A Struggle Exists Based Practice ( Ebp ) Into Clinical Care

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A struggle exists in healthcare to implement Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) into clinical care. Implementation of EBP recommendations are important as they are the gold standards of clinical care that result in optimal outcomes for patients. However, the implementation of that care is seldom instinctive and most often rests on the shoulders of the clinical staff, primarily the nurses. Clinical nursing faces the challenge of finding a way to bridge the gap between EBP recommendations and practical clinical practices. The article by White-Williams et al. examined the factors preventing EBP from being implemented by nursing staff. The study collected and analyzed data regarding nurses’ knowledge, attitude, and use of EBP and EBP resources. The conclusions of that analysis place a high importance on attitude as a determining factor of EBP implementation. This essay intends to summarize the methodology, correlations, and conclusions of the White-Williams et al. article. The introduction and background information lays the foundation of the study by first identifying the information to be collected. Supported by previous research studies cited in the introduction, three factors were suggested to determine the successfulness of EBP implementation among nurses: access to EBP learning opportunities, attitude towards EBP being more beneficial than practices previously in use, and follow-through of use of EBP within care provided to patients. Of these factors listed - knowledge,
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