidence based practice in nursing before explaining how research is produced and how students can find, read and critique it in order to make informed care decisions. Theory is applied to both academic and clinical work so readers can easily see how to weigh up the evidence before applying it to a nursing decision. Useful for the entire undergraduate course, the content is mapped against the skills required of registered nurses and includes practical advice for completing final year academic assignments.
Written in an easy to read, student friendly manner the authors have brought together trustworthy and reliable advice in a way that's easy to dip into any time you need it- from writing an assignment, devising a nursing plan, documenting your placement learning outcomes, or finding advice on disseminating evidence for practice. This book has been truly designed to help student nurses become evidence based practitioners and to develop their nursing practice.
Online Resource Centre
The Online Resource Centre to accompany Nursing Evidence -Based Practice Skills features:
· Practical tools such as checklists and notes to help students to really
put the theory into practice
· Web links to authoritative sources of research will quickly direct students to the best evidence
· Hyperlinked bibliographies mean readers can easily access the referenced articles in the book
· Our interactive glossary will help newcomers to the subject to understand the language of research
Readership: Primary Readership: Nursing students in first year will find this
core text book highly useful throughout the remainder of the course and beyond.
Secondary Readership: Qualified nurses who wish to incorporate the theory of
EBP into their every day practice.
Edited by Karen Holland, Associate Professor of Nursing, Salford University, and Colin Rees, Lecturer, Cardiff University
"This is an excellent book for the target audience" - Doody's Notes
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1: Introduction: the professional and practical context of research and evidence
based nursing practice
2: Understanding evidence and its utilization in nursing practice
3: Understanding the research process for evidence-based nursing practice
4: Research evidence: Qualitative methodologies and methods
5: Research evidence: Quantitative methodologies and methods
6: Searching and Retrieving Evidence to underpin nursing practice
7: Evaluating and Appraising Evidence to underpin nursing practice
8: Evidence -based practice and its implementation in nursing
9: Utilising research and evidence -based practice in assignment work
10: Dissemination of evidence : writing for publication and presentation of learning activity