Do your students ever struggle to grasp what exactly constitutes evidence or struggle to see how it applies to practice?
Would you like them to feel more confident about critiquing evidence?
The need for an evidence base for nursing practice is widely accepted. However, what constitutes evidence and how nurses might apply it to practice is not always clear. This book guides nursing students through the process of identifying, appraising and applying evidence in nursing practice. It explores a wide range differing sources of evidence and knowledge, and helps students to develop key skills of critiquing research and using evidence in clinical decision making.
Peter Ellis is Nursing Director at Hospice in the Weald, Pembury, Kent. Prior to this he was Senior Lecturer in Nursing at Canterbury Christ Church University, where he taught on pre-registration, post-registration and Master's level courses. Peter's clinical background is in renal nursing. Peter has taught at universities since 1998 and has particular expertise in research design, evidence-based nursing, renal nursing, leadership and ethics. Peter has been writing on nursing issues since 1990 and is author of four books in the Transforming Nursing Practice series.
Introduction Towards an inclusive model of evidence-based care Sources of knowledge for evidence-based care Critiquing research: the generic elements Critiquing research: approach-specific elements Making sense of subjective experience Collaborative working to achieve evidence-based care Clinical decision-making in evidence-based nursing Getting evidence into practice