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Evidence-based Practice in Nursing

Evidence-based Practice in Nursing

Fifth Edition (Revised and Updated Edition)

November 2022 | 216 pages | Learning Matters

Evidence-based practice is central to safe, high-quality and effective nursing. However, learning how to critique evidence and apply it to practice can be challenging at first. Written in clear, student-friendly language, this book builds your understanding of the terminology, theory and practice of using evidence. Learn how to evaluate different sources of evidence, apply this to your clinical decision making and, ultimately, contribute to an evidence-based culture in your workplace. 

Key features

o   Each chapter is mapped to the new 2018 NMC standards, showing how what you have learned relates to the requirements of a registered nurse             

o   Filled with activities and student case studies to help you understand how to identify, evaluate and implement evidence-based practice

o   Promotes an evidence-based culture in all aspects of nursing practice, supporting your professional identity and development

Chapter 1: What is evidence-based nursing?
Chapter 2: Sources of knowledge for evidence-based care
Chapter 3: Critiquing research: general points
Chapter 4: Critiquing research: approach-specific elements
Chapter 5: Making sense of subjective experience
Chapter 6: Working with others to achieve evidence-based care
Chapter 7: Clinical decision making in evidence-based nursing
Chapter 8: Using evidence in the workplace

This will be adopted due to the nature of the course. Evidence based practice is essential in Nursing and Ellis explains it simply for student nurses whilst elegantly mapping it to the NMC standards. References to other text material are put throughout for students to search for and it is a must for Evidence Based Practice

Mrs Jennifer Reynolds
Nursing (Derby), Derby University
March 22, 2023

an excellent text which explores evidence-based practice in depth. It introduces the reader to the topic and guides them through various applications. This is incredibly useful to undergraduate nursing students especially who will be new to the topic.

Dr Peter McNee
Health, Cardiff University
December 18, 2023

Clear and straightforward language used. The links to the NMC Future nurse: Standards of proficiency make it clear why and how the content is relevant.

Miss angie louise keeling
Nursing, Hertfordshire University
February 22, 2023

Assists with Module learning.

Dr Alison Wadey
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, York St John University
December 14, 2022

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Chapter 3: Critiquing research

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