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Nursing Subject Guide: Evidence Based Practice

Evidence-Based Nursing

Evidence-Based Nursing: A way of providing nursing care that is guided by the integration of the best available scientific knowledge with nursing expertise. This approach requires nurses to critically assess relevant scientific data or research evidence, and to implement high-quality interventions for their nursing practice (NLM PubMed MeSH).

Evidence-Based Practice: A way of providing health care that is guided by a thoughtful integration of the best available scientific knowledge with clinical expertise. This approach allows the practitioner to critically assess research data, clinical guidelines, and other information resources in order to correctly identify the clinical problem, apply the most high-quality intervention, and re-evaluate the outcome for future improvement (NLM PubMed MeSH).

Evidence-Based Practice



Horntvedt MT, Nordsteien A, Fermann T, Severinsson E. Strategies for teaching evidence-based practice in nursing education: a thematic literature review. BMC Med Educ. 2018 Jul 28;18(1):172. doi: 10.1186/s12909-018-1278-z. PMID: 30055612; PMCID: PMC6064179.

Camargo FC, Iwamoto HH, Galvão CM, Pereira GA, Andrade RB, Masso GC. Competences and Barriers for the Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: an integrative review. Rev Bras Enferm. 2018 Jul-Aug;71(4):2030-2038. English, Portuguese. doi: 10.1590/0034-7167-2016-0617. PMID: 30156693.

Mathieson A, Grande G, Luker K. Strategies, facilitators and barriers to implementation of evidence-based practice in community nursing: a systematic mixed-studies review and qualitative synthesis. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2019 Jan;20:e6. doi: 10.1017/S1463423618000488. Epub 2018 Aug 2. PMID: 30068402; PMCID: PMC6476399.

Patelarou AE, Mechili EA, Ruzafa-Martinez M, Dolezel J, Gotlib J, Skela-Savič B, Ramos-Morcillo AJ, Finotto S, Jarosova D, Smodiš M, Mecugni D, Panczyk M, Patelarou E. Educational Interventions for Teaching Evidence-Based Practice to Undergraduate Nursing Students: A Scoping Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Aug 31;17(17):6351. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17176351. PMID: 32878256; PMCID: PMC7503534.

Fiset VJ, Graham ID, Davies BL. Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Nursing Education: A Scoping Review. J Nurs Educ. 2017 Sep 1;56(9):534-541. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20170817-04. PMID: 28876439.

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